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Fall 2013
Apr 20, 2014
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MGMT 261 - Introduction to Management
This course is an introduction to the basic tasks, functions and responsibilities of managers and the overall environment in which managers and organizations must operate. Areas covered include the planning, organization, and leadership of activities and the context (internal and external) in which managers work to discharge their responsibilities effectively.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 364W - Crt Managerial Decision Making
Develops analytical thinking skills and designed to make students better decision-makers. Provides students with the opportunity to identify, infer, analyze, and apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to an organization. Great emphasis is placed on preparing students to think like managers who can deal clearly, rationally, and creatively in a dynamic workplace. In addition, it addresses formal, optimal models as well as behavioral descriptive models. Students will consider risk, decision and outcome evaluation, and assessment of arguments on opposing sides. Equips students with concrete skills in critical thinking and decision making that will allow them to identify, interpret, evaluate and solve organizational problems, as well as provide necessary strategic direction.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
University Core Writing Intens

MGMT 365 - Global Business, Govt and Soc
This course seeks to present an integrated overview of the social, ethical, legal, regulatory, political, technological, environmental and international constraints, opportunities, and responsibilities facing business organizations and business managers. In particular, the focus is on corporate manager and business decision-making in the context of a domestic and international business environment. Organizational stakeholders, individuals or groups that affect or are affected by the business organization, are targeted in an understanding of their interests, power, and coalitions – that is, their salience – and how business managers may better manage these stakeholders in cooperative engagement for the betterment of business, and the civil society.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 366W - Behavior in Organizations
This course is an applied treatment of organizational behavior. Students learn a number of theories, concepts, and applications regarding authentic leadership and managerial skills. Topics covered include motivation, personality, perception, group dynamics, team-building, managing diversity, performance appraisals, leadership, communication, decision-making, conflict, organizational politics, power, change, organizational development, and the international aspects of behavioral management.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
University Core Writing Intens

MGMT 368W - Business Ethics & Glbl Citizsh
This course discusses the relevance of social needs in developing a sense of ethics, the need for personal ethics in business decisions, and the importance of a shared sense of values in developing productive work communities. The emphasis throughout is on practical issues facing people in business. The discussions of ethical issues are used as a forum for developing business communication skills.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
University Core Writing Intens

MGMT 445 - International Management
This course is a study of multinational companies' structures, strategies and management processes. The course includes a thorough understanding of international management, competent awareness of cultural diversity and development of decision making skills in multinational settings.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 451 - Foundations of Leadership
This course provides an overview of topics and experiences relevant to the development of individual leadership potential. A primary goal of this course is to show how effective leadership can be nurtured and developed in individuals. Students will have an opportunity to practice leadership skills and receive feedback on their leadership styles in one-to-one, as well as group settings. This course is directed towards making students think, act, and become effective leaders in today's corporate society.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 452 - Leadership in Teams
This course, second in a series of courses focusing on leadership development, emphasizes team or shared leadership development. Team leadership is viewed as leadership "in" and "of" teams, primarily in work organizations. Leadership roles in teams may be fulfilled by one or more individuals or shared leadership may occur. Beginning with an emphasis on an individual leading a team of individuals, participants over time learn how to distribute leadership within their teams. Focuses on various types of teams in a variety of organizations and examines the influence of context, culture, individual values, and technology on the emergence and effectiveness of team leadership.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 453 - Leading Change
Leading Change in Organizations provides the capstone experience in the Leadership and Change Management program. The course is a theoretical and applied treatment of the most challenging task for organizations in the new millennium. The intent is to develop the capacity in students to consult with organizations on strategic leadership and purposive-change management practices. Students develop a "systems perspective" to bring about change in organizations and understand the roles played by leadership at all levels to champion the change that leads to positive outcomes. Students learn a number of theories, concepts, and techniques related to applying the leadership and change management process to organizations, both large and small.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 454 - Leadership and Ethics
This course builds upon students' skills developed in the foundation Leadership and Change Management major course requirements and seeks to translate these skills into leadership in action. Primarily through a service learning opportunity, students are expected to demonstrate their leadership, team, and change management skills in a community-based field project. In addition, through case studies, biographies and field exploration, students are able to recognize the importance of ethical leadership and ethical leaders for the success of any organization and seek to develop sensitivity toward the interdependence that exists between business organizations and the community and residents they affect. This course emphasizes an introspective approach to understanding each student's leadership style.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 455 - Sustainable Enterprise
Explores changing patterns of life on earth for humans and other living species, directly relevant to the role of mangers and the business organizations in society. Drawing insights from interrelated fields, such as ecology, sociology and business disciplines this course will ask the following questions: What is sustainability? What constitute long-term solutions for business organizations to address some of the big sustainability problems we face today? What do managers need to know about themselves, society, business and the natural world to understand how sustainability is achieved? Students in this course will explore the idea of corporate ecology and explore the notion of sustainability through in-class discussion, readings, films, research, cases and simulations
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 456 - Strategic Project Management
Provides an overview of project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, various techniques of planning, control, and evaluation. At the organizational strategic level, the course examines the influences of organizational structures and organizational behaviors in projects as well as aligning a project’s goals and objectives with the organization’s goals and objectives. Analysis at the operational level includes the nature of global and cross-functional projects and project teams, how project teams are used to accomplish continuous improvement and to significantly change the organization, and the considerations of stakeholders in the entire project management cycle. Greater detail at the operational level addresses implementation issues, optimizing the value of a project management group within the organization, and improving individual performance within a project group. Provides a comprehensive framework for effective project management strategically aligned and executed across an organization. This course is a senior-level course that progressively and collectively builds on the skills and competencies of communication, decision making, stakeholder management, and leadership.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 460 - Strategic Human Resource Mgmt
Explores the strategic role, technical functions and services provided by an organization's personnel/human resources department. Among the topics covered are: human resource planning, recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, training, compensation, occupational health and safety, employee rights, labor unions, and equal employment opportunity issues.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 461 - Social Entrepreneurship

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 463 - Honors Thesis in Management
Designed as an independent research project, whereby students are expected to write and defend a thesis of publishable quality on a management topic of their choice using constructs and methods learned through the curriculum in the major. Since this course is the capstone to the management major, students are to offer theoretical and practical links beyond what is taught in their coursework. If students choose to conduct an empirical study, proper research design and methodology should be used.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

MGMT 493 - Independent Scholarly Study
Student must initiate an original research project in a field of business of his choice. The project is then scrutinized by a Committee of three faculty members. If the project is approved, the Dean will choose a faculty member as director of the project. The project must be completed within an academic semester. This course is open to students in all concentrations in the School of Business. Prerequisite: Student must qualify as a University Scholar.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Business Department

MGMT 499W - Strategic Management
This is the capstone course of the undergraduate business curriculum. It utilizes top-level, comprehensive organizational case studies as the primary tool to provide an interactive educational experience. This course is a comprehensive examination of the students' entire business education, requiring the utilization and integration of the important concepts studied in all other business courses. Strategic management provides students with the opportunity to: 1)improve the system skills needed to integrate knowledge from all the functional areas of business, 2)build the cognitive skills needed to diagnose strategic organizational problems competently, 3)develop the imaginative skills needed to brainstorm possibilities and find creative solutions, 4)sharpen the interpersonal skills needed to work effectively in group settings, and 5)strengthen the persuasive skills needed to communicate effectively and successfully defend their decisions in both oral and written forms.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
University Core Writing Intens


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