Graduate Management Courses

MGT 510 Principles of Mgt Information Systems.  Management information systems (MIS) are critical to the success of modern organizaitons.  This course provides an introduction to fundamental MIS princiles and concepts and the role and importance of information systems in supporting organizational processes and strategies.  Offered every semester.  Two credits.

MGT 561 Production and Operations Management. Develops a knowledge of the technical and quantitative aspects of operations management and competitive positioning. Emphasis is placed on applying management science and operations management tools/techniques such as project management, forecasting, investor control, and quality management to solving buisness problems in manufacturing and service environments.  Equivalent to MGT 366.  Offered fall and winter semesters. Two credits.

MGT 632 Contemporary Communications for Managers. Provides a theoretical model for interpersonal communication and applies the model in a variety of written and oral, verbal, and nonverbal exercises. Three credits.

MGT 633 Management of Human Resources. Topics include employee evaluation and development, resistance to change, discipline, affirmative action, safety and health, rewards and compensation. A major course goal is the development of an administrative point of view for the purpose of achieving organizational objectives through the efforts of others. Prerequisite: BUS 631 or equivalent. Three credits.

MGT 635 Planned Change and Organizational Development. Addresses issues of individual, group, and organizational change from a strategic, problem-solving perspective. Strategies for changing organizational culture, enhancing creativity, building teams, and dealing with dysfunctional aspects of planned change are presented. Prerequisite: BUS 631. Three credits.

MGT 637 Problems in Labor-Management Relations. Intensive analytical probe into areas of problems between unions and management, public and private sector. Problems include discipline and discharge, wages, discrimination, contract interpretation, safety, working conditions, arbitration, and mediation. Prerequisite: BUS 631. Three credits.

MGT 638 International Human Resource Management. Focuses on the issues and dimensions of human resource management practices that confront firms operating in a global environment. Topics include: recruitment and selection of international employees, dimensions of international training and development, issues in international performance appraisal, and international compensation and labor issues. Prerequisite: BUS 631. Three credits.

MGT 661 Operations Management. An examination of complex problems encountered in managing production operations. Use of advanced techniques and systems in the planning, decision-making, controlling, and revising of production plans in real-world manufacturing and service environments. Prerequisite: 561. Offered fall and winter semesters. Three credits.

MGT 664 Total Quality Management. A marked shift has occurred in the philosophy of managing quality in the nineties. The "strategic" dimension has gained precedence over the "technical" dimension. This practical course walks students through strategic and technical tools and techniques of quality management that underscore the essentials of the new philosophy. Prerequisites: 661 or 366. Three credits.

MGT 666 Operations Strategy. Development and implementation of operations strategy and the integration of this strategy with the corporate, business, and other functional strategies of both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include decisions involving plant location and capacity, systems design, productivity management, and implementation of specific operations strategy such as quality, price, flexibility, technology, time, and product differentiation. Three credits.

MGT 667 Service Management. Provides an examination of operating activities in service industries. Emphasis on the principles of design, operation, and control of service delivery systems. Lectures, cases, and assignments focus on such topics as service system design, client interfaces, capacity planning, inventory management, customer service, and quality control. Three credits.

MGT 668 Tools of E-Commerce. An introduction to fundamental tools of electronic commerce. Students will be exposed to tools typically used in creating high-impact applications. Topics include HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, Java applets, multimedia, and simple Web-based programming. The emphasis will be on increasing awareness and understanding of these tools in successful e-commerce activities. Prerequisite: When taken as part of the E-Commerce Certificate Program, this course will co-requisite with MKT 652, MKT 654, and MKT 661. Three credits.

MGT 669 Process Analysis and ERP Systems. Emphasizes business processes and their place in the modern business organization. Incorporates concepts, tools, techniques, and skills needed to identify, analyze, and redesign business process. Explores SAP's R/3 to determine fundamental work processes supported in SAP''s standard client. Offered fall semester. Three credits.

MGT 672 Creativity and Entrepreneurship. Examination of personal barriers to creativity and entrepreneurship, and of characteristics and the roles of entrepreneurs in society. Each student completes a business plan to be judged for an award by professionals. Issues of franchising, purchase of a firm, and corporate entrepreneurship are considered. Prerequisites: FIN 522 and MKT 551. Offered fall semester. Three credits.

MGT 673 Small Business Management. This course is about the reality of operation of a small enterprise. Students will meet owners in class and join them at work. Broader issues of ethical pressures, family transitions, and building the organization's culture will also be considered. Course is not a basic introduction to operational aspects but builds on that knowledge. Prerequisites: FIN 522 and MKT 551. Offered winter semester. Three credits.

MGT 677 Professional Ethical Problems and Perspectives. A study of ethical problems commonly encountered in business, the professions, and public service. Topics include moral responsibility of the manager in business and public service; economic justice; business practices such as pricing, hiring, advertising; profit-determination and gifts; relationship between organizational and personal goals and values; ethical codes and laws covering illegal or unethical behavior, social responsibility of corporations and public agencies; government corruption and conflict-of-interest problems. Three credits.

MGT 680 Selected Topics in Management. Analysis and discussion of advanced topics, contemporary problems, new or controversial topics. Specific topics will reflect interest of students and instructors. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Three credits.

MGT 699 Independent Study. Independent research in the student's area of interest, supervised by a member of the Seidman faculty and culminating in a written and oral report. Written permission of supervising faculty required. One to three credits.

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