Management (MGMT) Courses

MGMT1001 Contemporary Business Management I

This course provides students with the fundamental understanding of business, management and the different disciplines within business. The history of management and the evolution of organizations are examined. The course addresses the different functions of business and management while identifying the impact of business strategy and ethics on stakeholders. Integral to this course is career exploration and development of professional interest. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT1002 Contemporary Business Management II

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply business knowledge within the context of simulations, business projects and/or business cases while developing personal and professional planning skills, as well as written and oral communication skills. The appropriate use of decision-making frameworks and best practices to stimulate creativity and innovation are reviewed. Students are introduced to the concepts and skills associated with management, group facilitation, team development and leadership as applied to contemporary business issues.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT1001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT2001 Human Resource Management

This foundation course provides students with knowledge, skills and understanding of human resource management and workforce development. Students learn about major human resource functions and how each impacts the performance of the organization. Organizational psychology and management research informs students' understanding of how best to manage human resource functions.
Prerequisite(s): FSM1001 or HOSP1001 or MGMT1001 or SEE1001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT2020 Organizational Behavior

This course surveys current concepts regarding organizational and behavioral theory. Focus is on the roles of individuals and teams and their impact on the contemporary business environment. Students explore how leaders and employees act and react to various challenges. A particular emphasis is placed on employee development in an ever-changing, global work environment. Topics include learning, motivation, leadership, communications, interpersonal relationships, personality and culture, and their impact on job performance, organizational commitment and organizational performance.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT2030 Operations and Supply Chain Management I

This course acquaints students with the fundamentals of operations and supply chain management in both the manufacturing and service sectors. The course recognizes the changing face of operations from an internally focused supportive function to a strategic part of the enterprise value chain. Topics include the supply chain model, product and process design, project management, process analysis, total quality management, and sustainability.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT1001, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT2040 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

This course examines the dynamic field of production and the management of the entire supply chain. Major areas of study include purchasing's role in the organization, global sourcing, new models for supplier involvement and management, and new product development. The role of purchasing and total quality management is a pervasive theme throughout the course. Students are exposed to the theoretical and practical issues to prepare them for the National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) certification exam.
Prerequisite(s): ENTR1001 or MGMT1001.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3005 Workforce Planning and Deployment

This course explores the human resource processes of workforce planning, including sourcing, recruiting, hiring and retaining and mobilizing talent within the organization. Subtopics include developing and evaluating sources of talent, succession planning, and the legal environment's impact on such managerial actions.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3015 Labor Relations

This course explores labor relations within organizations and the processes used to clarify and manage relationships with employees, specifically in unionized environments. Emphasis is on assessing how union, governmental and workforce policies, practices, history and functions relating to labor management in the public and private sectors affect business and human resource management.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3030 Managerial Technology

This course surveys the relationship of technology with the managerial process, strategic competitiveness, operational effectiveness and the business enterprise. The course explores technologies typically available to business managers, and how those technologies can be leveraged to increase organizational and professional success. Students are also exposed to approaches and managerial practices through demonstrations, case studies, simulations and experience-based exercises.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1003 or FIT1040, MGMT2030. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3035 Operations and Supply Chain Management II

This course expands on students' knowledge of operations and the supply chain by introducing students to qualitative and quantitative methodologies used by operations and supply chain professionals. The course covers key concepts in the areas of forecasting, capacity, utilization, scheduling, inventory management, and planning including MRP and ERP. Students apply these concepts and their associated methodologies to common problems faced by organizations.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1035, MGMT2030. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3040 Process and Quality Management

This course thoroughly examines the concept of quality management as well as tools and approaches used to manage quality improvement efforts in organizations. Students are exposed to the theoretical and practical issues to prepare them to initiate quality and process improvements in their business careers, suitable for operations management and other functional professionals.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030, MATH2001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3045 Logistics

This course acquaints students with the basic concepts of product distribution and the terminology used in the logistics field. The course recognizes the changing face of logistics from an internally focused supportive function to a strategic part of the enterprise value chain. Students learn the process of planning effective product distribution and discuss methods of transportation and traffic management techniques. Emphasis is on the following major areas: the supply chain model, product and process design, project management, inventory and inventory management, warehouse management, global logistics and sustainability and risk management.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3050 Compensation, Benefits and Total Rewards

This course explores the dynamic profession of compensation, benefits and total rewards management. Topics are explored through the perspective of the human resources professional, which provides a view of the ever-changing world of employee reward development, government and regulatory changes, and expectations of both the employer and employee in a competitive business arena.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3055 Procurement

This course acquaints students with the basic concepts of purchasing and supply chain management. Emphasis is on the organization and operation of the procurement department, principles and procedures in purchasing processes, strategy, and planning (ERP, MRP, WMS, etc.). This course covers price considerations, quality, commodity management/sourcing, the negotiation process, legal aspects in purchasing, social responsibilities/ethics, supplier selection, supplier management and e-commerce/technology management.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030. (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3060 Training and Development

This course explores training and development in a competitive global business environment. The course reviews research findings that support training and development as an essential component of effective business performance. Students explore the relationship between business strategy and strategic training and development, as well as the relationship between learning theory and effective training and development. Students design and deliver training in the classroom setting.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2001. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT3070 Special Topics in Human Resource Management

This course is a forum for special issues and emerging areas within the field of human resource management. Students examine current research and commentary on the selected special topics. Practical skill exercises (such as in-class exercises), case studies, site visits and visiting experts in the field enhance learning. Students apply theory and concepts from earlier coursework, and benefit from the opportunity to think critically and assess current human resource issues.
Prerequisite(s): Two of the following: MGMT3005, MGMT3035, MGMT3050, MGMT3060. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT4001 Process Planning and Control

This course offers a quantitative approach to operations and supply chain management problems. Key areas of focus include the management of waiting lives, forecasting, inventory, location/scheduling and project management. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of tools and techniques to solve problems such as linear programming and other methodologies widely used in business settings.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT2030 or MGMT3035, MGMT3040. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT4020 Strategic Management

This course provides students with the fundamentals of business strategy. The first part of the course addresses environmental analyses and the tools used to assess these environments. The second part of the course addresses the different strategies a firm may choose at both the firm- and business unit-level, and how the chosen strategic position is strengthened through internal alignment. The third part addresses the theories behind developing sustainable competitive advantage. Leadership and corporate ethics are also discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Senior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT4030 Senior Business Capstone

This capstone course requires students to synthesize knowledge gained from previous coursework in business strategy, operations, finance, production, marketing, information technology, human resource management and corporate social responsibility to make decisions in a simulated business environment.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT4020, senior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT4050 Contemporary Issues in Operations and Supply Chain Management Strategy

This course examines the operations and supply chain function as an organization's source for developing a sustainable, competitive advantage. The concept of operations is viewed from the perspective of the firm's entire value chain. The impacts of technology, globalization and contemporary issues are examined in depth. Through the use of business cases and/or simulations, students apply operations management techniques and tools to determine strategies and make operational and supply chain decisions.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT4020, senior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT4070 Strategic Human Resource Management

This capstone course focuses on the strategic deployment of human capital to support organizational strategy. Students engage in case study and team exercises to develop human resource strategies and arguments to advocate for their implementation. Students are asked to assess the competitive environment and align human resource systems behind these strategies while building a high-performance work system. Students are also asked to identify the appropriate changes within the human resource systems to support day-to-day operations.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT4020, senior status. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT4099 Management Internship

The Management Internship offers students an experiential learning opportunity to experience the management of an authentic business. Students study firsthand the challenges, nuances and everyday expectations associated with a variety of management functions within a business. They are expected to apply previous management course work and research to onsite tasks. Through the internship and reflective assignments, students improve their understanding of what it takes to manage a business. The internship provides students with knowledge of the particular demands and expectations specific to managing a business. Students gain academic credit for work experience in management.
Prerequisite(s): To be eligible for this internship, students must: 1) maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 during the entire pre-program application process, 2) have completed 90 hours of course work, 3) have appropriate elective credit available, and 4) have the sponsorship of a faculty advisor.
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5-13.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT5575 Operations Management

Operations Management (OM) is an area of study that impacts the manufacturing and service industries. This course provides students with a broad introduction to the field of operations management in a realistic and practical manner. The course blends accounting, industrial engineering, management science, and statistics to assist in solving real-world operations management problems. The course integrates case studies in many of the operations management areas of study, such as product design, quality, globalization and inventory control.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT5800 Effective Leadership

This course reviews how mid- to upper-level managers can become effective leaders by drawing on knowledge of the major concepts, theories and skills used in the field of organizational behavior. A major focus of this course is on developing leadership diagnostic and problem-solving skills through numerous analyses of situations that mid- to upper-level executives are likely to encounter and require their attention. Throughout this course, particular emphasis is placed on the ethical, international and multicultural dimensions of organizational leadership. Students conduct research on selected topics in the fields of leadership and organizational behavior. Students also participate in a wide variety of self-assessment exercises that will help them better understand what they need to do next to become more effective leaders.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5500 or RSCH5500 or RSCH5700. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT5900 Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law

The focus of this course is to challenge students in making difficult and necessary ethical choices on the basis of limited information and frequent conflicting values. In their future roles as professionals in a chosen field, students face moral temptation and ethical dilemmas that resist easy answers or simple formulas for action. A major goal of this course is to develop an analysis of the important role of all stakeholders in a corporation. The firm's interaction with its environment, navigation through national and international laws reconciling various legal obligations, and impact as it discharges its responsibility to the world and local community is extensively shared through case studies and community service projects.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of required foundation courses. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6000 The Leader as Coach

This is an advanced management course that enables students to gain competence in the specific techniques that effective leaders use to empower their workforce through coaching. Students learn the fundamental theories of coaching through selected readings and class presentations, and use this knowledge to engage in experiential exercises. During these exercises, students receive feedback on their technique. Once competence is gained in fundamental skills, students are encouraged to develop their own personal method of coaching and to adapt their style of coaching to different situations. Particular emphasis is given to dealing with cultural issues encountered when coaching a global workforce. Students conduct research through self-assessments and group projects on selected topics in coaching.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5500 or RSCH5500 or RSCH5700, MGMT5800.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6030 Entrepreneurship

This advanced management course enables students to gain competence in the specific techniques used by successful entrepreneurs. This course examines entrepreneurial myths and realities, as well as the concept of corporate entrepreneurship.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5500 or RSCH5500 or RSCH5700, MGMT5800. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6056 Contemporary Leadership Issues and Strategies

Building on concepts and skills acquired in our core leadership course (MGMT5800), this is an advanced leadership course that explores in depth the topic of how to deal with the multifaceted nature and challenges of contemporary leadership. Key themes in this course include identifying contemporary leadership issues and exploring the pros and cons of using different strategies to address these issues. The primary emphasis is on learning techniques that students can use to continue to develop their leadership skills as they progress in their respective careers. Employing a seminar/workshop format, students are required to research strategies for dealing with important contemporary leadership issues that they will pursue in depth and then present to the class. By the conclusion of this course, students are required to describe in writing the particular strategies, skills and sensibilities that they will need to continue to develop in order to fully realize their potential as leaders.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5500 or RSCH5500 or RSCH5700, MGMT5800. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6075 International and Comparative Employment Law

This course examines the labor and employment law of various countries important to the global economy at the beginning of the 21st century. Regional trade agreements such as NAFTA and the European Union are also analyzed as well as international labor standards promulgated by the International Labor Organization. Key employment issues for comparative analysis include such areas as individual employment, unions and collective bargaining, discrimination and privacy.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT6123.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6123 Contemporary Human Resource Issues and Strategies

This course reviews how mid- to upper-level managers working collaboratively with human resource specialists in both domestic and international organizations can address traditional human resource concerns (employee recruitment, selection, training, motivation, compensation and performance appraisal) within the context of strategic planning. A major focus of this course is on developing diagnostic and problem-solving skills through participating in numerous analyses of the kinds of human resource issues that mid to upper level executives are likely to encounter. Students conduct and present in-depth research on selected topics in the field of human resources.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6210 Project Management

This course covers all knowledge areas in the project management body of knowledge (scope, schedule, budget, risk, procurement, communication, human resources and quality) and combines theory with practice. Students analyze real-world project scenarios and apply concepts of knowledge areas, tools and techniques to create concrete project management artifacts and solve typical problems that arise in business. This course provides industry best practices and current trends, going beyond the standard project management textbook material. Students work in teams to experience project management situations and practice leadership, communication and negotiating skills.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5800.
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6310 Designing & Managing Supply Chains

This course examines the logistics management and components, design and operations, and administration and risk of supply chains, including technology. Areas covered include supply chain theory and practice, logistics and planning, procurement and buying, information management, inventory management, transportation infrastructure, network and operations design, and performance and risk measure. Upon completion of the course, students have an overall understanding of how to build and operate an efficient supply chain and understand the individual components of the chain.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5575. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6320 Global Strategic Sourcing

In this course, students learn to design, build, evaluate and manage a global sourcing network for a business. Focus includes theories of how strategic global sourcing benefits the firm including make/buy analysis, supplier evaluation and other key aspects. The majority of the course examines the components of global sourcing networks and how to build and combine these components into a full strategic sourcing supply model.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5575. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6330 Global Logistics

This course examines the practice of global logistics. Students learn the aspects of current logistical practices, how logistics incorporates information technologies, the impact of logistics on financial measures of the firm, and how logistics are used in inventory management, facility location, warehouse operations and transportation management. Focus is on logistics in the global market; special attention is given to the application and understanding of international issues in the field.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5575. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6340 Lean Production and Quality Control

This course examines various quality control techniques and methods with a concentration on achieving lean efficiency in all areas of operations. Areas covered include lean thinking, value-stream mapping, Gemba Kaizen, continuous process improvement methods, Kaikaku methods, work flow analysis, and error proofing operations and supply chains. Upon completion of the course, students are prepared to take the Lean Bronze Certification Exam.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT5575. (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6800 Business Policy and Strategy

This interdisciplinary capstone core course focuses on how to create, identify and manage competitive advantage within an organization. Students are encouraged to use skills and insights developed during prior coursework as they strategically analyze contemporary business issues and cases. Throughout the course, particular emphasis is placed upon developing both a strategic perspective and a global viewpoint. Students formulate strategies and tactics that are appropriate for the different organizations under consideration. Readings, exercises and class discussions focus on real-world examples of strategic issues that students are likely to encounter as managers of organizational units. Tools and techniques for performing strategies analyses and stimulating innovative problem solving in a highly competitive global environment are covered in detail. Students complete a major comprehensive project that is graded collaboratively.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of required core courses. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

MGMT6810 Graduate Seminar in Strategic Management

This elective seminar offers a review and discussion of the contemporary literature on management and strategy using source documents from the most recent professional publications and academic research. Students conduct and present in-depth analyses of selected topics in management science, including relevant research from organizational and social psychology. Through readings and discussions, students become familiar with evidence-based approaches that can lead to better decision-making processes. The wisdom of many management fads and conventional wisdom are questioned through examinations of the research in those areas.
Prerequisite(s): MGMT6800 (or concurrent). (OL)
Offered at Denver, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours