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Courses in Business Administration

MG 237 Organizational Behavior (4)
An orientation toward understanding the forces that affect behavior in organizations so their effects may be predicted and guided toward more effective organizational functioning and the satisfaction of organizational members.

MG 280 The Business of Sport (4)
An overview of the business aspects of professional and amateur sports. Topics covered include league structure and operation, sports marketing, pricing, media, agents and contracts. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. AC 231 would be beneficial but not required.

MG 315 Business Ethics
Consideration of the problem of determining the rules which should govern the relationship between industry and government, a company and its customers, and management and employees.

MG 354 Marketing (4)
Emphasizes the concepts of planning, organizing, controlling and decision making as they are applied to management of the marketing function. Attention is given to the marketing environment, consumer behavior, marketing research, product management, distribution, promotion and pricing policies. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

MG 355 Sports Promotion (4)
An examination of the field of promotion, with a focus and applications into the sports industry. Topics covered include advertising, sales promotion, ticketing, sponsorships, and social media.

MG 357 Business Law (4)
This course is designed to provide students with a general overview and introduction to the American legal system, both procedural and substantive, with an emphasis on civil law. Topics include: the courts, trial procedure, torts, personal property, real property, insurance, contracts, and contemporary issues.

MG 359 Human Resource Management (4)
Study of concepts and methods used by the HRM unit in building and maintaining an effective work force in profit and nonprofit organizations. Topics include recruitment, selection, training, wage and salary administration, job design and EEOC. Offered spring semesters.

MG 364 Management (4)
The study of the managerial process in an organizational setting with emphasis on decision making, planning, organizing, and controlling; including discussion of motivation, leadership, communication and group dynamics in an organizational context. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

MG 371 International Business (4)
An understanding of international business is important in today’s global economy. This course explores the application of core business concepts in a global context. Topics include culture, political and economic systems, marketing, and global operations.

MG 425 Management Information Systems (4)
Introduction to the management of information within an organization: planning, organizing, and controlling of effective information and accounting systems. Topics include analysis of available hardware and software, data base management systems, and development and management of an information system. (Cross listed with MI 425) Prerequisite: junior standing.

MG 426 Operations Management (4)
Introduction to production and operation management including: forecasting, capacity and material planning, inventory control, production and shop scheduling, quality control, work management, special techniques including PERT, linear programming, MRP, EOQ, and the design and location of facilities. Open to junior and senior majors.

MG 454 Marketing Management (4)
Marketing Management integrates the study of methods and models for marketing decision making; emphasizes the application of analytical tools and behavioral and quantitative models to marketing decision-making. It is an expansion of the study and application of the marketing mix, SWOT analysis, consumer behavior and research. Prerequisite: MG 354 or consent of instructor.

MG 461, 462 Independent Study in Management (1 - 4)
Advanced independent study in the field of management or marketing. Open to senior majors seeking advanced study in their areas of specialization. May be repeated with different subject matter for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

MG 463, 464 Internship in Management (1-4)
A practical application of theoretical skills in actual job-related situations. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Open to junior and senior majors. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

MG 465, 466 Independent Research in Management (1 – 4)

MG 485 Strategic Management (4)
Senior course designed to integrate the separate functional activities into the effective operation of an on-going organization with emphasis on strategy formulation and implementation. The case method is used. Prerequisite: senior majors.

MG 491 Senior Capstone (4)
This is a course in managerial leadership which builds upon the leadership coverage in an introductory organizational behavior course. This course will increase the scope and depth of students’ knowledge of the important formal academic theories of leadership that identify important traits and behaviors used by effective leaders and managers. In addition, managers and leaders need to be aware of their own preferences and tendencies, so this course helps students become aware of their preferred behaviors, attitudes, and styles. Finally, this course gives students practice analyzing different situations to identify effective leader and managerial behaviors. Prerequisite: Business Administration major and senior standing, or consent of instructor.