Management Courses

Lower Division Courses

MGMT 002: Case Study Seminar on Business and Management [1]

Survey of the field of business management.Invited speakers from local companies and public organizations cover topics that include the business environment, human relations, technology in business, ethical behavior, global and economic forces, organization, quality, products and services, functional management, and current issues and developments.
Prerequisite: ECON 001. May be repeated for credit once. 

MGMT 025: Introduction to Finance [4]

Particular attention is paid to how managers maximize shareholder wealth. This class covers the foundations of financial management, including the time value of money, capital budgeting and evaluation, capital structure, and valuation of various capital sources.   

MGMT 026: Introduction to Accounting [4]

A broad introduction and accounting. Students are equipped to draw up and interpret accounts and are introduced to some key ideas of auditing. Covers the fundamental accounting concepts and how to apply them; record accounting entries, prepare accounts for different business entities and understand the differences between them, the basic principles of auditing.

MGMT 090X: Freshman Seminar

Examination of a topic in management.
May be repeated for credit.

MGMT 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research [1-5]

Supervised research.
Permission of instructor required. May be repeatedfor credit.

MGMT 097: Service Learning: Engineering Projects in Community Service [1-3]

Multi-disciplinary teams of freshman through senior students work with community organizations to design, build, and implement engineering-based solutions for real-world problems. Students gain insight into the design and development process, and Management students gain practical experience working in a team of engineers and managing a project. Students are encouraged to participate at both the lower division and upper-division (MGMT197) levels.
Permission of instructor required. May be repeated for credit twice.

MGMT 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study [1-5]

Permission of instructor required. Pass/No Pass grading only. May be repeated for credit.

MGMT 099: Independent Study in Management [1-5]

Permission of instructor required. Pass/No Pass grading only. May be repeated for credit.

Upper Division Courses

MGMT 100:  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory [4]

We explore the foundations of microeconomic theory, focusing on the behavior of individuals and firms, and the interaction of these agents in the market. Price determination and resource distribution theory under conditions of perfect and imperfect competition. General equilibrium and welfare economics.
Prerequisite: ECON 001 and (MATH 021 or ICP 001A), or consent of instructor.

MGMT 101:  Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory [4]

Analysis of output, employment, interest rates, and the price level. The effects of these on changes in monetary and fiscal variables.
Prerequisite: ECON 001 and (MATH 021 or ICP 001A), or consent of instructor.

MGMT 115: Economics of Industrial Organization [4]

The organization and structure of industrial production in the United States economy. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or MGMT 100.

MGMT 116: Organizational Strategy [4]

Discussion of critical issues in the design and functioning of effective organizations. Topics covered include: the boundary of the firm, firm structure, arrangements within the firm, alliances and contracts between firms, and trust and culture in the firm. We combine case studies with relevant economic theory to provide insight into the functioning of organizations.
Prerequisite: ECON 100 or MGMT 100. Letter grade only.

MGMT 120: Marketing [4]

Marketing is about identifying consumer needs, developing products and services which meet the changing consumer needs or market conditions. We provide an examination of principles of customer marketing as well as business-tobusiness marketing. It focuses those aspects of marketing which most frequently demand strategic attention in any business.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

MGMT 130: Econometrics [4]

Introduction of problems of observation, estimation and hypotheses testing in economics through the study of the theory and application of linear regression models, critical evaluation of selected examples of empirical research, and exercises in applied economics.
Prerequisite: (ECON 010 or POLI 010) and (MATH 021 or ICP 001A).

MGMT 141: Industrial Relations and Human Resource Economics [4]

Examines how firms make decisions involving human resources. Topics covered include employee hiring and recruitment, compensation and use of incentives, and employee motivation and teamwork. Builds on both economic theory and practical examples to illuminate key concepts.
Prerequisite: ECON 100 or MGMT 100. Letter grade only.

MGMT 150:  Services Science and Management [4]

Services – e.g., restaurants, hotels, lawyers, information technology operations, business consulting -- account for more than 70% of the US economy. Through case studies of businesses and scientific studies of people in real service settings, this course focuses on how to align people and technology effectively to generate value.
Prerequisite: ECON 001. Letter grade only.

MGMT 151:  Public Economics [4]

The influence of governmental revenue and expenditure decisions on economic performance. Examines such issues as public goods and externalities, as well as specific expenditure and taxation programs.
Prerequisite: ECON 100 or MGMT 100.

MGMT 152: Law and Economics [4]

The economic analysis of legal rules and institutions, including property, contract, and tort law. We also consider issues surrounding crime and punishment.
Prerequisite: ECON 100 or MGMT 100.

MGMT 153: Judgment and Decision Making [4]

An introduction to the study of human judgment and decision making. Topics include decision making under uncertainty, financial choices, health decision making, group decisions, rational theories of choice behavior, and improving decision making. The material is related to cognitive science, psychology, economics, and other social sciences.
Prerequisite: COGS 001 or PSY 001.

MGMT 154: Cognitive Science Applications for Management [4]

Covers thought, behavior, and interaction in modern businesses, where knowledge workers interact with one another and with technology. Topics include business decision making, risk behavior, attitudes toward risk, planning, communication, information management, information systems, human-computer interaction, neuroeconomics, and organizational behavior.
Prerequisite: COGS 001 or PSY 001, or consent of instructor.

MGMT155: Decision Analysis in Management [4]

Presents the tools of decision science using a quantitative approach, with a focus on investment, finance and management decisions. These tools include decision tree analysis, risk and uncertainty analysis, stochastic dominance, the value of information, probability bias, and subjective probability.
Prerequisite: (ECON 100 or MGMT 100) and (ECON 010 or POLI 010), or consent of instructor.

MGMT 165: Intermediate Finance [4]

Expansion upon the ideas introduced in MGMT 25, by exploring advanced capital budgeting topics, (estimating future operating cash flows and analyzing real options), financing decisions (corporate structure and restructuring, long-term financing, securities), advanced working capital management, and multinational finance.
Prerequisite: MGMT 025.

MGMT 180: Entrepreneurship [4]

Integrates the skills students have developed in prior MGMT courses, and provides a framework for the consideration of new business ventures. Topics covered include: market research, creation of a formal business plan, marketing strategy, financing, establishing channels of distribution and bringing products or services to market.
Prerequisite: MGMT 165 and junior standing, or consent of instructor.

MGMT 190: Internship in Management [1-4]

Oversight and structure for the student’s internship in a field related to Management. While the student is responsible for finding her or his own internship for the semester or subsequent summer, the class assists students with the process and helps them evaluate their experience. May be repeated upon approval of a new Internship proposal that demonstrates new tasks and objectives related to business and management and that continues to advance application of academic theory in the workplace.
Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be repeated for credit twice.

MGMT191: Topics in Management [4]

Intensive treatment of a special topic or problem in management. May be repeated for credit in different subject areas.
Prerequisite: MGMT 025, MGMT 026 and junior standing, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit three times.

MGMT195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research [1-5]

Supervised research.
Permission of instructor required. May be repeated for credit.

MGMT196: Case Study Seminar in Management [4]

Seminar and capstone experience presents case studies in the field of business management. Issues explored are the ethical behavior, global and economic forces, organization, quality, products and services, functional management, and current issues and developments. Students work in teams analyzing the cases presented.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, MGMT 025, MGMT 026, ECON 010 and (ECON 130 or MGMT 130) and (ECON 100 or MGMT 100). Letter grade only.

MGMT197: Service Learning: Engineering Projects in Community Service [1-3]

Multi-disciplinary teams of freshman through senior students work with community organizations to design, build, and implement engineering-based solutions for real-world
problems. Students gain insight into the design and development process, and Management
students gain practical experience working in a team of engineers and managing a project.
Students are encouraged to participate at both the lower division (MGMT97) and upper-division (MGMT197) levels.
Permission of instructor required. May be repeated for credit twice.

MGMT198: Upper Division Directed Group Study [1-5]

Permission of instructor required. Pass/No Pass grading only. May be repeated for credit.

MGMT199: Upper Division Individual Study [1-5]

Permission of instructor required. Pass/No Pass grading only. May be repeated for credit.

Graduate Level Courses

MGMT 290: Labor Studies Seminar [3]

Research presentations by visiting scholars in the area of quantitative labor studies.