Management (MGMT)

Head of Department: Professor Lucy Gilson

Department Office: Room 336, School of Business

Major requirements

Courses in this department are open to juniors and seniors only, with the exception of MGMT 1801.

1801. Contemporary Issues in the World of Management

Hours and credits by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to freshmen and sophomores; others with consent of instructor. May not be used to satisfy Junior-Senior level major requirements of the School of Business. May be repeated in different sections, in combination with BADM 1801, for up to three credits.

Topics reflecting the complexities, challenges and excitement of today’s business world.

3101. Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: ACCT 2001 or BADM 2710; ECON 1200 or both 1201 and 1202; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; MATH 1070Q and 1071Q or MATH 1131Q and 1070Q/1132Q or MATH 1125Q, 1126Q, and 1132Q/1070Q; STAT 1000Q or 1100Q; open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed or are taking BADM 3740.

Topics covered include individual work motivation, interpersonal communications in organizations, team building and group processes, leadership, decision-making, and understanding and managing cultural diversity. Classes will emphasize interpersonal and leadership skill-building through the inclusion of exercises which rely on active participation of class members.

3225. International Business

Three credits. Prerequisite: MGMT 3101; open only to Business majors of junior or higher status.

Fundamental concepts and theories of international business and develop an awareness of international political, economic, and cultural issues. Students will examine the opportunities and challenges in the global economy, understand the strategies and behaviors of multinational enterprises, and gain basic knowledge of international trade and investment operations.

3234. Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed or are taking BADM 3234. It is highly recommended that students take MGMT 3101 or BADM 3740 and ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710 prior to MGMT 3234.

A hands-on experience in opportunity development, exposing students to three distinct modules. The first, creativity and innovation, stimulates the flow of ideas. The second, feasibility analysis, runs these ideas through a comprehensive assessment framework. The third module, getting the first customer, focuses on the initial sales and marketing process needed to get the idea off the ground.

3235. Venture Planning, Management, and Growth

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed or are taking BADM 3235. It is highly recommended that students take MGMT 3234 or BADM 3234; MGMT 3101; and ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710 prior to MGMT 3235.

An exposure to multiple facets of starting and managing new ventures in a very hands-on fashion. The course involves an integration of business skills that are required for preparing and pitching new business plans.

3236. Managerial Negotiations

Three credits. Prerequisite: MGMT 3101; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Explores the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by businesspeople and complements the technical and diagnostic skills learned in other courses at UConn. Provides an understanding of the theory and processes of successful negotiation in a variety of settings. The manager needs analytic skills as well as interpersonal skills to effectively negotiate; the course develops these skills experientially to provide an understanding of negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Emphasizes in-class role-playing. Topics include: diagnosing negotiation situations, planning negotiations, dealing with agents, multi-issue negotiations, multi-party negotiations, ethical considerations in negotiation, and global negotiations.

3237. Managing Human Capital

Three credits. Prerequisite: MGMT 3101; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

An introduction to the human resources function and related strategic and tactical elements and activities. The course covers a broad range of employee life cycle topics from the perspectives of the HR professional, manager, employee, and organization. Topics may include staffing, development, rewards and recognition, employee engagement, performance management and career planning. Students will explore the relationships between human capital management and strategic business outcomes.

3238. Leading Teams and Organizations

Three credits. Prerequisite: MGMT 3101; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Practical leadership skills to lead high-performing, successful teams and organizations. A combination of theoretical reading and practical application to equip students with cutting-edge management knowledge and theory about self-leadership, team leadership, and the leader’s effect on organizational behavior; and provide students with opportunities for in-depth self-examination of skills, attitudes, and behaviors to increase self-awareness of leadership competencies and develop them into more effective leaders. Drawing on key management and leadership theories, students will learn to make effective decisions, motivate and influence others, facilitate team collaboration and teamwork, managing diversity and conflicts, lead for creativity and innovation, and initiate and implement change to help their teams and organizations thrive in today’s dynamic, competitive, and global marketplace. Includes cases, video, simulations, discussions, and exercises.

3239. Managing a Diverse Workforce

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Business majors of junior or higher status.

Examines issues related to managing an increasingly diverse workforce. Diversity in the workplace may result from differences in individual characteristics such as gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, and physical ability/disability. Diversity-related issues with management implications to be examined include personal identity, recruitment and selection, work group interactions, leadership, career development and advancement, sexual harassment, work and family, accommodation of people with disabilities, and organizational strategies for promoting equal opportunity and a positive attitude toward diversity among all employees.

3882. Professional Practice in Management or Entrepreneurial Consulting

One to three credits. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department head. Students are restricted to no more than six credits of coursework from experiential learning courses including MGMT 3882, 3892, or 4891. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Structured, team-based field work in management or entrepreneurial consulting. Team performance will be assessed and supervised by faculty with professional consulting experience. Students will be selected to enroll in this course through a competitive application process.

3892. Professional Practice in Entrepreneurial Business Development

One to three credits. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Department Head. Students are restricted to no more than six credits of coursework from experiential learning courses including MGMT 3892; MGMT 3882 or MGMT 4891. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Training, mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities to facilitate the launch of their own ventures or transition a creative/innovative idea into a business start-up. Performance will be evaluated on the basis of an appraisal by the faculty supervisor and a detailed written report or a presentation by the student. Students will be selected to take this course through a competitive application process.

4271. Venture Consulting

Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only to Business majors with senior standing.

Application of small business management concepts to a consulting project in an on-going small business in Connecticut. Students will be required to take examinations on course content and submit a report on the consulting project.

4891. Field Study Internship

One to six credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Department Head; open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Provides students with an opportunity for field work relevant to one or more major areas within the Department. Students will work under the supervision of one or more professionals in the specialty in question. Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of an appraisal by the field supervisor and a detailed written report submitted by the student.

4893. Foreign Study

Credits and hours by arrangement, up to a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; consent of Department Head required prior to the student’s departure.

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

4895. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Announced separately for each offering; open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

Classroom course in special topics in management as announced in advance for each semester.

4899. Independent Study

Credits by arrangement, not to exceed six in any semester. Prerequisite: Open only to Business majors of junior or higher status; open only with consent of instructor.

Individual study of special topics in management as mutually arranged between a student and an instructor.

4900. Strategy, Policy and Planning

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710; FNCE 3101; OPIM 3103 and 3104 (CSE 1010 or CSE 1100 and MEM 2211 for MEM majors); MGMT 3101; MKTG 3101 or BADM 3750; and either BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to Business majors with senior standing. Not open to students who have passed or are taking MGMT 4902.

An integrative analysis of the administrative processes of the various functional areas of an enterprise viewed primarily from the upper levels of management. The formulation of goals and objectives and selection of strategies under conditions of uncertainty as they relate to the planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating policies and activities in each of the functional areas separately and jointly to achieve corporate objectives. Developing an integral business perspective is an integral part of the course.

4902. Strategic Analysis

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710; FNCE 3101; OPIM 3103 and 3104; MGMT 3101; MKTG 3101 or BADM 3750; BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to Business students with senior class standing. Not open for credit to students who have passed or are taking MGMT 4900. Restricted to regional campus business majors.

Capstone business policy course providing an integrative view of managing the different functional elements and activities of the enterprise. Focuses in particular on strategy formulation and implementation, extending from analysis of the enterprise’s current situation, through determination of goals, objectives and direction, to establishment of plans and programs to bring these to fruition. Provides a broad perspective on how firms compete and position themselves in the external marketplace. Examines impact of technology and innovation on changing industry environments in which these activities take place. Course format includes extensive use of case studies and simulation exercises.

4997. Senior Thesis in Management

One to three credits; may be repeated for up to four credits. Minimum of three credits required to graduate with Honors. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher, open only to Management Department Honors Students with consent of instructor and Department Head.

Preparation of a thesis for one or two credits and the development and presentation of that thesis to the department in the following semester for two or three credits.

 

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