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1801. Contemporary Issues in the World of Management

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: May be repeated in different sections in combination with BADM 1801 for up to three credits; open to freshmen and sophomores.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics reflecting the complexities, challenges and excitement of today's business world. May not be used to meet junior-senior level major requirements in the School of Business. May be repeated in different sections in combination with BADM 1801 for up to three credits. Formerly offered as MGMT 1801.

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2234. The Entrepreneurial Journey

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors; not open to students who have passed or are currently taking BADM 2234, 3234, or MENT 3234.

Grading Basis: Graded

This introductory, interdisciplinary course nurtures interest and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, raises awareness on the topic of entrepreneurship along with its benefits and risks, builds basic capabilities in assessing entrepreneurial opportunities, and helps students assess whether entrepreneurship might be part of their academics/career. Formerly offered as MGMT 2234.

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3101. Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2001; ECON 1200, or ECON 1201 and 1202; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; all of which may be taken concurrently; open only to business majors of sophomore or higher status. Not open to students who have passed BADM 3740.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MGMT 3101.

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3225. International Business

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MENT 3101 or BADM 3740; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MGMT 3225.

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3234. Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: 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 MENT 3101 or BADM 3740 and ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710 prior to MENT 3234.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MGMT 3234.

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3235. Venture Planning, Management, and Growth

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. Recommended preparation: MENT 3234 or BADM 3234; MENT 3101 or BADM 3740; and ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710. Not open to students who have passed or are taking BADM 3235.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MGMT 3235.

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3236. Managerial Negotiations

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MENT 3101 or BADM 3740; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by business people and complements the technical and diagnostic skills learned in other courses at UConn. The goal is to help students understand the theory and processes of negotiation so that they can negotiate successfully in a variety of settings. A basic premise is that the manager needs analytic skills as well as interpersonal skills to effectively negotiate. Will allow you the opportunity to develop these skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Emphasizes in-class role-playing as a learning tool and topics covered include: diagnosing negotiation situations, planning negotiations, dealing with agents, multi-issue negotiations, multi-party negotiations, ethical considerations in negotiation, and global negotiations. Formerly offered as MGMT 3236.

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3237. Managing Human Capital

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MENT 3101 or BADM 3740; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MGMT 3237.

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3238. Leading Teams and Organizations

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MENT 3101 or BADM 3740; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prepares students with practical leadership skills to lead high-performing, successful teams and organizations. It is a combination of theoretical reading and practical application to: a) equip students with cutting-edge management knowledge and theory about self-leadership, team leadership, and the leader's effect on organizational behavior, and b) 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 your team and organization thrive in today's dynamic, competitive, and global marketplace. The course uses a variety of teaching methods including cases, video, simulations, discussions, and exercises to enrich student learning. Formerly offered as MGMT 3238.

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3239. Managing a Diverse Workforce

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MENT 3101 or BADM 3740; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MGMT 3239.

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3500. Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed or are taking ENGR 3500.

Grading Basis: Graded

An integration of the best business and engineering principles and practices. Identification of customer need, development of technical solution and financial viability. Collaboration between School of Business and School of Engineering, teaching product design process combined with business principals required for any viable startup and enterprise. Experiential nature of course will enable students to go through process of conceiving of a new product, building an MVP, developing a business model and business plan, and testing the market. Students will learn the art of successful pitching and presenting business models to successful entrepreneurs. Taught with ENGR 3500. Formerly offered as MGMT 3500.

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3501. Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGR 3500 or MENT 3500; open to Business majors of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed or are taking ENGR 3501.

Grading Basis: Graded

The product design process combined with business principles required for a viable technology-based startup and enterprise. Students will take proof-of-concept designs from ENGR or MENT 3500 to the point of further iterating a minimum viable product for field testing, with a heavy focus on physical prototyping. Development of a testable business model, successful business pitch strategies. Students will present their business model to entrepreneurs and potential customers. Taught with ENGR 3501. Formerly offered as MGMT 3501.

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3741. Foundations of Venture Capital

Also offered as: BADM 3741

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Business majors of sophomore or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course introduces students to venture capital investing, one of the primary ways that early-stage entrepreneurial firms acquire funding for growth. This interdisciplinary course requires no prior knowledge and seeks to nurture interest and enthusiasm for venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. Students learn the structure of the venture capital industry, how venture firms operate, and key components of venture deals. The course helps students assess whether participation in Hillside Ventures – UConn’s student-led venture investing fund might be part of their UConn career.

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3742. Venture Investment Sourcing and Analysis

Also offered as: BADM 3742

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Consent of instructor and Department Head required. Recommended preparation: MENT 3741 or BADM 3741.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students learn to apply venture investment concepts and tools by engaging in real venture investing as part of Hillside Ventures – UConn’s student-led venture investing fund. The course teaches students skills for sourcing potential deals, communicating with founders, and completing multi-faceted analyses of each opportunity. Students learn from industry experts and build their own network of founders, investors, and topic experts to support their hands-on skill development.

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3882. Professional Practice in Management or Entrepreneurial Consulting

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Students are restricted to no more than six credits of coursework from experiential learning courses including MENT 3882, 3982, and 4891; consent of instructor and Department Head required.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/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. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Formerly offered as MGMT 3882.

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3982. Professional Practice in Entrepreneurial Business Development

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Students are restricted to no more than six credits of coursework from experiential learning courses including MENT 3882, 3982, and 4891; consent of instructor and Department Head required.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/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. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Formerly offered as MGMT 3892.

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4292. Venture Consulting

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to seniors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MENT 4292.

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4741. Advanced Venture Investing

Also offered as: BADM 4741

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: MENT 3742 or BADM 3742; open only to Business majors of junior or higher status; consent of instructor and Department Head required.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course strengthens students’ understanding of what constitutes a quality venture capital investment opportunity through their role in Hillside Ventures – UConn’s student-led venture investing fund. Members in this class lead teams through the venture investment cycle including sourcing investment opportunities, evaluating growth potential, completing due diligence assessments, and developing and finalizing deal terms.

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4742. Leading a Venture Fund

Also offered as: BADM 4742

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: MENT 4741 or BADM 4741; open only to Business majors of junior or higher status; consent of instructor and Department Head required.

Grading Basis: Graded

These students lead in all phases of managing a student-led venture capital fund including designing processes and structures for making high quality investments, leading student peers, and communicating with external constituencies.

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4881. Internship in Management

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to junior or higher Business majors; consent of instructor and department head required. Students are restricted to no more than six credits of coursework from experiential learning courses including MENT 3892, 3882, or 4891.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Provides students with an opportunity for a supervised internship 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. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Formerly offered as MGMT 4881.

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4893. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. Consent of Department Head required, prior to the student's departure. Formerly offered as MENT 4893.

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4895. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary by section; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Classroom course in special topics in management as announced in advance for each semester. Formerly offered as MGMT 4895.

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4899. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual study of special topics in management as mutually arranged between a student and an instructor. Formerly offered as MGMT 4899.

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4900. Strategy, Policy and Planning

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710; BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; FNCE 3101; MENT 3101 or BADM 3740; MKTG 3101 or BADM 3750; OPIM or BADM 3103 and 3104 (or CSE1010 or CSE 1100 and MEM 2211 if MEM majors); senior Business students. Prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently. Not open to students who have passed MENT 4902.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MGMT 4900.

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4902. Strategic Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ACCT 2101 or BADM 2710; FNCE 3101; OPIM or BADM 3103 and 3104; MENT 3101 or BADM 3740; MKTG 3101 or BADM 3750; BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; all of which may be taken concurrently; senior Regional Campus Business students only. Not open to students who have passed MENT 4900.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. Formerly offered as MGMT 4902.

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4997. Senior Thesis in Management

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to Management Department Honors students who are juniors or higher with consent of instructor and Department Head.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

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. Minimum of three credits required to graduate with Honors. Formerly offered as MGMT 4997.

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