Management Courses

3013 Business Statistics (3) F, SP, SU
The purpose of this course is to cover the fundamentals and primary methods of statistical inference. Topics include statistical applications in business, summarizing data by tabular and graphical presentations, descriptive methods, probability theory, probability distributions, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing single and two sample tests, simple regression and correlation, and multiple regression. Emphasis is on problem solving, applications and interpretation of results. Prerequisites: MA 1113, 1123, 1135, 1314 or 2053.

3403 Servant Leadership (3) F, SP, SU
This course blends servant leadership theory with practice. Through a required weekend retreat and active participation in service-learning projects, students will demonstrate the key dimensions of servant leadership. Students will explore the biblical underpinnings of popular best seller business books. Guest speakers, such as well-known entrepreneurs and executives, will discuss their integration of faith and service in the workplace. This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

3503 Principles of Management (3) F, SP, SU
A survey of the basic principles involved in the effective management of a business enterprise which includes planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling. Designated sections will fulfill a Bible requirement or SALT Tier II requirement.

3613 Legal Aspects of Business I (3) F, SP, SU
History of legal development, organization of courts and administrative agencies and legal principles involved in the law of agency, including: bailment, bankruptcy, carriers, contracts, corporations, commercial paper, creditor rights, property, mortgages and liens, insurance, partnerships, sales, crimes, torts, trusts and estates. Prerequisite: Advanced standing. Should be taken in sequence.

3803 U.S. Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination] (3)
The course gives learners the opportunity to travel to major business center(s) in the United States, gaining exposure to a business environment not present in Middle Tennessee. Attention will be given to various business segments, trends, governing/advising bodies, cultural influences, political issues, marketing and service strategies, management approaches, and other factors impacting the transaction of business in the chosen destination. Domestic trip participation is required.

390V Internship in Management (1-3) F, SP, SU
Prerequisite: Permission of professor in charge and academic chair and junior or senior standing. Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.

3913 Introduction to US Health Care System (3) Offered on demand
This course will introduce students to the exciting world of health care. The course will expose students to the various organizations and services that comprise the current health care delivery system in the United States and give the students an understanding of how these various organizations and services come together in an effort to improve and enhance the health of communities and this nation as a whole. Students will explore how the various providers and organizations within the delivery system function and learn of opportunities that may be available for them to pursue in the future. Finally, students will contemplate current issues and ethical dilemmas in health care and begin to explore creative solutions to these daunting issues.

401V Independent Study in Management (1-3) F, SP, SU
Independent research of primary and secondary?data in a selected topic, topic title to be approved by major professor. Prerequisites: Advanced standing, proven research ability and approval of academic chair. Repeatable for a maximum of six hours.

4203 Training and Development (3) SP
This course examines training and development in organizations. Emphasis is placed on conducting organization and learner analysis and design, development, implementation and evaluation of the training and development process. Prerequisite: Management 4453.

4403 Organizational Behavior: Global Perspectives (3) F, SP, SU
This course focuses on understanding human behavior, primarily in an organizational context, with the applied purpose of helping the student to become a more effective manager, leader, team member and organizational member in a global setting. Particular emphasis will be given to juxtaposing domestic organizational culture against multiple national and ethnic cultures. In doing so, both the prominent U.S. perspective on the topical areas and the perspectives of other international theorists will be explored. Prerequisite: Management 3503. This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

4453 Human Resource Management (3) F, SP, SU
The methods and techniques of personnel management will be examined. Emphasis is placed upon proper procedures in recruitment, selection, motivation, promotion, training, performance evaluation and compensation. An in-depth study of legal aspects of managing people is also covered. Prerequisite: Management 3503. This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

4543 Special Topics in [Insert Area] (3)
This course is designed to quickly respond to ever- changing demands of business by housing one time course offerings that will not likely be frequently repeated. Examples would include classes such as labor relations and collective bargaining, negotiation and conflict management, and family enterprising.

4653 Compensation (3) F
A course designed to explore the theory and practice?of compensation and reward systems in organizations. Analysis of compensation strategy, structures and competitiveness as well as legal issues in compensation will be addressed. Prerequisites: Management 4453.

4753 Recruitment, Selection and Retention (3) SP
A course designed to explore the theory and practice?of staffing and retention of human resources in organizations. Focus is on recruitment, selection and retention of employees in complex organizational environments. Legal issues relating to staffing will also be addressed. Prerequisites: Management 4453.

4803 Global Business, Culture and Travel to [insert destination] (3)
This course gives learners international business exposure and a unique cultural experience with an opportunity?to encounter first-hand a global business environment including various business segments, trends, governing/ advising bodies, cultural influences, political issues, marketing and service strategies, management approaches and other factors impacting the transaction of business in the chosen destination. International trip participation is required.