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Albers School of Business and Economics

Management

From Seattle University's 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog.
All undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted.
Syllabi information is for reference only; information may not be current.

MGMT 3000 Principles of Management

Introduces students to the management function of organizations, emphasizing leadership roles and teamwork skills to create productive and satisfying team experiences. Course activities include discussion of readings, group exercises, and cases. Students learn basic concepts and tools for solving organizational problems and working well with others. (Offered fall, winter, spring) (Formerly MGMT 3800)

Prerequisite: advanced standing in the Albers School

MGMT 3790 Entrepreneurship Essentials

Presents an overview of entrepreneurship. During the quarter we examine entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial world; learn to recognize and create opportunity; develop and test business opportunity; and assess the industry and analyze risks associated with customers, markets, financial considerations, and legal concerns. In addition to understanding the multiple opportunities associated with entrepreneurship, the students participate in the development of feasibility plan for an actual business startup.

MGMT 3820 Organizational Behavior

Models of organizational behavior, alternative managerial behaviors, developing skills in dealing with people in areas of leadership, motivation, communication skills, conflict, and group processes.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3800

MGMT 3830 Human Resource Management

This course covers the role of the human resource function, social and legal environment, human resource strategy, human resource planning, recruiting, selection, training, evaluation, compensation, performance management, employee relations, and organizational policies.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3800

MGMT 3840 Managing Workteams

This class will explore in depth the nature of organizational work teams, with specific focus on helping students learn how to manage and lead work teams effectively. Additional topics covered include internal team functioning and leading teams, skills gained in this class can also be transferred towards becoming a more effective team member.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3800.

MGMT 4710 Adventure-Based Leadership Seminar

A leadership development program that utilizes both indoor and outdoor experiential activities to help students develop and practice the fundamentals of effective team building and leadership. Building trust, setting and evaluating goals, group problem solving, and effective interpersonal communications are among the attributes and skills addressed. 

Prerequisite: MGMT 3800

MGMT 4720 Negotiations Skills

Bargaining behavior and influence skills are key components of any negotiation. We negotiate daily with potential employers, co-workers, bosses, landlords, merchants, service providers, partners, parents/children, friends, roommates, and many other people. Although we negotiate often, many of us know very little about the strategy and psychology of effective negotiation. The purpose of this course is to develop expertise in managing transactional and dispute resolution negotiations. It is designed to be relevant to a broad spectrum of problems faced by workers and managers in the modern organization. To succeed in the business world requires not only the analytical skills needed to discover optimal solutions to problems, but also good negotiation skills to get these solutions accepted and implemented. The skill set developed in this course will serve students in both their personal and professional lives.

MGMT 4770 Managing Diversity

Views dominant minority work values, and reviews diversity programs. Assists students in discovering the personal and career roles they can play. 

Prerequisite: MGMT 3800

MGMT 4790 Business Plan Development

This course utilizes marketing and financial skills to more fully develop feasibility planning into complete business plan evaluation. Business plans are developed for various types of entrepreneurial or innovative proposals providing students with an applied experience that will enable high performance in early career stages when working in entrepreneurial or innovative environments. As the final course in the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, completion of ACCT 2300, MKTG 3500 and MGMT 3790 are required.

MGMT 4850 Management of Change

Review of forces and factors acting to create change in organizations, relationships between changes in organizations and human reactions, systemic change efforts, resistance to change, planned change models. 

Prerequisite: MGMT 3800

MGMT 4890 Business Policy and Strategy

The senior capstone business course. Students integrate and apply knowledge, skills, and experience gained in the university and business course curricula. Critical thinking and analysis are engaged as students make decisions, set goals, and act on information from real business situations. The business situations reflect today's multicultural and international environment. Course methods may include lecture, discussion, case analyses, and individual or group projects. (Offered fall, winter, spring) 

Prerequisites: all business foundation requirements and senior standing

MGMT 1910, 3910, 4910 Special Topics Courses

See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (1 - 5 credits)

MGMT 4940 International Study Tour: Management

An exploration of international management issues or other special topics related to the specific destination of the study tour. The course will include travel to a foreign country to observe business practices and examine indigenous management problems, to meet with representatives of local businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.

MGMT 4950 Internships

(0 - 5 credits)

For more about internships, visit the Placement Center

MGMT 4960 Independent Study

Supervised individual exploration. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student's adviser. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)

MGMT 4990 Directed Research

(1 - 5 credits)