Management and International Business

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Gregory Robbins
CHAIRPERSON
School of Business, Room 123
(203) 392-5865 – Fax (203) 392-5049
robbinsg2@SouthernCT.edu
Department Secretary: (203) 392-5850

Kauther Badr, Assistant Professor
Ellen Frank, Professor
Seungmin Han, Assistant Professor
Omid Nodoushani, Professor
Robert Page, Professor
Gregory Robbins, Associate Professor
Robert Smith, Assistant Professor
Carol Stewart, Associate Professor
Alison Wall, Associate Professor
Zheni Wang, Assistant Professor
Chulguen Yang, Professor

The Management and International Business department offers concentrations in two business disciplines: management and international business.

CONCENTRATION IN MANAGEMENT

The management concentration allows ample flexibility, from an individual career viewpoint, for students to obtain foundation knowledge and skills that are suitable for operating a small business or advancing into a wide variety of middle and upper level management positions within corporations and not-for-profit organizations.The concentration also helps students prepare for graduate study in business and law. By highlighting successful organizational processes and practices, this concentration helps students understand a wide variety of managerial concerns as well as analytical and administrative techniques commonly used to address them.

CONCENTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

The B.S. degree in business administration has a concentration in international business that is designed to provide students with a global perspective.

MGT 105 - Managerial Communication

Students practice written and oral communication and respond appropriately with a focus on organizational communication (e.g. report writing, executive summaries, memos, and email), identifying target audiences, and persuading and influencing others. Students create effective and memorable multi-media professional presentations.

Prerequisite(s): Business and Pre-Business majors.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

MGT 200 - Managerial Communication

Students practice written and oral communication and respond appropriately with a focus on organizational communication (e.g., report writing, executive summaries, memos, and email), identifying target audiences, and persuading and influencing others. Students create effective and memorable multi-media professional presentations.

Prerequisite(s): Business or Pre-Business majors.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 240 - Legal Environment of Business

An overview of basic legal principles, explores how the law impacts business relationships among key stakeholders. Topics include: A review of the U.S. legal system, relevant topics in international law, dispute resolution, administrative law and regulation, business organizations, corporate ethics, securities law, antitrust law, contract law, agency law, employment law, intentional torts, negligence, product liability, cyber law and environmental law.

Prerequisite(s): Sophmore status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 298 - Special Topics

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 300 - Management and Organization

Management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Establishes frameworks for understanding the nature of managerial work and human behavior in task groups as well as large, complex organizations.

Prerequisite(s): Sophmore status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 301 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

The process of developing a small business from the conception of an idea to a viable growth business. Growth strategies, professional management, creative ideas, feasibility studies, franchising, venture plan and entrepreneurship.

Prerequisite(s): ACC 200, MGT 240, MGT 300 or MGT 305 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 305 - Organizational Behavior

The roles of the individual, group, and organizational patterns. Organizational theory, behavior in organizations, role relationships, impact of personality and leadership styles on morale and development of healthy and cohesive organizations.

Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 335 - Business Law

An advanced course in Business Law, examines legal principles affecting business organizations and transactions. Additionally, explores legal trends in business law that influence: Corporate governance, common law contracts, UCC contracts, secured transactions, suretyship, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, personal and real property, intellectual property, bailment, financial regulation, common corporate crimes, negotiable instruments including commercial paper and documents of title.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 240

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 345 - Real Estate Law

Law of real property, transfers, deeds, leases, title insurance, escrow, land contracts, foreclosures, recordings and law as it effects brokers and salespersons.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 240

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

MGT 361 - Operations Management

Deals with management processes that design, supply, produce, and deliver goods and services to customers. Topics include product/process innovation, process structures, quality management, inventory control, lean systems, logistics, and demand planning. Special emphasis on supply chain management.

Prerequisite(s): ECO 221.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 385 - Human Resources Management

Emphasis on effective human resources practices and requirements from the point of view of the operating manager.

Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 398 - Special Topics in Management

Examination of developments, issues, and current ideas in the field of business administration, which are pertinent to management.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

MGT 400 - Business and Society

Examines competing views of the proper purpose and role of business within society, as well as the interrelationship of business and other institutions. Topics include stakeholder vs. shareholder views of the corporation; environmental and social sustainability; social entrepreneurship and other emerging governance frameworks; and the role of governments and NGOs in influencing business behavior.

Prerequisite(s): ECO 100 and ECO 101; MGT 240 and MGT 305; MKT 200, 6 of 8 Tier 2 complete (Honors Coll.: 15 cr. HON or 45 cr. total), and prior or concurrent completion of all Tier 1 (Honors Coll.: T1MC and T1QR only).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 402 - Managing Diversity

Provides students with an understanding of the growing diversity of the workflorce that managers face, as well as the challenges, emerging issues, and opportunities. Explores the impact and value of the primary and secondary dimensions of diversity and examines the contextual elements that influence diversity, such as laws and media.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 305.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2018

MGT 405 - Employment Law

Introduction to laws that apply to the employer/employee relationship. Examines a broad range of issues that arise in employment law such as the employment relationship, hiring, arbitration, aspects of employment discrimination law including Title VII and other Civil Rights laws, affirmative action, family and medical leave, and the regulation of employment.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 240

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 410 - Business Bankruptcy Law

Surveys bankruptcy law and its impact on small and large businesses with a focus on Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. An overview of liquidation and the proper dissolution of business operations is reviewed. Business restructuring and the manager’s role in developing a plan of reorganization and the continued management of business operations under the supervision of the bankruptcy court, are emphasized. Creditors’ rights, entrepreneurial perspectives, interdisciplinary issues, cross-border insolvency cases, and the ethics of business bankruptcy are analyzed.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 240 and junior or senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

MGT 412 - Diagnosing Management Problems

Learning to recognize and handle typical problems managers face through survey research and with various problem solving techniques.

Prerequisite(s): [ ECO 221 or ECO 270] and MGT 300.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 414 - Creativity and Innovation

Understanding and practicing various techniques for improving an individual’s ability to be creative in organizations.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 415 - Developing Team Managerial Skills

Experiential classroom environment designed to practice the personal and interpersonal skills required of managers. Discussions directed at integrating experience with theory, and at enhancing professional growth and development.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 305.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 418 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Introduction to the fundamentals of negotiation and conflict resolution. Topics include integrative vs. distributive negotiations, best alternative to negotiated agreement, reservation point, barriers to reaching an agreement, cognitive biases, building and assessment trust, and forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2019

MGT 425 - Managing for People, Planet, and Profit

Examines (1) how companies can advance the "triple bottom line" of people, planet, and profit and (2) more broadly, how the tools of business may be used to address environmental and social challenges. Topics include pollution prevention, product stewardship, sustainable development, the triple bottom line, and systems thinking.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 430 - Management of Multinational Corporations

Focuses on the nature, functions and activities of the multinational firm. Explores the strategies and structures of multinnt.ional corporations and the challenges of managing in multiple countries and markets. Examines the allocation of resources and the role or strategic alliances as an important element of global strategy. These factors are analyzed in the context of the economic, political, social, legal, and technological constraints faced by managers of multinational corporations.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 300 and MGT 305

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 440 - Mindful Leadership

Introduction to mindfulness and its practices to develop self-awareness and emotional skills for the cultivation of mindful leadership. In addition to the theoretical investigation of mindfulness and emotional intelligence, various hands-on experiential learning activities of contemplative practices are actively utilize to enhance self-management and professional development skills.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 305.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 450 - Business Policy and Strategy Seminar

Capstone course for business majors, integrating concepts learned in previous business courses. Readings and case studies deal with formulation, implementation and evaluation of managerial strategies and plans for ongoing organizational survival and success. Appreciation for general management perspectives stressed in written and oral analyses.

Prerequisite(s): ACC 200, [ACC 210 or ACC 220], FIN 300, MGT 240, MGT 305, MKT 200, and MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 460 - International Business

Examines the influence of political, economic, sociocultural, technological, and legal environments on international business operations and management. Factors that influence management decision-making and strategies for dealing with them are covered. Other topics include national culture, country differences, emerging markets, trade and investment, global monetary system, international business strategy, and corporate social responsibility.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 240 and MGT 300 or MGT 305, 6 of 8 Tier 2 complete (Honors Coll.: 15 cr. HON or 45 cr. total) , and prior or concurrent completion of all Tier 1 (Honors Coll.: T1MC and T1QR only).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MGT 497 - Internship

A supervised internship in business or government with the application of management to problems of enterprise administration. Bi-weekly reporting to the faculty supervisor required.

Prerequisite(s): Senior status and departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2019

MGT 498 - Advanced Special Topics in Management

Examination of developments, issues, and current ideas in the field of business administration, which are pertinent to management.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status; majoring in Business or minoring in Management.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2019

MGT 499 - Independent Study

An approved topic of specialized interest that leads to a well-researched management paper of professional quality. Bi-weekly reporting to faculty supervisor required.

Prerequisite(s): Overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, senior status in Management concentration, and departmental permission.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015