Management/MIS

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Richard Bassett
CHAIRPERSON
School of Business, Room 122
(203) 392-6197 – Fax (203) 392-5049
bassettr3@SouthernCT.edu
Department Secretary: (203) 392-5850

Richard Bassett, Associate Professor
Ellen Frank, Professor
Omid Nodoushani, Professor
Robert Page, Professor
Mina Park, Assistant Professor
Anthony Richardson, Assistant Professor
Gregory Robbins, Associate Professor
Robert Smith, Assistant Professor
Paul Stepanovich, Professor
Carol Stewart, Assistant Professor
Frances Viggiani, Associate Professor
Alison Wall, Assistant Professor
Chulguen Yang, Associate Professor

The Management/MIS department offers concentrations in three business disciplines: management; management information systems (MIS); 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 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)

The MIS concentration helps to prepare students for positions that support and satisfy organizations' information needs, through design and development of information systems for use in managerial monitoring and decision making processes. Emphasis is placed on the role of a "business systems analyst" who develops information system specifications and works closely with computer programmers to make appropriate use of computers in business. The focus is on processing transactions and using information linked to administrative systems. Topics within operations management are highlighted.

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 100 - Introduction to Business

An overview of the significance of general business functions like marketing, finance, and management. Designed for non-business and undecided majors interested in learning about business.

Special Information: Does not count toward business major requirements but can be applied toward minor.

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: Fall 2017

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.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MGT 294 - Management Tier 3 Capstone

Prerequisite(s): MGT 300 and junior or senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

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): Junior or senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

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 departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

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: Fall 2017

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 or Departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

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 or junior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

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: not yet offered

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: Fall 2017

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 2017

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; and MKT 200.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

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: Fall 2016

MGT 403 - Women’s Multidisciplinary Entrepreneurship

A historical and sociological examination of the multidisciplinary entrepreneurial accomplishments women from 1776 to present in the broad categories of agriculture and mining; construction; communication; manufacturing; service — both for profit and not-for-profit; transportation; and wholesale and retail trade. Their contributions to the U.S. and global economies are assessed through the critical lens of the social, political, and legal constraints within which they lived.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2013

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): Junior status and Business major or Management minor.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

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 and MGT 300.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

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: Fall 2017

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: Fall 2017

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: Fall 2017

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: Fall 2017

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): Junior or senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

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], ECO 221, FIN 300, MGT 240, MGT 305, MKT 200, and MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MGT 451 - Senior Seminar

Provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to integrate material across the business curriculum and the School of Business Assurance of Learning goals. Students are guided through a research process applying multiple theories and frameworks with involvement from various stakeholders.

Prerequisite(s): [ACC 200 (4 credits) or ACC 200 (3 credits in transfer) and ACC 202 (1 credit)] and (ACC 210 or ACC 220), ECO 221, FIN 300, MGT 240, MGT 305, MKT 200, and MIS 370; and MGT 450 (which may be taken concurrently)

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

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): Junior or senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

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: Spring 2017

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 2017

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

MIS 200 - Introduction to MIS

Overview of the field of Management of Information Systems. Review of current job opportunities in this career field and the identification of necessary skills. Computer exercises to demonstrate nature of MIS work.

Special Information: May not be used for credit toward MIS major.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

MIS 260 - Introduction to MIS Security

Introduction to the problems and threats in protecting information and a firm’s ability to operate and be managed in a digital economy. Includes detecting that an information security breach has occurred and the techniques and tools to protect and recover the business from such an occurrence.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

MIS 365 - Systems Thinking for MIS

Establishing guidelines for development of the application of System Theory to problem-solving necessary for MIS work. Organizing problems into the standard systems mental model of input, process, output, feedback, and control.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MIS 370 - Business Information Systems

The relationship of management and systems. Planning, design, and implementing of management information systems decision making with MIS.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status or 6 credits in CSC.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MIS 371 - Information System Analysis and Design Techniques

Overview of the system development life cycle. Emphasis on current documentation through the use of both classical and structured tools, techniques for describing process flows, data structures, file designs, input/output designs, security and system backup and recovery. Discussion of implementation and system maintenance issues.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MIS 375 - Decision Support Systems

A study of the various information systems used to support the decision-making process of managers and executives in a business organization. Includes collection of data in data warehouses to support decision-making.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MIS 380 - Cloud Computing for Business

An overview of the application of cloud computing for business use, with a focus on understanding what “cloud computing” offers a business and to provide the ability to address the major drawback limiting cloud computing implementation which is the business concern for data security in the “cloud”.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2012

MIS 400 - Global Information Systems

Study of issues involved in adapting information systems for use in a global business environment. Techniques for designing systems for multi-country use. Includes review of current enterprise-wide ERP software such as SAP.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MIS 430 - Project Management

Coverage of the process of project management used to plan activities involved with MIS work. Detail of what needs to be planned and controlled as well as standard tools and techniques used for this purpose follow guidelines for preparing for certification as PMP. Includes learning to use Microsoft Project software provided with text and to train to create "Work Breakdown Structure" charts, GANTT charts, PERT charts, and CPM charts.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MIS 460 - MIS Security Management

Coverage of managing security for a business with regard to protecting the firm's operations, the information systems used in the business, the employees involved in the business, and the data collected during the operation of the business. Attention is paid to protecting customers from identity theft or any access to their private financial information white doing business with the firm.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

MIS 470 - Management of Information Systems Design

Capstone course in MIS program including issues involved in managing the IS function in an organization, experiencing the project work of designing, and building a system to solve a business problem.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 and senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

MIS 497 - Internship

A supervised internship in business or government with the application of management information systems to problems of enterprise administration. Biweekly reporting to the faculty supervisor required.

Prerequisite(s): Senior status and departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014