BUS 363 — Operations Management (3)

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of Operations Management, enhance your managerial insight and intuition, and improve your business decisions. This will be accomplished through: (i) understanding of the business environment and the structure of important operational problems; (ii) analysis of the relevant principles, issues, and trade-offs; and (iii) working knowledge of relevant methodological tools, solution procedures, and guidelines. Prerequisites: MSB 200, CIS 110, and ECON 221.

BUS 363L - Operations Management Lab (1)       

This course requires students to complete the business problems utilizing relevant technologies cycle and prepare solutions to business problems utilizing computer applications. Prerequisites: MSB 200, CIS 110, and ECON 221. Course should be taken with BUS 363.

CIS 110 — Introduction to Computer Applications for Business (3)

This course is designed to help students achieve a basic proficiency in specific computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and mul­timedia presentations. Topics also include the integration of these applications as well as the incorporation of resources available via the internet. 

ECON 111: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)

Macro-Economics: the theory of national income, aggregate demand, and the level of employment; money and banking; and government fiscal policy.

ECON 112 — Introduction to Microeconomics (3)

Micro-economic principles: the theory of price under various market conditions; the economic function of government; elements of international economics.

ECON 221 — Statistics for Economics and Business I​ (3)

An introduction to statistical and mathematical methods used in business fields and economics. Topics include basic statistical concepts, sampling, probability, basic statisti­cal distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and introduction to regression analysis.

HRM 210 — Introduction to Human Resources Management (3)

An overview of the field of Human Resources Management, including an historical per­spective of HR, strategies for designing HR activities, and the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals. Participants will have contact with HR professionals. Prerequisite to all upper-level HR classes for majors.

HRM 354 — Employee Selection: A Psychological Assessment Approach (3)

This course will apply the principles of psychological assessment to the hiring process. The course will address different types of tests/inventories for evaluating job applicants, assessment measures for employee selection, test fairness, test construction, and employee opinion surveying. The fundamental functions of I/O psychology will be addressed in relation to psychological assessment.  Prerequisite: HRM 210.

HRM 380 — Employment and Labor Law (3)

Legal issues which impact various human resource functions will be covered, including equal employment requirements in recruitment, selection, compensation and performance evaluation. Organizational policies that comply with federal and state statutes will be re­viewed and analyzed for union and non-union settings. Case studies, including significant court decisions, will be used. Current topics will include occupation safety and health, work-force diversity, and accommodating the disabled worker.  Prerequisite: HRM 210.

HRM 390 — Compensation and Benefits (3)

An in-depth exploration of various compensation systems to include policy formulation, internal/external equity, and legal requirements. Participants will develop competencies in job analysis and evaluation, salary surveys, and benefit administration. In-depth review of specific benefits such as health, pension, childcare, family leave, HMO’s, and PPO’s.  Prerequisite: HRM 210.

HRM 410 — Employee Training and Development (3)

An in-depth exploration into the training process to include needs assessment, design, im­plementation, and evaluation. This course will integrate theoretical and applied principles of adult learning. Participants will utilize diverse training methodologies, case studies, role plays, simulations, and interactive video and develop their own competencies as trainers.  Prerequisite: HRM 210.

HRM 460 — Current Topics in Human Resources Management (3)

A course designed to integrate and apply the human resources, psychology, and business courses required to address issues for Human Resources Managers. The student will synthe­size their knowledge of human resources principles and practice by applying their knowledge to issues of current concern to HRM professionals. To be taken in the senior year.  Prerequisite: HRM 210.

HRM 470 — Topical Seminar (3)

An advanced seminar offered periodically on a topic of special interest to Human Resources Managers such as employee safety and health, labor relations, Human Resources planning, and International Human Resources.  Prerequisite: HRM 210.

HRM 480 — Independent Research in Human Resources Management (3)

Designed to provide the opportunity for students to engage in independent research in a specific area of human resources management. Junior or senior status required; open to juniors with permission of the Department Chairperson. Prerequisite: ECON 221 & HRM 210.

HRM 491 — Special Topics in Human Resources Management (3)

Topics selected from contemporary Human Resources Management issues which may be offered from time to time to meet the need of the students. Prerequisites may be required based upon the content of the course.  Prerequisite: HRM 210.

HRM 499 — Internship in Human Resources Management (1-6)

An option for qualified juniors and seniors to gain practical experience in the field while working with a human resources management professional. Regular meetings with a departmental faculty advisor and permission of the department chairperson are required.  Junior or senior status with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.50 is required.

IB 241 — Globalization (3)

This course will provide a broad overview of the environment in which international business takes place. The topics to be covered include but are not limited to analysis of the political, legal, ethical, and cultural environments in which international businesses operate; understanding corporate strategy formulation in the face of government intervention; understanding the International monetary system; and discussing international trade and foreign direct investment. The course covers a broad spectrum of topics to equip students with the fundamentals of international business.

MATH 123 — Finite Mathematics (3)

Topics include lines and linear functions; a geometric approach to linear programming; mathematics of finance; sets and counting; elementary probability; probability distributions and statistics. Business applications emphasized.  Excel utilized.

MSB 100 — Introduction to Business (1)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students interested in pursuing academic majors in business to the William G. McGowan School of Business’ majors in conjunction with the Angelo P. DeCesaris ’53 Executive in Residence initiative, which seeks to assist students in making informed and proactive career decisions.  The Angelo P. DeCesaris ’53 Executive in Residence initiative in the School of Business seeks to develop business students’ knowledge of the professional competencies of business and community and to have students apply these competencies in supporting the common good. The student and career development process presented in this course will allow students to understand and make choices and career plans based on an assessment of their interests, skills, and values as well as up-to-date information and mentoring about occupations and trends in the job market for students in the majors of the School of Business.

MSB 110 — Introduction to Financial Reporting (3)

A survey of the financial accounting concepts and procedures used as applied to service and trading business with an emphasis upon the uses and interpretation of financial statements.

MSB 120 — Introduction to Management Control and Planning (3)

An introduction to the role of accounting information in the measurement of business and employee performance, and to facilitate planning decisions such as product and ser­vice selection, budgeting, investments, and profit measurement. Prerequisite: MSB 110.

MSB 200 — Principles of Management (3)

The course provides an overview of the history of management thought and of managerial activities and analysis of the process of planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and forces of environments in which businesses operate. Topics include strategic planning, organizational design, human resources management, decision-making, ethics, and social responsibility. Relating topics to the current business environment is emphasized. The case analysis concerned with each of these forces is discussed, with emphasis on problem solving.

MSB 210 — Principles of Marketing (3)

An introduction to the field of marketing with particular emphasis on how companies develop marketing programs that are responsive to consumers' needs and wants for products and services.

MSB 220 — Financial Management (3)

The course introduces basic principles in finance such as cash flow, the time value of money, valuation of the firm and financial assets, and capital budgeting. Prerequisites: MSB 120, and ECON 221.

MSB 240 — Business Law I (3)

A study of the nature of law, legal reasoning, and procedures, relating to the court systems, government regulation, administrative agencies, and the private judicial systems of arbitration and mediation. Topics include crimes and torts including economic and business related aspects of each. Special emphasis is placed on contract law, including the formation, breach of contract, and legal remedies. Selected actual cases illustrate practical problems. Prerequisites: ENG 110, COMM 101, and CIS 110.

MSB 250 — Business Communication and Mentoring (3)

This course will help students to become more effective writers and presenters in the business workplace. The focus of this course is on the essentials of style, organization, and professionalism in the development of fundamental business correspondence, reports, and presentations. An interactive software program will be used to examine and refine writing abilities. Students will be required to produce documents and present information which reflect the appropriate and effective use of technology. Career exploration and mentoring components will be woven throughout the curriculum. Prerequisites:  MSB 100, ENG 110, and COMM 101.

MSB 287 — Business Ethics (3)

Examination of the vocation and moral context of business; critical reflection, through engagement with the philosophical and Catholic traditions, on how to make a living and live well; and extended consideration of issues and problems that arise in contemporary business settings. Prerequisite: PHIL 101.

MSB 305 — Organizational Behavior (3)

An introduction to the field of Organizational Behavior. Organizational Behavior is an interdisciplinary field that examines human behavior in organizational settings and concerns the behavioral interactions of individuals, groups, and the organization itself. Prerequisite: MSB 200.

MSB 400 – Professional Seminar (2)

The course provides students the opportunity to draw upon and enhance their professional knowledge learned and applied throughout their coursework and allows  them to reflect upon this body of knowledge.  This course will also permit the students to combine their prior professional knowledge, career planning, and mentoring experiences to formulate a final action plan for a lifelong commitment to learning, career, and socially responsible behavior.  Prerequisites:  MSB 100, MSB 210, MSB 220, MSB 240, MSB 287, and MSB 305 and senior status.

MSB 480 — Strategic Management (3)

This capstone course uses strategic planning as a means of confirming and integrating participants’ comprehensive business competencies. Conceptual knowledge acquired from business foundation courses is applied to the realities of the global management environment. The goal of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to synthesize concepts, identify problems, analyze and evaluate alternative solutions, and to formulate socially responsible actions. Prerequisites: MSB 100, MSB 210, MSB 220, MSB 240, MSB 287, and MSB 305 and senior status.