University of Houston-Victoria



Management (MGMT)

MGMT 3303:    Principles of Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):   Junior standing
General systems theory; evolution of management theory; interpersonal behavior in business organizations to include: motivation, leadership, value attitudes, and organizational development.  (Formerly “Principles of Management”; Formerly MGMT 3311) (Credit will not be given for both MGMT 3311 and MGMT 3303.)

MGMT 3304:    Legal Environment of Business

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  Junior standing.
The interaction between politics, society, government and the law (public/private and federal/state), how corporate policy and business decisions are influenced by such institutions. (Formerly MGMT 3312) (Credit will not be given for both MGMT 3312 and MGT 3304.)

MGMT 3306:    Operations & Supply Chain Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  BUSI 3303 and COSC 3325
Emphasizes decision-making and tools with applications to business situations involving manufacturing, production and service operations. (Formerly QMSC 3321) (Credit will not be given for both QMSC 3321 AND MGMT 3306.)

MGMT 4300:    Selected Topics in Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 4320.  May be repeated when topics vary.

MGMT 4303:    Entrepreneurship

Cr. 3. Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 4320.
This course focuses primarily on the business plan and the start-up of a business.  Topics include mission, vision, recognition of opportunities, business plan development, entry and operating strategies, obtaining financing, legal implications and the transition from starting a business to running one.  (Formerly:  Entrepreneurship in Small Business)

MGMT 4304:    Entrepreneurship Field Studies

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 4303
A practical course in which students work on entrepreneurial projects or with existing business with guidance from the instructor.

MGMT 4305:    Leadership

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3303
Examines the complexity of business leadership through the review of key theories of leadership and their managerial applications from both organizational and individual perspectives.  Topics include leadership concepts, theories, power, motivation, communication, delegating and ethical issues.  (Formerly MGMT 4314) (Credit will not be given for both MGMT 4314 and MGMT 4305.)

MGMT 4308:    Strategy and the Business Environment

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 3303 and ENGL 3430
Comprehend the diverse external environment by providing an understanding of perspectives that form the context for business.  Coverage includes external environmental issues and their relationship to business Functions.  (Formerly MGMT 4322.  Credit will not be given for both MGMT 4322 and MGMT 4308).

MGMT 4309:    Strategic Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing. All BBA core courses, one of which may be taken concurrently.
Formulation and implementation of strategies for both single-business and diversified firms operating in domestic or international contexts.  Topics include the analysis of the remote, industry, and operating environments, the analysis of the internal firm resources, competencies and competitive advantages and weakness, the issues of outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and the integration of functional and behavioral knowledge in the formulation and implementation of firm strategies and tactics.  (Formerly MGMT 4340) (Credit will not be given for both MGMT 4340 and MGMT 3309.)

MGMT 4311:    Human Resources Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3303
A survey of human resource management (HRM) activities within the organization.  Topics include the functional areas of HRM as integrated components of business strategy, HR planning, recruitment, selection, and diversity, job analysis and design, training and development, employee and labor relations, compensation, and the legal framework for the practice of HRM.

MGMT 4312:    Staffing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 4311.
A course in organization staffing focusing on matching the strategic management needs of the organization with the knowledge, skills and abilities of the individual.  Topics include recruiting, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, assessment, testing, interviewing, and selection. (Formerly: Human Resource Development)

MGMT 4313:    Compensation

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 4311.
Analysis of the compensation of employees in contemporary organizations.  Topics include motivation theories, market dynamics in pay determination, wage surveys, external and internal compensation package considerations, pay-level policies, fringe benefit packages and administration, and compensation philosophy.  (Formerly: Compensation Management)

MGMT 4315:    Contemporary Issues in Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 4320.
A survey of contemporary issues in management.  Examples of topics included are trends and changes in the global, political, legal, socio-economic, and cultural environments of business, learning organizations, systems, knowledge workers, work teams, corporate universities, e-commerce, and managing technologies.  (Formerly: Contemporary Management Issues)

MGMT 4316:  International Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3303.
A survey of international management issues studied from the perspective of the individual and the organization.  Topics include the international environment, conducting business in international settings, and managing effectively in multi-cultural settings.

MGMT 4317:  Human Capital Development

Cr. 3. (3-0) Prerequisite(s): MGMT 4311
This course will equip students with the skill-set needed to acquire, develop and maintain an organization's human capital as a direct driver of organizational success.

MGMT 4318:    Organizational Theory and Development

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 4320.
Organizational Theory and Development (OTD) looks into the role of the general manager and OTD implications.  Topics include organizational theory, strategy, structure and organizational design, inter-organizational relationships, organizational lifecycle, culture and ethical values, innovation and change, conflict power and politics.  (Formerly: Organizational Theory and Design)

MGMT 4320:    Organizational Behavior

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3303.
Human behavior issues in organizations studied from the perspective of the individual and that of the organization.  Topics include personality, perceptions, motivation, group dynamics, work teams, decision-making, communication, leadership, and organizational change.  (Formerly: Advanced Organizational Behavior)

MGMT 4321:    Quality Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 4320.
The evolution and implementation of quality practices in organizations. Examines TQM, CQI and other quality practices.

MGMT 4325:   Organizational Change

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 3303.
Examine theories, concepts, skills, and practices concerning organizational development and change.  Topics include the nature of planned changes, diagnosing organizations, collecting and analyzing diagnostic information, feeding back diagnostic information, designing interventions, and leading, managing and evaluating organizational change.

MGMT 4335:    Project Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 3303.
Analysis and application of project management techniques and processes to large scale, complex and unique projects.  Topics include project selection; planning and organization; negotiation and conflict resolution; budgeting and cost elimination; scheduling; resource allocation; monitoring and control; project auditing; and termination.

MGMT 4336:    Global Logistics Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3306
This course will provide an overview of business logistics and the planning and execution of service-efficient logistics system.  Topics include inventory management, facility location, transportation and network design, performance and risk management of logistic.

MGMT 4337:     Global Supply Chain Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): MGMT 3306
This course will focus on supply chain management in a global setting.  Topics include outsourcing and vendor evaluation, customer fulfillment strategies, process and relationship management, information sharing, and supply chain mapping.