2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Management Courses (MGT)

MGT 1010. Introduction to Business (3). A survey of the field of business designed to give the student essential familiarity with the different types of business organizations. The course is designed to serve as an introduction to all other business courses. This course may be taken as an elective by School of Business majors in their freshman and sophomore years only.

MGT 1100. Intellectual Growth and Inquiry (2).  This course provides an introduction to Belmont and the Professional Bachelors of Business Administration (PBBA) program.  This course should be completed in the first semester of enrollment in the PBBA program.

MGT 1110. The Business Experience (1). An introductory business course designed to provide students with a framework for understanding the functional areas of business. The course is also designed to enhance students' teambuilding and communication skills.

MGT 1990-4990. Special Studies (1-3).

MGT 2410. Business Law I (3). A course in the fundamentals of law in relation to business. Areas studied include: law and its sources, the judicial system, methods of resolving disputes, constitutional law, torts, criminal law, property, and contracts.

MGT 3000. Cooperative Experience (1-6). This is a formal cooperative education assignment in which the qualifying student works with a participating business organization as an intern for selected period(s) of time. (May be repeated, to a maximum credit of six hours.) Music Business Majors should register for MBU 2980 Internship.
Gen. Ed. Designation: EL (I – Internships, Clinicals, Practica).

MGT 3010. Health Care Systems: Issues and the Changing Environment (3). This course provides a comprehensive study of the various components of the American health care delivery system. This includes an overview of organizations that participate in delivery of health care services and an analysis of current health care issues. (Course formerly listed as HCM 301)

MGT 3020. Students in Free Enterprise (1). Prerequisite: Junior Standing and permission of instructor. This course introduces students to the principles of service learning through involvement in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Students are challenged to take what they are learning in the classroom to better their community by designing and implementing projects that demonstrate how the free enterpise system works. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to enroll. Course may be repeated up to 4 credit hours.

MGT 3110. Principles of Management (3). Prerequisite: Junior Standing. A study of the generally accepted management principles which have contributed to contemporary practices found in successful business planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

MGT 3120. Management Communications (3). Prerequisite: ENG 1010. This course focuses on the development of written, speaking and listening skills, which are important for successful management in today's business environment. Individual and collaborative work are emphasized. Course content includes writing executive summaries, proposals, reports, memos, and letters; conducting research; developing oral presentations including use of the latest in communication technologies; developing critical-thinking skills and team building skills; and stressing values and ethics in business communications.

MGT 3200. Travel and Tourism Management (3). A study of the development of tourism at the regional, national, and international levels. This course examines destination marketing organizations, tourism organizations, travel agencies, tour operators and travel suppliers in the global network of the travel services industries.

MGT 3230. Business Ethics (3). This course presents a practical approach that examines ethical issues faced in the contemporary business environment. A comprehensive body of information about business and managerial ethics is presented. This course uses real-world case studies to enable students to make responsible business ethics decisions. 

MGT 3240. Business Ethics in the Arts (3). This course is a study of the treatment of business ethics in the arts for the purpose of challenging students to identify and analyze lessons that can be learned and applied in their careers. The treatment of key business ethics issues will be studied in selections from cinema, novels, music, drama, short stories, essays, poetry, paintings, and television. Attention will be given to individual decision making in business ethics, and ways to overcome barriers that organizations face in building an ethically responsible culture.

MGT 3250. Event Management (3). This course will focus on best practices in modern event management. Topics covered include the administration, coordination, marketing and legal, ethical and risk management issues of managing events. Practical case studies and stories will be discussed and applied to real-life management of events.

MGT 3260. Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3). Prerequisite: MGT 3010. This course focuses on the acquisition, allocation and management control of financial resources within health care organizations. Included are cost analysis, financial position analysis and strategies, reimbursement, pricing policies, budgeting, capital expenditure, analysis of financial reports, and internal controls.

MGT 3270. Human Resource Management (3). Prerequisite: MGT 3110. Personnel policies, procedures, practices, and administration from the perspective of the administration of the employee in the business organization and the personnel department. Techniques to research, create, and maintain organizational relations are covered.

MGT 3300. International Business (3). Prerequisites: ECO 1110 or ECO 2210. An introduction to the theories and practices of international business. The course gives special emphasis to the impact of environmental forces on multinational firms and on management responses to changing international conditions.

MGT 3330. Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care (3). This course is an overview of ethical and legal issues faced by managers in health care organizations. The focus is on using real world ethics cases to equip students to make responsible decisions about ethical and legal issues.

MGT 3390. Restaurant and Food Service Management (3). A study of the principles of restaurant and food service cost controls with an emphasis on contemporary management theories and their application to the competitive restaurant and food service industry. Students will explore new concepts in the food service and restaurant business and examine menu and service trends.

MGT 3410. Labor Relations (3). Prerequisites: ECO 2210, ECO 2220. This course considers the development of organized labor, analyzes labor policies, wages, hours, unionism, labor management relations and their relationship to government.

MGT 3910. Lodging Management (3). A study of lodging systems and operations. An overview of key departments in a lodging establishment provides a framework to analyze and discuss principles of lodging management. Students will participate in practical applications exploring lodging businesses and the lodging industry.

MGT 3950, 4950. Studies Abroad (3-18). Study in a foreign country. Individual course titles and locations are assigned for each course taken. See Studies Abroad program for details.

MGT 4000. Seminar on Selected Strategic Level Business Topics (1). Prerequisites: Senior standing business major and approval of the Dean of the School of Business. A one-semester hour seminar in which students explore executive-level issues facing business organizations.

MGT 4010. Principles and Examples of Leadership (1). Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of both the Dean of the School of Business and the Dean of the School of student's major (if different from business). A one-semester hour course in which leadership is analyzed by principles and examples.

MGT 4015. Business Senior Capstone (1). Prerequisites: XXX3015 Junior Cornerstone Seminar and ENG 3010 Third Year Writing. This course is a culminating experience for business majors, integrating various areas of their college experience. The focus is on making a successful transition from life as an undergraduate to life beyond graduation. Students are engaged in personal reflection, discussion, written assignments, and self-assessment as they address such topics as developing a personal vision statement, assessing strengths and areas of improvement, examination of their educational experience and skills in terms of the platform they build for goal setting and goal attainment, and a comprehensive business case. The course addresses the goals for the Senior Capstone requirement (GND 4015). This course is to be taken during the student's last year at Belmont.

MGT 4020. Patterns and Examples of Innovation (1). Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of both Dean of the School of Business and Dean of the school of student's major (if different from business). A one-semester hour course in which innovation is analyzed by example.

MGT 4180. Operations Management (3). Prerequisites: MGT 3110, MTH 1140. A study of the operational practices and functions used to obtain optimal utilization of production factors and business resources with emphasis on quantitative analysis in planning, controlling and decision-making in an industrial environment.

MGT 4220. Business Law II (3). Prerequisite: MGT 2410. A second course in law fundamentals related to business transactions. Topics include: the Uniform Commercial Code, bankruptcy, agency, property, and forms of business organization.

MGT 4230. Marketing in Health Care Organizations (3). The application of marketing theories, concepts and practices to the health care organization. Includes the development of plans and program for marketing health care services.

MGT 4270. Resource Management in Health Care Organizations (3). Prerequisite: MGT 3270. This course explores human resource policies, procedures, practices, and administration in health care organizations. Techniques to research, create, and maintain organizational relations are covered.

MGT 4280. Organizational Theory (3). Prerequisites: MGT 3110, MGT 3270. A study of the structure, processes, and behavior of organizations in industry and business. This course emphasizes the environment in which organizations function and their effect on management techniques with regard to social, economic, and ecological influence.

MGT 4310. Negotiation (3). This is a course in basic negotiation skills for business. Areas addressed include interests, options, alternatives, legitimacy, communication, relationships and commitment. There is a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills around conflict management and resolution in the workplace.

MGT 4360. Health Care Management: Theory and Strategy (3). Prerequisite: MGT 3010. This course examines management practices and strategies of health care organizations in the current social, economic, and political environment.

MGT 4450. Special Topics in Management (3). This course offers the student an opportunity to explore and study a special current management topic in an emerging area of study.

MGT 4630. Health Care Management Internship Program (1-3). Prerequisite: MGT 3010. A structured assignment which allows the student to gain practical experience in a health care management position relating to an area of career interest. The student is directed by faculty and supervised by a member of the cooperating organization.

MGT 4960. Strategic Management (3). Prerequisites: MGT 3110, MKT 3210, FIN 3210; and senior standing. A study of strategy development and implementation by managers and executives. Integrates the individual functional courses from the viewpoint of the executive. Course is for BBA degree seeking students only, and to be taken the semester immediately before graduation.