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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Management Courses (MGT)

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' team building and communication skills.

MGT 1895-4895. Special Topics (1-3).

MGT 1990-4990. Independent Study (1-3).

MGT 2000. Career Development Workshop (0). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.  This interactive, hands-on course targeted to sophomores and first semester juniors is designed to prepare students for internships and ultimately full time job search.  Course content includes resume preparation, cover letters, interview preparation, and professionalism/office etiquette.  Pass/Fail.

MGT 2230. Ethics Bowl Competition (1). This course provides a  foundation in ethical issues faced in contemporary society in order to prepare for a debate-style competition culminating in November. Argumentation, critical thinking skills, and real-world case studies are utilized to enable students to analyze, reason, and construct ethical arguments.  Course may be repeated up to 2 credit hours.

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 enterprise system works. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to enroll. Course may be repeated up to 4 credit hours. This course can only be counted as general elective credit.

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 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 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 3330. Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care (3). Prerequisites: MGT 2410, MGT 3010. 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 3460. Employment Law (3). Prerequisites: MGT 3110. A course in fundamentals of empowerment law as it relates to the management function. Areas studied include: employment law and its sources; application of the law concerning discrimination, harassment, ADA, FMLA, and litigation avoidance.

MGT 3520. Compensation & Benefits (3). Prerequisites:MGT 3110. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of wage and salary administration; total compensation systems; interrelationship among employee performance, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, perceived equitable payments, and employee satisfaction; employee benefits; employee incentive programs.

MGT 3670. Recruitment & Selection (3). Prerequisites: MGT 3110. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of recruiting and selecting the right people for the right jobs at the right time. Processes and practices required to ensure effective selection and utilization of talent to enhance organizational competitiveness, while also increasing employee capability to contribute to organization objectives will also be covered. Other topics discussed include issues such as external and internal forces that affect recruitment, selection, and the planning process.

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 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 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 4280. Organizational Behavior in Management (3). Prerequisites: MGT 3110. 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). Prerequisite: Junior Standing. 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 4320. Leading in the 21st Century (3). Prerequisite: MGT 3110 and Junior Standing.  This course is a study of leaders and the leadership process with an emphasis on leading followers in an organizational setting.  Through a variety of classroom and outside activities students will learn about leadership and about themselves as leaders.

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 not covered in other management courses.

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.