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BUS-P 301 Operations Management (3 cr.)  [P:BUS W200 and ECON E281 or E270. ]   A survey course concerned with the production and distribution of goods and services. Topics include: inventory management, demand forecasting, aggregate production planning, materials requirements planning, shop scheduling, project management, quality control, and layout and process design.

BUS-P 330 Project Management (3 cr.)  [P:BUS P301. ]   This course will introduce the student to the full range of project management topics, concerns, problems, solution methods and decision processes. These areas include: project selection, project organizational structures, negotiation, project planning, project scheduling and resource loading, project budgeting, project monitoring and control project auditing, and project termination.

BUS-P 421 Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)  [P:BUS P301.]   This course focuses on the strategic design of supply chains with a particular focus on understanding customer value. Supply chain strategy examines how companies can use the supply chain to gain a competitive advantage. Students develop the ability to conceptualize, design, and implement supply chains aligned with product, market, and customer characteristics. The course approaches supply chain management from a managerial perspective and introduces concepts in a format useful for management decision making including using case analysis, team-based learning and business presentations.

BUS-W 200 Business Management (3 cr.)  [P:BUS X100.]   Business administration and management from the standpoint of a business firm operating in the contemporary economic, political, and social environment.

BUS-W 411 Innovation and Design Thinking (3 cr.)   Junior or senior standing. Advisor permission required. The ability to innovate and bring new products and services to the marketplace are critical success factors for non-government organizations, local and regional businesses, and multinational enterprises.  Design Thinking is an iterative problem-solving process focused on synthesizing the needs of people, the technical feasibility of an idea, and its overall business viability.

BUS-W 430 Organizations and Organizational Change (3 cr.)  [P:BUS Z302.]   The objective of this class is to introduce the principles of organization design, the blueprint by which different parts of the organization (e.g., production, marketing, financial, accounting, and MIS systems) fit together to create an effective organization. Organization design provides the means by which strategy and goals are implemented so it is as important to a firm's overall performance as financial perfomance, operational efficiencies or market share.

BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)  [P:BUS W200.]   Integration of behavior and organizational theories. Application of concepts and theories toward improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Builds from a behavioral foundation toward an understanding of managerial processes.

BUS-Z 440 Personnel-Human Resource Management  (3 cr.)  [P:BUS Z302.]   Nature of human resource development and utilization in American society and organizations, government programs and policies, labor force statistics, organizational personnel departments, personnel planning, forecasting, selection, training, and development. Integration of government and organizational human resource programs.

BUS-Z 443 Developing Employee Skills (3 cr.)  [P:or C: BUS Z440]   Focuses on skills that relate to the acquisition and/or identification of knowledge, skills, and abilities among job applicants or current employees. Students will learn how to identify individuals who currently possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) required to be effective members of contemporary organizations and how to identify specific training needs and formulate and implement programs designed to address observed KSA deficiencies.

BUS-Z 445 Human Resources Selection (3 cr.)  [P:or C: Z440]   The ability to evaluate applicants and predict their future performance is a critical function in any organization that wishes to have a competitive edge over other firms. This course will provide students with an understanding of the technical components of selection, including how to determine which applicant characteristics should be examined, what procedures should be used to gather information, and how that information should be combined to identify qualified job applicants.

BUS-Z 447 Leadership, Teamwork, and Diversity (3 cr.)  [P:BUS Z302]   In this course, students develop a "toolkit" of leadership behaviors to use in a variety of situations, when those working with and/or for them need to be motivated toward a common good, particularly when that work involves the use of teams made up of diverse individuals.

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