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Academic Year

2013-2014

School

Bill Greehey School of Business School Web site

School Dean

Tanuja Singh, D.B.A. tsingh@stmarytx.edu

Department

Management and Marketing

Department Chair

Richard Priesmeyer, Ph.D. rpriesmeyer@stmarytx.edu

Description of Program/Major

The Management degree is intended to prepare students with skills in leadership, negotiation, communication, data analysis, decision making, and innovation and change. This degree will provide students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge of management processes with an action learning project in their senior year. These partners consist of local, national, and international firms that have joined St. Mary's commitment to engage students in supervised consulting projects to better prepare them for their management careers. Students will apply project management to a real world business problem that is of concern to a partner firm. The students will then develop solutions and present results to the firm's management.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (SMC)
St. Mary's University Core (30 Hours)
All St. Mary's Core SMC13## "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC23## "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection: Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice: Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community and Civilization3

School Specific Core (SSC)
Bill Greehey School of Business School Specific Core (21 Hours)

Social SciencesEC 2301, EC 23026
Composition and Rhetoric
(grade of "C" or better)
EN 1311, EN 1313 (for international students)3
Literature EN 23XX3
Mathematics MT 1305 Finite Math3
TheologyAdvanced Theology 33XX3
SpeechMN 3320 Business Communications3

Bill Greehey School of Business School Common Body of Business Knowledge (42 Hours)

AC 2310Introduction to Accounting I3
AC 2320Introduction to Accounting II3
AC 3331Accounting Information Systems3
BA 1310Fundamentals of Business Enterprise3
BA 3351Legal Environment of Business3
BA 4334Business Ethics3
BA 4380Business Policy and Strategy3
FN 3310Corporate Finance3
IB 3321US Business in Interdependent World3
MT 1306Calculus for Business3
MK 3310Principles of Marketing3
MN 3330Organizational Behavior3
QM 3320Business Statistics3
QM 4330Operations Management3

Four Year Degree Plan

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
MN 3320
Communication in a Management Setting (3)
This course will provide students with an introduction to industry standards in oral and written communication as well as professionalism expectations. Communication regarding performance management, supervision, recruitment and retention, motivation, and dismissal will also be examined.

MN 3330
Organizational Behavior (3)
This course will examine the role of individuals and groups in the organizational setting. Students will learn about how individuals and groups interact with and influence organizational processes through an examination of traditional and current management and organizational behavior models.

MN 3360
A Study in Leadership (3)
This course will examine literary and historical narratives to develop questions focused on moral and ethical leadership issues and situations. Students will deeply explore the leadership situations included in the literary works to develop their own understanding of moral leadership. The broad themes of the course include understanding the moral challenge, developing moral reasoning, and enacting moral leadership.

MN 3370
Human Resource Management (3)
An introduction to the functions and strategies of Human Resources Management as they support and advance organizational strategy. Topics include but are not limited to the following: recruitment and selection, employee relations, employment law, compensation and benefits, training and development.

MN 3370
Human Resources Management (3)
An introduction to the functions and strategies of Human Resources Management as they support and advance organizational strategy. Topics include but are not limited to the following: recruitment and selection, employee relations, employment law, compensation and benefits, training and development.

MN 3380
Managing Innovation and Change (3)
This course will include current concepts on the effective management of a rapidly changing business environment and the role of managers in assisting the organization with this change. Students will develop abilities to apply open innovation to the business as a new paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, as the firms look to create and profit from new ideas and technology.

MN 4300
Special Topics in Management (3)
A study of topics in Management. Specific subject is dicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MN 4330
Negotiation & Conflict Resltn (3)
Effective managers engage in numerous negotiations and must often resolve conflicts in organizations. This course will engage students in understanding models of negotiation while actively applying these models in practical negotiation situations.

MN 4355
Employment Law (3)
Examination of relevant federal, state, and local laws pertaining to employment. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 and related areas (Ti tle VII, ADA, ADEA, EEOC, FMLA, Affirmative Action, etc.) Texas Workforce Commission, organized labor. (Spring) Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of BA3325 or MN3330 or HR3370.

MN 4360
Managerial Economics & Dec Mkg (3)
Managers must understand how to use financial and non-financial information to adopt their decisions for the uncertainty in the market place. This course wil cover various management decision models for a range of common business decisions. Topics covered in this course include incremental revenue/cost analysis, pricing and elasticity, cost estimation, market structure analysis, decision-making under uncertainty, and using statistical analyses in decision making.

MN 4365
Compensation Management (3)
Examination of compensation systems that support and advance organizational strategy. Topics include: types of compensation, internal and external compensation equity, pay systems, performance appraisal systems, employee benefits, role of unions, contingent workforce considerations, legal requirements, and trends. (Fall) Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of BA3325 or MN3330 or HR3370 or MN3370.

MN 4370
Service Management (3)
This course will approach service management from an integrated viewpoint with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction. Thus, the contents of the course will integrate operations management, marketing, strategy, information technology and organizational issues. Because the service sector is the fastest growing sector of the economy, this course is expected to help students discover many entrepreneurial opportunities in service industries.

MN 4375
Internship in Management (3)
The opportunity to gain knowledge through experiential activities in professional life. Prerequisites: minimum over all GPA 2.8, concurrent enrollment or successful completion of BA3325 or MN3330 or HR3370 or MN3370. Pass/No Pass credit is given. (Fall; Spring; Summer) Junior standing

MN 4380
Experiental Learning Component (3)
This course is designed as an applied learning course whereby professors provide instructional support for projects conducted with strategic educational partners. These partners consist of local, national, and international firms that have joined St. Marys commitment to engage students in supervised consulting projects to better prepare them for their management careers. Students will apply project management to a real world business problem that is of concern to a partner firm. The students will then develop solutions and present results to the firms management. Prerequisites: Senior stand ing, approval of advisor and department chair, admission into the ELC track in the junior year, 3.0 GPA, MN3320, MN3330, MN3360, MN4330, QM3320, QM3330, QM4390.

MN 4390
Seminar in Management (3)
Students will engage in advanced independent reading and research on current developments in Management. Group analysis of individual reports aids in expanding and deepening the horizons of the participants. Prerequisites: Senior standing, MN3320, MN3330, MN3360, MN4330, and QM4390.

Department Faculty

Management Faculty Website

Department Website

Management Website