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Management (MGT) Courses
MGT 121 - Principles of Management
This course provides an introductory framework for many of the courses taught in the Business Technology Program. Organized around the traditional management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, a managerial foundation is laid for later instruction in human resource management, small business management, financial management, and entrepreneurship. Students will complete a research paper on a successful major corporation or an influential business leader.Learners are presented a behavioral orientation to management where they are required to solve problems, make decisions, respond to situations, and work in group activities which simulate many of the day-to-day challenges and opportunities faced by real managers.
MGT 206 - Small Business Management
This course covers all aspects of what it takes to turn dreams into reality -- the dream of owning and operating your own small business. These dreams can lead to new or better products and/or services, create jobs, and result in a stronger community. Running a small business is difficult in today's rapidly changing world. Emphasis is placed on creating and maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage that will help the small business not only survive but succeed. Students will develop a business plan -- including a product and services plan, a marketing plan, a management plan, an operating plan, and a financial plan -- for a new business venture of their choice.
MGT 207 - Financial Management
An understanding of finance is central to the successful operation of any business entity. The principles and practices of financial management apply to every business unit from the largest multi-national corporation to the smallest sole proprietorship. Every business student must have a clear understanding of the basic tools of financial management. Concepts such as financial ratios, financial statement analysis, time value of money, net present value, risk and return, stocks and bonds, capital budgeting decision methods, and forecasting will be covered. Regular readings from business publications will assist the student in understanding the application of finance to real-world issues.
MGT 215 - Business Law
This introductory course in business law covers the foundations of law, the types of law, the court systems, and the basis of law. The two main focus areas of this course are Contracts and the Law of Sales with information on agency and employment law.
MGT 216 - Human Resource Management
People are an organization's most valuable resource. Effective use of human resources can create a strategic advantage for any corporation wise enough to value and develop the potential of their people. This course examines the human resource processes of job analysis and design, recruitment, selection, and hiring, as well as compensation, benefits, and downsizing. Review of significant human resources laws, such as labor relations and unions, the Fair Labor Standards Act, sexual harassment, discrimination, ADA, FMLA, and termination is also included. Regular readings in business periodicals keep this subject firmly anchored in current examples of these topics.