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  • Undergraduate Courses

    2331 Applied Business Statistics (3-0). Introduction to statistical analysis including such topics as: descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, statistical inference, and correlation and regression analysis.
    Prerequisites: Business Computer Information Systems 1305 and Mathematics 1324.

    3301 Principles of Management (3-0). An introduction to the management of organizations, the impact of managerial action on organizational stakeholders, and the role of organizations in society. Emphasis will be on the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.

    3303 Human Resource Management (3-0). Techniques and procedures of general personnel management; employer-employee relationships; recruitment, selection, placement, and training of employees; job analysis; wage plans and policies; transfer and promotion; employee health and safety; and employment services and fringe benefits.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    3304 Organization Behavior (3-0). An experiential and theoretical approach to human behavior in an organizational setting, by analysis of individual, group, and organizational processes, with a goal of understanding, predicting, and improving the performance of organizational elements.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    3305 Production and Operations Management (3-0). Operations Management is concerned with management of resources and activities that produce and deliver goods and services to customers. This course will focus on the basic concepts, issues, and techniques for efficient and effective management of operations. Topics include operations strategy, product and service design, capacity planning, location planning, demand forecasting, aggregate planning, master scheduling, material requirements planning, enterprise resource planning, quality management, inventory management and supply chain management.
    Prerequisite: Mathematics 1324.

    3309 Entrepreneurship (3-0). A course designed to provide students with an understanding of the entrepreneurial process. To include models for creating a business; developing and using business, financing and marketing plans; and managing the new venture during early operation and expansion. Business plan software will be utilized to prepare a business plan for a new expanding business. (Formerly Management 4309.)
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    3311 International Business (3-0). This course will survey international business frameworks, trade and investment theories and institutions, multinational corporations, strategy, functional management, operations and concerns.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    3312 International Management (3-0). This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage effectively in different cultures to ensure sustained competitive advantage.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    3313 Current Issues in Management (3-0). A study of selected current problems which affect and are affected by management in American business. Problems will include change in worker values, relations with governmental jurisdictions, efficiency, quality, and international competitiveness.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    3332 Data Analytics (3-0). An introduction and overview of information resources commonly used in business including secondary and syndicated data resources. The focus of the course is enabling students to identify, locate, analyze, and report on business data sources both qualitatively and quantitatively.
    Prerequisite: Management 2331.

    3343 Management Information Systems (3-0). The course provides a foundation in the theory and practical application of information systems within an organization. Managing, analyzing, designing, and implementing an MIS will be the focus of the course. Strategic value, methodologies, quality, decision making, modeling, re-engineering, software, hardware, and ethics will all be included.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    3361 Project Management (3-0). This course provides the student with an introduction to the project management process. The course focuses on both the common body of knowledge associated with project management as well as the art of managing projects. Students will be introduced to current project management software and will complete a series of project exercises and a major project. Some assignments will be in teams. This course provides students with a foundation to facilitate a career and professional certification in project management.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    3381 International Study Abroad in Business (3-0). This course is designed for classes offered through the study abroad program. Course topics vary by program. (This course may be repeated for up to 6 hours to meet major requirements.)

    3393 Web Systems Development (3-0). The course covers hypertext markup language and other Web-centered software. Students will learn how to plan, design, create and maintain Web sites using hypertext markup code and other scripting languages.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    4091 Research: 1 to 6. A specialized course providing research opportunities for superior students. Grading will be either pass or fail.
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

    4301 Practicum in Management Information Systems. Instruction providing detailed education, training, and work-based experience in the design and administration of management information systems, generally at a work or organizational site. The practicum is an unpaid learning experience involving actual information systems under the supervision of a faculty member. Student teams will evaluate the design and implementation of a significant information system or will develop such a system where none exists. Project management, management of the information systems function, and systems integration will be components of the project experience.
    Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.

    4302 Ethics in Organizations (3-0). A course designed to: assist the student in the recognition of unresolved ethical issues likely to confront decision makers in business and other organizations; help the student become aware of some of the complexities involved in the application of moral reasoning to organizational decisions; and encourage the student to search for structural changes in business and other organizations in order to benefit society. This is a seminar and case study course, and substantial oral and written communication ability is required. The student would benefit if Philosophy 2306 were first completed.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    4303 Strategic Management (3-0). A senior business capstone course concerned with the study and development of strategy for the overall organization. The course is interdisciplinary in nature, requiring students to apply knowledge and skills learned in previous courses to solve problems of an organization operating in its social, political, legal, ethical, international, and economic environment. As part of course requirements, students will be required to submit a portfolio which provides evidence over their ASU career that the student has developed competencies, beyond subject matter knowledge, in areas such as leadership, communications, decision-making, and creativity. Students will also be required to take an examination  covering the common body of knowledge of the B.B.A. degree.
    Prerequisites: Graduating semester and permission of the Department.

    4305 Organization Theory (3-0). Study of the antecedents and consequences of organization design and structure. This course will focus on structure, technology, environmental adaptation and managerial control systems of organizations operating within rapidly changing, global environments. An introduction to strategic analysis, planning, and decision-making.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    4306 Applied Leadership (3-0). This course is designed to place students in real situations where they may practice leadership while studying and applying management theories involving leadership, motivation, group dynamics, and decision-making skills.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    4308 Housley Leadership Class (3-0). The Principled Leadership course is a seminar style leadership dialogue and workshop designed to bring selfawareness to the development of student leaders. With sessions like You, Inc. covering individual brand power, themed discussions about the need for principled and disciplined leaders and discussions that challenge definitions of “service” - each week provides applicable and inspiring content for students on the path to fulfilling their leadership potential. (Credit may not be earned for both Management 4308 and Management 4306.)
    Prerequisite: Departmental permission required.

    4319 Forecasting and Planning (3-0). The course serves as a general course in forecasting methods. Techniques covered include smoothing, decomposition, regression, judgmental techniques, and new product forecasting. Comparison and selection of the appropriate techniques is addressed. Emphasis is placed on the interface between forecasting and the managerial functions of implementation and control. A combination of
    lectures, analytical exercises, problems, and computer exercises are used. Implementation of a forecast system in a small business is also utilized.
    Prerequisite: Management 2331 or consent of instructor.

    4331 Global Supply Chain Management (3-0). The course explores key issues involved with design and management of global supply chains. Specifically, the course will focus on the integration of suppliers, logistics, production facilities, and distribution centers in order for customers to receive the right product at the right quantity and the right time. Also, emphasis will be given to issues of contract administration, location, and evaluation of foreign suppliers, exchange fluctuations, and customs procedures. Key concepts of supply chain management (SCM) and opportunities involving SCM strategy will be studied. In addition to conceptual topics, quantitative tools will also be presented in class.
    Prerequisites: Management 3305.

    4336 Networks and Data Communication (3-0). Provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking requirements including networking and telecommunications technologies, hardware, and software. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis, and evaluation of connectivity options are also covered.
    Prerequisites: Management 3343 and Computer Science 1315.

    4343 System Analysis and Design (3-0). Provides an understanding of the system development and modification process. Emphasizes the factors for effective communication and integration with users and user systems. Encourages interpersonal skill development with clients, users, team members, and others associated with development, operation, and maintenance of the management information system. Use of data modeling and analysis tools.
    Prerequisites: Computer Science 1315 and junior standing.

    4344 Database Management Systems (3-0). Extension of the analysis and design concepts of Management 4343 to management information systems involving design and construction of databases under a database management system (DBMS).
    Prerequisite: Computer Science 1315 and junior standing.

    4361 Organizational Training and Development (3-0). This course provides students with the foundational knowledge and applied skills to design and implement training and development in organizational settings, including assessing training needs, active learning strategies, evaluating training effectiveness, and incorporating technology to train organizational members.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    4362 Seminar in Management Information Systems (3-0). Designed to acquaint the student with current literature and to evaluate new technological developments in the field of management information systems.
    Prerequisite: Management 3343.

    4371 Internship in Management. Students will participate in a structured work experience at the management trainee level. A pass or fail grade will be assigned by the instructor based on input on student performance from the employment supervisor and using the required weekly journals prepared by students. (Course may be repeated once for credit with permission of the instructor or department chair.)
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

    4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in management. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    Graduate Courses

    6301 Management of Information Systems (3-0). Addresses the management of the information resources from a senior management viewpoint. Covers the use of information technology to achieve competitive advantage, information technology and the organization, managing information assets, outsourcing, information technology operations and management, and information technology as a business.

    6302 Legal and Social Environment of Business (3-0). Analysis of the role of business in contemporary society with emphasis on the legal, social, political, and regulatory factors affecting business.

    6303 Advanced Data Analytics (3-0). This course explores data collection and analysis techniques commonly practiced in business today. Topics include primary and secondary data collection techniques, analysis of collected data, and associated ethical concerns.

    6311 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3-0). The study of behavioral interactions within organizational contexts, with special attention on dyadic, group, and organizational leadership dynamics. This course examines how leaders can leverage employee individual characteristics (e.g. personality, perception, and motive) and contextual attributes (e.g. culture, diversity, and structure) to create high-performing employees, teams, and organizations.

    6312 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3-0). Operations and Supply Chain Management consists of three broad areas that include managing processes, managing customer demand and managing the supply chain. Topics include process strategy, quality performance, capacity planning, lean systems, demand forecasting, inventory management, operations planning, resource planning, supply chain design, supply chain logistics networks and supply chain integration.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    6313 Strategic Management in a Global Environment (3-0). An advanced case course dealing with the wide range of management problems involving policy and strategy decisions faced by executives in both domestic and international markets. A capstone course that requires integration of all materials covered in the M.B.A. curriculum in the policy formulation process.
    Prerequisite: Permission of M.B.A. director.

    6314 Multinational Management Strategy (3-0). An advanced study of global strategies and management practices as compared with those in the European Union. Special focus will be given to creating a single, seamless organization capable of operating in a dynamic international environment. This course is usually taught off-campus as part of the International Studies Program.

    6319 Forecasting Theory (3-0). The study of forecasting methods including exponential smoothing, decomposition, regression, and judgmental techniques. The use of forecasts in managerial planning and decision making.
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

    6321 International Business (3-0). International business environmental frameworks; trade and investment theories and institutions; multinational corporation policy, strategy, functional management, operations, and concerns.

    6371 Internship. A structured assignment with a firm or agency. Grading will be either pass or fail. (May be repeated once for credit with permission.)

    6381 Special Topics (3-0). A course dealing with selected topics in management. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    6391 Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for superior students. (May be repeated for credit when topic varies.)