Management (MGMT)


MGMT 201  Principles of Management  3 Credits (3,0)

A comprehensive overview of relevant management principles and practices as applied in contemporary organizations, this course focuses on management theories, philosophies, and functions.

MGMT 203  Management for Aeronautical Science  3 Credits (3,0)

An introductory course in aeronautics to provide students an orientation in aviation and other aerospace related topics appropriate to management degree programs. Subjects include: aviation careers; the science of flight; aviation safety managerial responsibilities; passenger and cargo security issues; safety and human factors issues; aircraft airworthiness certifications; aviation resources; the aviation environment; and meteorology.

MGMT 210  Financial Accounting  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces the student to accounting information systems and financial reports. Included are accounting concepts and analysis and interpretation of financial reports, with an emphasis on the operating activities of aviation-related businesses.

MGMT 221  Introduction to Management Information Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

The course integrates topics of management and organization theory, information and communication theory, information security, and systems theory. Special attention is given to computer hardware and software, telecommunications, database concepts, and e-commerce and Internet based business models.

MGMT 311  Marketing  3 Credits (3,0)

This course centers on marketing theory, marketing management, sales management, and market research. In addition, public and customer relations, advertising, and distribution will be explored.

MGMT 312  Managerial Accounting  3 Credits (3,0)

The course emphasizes management's use of cost information in internal decision making. Decision-making processes include cost analysis, control, allocation, and planning. A variety of accounting techniques applicable to aviation/aerospace companies are presented.

MGMT 314  Human Resource Management  3 Credits (3,0)

The focus of this course is on the functions to be accomplished in effectively managing human resources. An in-depth study of the interrelationship of managers, organizational staff, and/or specialists, will assist the student in understanding and applying management theories to real-world human resource planning. Areas of concentration include human resource planning; recruitment and selection; training and development; compensation and benefits; safety and health; and employee and labor relations.

MGMT 317  Organizational Behavior  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides an overview and analysis of various behavioral concepts affecting human behavior in business organizations, with emphasis on research, theory, and practice.

MGMT 320  Business Information Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

A management approach to understanding business information systems is introduced in this course. The general characteristics, potential, and limitations of business systems are covered. Major emphasis is on understanding the inputs, processing, and outputs of a variety of business systems; the ways in which business systems are interrelated; and the inherent management problems involved in the implementation and control of such systems.

MGMT 321  Aviation/Aerospace Systems Analysis Methods  3 Credits (3,0)

An overview of the system development life cycle is provided in this course. Emphasis is on current system documentation through the use of both classical and structured tools/techniques for describing process flows, data flows, data structures, file designs, input and output designs, and program specifications.
Prerequisites: MGMT 221.

MGMT 322  Aviation Insurance  3 Credits (3,0)

An introduction to the basic principles of insurance and risk with special application to the aviation industry will be presented. The course offers an in-depth review of the aviation insurance industry in the United States, including the market and types of aviation insurers.

MGMT 324  Aviation Labor Relations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course focuses on an investigation of labor-management relations in the aviation industry. Examined are the history of unionism, structure of unions, legal environment, and the Railway Labor Act, collective bargaining, public sector relationships, grievance procedures, and conflict resolution.

MGMT 331  Transportation Principles  3 Credits (3,0)

The basic principles of the several modes of transportation (air, sea, rail, highway, and pipeline) are analyzed. Topics include problems of competition, the importance of each in the economy, and future developmental prospects.

MGMT 332  Corporate Finance I  3 Credits (3,0)

Students will learn about the finance function as used by management, including financial analysis and control; financial planning; short, intermediate, and long-term financing; and the theory of cost of capital and leverage in planning financial strategies. Aviation-related businesses are emphasized.

MGMT 335  International Business  3 Credits (3,0)

This course presents an analysis of economic development and international trade in modern times, with an examination of current U.S. relations with other nations. Attention will be focused on the impact of foreign trade on the aviation industry and the industry's contribution to economic development.
Prerequisites: MGMT 201.

MGMT 371  Leadership  3 Credits (3,0)

The focus of this course is about leadership in organizations. In the increasingly competitive global economy, leaders must develop the necessary skills to lead organizational development, change, and create a motivating workplace. This course focuses on analyzing the leadership skills that enhance organizational success. Topics discussed are the approaches and models of leadership, organization change, and organization development.
Prerequisites: MGMT 201.

MGMT 390  Business Law  3 Credits (3,0)

A survey of the legal aspects of business transactions is provided. Areas covered include contracts, agency, bailment, negotiable instruments, partnerships, corporations, consumer credit, and the government's influence on business law.

MGMT 391  Introduction to Project Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is designed to provide a general yet concise introduction to Project Management. The course offers up-to- date information (based on the PMBOK Guide) on how good project, program, and portfolio management can help achieve organizational success. Learners are introduced to a chronological approach to project management, with detailed explanations and examples for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects.

MGMT 392  Database Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Database systems are powerful, complex facilities for managing data. The advent of database management systems for personal computers in the 1980s moved database management into the hands of everyday users from all segments of the population. This course presents the fundamental concepts of database management. It covers key topics related to any database management system, including database models, database design and implementation, database management systems functions, and database management approaches.
Prerequisites: MGMT 221.

MGMT 394  Information Security Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course presents the concepts of information security in an enterprise approach to provide managers with tools and understanding needed to allocate scarce security resources. Introduction to security attributes and policies, developing effective and appropriate enterprise security plans, threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management concepts. Study of the architecture of an enterprise security system is developed to include a need analysis, levels of protection, detection strategies and correction/ recovery with crisis management, risk analysis, and business continuity plans.
Prerequisites: MGMT 221.

MGMT 408  Airport Management  3 Credits (3,0)

The focus of this course will be an examination of the management of airports. Emphasis is on the facilities that comprise an airport system, including airspace, airfield, terminal, and ground access operations.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

MGMT 411  Logistics Management for Aviation/Aerospace  3 Credits (3,0)

Students are provided with an opportunity to examine ways to optimize the physical flow of goods and materials within a firm from acquisition through production, and movement through channels of distribution. The course focuses on applying logistics theory to aviation management problems in materials handling, managing inventory, planning capacities, and locating distribution centers. Case studies with aviation/aerospace applications using computer models are included.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

MGMT 420  Management of Production and Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

An intensive study of management of production and operations in all organizations, both service-oriented and product-oriented, will be conducted. Scheduling, inventory control procurement, quality control, and safety are investigated. Particular attention is given to applications of aviation-oriented activities.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

MGMT 422  Information Technology Management, Strategy, and Governance  3 Credits (3,0)

The course examines how firms use IT to architect a foundation for executing their business strategies and competing on information products and services. Information Technology departments are required to increase system performance and improve availability while simultaneously reduce costs and improve quality. The use of best practices methods and metrics must be used.
Prerequisites: MGMT 221 and RSCH 202.

MGMT 424  Project Management in Aviation Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces the student to the concept of project management in aviation operations. It addresses the three-dimensional goals of every project: the accomplishment of work in accordance with budget, schedule, and performance requirements. The procedures for planning, managing, and developing projects in an aeronautical environment are covered, as well as the aspects of controlling project configuration from inception to completion. Automated tools used to determine cost, schedule, staffing, and resource allocation are covered, as well as the process of determining the effectiveness and technical validity of aviation-related projects.
Prerequisites: MGMT 391 and RSCH 202.

MGMT 427  Management of the Multicultural Workforce  3 Credits (3,0)

Students are provided with an opportunity to explore management of the multicultural workforce. The elements of cultural anthropology and international business, communicating across cultures, contrasting cultural values, and managing and maintaining organizational culture are addressed in the context of international aviation management.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

MGMT 428  Business Analytics and Data Intelligence  3 Credits (3,0)

The massive growth of the Internet and the rapid expansion of communication and information technology have resulted in a great flow of data -- both structured and unstructured, and while accessing and gathering data is important, analyzing and making sense of that data is even more important. This course introduces students to how businesses can use applications and technologies to effectively manage, analyze, and distribute enterprise data to arrive to more accurate analysis that can lead to more confident decision making and greater operational efficiencies, cost reduction, greater revenue, and reduced risks.
Prerequisites: MGMT 221 and RSCH 202.

MGMT 436  Strategic Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Strategic management principles involving strategy, formulation, implementation, evaluation, and organization analysis are studied in this management capstone course. Case analysis and the use of strategic management principles are used to examine and solve organizational problems.
Prerequisites: HUMN 330 ECON 210 ECON 211 MATH 211 or MATH 222 MGMT 201 MGMT 221 MGMT 311 MGMT 312 MGMT 314 MGMT 332 MGMT 371 MGMT 390 and RSCH 202.

MGMT 444  Principles of Supply Chain Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Supply Chain Management is one of the hottest topics in business today. The focus of this course is on understanding the history, principles, and major elements of supply chain management. Specific topics include sourcing and purchasing management; managing supplier relationships; demand forecasting; inventory management; quality management; domestic and international transportation; customer relationship management; enterprise resource planning systems; facility location decision-making; performance management; and future challenges facing supply chain managers.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

MGMT 449  Strategic Marketing Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This is a capstone marketing course that focuses on strategic analysis and planning by aviation marketing managers. Emphasis will be given to corporate and marketing strategy, market analysis, and targeting, strategic marketing programming, and market control.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

MGMT 482  Human Resources Training and Development  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces the student to the roles of training and development in the growth and success of organizations. Students will learn about current developments in training, research, and in practice, including the strategic role of training and the use of new technologies in training. The use of the ADDIE model, a systematic instructional design model, will provide a framework for effective training including (1) Analysis, (2) Design, (3) Development, (4) Implementation, and (5) Evaluation. Course material will delve into such specifics as needs assessment, learning and transfer design, employee development and career management.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

MGMT 483  Compensation and Benefits  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces the student to the theoretical and practical bases of compensation and benefits. Importance will be placed on strategic role; in other words, how pay decisions help the organization achieve a competitive advantage and its goals. This course includes a systematic review and analysis of organizational reward systems. Total compensation systems include the environment as well as the impact of intrinsic rewards on employee motivation. Job analysis and performance appraisal will also be given emphasis.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

MGMT 492  Information Systems Project Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. By weaving together theory and practice, this course presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, this text provides up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage projects, especially information technology projects. In this course, students apply all nine project management knowledge areas: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management; all five process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling; and closing to information technology projects.
Prerequisites: MGMT 391 and RSCH 202.

MGMT 494  Aviation Information Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will focus on a variety of information technology systems that are in use and their impact on successful operations within the aviation industry. An overview of current and emerging technologies in reservation systems, aircraft productivity modeling, air traffic control systems and various database, data communication and e-commerce systems will be explored.
Prerequisites: MGMT 221 and RSCH 202.