Charles A. Pierce, Ph.D., Chair
Room 202, FCBE Administration Building
Students must have earned a minimum of 45 credit hours and have met specific course
prerequisites with a minimum grade of “C” to be eligible for all 3000 and 4000 level
courses. In addition to these requirements, students seeking a degree in the Fogelman
College of Business and Economics must have (1) completed all required lower division
business courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each; (2) minimum of 2.25 GPA (2.5
for accounting majors) in all required lower division business courses and MATH 1830,
1421, or 1910, and (3) 45 hours of course work including MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910,
COMM 2381 and 9 hours of English (See B.B.A. Degree Requirements-General Requirements).
A surcharge of $30 per credit hour for 3000 and 4000 level courses and $30 per credit
hour for 6000-9000 level courses has been approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The purpose of the surcharge on these business courses is to guarantee the continuous
improvement of the college and compliance with the standards of the Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International).
In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics
MGMT 4110-19. Special Topics in Management. (3). Topics varied and in online class listings. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.
MGMT 1010 - Intro to Business (2)
Acquaintance with major institutions and practices in business and coverage of elementary concepts of business; survey of functional areas of business and the activities of management; orientation for selection of major and information on business career opportunities. NOTE: if taken by students with 50 hours or more, credit will not count for B.B.A. degree.
MGMT 1011 - Intro to Management Lab (1)
Series of field trips, service learning project and other experiences related to hospitality and resort management; tour of property, management overview, decision making areas, Business Control Points. COREQUISITE: MGMT 1010.
MGMT 2820 - Intro to Entrepreneurship (3)
This course is designed to empower students to think globally; identify distinct competencies locally; develop a personal mission statement; explain individual pathways by some of the leading entrepreneurs; identify opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs; eliminate roadblocks to creativity; create outline to launch your own business.
MGMT 3110 - Organization and Mgmt (3)
Comprehensive survey of management functions, basic concepts, and management principles; coverage of planning and decision making, organizing, directing, and controlling; coordination of organizational resources to achieve objectives.
MGMT 3215 - Mgmt of Human Resources (3)
Personnel functions and basic concepts; human resource planning, job analysis, staffing, development, compensation, employee/labor relations, health and safety, industrial employee union representation, and impact of the EEO legislation.
MGMT 3510 - Business Communications (3)
Communication theory applied to business and the professions; emphasis on effective writing; presentation of written and oral case solutions, letters, memoranda, reports, and employment applications; selection and use of research sources; consideration of business ethics, technology, and intercultural communication. PREREQUISITE: MIS 2749, or equivalent.
MGMT 3812 - Managing Employee Wellness (3)
Employee's health and wellness, work behavior, and value of human capital in organizations. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110.
MGMT 4240 - Compensation Perform Appraisal (3)
Systematic examination of administration of wage and salary as tool of management; use of job descriptions, job analysis, and job evaluation methods, instruction in techniques of rationalizing wage structures; analyses of some outstanding considerations that must be taken into account in installing and administering wage programs are made. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110, 3215, 3510.
MGMT 4251 - Employee Relations (3)
Theories and practices in employee relations and manager's role in building and maintaining positive employee relationships; development of skills in conflict resolution and negotiation in human resource and management context; understanding labor unions, union organizing, and collective bargaining process; examination of ethical and legal issues relevant to employee relations. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110, 3215, 3510.
MGMT 4260 - Employee Staff/Devlpmnt (3)
Examination of processes related to recruiting, selecting, and developing qualified persons for employment in organizations; determination of staffing needs, recruitment of a sufficient applicant pool, utilization of selection tools, and offering orientation training programs for employee development; emphasis on legal context of selection decisions. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110, 3215, 3510.
MGMT 4420 - Orgnztl Behavior in Business (3)
Human relations as applied to people at work in all kinds of organizations; emphasis on understanding of human behavior and motivation of employees to work together in greater harmony; fundamentals of organizational behavior, leadership and its development, organizational environment, and communication and group processes. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110, 3510.
MGMT 4461 - Managerial Leadership (3)
In-depth examination of leadership in business organizations; critical evaluation of the meaning and practice of leadership; coverage of philosophy, psychology, and the process of leadership, including the process functions of creating vision, use of power and influence, being effective, and applying wisdom. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110, 3510.
MGMT 4481 - Teamwork/Group Dyn/Org (3)
Process of group dynamics in organizations and development of groups into high performing teams; emphasis on most effective context for team formation; selection process of team members and roles these members play in team's success; development of individual and team competencies; managing conflict within a team; particular challenges that necessary utilization of virtual and dispersed teams pose to organizational performance. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110 and 3510.
MGMT 4510 - Interntl Business Communictn (3)
Importance of business communication in conducting global business effectively; emphasis on organizational and interpersonal communication and negotiation skills needed in an integrated world economy; culture-based assumptions, contrasting cultural values, communication and negotiation strategies, verbal and nonverbal patterns, cultural shock, and country specific information. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3510.
MGMT 4710 - Strategic Mgmt (3)
Advanced problems in determination, execution, and control of strategic management process in light of changing environments in which organizations operate. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110, 3510, and senior standing in The Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Enrollment limited to graduating seniors.
MGMT 4810 - International Mgmt (3)
Introduction to issues in international business and exploration of environment facing firms in international arena; problems in planning, implementing, and controlling activities such as choosing foreign associates, selecting plant location, and dealing with labor, structure, legal constraints, and trade problems. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110, 3510.
MGMT 4820 - Entrepreneurship (3)
Initiation process of new business venture. Participants as teams develop detailed development plan covering all phases of business initiation and development. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110 and 3510, or UNIV 2555.
MGMT 4850 - Global Cities/Global Sport Ind (3)
Synergies and disjunctures among U. S. and global marketplaces; sporting industries as sites to address roles that cities play within global infrastructure; cultural, social, economic and technological flows that are vital for understanding global commerce, specifically within global sporting industries. PREREQUISITE: student must participate in the Sport, Commerce & Culture in the Global Marketplace study abroad program.
MGMT 4860 - Internl Mgmt/Sport Industry (3)
Critical understanding of international management located in the context of the global sporting industries. PREREQUISITE: student must participate in the Sport, Commerce & Culture in the Global Marketplace study abroad program.
MGMT 4910 - Management Problems (1-3)
Student conducts approved research projects in his or her major area under supervision of staff members. PREREQUISITE: senior standing and permission of department chair.
MGMT 4911 - Internship In Mgmt (1-6)
Internship in business organization to gain on-the-job experience. Project to be approved and supervised by departmental faculty. Credit allowed upon acceptance of report. PREREQUISITE: 2.75 overall GPA and completed 15 hours in Upper Division core.
MGMT 4920 - Mgmt Problems/Entrepreneurship (1-3)
Student conducts approved research or projects in student's chosen area of entrepreneurial activity under the supervision of a faculty member and, preferably, in consultation with an entrepreneur or team. Related to the independent study, the student must participate in an approved entrepreneurship/incubator/accelerator competition, i.e., held by the Crews Ventures Lab.
MGMT 4921 - Internship in Entrepreneurship (1-6)
Internship in an entrepreneurial setting to gain on-the-job experience. Project to be approved and supervised by departmental faculty. Credit allowed upon acceptance of final portfolio. PREREQUISITE: 2.75 overall GPA and completed 15 hours in upper-division core.
MGMT 4996 - Senior Honors Thesis (3)
Independent research open only to those students enrolled in the Honors Program. Thesis supervised by departmental faculty member. PREREQUISITE: senior standing and permission of the Director of the Honors Program.