School of Management
If a student takes noncore, upper-level business courses before acceptance to the School of Management, those courses will not count on an undergraduate degree application for any major in the school (except as general elective credit). A grade of C or better must be presented on the graduation application for each upper-level course in the major. Prerequisites are strictly enforced. Degree status is defined as formal admission to the School of Management.
301 People and Organizations (3:3:0). Prerequisites: Completion of at least 48 hours including COMM 100, 101, 104, 220, or 260. This course examines the drivers of individual and group performance within organizations in the post-industrial business context. Issues related to individual and organizational performance are introduced.
312 Principles of Management (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MGMT 301 or MGMT 302 taken prior to fall 2001; degree status. Discussion of principles of management, emphasizing managerial functions. Emphasis on internal management of organizations with advanced, in-depth study of theoretical and behavioral concepts as applied to practical management problems.
321 Human Resource Management (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MGMT
301 or MGMT 302 taken prior to fall 2001; degree status. Presentation
of principles and procedures related to recruitment and selection of
a labor force, job analysis, employee evaluation, and legislation. Emphasis
is on their relationship to management.
391 Special Topics in Management (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MGMT 301 or MGMT 302 taken prior to fall 2001; degree status. Objective is to offer coherent and organized coverage of important contemporary topics. Specific topics are announced when course is scheduled.
411 Organization Theory and Development (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MGMT 301 or MGMT 302 taken prior to fall 2001; degree status. Study of complex organizations from the perspective of developing theoretical models and applied research designs. Emphasis on systems approach as an integrative framework. Organization development techniques for effective management of change are provided through analytical and experimental exercises.
421 Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MGMT 321; degree status. Examination of more complex areas of human resource management: noneconomic compensation, health and safety, wage and salary administration, management development and employee training, and internal communication.
431 Employee-Management History and Issues in Industrial Relations (3:3:0). Prerequisite: degree status. Examination of employee relations throughout U.S. history, up through the present day. Supplemented with videos and guest speakers, this course looks at causes and effects of past and present employee-management issues and conflicts.
491 Seminar in Management (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MGMT 312; degree status. Advanced study of management concepts and selected topics. Intensive analysis of management problems that represent long-term strategic significance or current urgency for organizational planning and operations. Significant contemporary research findings are included.
499 Independent Study (1-3:0:0). Prerequisite: Management
majors with at least nine upper-level management credits. Research
and analysis of selected problems or topics in management must be arranged
with an instructor and approved in writing by the associate dean for
undergraduate programs. Written report required.
George Mason University: 2001-2002 University Catalog: Catalog Index: Course Descriptions:Management (MGMT)