University Catalog 2005-2006

Minor in Business (MSOM)

School of Management

Prerequisite for all MSOM courses is completion of 29 credits (sophomore standing).

300 Managing Financial Resources (3:3:0)May not be taken for credit by SOM majors. Focuses on using basic concepts of accounting and financial management to make investment, credit, and operating decisions for an organization. Emphasizes financial reports to aid the planning and control of organizational activities. Students who have received credit for both ACCT 203 and FNAN 301 cannot also receive credit for MSOM 300.

301 Managing People and Organizations (3:3:0) May not be taken for credit by SOM majors. Introduces key issues in management, organi-zational behavior, and human resource management. Special attention to best practices used by effective managers. Students cannot receive credit for both MGMT 301 and MSOM 301.

302 Managing Information in a Global Environment (3:3:0) May not be taken for credit by SOM majors. Provides overview of the strategic role of information, need for information systems, organizing information, integration of information systems in management processes and decision making, and related discussions in electronic commerce. Students cannot receive credit for both MIS 301 and MSOM 302.

303 Marketing in a Global Economy (3:3:0) May not be taken for credit by SOM majors. Presents marketing principles, concepts, strategies, and analytical tools used by profit and nonprofit organizations to market ideas, products, and services to selected target groups. Emphasizes how to develop, promote, distribute, and price the firmÕs offerings in a dynamic economic, social, political, and global environment. Students cannot receive credit for both MKTG 301 and MSOM 303.

304 Entrepreneurship: Starting and Managing a New Enterprise (3:3:0)May not be taken for credit by SOM majors. Explores behaviors required to successfully launch a new business, tools to identify and evaluate opportunities, and the issues critical to a new firm. Issues include organizational structure, effective marketing strategy, operational logistics, -legal issues, financial projections, financing options, and available support structures.

305 Managing in a Global Economy (3:3:0) May be taken for credit by SOM majors only if taken to satisfy the global understanding requirement for general education. Multidisciplinary approach to the -global economy from the viewpoint of managing international business. Introduces unique aspects of managing in the global economy including theory and -political economy of international trade and foreign direct investment, global monetary system, and strategy of inter-national business.

306 Managing Projects and Operations (3:3:0) May not be taken for credit by SOM majors. Introduces project management and operations management concepts and tools including project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and control; process design, selection and improvement; supply chain management; inventory management; and quality assurance. Students cannot receive credit for both DESC 301 and MSOM 306.