Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)


Department of MANAGEMENT

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Chair: Dan Voich, Jr.;
Professors: Anthony, Fiorito, Martinko, Perrew, Stepina, Voich, Wilkens;
Associate Professors: Hoffman, Kacmar, Kuhn, Lamont, Matherly;
Assistant Professor: Simmonds;
Service Professor: Hodge;
Lecturers: O'Connor, Simmons, Trammell

The management curricula provide students with an understanding of the nature of managerial work, including both the art and the science of managing. The curricula emphasize the management of human resources, as well as strategic planning, managerial problem solving, and decision making. Students choose to major in general management or human resource management consistent with their specific interests. The overall objective of these curricula is to prepare students for entry-level positions in small and large organizations, leading to line or staff management careers in either the public or private sector. Many graduates enter jobs as managerial associates, sales associates, or personnel/human resource assistants.

State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

The following lists the common prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

  1. ACG X021 or ACG X001 and ACG X011;
  2. ACG X071;
  3. CGS X100;
  4. ECO X013;
  5. ECO X023;
  6. MAC X233 or MAC X230;
  7. STA X023 or QMB X100 (students at Florida State University may substitute STA X014).

Requirements for a Major in General Management

All students must complete 1) the University-wide baccalaureate degree requirements summarized in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this General Bulletin, 2) the State of Florida common prerequisites for general management majors, 3) the general business core requirements for general management majors, 4) the general business breadth requirements for general management majors, and 5) the major area requirements for general management majors. Note: To be eligible to pursue a general management major, students must meet the admission requirements of the College of Business. These admission requirements are described in the College of Business section of this General Bulletin.

General Business Core Requirements

All general management majors must complete the following five (5) courses. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course.

BUL 3310 The Legal Environment of Business (3).
FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3).
GEB 3213 Business Communications (3).
MAN 3109 Organizational Behavior (3).
MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (3).

General Business Breadth Requirements

All general management majors must complete five (5) courses as follows. Each course selected must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (3).
MAN 4720 Strategic Management and Business Policy (3).

Plus three (3) electives from the following list of courses:

FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (3).
HFT 3240 Managing Service Organizations (3).
ISM 3011 Introduction to Management Information Systems (3).
MAN 3504 Services Operations Management (3).
MAR 3700 Professional Selling (3).
QMB 3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3).
REE 3043 Real Estate (3).
RMI 3011 Risk Management/Insurance (3).

Major Area Requirements

All general management majors must complete eight (8) courses as listed below. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the general management major area requirements.

MAN 4301 Human Resource Management (3).
MAN 4605 Cross Cultural Management (3).
MAN 4701 Business and Society (3).
MAN 4752 Competitive Dynamics (3).

Plus four (4) electives from the following list of courses:

MAN 4201 Organizational Analysis and Change (3).
MAN 4407 Management of Labor and IndustrialRelations (3)
MAN 4631 International Strategic Management (3).
MAN 4143 Contemporary Leadership Challenges (3).
MAN 4441 Negotiation and Conflict Management (3).
MAN 4930r Special Topics in Management (3).
MAR 3461 Principles of Purchasing (3) 

Requirements for a Major in Human Resource Management

All students must complete 1) the University-wide baccalaureate degree requirements summarized in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this General Bulletin; 2) the State of Florida common prerequisites for human resource management majors; 3) the general business core requirements for human resource management majors; 4) the general business breadth requirements for human resource management majors; and 5) the major area requirements for human resource management majors. Note: To be eligible to pursue a human resource management major, students must meet the admission requirements of the College of Business. These admission requirements are described in the College of Business section of this General Bulletin.

General Business Core Requirements

All human resource management majors must complete the following five (5) courses. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course.

BUL 3310 The Legal Environment of Business (3).
FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3).
GEB 3213 Business Communications (3).
MAN 3109 Organizational Behavior (3).
MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (3).

General Business Breadth Requirements

All human resource management majors must complete five (5) courses as follows. Each course selected must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

MAN 4720 Strategic Management and Business Policy (3).
QMB 3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3).

Plus three (3) electives from the following list of courses:

FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (3).
HFT 3240 Managing Service Organizations (3).
ISM 3011 Introduction to Management Information Systems (3).
MAN 3504 Services Operations Management (3).
MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (3).
MAR 3700 Professional Selling (3).
REE 3043 Real Estate (3).
RMI 3011 Risk Management/Insurance (3).

Major Area Requirements

All human resource management majors must complete eight (8) courses as listed below. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the human resource management major area requirements.

MAN 4301 Human Resource Management (3).
MAN 4320 Staffing (3).
MAN 4390 Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3).
MAN 4407 Management of Labor and Industrial Relations (3)

Plus four (4) electives from the following list of courses:

MAN 4201 Organizational Analysis and Change (3).
MAN 4330 Compensation (3).
MAN 4350 Training and Development (3).
MAN 4605 Cross Cultural Management (3).
MAN 4143 Contemporary Leadership Challenges (3).
MAN 4441 Negotiation and Conflict Management (3).
RMI 4135 Employee Benefit Plans (3).

Definition of Prefix

GEB - General Business

MAN - Management

Undergraduate Courses

MAN 3010. Concepts of Management (3). Prerequisites: MAC 1141; ACG 2021; ECO 2023; and a behavioral science course. Introduction to the nature and process of management, with emphasis upon management of physical and human resources. (Not required for management or human resource management majors.)

MAN 3109. Organizational Behavior (3). Behavioral concepts, techniques, and applications for managing human resources in all types of organizations.

MAN 3949r. Cooperative Education Work Experience (0). (S/U grade only.)

Business Majors Only

GEB 3213. Business Communications (3). Prerequisite: Must be upper division level business major. The course is designed to help business students develop the writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful business career.

MAN 4143. Contemporary Leadership Challenges (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3109. Course provides broad exposure to the theories and practice of effective leadership and supervision in todays business and explores contemporary leadership challenges from a practical point of view. The emphasis is to provide a better understanding of the manager and leader in terms of what they do and the skills that they need, with opportunities to develop and practice effective leadership skills.

MAN 4201. Organizational Analysis and Change (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3109. Analysis of concepts and processes for affecting change in organizations.

MAN 4301. Human Resource Management (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3109. Survey of the human resource management function in organizations. Topics include: selection, recruiting, training, compensation, and performance appraisal.

MAN 4320. Staffing (3). Prerequisites: MAN 3109, 4301. The study of the design and operation of systems for employee recruitment and selection, including current practice and issues.

MAN 4330. Compensation (3). Prerequisites: MAN 3109, 4301. The study of the methods and implications of making wage and salary decisions for recruiting and retaining employees.

MAN 4350. Training and Development (3). Prereq:uisites MAN 3109, 4301. The study of the various forms of training and development and their implementation both on and off the job.

MAN 4390.Current Issues in Human Resource Management (3). Prerequisites: MAN 3109, 4301. A seminar that probes current topics in human resource management in depth. Emphasis is on the impact of recent legal and societal developments on human resource management practice.

MAN 4407. Management of Labor and Industrial Relations (3). Corequisite: MAN 3109. A managerial perspective of labor and manpower concepts and issues in industrial and postindustrial society and work organizations.

MAN 4441.Negotiation and Conflict Management (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3109. A focus on negotiation and conflict management in business and other organizational settings. The emphasis is on gaining an understanding of the negotiation process and strategies and developing effective negotiation and conflict management skills.

MAN 4605.Cross-Cultural Management (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3109. Course studies the unique issues of managing in non-native culture. Discusses management situations where members of more than one cultural group are included, along with strategies for maximum effectiveness in such situations.

MAN 4631.International Strategic Management (3). Prerequisites: ECO 2013, 2023; MAN 3600. Course focuses on the international dimensions of strategic management, including environmental and political issues affecting global competition. Special emphasis is given to the multinational enterprise and strategic options available for effective worldwide competitive advantage.

MAN 4680r.Explorations in International Management (3). Prerequisites: ECO 2013, 2023; MAN 3600. Selected topics in international management will vary depending upon the instructor for the course. Topics such as cultural influences on management, international personnel management, and other related management topics will be discussed. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.

MAN 4701. Business and Society (3). Prerequisite MAN 3109. Examination of current and future issues in business and society with emphasis on the social responsibility of business and future challenges for business in a pluralistic society.

MAN 4720. Strategic Management and Business Policy (3). Prerequisites: FIN 3403; MAN 3109; MAR 3023. Case analysis of business and management problems for the formulation of managerial strategies and policies.

MAN 4752.Competitive Dynamics (3). Prerequisite: MAN 4720. Course applies the tools and concepts acquired in other business and management courses in a hands-on business simulation of competitive dynamics with an eye toward contemporary, emerging competitive issues confronting business senior executives and owners.

MAN 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). May be repeated up to three (3) times.

MAN 4930r. Special Studies in Business (1-3). Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. May be repeated up to three (3) times.

MAN 4941. Field Study in Management (1-3). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides student with on-the-job experience in major area.

MAN 4970r.Honors Thesis (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the honors program. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours. Six (6) semester hours of thesis are required to complete honors in the major.

Graduate Courses

MAN 5205. Organization Theory (3).

MAN 5206. Organizational Behavior (3).

MAN 5305. Personnel/Human Resource Management (3).

MAN 5721. Strategy and Business Policy (3).

MAN 5840. Organizational Change and Development (3).

MAN 5905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 5907r. Special Studies in Management (1-3).

MAN 5911r. Supervised Research (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 5935r. Special Topics in Management (1-3).

MAN 5940r. Supervised Teaching (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 6159r. Seminar in Organizational Behavior (1-3).

MAN 6209r. Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Theory (1-3).

MAN 6715r. Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management: Selected Topics (3).

MAN 6911r. Supervised Research (1-3).(S/U grade only.)

MAN 6932. Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management (3).

MAN 6933r. Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Behavior (3).

MAN 6934. Doctoral Seminar in Management Research: Data Analysis and Interpretation (3).

MAN 6941r. Supervised Teaching (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

MAN 6979. Seminar in Research (3).

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and masters and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.

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