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Professors Emeriti: J. Barney, E. Jensen, E.G. Johnson, M. Keeley, T. McMahon, C.S.V., J. Ward

Professors: R. Baumhart, J. Boatright, S.J., D. Petersen, A. Reilly

Associate Professors: J. Graham, D. Harris, D. Massengill, J. Tata

Assistant Professor: A. Marcoux


In management we strive to prepare students for the task of directing employees toward the attainment of personal and organizational goals. All students are given the opportunity to view the enterprise from the viewpoint of general management. The human resource management major emphasizes theory and techniques of selecting, training, organizing, motivating, and evaluating people in work settings. Students explore various methods and concepts from the behavioral sciences as they relate to business and human resource administration.


The minor in management is an interdisciplinary program to enhance leadership skills through a broad array of relevant courses. It is available to students in any college or major. Management minors choose six courses (18 credit hours) from the following: MGMT 301, 304, 305, 311, 313, 315, 317, 318, 320, 335, 350, 399; ISOM 332, 349, 350, 383, 393, 398; CMAN 368. Students must earn a "C" average in their minor courses. New courses that satisfy requirements for the minor will be added from time to time. Please contact the Management Department for the latest list of applicable courses, an application, and for further information.


301. Managing People and Organizations.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
A management-oriented introduction to behavioral science theory and research related to problems of managing people in organizations. Human resource techniques and programs, as well as general management concepts, are considered. Covers macro and micro organizational theory as a framework for analyzing methods of selection, training, motivation, compensation, and collective bargaining.

304. Strategic Management.
Prerequisites: senior standing, 301; FINC 332, MARK 301, ISOM 332.
Analysis of the responsibilities of general management accomplished through critical examination of case studies. Systematic approach to understanding the total situation, and to formulating and executing a suitable strategy through planned policy and organization. Provides a base for continuing growth in executive skills.

305. Global Business Strategy. (INTS 305)
Examines how managers develop global visions and strategies; how managers synthesize traditional business functions like finance, production, or marketing; and how managers adapt these functions to international conditions to worldwide economic, political, and market trends. Students sharpen strategic skills by analyzing cases of firms moving into new markets and creating joint ventures. (Offered in Rome.)

311. Labor-Management Relations.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
Investigation of problems in employer relations with labor. Emphasizes management understanding of labor growth, legislation, and organizing attempts. Examines relevant approaches to conflict resolution, including the bargaining process, negotiation tactics, contract administration, the grievance process, and related topics.

313. Compensation Management.
Prerequisites: junior standing, 301; ISOM 241.
Determination of wage and salary structures in light of relevant aspects of the theory of labor economics. Analysis of techniques and methods of job evaluation, wage incentive systems, and profit-sharing plans. Problems created by technological change, the growth of fringe benefits, legislative changes, and the labor market are emphasized.

315. International Management. (INTS 315)
Prerequisite: junior standing.
An analysis of the problems of managing in an international marketplace. Consideration of cultural and regional variations, political and economic influences, global market factors and other contingencies with which managers of multinational enterprises must contend. The course covers an array of managerial practicesfrom human resource staffing, to motivating a multicultural workforce, to creating strategic alliances for both large and small international firms. Case studies are used to explore international dimensions of organizational behavior (e.g., leadership, decision-making, problem-solving and conflict resolution).

317. Human Resource Assessment and Selection.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
Introduction to the methods, measuring techniques, and practices used in recruiting, selecting, and placing plant and office employees, supervisors, sales and engineering personnel, as well as managers. Principles and application of screening, interviewing, and testing. Special topics associated with selection including reliability, validity, norm development, and cultural influences on selection methods. Review of legal constraints.

318. Organization Development and Change.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
Theories and practices of developing people and the organization. Areas investigated are establishing employable skills in culturally deprived and disadvantaged groups, building technical skills to provide employees for talent scarce occupations, and developing effective managerial skills. Survey and evaluation of coaching, counseling and training techniques, as well as organizational development practices.

320. Team Management.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
Focuses on the concepts and skills essential for effective organizational teams. Emphasis is placed on topics such as team composition, roles and leadership, decision-making, team charters, conflict management, and organizational influences on teams. Opportunity to assess and develop skills by working in student teams and examining organizational teams.

335. Micro-enterprise Consulting.
Undergraduate seniors and upper-level MBA students are invited to serve, for course credit, on business consulting teams assisting aspiring or struggling entrepreneurial clients from Chicago’s inner-city neighborhoods. Research and analysis of a client’s business idea (or actual situation) — including market research, basic operational requirements, and financial analysis — will result in either a written feasibility study, or a business plan that the client can use to seek financing to launch a new business or to rescue a struggling concern.

350. Internship Program.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
Designed to provide controlled, on-the-job experience with participating business, industrial and governmental organizations. Can be taken for a maximum of 3 semester credit hours. Each semester of enrollment requires a term project. This course does not count toward a concentration in management. Pass/Fail credit only.

395. Independent Study in Management.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
Independent study is in-depth research or reading, initiated by the student and jointly developed with a faculty member, into a specialized area of Management not otherwise covered by department course offerings. Variable credit. Will count toward major requirements. Permission of Assistant Dean required.

399. Special Topics in Management.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
Special Topics are scheduled classes offered on an ad hoc basis. Specific titles, prerequisites and content will vary.

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