Course descriptions

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Enrollment in Management courses requires at least junior standing

300. Management for Organizations. 3 hrs. Managerial functions, concepts and practices within organizations

325. Operations Management. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 300. Emphasis on operations strategy, quality management, statistical quality control, forecasting, simulation, linear programming, and supply chain management

364. Human Resource Management. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 300. Emphasis on procuring, developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective work force within the current legal and social environment

392. Supervised Field Experience in Management. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: MGT 300 with a grade no lower than C and consent of chair. Supervised field-based internship in Management

400. Global Managerial Policy and Strategy. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Senior standing with ACC 300 or 320 or 325, FIN 300, MGT 300, and MKT 300. Business administration and strategy in a global environment

454. Organizational Behavior. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 300. A study of individual and group behavior in organizations, including motivation, leadership and communication

455. Organization Theory. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 300. To develop an understanding of the impact of the interaction of structure, environment, technology and climate on organizational effectiveness

465. Production and Operations Management. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BA 201, MGT 300, and MGT 325. Development of the P.O.M. functions of production planning and control, inventory control, quality control and materials handling

468. Compensation Administration. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BA 201 and MGT 364. Wage and salary administration including job analysis, incentive systems, wage survey and fringe benefits

470. Staffing. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: BA 201 and MGT 364. An examination of organization staffing issues to include job analysis, recruitment, selection, testing and employment law

472. Labor Relations. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 300. An integrated study of current law, practice and policy; cases and role playing

474. Negotiation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: junior standing. An examination of negotiation strategy, negotiation tactics and the psychology of bargaining

475. New Venture Creation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 300. Theories and applications related to unique challenges of initiating or operating a small business

480. Leadership. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MGT 300. To develop an understanding of the historical and contemporary work in leadership theory and its application to the business environment

482. Small Business Consulting. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 475. A case approach to entrepreneurship

492. Special Problems in Management. 1-6 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of chair. Individual study on an approved topic in management (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in MGT H492.)

495. International Management. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MGT 300. A course concentrating on the comparison of problems in management in the U.S. with those of multi-national firms

498. International Management Seminar Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of program director. Conducted in London, England: a series of lectures and discussions involving authorities on international management issues and practices

499. International Management Research Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of program director. A research course in international management offered to students enrolled in MGT 498


The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)