Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business
management

Management Course Descriptions

The courses offered by the Department are listed below, separately for the Business Administration (BA), Entreprenuership/Family Business (ENTR), International Business (INTB), and Managment (MGMT) courses. Both undergraduate and graduate courses are listed, with indication of whether the credit is undergraduate (ug), graduate (gr), or both. Note also that T = Approved Transfer Module course, and H = University Honors student.

Recent syllabi are provided for some courses as examples only. Be aware that a particular offering of a course in a particular Semester may vary in terms of instructor, textbooks, specific topical coverage, student requirements (exams, homework, projects, etc.), and grading policies. Also, links in these syllabi have been disabled to keep things manageable here; for more information you could contact the instructors listed on the recent syllabi.

You can also view the complete catalogue of all Lindner College of Business courses as well as all courses offered in the University.

Business Administration (BA) Classes

 

BA 2001 - 001   Business Scholars Transition.   This course seeks to help students who have recently transferred or transitioned into KolodzikBusiness Scholars (KBS) leverage program opportunities. KBS purposefully retains program flexibility, while expanding students' course and experiential options. Utilizing that flexibility requires substantial understanding of existing opportunities, of one's own strengths, weaknesses and goals, and of effective personal planning. Kolodzik Business Scholars 201 focuses on these issues.  Recent Syllabus

BA 3080. Business Professionalism. 3 ug. cr. Professionalism serves as an integrating theme throughout College of Business undergraduate programs. This course delves deeply into this theme, as students prepare for co-op and internships. The course is comprised of three modules, each with a major assignment and developmental experiences: leadership (ethics, communication, leadership styles), self-management (emotional intelligence, personal branding, etiquette), and professional development (portfolio/resume building, networking, interviewing). Recent Syllabus

BA 5080. Business Strategy. 3 ug. cr. This course is intended to be the culmination of your undergraduate curriculum. As a capstone course, it provides a framework for integrating knowledge from functional foundation courses throughout the undergraduate curriculum. You will be expected to analyze and assess internal operations of a firm and the external and competitive environment of an industry. Students will also be asked to formulate effective competitive strategies for firms under conditions of domestic and international uncertainty. Comprehensive case studies, readings and industry simulations will be used to help the student understand the difficulties and challenges of effectively implementing strategic plans. This course is designed to challenge your analytical and decision-making skills, as well as develop interpersonal skills important to your future success.  Recent Syllabus

BA 7012. MBA Capstone. 2 gr. cr. In the capstone experience, MBA student demonstrate competency in applying both the strategy and functional course concepts and tools in an integrative experience. The capstone project must be interdisciplinary in scope and integrative in nature. This course provides no new content and results in a capstone project for the student.  Recent Syllabus

BA 8095. Current Topics in Business Administration. 1-4 gr. cr. This seminar explores selected and timely topics in depth. Focus of this course will be publicized prior to each offering. Recent Syllabus

BA 9090. Introduction to Research and Teaching.
3 gr. cr. This seminar will introduce new doctoral students in the College of Business to the three pillars of the academic world: research, teaching, and service. Each area will be explored in detail. The course addresses (1) key milestones in an individual's doctoral program, (2) expectations of new tenure-track faculty, and (3) university life beyond tenure and promotion. In addition, students critically examine the philosophical underpinnings of programs of inquiry, with a goal of better understanding diverse views about knowledge generation and the pursuit of truth. Students gain exposure to faculty from across the College of Business, through classroom discussion and face-to-face interaction. Reccent Syllabus

Entrepreneurship/Family Business (ENTR) Courses


ENTR 2001. Essentials of Entrepreneurship.
3 ug. cr. This course prepares entrepreneurs for the rewards and pitfalls of an entrepreneurial career choice. The content focuses on the essentials of effective management of a start-up company. These topics are also applicable to successfully creating a new product or service within an existing company and as a force for social change. Understanding the positioning of a new company to meet the various marketing, financial, and technological challenges is of central emphasis as well. The course integrates "real-time' decision-making for key management issues as students follow the development of a new venture. Through cases, exercises and discussion students apply course concepts to actual business scenarios in order to practice the broad range of skills required to start and build a company in today's complex world. Recent Syllabus

ENTR3015.  Digital Entrepreneurship. 3 ug. cr. This course covers emerging online technologies and trends and their influence on the launch of entrepreneurial startups and electronic commerce. Students will learn how to promote themselves and launch startup businesses online including communications/marketing/distribution. They will explore various revenue models used on the Web. The course covers online auctions and several legal and ethical issues particular to entrepreneurship online (e.g., security, spam and phishing, identity theft, etc.). Importantly, students will learn about creating e-commerce and other digital startups (e.g., app/software companies) using the Lean Startup methodology developed in Silicon Valley.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR3071 Business Startup Experience. 3 ug. cr. In this course students will experience entrepreneurship first hand by developing a simple product or service and building a cross-functional team to deliver it to the world. Students will give their product or service away as a gift to individuals who choose to make a charitable donation to a recognized / approved charity. The readings and experiential work in this course will offer students a window into how the various functions of business operate in startup ventures.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 4001. Introduction to Innovation. 3 ug. cr. "Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship" addresses a number of key topics dealing with innovation and new venture creation. Two key areas include, 1) The seven knowledge areas of innovation: intellect, domain knowledge, thinking, problem solving, creativity, innovation and execution; and 2) The innovation process model as applied to entrepreneurial ideation, conceptualization and opportunity recognition.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 4005 Essential Entrepreneurial Skills.  3 ug. cr. The objective of this course is to provide students with a working and practical knowledge of essential skills in the areas of accounting, finance, management, deal structure and negotiation. Entrepreneurs require these skills in order to understand, evaluate, fund, and manage new ventures. The class will utilize traditional text materials as well as case analysis, in-class exercises and online simulations to provide a wide variety of competencies and critical thinking approaches that will increase the likelihood of success of new and growing ventures, while avoiding the pitfalls of those which have failed. Recent Syllabus

ENTR 4010. Management of Closely Held and Family Business. 3 ug cr. "Management of Closely Held and Family Business" focuses on the unique management issues facing the privately/family owned business in today's economy. By understanding the integration of the business and family systems issues, the student will learn how to build basic fundamental tools and techniques for the management of such firms in order to maximize both the survival, management, and generational succession of closely-held/family ventures.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR4025. International Entrepreneurship. 3 ug. cr. International entrepreneurship involves both new products and new geographic markets. While many new startups are “born global” – that is they have international suppliers/operations/customers at/near launch – this course focuses on international corporate entrepreneurship, or the intersection of innovation, venturing and strategic renewal by established companies and their efforts to expand globally. We focus on the skills required to develop business plans for innovation (aimed at adapting to demand/ preferences in foreign markets), international corporate venturing (including organic, cooperative, and competitive growth strategies), and strategic renewal involving internationalization.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 4060. Financial Management in Privately Held Firms. 3 ug. cr. "Financial Management in Privately Held Firms" focuses on the unique financial, accounting, and information system issues facing the privately/family owned business in today's changing business environment. Central topics include basic start-up and operational decisions, product and activity costs, profit measures, and the evaluation of opportunities to improve operations and profitability of small and medium enterprises. Students will critically examine the role of accounting, financing, and information technology in making business decisions.     Recent Syllabus

ENTR 5001. Corporate Entrepreneurship. 3 ug cr. "Corporate Entrepreneurship" focuses on the study of the theories, principles, concepts, and practices of entrepreneurship within organizations, both profit and non-profit. The goal is to better prepare students to engage effectively in intrapreneurial analysis, development, and actions.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 5070. Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation. 3 ug. cr. "Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation" focuses on the total enterprise creation process: all the functions, activities and actions associated with perceiving, clarifying, and refining opportunities, crafting a business plan, and creating organizations to pursue your entrepreneurial objectives. This course seeks to help students develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to be effective as entrepreneurs or members of entrepreneurial teams. While our primary focus will be on independent ventures, the knowledge, skills, and capabilities gained here should be relevant to those involved in creating new ventures within the context of established corporations, public or private, although corporate venturing will not be the primary focus.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 5093. Special Topics in Entrepreneurship. 3 ug. cr. This course emphasis is on in-depth study of selected topics.  It is offered from time to time to ensure the curriculum includes timely themes and trends. The focus of this course will be publicized prior to each offering.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 5097 - 001   Entrepreneurship & Management Consulting.   This course offers students a chance to provide management consulting assistance to local businesses and deliver solutions to real-world business problems. It is of particular relevance to students with an interest in pursuing careers in management consulting. This course focuses on the total enterprise strategic management process in the context of small and/or established ventures including all the functions, activities, and actions associated with the identification, development and pursuit of strategic plans. It builds upon all prior business coursework in business. Students may encounter aspects of strategic management, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and information technology in their consulting engagements. The course format includes some lectures, case discussions, and a service learningconsultation project.
Pre-Requisite:  To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 22ASC, 22BAC, 22CRT, 22HON, 22MIN. Be at least a Junior.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 5098. Capstone in Entrepreneurship. 3 ug. cr. "Capstone in Entrepreneurship" focuses on the total analysis of the industry, firm, organization, market, financial, technology, and global aspects of an on-going venture or organization, both profit and non-profit. Under faculty supervision, students are challenged in a field setting to analyze the functions, activities and actions associated with perceiving, clarifying, and refining problems and issues confronting ventures and organization and identifying opportunities, crafting a business plan, and making practical recommendations that are implementable. This course seeks to help students develop the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be effective as entrepreneurs, members of entrepreneurial teams, and productive contributing members of organizations.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 6099. Independent Study in Entrepreneurship. 1-6 ug. cr. Student independently pursues small, entrepreneurial and/or family business topics of specific individual interest. Student must obtain a faculty supervisor and approval prior to registration.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 7005. Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation. 3 gr. cr. Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation" focuses on the total enterprise creation process: all the functions, activities and actions associated with perceiving, clarifying, and refining opportunities, crafting a business plan, and creating organizations to pursue your entrepreneurial objectives. This course seeks to help students develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to be effective as entrepreneurs or members of entrepreneurial teams. While our primary focus will be on independent ventures, the knowledge, skills, and capabilities gained here should be relevant to those involved in creating new ventures within the context of established corporations, public or private, although corporate venturing will not be the primary focus.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR7015. Entrepreneurship & E-Business
3 gr. cr. The focus of this course is on e-business design (e.g., using electronic means such as internet communication and networks and other technologies) to initiate, support, and build entrepreneurial activities.  In recent years, there has been and continues to be a tremendous increase in the number of e-business opportunities available to entrepreneurs in a wide variety of business pursuits. Electronic resources available via the Internet that are applicable to small and entrepreneurial ventures, reveals a rapidly growing network.  Topics for in-class demonstrations and discussions include: from e-commerce to e-business; e-business trends; e-business design and the role of technology; e-strategies; and translating the e-business strategy into action.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR7025. Global Entrepreneurship. 3 gr. cr. The focus of this course is on trends in international business and global entrepreneurship with a focus on analyzing, researching, and addressing the question, "Why Go Global?"  In addition, this course examines the global business environment - emphasizing foreign markets; formulating and implementing a global strategy - emphasizing a customer focus; examining emerging and contemporary issues in global business - emphasizing economic, social, political, cultural perspectives; and examines international corporate entrepreneurship. Recent Syllabus

ENTR7035. Management of Closely Held & Family Businesses. 3 gr. cr. The emphasis of the course is on the strategic management of closely-held and family-owned ventures.  The course focus is on the development of a systematic approach and the information necessary for effectively assessing and improving the health of a closely-held and/or family business.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR 7081. Independent Study in Entrepreneurship. 1-6 gr. cr. Student independently pursues small, entrepreneurial and/or family business topics of specific individual interest. Student must obtain a faculty supervisor and approval prior to registration.

ENTR7082. Special Topics in Entrepreneurship 1-6 gr. cr. This course emphasizes the in-depth study of selected topics. It is offered from time to time to ensure the curriculum includes timely themes and trends. The focus of this course will be publicized prior to each offering.  Recent Syllabus

ENTR7089. Entrepreneurship & Strategy Implementation 3 gr. cr. This course focuses on the total analysis of the industry, firm, organization, market, financial, technology, and global aspects of either a new, an on-going venture or organization, both profit and non-profit. Under faculty supervision, students are challenged in a field setting to analyze the functions, activities and actions associated with perceiving, clarifying, and refining problems and issues confronting ventures and organization and identifying opportunities, crafting a business plan, and making practical recommendations that are implementable.  In this course, students develop the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be effective as entrepreneurs, members of entrepreneurial teams, and productive contributing members of organizations.  Recent Syllabus

International Business (INTB) Courses

INTB 3060. Take the challenge for sustainable development. 3 ug. cr. Working in groups (teams) of three to five students, together with their international student team partners in India (will develop sustainable business and technical solutions for one of two challenges offered by the Acara challenge.The Challenge usually addresses a problem related to food and/or water/significant environmental issue, and could be related, but not limited, to the production, transport, marketing/selling, processing, storage, treatment or consumption of food and/or water. All collaboration with foreign members of the team will be don electronically/Blackboard/or through skype.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 3080. Global Environment of Business. 3 ug. cr. This is a foundation course in international business. The objective is to present a selected mix of information which exposes students to cultural, social, political, economic, legal, and financial environments in which American business executives manage their operations in today's complex business environment. Students will gain a greater awareness of the many challenging issues facing corporations in the global economy.   Recent Syllabus

INTB 3091. Study Abroad London 3 cr hrs.  The focus of this course is to develop an understanding of the link between culture, history, politics, economics and international business. The specific context is London. This course is experiential and students begin with some research on British history, culture, and business prior to leaving Cincinnati. Prior to departure, students will work in teams to conduct preliminary research to examine the institutions that you will visit. Students will also participate in lectures and discussions on British society and business culture. Students will use this pre-departure information to be able to better assess the situations they encounter and ask questions during the visits to the various companies. Individual assignments will focus on developing a better understanding of London-based business and economics and your understanding of international economics and business practices. In London, students will visit a number of business, cultural institutions, and government organizations along with attending lectures by local experts. Students will complete a series of assignments including predeparture research, journals during the program. Recent Syllabus

INTB 3092. Study Abroad. Informational and Operational Systems are key to succeeding in today's global and local marketplaces. Companies that can use best systems to create and deliver products to customers with highest quality and best service are likely to continue their leadership. This course will bring students to top EU manufacturers, software companies and U. of Mannheim. Students will learn from local experts, tour Fortune 500 companies and visit historical and cultural sites. The format of the course is an intensive, comparative exposition into the world of Information Systems and Operations as well as an immersion into the social and cultural fabric of the city of Mannheim, which will serve as the base for the course. During the residency, students meet with IS and OM executives, tour facilities, and perform on-site ethnographic research in order to understand the underlying dynamics and drivers of technological advancement and utilization in a globalized world. In addition, the program intends to provide students a comparative perspective of the economic, socio-cultural, technological, infrastructural, political and legal environments of the city where the course will be offered.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 3093 - Student Abroad: South Africa - Microbusiness Marketing Strategy.  This course is designed for real-world application of marketing strategy and branding concepts in a deep, meaningful and transformative way. We’ll be working with microbusinesses in the former apartheid township of Khayelitsha, located in Cape Town, South Africa. Our marketing strategy consultation and recommendations will help these microbusinesses generate income that can pull families out of a deep cycle of poverty. We’ll explore how to build their brand/business, and help them envision future potential, using select frameworks and applying core marketing principles. Course materials will be curated from a variety of sources including select articles, Harvard Business Review, Internet sources, speaker insights, and instructor experience. - By Permission Only.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 3094 Global Social Entrepreneurship: Sustainable and Profitable Solutions to Global Challenges 3 cr hrs. This multidisciplinary and multicultural course is designed to introduce and promote entrepreneurial thinking for effectively responding to key challenges in our global economy. The focus is on how to develop an offering that would be responsive to a societal need, and produce a social benefit at some nominal profit. In this course students from UC will work with students at a foreign university, employing the principles of social entrepreneurship, Marketing and Finance, and will use critical thinking in bringing about economically sound decisions to solve contemporary global challenges.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 3098  Study Abroad – European Union (KBS) Kolodzik Business Scholars will visit a partner university, participate in seminars from local academics and experts, visit companies and governmental agencies, and engage in cultural activities. Students will conduct research on culture, business, economics, trade, history and politics. They will produce a cultural journal based on observations and assessment of various cultural incidents. Note - this program is limitedto Kolodzik Business Scholars.  Pre-Requisite:  To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses 22INTB380 min grade D-, or INTB3080 min grade D-. Be enrolled in one of these Programs 22ASC, 22BAC, 22CRT, 22HON, 22MIN.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 4050. International Management. 3 ug. cr. This course will focus on providing students with a foundation in knowledge and analytical skills to understand management in the global business context of the 21st century. We will examine international institutions, national trade policies, equity, currency and bond market issues as the affect global trade. We will examine various organizational models for strategy and structure suitable for global business.  Recent Syllabus

 

INTB 5011. Study Abroad China. 3 cr. Students will visit 3 partner universities in China: Beijing Jiaotong University, Jinan University (Guangzhou), and Southwest University of Finance & Economics (Chengdu). They will have lectures from local academics and experts, visit companies and governmental agencies, and engage in cultural activities. Students will conduct research on culture, business, economics, trade, history and politics. They will produce a cultural journal (12 entries) based on observations and assessment of various cultural incidents. They will develop a business plan for entry into the Chinese market.  Recent Syllabus

 

INTB 5012. Study Abroad Chile: Doing Business in Chile. 3 ug. cr. Students will visit our partner university in Chile: Universidad del Desarrollo (Santiago and Concepcion). They will visit three distinct regions of Chile: Santiago (capital and business center), Concepcion and the south (key to natural resources and shipping), and coastal (agriculture, tourism, and shipping). They will have lectures from local academics and experts, visit companies and governmental agencies, and engage in cultural activities. Students will conduct research on culture, business, economics, trade, history and politics. They will produce a cultural journal (12 entries) based on observations and assessment of various cultural incidents. They will develop a business plan for entry into the Chinese market. Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5013. Study Abroad Mexico. 3 ug. cr. Students will visit our Mexican partner university: Institute Tecnologico de Monterrey in Queretaro. They will have lectures from local academics and experts, visit companies and governmental agencies, and engage in cultural activities. Students will conduct research on culture, business, economics, trade, history and politics. They will produce a cultural journal (5 entries) based on observations and assessment of various cultural incidents. They will develop a business plan for entry into the Mexican market. Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5015 Service Learning Central America  3 cr hrs.  This is an experiential course. The format focuses on helping students to process learning gained while volunteering in a small, rural community in Central America. Students will participate in a service learning project (home construction) and learn how to adapt to a new setting in order to be productive during a short visit. In addition to working in a volunteer project, students will learn about the local culture, economy, politics and social environment. To be successful at any job in today's global market, people must learn to understand, adjust to and respect potential differences in the way others think and behave in order to create effective and productive teams. Recent Syllabus

INTB 5018 Study Abroad France-Spain.  3 cr hrs.  Students will visit our partner university in France and Spain: Toulouse Business School and its affiliate campus in Barcelona. They will visit two distinctly cultures: South France (Toulouse) and Catalonia (Barcelona). These regions are important manufacturing, research, agricultural, and cultural centers in their respective countries. Students will have lectures from local academics and experts, visit companies and governmental agencies, and engage in cultural activities. Students will conduct research on culture, business, economics, trade, history and politics. They will produce a cultural journal (12 entries) based on observations and assessment of various cultural incidents. They will develop a business plan for entry into the European market.  Permission of the college is required for registration. Contact the college offering this class section.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5019 Study Abroad Europe: Real Estate/Finance/ Insurance in the European Union.  This course seeks to help students build an understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to manage financial, insurance and real estate investments in the European Union. Following pre-travel preparations, students will travel to allocation in the European Union (e.g., London, Paris, Frankfurt). As global centers for finance, these cities offer exceptional learning opportunities to gain first hand knowledge of the global financial services and real estate markets. In addition to building their business capabilities, we expect students to develop confidence in navigating a foreign setting, sensitivity to cultural differences, and greater awareness of their own cultural make-up. By Permission Only  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5020.  Service Learning - India.  Course will include a classroom component during the semester and 10 day study abroad during spring break. Students will be exposed to challenges and opportunities at institutional and individual level through social entrepreneurship in India. They will learn about socio cultural impact of new technologies. In India, students will have guest lectures, panel discussions, organization visits and cultural explorations. Prior to and after travel to India, students meet each week and study Indian geography, culture, religions, politics and people, with specific attention to disadvantaged and exploited groups. Students will develop journalistic techniques to bring their experience to life. Students will study business model development of NGO's their needs, strategic positioning and market awareness by articulating the Customer Value Proposition, Profit Model, Key Resources and Key Processes of the NGO. Students will visit several locations in India and learn about culture and history. In Bangalore, students will meet with women social entrepreneurs, then travel Shtree in Penakunda, Andhra to learn about the issues of sex trafficking and gain an understanding the socio-economic factors around.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5021  Costa Rica: Economic, Social, and Sustainable Development.  This course provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of sustainable development in Latin America. Practical application of sustainable development by global policy organizations, governments, and individualscenters on evaluation in terms of its balance witheconomic, environmental, and social objectives. The course includes in-class instruction and fieldstudy in Costa Rica. Topics covered are economics,development, and cultural concepts providing a basis for assessing sustainable development. Macroeconomic topics examine how government and global policies influence emerging market economies and sustainable business practices. Specifically, macroeconomic policies include fiscal, monetary, trade, and exchange rate policies. By Permission Only Recent Syllabus

INTB 5022.  Study Abroad Australia: Economics of Immigration.  This course provides an understanding of the economic issues regarding immigration – a topic which represents the intersection of labor economics and international economics.  We will apply the tools of economic theory to understand the individual choice to migrate, the factors that affect economic performance of migrants, the aggregate consequences of migration on the labor market, as well as an overview of various governments’ immigration policies.  Students will build tools, terminology, and problem-solving skills needed to assess the effect of immigration specifically in Australia. During the pre-departure classroom times, we will discuss 

• The culture and history of immigration in Australia
• The economic climate of Australia
• Economy theory of immigration

During the pre-departure class periods, we will discuss these issues through the use of a textbook, journal articles, and businesses cases.  Students will be expected to read and come prepared to discuss the material prior to class.

During the travel experience, students will attend lectures, and visit with corporations, government organizations, and NGOs involved in immigration. All field activities provide opportunities for students to apply in-class concepts to real-world, practical examples.  - By Permission Only        Recent Syllabus

INTB 5023 - 001   Study Abroad: United Arab Emirates.  This course seeks to help students develop a deeper understanding of business, cultural, social, economic, and legal similarities and differences between business practices in the US and the UAE. The course will explore the potential impact of those differences on social and business relations between UAE businesses and other multinational businesses. The course will include class sessions in the US followed by travel to the UAE. In the UAE students will receive lectures from local experts, participate in company/organizational visits, and have cultural activities.

Broadly defined, culture denotes values and understandings shared by a group of people (e.g., based on their socialization into a team, organization, profession, nation, etc.).  Commercial and cultural similarities and differences may range from the mundane to shocking to subtle variations in people’s assumptions, expectations, norms, attitudes and behaviors.  The course will explore how the culture of the UAE impacts both local and foreign businesses. - By Permission Only  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5030. Managing Cultural Differences. 3 ug. cr. This course will focus on providing students with a foundation in knowledge and analytical skills to understand management in the global business context of the 21st century. We will examine the concept of national culture as it applies to management practice and we will examine sample cultures from several key business environments. We will focus on diverse cultural landscapes to assess opportunities and constraints to doing business. Moreover, many of the basic concepts and lessons (although not the specifics of the cultures) apply universally.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5035. Virtual Teams. 3 ug. cr. This course focuses on Cross-Cultural Communications, Teamwork and Virtual Teams. UC students will work virtually with European students at our partner, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. ) You will work in teams four to six people (two to three UC students and two to three JKU students) using video conference technology, email and other tools to do research on teams, teamwork, virtual teams, and cross-cultural communication. We will have formal class time for which attendance is required (see below) as well as teamwork time. For the teamwork times, your teams will work independently as teams and communicate with your team members in Austria by email, web camera or video conferencing. The course will involve some assigned readings on teams and teamwork, a case for analysis, as well as research in particular topical areas. You will learn by doing. It is difficult (and often meaningless) to learn about teams, team processes, and teamwork without some experience. You will have opportunities to gain much experience in developing teamwork skills.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5070.  Global Diversity. 3 cr. hrs. Global Diversity focuses on practices that make the workplace more inclusive and more productive. The globalizing economy requires a new approach to diversity management in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Conversely, employees are required to adapt to the rapidly changing economic, social and cultural environment that is affecting their families, communities and workplace. If managed effectively, workforce diversity can provide organizations with access to a broad talent pool, drive business growth by marketing to minority communities, and generate good-will from customers and investors by enhancing corporate image. However, management practices that do not value and promote diversity may have grave implications, resulting in increased intergroup conflicts, discrimination, and even violence in the workplace. Utilizing social-psychological based theories that we use in management research, such as social identity and intergroup relations theories, this course will examine the inclusion and exclusion experiences of people from diverse communities. The course will build on, and expand, foundation year content in social policy, human behavior theories. The college/department offering this course has established prerequisite courses and/or conditions for this course that you must have completed in order to register for this course or for your enrollment in the course to be maintained.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 5093. Special Topics in International Business. 3 ug. cr. This is a special topics course and topics/focus will vary by time and instructor. Topics will be drawn from the current news and global business environment.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 8001 Study Abroad.  Twelve day study tour/seminar conducted in coordination with a selected partner institution. Activities will including lectures from local experts and faculty, company and governmental agency visits, and cultural activities. Students will complete two assignments upon return to UC. The first assessment will be a cultural journal. Students will complete 8 journal entries of 2-3 pages each. The second assignment is to develop a business plan for entry into the market of the selected country. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in the following Program 22MAS.    Recent Syllabus

INTB 8003. Study Abroad Chile: Doing Business in Chile    Twelve day study tour/seminar conducted in coordination with our partner university in Chile:Universidad del Desarrollo-Santiago. Students willhave a variety of activities including lectures from local experts and faculty, company and governmental agency visits, and cultural activities. Students will complete two assignmentsupon return to UC. The first assessment will be a cultural journal. Students will complete 8 journalentries of 2-3 pages each. The second assignment is to develop a business plan for entry into the Chilean market.
Pre-Requisite:  To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 22DOC, 22GC, 22GOP, 22MAS.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 8004. Study Abroad - China.  Two-week study tour/seminar conducted in coordination with 3 partner universities in China. Students will visit Beijing (Beijing Jiaotong University), Guangzhou (Jinan University) and Chengdu (Southwest University of Finance and Economics). At each location students will have a variety of activities including lectures from local experts and faculty, company and governmental agency visits, and cultural activities. Students will complete two assignments upon return to UC. The first assessment will be a cultural journal. Students will complete 10 journal entries of 2-3 pages each. The second assignment is to develop a business plan for entry into the Chinese market.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 8005 - Study Abroad France: Doing Business in Europe.  Twelve day study tour/seminar conducted in coordination with our partner business schools in France: Audencia-Nantes Business School (formerly ESC-Nantes Atlantiques) and Toulouse Business School (formerly ESC-Toulouse). Students will have a variety of activities including lectures from local experts and faculty, company and governmental agency visits, and cultural activities. Students will complete two assignments upon return to UC. The first assessment will be a cultural journal. Students will complete 8 journal entries of 2-3 pages each. The second assignment is to develop a business plan for entry into the France and the European Union markets. - Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 22DOC, 22GC, 22GOP, 22MAS.  Recent Syllabus

INTB 8008. Study Abroad India: Doing Business in India.  2 cr. hrs. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the unique challenges of doing business in India. The course includes a 10 day trip to India over Spring Break. We will travel to two cities - New Delhi and Mumbai - and visit the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. There will be class sessions before the travel to familiarize you with the basics of Indian business so that you can make the most effective use of your time while in India. During the time in India, there will be a combination of cultural and corporate visits, as well as academic lectures. The focus will be largely on service industries, including the IT and Financial industries.  The college/department offering this course has established prerequisite courses and/or conditions for this course that you must have completed in order to register for this course or for your enrollment in the course to be maintained. 

INTB 8081Independent Study in International Business.  This is a self-managed course during which student independently pursues topics and/or completes a project of personal interest within this subject area. Student must obtain a faculty supervisor and appropriate prior to registration.

Management (MGMT) Courses


MGMT 1051
. Business Fast Track I. 2 ug. cr. Business Fast Track is closely linked to the broader learning objectives of your UC experience, namely those of UC Gen Ed (General Education) and the CoB Undergraduate Program. This course is also interdependent with your Business Pathways course. Together, Business Fast Track and Business Pathways enable your integrative first-year experience. While Business Fast Track emphasizes the fundamental concepts of business, Business Pathways focuses on developing your professional skills through your own academic choices, strategic planning and personal development. Recent Syllabus

MGMT 1052. Business Fast Track II. 1 ug. cr. Business Fast Track is designed for new, incoming freshmen to the College of Business. As part of their integral first-year experience, this course seeks to develop foundational business skills and mindset. Students build understandings of business organizations, their environments, and their functional units. Recent Syllabus

MGMT 1053. Business Foundations. 3 ug. cr. This course seeks to build foundational understandings of business. It is designed for students transferring/transitioning into the College of Business or exploring links between business and non-business specializations.   Recent Syllabus  

MGMT 1071. Managerial Communication. 3 ug. cr. The purpose of this course is to challenge the student to develop, refine, and improve skill in making presentations in a business setting. Increased proficiency in writing business documents is a corresponding area of attention. These two skills sets are not separable; both are of equal value for business professionals seeking to obtain influence in a competitive environment.The competency acquired in a student's focus area cannot be fully capitalized without the ability to communicate effectively in the public sphere. Surveys of corporations recruiting business professionals almost without exception point to sub-par communication skills as the most common deficiency in new hires. Proficiency in communication is a decisive ingredient in business success. Recent Syllabus

MGMT 2002
. Negotiation in Business and Everyday Life. 3 ug. cr. Negotiation is both a science and art that most people have experienced in and outside of the workplace. This course will introduce you to the best thinking and approaches to the practice of negotiation and teach you how to use these principles in your personal and work life. The development of negotiation and other dispute management skills will help you analyze issues from a variety of perspectives and secure acceptance of the solutions you reach. The approaches included in the course are all rooted in decades of research of conflict management, negotiation, political science and social psychology.

MGMT 3080. Management. 3 ug. cr. In this course, students will learn and apply the basic principles of organizational behavior and theory. We will examine a number of theories and concepts relevant to the problems and issues confronting managers today. Class sessions will consist of lecture, discussion, exercises, self-assessments, and other activities designed to help students learn relevant organizational behavior theories as well as develop vital managerial skills. The course is divided into three modules that examine the varied and interwoven levels of management: individuals, groups and teams, and organizations.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 4001. Leadership and Personal Development. 3 ug. cr. This course is designed to help students to both explore the concept of leadership as well as to assess and develop their own leadership skills. Using Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge as a framework, students will engage in a variety of learning activities, both in and out of class, in order to strengthen their leadership knowledge and abilities. The fundamental premise underlying this course is that leadership requires the mastery of multiple practices and skills, and that this can only be accomplished through a better understanding of self and others. Thus, there will be a heavy introspection and reflection component to the course, and students are expected to take such requirements seriously.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 4011. Interpersonal Processes and Teams. 3 ug. cr. This course is designed to help students analyze theories and concepts related to teams and group dynamics and to apply them to problems and issues confronting managers who work with teams. Teamwork is best perfected in an experiential environment that offers an opportunity to observe, interpret and critique other teams, as well as to participate as a team member. Thus, through participating in and analyzing experiential team-based exercises, students diagnose and interpret their behavior and that of other team members. In addition, they apply key concepts related to teams and group dynamics to the experiential exercises. Finally, they generate action steps that they can take to modify their behavior so that they become more effective as team leaders, designers and members.

MGMT 4085
. Human Resource Management. 3 ug. cr. This course focuses on human resource management practices that add value to the competitiveness of the organization through attention to internal and external environments, job design and work outcomes, and acquiring, developing and rewarding people in organizations. Specific topics covered in the course include planning and recruitment, selection, performance management, compensation, training, labor relations, job analysis, equal employment opportunity/legal issues, and strategic human resource management. Human resources are unique in that they can be an organization's greatest asset, as well as its largest expense. Increasingly, effective management of human resources is considered vital to meeting an organization's overall goals and strategies, and this course provides a general overview of human resource management including the context in which it occurs.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 5093Special Topics in Management.  This seminar explores selected and timely topics in depth. Focus of this course will be publicized prior to each offering. 

MGMT 7000. Organizations. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation in the study of Organizations (Management) in preparation for the MBA or MS program. The goal is to provide students with an introduction to the study of organizations (strategy, structure, design, and context) to help students navigate through the advanced graduate course work and to become a more effective manager. This entails understanding how organizations work as well as developing requisite personal skills in problem analysis and writing.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7012. Strategic Management. 2 gr. cr. This course focuses on both the analytical and structural framework for competitive analysis, as well as the formulation of policy and strategic decisions, the balancing of short run and long run plans, and the evaluation and control of strategic decisions for the business corporation. The academic basis for the class will be largely industrial organization and a resource based view (as a framework for industry analysis and competitive positioning). Our discussion of competitive analysis will focus on understanding the environment the firm competes within and then developing strategies that create a sustainable advantage in that industry. Finally, corporate strategy analyses move beyond the single business arena, and address what businesses the firm should compete in and resource allocation among those units. Thus, we will concern ourselves in this course with both business level and corporate level strategy development and implementation.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7014. Leadership and Organizations. 2 gr. cr. This course focuses on concepts and applications related to organizations and the individuals who design and work within them. The goal of the course is to help you better understand and practice individual and organizational management. We will cover micro-level issues (e.g., individual differences and motivation), mid-level issues (e.g., leadership, groups and teams), and macro-level issues (e.g., organizational culture and structure). By focusing on concepts, applications and issues, you will be better able to see and understand organizational phenomena that you might now take for granted. This course will also help increase your understanding of yourself and others so that you can be more effective in the organizations in which you manage and participate.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7015. Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics. 2 gr. cr. The primary objective of this course is to develop a basic understanding of the analytic and practical challenges related to business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn about different philosophical approaches to ethical problem solving and apply them to business situations. Students will investigate ethical issues involved in business and society not just in the US but across the globe by examining what these problems are, how they arise, and possible solutions. The course will cover the concept and role of corporate social responsibility in today's globalized world. Classroom discussions identify the trade-offs that face an ethical manager. Finally, the course exposes participants to leading thinkers in ethics and corporate responsibility and requires participants to analyze recent corporate examples of some of the challenges in this area.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7016 Negotiations 2 cr hrs.  This course addresses the fundamental principles? and processes of Negotiations in the context of Human Resource Issues.? The course presents principles, vocabulary and strategy in negotiation and a series of interactive experiences with analytical review of negotiation case studies and scenario. Students gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework and current best practices for human resource professionals.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7017. Managing Across Cultures. 2 gr. cr. This course will focus on providing students with a foundation in knowledge and analytical skills to understand management in the global business context of the 21st century. We will examine the concept of national culture as it applies to management practice and we will examine sample cultures from several key business environments. We will focus on Brazil, Russia, India and China as these four countries represent a diverse landscape of opportunities in developing economies. Moreover, many of the basic concepts and lessons (although not the specifics of the cultures) apply universally.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT7022 Health Care Marketplace 2: Strategic Success 3 cr.  This course follows upon HCA7021 and introduces the principles, methods and concepts of three different aspects of marketplace strategic management as it relates to health care organizations: 1) Strategic planning and management, 2) Marketing, 3) Governance. The focus is not only on the processes of strategic manangement, marketing and governance but also on strategic learning and development. Methods for evaluating and analyzing the environment external to the organization will include discussions of transparency, disruptive technologies and crisis prevention/management. The interaction of forces inside the organization such as marketing, governance, corporate culture, and resources will be analyzed for their impact on the organization and its strategic direction.

MGMT 7035. Management of Innovation. 3 gr. cr. This course examines the challenges of managing innovation from both the general manager's and the project manager's points of view. No longer is the capability to innovate wholly found within individual firms, useful knowledge is widely distributed. Even the most capable R&D organizations must identify, connect to, and leverage external knowledge sources as a core process in innovation. At the same time, the innovation process has become "democratized", as users are increasingly able to innovate for themselves.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7073. Human Resource Management.  2 cr.  This course will provide students with a basic understanding of human resource practices and strategies for the general manager. The focus of the class is not on the technical practices carried out by the HRM function (such as developing compensation systems or designing training programs), but rather on those HRM-related practices that managers carry out on a day-to-day basis (hiring new employees, providing performance feedback, etc.). A second focus will be on examining these practices from a strategic perspective, in order to understand their impact on employee performance and, ultimately, organizational outcomes. Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7081. Independent Study in Management. 1-4 gr. cr. This is a self-managed course during which the student independently pursues topics and/or completes a project of personal interest within this subject area. Student must obtain a faculty supervisor and appropriate approval prior to registration.

MGMT 7082. Special Topics in Management: Lean in Healthcare. 3 gr. cr. The Lean system evolved as the Toyota Production System within the manufacturing sector. Today principles of Lean are being adopted in the Service Sector,especially in the healthcare organizations, with an eye towards improving efficiency without having a negative impact on patient experience. This course introduces the student to Lean techniques and offers them the opportunity to do a field case study inside a healthcare organization.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7084Managing Organizational Change.  Change is ubiquitous. The pace and complexities of change, however, pose a critical challenge to all change agents: implementing change. Even when everyone seemingly comprehends the imperative for change, the typical response is to underestimate - or even fail to understand - the dilemmas inherent in the process of change because change is as much - if not more - political and symbolic as rational. Further, as Richard Pascale notes in a piece for HBR, the most critical problem confronting organizations seeking to change is that the "whole burden of change typically rests on so few people." This course will cover the central issues surrounding the reality of implementing change. Hopefully, new understandings about change and about you as both change agent and recipient will provide provocative insights into managing everyday work life as well as large-scale organizational change.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7087  High Performing Teams.  This course is all about working in teams. The course will draw on both classic and current research in shaping an understanding of how to create teams that will be effective and efficient, and when teams are appropriate and when hey are not. The course will prepare students to face work environments in which collaborative teamwork is expected and is critical to upward mobility in management and leadership. - Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 22DOC, 22GC, 22GOP, 22MAS.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 7089. International Competitiveness. 2 gr. cr. This course reviews the concepts of industry and competitor analysis,introduces the determinants of international competitiveness at the industry level,and teaches participants how to identify and evaluate the different models of international competitiveness. With a major emphasis on Professor Michael Porter's "Diamond" model for competitiveness, this course explores the answer to the generic question, "Why is Industry A competitive in Nation B?" Participants study several examples of national industrial policy and learn how governments use industrial policy to influence competitiveness. Additionally, international competitiveness is analyzed within the context of the powerful forces of globalization that shape the competitive landscape. The academic basis of the course is industrial organization economics, trade theory, industrial policy and the theoretical framework of strategy content research.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 8080.  Benefits  2 cr hrs.  The course will provide students with an understanding of the concepts, practices, and current issues in the provision of retirement and health and welfare plans. We will examine strategic approaches to employee benefits that achieve organizational objectives. This course will provide an overview of the historical and modern legislative landscape with a focus on the value and cost metrics that drive benefits in today's business environments.  Recent Syllabus

BLAW 8018 - 001   Employment Law.   The course covers the full range of federal employment law and other federal laws effecting employment, and some areas of state employment lawsuch as workers' compensation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the effect of these laws on the conduct of business. Landmark legal cases will be studied and discussed with the goal of illustrating the impact of employment law and the pitfalls which they pose. Current issues in the news will be discussed in order to illustrate the prevalence of employment law issues in the conductof business. By Permission Only.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT8078 Compensation 2 cr. This course is all about compensation as a central Human Resources function. Compensation is a major factor in an organizations success in recruiting talent, managing performance, and encouraging appropriate work behavior. The course will provide insights into the complex role of compensation in today's organizations. It will also develop the students' understanding of the vocabulary of compensation and insight into how total reward compensation approaches can contribute to organizational goals.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 8084 Global Diversity 2 cr hrs.  This course is designed to enhance understanding of the complexity of diversity within a national and global framework and to explore the relationship of diversity in organizational change and development. Participants develop perspectives in thinking about human differences and an understanding of behavioral competences in recognizing the importance of diversity in the workplace. Multiple lenses such as race and ethnicity, gender, disabilities, sexuality, age, spirituality, unique personal characteristics and organizational philosophy are used to assess intercultural challenges and how these might be transformed into assets for a complex organization. Supplemental cases, media, websites, videos, advertisements, articles and various instructional formats will be utilized to complement the course work in the class.

MGMT 8087 - Talent Acquisition and Staffing.  This course examines the key concepts, principles and strategies of the current talent acquisition and staffing function within human resources. Our global economy and interconnectedness have made "intellectual capital" more important than ever before for all organizations. Identifying, recruiting and hiring the best "human capital" has become a key strategic and competitive advantage for health organizations. The course will use textbook content, readings from professional publications and case studies to explore these processes in depth. - Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 22DOC, 22GC, 22HON, 22MAS.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 8092Capstone for Human Resources Management.  The capstone course for the MAHR degree fulfills a graduate school requirement while providing an opportunity to demonstrate graduate level knowledge and competencies expected of a future leader in the field of Human Resources. The course will be taught as a combination of seminar and independent study. Early in the course each student will define a project or topic of study that will be completed during the semester. These projects may come from ones work setting, some local organization or subject of student interest. Each student will present their work in the final week of the semester in a seminar format. By Permission Only.  Recent Syllabus


MGMT 8095. Special Topics in Management. 1-6 gr. cr. This course is a seminar that will change with each offering, depending upon the faculty leader. This course is designed to be offered on an irregular basis, to accommodate visiting scholars or to provide special opportunities for Management faculty to offer specialty topics for graduate students. This special topics seminar is available to graduate students in the Management discipline.

MGMT 8099. Independent Study in Management. 1-6 gr. cr. This independent study course is available to graduate students in the Management discipline, and allows the student to work under the direction of a faculty member to delve deeply into a topic as identified and specified by the faculty sponsor and student. Each independent study will be designed specifically for the student, and thus each will be a unique offering and experience.

MGMT 9011. PhD Seminar in Organizational Behavior. 3 gr. cr. This course provides an overview of some of the major topics of interest in organizational behavior, the study of how individuals think, feel, and act in organizational settings, as well as selected topics in organizational theory (e.g., social construction, organizational sense-making and learning, and critical theory, etc.). It is designed to introduce you to both classic and more recent articles and trends in many of the "traditional" research areas of organizational behavior and related areas of organizational theory. Discussion will center on critically analyzing and summarizing the readings, as well as exploring potential areas for further research. The aim is to provide grounding in the literature while also sparking your interest in continuing to explore these areas on your own.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 9026. Research Methods. 3 gr. cr.This course will expose students to the core issues involved in conducting research on/in/about organizations, and will examine many facets of successfully conducting and disseminating research. Discussion will center on the key ingredients of research: theory, hypotheses, design, data analysis, interpreting results, and writing. Each of these ingredients must work together for a project to be truly successful; if one is done incorrectly, the other five might be useless. Good research is the result of asking and answering many questions before, during, and after the data collection/acquisition process, and this course will focus on these important questions.

MGMT 9033. PhD Seminar in Strategic Management. 3 gr. cr. This seminar is designed to introduce participants to the research literature in strategic management and related themes from organizational theory (OT) (e.g., agency theory, knowledge management, institutional theory, resource dependence theory, etc.). Broadly defined, strategic management is the work of the general manager. A general manager is an individual with leadership and decision-making responsibilities that cover all functional aspects of a unit, sub-unit, division, or corporation. The territory we cover includes all the seminal research that has influenced strategic thinking. You could think of this seminar as a 14-week sampler of the fundamental streams of thought that drive research in the area of strategic management.  Recent Syllabus

MGMT 9071. PhD Research in Management
. 1-15 gr. cr. This is a variable credit course reflecting research activity for pre-comprehensive exam students. Students in their first and second years of doctoral study will accumulate MGMT9071 credits as they progress in their doctoral studies.

MGMT 9091. PhD Dissertation Research in Management. 1-15 gr. cr. This is a variable credit course reflecting a doctoral student's engagement in dissertation research and progress toward completion of the dissertation. Doctoral students will accumulate a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of dissertation credit in order to be eligible for graduation.