Management

Management (MGMT)

MGMT 230 Introduction to Purchasing Contracts

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:BUS 310 or MGMT 360

This course introduces students to purchasing contract theory and practice. Topics include: Uniform Commercial Code; contractual business and legal risk mitigation; contract development for goods and services purchases; scope of work and specification development; and contract breach.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the basics of purchasing contract theory (offer, acceptance, & consideration) and the utilization of contracts to mitigate business and legal risk.
  • describe the importance of proper specifications and scope of work definition in contract development.
  • analyze how the terms and conditions negotiated in a contract reflect components of total cost.

MGMT 231 Negotiation Planning

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:BUS 310 or MGMT 360

This course introduces students to the concept of “total cost," and teaches the skills to perform cost analysis in support of supplier selection and effective supplier negotiations. Students will also participate in mock negotiations using the techniques learned in this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the concept of "total cost," and differentiate between acquisition cost and total cost.
  • differentiate between data-based and behavioral-based negotiation techniques and how they are used.
  • express the necessary post-negotiation steps to ensure effective documentation of the outcome of supplier negotiations.

MGMT 233 Purchasing Organization Management

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:BUS 310 or MGMT 360

This course is focused on the management of a global or regional purchasing operation within a corporation. Concepts covered include organizational structure, hiring, success metrics, tactical and strategic purchasing focus areas, community and environmental obligations, purchasing code of ethics, purchasing policies and procedures, and eCommerce tools and applications.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • summarize the purpose and role of the purchasing organization and its obligation to the company.
  • explain the importance of purchasing success metrics and their role in assessing effective operations.
  • express how purchasing policies and procedures are used to manage risk and improve results.
  • articulate the role and importance of green purchasing initiatives.

MGMT 310 Introduction to Public Management

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU

This course provides an introduction to the field of public management. It introduces students to the fundamental components of public management including public organizational relations and roles, leadership, ethics, fiscal management and policy making. It also addresses the political, intergovernmental, and external environments in which public managers function.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • define the various levels, roles and concepts of public management and develop an understanding of how government works.
  • demonstrate the ability to assess public government issues and evaluate ethical dilemmas in public management.
  • describe the political, intergovernmental and environmental impacts facing public managers.
  • distinguish the various federal, state and local fiscal planning cycles and their implications for policy making and program evaluation.
  • research how the key stakeholders of the political process impact the allocation of resources at the management level.

MGMT 315 Government Relations and Policy Development

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU

This course provides a practical overview of the public policy process and its implication for government decision-making. It explores a number of concepts associated with policy analysis and aims to provide students with practical hands-on skills that can be used in a variety of policy settings. Topics covered in this course will include policy writing and research, political lobbying, the legislative process, stakeholder consensus building, and ethics in policy making.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • define the functions of public organizations and the interrelations between federal, state, and local agencies.
  • identify the various types of public agencies: their administrative structures, lines of authority, roles and accountability.
  • research the basic components of strategic planning at the public level including developing mission, core values, and vision statements.
  • organize and execute a comprehensive policy analysis including an executive summary, policy background and summary, policy alternatives and cost effectiveness feasibility analysis.
  • investigate and define the role of various public organizations and stakeholders in the policy development process, including the legislative process at the state and federal levels.
  • demonstrate the ability to review, research, and develop policy documents which include the use of graphic tools.

MGMT 360 Management Communication

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:MGMT 362
  • Transferable:CSU
  • General Education:AA/AS Area II(b)

This course provides skill training in utilizing communication opportunities in organizations that includes the study of the communication process, the analysis of the barriers to effective oral and written communication, and the development of guidelines to improve interpersonal relations within an organization through the effective methods of oral and written communications.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify those factors that block the communication process.
  • evaluate the importance of effective communications in a multicultural organization, overall organizational performance, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • create team productivity through effective communication techniques.

MGMT 362 Techniques of Management

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU

This course is designed for entrepreneurs and other managers as well as those entering mid-management positions. It focuses on primary management functions of planning, organizing, controlling, and leading. Related skills such as time management, cost control, performance evaluation, motivation, communication techniques, and the social responsibility of managers are also emphasized. The course provides a clear understanding of management and leadership tasks as well as skill development in essential management activities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate the environmental factors that affect the workplace.
  • create an effective management tool to better understand leadership, management and business planning while utilizing critical thinking skills.
  • analyze the impact of continuous improvement in the modern workplace.

MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU

This course emphasizes the psychology of human relations management. It covers human interaction principles that build confidence, competence, leadership and management plans and positive attitudes in work organizations. Topics include the basis for human behavior, perception, communication, motivation, performance improvement, group behavior, negotiation, ethics and social responsibility.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • apply the theories of human behavior at work and in group dynamics.
  • assess interpersonal and interpersonal skills in effective human interaction, negotiation and leadership within the workplace.
  • analyze major approaches to understanding people and their behavior at work.
  • determine the key ingredients that motivate people.

MGMT 495 Independent Studies in Management

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU

Please see the current catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • none as they are to be determined by the instructor and approved by the curriculum development chairperson.

MGMT 498 Work Experience in Management

  • Units:1 - 4
  • Hours:60 - 300 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Enrollment Limitation:Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
  • Transferable:CSU
  • General Education:AA/AS Area III(b)

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of Management. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completing required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • apply industry knowledge and theoretical concepts in a field of study or career as written in the minimum 3 learning objectives created by the student and his/her employer or work site supervisor at the start of the course.
  • manage personal career plans and decision making using industry & workforce information and online resources.
  • behave professionally and ethically, exhibit adaptability, initiative, self-awareness and self-management as needed.
  • exhibit effective communication, collaboration, and leadership skills at work with consideration to workplace dynamics and social and diversity awareness.
  • demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills as they apply to the workplace.