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Undergraduate Management courses

Management Courses

MGT 20200: Principles of Management (3 credit hours)

A study of the management process including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Emphasis is placed on executive leadership, organizational behavior, and management theory.

MGT 20600: IT Management Applications (3 credit hours)

This course will provide a hands-on introduction to the world of Information Technology Management. Students will attain a general understanding of opportunities and challenges in IT Management through the use of common tools and business processes. They will use Microsoft Excel to structure and solve general business problems, analyze what-if scenarios and use optimization processes. They will use Microsoft Access to create and manage databases. They will also learn the use of HTML in basic website design to create both a personal web site and an e-Commerce site.

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Management Major Core Courses

MGT 30220: Management Communication (1.5 credit hours)

A principal challenge for every manager is to determine what sorts of arguments others will find persuasive. Communication is at the heart of what business is about: writing, speaking, and listening are skills that will permit you to succeed. We’ll use case studies to examine authentic business problems and we’ll offer coaching, feedback, and peer review to develop the skills that executives, customers, employees, shareholders, the press, and the public find so valuable in a professional manager.

MGT 30490: Business Problem Solving (3 credit hours)

Just days before Christmas in 1999, Toysrus.com realized that it was not going to be able to fulfill tens of thousands of toy orders that it had promised would arrive before Christmas - even though the inventory was on the shelf! Two days before Christmas, top management decided to issue “We’re Sorry” emails to everyone whose package was not shipped. Is this the business decision you would have made? This class will help develop your “corporate street smarts” to leverage your creative and problem solving skills. Through hands-on techniques and exercises you’ll learn how to ask the right questions, gather the right data, and use it to improve your judgment and make better decisions

MGT 30660: Strategic IT Applications (1.5 credit hours)

While Amazon and Dell used the internet to create new retailing business models, that same technology was instrumental in destroying the business models of the telephone and music industries. What caused the difference? We’ll examine how to use IT for competitive advantage in a digital economy. We’ll explore how IT improves problem solving, productivity, quality, customer service, and process reengineering. We’ll also examine how to apply current technologies in innovative ways to impact an organization’s bottom line.

MGT 40490: Business Problem Solving (3 credit hours)

Course number changed to 30490, see above.

MGT 40700: Project Management (1.5 credit hours)

Whether you become a high-profile real estate developer, an investment banker, or an entrepreneur, in any career you’ll need some project management skills to get your job done. Everyone tries to get projects finished on time and under budget, but many critical business projects fail anyway. We’ll learn the steps associated with successful project management, examine some optimization techniques, learn how to use the software tools that enhance productivity, and discuss how to avoid the implementation pitfalls that cause good people doing good projects to fail.

MGT 40750: Quantitaive Decision Modeling (1.5 credit hours)

Whether it is picking an investment portfolio, moving goods through a supply chain, staffing a customer support center, or deciding how many reservations an airline or hotel should take, business decisions involve substantial quantitative analysis. We’ll learn how spreadsheets (beefed-up with powerful add-ins) can help solve these sorts of problems. In particular, we’ll learn how the techniques of simulation and optimization can help make a variety of businesses more competitive. Only a basic familiarity with spreadsheets is assumed.

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Management Consulting Courses

MGTC 30300: Management Competencies (3 credit hours)

Some people find joy and fulfillment in their work while others find it an experience only slightly better than being tortured. While many people may merely speculate on the factors that affect our work lives, we will explore solid evidence concerning the key factors that have been found to influence employee attitudes, motivation, and performance. You will build awareness of interpersonal dynamics, and gain insights into how to manage the behavior of others more effectively.

MGTC 30450: Strategic Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)

Whether you are working for a Fortune 100 company, a dot-com startup, or something in between, it has become increasingly clear that "the people make the place". We'll learn how organizations acquire, develop, and maintain high-performing employees. We will examine HR systems from a managerial point of view to help you become informed consumers of practices that affect the quality of life in an organization. This should help you manage your own career and provide useful skills as you progress beyond your initial job placement.

MGTC 30460: International Management (3 credit hour.)

International business is conducted with and through people from various cultural backgrounds. Cultural differences, if not understood and bridged, can be significant barriers to the implementation and success of a business venture. We'll learn how to conduct business across borders and cultures by focusing on the cultural, political, economic and legal environments in which multinational corporations (MNCs) operate.

MGTC 40410: Leadership and Motivation (3 credit hours)

What is leadership? Which types of leadership are more effective? How do you get entire business units, and the people in them, motivated to do what needs to be done? Can leadership make a difference? We'll ask and answer these questions while seeking to understand the process by which a person who holds responsibility is able to facilitate unit performance.

MGT 40420: Innovation and Design (3 credit hours)

Innovation is about creating new ideas that have a positive impact. It requires thinking differently about the world around us. We’ll discuss the key principles and the innovation processes that lead to breakthroughs and the practices that make them work. We’ll learn about design and design thinking in ways that can be used to solve big problems in a human centered way.

BAET 40540: The Business of Sustainability (3 credit hours)

The main goal of the course is to explore how to create extraordinary business value through sustainability and social responsibility. The primary topics covered are (a) the what - current and future trends; (b) the when - conditions under which business value can be created; and (c) the how - understanding how to integrate into strategy, daily practices, and the entire value chain. This course does not go into the why due to time constraints and it is assumed that all attending are interested in the topic. The methodology of the course is highly experiential and interactive. Students will be provided with resources for further learning.

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Management Entrepreneurship Courses

MGTE 30500: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business rather than working in someone else's business? Are you interested in being the 'change agent' or 'new idea person' in an existing organization? Do you have the drive and desire to start your own business, but lack a commercially viable idea? We'll learn the skills and concepts you will need to do so. If you come to this class with dreams, we can show you how to make them a reality.

MGTE 30505: Social Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)

Profit is only one way to measure success. Help keep the spirit of Notre Dame alive though ventures that improve communities and make some piece of the world a better place. Some businesses have a social purpose driven by a business model. We'll learn how to start a business that has at its core a significant social mission. Your faith, your family, and your time at Notre Dame have taught you why helping others is important - we'll show you how with knowledge of the theories, tools and challenges of social entrepreneurship.

MGTE 30510: Go To Market (1.5 credit hours)

Alright, now you have an idea and have developed a business plan. What do you do next to start your business? We'll learn the first steps you take that will lead to a successful launch rather than frustration and failure. When you finish the course you will better understand how to start and grow your business and retain your competitive edge and advantage.

MGTE 30520: Funding New Ventures (1.5 credit hours)

Every new venture needs money and other resources to begin operation. The best source of money depends upon the nature of your idea and its stage of development. We'll learn when it is best to go to your family and friends and when it is best to go to banks, angel investors, venture capitalists or other funding groups. Of course, you'll need to know how to position your proposal, how to perform venture valuation and a bit about the theory of entrepreneurial finance. When you finish this course you will know who to approach to "show you the money" for your deal!

BAMG 30506: Microventuring Consulting (1.5 credit hours)

BAMG 30540: Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries (1.5 credit hours)

MGT 40420: Innovation and Design (3 credit hours)

A good business plan will generate interest and excitement about your business from investors, partners and others. We'll learn how to write a business plan that will discipline your thinking and help refine and focus your idea into a viable business model. After writing your business plan you will have a much better idea whether your idea is practical and worthy of implementation. Even if you choose not to launch your venture, your ability to write a strong business plan is a very desirable and marketable skill.

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Information Technology Management Courses

MGTI 30610: Application Development (3 credit hours)

While most of us use computers as part of our daily lives, very few of us know how the computer programs we use actually work. Using object-oriented event-driven programming, we’ll build and use programs that allow the computer to perform functions you design. Your VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) programming skills will help you develop expertise as the go-to person for programming solutions, especially within Excel and other MS Office applications, and will transfer easily to many other programming languages including programming for the Internet.

MGTI 30620: Business Intelligence (3 credit hours)

The unprecedented availability of data and information is allowing companies to rely on facts rather than intuition to drive their business decisions. Companies like Netflix investigate the rental preferences of customers to recommend movie titles, eHarmony uses statistics to determine the factors that make people compatible and UPS analyzes usage data to predict customer turnover. We'll study the tools and techniques these companies and others use to make better and faster decisions, and we'll learn about how methods such as data mining can be used to extract knowledge from data.

MGTI 30630: System Analysis and Design (3 credit hours)

Each day, organizations like Wal-Mart analyze hundreds of millions of transactions to increase efficiency and better serve their customers. We’ll use market-leading Oracle Enterprise Database software to store and analyze large datasets just like Wal-Mart does. In addition, you’ll serve as an IT consultant and build a real-world application for a client organization. In this role, you’ll experience the entire system analysis process, including problem definition & analysis, design processes, testing, and implementation.

MGTI 30640: Networking & Security (3 credit hours)

Is it possible to make information more accessible and more secure at the same time? Because this is a problem most organizations now face, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently named Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst as the fastest-growing job for the period ending 2014. We’ll learn about the technologies used in local and wide area networks, with a strong emphasis on network security. We’ll make this come alive by building a small, fully-functional, routed network and complete exercises that will teach you techniques for securing data networks in a modern business environment.

MGTI 40612: Android Application Development (3 credit hours)

Commanding a significant percentage of mobile device adoption and embracing an openness that facilitates learning and discovery, the Android operating system is an ideal platform for exploring this exciting new environment. In this class, you will learn the skills necessary to develop, debug, and publish Android applications: we will start with a crash course in Java, the foundation for all Android development, then dive into the vast possibilities provided by the Android framework and related APIs. The class will culminate in a project where you will create, design, and implement a complete Android app—ready, if you choose, to unleash upon the world.

MGTI 40630: Advanced Database Topics (1.5 credit hours)

This course will include the following advanced topics in database management systems: entity-relationship modeling of a complex business environment based on close to real-life business environment from initial business requirements to the business model; exploration of complex existing database and reverse engineering an ER model using state-of-the-art ER diagramming tool; advanced forms of normalization including Boyce Codd Normal Form (BCNF) and de-normalized structures used to improve reporting performance including data warehousing examples; database performance and indexing including both B-tree and bitmap indexes; Introduction to triggers and pl/sql programming; user creation and database security including privileges, grants and roles; advanced Web Applications including Javascript libraries and Web Services (Google mashups, integration with external services).

MGTI 40660: Building Web Applications (3 credit hours)

In this class, you will learn both the technologies and the tools you need to build modern and secure web applications. On the client side, you will learn to layout and style your pages with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and HTML. You will learn to add interactivity with JavaScript using the jQuery framework. On the server side, you will learn both Procedural as well as Object Oriented Programming with ColdFusion (CFML) and how to use both SQL and Object Relational Mapping (ORM) to interact with a relational database. You will become familiar with the Model-View-Controller design pattern for architecting your applications. Along the way, you will be using many industry standards tools to build your applications including the Eclipse IDE and Dreamweaver for coding, and Subversion for source control.

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