Management

MANG 2472        Business Communication Oral                                                                 3 cr.
Offered each semester. An extensive study of oral business communication techniques, including use of visual aids. Students make oral presentations individually and in groups relating to a variety of business problems (e.g., analysis of quarterly, annual, and other financial reports; results of feasibility studies or of surveys; conducting directive and non-directive interviews; dictating skills etc.).

MANG 2790        Business Communication                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1158 and BA 2780.  This course will introduce students to the interaction of business communications and information technology in the 21st century workplace.  Students will learn how to use computer networks to facilitate the following tasks:  compose and submit routine business messages; interact with peers on problem-solving teams; research, draft, format, and submit hypermedia reports; create and deliver business presentations; seek and maximize job-search resources.

MANG 3070        Managing the Family Business                                                                  3 cr.
This course provides concepts and constructive techniques that will enable students to understand the dynamics and underlying components of the family business system.  The course will allow the student to examine the complementary nature of family and business components in the successfully functioning family business.  A major focus of the course is to allow the students to understand and analyze the sources for conflict associated with family businesses and to develop resources and intervention techniques to facilitate successful resolution of the conflict.

MANG 3071        Franchise Management                                                                              3 cr.
For those interested in starting and managing a business, as either a franchisor or franchisee. Attention is given to the nature of the franchisor-franchisee relationship, the evaluation of franchising opportunities, financing, legal issues, promotion, site location, and business planning. Lectures, student presentations, guest speakers, case studies, and field trips are used.

MANG 3090        Internship in Management                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: MANG 3401 and 3402 or consent of department. This course will permit undergraduates to be engaged at least ten hours per week at the site of an assigned participating organization that directs the interns in specific projects relating to their majors. Students wishing to take this course should apply a semester in advance since enrollment is limited by internships available. This course may be repeated once for credit.

MANG 3099        Senior Honors Thesis                                                                                 3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: consent of department and Honors Program Director. Extended and original research paper upon a topic of current concern in management under direction of a faculty member. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

MANG 3401        Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior                     3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisites: ACCT 2100 and ECON 1203 or 1200. An examination of management practices, behavioral implications and organizational systems from the perspective of classical and contemporary theory.

MANG 3402        Operations and Systems Management                                                     3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisites: MANG 3401 and either MATH 2785 or 2314.  A study of systems concepts and their application in the design and operation of profit and  non-profit organizations that are engaged in the production of goods or services in the domestic and global environments.

MANG 3467        Human Resource Management                                                3 cr.
A study of principles and policies associated with managing human resources of a business including strategic HR management, recruitment, selection, training, performance management, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and the legal environment impacting HR management.

MANG 3474        Computer-Based Multimedia Application for Business                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites: MANG 2790. This course builds on the written and oral communication skills that UNO business students develop in MANG 2790 Business Communication. Focus is on the development skills necessary to design and prepare various types of presentations using a multimedia approach. Students learn how to develop storyboards, choose, and prepare various media for state-of-the-art presentations.

MANG 3491        Undergraduate Directed Individual Study in Management                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: Approval of the directed individual study by the department chair and the supervising professor is required prior to registration. Offered each semester. The student should refer to the College of Business Administration Policy on Undergraduate Directed Individual Study available in the Management Department. This course is arranged individually in order to provide latitude for specialized study and research under the direction of a faculty member. Progress reports, conferences, and a research paper are required. May be repeated for up to six hours credit.

MANG 3595        Academic Year Abroad: Special Topics in Management                                    3 cr.
This course in only offered through UNO's Academic Year Abroad (AYA) in Innsbruck, Austria and can be repeated once for credit.

MANG 3778        Management Information Systems                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisites: MANG 3401 and BA 2780. The nature of information systems and how computers assist management in decision making. Includes examples in creating and implementing management information systems and an analysis of computer hardware and software.

MANG 3788        Business Application Development                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites: BA 2780 or consent of the department. Students learn to develop business software applications using Web technologies. They also learn the structure of Web software applications and how to implement current underlying technologies. The class will survey Web based development platforms and tools. Customer user stories will focus requirements of web pages on business needs and support Agile development. Current trends in software development will be discussed.

MANG 4400        Survey of Management Topics                                                       3 cr.
A survey of basic management topics in organization behavior, management information systems, and operations management. Provides an introduction to fundamental management concepts for pre-MBA students who have not had prior coursework in these areas. Not open to undergraduate College of Business majors. May not be taken for graduate credit.

MANG 4420        Organizational Theory                                                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4420: MANG 3401 or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5420: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400 or consent of department. May not receive graduate credit for both MANG 4420, MANG 5420 and MANG 6420. Designed to present general theory and analysis of organization design and structure. Includes a survey of both classical and contingency theories of organization, structure and process approaches to organizational design, and major dimensions of organizational design. Includes discussion of principles of organizational analysis with case studies.

MANG 4422        Organizational Politics                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4422: MANG 3401. Prerequisite for MANG 5422: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400. Advanced elective to enhance students' understanding of organizational politics and dynamics. Topics to include: career management, assertiveness, power and the political process, and stress in organizations.

MANG 4424        Leadership in Organizations                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4424: MANG 3401 or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5424: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400 or consent of department. An in-depth examination of leadership in organizations. Emphasis is upon theory and application of leadership in a variety of situations and organizational settings.

MANG 4446        International Management                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4446: MANG 3401. Prerequisite for MANG 5446: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400. Students may receive graduate credit for only one of MANG 4446, MANG 5446 or MANG 6446. Primary attention of this course will be focused on the comparative study of the practice of management in selected countries under different environmental conditions. The economic, legal, political, social, and cultural differences and the effects of these differences upon business objectives, plans, organization, and operation will be examined.

MANG 4468        HRM Strategy and Compensation Systems                                                      3 cr.
Students may receive graduate credit for only one of MANG 4468, MANG 5468 or MANG 6468. The basic components of human resource management strategies, the compensation process and employee benefits programs.

MANG 4469        Staffing and Developing Human Resources                                                     3 cr.
Students may receive graduate credit for only one of MANG 4469, MANG 5469 or MANG 6469. The design and implementation of programs necessary to attract and develop a competent workforce. Focus on the theories and techniques of human resource planning, staffing, development, career advancement, and voluntary and involuntary termination. Emphasis on practical applications prepares students to perform or manage the relevant tasks associated with staffing and development in a modern human resources function.

MANG 4470        Employment Law for Managers                                                                3 cr.
Students may receive credit for only one of MANG 4470, MANG 5470 or MANG 6470. This course is a study and analysis of the legal environment of human resource management with emphasis on the impact of equal opportunity legislation on recruitment, selection, testing, evaluation, discipline, and termination of employees.

MANG 4471        Quality Management                                    3 cr.
(MANG 4471 and ENMG 4471 are cross-listed) Prerequisite for MANG 4471: MANG 3402 or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5471: MANG 3402 or MANG 4400 or consent of department. Students may receive graduate credit for only one of MANG/ENMG 4471, MANG 5471 or MANG 6471. Describes the basic concepts of quality planning and quality control. Discussion on quality improvement plans, Deming philosophy, and Juran's quality trilogy, the Deming prize and Baldrige award for quality excellence, and quality circles. Study of the statistical approach to quality control and the use of control charts and other quality control tools. Case studies from around the world on the implementation of total quality management.

MANG 4473        Environmental Management                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4473: Senior standing or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5473: Graduate standing or consent of department. Examination of the impact of environmental issues on organizational structure and operations from a management perspective with a focus on how environmental concerns create threats opportunities and affect organizational strategic management. Discussion of current environmental issues involving research and development, legislation, regulatory policies, and technological advances in environmental management and examination of the new "corporate culture" that integrates environmental considerations into organizational design. A special emphasis will be placed on public perceptions of environmental issues and how they affect business strategy.

MANG 4480        Business Policies and Problems                                                     3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisites: MANG 3402, MKT 3501, FIN 3300, and senior standing. Specific problems involved in the formulation of consistent business policies and maintenance of an efficient organization. This course is not open to graduate students.

MANG 4487        Organization Behavior                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: MANG 3401 or consent of instructor. May not be taken for credit in the MBA program. Not for graduate credit.  A study of the problems of obtaining purposeful action through formal and informal business organizations. The development of skills in administrative relations with people focusing on ethical behavior in motivation, leadership, and communication.

MANG 4497        Current Topics in Management                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4497: MANG 3401 or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5497: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400 or consent of department. Designed as a seminar to expose the student to current research and theory in a variety of management topics. May be repeated once for credit

MANG 4710        Innovation Management                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisites: senior standing. Course discussion includes basic concepts involved with managing innovation in an organizational setting, the relationship between innovation and strategic planning, methods for fostering creativity and innovation in an organization, and guidelines for overcoming barriers to implementing innovative ideas within organizational structures.

MANG 4730        Business Information Systems Analysis and Design                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: MANG 3778 or ACCT 3141. A student may not receive graduate credit for both MANG 4730 and MANG 6730. Deals with theories and techniques for analysis of information requirements and design, development, and implementation of computer-based information systems. Examples are life cycle, prototyping, end-user computing.

MANG 4740        Network Security Management                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: MANG 3778 or ACCT 3141. A student may not receive graduate credit for both MANG 4740 and 6740.  Introduces network and security management topics. The business value of network resources is discussed, the threats to these resources are identified, and approaches to solving network security problems are studied. Hands-on experience is provided through student projects and lab sessions. Business cases in network management are discussed in class with emphasis on security issues.

MANG 4750        Knowledge Management            3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4750: MANG 3778. Prerequisite for MANG 5750: MANG 3778 or ACCT 3141 or MANG 4400. This course is an introduction to the theories, methodologies, and technologies to develop, store, share, and apply actionable information.

MANG 4760        Managing Electronic Commerce                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: MANG 3778 or ACCT 3141. Electronic commerce environment and business opportunities are described. Approaches to building a business on the Internet are discussed, and technologies facilitating Internet business operations are described. lnternet business models including those for virtual organizations, electronic payment schemes, security, and promotion are discussed.

MANG 5407        Innovation Management                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisites: senior standing. Course discussion includes basic concepts involved with managing innovation in an organizational setting, the relationship between innovation and strategic planning, methods for fostering creativity and innovation in an organization, and guidelines for overcoming barriers to implementing innovative ideas within organizational structures.

MANG 5420        Organizational Theory                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4420: MANG 3401 or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5420: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400 or consent of department. May not receive graduate credit for both MANG 4420, MANG 5420 and MANG 6420. Designed to present general theory and analysis of organization design and structure. Includes a survey of both classical and contingency theories of organization, structure and process approaches to organizational design, and major dimensions of organizational design. Includes discussion of principles of organizational analysis with case studies.

MANG 5422        Organizational Politics                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4422: MANG 3401. Prerequisite for MANG 5422: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400. Advanced elective to enhance students' understanding of organizational politics and dynamics. Topics to include: career management, assertiveness, power and the political process, and stress in organizations.

MANG 5424        Leadership in Organizations                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4424: Management 3401 or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5424: Management 3401 or MANG 4400 or consent of department. An in-depth examination of leadership in organizations. Emphasis is upon theory and application of leadership in a variety of situations and organizational settings.

MANG 5446        International Management                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4446: MANG 3401. Prerequisite for MANG 5446: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400. Students may receive graduate credit for only one of MANG 4446, MANG 5446 or MANG 6446. Primary attention of this course will be focused on the comparative study of the practice of management in selected countries under different environmental conditions. The economic, legal, political, social, and cultural differences and the effects of these differences upon business objectives, plans, organization, and operation will be examined.

MANG 5468        HRM Strategy and Compensation Systems                                                   3 cr.
Students may receive graduate credit for only one of MANG 4468, MANG 5468 or MANG 6468. The basic components of human resource management strategies, the compensation process and employee benefits programs.

MANG 5469        Staffing and Developing Human Resources                                         3 cr.
Students may receive graduate credit for only one of MANG 4469, MANG 5469 or MANG 6469. The design and implementation of programs necessary to attract and develop a competent workforce. Focus on the theories and techniques of human resource planning, staffing, development, career advancement, and voluntary and involuntary termination. Emphasis on practical applications prepares students to perform or manage the relevant tasks associated with staffing and development in a modern human resources function.

MANG 5470        Employment Law for Managers                                3 cr.
Students may receive credit for only one of MANG 4470, MANG 5470 or MANG 6470. This course is a study and analysis of the legal environment of human resource management with emphasis on the impact of equal opportunity legislation on recruitment, selection, testing, evaluation, discipline, and termination of employees.

MANG 5471        Quality Management                                                    3 cr.
(MANG 4471 and ENMG 4471 are cross-listed) Prerequisite for MANG 4471: MANG 3402 or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5471: MANG 3402 or MANG 4400 or consent of department. Students may receive graduate credit for only one of MANG/ENMG 4471, MANG 5471 or MANG 6471. Describes the basic concepts of quality planning and quality control. Discussion on quality improvement plans, Deming philosophy, and Juran's quality trilogy, the Deming prize and Baldrige award for quality excellence, and quality circles. Study of the statistical approach to quality control and the use of control charts and other quality control tools. Case studies from around the world on the implementation of total quality management.

MANG 5473        Environmental Management                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4473: Senior standing or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5473: Graduate standing or consent of department. Examination of the impact of environmental issues on organizational structure and operations from a management perspective with a focus on how environmental concerns create threats opportunities and affect organizational strategic management. Discussion of current environmental issues involving research and development, legislation, regulatory policies, and technological advances in environmental management and examination of the new "corporate culture" that integrates environmental considerations into organizational design. A special emphasis will be placed on public perceptions of environmental issues and how they affect business strategy.

MANG 5497        Current Topics in Management                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4497: MANG 3401 or consent of department. Prerequisite for MANG 5497: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400 or consent of department. Designed as a seminar to expose the student to current research and theory in a variety of management topics. May be repeated once for credit

MANG 5730        Business Information Systems Analysis and Design                                        3 cr.
Students learn theories and techniques for analysis of information requirements and design, development, and implementation of computer-based information systems. Examples are life cycle, prototyping, end-user computing.

MANG 5750        Knowledge Management                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite for MANG 4750: MANG 3778. Prerequisite for MANG 5750: MANG 3778 or ACCT 3141 or MANG 4400. This course is an introduction to the theories, methodologies, and technologies to develop, store, share, and apply actionable information.

MANG 6401        Seminar in Organizational Behavior                                                                        3 cr.
(MANG 6401 and ENMG 6401 are cross-listed)  Prerequisite: MANG 3401 or ENMG 6101 or consent of department. A study of organizational behavior across all levels of organizational life: the individual, interpersonal, group, organizational, and society. Problems to be discussed and dealt with include motivation, communications, leadership, group dynamics, power, organizational structures and design, and various types of environmental constraints including competition, markets, and governmental regulations. Lecture, discussion, and group problem-solving project reports are included in instructional methodology.

MANG 6420        Organization Theory and Design                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: MANG 4400 or equivalent or consent of department. A student may not receive credit for both MANG 4420 and MANG 6420. Readings, lecture-discussion, and cases are used to explore and evaluate options in designing organizations to maximize organizational effectiveness. Design variables such as formal structure, communication networks, information systems, control and reward systems, and decision-making modes are related to effectiveness criteria in the context of internal and external constraints.

MANG 6425        Small Group Management                                                                     2 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the EMBA Program. This course consists of three primary segments. In the first segment, students will be involved in a series of self-assessment exercises designed to highlight individual differences. In the second segment, students will work in group settings to develop their ability to work effectively in groups and to highlight the strengths of group work. In the final segment, students will be assigned/selected into a work group which will continue through the EMBA program.

MANG 6446        International Management                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites: MANG 3401 or MANG 4400. May not receive graduate credit for both Management 4446 and MANG 6446.  Deals with complex managerial problems of the multinational enterprise. The principal areas of study will be: 1) nature and scope of international business; 2) international business and the nation-state; 3) assessing and forecasting the international business environment; and 4) managing the multinational enterprise.

MANG 6467        Managing Human Resources                                                                      3 cr.
A study of the theories and techniques of modern human resource management with respect to attracting, motivating, and retaining a competent workforce. Emphasis of this course is on the management of a human resource function.  A student may not receive credit for both BA 6011 and MANG 6467.

MANG 6468        Managing HR Strategy and Compensation Systems                           3 cr.
A student may not receive credit for both MANG 4468 and 6468. A study of the management of compensation and benefit programs in medium to large organizations.

MANG 6469        Managing Staffing and Development in HRM                                           3 cr.
A student may not receive credit for both MANG 4469 and MANG 6469. A study of the management of programs designed to acquire and develop a competent workforce.

MANG 6470        Employment Law for Managers                                                                3 cr.
Students may not receive credit for both MANG 4470 and 6470. This course is a study and analysis of the management of the legal environment of human resource management with emphasis on the impact of equal opportunity legislation on recruitment, selection, testing, evaluation, discipline, and termination of employees.

MANG 6472        Project Management                                                                               3 cr.
(ENCE 6390, ENMG 6120, and MANG 6472 are cross-listed)  Prerequisite:consent of department.  Encompasses project organization structure, project planning and control. Discussions will include performance analysis based on earned value. Emphasis will be given to project management information systems. Human behavior in the project setting will be discussed.

MANG 6476        Operations Management                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites: QMBE 6780 or ENMG 6112 or consent of department. A study of techniques used in the analysis, design, and control of organizational operations. Emphasis on total quality management of manufacturing and service sector operations. Forecasting, inventory control, layout and location, queuing, automation and JIT are discussed as well as cases and computer programs for operations management.

MANG 6480        Seminar in Business Policies                                      3 cr.
(Open to master's candidates in their final semester only.) A study of business policies integrating the functions of all fields of business administration. The course is designed to give the student the top management viewpoint of the operation of the business enterprise. Strategy development and implementation are emphasized

MANG 6491        Independent Study in Management                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: consent of department. Readings, weekly or biweekly reports, conferences, and a research paper under the direction of a graduate faculty member is required.

MANG 6494        Internship in Management                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite:  15 hours of MBA courses with at least a 3.0 GPA and consent of the department.  The student will work a minimum of 150 hours during the semester at the site of a participating organization that directs the intern in a specific Management project.  Students must in addition engage in extensive outside research in the subject area related to their internship and submit a substantial report on this research reflecting a graduate level of learning.  Enrollment is limited.  May not be repeated for credit.

MANG 6497        Special Topics in Management                                                  1 min. cr. - 4 max. cr.
An intensive study of selected special topics in Management. Topics will vary based on contemporary needs as dictated by the discipline as well as the interests of the students and the instructors. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned. May be repeated up to six times as long as the course content for each is different.

MANG 6710        Innovation Management                                                                             3 cr.
Course discussion includes concepts involved effectively managing an innovative organization, the relationship between innovation and strategic planning, methods for fostering innovation within an organization, and guidelines for overcoming barriers to implementing innovative ideas within organizational structures.

MANG 6740        Network Security Management                                                                                3 cr.
A student may not receive graduate credit for both MANG 4740 and 6740. Introduces network and security management topics. The business value of network resources is discussed, the threats to these resources are identified, and approaches to solving network security problems are studied. Hands-on experience is provided through student projects and lab sessions. Business cases in network management and discussed in class with emphasis on security issues.

MANG 6750        Knowledge Management                                                                            3 cr.
Students can only get credit for one of the following: MANG 4750, MANG 44ss or MANG 6750. This course is a thorough introduction to the subject of knowledge management (KM) from a business management viewpoint. lt includes the theoretical framework for knowledge and the methods and technologies that support the creation and management of knowledge in large and small organizations. This course covers knowledge theory, databases and data warehousing, knowledge management systems, data mining, and expert systems. students will also complete a group project, which is a proposal for a knowledge management solution.

MANG 6760        Management of Electronic Commerce                                                3 cr.
Background and understanding e-business and e-commerce technologies and models. Business solutions for managing customer relation, on-line communities, supply chain management, trust, and knowledge management. The course uses case studies, hands-on-research and project work, to provide an understanding of e-business technologies and their integration into existing business, focusing on managing information resources in an e-business framework.