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Management (MGMT) Course Descriptions

[Information taken from USC Undergraduate Bulletin.]  Courses are linked to representative syllabi as they become available.  If a specific professor's syllabus is needed, please e-mail him/her using the information on our faculty list.  Please note that courses are not offered every semester.  Please consult the USC Master Schedule for course availability.

Undergraduate Courses

250 -- Professional Communication. {=ENGL 463} (3) {=ENGL 463} (3) (Prereq: ENGL 101, 102; MGSC 290; prereq or coreq: THSP 140) Theory and practice of oral and written communication skills required in the contemporary business environment.

371 -- Principles of Management. (3) A comprehensive survey of the basic principles of management applicable to all forms of business. The course provides the student with a basis for thinking about complex business situations in the framework of analysis of the management process.

374 -- Management of Human Resources. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 371) A survey of the major approaches used in managing human resources. Covers selection, compensation, legal compliance, discipline, organizational restructuring, TQM, motivation, labor relations, and performance management.

376 -- Organizational Behavior. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 371) Introduction to human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on factors that contribute to the effectiveness of individuals and groups in organizations.

401 -- Negotiation and Conflict in the Workplace. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 371) This course is designed to improve students' knowledge and skills in the areas of workplace conflict resolution and negotiations. 

402 -- Managing Teams in the Workplace. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 371) Team dynamics in organizational settings; basic concepts of interpersonal behavior, how to facilitate effective teamwork and create, motivate, and participate in effective teams based on concepts in team design and team process.

403 -- Leadership in Organizations. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 371) Reviews research and practice in organizational leadership; provides students with self-assessment, developmental exercises, and case studies to prepare students for leadership roles. 

404 -- Pay, Rewards, and Motivation. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 374) An examination of how organizations use pay and other types of rewards (both intrinsic and extrinsic) to affect employee motivation and behavior.

405 -- Staffing. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 374) An examination of how organizations can improve workforce quality by making effective use of recruiting and selection processes.  Attention is also given to the training and development of new hires and to legal issues that surround the staffing process.

406 -- International Human Resource Management. {=IBUS 406} (3) (Prereq: MGMT 374) This course examines how human resources are managed within global context.  It examines how human resources are managed within global firms as well as across different cultural settings. 

407 -- Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Management. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 371) This course examines the role of corporate social responsibility in managing organizations.  Attention is given to the role of stakeholder management and ethics in organizational decision-making. 

472 -- Entrepreneurship and Small Business. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 371) This course is an introduction to the ownership and management of small firms, emphasizing their role in the U.S. economy, their particular demands on owners, and the effects of newness and smallness on their mangers' decisions. 

473 -- Initiation and Management of New Business Enterprise. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 472) Analysis of proposed business opportunities; planning and establishing a business organization to exploit an opportunity; management of small business.

476 -- Collective Bargaining. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 371 and junior standing) Practice and structure of collective bargaining, administration of collective agreements, law of union-management relations, labor history, and bargaining theory and practice.

478 -- Strategic Management. (3) (Prereq: MKTG 350, FINA 363, MGMT 371, and senior standing) A study of the formulation and application of functionally integrated business policy by top management. Emphasis is on decision-making in the face of changing conditions.

479 -- Advanced Issues in Entrepreneurship. (3) (Prereq: MGMT 472) Intensive examination of situations currently faced by entrepreneurs and their firms and of practicable recommendations for action. Customarily involves consulting projects for local firms.