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Management students learn firsthand how to develop and manage projects and people by engaging in real-world projects for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. The following courses must be completed to satisfy the requirements for the BSBA in Management: MGMT 305/Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability MGMT 330/Project Management MGMT 350/Quality Management IMGT 420/Issues in Global Management SCMG 340/Sourcing and Supply Chain Management And three credits of advanced Management electives planned with the student’s advisor.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS MGMT 305: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability This course delves into the aspects of business and the future critical success factors (CSF) of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The basis for sustainability and CSR lie in the growing body of human knowledge and the historical dilemma of Principle Agency Theory, the development and changing aspects of power and institutions within politics, society and the environment. There will be an emphasis on these issues from a historical and international context. This course will also look at alternative political, social and economic approaches to overcoming the many hurdles placed before us by our currently accepted paradigms. Additionally, students will become familiarized with many international standards and tools being developed or already used in understanding and realizing the CSFs of the future. Prerequisites: BCOR 250 3 credits MGMT 311: Organizational Innovation Organizational Innovation provides an overview of the entrepreneurial process. In this course, we discuss where entrepreneurs get their ideas and the different types of entrepreneurial opportunities, such as start-ups, franchises and family-owned businesses, which are available to someone wanting to start a business. The two primary focuses of this course are around understanding the process of idea generation/evaluation and providing a complete understanding of the components of a business plan. By the end of the semester, students will have evaluated several start-up companies as well as identified and evaluated original product, service and non-profit ideas of their own. This course is also listed as ENTR 310 Prerequisites: BCOR 240, BCOR 250 3 credits MGMT 316: Organizational Behavior This course examines individual and group behavior in relationships and organizations. Students learn about their own behaviors, to what these are attributed and how to adapt behaviors to meet group needs. Several tools are introduced which can be used to accommodate individual differences with relationships and organizations. This course is approved as a Social Science course for the Liberal Studies Core. 3 credits MGMT 330: Project Management A project is a temporary or limited work effort focused on creating a unique outcome or product. This course is an introduction to the techniques for planning, scheduling, reporting, controlling and managing projects. Particular emphasis is given to the project planning process including project life cycle, requirements, and scope. Team roles and responsibilities, risk and contingency, budgeting, resource allocation and scheduling are also introduced. This course includes using a real project and is a preparation course for the examination for the Certified Assistant Project Manager (CAPM) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Prerequisites: BCOR 220, BCOR 250 3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019