(for Business and Nonbusiness Majors)
This minor is designed for students seeking to supplement their major with a management dimension. Only 6 semester hours counted towards a major (including classes in the Business core) may be applied to a minor or certificate. A minimum of 12 hours must be taken at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For additional information, contact the academic advisor in the College of Business.
|Principles of Management
|Human Resource Management
|Business Ethics and Decision Making
Explores fundamental management principles and theories of organizations. Emphasis is placed on the basic functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Topics include the external environment, ethics, international management, decision making, organizational structure, human resource management and diversity, motivation, group dynamics, and control mechanisms.
Prerequisite: BUSI 0011.
Introduces the fundamentals of effective communication in business and administration. Emphasis is placed on the application of modern techniques to business writing, professional presentations, group communications, verbal communications, nonverbal communications, and listening.
Prerequisite: BUSI 0011.
Introduces factors that influence interactions between individuals and groups in work environments. Topics include individual differences and diversity, motivation, leadership, power and influence, conflict, organizational culture, stress, and teams.
Explores the comprehensive set of managerial activities carried out in organizations to develop and maintain a qualified workforce. Topics include the legal environment, recruitment, selection, training, employee appraisals, compensation systems, and employer relations.
Historical and contemporary views of business as a social institution; focus is on the nature of ethics and the utilization of codes of ethics, decision-making processes, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.
An in-depth study of group and organization-wide interventions designed to improve the group and organization's ability to cope with change and manage continuous improvement. Emphasis is on developing processes to improve group dynamics, organization-wide health and effectiveness, and on a systems approach to diagnosing and solving problems.
Introduces the theory and practice of mission-driven organizations. Emphasis is on understanding unmet social needs and opportunities and creating a viable sustainable social venture.
The student will learn the description and analysis of the characteristics that produce creative opportunities and commercially sustainable innovations. Factors inside and outside the entrepreneurial firm that influence creativity and innovation are also considered as they affect successful business decisions.
Examines the concepts, methods, and problems encountered in the development, validation, and utilization of employee recruitment, selection, training, and career development. Legal defensibility, and organizational effectiveness of staffing and development will be discussed.
Prerequisite: MGMT 3320.
A study of management processes and their application across different cultural, economic and legal environments. The course focuses on differences among values, beliefs, perceptions, attitudes and behaviors across national and cultural boundaries that affect the employee work and performance.
A study of traditional and contemporary leadership models, styles, and practices. Focuses on self-assessment and the characteristics of leaders important to effective leadership outcomes.
Examines the entrepreneurial aspects and the ongoing management of a small and family business enterprises, with a focus on achieving and sustaining competitive advantage. Additional topics include the unique aspects of family business, leadership, decision-making, management, marketing, financial controls and other mission-critical processes.
Students will learn how to analyze the feasibility of a new product, service, or innovation within the entrepreneurial organization. Students learn to develop business plans necessary for the creation of start-up enterprise to include specific business practices, finances, and obligations of the firms created and maintained by entrepreneurs. Factors inside and outside the entrepreneurial enterprise are researched and analyzed as they affect successful new venture business decisions. MGMT 3310 or Junior standing or above and permission of the instructor.
This course examines the implications of employee diversity in organizations. Diversity is affected by many issues outside of organizations, including historical views of race, gender roles (societal norms, socialization), legislation, demographic trends, and other issues. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to theoretical and practical ideas about diversity in organizations, increase understanding of the concept of diversity in organizations, reduce discrimination, and increase fairness and equality to employees, applicants, and customers. It will improve students’ ability to address diversity as a manager and employee.
An examination of the issues important to human resource planning. Emphasis is on the processes and activities used to develop human resource objectives, practices, and policies to meet the needs and opportunities of an organization and improve organizational effectiveness.
Prerequisite: MGMT 3320.
Analytical process and methodology for policy-strategy formulation, approached as a multi-level, integrative process. Analysis focused on integration of skills and competencies acquired through the BBA program. Students may register for this course only after the successful completion of all other courses in the Business Core Requirements.
Selected topics for special study related to management functions, processes or issues. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Individual supervised study and a final report.
Supervised full-time or part-time, off-campus training in business or government organization. Oral and written reports required.