School of Business Course Descriptions

All currently offered courses within the School of Business can be found below. 

Management (BAMG)

BAMG 334 Understanding Informational Contexts (4 Credits)

Introduction to using information systems to create contexts for effective business environments. Examines how to effectively use and produce information to build dynamic organizational cultures that support creative individuals and teams.

BAMG 356 Human Resources Management (4 Credits)

Study of the theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in organizations, including labor relations. Current issues in Human Resources Management will be addressed.

BAMG 365 Accounting and Finance for Managers (4 Credits)

Focuses on the role of financial and accounting information in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, manage resources, budget operations, and report economic events.

BAMG 401 Critical Perspectives for Management (4 Credits)

Develops advanced critical analysis skills in writing, reading, and oral presentation through considering aspects of leadership in management in its various dimensions and within diverse theoretical and disciplinary frameworks. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 301.

BAMG 430 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management (4 Credits)

In-depth study of advanced topics in human resources management and organizational behavior that includes a review of the literature, a deeper understanding of theoretical foundations, and applications to real organizational issues. 
Prerequisites: BUSB 330, BAMG 356, and BAMG 401.

Business Administration (BUAD)

BUAD 301 Small Business Management (3 Credits)

Considerations for those involved in small business. Analysis of location, legal problems, staffing, financing, marketing, and other topics.

BUAD 348 Electronic Commerce and Internet Marketing (3 Credits)

Discussion of electronic commerce, including its components, structure, and technology, as well as the application of marketing concepts to e-commerce.

BUAD 393 Principles of Personal and Family Finance (2-3 Credits)

Emphasis on principles of finance and financial planning underlying personal and family finance. Topics include budgeting, installment buying, savings, investments, borrowing, pensions, wills, estates, insurance, home ownership, banking, taxes, and buying on credit.

BUAD 475 Specialized Internship (0-4 Credits)

The internship helps undergraduate students learn skills and knowledge that will have positive impact on their careers. It provides students with valuable opportunities, including the opportunity to observe and apply concepts learned in the classroom as well as the chance to "test drive" companies, industries, functions, or careers that interest them.
Prerequisite: enrollment in a School of Business degree program. May repeat for a maximum of 12 credits.

BUAD 495 Business Consultancy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with a domestic organization. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. May substitute for BUSB 485. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 481.

BUAD 631 Data Driven Decision-Making (4 Credits)

This course focuses on descriptive and predictive analytics for decision making from a variety of business disciplinary perspectives. Important elements include identification of data-driven decision-making contexts in business, ascertaining data needs, analyzing data, interpreting and communicating results, and ultimately the value proposition of analytics. Not open to students who earned a 3.0 or higher GPA for BUAD 648. 

BUAD 632 Introduction to Managerial Economics (4 Credits)

Examination of economic concepts essential for managerial decision-making. Focus on applying macroeconomic fundamentals and microeconomic analysis to a wide array of business problems. Not open to students who earned a 2.0 or higher GPA for BUAD 644.

BUAD 658 Accounting and Finance for Managers (4 Credits)

Focuses on the role of accounting and finance in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, invest in resources, budget operations, and report economics events. Not open to students who have completed BUAD 660.

BUAD 660 Managerial Finance (4 Credits)

An overview of financial management tools used in analyzing and developing strategies for making business decisions. Topics include time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, options, and their applications in corporate finance. 

BUAD 675 Advanced Practical Training and Internship (0-4 Credits)

Helps students learn skills and knowledge that will have positive impact on their careers. It provides students with valuable opportunities, including the opportunity to observe and apply concepts learned in the classroom as well as the chance to “test drive” companies, industries, functions, or careers that interest them.
Credit/no credit only.
Course may be repeated for degree credit, up to 24 credits maximum.

BUAD 683 Information and Knowledge Management (4 Credits)

Survey of information systems principles emphasizing the strategic role of information systems in business, and global and interactive aspects of information systems. Not open to students who have received credit for MGMT 691. 

BUAD 695 Business Consultancy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with a domestic organization. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. May substitute for MGMT 697, FINC 664, INTB 692W, ISYS 683W, GISB 693W, MGMT 694W, MGMT 695, or BUAD 696.

BUAD 696 Strategy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating knowledge and skills from prior coursework to analyze and solve business problems from strategic and functional perspectives. Students work in an experimental and adaptive learning environment of dynamic simulation to experience the complexity of business decision-making. The simulative decision-making focuses on teamwork and critical thinking in collaborative development and execution of strategic plans.
Prerequisites: This course may be substituted by the study-abroad programs in INTB 670.

Business Analytics (BUAN)

BUAN 600 MSBA Program Orientation (0 Credits)

Introduces students to the MSBA curriculum and the approach to graduate academic engagement offered at the University of Redlands School of Business and its unique learning community. Prerequisite for all other MSBA courses.
Credit/no credit only.

BUAN 610 Data Ethics for Business (4 Credits)

Evaluates the ethical, social, and legal ramifications of the choices we make at different stages of data analysis and information privacy, and the impact of those choices on managerial decision-making.
Prerequisite: BUAN 600.

BUAN 615 Competing with Analytics (4 Credits)

This course examines organizational contexts for business analytics. Focus is on creating competitive advantage across business functions such as marketing, operations, finance, human resources, R&D, and supply chain through strategic use of analytics.
Prerequisite: BUAN 600.

BUAN 620 Data Science Foundations (4 Credits)

Fundamental concepts of database management systems, big data and data warehousing. Provides a realistic context for students to learn how organizational data is prepared, cleansed, stored and used for business analytics.
Prerequisites: BUAN 600 and BUAN 615.

BUAN 630 Data Visualization & Storytelling (4 Credits)

Evaluates the role of descriptive analytics, both statistical measures and visualization, in delivering organizational value to decision-making contexts. Includes use of spatio-temporal data for “story-telling” and the effective communication of results to organizational decision-makers.
Prerequisites: BUAN 615 and BUAN 620.

BUAN 631 Data-Driven Decision-Making (4 Credits)

Course focuses on descriptive and predictive analytics for decision-making from a variety of business disciplinary perspectives. Important elements include identification of data-driven decision-making contexts in business, ascertaining data needs, analyzing data, interpreting and communicating results, and ultimately the value proposition of analytics.
Prerequisites: BUAN 615 and BUAN 620.

BUAN 640 Data Mining for Predictive Analytics (4 Credits)

Provides an overview of data mining concepts, process, and popular methods in the context of business. Supervised and unsupervised methods are covered using large, real-life business datasets, with statistical modeling and machine learning support provided by programming. Spatial data mining, privacy issues and pitfalls of data mining are also discussed.
Prerequisites: BUAN 615, BUAN 620, and BUAN 631 (or BUAD 631).

BUAN 651 Prescriptive Analytics for Managerial Decision-Making (4 Credits)

Provides an understanding of the role analytics plays in decision-making process. Topics include quantitative methods of managerial decision-making, including linear programming, network models, transportation, assignment, transshipment, project management (PERT/CPM), inventory management, simulation, decision theory, forecasting, and supply chain management.
Prerequisite: BUAN 615.

BUAN 660 Managerial Finance (4 Credits)

An overview of financial management tools used in analyzing and developing strategies for making business decisions. Topics include time value of money, bond and stock valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, working capital management, options, and their applications in corporate finance.
Prerequisite: BUAN 631 (or BUAD 631).

BUAN 683 Marketing Analytics (4 Credits)

Examination of the strategic planning process, with emphasis on resource allocation decision driven by marketing analytics. Focus on the use of quantitative and data analysis tools to define optimal marketing mix, perform effective analysis of customers and digital marketing campaigns, as well as integrate spatial thinking in decision making.
Prerequisite: BUAN 631 (or BUAD 631).

BUAN 691 Introduction to Location Analytics and Marketing (4 Credits)

Introduction to the fundamentals of location analytics including location value and spatial maturity growth across business functions. Moving from fundamentals, the course focuses on marketing applications of GIS and location analytics to enhance customer value by understanding, examining, and predicting the needs and preferences of modern customers.
Prerequisite: BUAN 631 (or BUAD 631).

BUAN 694 Location Analytics and Decision Making (4 Credits)

Focus on decision-making spanning various stages of location value chain in businesses employing GIS and location analytics. Emphasis on illustrations of location analytics project planning, development, and implementation in businesses. Topics include spatial decision support, location analytics to examine big data, social media, mobile technologies, and their spatial components.
Prerequisite: BUAN 631 (or BUAD 631).

BUAN 695 Analytics Capstone (4 Credits)

Culmination of the MSBA program with focus on an applied analytics project. Using knowledge gained throughout the program, students work on a real-world project that requires strategic deployment of analytics. Emphasis on improving decision-making and communicating the value generated by analytics.
Prerequisites: BUAN 600, BUAN 615, BUAN 620, BUAN 630, BUAN 631 (or BUAD 631), BUAN 640, and BUAN 695.

Business (BUSB)

BUSB 095 Mathematical Fundamentals for Business (0 Credits)

The course includes the study of the basic laws of numbers, fractions, exponents, graphing, and radicals, as well as gaining an understanding of a variety of expressions and equations, including equalities, inequalities, polynomials, and quadratics. The development of solving word problems will be studied extensively. 
Credit/no credit only.

BUSB 145 Mathematical Foundations for Business (4 Credits)

Introduction of mathematical foundations with applications for decision-making in business, economics, finance, business statistics, and operations management. Focus is on mathematical concepts, including functions and their graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, linear programming, mathematics of finance, and basic probability and statistics.
Prerequisite: successful completion of the Math Readiness Evaluation or ALEKS PPL (Placement, Preparation, and Learning Assessment).

BUSB 230 Economics for Business (4 Credits)

Introductory study of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Microeconomics studies decision-making by individual firms and consumers in regard to the allocation of scarce resources, supply and demand basics, and optimum output determination. Macroeconomics includes coverage of the national and global economy, the impact of economic aggregates, and government action.

BUSB 232 Data Driven Decision-Making (4 Credits)

Introduction to basic statistical concepts, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, frequency distributions, probability distributions, sampling distributions, and estimation. Also application in statistical inference, one- and two-sample hypothesis testing, chi-square, analysis of variance, and multiple regression models. 
Co-requisite: BUSB 145 or equivalent.

BUSB 260 Financial and Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)

Examines accounting information as an economic decision-making tool. This course presents the concepts, policies, and procedures that govern accounting information systems. Students use that understanding to improve resource allocation by managers, owners, and creditors of an organization. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 145 or equivalent.

BUSB 300 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business (4 Credits)

Examination of moral and legal business issues in domestic and international contexts with emphasis on contemporary problems.

BUSB 301 Critical Analysis: Written and Oral Communication (4 Credits)

Deepens students’ analytical skills in written and oral communication. Focus on purpose, depth, organization, research, style, and effectiveness. Special attention is paid to contemporary business contexts, as well as historical perspectives.

BUSB 330 Managing and Leading Organizations (4 Credits)

Overview of organizational behavior and theory. Focus is on the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations. The study of organizational decision-making, organizational design, culture, leadership, power and politics, and management of change. Ethics, diversity, and globalization are integrated throughout the course. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.

BUSB 333 Business Information Systems (4 Credits)

Introductory organizational and managerial overview of information systems. Assessing and constructing data and information for decision-making, designing interactive and spatial information systems, and assessing their ethical implications. Communicating effectively in a systems development environment.

BUSB 340 Principles of Marketing (4 Credits)

Introduction to the concept of marketing and marketing principles. Focus on creating value for customers. Develops an understanding of the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place/distribution) with application to product, service, profit, and not-for-profit enterprises in local, national, and international environments.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.

BUSB 342 International Business (4 Credits)

Examination of developments within international markets and the effects of the activities of business enterprises. Students study the effects of increasing international linkages on the role and conduct of domestic and international business functions. This course may be substituted by the study-abroad programs in INTB 470. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or equivalent.

BUSB 361 Financial Management (4 Credits)

Principles of financial planning, control, and analysis of the firm and the role of the financial manager within the firm. 
Prerequisites: BUSB 145 and BUSB 260 or equivalent.
Co-requisite: BUSB 260 or equivalent.

BUSB 370 Managing Quality and Operations (4 Credits)

Operations management issues and techniques to analyze problems for organizations that provide services and manufacturing products. Strategic issues and practical applications include productivity, competitiveness, supply chain management, decision-making, quality management, process selection, linear programming, transportation models, forecasting, inventory management, enterprise resource planning, project management, and simulation. 
Prerequisites: BUSB 145 and BUSB 232 or equivalent.

BUSB 433 GIS for Business (4 Credits)

Overview of GIS and spatial analysis applied to organizations. Focus is on geographic information, location-based decision-making, spatial data, investment in and value of GIS, ethical aspects, and GIS strategies. Students learn through case studies and lab practice with spatial data.
Prerequisite: BUSB 333 or equivalent.

BUSB 481 Strategic Management (4 Credits)

Develops analytical tools critical to assessing environments, opportunities, and threats needed to build and sustain long-term competitive advantage. Addresses knowledge, skills, and approaches necessary to generate, evaluate, and implement strategic alternatives. Emphasizes interrelationships of various organizational functions. 
Prerequisites: In the BS Management program: BUSB 330, BAMG 334, BUSB 340, and BAMG 365 or their equivalents. In the BS Business program: BUSB 330, BUSB 333, BUSB 340, and BUSB 361, or their equivalents.
Co-requisite: BUSB 342 or equivalent.

BUSB 485 Capstone: Analysis and Integration in Business and Management (4 Credits)

Focuses on integrating knowledge and skills acquired during the program and applying them to an organizational analysis. Students develop and present a capstone paper that utilizes artifacts created in earlier courses, synthesizes principles and theories from a broad arena of learning, and demonstrates effective skills of critical inquiry. This course may be substituted by the study-abroad programs in INTB 470.
Prerequisites: BUSB 340 or equivalent and BUSB 342 or equivalent.
Co-requisite: BUSB 481 or equivalent.

English (ENGB)

ENGB 102 Composition II: Critical Analysis (3 Credits)

Methods, strategies, and contexts for developing clear and effective analytical writing. Special attention paid to taking a position, argument development, use of evidence, organization, and style. Not open to students who have received credit for ENGW 201.

ENGB 125 Business and Professional Speaking (3 Credits)

Theory and practice relevant to a variety of business and professional speaking situations. Topics include listening, audience analysis, research, organization, style, and delivery.

ENGB 323 Reading Film (3 Credits)

Study of the dynamics, theory, and structures of film, exploration of film genres, and analysis of films from various genres, historical periods, and cultures. Prior completion of BUSB 301 is recommended.

ENGB 326 Contemporary Literary Contexts (3 Credits)

Study of theories and techniques of critical literary analysis with application to texts from various genres, historical periods, and cultures. Prior completion of BUSB 301 is recommended.

ENGB 351 Writing and Work (3 Credits)

Advanced course focusing on diverse forms of writing in the workplace, including but not limited to reports, proposals, evaluations, and persuasive documents. Special attention paid to collaborative writing settings, presentation strategies, and web design principles.

ENGB 360 Topics in Literature and Film (1-3 Credits)

Selected intermediate topics in literature and/ or film chosen to reflect student interest and instructor availability. May be repeated for degree credit for a maximum of 6 credits, given a different topic.

ENGB 447 Business, Literature, and Film (3 Credits)

Examination of representations of business, commerce, and related themes in literature and film from various genres, periods, and cultures.

ENGB 449 Literature, Globalism, and Enterprise (3 Credits)

Study of literature from various genres, periods, and cultures through the twin lenses of globalism and enterprise. Themes may include cultural and economic hegemony; multinational business; post-colonialism; evolving representations of markets, exchange, and power; regionalism; authority and voice; etc.

Finance (FINC)

FINC 661 Financial Markets and Institutions (4 Credits)

Analysis of the role of money/capital markets and financial institutions in the allocation of capital in the economy. Depository and non-depository financial institutions are examined with special attention to the evolution and regulation of such institutions. 

FINC 662 Investment Theory and Analysis (4 Credits)

Examination of theoretical framework for investments and portfolio analysis. Focuses on development of investment objectives and evaluation of risk-return trade-off leading up to optimal portfolio selection and management. 

Geographic Information Systems (GISB)

GISB 410 The Urban Community: A Spatial Approach (3 Credits)

Study of the urban community, including the topics of city dynamics, metropolitan concepts, neighborhoods, migration, race, ethnicity, gender, poverty, industrial location, edge cities, environment, and urban planning. Spatial analysis is introduced to better understand the city. Several GIS labs on urban processes are included. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 333 or introductory-level course in Information Systems.

GISB 691 Introduction to Location Analytics and Marketing (4 Credits)

Examination of the strategic marketing planning process, with special emphasis on components for which geographic information systems (GIS) can provide valuable decision- making support. Focus on the use of GIS in support of environmental scanning, market segmentation, target marketing, test marketing, distribution, and targeted promotional activities. 
Prerequisites: BUAD 642, BUAD 644, and BUAD 658 or their equivalents.

GISB 692 Spatial Analysis of Global Business (4 Credits)

Evaluation using geographic information systems (GIS) of core business functions in an international context and the implications of global issues for business decision makers. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies. 
Prerequisites: BUAD 642, BUAD 644, and BUAD 658 or their equivalents.

GISB 694 Location Analytics and Decision Making (4 Credits)

Examination and analysis of the information systems topical areas of databases, big data, mobile technologies, social media, outsourcing, and how they underpin contemporary GIS. Includes planning, design, and consulting for GIS. Build on the base of GISB 691 and GISB 692. 
Prerequisites: BUAD 642, BUAD 644, and BUAD 658 or their equivalents.

GISB 695 Managing and Leading the Contemporary Spatial Business (4 Credits)

Integration of course concepts on GIS systems planning, decision-making, and strategy with prior coursework. Student teams work with top management of a local company to develop a geographic information systems (GIS) Strategic Design Plan. The outcome is a Strategic GIS plan presented to the firm. 
Prerequisites: BUAD 642, BUAD 644, and BUAD 658 or their equivalents.

Health Science (HLSC)

HLSC 116 The Stress of Living (3 Credits)

Considers individual lifestyles and stress styles and teaches stress management techniques, including relaxation response, imagery, and self-hypnosis. Appropriate stress management intervention for the individual, group, and organization. Includes experiential and didactic learning experiences.

HLSC 396 Special Studies in Health Science (1-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how each is to be reported and evaluated.

Humanities (HUMB)

HUMB 309 Theories of Human Nature (3 Credits)

Analysis and comparison of a number of major theories of human nature. Not open to students who have received credit for MGTW 310.

HUMB 396 Special Studies: Arts and Humanities (1-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. May repeat for a maximum of 6 credits, given different content.

Information Systems (ISYS)

ISYS 364 Geographical Information Systems: Managing Environmental Problems (3 Credits)

Students, managers, and business professionals are introduced to the use and practical importance of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Covers the design and functioning of GIS, applications to business and environmental problems, and management of GIS. Includes hands-on experience. Not open to students who have completed ISYS 365.

International Business (INTB)

INTB 470 International Area Studies (4 Credits)

Students intensively study a specific country or region in the world. They evaluate the characteristics of the analyzed area’s socioeconomic conditions, its policy environment, and its business activities. They then analyze how these factors jointly influence the international marketplace. Course combines lectures with overseas seminars, company/institutional visits, and cultural exposure. 
May substitute for BUSB 342 or BUSB 485.
Prerequisite: BUSB 301 or by permission. May be repeated for credit given different country or region.

INTB 495 Global Business Consultancy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with an organization in a foreign country. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. With Undergraduate Program Director approval, may substitute for BUSB 485. 
Prerequisite: BUSB 481.

INTB 655 Global Environment for Business (4 Credits)

Exploration of the theoretical and practical concepts of geopolitical and economic relations to evaluate the effects of globalization on business. Focus is on evaluating and formulating strategic responses to diverse political, economic, and social factors regarding the risks they present for international trade and investment, resource allocation decisions, and organizational structures. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies. 
Not open to students who have received credit for INTB 693, FINC 662, GISB 692, or INTB 670.

INTB 670 International Area Studies (4 Credits)

Students intensively study a specific country or region in the world. They evaluate the characteristics of the analyzed area’s socioeconomic conditions, its policy environment, and its business activities. They then analyze how these factors jointly influence the international marketplace. Course combines lectures with overseas seminars, company/institutional visits, and cultural exposure. Note: Students cannot repeat the same course destination from their undergraduate program. May substitute for BUAD 642, INFT 630, INTB 655, INTB 693, INTB 694, ISYS 680, GISB 692, or MGMT 690, INTB 690, BUAD 696, OR MGMT 636.

INTB 690 Global Business Operations (4 Credits)

Advanced analysis of the causes that motivate businesses to establish operations on a global scale, the application of effective techniques to manage these activities and their financial consequences, and the integration of global operations decisions across business functions. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies.

INTB 693 Global Finance (4 Credits)

Study and application of finance in the global arena. Focus of critical attention on how financial strategies, risk, tools, investments, theories, and institutions work in a global context. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies. 

INTB 694 Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Exploration and application of marketing concepts to the demands and conditions of the global marketplace. Critical evaluation of the marketing challenges presented by the increased exposure of individuals, businesses, and governments to international market forces. This course can be substituted with INTB 670 International Area Studies. 

INTB 695 Global Business Consultancy Capstone (4 Credits)

Integrating prior coursework within the context of strategy formulation and implementation, student teams conduct a “live” consulting engagement with an organization in a foreign country. Students develop the parameters of the engagement and apply appropriate theoretical knowledge in a practical setting to prepare and present a project report. May substitute for MGMT 697/697W, INTB 692W, FINC 664W, GISB 693W, ISYS 683W, MGMT 694W, MGMT 695, OR BUAD 696.

Management (MGMT)

MGMT 296 Special Studies: Military Science (1-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated.

MGMT 334 Management Simulation (1-6 Credits)

Advanced applications approach to the study of management. Survey and application of the main aspects of management: communicating, motivating, planning, organizing, leading, controlling, change, and conflict.

MGMT 347 Supervision (3 Credits)

Study of the worker with emphasis on motivating, communicating, counseling, training, managing time, and evaluating performance. Emphasis is on small groups and individuals rather than the organization and its environment.

MGMT 387 Humor and Creative Management (3 Credits)

Consideration of cognitive styles and exploration of theories of humor while providing exercises connecting creative intelligence and humor. Students develop framework for examining organizational humor and cognition and their relationships to innovation and creativity. Also construct models and plans for intervention to enhance humor and creative intelligence in organizations. Not open to students who have received credit for MGMT 386.

MGMT 396 Special Studies: Management (0-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated.

MGMT 397A Special Studies: Leadership and Motivation (1-3 Credits)

Leadership and motivation theory with personal application and development for understanding leadership in today’s diverse work environments. Topics include merging leadership and motivational concepts such as transformational leadership, emotional intelligence, the triarchic theory of intelligence, followership, job satisfaction, power and influence, change and creativity.

MGMT 397B Special Studies: Management of Human Capital (1-3 Credits)

Study and critical analysis of both theory and practice of human capital management in modern complex organizations.

MGMT 397C Special Studies: Money and Banking (1-3 Credits)

Development of electronic money and banking into the traditional subjects of money, banking, and financial markets. The course provides an integrated coverage of domestic and international financial markets and the global economy.

MGMT 398 Special Studies: Public Service Administration (1-6 Credits)

Reading and research in a special area under faculty direction. Project to include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated.

MGMT 604 Managerial Assessment and Development (4 Credits)

Students assess and develop their personal skills, interpersonal skills, group skills, and specific communication skills through self-assessment, study of theory, analysis, practice, and application. Students assess their career preferences and develop personal action plans.

MGMT 610 Contexts for Contemporary Management (4 Credits)

Critical analysis course providing students with research methods, written and oral communication strategies, and leadership skills necessary for graduate-level work. Focus on diverse historical and cultural contexts in management thought, with special attention paid to shifting perspectives on organizational life.

MGMT 631 Management and Organizational Behavior (4 Credits)

Topics include managing individual performance, team and intergroup dynamics, leadership, human resource management, organizational design, decision making and management of change. 

MGMT 633 Assessment of 21st Century Leadership Skills (1 Credits)

Orientation to and assessment of 21st Century Skills including improving performance with systemic thinking, supporting change, and adding value. Includes 360-degree assessment and personal assessment of management skills, management knowledge through a standardized test, and knowledge of business mathematics.

MGMT 634 Leading Individuals and Teams (4 Credits)

Leading Individuals and Teams provides the foundations for understanding the behavior of individuals and teams in organizations. The course takes an application-oriented perspective on understanding individuals and groups and managing their performance.

MGMT 365 Analytics for Managers (4 Credits)

This course provides a managerial overview of business analytics in the contemporary organization. Current/aspiring managers and consumers of analytics will learn about analytical approaches to managerial decision making. Stages of analytical maturity and elements of analytical competitiveness will be examined to prescribe a roadmap for successfully deploying analytics in the organization.

MGMT 636 Leadership Communication (4 Credits)

Course provides advanced analytical approaches for strategic written, presentation and interpersonal communication in organizational contexts. Focus on practical methods that advance leaders' abilities to inform, engage, persuade, and influence professional audiences. Special attention paid to changing forms, formats, and culture in contemporary professional communication.

MGMT 637 Strategic Leadership and Management of Change (4 Credits)

Strategic leadership and management of change provides a macro view of organizations. The course takes a big picture view of organizations and walks a student through strategic thinking about their own organization. The course takes an application-oriented perspective on organizational change, decision-making, organizational design, organizational culture and power and politics.

MGMT 638 Purposeful Leadership (4 Credits)

Purposeful Leadership provides an integrative perspective of organizational and societal responsibilities of leaders. The course covers four interwoven dimensions of purposeful leadership: personal, relational, strategic and
societal. Drawing upon a wide range of concepts and applications, the primary theme of the course is an examination of the critical role leaders play an ensuring that organizations perform in an effective, meaningful, ethical and socially redeeming manner.

MGMT 639 Reflection on 21st Century Leadership Skills (1 Credits)

Assessment of and reflection of 21st-century skills including improving performance with systemic thinking, supporting change, and adding value. Includes 360-degree assessment and personal assessment of management skills, management knowledge through a standardized test, and knowledge of business mathematics.

MGMT 651 Analytics for Managerial Decision Making (4 Credits)

Provides students with an understanding of the role analytics plays in the decision-making process. Topics include quantitative methods of managerial decision-making including linear programming (LP), network models, transportation, assignment, transshipment, project management (PERT/CPM), inventory management, simulation, decision theory, forecasting, and supply chain management.

MGMT 661 Introduction to Analytics and Decision Making (4 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to business analytics and applied decision-making using simple quantitative techniques. Topics include cost-revenue models, competitiveness, productivity, forecasting, project management, and linear programming as they relate to business decisions in a dynamic environment.

MGMT 667 Business, Ethics, and Society (4 Credits)

Examination of the ethical, legal, and social environment of business and its impact on managerial decision-making. 

MGMT 674 Human Resources Management (4 Credits)

Study and critical analysis of theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in modern, complex organizations. Topics such as personnel policies, workforce diversity, HR practices, employee discipline, health and safety, and collective bargaining. Addresses goals of equity, efficiency, and effectiveness in a diverse environment. 

MGMT 680 Marketing Management (4 Credits)

Exploration of crucial aspects of marketing with emphasis on the customer and the marketing mix. Development of analytical and critical thinking skills through case study. Design and assessment of a basic marketing plan. Not open to students who have received credit for INTB-694W, ISYS-681W, FINC-661W or GISB-691W.

MGMT 683 Marketing Analytics (4 Credits)

Examination of the strategic planning process with emphasis on marketing resource allocation decision driven by marketing analytics. Focus on the use of quantitative and data analysis tools to define optimal marketing mix, perform effective analysis of customers and digital marketing campaigns as well as integrate spatial thinking in decision making.

MGMT 686 Organization Theory (4 Credits)

Students develop social skills and apply theories of organizational structure and design, decision-making, power, politics, culture, innovation and change to real-world case studies in order to make convincing recommendations to management.

MGMT 690 Strategy (4 Credits)

Strategy sets a critical direction and guides the allocation of resources to achieve long-term organizational objectives. Examination of the formulation of strategy based on internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as external opportunities and threats in the context of changing technology and environment. Not open to students who have completed MGMT 697W.

MGMT 693 Marketing Strategy (4 Credits)

Marketing strategy integrates marketing and other functional areas within a firm. It provides orientation to organizations on how to use resources and capabilities to maximize long-run customer value, as well as generate the greatest financial return.

MGMT 695 Management Consulting Capstone (4 Credits)

This course integrates prior coursework within the program with student teams developing the relevant parameters for a consulting engagement and applying appropriate theoretical knowledge in that setting to prepare and present a project report. Prerequisite: All other MAM courses.

Science (SCIB)

SCIB 150 Current Issues in Science and Technology (3 Credits)

Examination of some of the most important technological developments of this century and their impact upon human lives. Examination of the complex relationship among humans, the environment, and technology. Not open to students who have received credit for LSNS 150.

SCIB 201 Natural Sciences Through Living Laboratories (3 Credits)

Exploration of the principles and methodology of astronomy, marine biology, natural history, and ecology to understand the natural environment. Students will utilize campus-based facilities and field sites throughout Southern California as laboratories. Not open to students who have received credit for LSNS 201.

SCIB 460 Topics in Environmental Science (3 Credits)

Greater understanding of the science that underlies such environmental problems as ozone depletion and the loss of genetic diversity through explorations of the nature and scope of science relative to environmental issues. The methods of science, the limitations of scientific knowledge, and the role of science in society today are discussed. Not open to students who have received credit for EVSW 460.

Social Science (SOCB)

SOCB 302 The Personal and Social Impact of Marital Dissolution (2-3 Credits)

Issues include the environment of the formerly married (divorced, separated, widowed); problems encountered before, during, and after the process of dissolution; single parenthood; common causes of marital difficulties and approaches to their resolution; adjustments of the individual from married to single life; and social forces affecting the lives of the formerly married. Not open to students who have received credit for ISSS 302.

SOCB 304 Death and Bereavement (2-3 Credits)

Economic, legal, psychological, and historical aspects of the process of the dying person and the survivors; similarities and differences of reactions to death and dying; causes and consequences of suicide; fear of and curiosity about death; and social attitudes concerning death and dying. Not open to students who have received credit for ISSS 304.

SOCB 307 Gender and Work (3 Credits)

Examination of social-psychological, political, and historical realities affecting men and women in the workplace. Incorporates personal experience as students; examines issues such as power tokenism, support, networking, socialization, and change. Special interplay to the exchange between gender and other social factors such as race, class, and sexual orientation.

SOCB 309 The American Family (3 Credits)

Broad interdisciplinary overview of the variety of situations that we call “the American family.” Designed to allow students to pursue particular interests in this area. Not open to students who have received credit for SOC 309.