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Business Management Courses

MAN310 Managing Team, Communication, Projects (4 credits)
This cross-functional course covers forms of business communication including business letters, reports, proposals, resumes and the employment process. Emphasis is on strong business writing and speaking that is clear, concise and grammatically correct. Project management techniques that will enhance success in leading and completing projects are also covered. Topics include creating a project charter and plan, working as a project team, executing the project and closing out the project. Students will apply project management knowledge, tools and techniques to an actual class project.

MAN410 Managing Talent, Change, and Negotiations (4 credits)
The role of the human resource management function in organizations is studied in this cross functional course. The changing nature of work and demographic shifts will be emphasized. The course also focuses on increasing the understanding of the negotiating process and on increasing the skill level for negotiating by focusing on preparation, interest identification, strategies and tactics, listening skills, collaborative negotiations, competitive negotiations and options outside of negotiation. Emphasis will be given to win/win collaborative negotiations and preserving relationships using principled dispute resolution strategies.

MAN201 Business Analytics (4 credits)
In this course students will learn to use various tools to analyze data and make predictions. These tools include probability analysis, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, linear programming and tools for financial analysis.

MAN302 Operations and Quality Management (4 credits)
This course discusses the theoretical foundations for production management. The course focuses on the management of resources such as the production process, the management of equipment and machinery, facilities and maintenance, materials management, inventory control, quality control, scheduling and purchasing.

MAN415 Biblical Christianity for Thoughtful People (4 credits)
Students study selected Old and New Testament texts and explore the historical Biblical perspective of Christianity in the context of grace and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Students learn how religious issues have been addressed and incorporated in different eras of history. Students learn how Christianity has shaped elements of culture and organizational life, how Biblical principles can shape individuals for strong leadership roles, and how to better understand Christians in the workplace within a Judeo-Christian context.

FIN301 Corporate Finance I (4 credits)
This course explores the basics of financial management. Topics include the capital markets, the cash budget, pro forma statements, analysis of financial statements, and the time value of money. Students also complete a research project.

MAN350 Managing Marketing, Technology & Logistics in a Global Economy (4 credits)
This cross-functional course will build on marketing principles and apply them to real world opportunities using market measurement, competitive analysis, managing distribution, product positioning, ethics and decision-making, forecasting, budgeting, performance evaluation and maintaining control. Students also examine relevant theories, concepts and practices related to the flow of goods and services in and between organizations from the point of view of the total distribution system. Students will learn to create and integrate marketing and logistics strategy.

MAN450 Managing Finances and Business Strategy (4 credits)
This cross-functional course builds on concepts covered in accounting and finance courses with a focus on strategic organizational leadership. Budgeting, resource allocation and long term investment in human resources are studied utilizing real world applications for both small and large organizational leadership situations.

MAN435 Applied Ethics (3 credits)
Students examine the issues of accountability in government and business regarding human rights and ethics through readings, classroom discussion and debates. Exploring both ethical theory and personal values, students develop a system for making ethical decisions on their personal, public and professional lives.