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In any business, the people who make up the company are the most valuable assets. If you’re looking for a career in navigating employee-business relations, select the Management major with a concentration in Human Resource Management.

In addition to the knowledge and skills of business ethics, evaluating/managing performance indicators, and leadership, students learn about talent acquisition management, training and development, compensation management, and strategic innovation in human resource management. This concentration qualifies seniors to take the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exam.

Highlights:

  • Society for Human Resource Management-aligned program.
  • Accelerated bachelor’s to master’s options.
  • Management, Human Resource Management B.B.A. graduates have an average starting salary of $55,000.
  • IGNITE professional development program that teaches the skills to navigate the business world.
  • The Business Exchange for Student Talent (BEST) Career Fair connects students with area employers.
  • Jones College is one of the top 1.5% of business schools in the world.

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MTSU’s new HR concentration earns alignment with Society for Human Resource Management

Middle Tennessee State University will launch its new Human Resource Management concentration this fall with the confidence that its courses align with guidelines from the Society for Human Resource Management, an HR professional organization considered a gold standard in the industry. You can read more about this on MTSUNews.com.

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Your career just may start here

The Department of Management is a leader in the Jones College of Business IGNITE Career Development Program. Department faculty and business leaders provide career planning programs for students throughout the academic year.  Every spring, the Business Exchange for Student Talent (BEST) career fair hosts area employers who meet with students majoring in the Jones College of Business. These programs allow students to ask questions, explore career paths, and form mentorships.


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Nashville-Metro is home to many regional and national headquarters – Nissan, Bridgestone, HCA, Amazon, Oracle.  A recent Nashville Chamber of Commerce study reported that these headquarters collectively employ 1700 HRM professionals.  Additionally, these companies recognize the value of SHRM credentials.  A quick search online showed that there are 60 companies in the Nashville area that are hiring for HR right now, and the job postings list the PHR/SPHR certification as desirable.  [Our students would be eligible for the SHRM-CP exam if they meet the requirements, which is seen as mostly equivalent to the PHR.  The profession is slowly warming up to the SHRM certifications.]

Typical career titles in the human resource management includes: 

  • Compensation analyst
  • Diversity manager
  • Employee benefits administrator
  • Employee selection manager
  • Human resources recruiter
  • Industrial / labor relations specialist
  • Talent acquisition manager
  • Training / development manager

Employers of Management alumni and Career Fair participants include:

  • Actalent (formerly Aerotek)
  • Aegis Sciences Corporation
  • ALKU consultants
  • AIG insurance
  • Amazon
  • Cardinal Health
  • Cavalry Logistics
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Enterprise
  • HCA
  • Hershey Chocolate Company
  • Internal Data Resources
  • Jackson National Life
  • Kroger
  • Nissan
  • State of Tennessee
  • UPS
  • Vaco
  • Walgreens

The Department of Management offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with majors in Management, Management-Human Resource Management Concentration, Management-Supply Chain Management and also Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Business Administration.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS icon to the right.

Undergraduate minors are available in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Studies, and the department participates in the interdisciplinary minor in Business Administration.

The Department of Management offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in Management; students may choose from two concentrations: Organizational Leadership or Supply Chain Management.

Graduate students may also earn the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), an interdisciplinary degree. 

A Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management also is available.

Management, Human Resource Management Concentration, B.B.A.

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A major in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management consists of 27 hours of management courses. All Management majors must have 50 percent of the required management courses in residence at Middle Tennessee State University.

This concentration provides students with HRM-focused knowledge and skills in the areas identified by the profession as most critical, such as compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, employee and labor relations, employment law, human resource information systems (HRIS) and measurement of HR, planning and talent management, recruitment and selection, and training and development.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Management, Human Resource Management Concentration, B.B.A., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements

General Education41 hours
College of Business Core42 hours*
Major Requirements27 hours
Auxiliary Courses10 hours*
Electives0-6 hours
TOTAL120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

General Educationrequirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses required by the program meet General Education requirements:

College of Business Core (42 hours)

All students must complete the College of Business Core which requires 42 hours with a 2.00 GPA.

Major Requirements (27 hours)

Management Major Core (15 hours)

  • LEAD 3010 - Leadership Skills and Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on individual leadership development. Emphasis on leadership practices and skill development.

  • MGMT 3640 - Managing Key Performance Indicators

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or MATH 1530; junior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Focuses on development and use of common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as a method to monitor and manage business performance. Spreadsheet software will be utilized to analyze, summarize, and present management metrics. Management metrics covered includes financial, customer, employee, and operational and supply chain perspectives.

  • MGMT 3810 - Human Resource Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. An introduction to the management of human resources, including strategic human resource management, diversity and inclusion, employment law, talent acquisition and management, compensation, training and development, employee and labor relations, performance management, and health/safety/security.

  • MGMT 3940 - Ethical Leadership in Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Focuses on individual actions required of ethical organization members and how a leader can use organizational factors to lead an ethical organization. Goal is to sharpen skills in areas including values alignment, ethical decision making, creating an ethical organizational culture, developing a strategic approach to social responsibility, and leading with empathy by considering different perspectives of right/wrong and the impact business decisions have on various stakeholders through the lens of current events.

  • MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, communication, group processes, and methods for managing change. Understanding human behavior allows student to learn better employee utilization strategies resulting in a more effective and efficient organization.

Human Resource Management (12 hours)

  • MGMT 4640 - Talent Acquisition and Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies required for the strategic acquisition and management of talent, including job analysis and job design, workforce planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, selection, onboarding, socialization, retention, and separation of employment.

  • MGMT 4650 - Training and Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies used to ensure that employees at all levels of an organization have the knowledge, skills and abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) necessary to meet the organization's current and future job requirements. Includes learning theories; instructional design models; needs analysis for the effective design, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs; use of technology for training; change management; career planning and management; strategic performance management, and organizational development.

  • MGMT 4660 - Compensation Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610;  MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies used to ensure that organizations can establish and manage effective compensation and benefits systems that support strategic objectives while also motivating and rewarding employees fairly and equitably. Includes motivation and reward theories, analytical tools and metrics, performance management, current trends in research and industry, and requirements for legal compliance.

  • MGMT 4690 - Strategic Innovations in Human Resource Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; MGMT 4640; and admission to the College of Business. Engages a data-driven approach using key metrics from across the functional areas of HRM and technology to address contemporary topics such as diversity and inclusion, alternative working arrangements, and other strategic innovations. Utilizes technology to simulate realistic decision-making scenarios. Comprehensive review of HRM functional areas helps students prepare for certification exams administered by international professional associations such as SHRM-CP.

Auxiliary Courses (10 hours)

  • MGMT 4950 - Management Applied Experience  1 to 3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 4950 - Management Applied Experience

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Management or Business Administration major; senior standing; overall grade point average of at least 2.50; admission to the College of Business. Student is affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation.

  • BUAD 4000 - College to Career

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Senior standing; admission to the College of Business. Cannot be substituted for required MGMT, ENTR, or BUAD courses in these majors or minors. Designed to facilitate the transition from college to career. Interpersonal skills for the job search and for success in a professional management environment emphasized.

 

  • MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar  1 credit hour  
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    MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar

    1 credit hour

    Only for students with fewer than 30 hours or first-semester transfer students. Designed as an elective for first-year declared management majors and others interested in the management major. Introduces course requirements for a major in management, options for management electives, diverse subfields, and career options.

  • Elective 1 credit hour

 

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences  3 credit hours  
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    MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory. TBR Common Course: MATH 1630

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • Business Elective 3 credit hours

Electives (0-6 hours)

Curriculum: Management, Human Resource Management

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics  3 credit hours  
    (Soc/Beh Sci)(Soc/Beh Sci)  dotslash:(Soc/Beh Sci) title:(Soc/Beh Sci) 
    (Soc/Beh Sci) 
    **  dotslash:* title:* 

    ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of national income and its fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, role of the banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and international topics.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours

 

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences  3 credit hours  
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    MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory. TBR Common Course: MATH 1630

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH Enhanced ACT 19 or greater or MATH 1710. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar  1 credit hour  
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    OR 

    MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar

    1 credit hour

    Only for students with fewer than 30 hours or first-semester transfer students. Designed as an elective for first-year declared management majors and others interested in the management major. Introduces course requirements for a major in management, options for management electives, diverse subfields, and career options.

  • Elective 1 credit hour

Subtotal: 14 hours

Freshman Spring

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication  3 credit hours  
    (Comm)(Comm)  dotslash:(Comm) title:(Comm) 
    (Comm) 

    COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Introduces principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement. TBR Common Course: COMM 2025

  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics  3 credit hours  
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    ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of consumer and firm behavior; the pricing of goods, services, and productive factors; international topics; and an overview of the American economy.

  • Natural Sciences 4 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 16 hours

Sophomore Fall

  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I  3 credit hours  
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    ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA) OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:(Hum/FA) OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA) OR(Hum/FA) OR  dotslash:(Hum/FA) OR title:(Hum/FA) OR 
    (Hum/FA) OR 

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - World Literatures  3 credit hours  
    (Hum/FA)(Hum/FA)  dotslash:(Hum/FA) title:(Hum/FA) 
    (Hum/FA) 

    HUM 2610 - World Literatures

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy one part of the the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
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    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I  3 credit hours  
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    HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2040.) The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

  • HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2050.) The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 15 hours

Sophomore Spring

  • ACTG 2120 - Principles of Accounting II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ACTG 2110. A continuation of financial accounting concepts with emphasis on debt and equity structures, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job, standard- and activity-based costing, cost/volume/profit (CVP) analysis, and budgeting. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000.) [Same as TBR Community Colleges ACCT 1020.]

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods  3 credit hours  
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    BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours

 

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2010

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. Discusses the era from 1877 to the present. May be used to satisfy one part of the the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020. TBR Common Course: HIST 2020

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement. TBR Common Course: HIST 2030

  • HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I  3 credit hours  
    OROR  dotslash:OR title:OR 
    OR 

    HIST 2040 - Survey African American History I

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2040.) The role of African Americans in establishing and shaping the American nation. Covers their historical development and contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

  • HIST 2050 - Survey African American History II

    3 credit hours

    (Same as AST 2050.) The role of African Americans in shaping the American nation and creating a twentieth-century racial identity. Covers their historical development and examines their contributions to American art, music, literature, and religion. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 15 hours

Junior Fall

  • BIA 3620 - Introduction to Business Analytics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or MATH 1530, junior standing. Introduces the concepts and application of data analytics in business. Spreadsheet software and associated analytic tools utilized to visualize, model, and analyze business data using a hands-on-approach.

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • MGMT 3810 - Human Resource Management  3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 3810 - Human Resource Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. An introduction to the management of human resources, including strategic human resource management, diversity and inclusion, employment law, talent acquisition and management, compensation, training and development, employee and labor relations, performance management, and health/safety/security.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

Subtotal: 15 hours

Junior Spring

  • BUS 3000 - The Dale Carnegie Course

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and major in the Jones College of Business. Uses the proven content and design of The Dale Carnegie Course(R), which includes lecture, in-class activities, reflective exercises, and interactive experiences. Helps students develop self confidence and leadership ability; strengthen ability to relate to and to motivate others; enhance ability to communicate effectively, reduce stress, and present a positive attitude. A Dale Carnegie(R) certificate of completion is a requirement for earning a passing grade (D- or better [0.67 or higher]). May not be audited. Must be taken for a grade.

  • FIN 3010 - Principles of Corporate Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

  • LEAD 3010 - Leadership Skills and Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on individual leadership development. Emphasis on leadership practices and skill development.

  • MGMT 4640 - Talent Acquisition and Management  3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 4640 - Talent Acquisition and Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies required for the strategic acquisition and management of talent, including job analysis and job design, workforce planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, selection, onboarding, socialization, retention, and separation of employment.

Subtotal: 15 hours

Senior Fall

  • MGMT 3620 - Supply Chain Operations

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the integration between supply chain operations strategies/decisions and their impact on other business functions in an organization. Examines operations management concepts using a global supply chain perspective. Covers topics such as inventory management, lean/just in time, project management, and supply-demand matching. Overarching goal of using supply chain operations strategies to develop a business competitive advantage reinforced. This is a writing-intensive course.

  • MGMT 3940 - Ethical Leadership in Business  3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 3940 - Ethical Leadership in Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Focuses on individual actions required of ethical organization members and how a leader can use organizational factors to lead an ethical organization. Goal is to sharpen skills in areas including values alignment, ethical decision making, creating an ethical organizational culture, developing a strategic approach to social responsibility, and leading with empathy by considering different perspectives of right/wrong and the impact business decisions have on various stakeholders through the lens of current events.

  • MGMT 4650 - Training and Development  3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 4650 - Training and Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies used to ensure that employees at all levels of an organization have the knowledge, skills and abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) necessary to meet the organization's current and future job requirements. Includes learning theories; instructional design models; needs analysis for the effective design, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs; use of technology for training; change management; career planning and management; strategic performance management, and organizational development.

  • MGMT 4660 - Compensation Management  3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 4660 - Compensation Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610;  MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies used to ensure that organizations can establish and manage effective compensation and benefits systems that support strategic objectives while also motivating and rewarding employees fairly and equitably. Includes motivation and reward theories, analytical tools and metrics, performance management, current trends in research and industry, and requirements for legal compliance.

  • Business elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 hours

Senior Spring

  • BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management  3 credit hours  
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    BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; must be taken after completion of the business requirements and in the semester in which the student graduates. Development of top management perspective with emphasis on policy and strategy formulation and evaluation through the demonstration of competence in handling multifunctional business problems. Transfer credit not allowed; must be taken in residence.

  • MGMT 3640 - Managing Key Performance Indicators  3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 3640 - Managing Key Performance Indicators

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or MATH 1530; junior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Focuses on development and use of common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as a method to monitor and manage business performance. Spreadsheet software will be utilized to analyze, summarize, and present management metrics. Management metrics covered includes financial, customer, employee, and operational and supply chain perspectives.

  • MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior  3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, communication, group processes, and methods for managing change. Understanding human behavior allows student to learn better employee utilization strategies resulting in a more effective and efficient organization.

  • MGMT 4690 - Strategic Innovations in Human Resource Management  3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 4690 - Strategic Innovations in Human Resource Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; MGMT 4640; and admission to the College of Business. Engages a data-driven approach using key metrics from across the functional areas of HRM and technology to address contemporary topics such as diversity and inclusion, alternative working arrangements, and other strategic innovations. Utilizes technology to simulate realistic decision-making scenarios. Comprehensive review of HRM functional areas helps students prepare for certification exams administered by international professional associations such as SHRM-CP.

 

  • BUAD 4000 - College to Career  3 credit hours  
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    BUAD 4000 - College to Career

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Senior standing; admission to the College of Business. Cannot be substituted for required MGMT, ENTR, or BUAD courses in these majors or minors. Designed to facilitate the transition from college to career. Interpersonal skills for the job search and for success in a professional management environment emphasized.

  • MGMT 4950 - Management Applied Experience  1 to 3 credit hours  
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    MGMT 4950 - Management Applied Experience

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Management or Business Administration major; senior standing; overall grade point average of at least 2.50; admission to the College of Business. Student is affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation.

Subtotal: 15 hours

NOTE:

*2.25 GPA in these courses for admission to the Jones College of Business

§ Admission required

Our adjunct faculty bring outstanding professional experience to our programs. Many are industry leaders with decorated careers and honors. Importantly, they are innovative educators who offer hands-on learning to our students to prepare them to enter and thrive in a dynamic, and oftentimes emerging, industry and professional world. They inspire, instruct, and challenge our students toward academic and professional success.

MGMT 1500 - First-Year Seminar
1 credit hour

Only for students with fewer than 30 hours or first-semester transfer students. Designed as an elective for first-year declared management majors and others interested in the management major. Introduces course requirements for a major in management, options for management electives, diverse subfields, and career options.

MGMT 3600 - Innovation Acceleration
3 credit hours

(Same as ENTR 3600.) Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business; junior standing.Focuses on innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors in corporate environments as well as in new ventures. Specific attention is given to the creative process, innovative thinking, sources of opportunity, design-thinking, team-based innovation, commercialization, intellectual property, and innovation plans in the entrepreneurial setting.

MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

MGMT 3620 - Supply Chain Operations
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the integration between supply chain operations strategies/decisions and their impact on other business functions in an organization. Examines operations management concepts using a global supply chain perspective. Covers topics such as inventory management, lean/just in time, project management, and supply-demand matching. Overarching goal of using supply chain operations strategies to develop a business competitive advantage reinforced. This is a writing-intensive course.

MGMT 3630 - Organization Theory
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business. The organization as a system. Emphasis on the external environment, performance measurement, structure (including contingency theory of organization design), bureaucracy, and the impact of behavioral aspects on organization theory.

MGMT 3640 - Managing Key Performance Indicators
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or MATH 1530; junior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Focuses on development and use of common Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as a method to monitor and manage business performance. Spreadsheet software will be utilized to analyze, summarize, and present management metrics. Management metrics covered includes financial, customer, employee, and operational and supply chain perspectives.

MGMT 3705 - Continuous Improvement/Problem Solving
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Applies Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria and Lean Six Sigma DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) methodology to business process improvements. Examines how continuous improvement projects follow a structured sequence using DMAIC. Emphasis on established critical thinking models to drive continuous improvement and guide specific problem-solving efforts.

MGMT 3710 - Management of Quality
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 3620; admission into the College of Business; junior standing. Introduction to design, operation, and control of quality systems; implementation approaches including behavioral and technical issues; strategic importance; quality improvement tools and their use; supplier certification; awards and recognition.

MGMT 3715 - International Sourcing
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to the Jones College of Business; junior standing. Benchmark practices of developing and managing international supply chains. Choosing, developing, evaluating, and managing a mixed portfolio of domestic and international procurement including such considerations as political, economic, legal, ethical, cultural, and communication issues associated with a global supply chain. Industry trends in global sourcing locations, approaches, and technologies for both product and service supply chains.

MGMT 3720 - Supply Chain Distribution
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3620, junior standing, and admission to the Jones College of Business. Focuses on concepts and techniques required to manage the distribution function in a contemporary supply chain. Emphasis on the role of distribution within a supply chain and best practices leading to efficient operational performance.

MGMT 3725 - Lean Project Management Principles
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Jones College of Business; junior standing. Theory and practice of managing projects for services, products, or events. Emphasis on application of lean concepts to project management.

MGMT 3730 - Management of Innovation
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior level; MGMT 3620; and admission to the Jones College of Business. Technologies for products and services, learning from failure, idea generation/screening, management structures that promote innovation, as well as cost justification of new technologies. Examines the management of the process of forecasting, acquiring, and integrating emerging technologies into the firm's products/services and processes. Typical innovation areas include rapid prototyping/small lot production, last mile delivery, distribution, safety and productivity, entertainment/training, and medical. Course structure may vary.

 

MGMT 3750 - International Supply Chain Management
3 credit hours

(Same as MKT 3750.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Design, operations, and control of global and local supply chains; implementation approaches including behavioral (especially cross-functional) and technical issues and the Plan-Source-Make-Deliver-Return model for supply chains.

MGMT 3800 - Managing Change and Conflict in Organizations
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the Jones College of Business. Examines contemporary thought on managerial roles in identifying, fostering, and implementing change in complex environments. Study of current developments in leading groups through change and managing conflict in organizations by use of competencies related to negotiation and mediation.

MGMT 3810 - Human Resource Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. An introduction to the management of human resources, including strategic human resource management, diversity and inclusion, employment law, talent acquisition and management, compensation, training and development, employee and labor relations, performance management, and health/safety/security.

MGMT 3850 - Building and Leading High Impact Teams
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 3610; admission to the Jones College of Business. Designed for students to learn how to build teams, improve teamwork and collaboration in those teams, and effectively lead those teams to accomplish organizational goals and enhance performance.  

MGMT 3890 - Managerial Decision Making
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business; junior standing. Investigates the decision-making processes of business professionals to gain an understanding of how decisions are made. Emphasis on creative problem solving, critical thinking, problem formulation, and decision analysis.

MGMT 3940 - Ethical Leadership in Business
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Focuses on individual actions required of ethical organization members and how a leader can use organizational factors to lead an ethical organization. Goal is to sharpen skills in areas including values alignment, ethical decision making, creating an ethical organizational culture, developing a strategic approach to social responsibility, and leading with empathy by considering different perspectives of right/wrong and the impact business decisions have on various stakeholders through the lens of current events.

MGMT 3970 - Cooperative Education
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Provides students with the opportunities for full-time on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Students will participate in professional growth seminars. Departmental and MTSU Career Development Center requirements must be completed to receive credit. These courses (1) may not be used to satisfy the major or the minor requirements and (2) may not be taken concurrently with BUAD 4980.

MGMT 4000 - Not-for-Profit Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing; and admission to the College of Business. Explores management theories and practices that impact effective management of organizations in the not-for-profit sector.

 

MGMT 4030 - Not-for-Profit Strategic Decision Making and Program Evaluation
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing. Focuses on essential management functions of short- and long-term strategic decision making and performance evaluation of not-for-profit organizations.

MGMT 4125 - Leadership Development for Women
3 credit hours

(Same as LEAD 4125.) Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Examines women and leadership with an emphasis on personal development. Critically analyzes the challenges, constraints, and opportunities that women face in exercising leadership. Includes an examination of women's diverse leadership styles through an experiential learning project with a community partner.

MGMT 4200 - Leadership in Organizations
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. Importance of leadership in organizations. Examines major theories and concepts relative to leadership in formal organizations. Emphasis on practical application of leadership knowledge in the leadership role.

MGMT 4250 - Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; junior or senior standing; acceptance into the College of Business. The impact of differences as the catalyst for effective leadership in teams and organizations. Offers preparation for students to lead and work within diverse teams and global organizations more effectively.

MGMT 4490 - Industrial Relations Legislation
3 credit hours

(Same as BLAW 4490 and ECON 4490.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business. Economic background and effects of government regulation of labor relations; emphasis on a detailed examination of the National Labor Relations Act as amended or expanded by the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosures Act, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act.

MGMT 4500 - Employment Discrimination Law
3 credit hours

(Same as BLAW 4500.) Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Business.  A detailed examination of the legal rights and responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to fair employment practices; emphasis on significant statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions forming the body of antidiscrimination law.

MGMT 4510 - Unions and Collective Bargaining
3 credit hours

(Same as ECON 4510.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission to the College of Business. The decision-making processes in the industrial relations system and their impact upon the American economy. Particular emphasis on collective bargaining, contract administration, and impasse procedures both in the public and private sectors.

MGMT 4600 - Strategies for Collaboration in Diverse Organizations
4 credit hours

(Same as SOC 4600.) Prerequisites: Junior standing; SOC 3300 and MGMT 3800. Case studies and application discussions of the impact of diversity in the workplace, particularly related to organizational change and conflict/negotiation.

MGMT 4620 - International Human Resource Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. International human resource functions including compensation, labor relations, training, selection, and performance appraisal; impact of culture on IHRM activities.

MGMT 4640 - Talent Acquisition and Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies required for the strategic acquisition and management of talent, including job analysis and job design, workforce planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, selection, onboarding, socialization, retention, and separation of employment.

MGMT 4650 - Training and Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies used to ensure that employees at all levels of an organization have the knowledge, skills and abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) necessary to meet the organization's current and future job requirements. Includes learning theories; instructional design models; needs analysis for the effective design, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs; use of technology for training; change management; career planning and management; strategic performance management, and organizational development.

MGMT 4660 - Compensation Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610;  MGMT 3810; admission to the College of Business. An applied approach to developing the competencies used to ensure that organizations can establish and manage effective compensation and benefits systems that support strategic objectives while also motivating and rewarding employees fairly and equitably. Includes motivation and reward theories, analytical tools and metrics, performance management, current trends in research and industry, and requirements for legal compliance.

MGMT 4680 - Organization Behavior
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on motivation, leadership, communication, group processes, and methods for managing change. Understanding human behavior allows student to learn better employee utilization strategies resulting in a more effective and efficient organization.

MGMT 4690 - Strategic Innovations in Human Resource Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; MGMT 4640; and admission to the College of Business. Engages a data-driven approach using key metrics from across the functional areas of HRM and technology to address contemporary topics such as diversity and inclusion, alternative working arrangements, and other strategic innovations. Utilizes technology to simulate realistic decision-making scenarios. Comprehensive review of HRM functional areas helps students prepare for certification exams administered by international professional associations such as SHRM-CP.

MGMT 4700 - Applications in Supply Chain Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 3620; admission to the College of Business; junior standing. Current issues in managing modern supply chain operations such as group purchasing organizations, health care supply chains, automotive supply chains, small business supply chains, supply chain risks, and sustainable supply chains. Topics covered and course structure vary.

MGMT 4710 - International Business
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; admission to the College of Business. Cultural, political, legal, and economic differences among countries. Global and regional institutions that facilitate international trade and investments. Interface between governments and multinational enterprises. International organizational structures and strategies. Management of functional operations in global markets.

MGMT 4730 - Global Comparative Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 and admission to the College of Business. Cross-cultural dimensions of management theories and the applicability of these theories in a multicultural and multinational environment. Topics include cross-cultural communications, motivation, leadership, and decision making. The role of MNCs in economic development and their relationship with host countries also examined.

MGMT 4810 - Integrated Logistics Management
3 credit hours

(Same as MKT 4810.) Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business. The coordination and optimization issues faced by firms in managing the inbound and outbound logistics activities of the firm in order to minimize costs and provide high levels of customer service. Logistics activities covered include transportation management, warehousing, order fulfillment, inventory management, and network design.  

MGMT 4820 - Management Research
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or MATH 1530; MGMT 3610; and admission to the College of Business. Scientific concepts, methodology, and procedures in designing and conducting research for management decision making.

MGMT 4830 - Performance Appraisal
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: MGMT 3610; MGMT 3810; and admission to the College of Business. Theoretical and practical issues related to HRM performance appraisal in organizations. Emphasis on job analysis, measurement of performance, judgmental measures of performance, rating biases, cognitive components in rating, feedback process, performance appraisal training, perceived fairness and accuracy, and legal issues.

MGMT 4840 - Study Abroad
3 credit hours

(Same as MKT 4840.) Prerequisites: Junior/senior standing; admission to the College of Business. A short-term international business education experience designed to expose the student to the economic, political, cultural, and social environments of a foreign country(ies). Emphasis on the international state/status of the subject matter pertinent to management and marketing.

MGMT 4920 - Small Business Management
3 credit hours

(Same as ENTR 4920.) Prerequisites: MGMT 3610 or FIN 3040 and admission to the College of Business. Analysis of problems and considerations involved in planning, organizing, and operating small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. Emphasis on environmental issues, growth strategies, process management activities, and human resource management.

MGMT 4950 - Management Applied Experience
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Management or Business Administration major; senior standing; overall grade point average of at least 2.50; admission to the College of Business. Student is affiliated with an organization on a part-time basis to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of theory to actual business problems in a non-classroom situation.

MGMT 4990 - Independent Study
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing;approval of department chair; and admission to the College of Business. Individual research and analysis of contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the guidance of an approved faculty member. This course can only be taken one time, and those taking it may not take MGMT 4950.

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