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ORG 311 Professional Communication Techniques
This course examines the critical role of communications within contemporary business organizations, with particular emphasis on written communications. Basic principles of effective writing, oral communication, presentations, communication in a team, and communication across cultures are examined and applied. Strategies for communicating clearly, concisely, and effectively in order to meet business objectives are stressed.

ORG 312 Management and Business Ethhics
A study of the process and criteria for forming and testing values and relating them to ethical obligations. Personal values are examined in relation to organizational values. Ethical systems are studied and applied to organizational and public policy issues.

ORG 314 Employment Law
This course focuses on managing effectively with an understanding of the potential legal ramifications of employment decisions. Topics include discrimination, right to privacy, evaluation and regulation of job performance, OSHA, ERISA, and labor law.

ORG 315 Applications in Modern Math*
This course presents mathematical concepts in relation to real-life problems. Geared toward the non-math major, specific applications to management are studied, such as the mathematics of scheduling, measuring uncertainty, and collecting statistical data.

ORG 316 Social Psychology and the Multicultural Workplace*
The primary focus of this course is on the behavior of individuals in social groups and how it applies to a multicultural workplace. The course examines how people think, influence, and relate to one another when there are differences in culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, social class, and nationality. Topics include attribution theory, attitudes, persuasion, conformity, prejudice, altruism, and challenges of globalization. Prerequisite: PSY 100 or SOC 100 or equivalent course.

ORG 325 Compensation and Benefits* (2 credit hours)
This course focuses on the use of pay systems and benefit plans to help organizations achieve strategic goals. In this course, students will learn about job design, job evaluation, compensation design, and benefit design and administration, and use these techniques to make effective organizational decisions.

ORG 404 or MGT 504 Economics and Finance for Non-Financial Managers**
An overview of the basic principles and language of economics and finance, focusing on the use and application of economic and financial data for planning, control, and decision making.   Topics include the business cycle, interest rates, inflation, risk analysis, and use of financial ratios.

ORG 407 or MGT 507 Budgeting and Accounting for Managers**
This course examines the relationship of the accounting and budgeting processes to the organization’s strategic plan and goals, and emphasizes the use of an organization’s accounting information for decision-making.  It includes an overview of the basic principles and language of accounting, budgeting process, various analytical techniques used to prepare and evaluate budgets, and ethical considerations in accounting and budgeting.  Throughout the course, a managerial viewpoint is stressed.

ORG 409 Seminar in Human Resource Management*
This course will focus on the strategic role that employee recruitment and development plays in helping to meet current and future organizational needs. Topics in this course include strategies for job analysis, recruitment, selection, talent and performance management, employee needs assessment, training program design, labor relations, and retaining quality employees. 

ORG 420 Strategic Human Resource Management
Focuses on the ability of human resource managers to contribute to the organization’s strategic plan. This includes interpreting information from internal and external sources, aligning the human resource management plan with the strategic plan, and consideration for risk management, stakeholder impact, organizational mission, and budget management.

ORG 435 Seminar in Organizational Studies
This is a capstone course, requiring the application of knowledge, theories, skills and techniques derived from previous coursework and experience. Each student will pursue in depth an area of special interest that has arisen through the Human Resources Management curriculum and demonstrate how critical thinking, communication, technology, globalization, legal and ethical principles, and functional areas of business contribute to decision-making in that area. 

BUS 230 Management Principles
A review of the classical management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Provides a systematic analysis of management’s responsibilities in profit and non-profit organizations. The student gains a thorough understanding of what it means to be a manager and the functions and duties of managers within the managerial hierarchy. 

BUS 247 Negotiation Skills in Business (1 credit hour)
This course introduces the theory and practice of effective negotiations. Focus is placed on the human responses to negotiations, planning for negotiations, and bargaining techniques

BUS 310 Organizational Behavior
The study and application of knowledge about how people act within organizations. An examination of psychological and sociological principles that affect organizational behavior. Topics in motivation, leadership, organizational structure, communication, group dynamics, and organizational development will be emphasized. 

BUS 331 Human Resource Management
A study of the role of personnel as a staff function within the organization. Personnel functions of recruitment, interviewing, manpower planning, wage and salary administration, management development, and motivation are examined. An investigation of the interpersonal relationships of employees in the organizational setting are also considered. 

BUS 410 Management Information Systems
This course covers the use and management of information technologies to enhance business processes, improve business decision making, and gain competitive advantage. Additional emphasis is on the essential role of technologies providing a platform for business, commerce, and collaboration processes among all business stakeholders in today’s network enterprises and global markets. Prerequisite: CIS 100 or equivalent course.

*A prerequisite is required before starting this course, but not prior to beginning the Evening/Online Human Resource Management program.

** These courses may be taken for either undergraduate or graduate level credit. If a student registers for the graduate course section, this credit may be applied toward a business master's degree in the Evening/Online program.

A student must have taken Composition I and Composition II (with a grade of C- or better) and INT 199 prior to enrolling in any major coursework.

Curriculum is subject to change.