Management

 

Management Major Requirements

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Management Major Requirements

The BSBA in Management requires completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours, including three (3) required courses and at least three (3) elective courses in Management, all taken at Suffolk University. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the Management major and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall must be maintained to graduate.

Required Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317) or Instructor's consent required; Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Throughout your career, you will be working and competing in a diverse, global environment. Even if you never take an international assignment, you will need to collaborate with others who differ from you in significant and sometimes challenging ways: culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and social class. In this class we will learn about common dynamics that occur in diverse groups; explore the power of inclusion and the challenges to leveraging it; discuss relevant current events; research how issues and strategies related to inclusion vary across national cultures; and analyze the diversity/inclusion initiatives of local companies.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is premised on the fact that whereas a manager needs analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to business problems, a broad array of negotiation skills is needed to implement these solutions. This experiential course is designed to improve your skills in all phases of negotiation: understanding prescriptive and descriptive negotiation theory as it applies to dyadic and multiparty negotiations, to buyer-seller transactions and the resolution of disputes, to the development of negotiation strategy, and to the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts including one-on-one, multi-party, cross-cultural, third-party and team negotiations. Please note that given the experiential nature of the course, attendance is mandatory and will be strictly enforced beginning from the first class session.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); MKT 210; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); ISOM 319; Management Majors and Minors only with 90 or more credits

Credits:

3

Description:

This capstone course allows students to integrate and apply their acquired knowledge in pro bono consulting projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor, coach and advisor. Course skills to be developed include project management, business communication, and action-oriented analysis. Students analyze real-world problems using primary and secondary research methods, identify feasible options for action, and make professional written and oral presentations to their client organization. An occasional Friday class may be required.

Elective Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

Change is constant in all industries and work settings. Accordingly there is constant demand for people who can understand the need for change, make complex, strategic and realistic change plans, and lead others through a successful implementation of a planned change. This lively case-based course will focus on managerial and leadership skill-building in the areas of change management through the careful and thorough analysis of change-focused case studies. Students will be expected to conduct both individual and group-based analyses of complex business cases; including the preparation of written case analyses, active participation in case discussions, and delivery of case analyses through oral presentation.

Credits:

3

Description:

This highly interactive and experiential course will help you to develop your creative skills for business and life success. Corporate leaders consider creativity [1] to be an essential skill. However, according to a recent Conference Board study [2]," college graduates lack the creativity and innovation skills needed to succeed in the workplace. The Council on Competitiveness warns that ""companies that do not embrace innovation (and creativity) as a core business value will fall to global competition.[3]"" We will discuss ""meaning of life"" issues that will serve to clarify your thinking and help you align your values and belief-systems with what you do on a daily basis at work and throughout your life. A substantial body of evidence indicates that people tend to be more creative when working on projects that interest them\"

Prerequisites:

Take MGT-217 SBS-220 or MKT-221; Junior status or higher

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is built around the four primary processes of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling with a special topics theme identified at the start of the semester. A classroom-as-organization design is utilized, which creates an intensive and fully experiential course. Through coordinating, communicating and collaborating, students gain information and insights about themselves and others and in the process become more effective managers and team members.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course includes a study of the modern human resources department in industry with special emphasis on the techniques and methods of management, utilization of people, and contemporary human resource issues and problems.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the core functions and skills required to be a Business Analyst, an agent of change using a systematic approach to add value within an organization. Students will learn how to understand business needs and perspectives in order to develop effective and focused solutions to problems across the Business Solutions Life Cycle, from strategy through to operational results. Using case studies and exercises, this course provides an overview of business analysis, introduces key skills such as project definition, the role of assumptions, critical analytical skills, interpretation of information, communication and implementation.

Prerequisites:

MGT-217 or PSYCH.114. Junior standing or above

Credits:

3

Description:

Most employees will encounter difficult interpersonal situations at some point in their careers. This course focuses on the high costs of incivility to employee well-being and productivity. Students will learn techniques to improve their communication skills, and will be assessed on their learning through exams, reflection papers, and role-playing activities. Topics such as abusive supervision, sexual harassment, and abnormal psychology will also be covered. Students will gain insight into how to cope with challenging interpersonal situations, address problematic behaviors, and develop more positive relationships in the workplace.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Management Major; Sophomore standing or higher; Instructor consent required; Cannot take this course concurrent with any other internship course.

Credits:

3

Description:

MGT 520 is an internship course which offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in management courses to a valuable work experience outside the University. Interns practice using management principles in a carefully selected real world work situation under the direction of a faculty member, while completing academic requirements intended to integrate theory and practice. Students can also use the internship to explore career interests. Sometimes building a relationship with an employer during an internship can lead to a job offer during school or after graduation.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3

Description:

How do you manage the day-to-day challenges of starting a new venture or working on a small business? This course is designed around problem-solving techniques that help you research the facts of a given situation, identify the problem, develop alternative solutions and defending the best solution. This course utilizes case analysis, role-plays, simulations, and other experiential lessons to help provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and lead a new or innovative organization.

Prerequisites:

MGT-217 and Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Are you interested in managing the family business and the challenges of succession between generations? If so, this course focuses on the challenges of adapting corporate-type managerial skills to family-owned and operated enterprises that typically reject such practices. The goals of this course include development of a working knowledge of managing the family business, reinterpretation of corporate management concepts for the family business, and personal reflection on the roles and conditions of operating a family business.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and at least 54 credits

Credits:

3

Description:

The business of the family business is just as critical as the family dynamics. This course focuses on issues related to adapting corporate-type managerial skills to family-owned and operated enterprises that typically reject such practices. The goals of this course include the development of a working knowledge of managing the family business, reinterpretation of corporate management concepts for the family business, and personal reflection on the roles and conditions of operating a family business.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Over the past decade, the world of business and the environment has exploded. Beginning as an engineering-driven movement among a handful of companies during the 1980's, many firms have learned that improved environment performance can save money and create a competitive advantage. In this course, we will cover how businesses of all sizes are more attentive to environmental issues and the realization that a green business: improves employee morale and health in the workplace, holds a marketing edge over the competition, strengthens the bottom line through operating efficiencies, is recognized as an environmental leader, can have a strong impact in the community and beyond, and can improve public relations.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Corporate entrepreneurship refers to alternative approaches that existing firms use to innovatively generate new products, new services, new businesses and new business models. This course emphasizes the cultivation of each student's ability to evaluate innovations and business models for development in a corporate setting. It emphasizes various kinds of internal corporate ventures and multiple external collaborative approaches that include corporate venture capital investments, licensing and different types of alliances and formal joint ventures. Special emphasis will be placed on skills needed to promote and manage corporate entrepreneurship. Students will also learn to identify the elements of an organization's culture, structure and reward and control systems that either inhibit or support the corporate entrepreneurship, and analyze how corporate entrepreneurial activities relate to a company's ability to drive innovation throughout the organization.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Do you want to know how to take advantage of our global economy? This course will leverage the knowledge acquired from other entrepreneurship and global courses coupled with an overview of the global economy every entrepreneur must compete in and how to transition your business models into real world opportunities. This course will discuss the entrepreneurial process from concept to product feasibility to venture launch answering the following question: How and when should an entrepreneur plan on competing in a global market?

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Ever wonder what great breakthroughs are on the horizon to improve business thinking, processes, products, and services? If you have, this course is for you. We will learn about how businesses are using principles of design thinking and biomimicry to create entirely new ways of meeting the challenges of modern business: those are, needs to reduce costs, increase revenues, minimize waste & energy use, maximize novel approaches," & meet consumer and business needs. You may recognize the term ""design thinking"" if you are a follower of Apple\"

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course will focus on the steps that innovators/entrepreneurs need to follow that will take ideas and launch them into new products. This is accomplished by taking the concept directly to the prospective customers. This course will cover: creating specifications, product sell sheets, prototype development, drafting an executive summary, intellectual property protection, manufacturing and quality control considerations, identifying vendors, customers, and funding sources, and developing a marketing and sales plan for launching the product. During the semester, students will be required to interact with their potential customers, vendors and other key players for the launch.

Credits:

3

Description:

Provides a comprehensive introduction to project management. Projects provide businesses a time-delimited tool for improving, expanding, and innovating - the primary means for converting strategy into action. Project management success differentiates top performing firms. The course will focus on discussion and analysis of business situations that convey core project management skills. In particular, this course focuses on the challenge of managing projects in today's complex, high-pressure work environments. This course can be credited toward PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)(R)certification. PMP(R) and (PMBOK(R)Guide) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Prerequisites:

Please email Hillary Sabbagh at hsabbagh@suffolk.edu to register for a travel seminar.

Credits:

3

Description:

An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in international business. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

Students who receive a "B" or better in MGT 334 will receive an Academic Certificate in Business Analysis by IIBA.

Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning goals and objectives reflect the educational outcomes achieved by students through the completion of this program. These transferable skills prepare Suffolk students for success in the workplace, in graduate school, and in their local and global communities.

Learning Goals
Learning Objectives
Students will…
Upon completion of the program, each student should be able to...
Apply critical reasoning skills to solve challenges.
(Research Analysis)
  • Describe the client challenge from the client’s perspective.
  • Explain how the stakeholders would view the research analysis.
  • Synthesize the various research inputs.
  • Analyze gaps.
Be aware of cross-cultural management issues.
  • Understand Hofstede’s cross-cultural values.
  • Identify potential difficulties with interpersonal cross-cultural interaction.
  • Identify differences in management norms and values across cultures in case studies.
Negotiations
• Understand the three types of negotiation issues.
• Understand the core negotiation concepts BATNA, ZOPA, and Reservation Price.
• Understand the relationships among creating value, claiming value, and Pareto Optimality.
  • Understand congruent, distributive, and integrative issues.
  • Understand BATNA, ZOPA, and Reservation Price.
  • Understand Pareto Optimality.

Management Minor Requirements

Learn more about this minor

Management Minor for Business Students (3 courses, 9 credits)

Business students may choose to minor in General Management by completing any three (3) of the following:

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

Change is constant in all industries and work settings. Accordingly there is constant demand for people who can understand the need for change, make complex, strategic and realistic change plans, and lead others through a successful implementation of a planned change. This lively case-based course will focus on managerial and leadership skill-building in the areas of change management through the careful and thorough analysis of change-focused case studies. Students will be expected to conduct both individual and group-based analyses of complex business cases; including the preparation of written case analyses, active participation in case discussions, and delivery of case analyses through oral presentation.

Credits:

3

Description:

This highly interactive and experiential course will help you to develop your creative skills for business and life success. Corporate leaders consider creativity [1] to be an essential skill. However, according to a recent Conference Board study [2]," college graduates lack the creativity and innovation skills needed to succeed in the workplace. The Council on Competitiveness warns that ""companies that do not embrace innovation (and creativity) as a core business value will fall to global competition.[3]"" We will discuss ""meaning of life"" issues that will serve to clarify your thinking and help you align your values and belief-systems with what you do on a daily basis at work and throughout your life. A substantial body of evidence indicates that people tend to be more creative when working on projects that interest them\"

Prerequisites:

Take MGT-217 SBS-220 or MKT-221; Junior status or higher

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is built around the four primary processes of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling with a special topics theme identified at the start of the semester. A classroom-as-organization design is utilized, which creates an intensive and fully experiential course. Through coordinating, communicating and collaborating, students gain information and insights about themselves and others and in the process become more effective managers and team members.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course includes a study of the modern human resources department in industry with special emphasis on the techniques and methods of management, utilization of people, and contemporary human resource issues and problems.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317) or Instructor's consent required; Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Throughout your career, you will be working and competing in a diverse, global environment. Even if you never take an international assignment, you will need to collaborate with others who differ from you in significant and sometimes challenging ways: culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and social class. In this class we will learn about common dynamics that occur in diverse groups; explore the power of inclusion and the challenges to leveraging it; discuss relevant current events; research how issues and strategies related to inclusion vary across national cultures; and analyze the diversity/inclusion initiatives of local companies.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the core functions and skills required to be a Business Analyst, an agent of change using a systematic approach to add value within an organization. Students will learn how to understand business needs and perspectives in order to develop effective and focused solutions to problems across the Business Solutions Life Cycle, from strategy through to operational results. Using case studies and exercises, this course provides an overview of business analysis, introduces key skills such as project definition, the role of assumptions, critical analytical skills, interpretation of information, communication and implementation.

Prerequisites:

MGT-217 or PSYCH.114. Junior standing or above

Credits:

3

Description:

Most employees will encounter difficult interpersonal situations at some point in their careers. This course focuses on the high costs of incivility to employee well-being and productivity. Students will learn techniques to improve their communication skills, and will be assessed on their learning through exams, reflection papers, and role-playing activities. Topics such as abusive supervision, sexual harassment, and abnormal psychology will also be covered. Students will gain insight into how to cope with challenging interpersonal situations, address problematic behaviors, and develop more positive relationships in the workplace.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is premised on the fact that whereas a manager needs analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to business problems, a broad array of negotiation skills is needed to implement these solutions. This experiential course is designed to improve your skills in all phases of negotiation: understanding prescriptive and descriptive negotiation theory as it applies to dyadic and multiparty negotiations, to buyer-seller transactions and the resolution of disputes, to the development of negotiation strategy, and to the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts including one-on-one, multi-party, cross-cultural, third-party and team negotiations. Please note that given the experiential nature of the course, attendance is mandatory and will be strictly enforced beginning from the first class session.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3

Description:

How do you manage the day-to-day challenges of starting a new venture or working on a small business? This course is designed around problem-solving techniques that help you research the facts of a given situation, identify the problem, develop alternative solutions and defending the best solution. This course utilizes case analysis, role-plays, simulations, and other experiential lessons to help provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and lead a new or innovative organization.

Students who receive a "B" or better in MGT 334 will receive an Academic Certificate in Business Analysis by IIBA.

Management Minor for College of Arts & Sciences Students (5 courses, 15 credits)

College of Arts & Sciences students are required to complete ENT 101 Business Foundations and MGT 217 Organizational Behavior first, and then take any three (3) of the following:

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

Change is constant in all industries and work settings. Accordingly there is constant demand for people who can understand the need for change, make complex, strategic and realistic change plans, and lead others through a successful implementation of a planned change. This lively case-based course will focus on managerial and leadership skill-building in the areas of change management through the careful and thorough analysis of change-focused case studies. Students will be expected to conduct both individual and group-based analyses of complex business cases; including the preparation of written case analyses, active participation in case discussions, and delivery of case analyses through oral presentation.

Credits:

3

Description:

This highly interactive and experiential course will help you to develop your creative skills for business and life success. Corporate leaders consider creativity [1] to be an essential skill. However, according to a recent Conference Board study [2]," college graduates lack the creativity and innovation skills needed to succeed in the workplace. The Council on Competitiveness warns that ""companies that do not embrace innovation (and creativity) as a core business value will fall to global competition.[3]"" We will discuss ""meaning of life"" issues that will serve to clarify your thinking and help you align your values and belief-systems with what you do on a daily basis at work and throughout your life. A substantial body of evidence indicates that people tend to be more creative when working on projects that interest them\"

Prerequisites:

Take MGT-217 SBS-220 or MKT-221; Junior status or higher

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is built around the four primary processes of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling with a special topics theme identified at the start of the semester. A classroom-as-organization design is utilized, which creates an intensive and fully experiential course. Through coordinating, communicating and collaborating, students gain information and insights about themselves and others and in the process become more effective managers and team members.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course includes a study of the modern human resources department in industry with special emphasis on the techniques and methods of management, utilization of people, and contemporary human resource issues and problems.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317) or Instructor's consent required; Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Throughout your career, you will be working and competing in a diverse, global environment. Even if you never take an international assignment, you will need to collaborate with others who differ from you in significant and sometimes challenging ways: culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and social class. In this class we will learn about common dynamics that occur in diverse groups; explore the power of inclusion and the challenges to leveraging it; discuss relevant current events; research how issues and strategies related to inclusion vary across national cultures; and analyze the diversity/inclusion initiatives of local companies.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the core functions and skills required to be a Business Analyst, an agent of change using a systematic approach to add value within an organization. Students will learn how to understand business needs and perspectives in order to develop effective and focused solutions to problems across the Business Solutions Life Cycle, from strategy through to operational results. Using case studies and exercises, this course provides an overview of business analysis, introduces key skills such as project definition, the role of assumptions, critical analytical skills, interpretation of information, communication and implementation.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); does not count toward the Management Major, nor the minor for BSBA students

Credits:

3

Description:

Leadership 360 Practicum provides a fundamental understanding of the principles of leadership and the core competencies, traits and behaviors that enable effective leadership. Students will learn relevant leadership theories and gain awareness of how today's organizations meet the challenges and opportunities that leadership brings. Through an individual leadership development project, students will conduct an in-depth self-examination of their leadership capacity and will choose a leadership skill to develop throughout the semester. Students will have the opportunity to apply their developing leadership skills in a team project that seeks solutions to a specific leadership challenge, leading to a project implementation plan. Student teams will present their solutions in class; feedback to the presenters will reinforce oral communication skills. This course is a requirement for all BSBA majors.

Prerequisites:

MGT-217 or PSYCH.114. Junior standing or above

Credits:

3

Description:

Most employees will encounter difficult interpersonal situations at some point in their careers. This course focuses on the high costs of incivility to employee well-being and productivity. Students will learn techniques to improve their communication skills, and will be assessed on their learning through exams, reflection papers, and role-playing activities. Topics such as abusive supervision, sexual harassment, and abnormal psychology will also be covered. Students will gain insight into how to cope with challenging interpersonal situations, address problematic behaviors, and develop more positive relationships in the workplace.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is premised on the fact that whereas a manager needs analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to business problems, a broad array of negotiation skills is needed to implement these solutions. This experiential course is designed to improve your skills in all phases of negotiation: understanding prescriptive and descriptive negotiation theory as it applies to dyadic and multiparty negotiations, to buyer-seller transactions and the resolution of disputes, to the development of negotiation strategy, and to the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts including one-on-one, multi-party, cross-cultural, third-party and team negotiations. Please note that given the experiential nature of the course, attendance is mandatory and will be strictly enforced beginning from the first class session.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 and Junior Standing

Credits:

3

Description:

How do you manage the day-to-day challenges of starting a new venture or working on a small business? This course is designed around problem-solving techniques that help you research the facts of a given situation, identify the problem, develop alternative solutions and defending the best solution. This course utilizes case analysis, role-plays, simulations, and other experiential lessons to help provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and lead a new or innovative organization.

Students who receive a "B" or better in MGT 334 will receive an Academic Certificate in Business Analysis by IIBA.

Management Concentrations

Business Analysis Concentration for Management Majors

The Business Analysis concentration provides students the core functions and skills required to be a Business Analyst, an agent of change using a systematic approach to add value within an organization.

Students who graduate from the program under the guidelines of IIBA will also receive an Academic Diploma in Business Analysis.

Required Courses:

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the core functions and skills required to be a Business Analyst, an agent of change using a systematic approach to add value within an organization. Students will learn how to understand business needs and perspectives in order to develop effective and focused solutions to problems across the Business Solutions Life Cycle, from strategy through to operational results. Using case studies and exercises, this course provides an overview of business analysis, introduces key skills such as project definition, the role of assumptions, critical analytical skills, interpretation of information, communication and implementation.

Credits:

3

Description:

Provides a comprehensive introduction to project management. Projects provide businesses a time-delimited tool for improving, expanding, and innovating - the primary means for converting strategy into action. Project management success differentiates top performing firms. The course will focus on discussion and analysis of business situations that convey core project management skills. In particular, this course focuses on the challenge of managing projects in today's complex, high-pressure work environments. This course can be credited toward PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)(R)certification. PMP(R) and (PMBOK(R)Guide) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

*Students who receive a "B" or better in MGT 334 will receive an Academic Certificate in Business Analysis by IIBA.

Choose one (1) of the following:

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

Change is constant in all industries and work settings. Accordingly there is constant demand for people who can understand the need for change, make complex, strategic and realistic change plans, and lead others through a successful implementation of a planned change. This lively case-based course will focus on managerial and leadership skill-building in the areas of change management through the careful and thorough analysis of change-focused case studies. Students will be expected to conduct both individual and group-based analyses of complex business cases; including the preparation of written case analyses, active participation in case discussions, and delivery of case analyses through oral presentation.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Management Major; Sophomore standing or higher; Instructor consent required; Cannot take this course concurrent with any other internship course.

Credits:

3

Description:

MGT 520 is an internship course which offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in management courses to a valuable work experience outside the University. Interns practice using management principles in a carefully selected real world work situation under the direction of a faculty member, while completing academic requirements intended to integrate theory and practice. Students can also use the internship to explore career interests. Sometimes building a relationship with an employer during an internship can lead to a job offer during school or after graduation.

Leadership Concentration for Management Majors

The Leadership Concentration blends leadership theories with experiential learning. In the classroom, students learn, as a leader, ways to create a positive culture and an engaged workforce, create and lead changes, and lead diverse multi-cultural teams. Outside the classroom, students will participate in leadership experiences provided by the Leadership Journey Program which can be completed over multiple years. Our Leadership Concentration distinguishes itself from other programs in that the leadership theories taught in the classroom and the experiential learning with the Leadership Journey Program are highly integrated to maximize your leadership development.

Required Course:

Prerequisites:

Instructor consent required

Credits:

0

Description:

Suffolk University Student Leadership and Involvement Office oversees The Leadership Journey Program. The program is designed to develop student's leadership skills throughout their collegiate career at Suffolk University. Students are expected to experience all aspects of the cornerstones as they begin the Journey. After this exposure, students are encouraged to focus on the leadership activities in which they are more passionate. The Leadership Journey focuses on providing students with experiences in leadership, campus involvement and service. Students completing the Leadership Journey will have complemented their leadership course material with experiences in actual leadership situations.Suffolk University Student Leadership and Involvement Office oversees The Leadership Journey Program. The program is designed to develop student's leadership skills throughout their collegiate career at Suffolk University. Students are expected to experience all aspects of the cornerstones as they begin the Journey. After this exposure, students are encouraged to focus on the leadership activities in which they are more passionate. The Leadership Journey focuses on providing students with experiences in leadership, campus involvement and service. Students completing the Leadership Journey will have complemented their leadership course material with experiences in actual leadership situations.

Choose three (3) of the following:

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

Change is constant in all industries and work settings. Accordingly there is constant demand for people who can understand the need for change, make complex, strategic and realistic change plans, and lead others through a successful implementation of a planned change. This lively case-based course will focus on managerial and leadership skill-building in the areas of change management through the careful and thorough analysis of change-focused case studies. Students will be expected to conduct both individual and group-based analyses of complex business cases; including the preparation of written case analyses, active participation in case discussions, and delivery of case analyses through oral presentation.

Prerequisites:

Take MGT-217 SBS-220 or MKT-221; Junior status or higher

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is built around the four primary processes of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling with a special topics theme identified at the start of the semester. A classroom-as-organization design is utilized, which creates an intensive and fully experiential course. Through coordinating, communicating and collaborating, students gain information and insights about themselves and others and in the process become more effective managers and team members.

Prerequisites:

MGT-217 or PSYCH.114. Junior standing or above

Credits:

3

Description:

Most employees will encounter difficult interpersonal situations at some point in their careers. This course focuses on the high costs of incivility to employee well-being and productivity. Students will learn techniques to improve their communication skills, and will be assessed on their learning through exams, reflection papers, and role-playing activities. Topics such as abusive supervision, sexual harassment, and abnormal psychology will also be covered. Students will gain insight into how to cope with challenging interpersonal situations, address problematic behaviors, and develop more positive relationships in the workplace.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Management Major; Sophomore standing or higher; Instructor consent required; Cannot take this course concurrent with any other internship course.

Credits:

3

Description:

MGT 520 is an internship course which offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in management courses to a valuable work experience outside the University. Interns practice using management principles in a carefully selected real world work situation under the direction of a faculty member, while completing academic requirements intended to integrate theory and practice. Students can also use the internship to explore career interests. Sometimes building a relationship with an employer during an internship can lead to a job offer during school or after graduation.

 

Management Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Prerequisites:

At least 30 credit hours and WRI-102 or WRI-H103

Credits:

3

Description:

This course explores the application of sociological, psychological and anthropological concepts in domestic and international business settings. Attention is given to the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the organization itself, human interaction, and small group process.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); WRI 102 (formerly ENG 102) or WRI-H103 with a grade of B or better and 45 or more credits and at least a 3.3 GPA

Credits:

3

Description:

This course explores the application of sociological, psychological and anthropological concepts in domestic and international business settings. Attention is given to the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the organization itself, human interaction, and small group process.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

Change is constant in all industries and work settings. Accordingly there is constant demand for people who can understand the need for change, make complex, strategic and realistic change plans, and lead others through a successful implementation of a planned change. This lively case-based course will focus on managerial and leadership skill-building in the areas of change management through the careful and thorough analysis of change-focused case studies. Students will be expected to conduct both individual and group-based analyses of complex business cases; including the preparation of written case analyses, active participation in case discussions, and delivery of case analyses through oral presentation.

Credits:

3

Description:

This highly interactive and experiential course will help you to develop your creative skills for business and life success. Corporate leaders consider creativity [1] to be an essential skill. However, according to a recent Conference Board study [2]," college graduates lack the creativity and innovation skills needed to succeed in the workplace. The Council on Competitiveness warns that ""companies that do not embrace innovation (and creativity) as a core business value will fall to global competition.[3]"" We will discuss ""meaning of life"" issues that will serve to clarify your thinking and help you align your values and belief-systems with what you do on a daily basis at work and throughout your life. A substantial body of evidence indicates that people tend to be more creative when working on projects that interest them\"

Prerequisites:

Take MGT-217 SBS-220 or MKT-221; Junior status or higher

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is built around the four primary processes of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling with a special topics theme identified at the start of the semester. A classroom-as-organization design is utilized, which creates an intensive and fully experiential course. Through coordinating, communicating and collaborating, students gain information and insights about themselves and others and in the process become more effective managers and team members.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course includes a study of the modern human resources department in industry with special emphasis on the techniques and methods of management, utilization of people, and contemporary human resource issues and problems.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317) or Instructor's consent required; Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

Throughout your career, you will be working and competing in a diverse, global environment. Even if you never take an international assignment, you will need to collaborate with others who differ from you in significant and sometimes challenging ways: culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and social class. In this class we will learn about common dynamics that occur in diverse groups; explore the power of inclusion and the challenges to leveraging it; discuss relevant current events; research how issues and strategies related to inclusion vary across national cultures; and analyze the diversity/inclusion initiatives of local companies.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

From store or restaurant managers to regional directors to executives of large corporations, you as a leader must learn how to create a positive work environment for your employees so that they can flourish, become resilient in the face of adversity, and achieve extraordinary performance. In this course, you will learn concepts fundamental to building a positive culture, such as social learning, reciprocity, supportive communication, and forgiveness, gratitude and compassion. These concepts will then be applied to a variety of management issues, such as building core values and mission statements, designing a standardized hiring process, creating a sustainable training and staff development program, developing onboarding experiences, enhancing organizational communication, conducting performance evaluations and critical conversations, and managing organizational change.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to the core functions and skills required to be a Business Analyst, an agent of change using a systematic approach to add value within an organization. Students will learn how to understand business needs and perspectives in order to develop effective and focused solutions to problems across the Business Solutions Life Cycle, from strategy through to operational results. Using case studies and exercises, this course provides an overview of business analysis, introduces key skills such as project definition, the role of assumptions, critical analytical skills, interpretation of information, communication and implementation.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

Credits:

3

Description:

To what extent are our identities. ways of thinking, and behaving the products of our cultural environments? How do conceptions of motivation, leadership, decision making, negotiation, and ethics differ across cultures? How do expatriates settle abroad, and how do they re-enter the American life they are once so familiar? The purpose of this course is to examine the international context of management, specifically, the cross-cultural environment and how it shapes managers' and work organization members' experiences, roles and responsibilities.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); does not count toward the Management Major, nor the minor for BSBA students

Credits:

3

Description:

Leadership 360 Practicum provides a fundamental understanding of the principles of leadership and the core competencies, traits and behaviors that enable effective leadership. Students will learn relevant leadership theories and gain awareness of how today's organizations meet the challenges and opportunities that leadership brings. Through an individual leadership development project, students will conduct an in-depth self-examination of their leadership capacity and will choose a leadership skill to develop throughout the semester. Students will have the opportunity to apply their developing leadership skills in a team project that seeks solutions to a specific leadership challenge, leading to a project implementation plan. Student teams will present their solutions in class; feedback to the presenters will reinforce oral communication skills. This course is a requirement for all BSBA majors.

Prerequisites:

MGT-217 or PSYCH.114. Junior standing or above

Credits:

3

Description:

Most employees will encounter difficult interpersonal situations at some point in their careers. This course focuses on the high costs of incivility to employee well-being and productivity. Students will learn techniques to improve their communication skills, and will be assessed on their learning through exams, reflection papers, and role-playing activities. Topics such as abusive supervision, sexual harassment, and abnormal psychology will also be covered. Students will gain insight into how to cope with challenging interpersonal situations, address problematic behaviors, and develop more positive relationships in the workplace.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Junior standing

Credits:

3

Description:

This course is premised on the fact that whereas a manager needs analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to business problems, a broad array of negotiation skills is needed to implement these solutions. This experiential course is designed to improve your skills in all phases of negotiation: understanding prescriptive and descriptive negotiation theory as it applies to dyadic and multiparty negotiations, to buyer-seller transactions and the resolution of disputes, to the development of negotiation strategy, and to the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts including one-on-one, multi-party, cross-cultural, third-party and team negotiations. Please note that given the experiential nature of the course, attendance is mandatory and will be strictly enforced beginning from the first class session.

Prerequisites:

ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); MKT 210; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); ISOM 319; Management Majors and Minors only with 90 or more credits

Credits:

3

Description:

This capstone course allows students to integrate and apply their acquired knowledge in pro bono consulting projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor, coach and advisor. Course skills to be developed include project management, business communication, and action-oriented analysis. Students analyze real-world problems using primary and secondary research methods, identify feasible options for action, and make professional written and oral presentations to their client organization. An occasional Friday class may be required.

Prerequisites:

MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Management Major; Sophomore standing or higher; Instructor consent required; Cannot take this course concurrent with any other internship course.

Credits:

3

Description:

MGT 520 is an internship course which offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in management courses to a valuable work experience outside the University. Interns practice using management principles in a carefully selected real world work situation under the direction of a faculty member, while completing academic requirements intended to integrate theory and practice. Students can also use the internship to explore career interests. Sometimes building a relationship with an employer during an internship can lead to a job offer during school or after graduation.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course provides students an opportunity to apply management concepts and skills to problem solving in an organizational workplace setting. Students identify and organize their internship position and particular project (depending on area of interest) with assistance from faculty," as needed. Projects will vary in scope and content. Students are expected to be ""on the job"" for approximately 8 hours per week during the course of the semester."

Prerequisites:

Instructor consent required

Credits:

0

Description:

Suffolk University Student Leadership and Involvement Office oversees The Leadership Journey Program. The program is designed to develop student's leadership skills throughout their collegiate career at Suffolk University. Students are expected to experience all aspects of the cornerstones as they begin the Journey. After this exposure, students are encouraged to focus on the leadership activities in which they are more passionate. The Leadership Journey focuses on providing students with experiences in leadership, campus involvement and service. Students completing the Leadership Journey will have complemented their leadership course material with experiences in actual leadership situations.Suffolk University Student Leadership and Involvement Office oversees The Leadership Journey Program. The program is designed to develop student's leadership skills throughout their collegiate career at Suffolk University. Students are expected to experience all aspects of the cornerstones as they begin the Journey. After this exposure, students are encouraged to focus on the leadership activities in which they are more passionate. The Leadership Journey focuses on providing students with experiences in leadership, campus involvement and service. Students completing the Leadership Journey will have complemented their leadership course material with experiences in actual leadership situations.