Undergraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Management

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Undergraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Management

The undergraduate certificate program in the Fundamentals of Management is designed to offer students the planning, analysis and decision-making techniques they need to compete in today's evolving business climate. Students will be introduced to human resource, small business and operations management and have the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and abilities that are readily applicable to their professional interests.

Courses required are listed below. Please click on the course to read a description.

plus-sign BAM 315 Principles of Management

3 Semester Units

This course serves as an introduction to the discipline of management. It is designed to integrate the accepted theories in the area with real world applications to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed for managing others. This course begins with a discussion of the current issues in management and then proceeds to cover the traditional functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. By the end of this course, students should have an understanding of the needs of modern public and private organizations, including emerging national and international trends.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the principles of managing formal organizations.
  • Recognize the various challenges faced by today’s managers.
  • Give examples of organizations engaging in the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. 

 

plus-sign BAM 411 Human Resource Management

3 Semester Units

This course provides a thorough review of essential human resource management concepts and techniques. Current research and developments in the field are covered and trends in human resource management are presented. Reliability, validity, generalizability, utility, person job fit, and bias are also discussed in this course.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Illustrate the human resources responsibilities of line and staff (HR) managers.
  • Cite specific discriminatory personnel management practices in recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, layoffs, and benefits.
  • Understand at least three methods of collecting job analysis information, including interviews, questionnaires, and observation.
  • Explain and illustrate at least six factors that affect the usefulness of interviews.
  • Discuss important factors that shape ethical behavior at work.

 

plus-sign BAM 418 Small Business Management

3 Semester Units

Small Business Management presents an overview of entrepreneurship, including launching a new venture, managing an on-going venture, financial planning, taxation and other topics specific to entrepreneurs. Students will learn the necessary elements to successfully start, run and manage a small business and they will be able to apply those concepts and ideas within their business careers, even if they do not choose the entrepreneurial route.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Possess a well-grounded understanding of essential entrepreneurial business principles.
  • Develop an understanding of important business issues as they relate to new ventures.
  • Identify, appreciate, and assess the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of an entrepreneur.
  • Establish a level of confidence in creating a business plan as a tool to assess, create and communicate a business concept.

 

plus-sign BAM 421 Operations Management

3 Semester Units

This course introduces the theory and practice of operations management and explores the systems approach to tie information together. Students will explore issues in operations strategy, development, and implementation and will be able to apply various management tools such as inventory management, supply-chain management, and others to effectively contribute to managing operations.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Give a description of operations management and how operations affect productivity and competitive advantage.
  • Describe issues in operations strategy, strategy development and strategy implementation.
  • Explain how tools such as supply-chain management, inventory management, aggregate planning and material requirements planning (MRP), short-term scheduling and project management contribute to managing operations.
  • Use resources including decision-making tools, linear programming, transportation models, waiting-line model, and learning curves in the operations management environment.

 

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