300—Adult Development and Life
Assessment, 3 Cr.
This course introduces adult learners
to adult development theory and links these concepts to life through a process
of individual reflection. Both classical and contemporary adult development
theories are examined. These theories then provide the paradigm for
self-analysis and life assessments, the basis for understanding individuals
within organizations. Prerequisites: ENGL 103, 104, INFO 150, ECON 101 or 102.
301—Group and Organizational
Dynamics, 3 Cr.
This course is a study of group
behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness.
Emphasis is placed on decision-making and resolving conflict in groups. Adult
learners develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and
determine which tasks are handled by groups or individuals.
302—Business Communication, 3 Cr.
This course incorporates skill building
in written communications and information literacy. Clear and concise writing
style is developed. Assignments cover many aspects of business writing – from
e-mails and memos to full reports. Students utilize writing skills and research
processes to complete a formal business report. Prerequisites: C
or higher in ENG 104 or 105 or 195, INFO 150 or MGMT 210.
304—Organizational Behavior, 3 Cr.
This course examines individual and
group behavior in organizational settings. Students will discover how
individuals, groups and teams interact to affect an organization’s culture
through influence and politics. Students will analyze theories including
motivation, conflict resolution, and change management. Emphasis will be placed
upon methods used to build dynamic organizations.
305—Methods of Statistical Research
and Analysis, 3 Cr.
This course focuses on what managers
need to know about statistics. Students will learn the statistical techniques
for collecting and analyzing data, and using it to make informed managerial
decisions. Topical areas include data collection, tables and charts,
descriptive statistics, basic and discrete probability distributions, and
hypothesis testing. Specific statistical techniques explored in this course
take advantage of Microsoft Excel for speed and accuracy in calculations.
306—Managing and Leading in a
Competitive World, 3 Cr.
This course examines and compares
various theories of leadership and management. Topics include ethical
decision-making, corporate social responsibility, leading change, international
management, and strategic management. Students will evaluate how effective
leaders communicate and motivate for performance.
308—Financial and Managerial
Accounting, 3 Cr.
This course examines the accounting
equation, the accrual basis for accounting, information contained on financial
statements, and managerial accounting topics. Students will develop relevant
accounting-related skills and integrate their knowledge in the context of
larger management issues such as cost analysis and budgeting.
309—Managerial Marketing, 3 Cr.
This course examines marketing theory,
terminology, and practices. It is a comprehensive study of marketing principles
and strategies including target market development and analysis, product
development and positioning, pricing policies, communication strategies and
promotional methods, and distribution systems within the marketing concepts.
Ethics in marketing will also be emphasized.
318—Managerial Finance, 3 Cr.
This course examines financial
statement analysis, the time value of money, asset pricing, the sources and
uses of working capital, and the capital budgeting process. Students will
demonstrate the ability to manage short and long-term financial policies. Some
time will be devoted to determining the financial impact of the firm’s
corporate social responsibility initiatives. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or 102.
379—Ethics and Technology, 3 Cr.
This course incorporates philosophical
ethics, information technology case examples, research, and a project to
investigate the ethical and human dimensions of information technology within
organizations and in society. Learners will examine the ways in which
traditional philosophical concepts and theories apply (or don’t apply) to the
world of information technology, and will explore topics such as intellectual
property, privacy, risks and liabilities, and professional ethics.
Prerequisite: INFO 200 or MGMT 210. (Equivalent to MGMT 379.)
400—Human Resource Management, 3 Cr.
This course examines the theory and
application of human resource management. Topics will include recruitment,
training and development, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement
strategies. Employment laws and regulations will be examined through a series
of case studies and simulations. Restricted to organizational management
401—Strategic Management, 3 Cr.
This course examines various techniques
used to assess complex business problems and opportunities, and to develop,
implement, and control strategies to achieve organizational objectives.
Students will discover the significance of strategic planning in managing
organizational change. Prerequisite: 306.
402—Ethical Leadership and
Sustainability, 3 Cr.
This course is designed to introduce
and cultivate students’ ability to apply the core concepts of values, ethics,
corporate social responsibility, and sustainability within organizations.
Students will engage in critical questioning about themselves and the business
environment. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to utilize an
ethical framework critically for decision making, understand how Viterbo
University’s values can be instilled in organizations and society, and apply
the concepts of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
403—Project Management, 3 Cr.
This course provides an overview of the
tools, techniques, and philosophies that are used in managing projects
involving multiple team members and multiple resources. Students will develop
the skills necessary to serve as project team members, or to operate as project
managers. Focus is placed on the problems of selecting, initiating, operating,
and controlling projects of varying sizes and degrees of complexity.
410—Quality Management, 3 Cr.
This course examines how organizations
define, measure, and manage the quality of its products and services. Emphasis
will be on the criteria and methodology associated with the Baldridge Award,
total quality management, employee empowerment, continuous improvement and