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consult the current University Catalog or contact the the Degree Programs
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Professional Development and Career Management.
- Students will explore
and develop executive skills necessary to achieve upward mobility within the
business arena. Major topics included in the course are: professional
self-assessment; career objectives, planning and implementing strategies; and
mastering executive arts and skills—theory and practice. The basic intent of
the class is to facilitate the staging of successful career paths. Graded
Credit/No Credit. 3 units.
117. Business, Ethics and Society
- An investigation of
contemporary business issues and management dilemmas in relation to broad
social concerns. Focus is upon public and private decision making in the
business environment and how business practices, ethics, and social concerns
interrelate. Topics such as the nature of property and profits, efficiency and
human values, the balancing of claims of owners, employees, customers, and
others in community, corporate responsibility, corporate governance,
government regulation and international dimensions of public policy will be
covered. Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE. 3 units.
- 130. Business
- Provides basic concepts
for understanding and practice of communication in the changing world of
business for managers and professionals. It examines the use of language and
conversations in business settings and their role in coordinating actions,
resolving breakdowns in work performance, and providing customer satisfaction.
Course topics include: Practice in professional styles of business writing and
formats, preparation of a formal report, development of competence in business
conversation skills (written, electronic, and oral), and other selected
topics. International, technical, and linguistic developments are integrated
into the various applications of business communication. Prerequisite:
Completion of Area A in General Education and English 20. Recommend COMS 002
and COMS 004. 3 units.
150. The Management
of Contemporary Organizations
- An overview of
managerial and organizational theory and practice, including a discussion of
the contingencies that influence an organization's effectiveness and
efficiency. Focus of the course is on the decision-making and problem-solving
processes that affect managerial performance in planning, implementing, and
controlling the work of contemporary organizations.3 units.
- 154. Management
- A development of
management awareness of the dynamics of organizational behavior through
laboratory experiences. Emphasis on case discussions, small group action and
role playing for the acquisition of attitudes, and skills for effective
managing and changing in an organization. Prerequisite: OBE 150; OBE
153 recommended. 3 units.
- 155. Conflict
Management and Negotiation
- Analysis of conflict in
organizations and strategies and processes for effective settlement or
resolution of that conflict. Emphasis on the practical aspects of
institutional and extra-institutional processes outside the conventional
legal system. These dispute resolution methods include negotiation,
mediation, arbitration and fair hearing. Students participate in a variety
of exercises including simulated negotiations. Through these exercises
students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and test and
improve individual negotiation skills. Class format includes lecture, class
discussion, simulation/role-play, expert guests and video demonstrations. 3
- 160. Organization
Performance and Change
- Seminar focus is to
identify contemporary strategies to maximize individual and organizational
performance. Topics include: theories of organization development; strategies
for achieving successful organization change; organization structure and
design; organization empowerment; individual change; and the future of
organization design. Note: open to advanced students interested in the theory,
practice and research of organization development and change.3
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- Prerequisite for all
courses numbered 210 and above (except MGMT 282) require satisfactory
completion of the CBOK courses or their equivalent and classified graduate
- 202. Business
- This course stresses
fundamental communication principles and techniques for effective
business writing in diverse managerial situations. Participants complete a
variety of writing activities, including responding to management
communication cases and evaluating written communications using holistic
an analytic tools. Within this context, participants are provided an
opportunity to achieve an understanding of syntactical and grammatical
patterns while improving analytical and logical business writing skills. This
requirement will be waived for students who achieve a score of 4.5 or higher
on the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) exam. 2 units.
- 204. Management and
- Evolution of management
and organization thought; examination of behavioral science variables
influencing working relationships among managers, individuals and groups; the
study of political and social behavior in organizations; identification,
analysis, and synthesis of contemporary concepts and administrative practices;
investigation of organization structure, function, and properties leading to
an understanding of administration and organization. 2 units.
- 252. Behavioral
Science Applications in Management.
- Behavioral science
theories, concepts, and practices in current use in private and public
organizations. Critical evaluation of research supporting those practices. 3
- 255. Seminar in
Negotiation and other Dispute Resolution Methods.
- Investigation of the
formal and informal methods of dispute resolution including negotiating,
litigation, administrative hearings, arbitration, mediation, ombudsperson,
summary jury trial, private judging, and fact finding. The course will
emphasize the application of these methods to organization, business, and
public sector disputes. 3 units.
- 257. Seminar in
- Seminar focusing on
individual and organization responses to a changing environment. includes
assumptions and values of organization development; action research; personal,
team and intergroup interventions; consultant- client relationships and
instrumentation. Cases, laboratory experience, workshop and field analysis
techniques are utilized. Prerequisite: OBE 252 or equivalent. 3 units.
- 295A. Internship in Organizational Behavior and Management.
work experience in business, governmental service, or agencies for the purpose
of increasing and enhancing student understanding of the nature and scope of
the organization's operations. Supervision is provided by the faculty and the
cooperating agencies. Open to second year MBA and MSBA/MIS students. Petitions
are obtained from Tahoe Hall 1035. Prerequisite: Classified graduate
status; completion of graduate foundation courses plus 6 units of the second
year requirement, minimum CSUS GPA of 3.0 required. Graded Credit/No Credit. 3
- 296. Experimental
Offerings in Business.
- When a sufficient number
of qualified students apply, a faculty member will conduct a seminar on a
designated advanced topic in business. 3 units.
- 299A. Special
Problems in Organizational Behavior and Management.
projects or directed reading for students qualified to carry on independent
work. Admission requires approval of faculty member under whom the individual
work is to be conducted in addition to the approval of the appropriate
Department Chair. Petitions to be obtained from the CBA Graduate Programs
Office, Tahoe Hall 1037. Prerequisite: Classified graduate status. 1-3
Advancement to candidacy; completion of MGMT 210 is required for the MBA only.
For comprehensive examination for MBA only (MGMT 500C, 1 unit), completion of
Program Requirements (ACCY 240, MGMT 222, MGMT 223, MGMT 234, MGMT 280, MIS
221, OBE 252). Graded Credit/No Credit. 3 units.
to candidacy; completion of MGMT 210 is required for the MBA only. For
comprehensive examination for MBA only (MGMT 500C, 1 unit), completion of
Program Requirements (ACCY 240, MGMT 222, MGMT 223, MGMT 234, MGMT 280, MIS
221, OBE 252). Graded
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