Management and Organizations Undergraduate Courses

 

The following undergraduate management courses are offered by the Department of Management and Organizations.

Required courses for Business Management students are offered fall and spring semesters as well as summer and winter sessions. Select elective courses are also offered during fall and spring, plus occasionally during summer or winter session. Courses range from 1 to 3 units, and are subject to change.

This course will focus on exploring morality, ethics, and decision-making by looking at contemporary practices in business.  Students will discover theoretical and practical ways to approach moral and ethical dilemmas in organizational life and improve their skills in moral reasoning and ethical decision-making.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.

Units: 1-6
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Pass/Fail

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Units: 1-5
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative Grading

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading

A parallel study of ancient and modern entrepreneurial initiatives, this team taught Classics course/ management seminar will compare the first global economy and its first C.E.O., Augustus, Emperor of Rome, with modern counterparts

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading

Integration of management and organization behavior concepts as applied to the administration of private and public organizations in various cultures.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading

Learn skills to deal with conflict, working with others, motivating and leading, and make effective decisions in leadership and managerial positions

Units: 3
Usually offered: Contact Department 
Grading: Regular Grading

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of human resource (HR) management.  In addition to providing you with knowledge of HR management issues addressed by most managers, we will examine these issues from a broader organizational perspective.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading

The objective of this class is to enhance students' understanding of what makes leaders effective in organizational settings.  Most definitions of leadership suggest that effective leaders are those that: influence a group of individuals to achieve a common goal; improve the performance and attitudes of employees; motivate people to perform above and beyond the call of duty; and enhance organizational effectiveness.  In this class, we will define leadership and leader effectiveness; explore the characteristics that influence leaders to emerge and be more effective; and identify the leader behaviors that research has found to be the most effective.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Contact Department
Grading: Regular Grading

This course covers issues related to the administrative tasks of planning, managing, budgeting and operating various types of sports programs.  Topics covered include the administration and planning of college and professional sports programs and the use of budgeting as a management tool.  The course will also include a discussion of the financial, ethical, and safety issues relevant to operating sports facilities.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading

Sport tourism is the fastest growing sector in the global travel and tourism industry. This course offers rich experiential learning, event management studies of regional events / tournaments and analysis of major events.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading

The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiation, with particular emphasis on compliance at the college and professional levels. A basic premise of the course is that while a negotiator needs to possess adequate negotiation skills, a negotiator also needs to have a profound understanding of the context that the negotiation occurs in order to find an optimal solution to the negotiation. This is especially true in the sports negotiations because of the high visibility and complexity of the negotiations that occur in both amateur and professional sports.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading

Flat Fee: $45

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the business side of college sports.  You all have seen college sports on TV and/or in person, but in this course you will be taught the ¿behind the scenes¿ side of intercollegiate athletics ¿ how revenue is generated, what the NCAA requirements are for each program, the differences between each division of the NCAA and how athletics departments are run/organized.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall 
Grading: Regular Grading

Marketing concepts and strategies unique to organizations in the sports industry; focus will be on the management of various marketing activities and creation of marketing plans for sports teams.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading

This course is designed to teach students about management principles in sports organizations, help students learn about the life cycle of elite athletes, and to help students navigate the life cycle in a successful manner.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading

This course will provide students with both academic and real-world knowledge and experience in creating social impact.   We will examine a variety of organizational structures including nonprofit, for profit, and hybrid organizations such as B corps, looking for best practices in social innovation.  We will study how leaders create positive change by cycling through the social impact cycle, and we will learn about local organizations of various kinds and sizes and evaluate their efforts to innovate in addressing complex issues.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.

Units: 1-6
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative Grading

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative Grading

The objective of the course is to provide the tools to function comfortably in the Middle East and North Africa business environment. It will provide a basic understanding of the history, geography, politics, economics and culture of these areas

Units: 3
Usually offered: Contact Department 
Grading: Regular Grading

Law of Contracts; Principal-Agency (Employer-Employee) relationships; Unincorporated Business Associations-Partnerships; Limited Partnerships; Limited Liability Companies; Corporations; Property Rights and other subjects such as negotiable instruments; Wills and Probate of Estate.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall/Spring
Grading: Student Option

An integrative, case-oriented course focusing on problems and policies in the procurement, development, compensation, and motivation of personnel.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall/Spring
Grading: Regular 

This course is designed to help students acquire the skills and knowledge to become more effective managers of people in organizations. Students will learn effective people management practices, explore how these practices fit with an organization's strategy and structure, and equip students with some basic skills for applying these practices. Increasingly, the task of managing and developing people is shared between human resources and general managers. Therefore, whether a student's functional concentration is marketing, finance, information technology, operations management, or human resources, understanding how to manage people, and how an organization's context affects the effectiveness of people management practices, is critical for a manager's and their organization's performance.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Primary focus on organization and management of health care organizations and systems, including implications for health care policy.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular

The primary purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the processes by which organizations staff positions from a pool of applicants.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

This course focuses on the management and organization of health care delivery, particularly in the United States. The course examines the salient features of the health care context, the unique challenges these features produce for managers in that industry, and solutions that organizations have used to address those challenges. Micro to macro challenges and solutions are explored, with a particular emphasis on the ways that leadership, human resources, culture, operations, organization design, and strategy influence the quality, safety, and costs of care and the patient experience.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

The objective of this class is to enhance your understanding of what makes leaders effective in organizational settings.  Although there are many different ways of defining leadership effectiveness, the majority of these definitions suggest that effective leaders are those that: improve the performance and attitudes of employees; motivate people to perform "above and beyond the call of duty;" and enhance organizational effectiveness.  Thus, during the first half of this class, we will: (a) explore the criteria of leadership effectiveness, (b) identify those leader behaviors that have been found to be the most important ones for enhancing leadership effectiveness, and (c) explore how you can improve your own leadership "style."  However, since leadership is dynamic, much of the material in the second half of the class will be directed at understanding some of the challenges that leaders face in different types of organizational and cultural environments.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

The purpose of this course is to help students think about the design, structure, and management of organizations. This course will introduce students to organization theory - a field that draws on ideas from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, economics and political science.  The goal is to teach students to think about and understand organizations using concepts that organization theory provides.  The course is designed to encourage students to actively and critically use these concepts to diagnose, design, manage, change and generally make sense of the organizations in which they now -- or will in the future -- participate.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Application of behavioral science knowledge to group functioning in organizations with emphasis on perspectives from organizational behavior, social psychology and sociology.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Introduction and a critical survey of some of the essential ideas and concepts of n-person game theory and the experimental findings on strategic interaction in small groups.  Attempts to combine theoretical, experimental, and applied perspectives.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular

In this course you will focus your business and entrepreneurial skills on contemporary healthcare challenges and opportunities.  Through a series of readings, case studies, discussions, guest speakers, and assignments, you will explore a number of contemporary healthcare problems and identify entrepreneurial solutions to these problems.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Examines employee training and development as a systematic planned strategy for continuous expansion of employee competence, broadly defined , in order to meet organizational and individual goals.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Change is inherent in contemporary organizations.  Some changes result from planned innovations, others are reactive to internal, industry, and environmental jolts and surprises.  Some changes are minor and gradual; others are sudden and revolutionary.  Regardless of the stimulus or type of change, managers and leaders must manage and communicate change effectively to achieve successful implementation and results.  This is not easy because employees and other stakeholders often resist change due to uncertainty, deeply-rooted cultural values and norms, politics, and a variety of other potential barriers to change. 
This case-based class provides an understanding of change processes in organizations and teaches students how to develop successful communication strategies to effectively guide the change process.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

The sales function and its relationship to the total marketing program; sales strategies and objectives; development and administration of sales organizations; control and evaluation of sales operations.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

The goal of the class is to expose students to various topics in management through laboratory simulations and demonstrations. The class will be organized in modules, each containing a laboratory simulation, analysis of results and output, class discussion and a written report.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular

Designed to provide an introduction and a general survey of the major concepts and ideas of two-person game theory and the major findings of experimental research.  Focuses on the interaction of theoretical concepts and experimental research.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular

 

Going into the 21st century, Africa, (along with Asia and Latin America), is often referred to as one of the emerging markets of the world. This recognition has cast Africa as occupying the last frontier market of modern international business and global capitalism. AFAS 463 Doing Business In/ With Africa is designed to provide cultural grounding and competency in Africa for students  and professionals interested  in conducting business and/or working with government agencies and non-profit organizations in Africa. Its focus, therefore, is the cultural aspect of the international business environment of Africa.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Contact Department
Grading: Regular

Operational aspect of quality improvement. Topics include statistical process control, quality management programs..

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Persuasion is central to organizations and business.  Whether you are a supervisor trying to motivate an employee, a salesperson trying to land a client, a CEO inspiring organizational members toward a new vision, a marketing professional trying to create a product niche, or an entrepreneur attempting to garner financial support for a new venture, persuasion lies at the heart of organizational processes. This course is designed to develop student understanding of the role of persuasion in organizations and business settings.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular

A strategic management course that presents core concepts and theories of strategic management, and provides practical experience in applying methods of strategic management to actual business situations.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular

Productive systems, including service type industries; activities entailed in selecting, designing, operating, controlling, and updating systems. Forecasting, aggregate planning, MRP, inventory models under uncertainty, scheduling.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular

Productive systems, including service type industries; activities entailed in selecting, designing, operating, controlling and updating systems. Topics include strategy and competition, supply chain management, project management, facilities layout and location, quality and assurance, and reliability and maintainability.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular

Organization, management and control of material flow processes; logistical strategies and relationships of procurement, handling, warehousing, transportation, and inventory control.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular

Understanding the career opportunities available in pursuit of technical degrees and the need for managerial leadership skills.

Units: 1
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Student Option

Survey of research on topics that have to do with gender and organizations. Topics include social determinants of career choice, perceptions and performance of men and women as managers, occupational sex segregation, work and family issues, implications of technological change for women's employment, affirmative action and comparable worth.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular

New product development; marketing programming and strategy; bargaining technique; individual and group decision-making processes.

Units: 4
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular

Basic tools to become a better decision maker in personal life and professional work.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Application of behavioral decision frameworks to managerial and organizational decisions. Emphasis on recognizing common decision making errors and how to avoid them in order to improve decision making.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Focusing your business and entrepreneurial skills on social and/or environmental problem solving.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.

Units: 1-4
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative

Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees.

Units: 1-6
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Alternative

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

 

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Alternative

This is an applied consulting class. This course will be provided to give students an insight into the inner-workings of the university, while demonstrating methods of improvement applicable to individual colleges. Course may count as a Business Management Major Elective. Please see the Business Management Advisor for substitution.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Contact Department
Grading: Regular

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies.  Senior standing required.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Alternative

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Units: 1-6
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative

 

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular