Santa Clara University

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

Management - Undergraduate

  • 6
    Business Ethics
    A normative inquiry into the ethical issues that arise in business and how they should be managed. Attention is given to current moral issues in business, to ethical theories and their implications for these issues, and to the managerial implications. Topics may include truth in advertising, corporate social responsibility, affirmative action, government regulation of business, quality of work-life, environmental and resource issues, and ethical codes of conduct. Prerequisite: Normally restricted to students who need this course to meet Business School requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.
  • 6H
    Business Ethics: Honors
    Honors Section: A normative inquiry into the ethical issues that arise in business and how they should be managed. Attention is given to current moral issues in business, to ethical theories and their implications for these issues, and to the managerial implications. Topics may include truth in advertising, corporate social responsibility, affirmative action, government regulation of business, quality of work-life, environmental and resource issues, and ethical codes of conduct. Enrollment restricted to students in the University Honors or Leavey Scholars Program.
  • 8
    Business Ethics in Practice
    This course provides students with hands-on experience in a non-profit organization to prepare them for future work and service based learning engagements. Students will work with, and observe, employees in a non-profit organization to gain an understanding of the value of the organization's daily work activities and its contribution to society.  The course will help students recognize the benefits of life-long responsible citizenship and civic engagement.  Students will participate in a minimum of two 7 hour Saturday assignment days and 9 regular Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Prerequisite: MGMT 6, MGMT 6H or PHIL 6 or PHIL 112.  Note: To participate in this experiential learning course, the student must have private transportation to travel to a construction site in the Bay Area.
  • 80
    Global and Cultural Environment of Business
    An examination of the basic conceptual vocabulary and theories regarding the economic, political, and social influences on international business today. Topics may include international trade, financial systems, political institutions, cultural factors, corporate structure, and market entry. Students who take this class may not receive credit for MGMT 80L taken in the SCU London Program, or any equivalent course taken in a study abroad program. Prerequisites: BUSN 70 or BUSN 170 and ECON 3. Normally restricted to students who need this course to meet Business School requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.
  • 80L
    Global Business
    Students who take this class may not receive credit for MGMT 80 taken on the Santa Clara University campus.
  • 80
    Special Topics: Global and Cultural Environment of Business
    An examination of the basic conceptual vocabulary and theories regarding the economic, political, and social influences on international business today. Topics may include international trade, financial systems, political institutions, cultural factors, corporate structure, and market entry. Students who take this class may not receive credit for MGMT 80L taken in the SCU London Program, or any equivalent course taken in a study abroad program. Prerequisites: BUSN 70 and ECON 3. Normally restricted to students who need this course to meet Business School requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.
  • 160
    Management of Organizations
    Introduction to organization theory and practice with an emphasis on organizational behavior, inclusive of the contexts of the individual, the group, and the organization as a whole. Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 units. Normally restricted to students who need this course to meet Business School requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.
  • 160S
    Management of Organizations - LSP
    Introduction to organization theory and practice with an emphasis on organizational behavior, inclusive of the contexts of the individual, the group, and the organization as a whole. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the Leavey Scholars program. Must have completed 60 units.
  • 160
    Special Topics
  • 161
    Managing in Organizations
    Introduction to management theory and practice including a historical perspective, and the roles and functions of management, as influenced by a sense of ethics and social responsibility in a global environment. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S.
  • 162
    Strategic Analysis-The Business Capstone
    Focuses on the processes by which managers position their businesses or assets to maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty, rapid change, and competition. Covers various frameworks for analyzing an industry's structure and a firm's competitive position and for developing a coherent, viable, and defensible firm strategy. Requires students to integrate and extend the knowledge and skills that they have developed through their coursework (i.e., marketing, finance, economics, organizational behavior, ethics, information systems, statistical analysis, operations management, accounting, etc.) into a "total" business perspective. Prerequisites: FNCE 121 or 121S, MGMT 160 or 160S, MKTG 181 or 181S, MGMT 80, and ECON 41 plus ECON 42 or OMIS 41 and senior standing.
  • 162B
    Strategic Analysis-The Business Capstone
    The integration of knowledge from functional business courses with issues of business ethics and demographic diversity in the workplace, all in a global perspective. May be taught in a national policy framework, a corporate strategy framework, or as a quarter long computer simulation game. Each framework includes a statistical data analysis component and a communication component. Prerequisite: Senior standing, completion of all upper division Business Core classes, and declared International Business minor.
  • 162S
    Strategic Analysis-The Business Capstone
    Leavey Scholars Section. Focuses on the processes by which managers position their businesses or assets to maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty, rapid change, and competition. Covers various frameworks for analyzing an industry's structure and a firm's competitive position and for developing a coherent, viable, and defensible firm strategy. Requires students to integrate and extend the knowledge and skills that they have developed through their coursework (i.e., marketing, finance, economics, organizational behavior, ethics, information systems, statistical analysis, operations management, accounting, etc.) into a "total" business perspective. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Leavey Scholars Program. FNCE 121 or 121S, MGMT 160 or 160S, MKTG 181 or 181S, MGMT 80, and ECON 41 plus ECON 42 or OMIS 41, and senior standing.
  • 163
    Organizational Theory & Design
    Theory and practice of organizational design. Issues include departmentalization and coordination; the effect of context and technology on structure; and organizational growth, change, and decline. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S.
  • 164
    Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    The practice of business innovation and entrepreneurship with an emphasis on assessing needs, developing products or services, and communicating ideas. Prerequisite: ACTG 11, MKTG 181.
  • 165
    Building a New Business
    Extends notions of entrepreneurship to building a viable business by focusing on developing business plans and identifying opportunities for growth. Prerequisite: MGMT 164.
  • 166
    Human Resource Management
    Comprehensive review of the role and functions of human resource management departments in business organizations, with particular emphasis on selection and placement, training and development, and compensation systems. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S, or permission of instructor.
  • 167
    Industrial Relations
    Examination of union-management relations. Why do employees join unions? How are organizing campaigns and elections won? What are typical negotiating behaviors and strategies? Lecture/discussion, case analyses, negotiation and arbitration simulations, guest speakers. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S, or permission of instructor.
  • 168
    Managing for Sustainability
    This course examines the core values, principles, opportunities and challenges for sustainable business management. It includes an analysis of the relationship between business and the natural environment, and economic and social systems, and communities. The course uses environmental ethics to examine climate change, energy, land use, food, health, the value chain, and new approaches to manufacturing and services, using local and global examples. Prerequisite: MGMT 6 or MGMT 169 or permission of instructor.
  • 169
    Business and Public Policy
    The impact of public policy on business and how businesses adapt to and influence public policies. Includes ideology, corporate social responsibility, government regulations, and business political activity. Lectures/discussions; case analyses.
  • 170
    International Management
    The international framework for trade and international investment, a critical discussion of the idea of globalization, the design and staffing of multinational organizational structures and multinational strategies. Prerequisite: MGMT 80 (MGMT 160 or 160S recommended).
  • 170B
    International Management
    The international framework for trade and international investment, a critical discussion of the idea of globalization, the design and staffing of multinational organizational structures and multinational strategies.
  • 171
    Managerial Communication
    Interpersonal and small group communication. Negotiating behavior. Oral and written communication. Integrates theory and skill-building through reading, case analysis, and practice. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S, or permission of instructor. (5 units)
  • 172
    Social Entrepreneurship
    This course focuses on emerging models of enterprise at the interface of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. It examines theories of change and the dynamics of social innovation and develops both conceptual and practical tools for creating high performance organizations that are capable of addressing seemingly intractable problems in a financially sustainable manner. Analysis of exemplary social business ventures, including alumni cases from the Global Social Benefit incubator, will illustrate how the discipline of business planning can contribute to the development of social ventures that are economically viable at scale. Students will apply this knowledge to the writing and analysis of a case on an actual social business. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 87.5 units.
  • 173
    Resources, Food & the Environment
    Exploration of relationship among food production, resource use, and the environment. Topics include biotechnology, the green revolution, resource depletion, environmental degradation, and food safety. Cross-listed with ECON 101.
  • 174
    Social Psychology of Leadership
    A conceptual framework for understanding leadership and opportunities for developing leadership skills. This interactive course requires personal reflection into leadership experiences, and fieldwork with executives. Note: This course is required for those completing the Leadership Studies Certificate Program. Prerequisite: Student must have completed 87.5 units.
  • 175
    Managing Family Businesses
    Issues covered managerial and ownership succession, conflicts between family and non-family members, and conflicts between family and business cultures. Students will apply organizational behavior concepts to family business issues and develop a useful framework for analyzing and anticipating those issues. Class design incorporates cases, videos, and guest speakers. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S.
  • 177
    Managing with the Internet
    Focuses on the use of Internet technology--including, underlying scientific, technical and social conerns, in small - and medium-sized enterprises. Weekly presentations of management issues are followed by designing and creating mock-up solutions using Internet sites to address these issues. Prerequisites: 60 completed units.
  • 178
    Special Topics
  • 179
    Project Management
    Students will learn how to plan and manage a project. Covers methods for creating a work breakdown structure and project schedule, estimating a project's budget, and managing a project's quality, schedule and financial targets. Course activities include a simulation and team project for applying the methods learned. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S (or permission of instructor).
  • 197
    Special Topics in Management
    Offered occasionally to introduce new topics not covered by existing electives. Topics generally reflect the research interests of the faculty teaching the course. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S.
  • 198E
    Internship in Entrepreneurship
    An extended opportunity for students accepted in to the entrepreneurship minor program to apply their entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in emerging or growing companies through a structured placement in Silicon Valley. Prerequisites: MGMT 164 or BUSN 144 and must have declared an entrepreneurship minor. MGMT 165 may be taken concurrently.
  • 198
    Internship/Practicum
    Opportunity for selected upper-division students to work in local organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT160 or 160S, and two other courses from the following list: 166, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, and 177. The student must have completed 60 units and have approval of the undergraduate committee one week prior to registration.
  • 199
    Directed Reading/Research
    Independent projects undertaken by upper-division students with a faculty sponsor. Prerequisite: MGMT 160 or 160S, and written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair one week prior to registration.
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