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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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Management Courses

882-11100 Introduction to Business   NLA

    Overview of the world of business, its management, and its economic, political, and social environment. Particular note is taken of the areas of finance, accounting, personnel, production/operations, marketing/sales, and their interdependence. Not available to declared business majors. 3 credits. (Y)

882-20600 Organizational Behavior and Management   NLA

    Study of characteristics and processes of individuals, groups, and organizations that affect behavior within an organization. Attention is also given to the roles, functions, and principles of management. This survey course provides theoretical concepts and practical applications that focus on improving an individual's effectiveness within an organization. Students may not receive credit for this course and 885-30600. Prerequisites: Three courses in business or social sciences; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

882-22000 Principles of Management   NLA

    A survey of concepts, theories, and practices in which managerial functions are addressed in the context of global competition, workforce diversity, ethical and environmental considerations, and performance. Current trends in management theory and practice are examined, as well as the traditional functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Not open to seniors in the School of Business. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

882-26000 Business Systems and Technology   NLA

    Introduces the student to information systems concepts and principles and the role systems play in business management. The focus is on traditional transaction information systems and current electronic systems. Students are exposed to business process modeling techniques and Internet website design and implementation. This course is generally project-based, and students have an opportunity to model an active business system, as well as create a fictitious business-to-consumer (B2C) website. Computer applications will be presented and taught as required. Written analyses and oral presentations are an integral part of the course. A student may not receive credit for both 882-26000 and 882-36000 or, 312-10500 or 312-13800. Prerequisites: 312-11000, 312-17100, or 663-13900; sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

882-31000 Leadership in Organizations   LA

     This course focuses on the nature and role of leadership, along with topics in trust, visioning, and control theory that are relevant to the needs of modern-day managers. The course prepares future managers to understand how best to motivate employees and guide them to the attainment of organizational goals. This course develops students' abilities to facilitate team building, manage projects, and implement strategic change or other organizational initiatives, such as a quality management program. Prerequisites: 882-20600 or 885-30600; or both 330-31600 and 330-33400. 3 credits. (F,Y)

882-32100 Power and Conflict in Organizations   LA

    Power dynamics are fundamental to the effective exercise of managerial leadership in organizations. This course examines the nature and use of power, organizational politics, and conflict in organizations. In addition, the course provides a survey of methods to sustain and develop both personal and organizational power, including the network-building and conflict-handling skills needed to manage the increasingly pluralistic interests found in organizations. This course develops students' abilities to create and use sources of power and to exercise skills that will make for more effective management. Prerequisites: 882-20600 or 885-30600; or both 330-31600 and 330-33400. 3 credits. (S,Y)

882-35000 Database Applications in Business   LA

     This course examines the basic concepts of data management, database systems, and database applications in business. The goal is to provide adequate technical detail while emphasizing the organizational and implementation issues relevant to the management of computerized data in a business environment. A class project involving the design and implementation of a database using a microcomputer database management system is required. Topics include data models, database design, database applications, database administration, and data standards and policies. Students may not receive credit for both this course and 312-37500. Prerequisites: 882-26000 and 880-22500. (Y)

882-39700 Selected Topics in Management   NLA

    See 880-39700. Offered on demand only. (IRR)

882-42100 Strategic Management   NLA

    Deals with upper-level management skills and attitudes as they encompass all basic business fields. Stresses the integration of the various disciplines studied and the opportunity to develop managerial decision-making abilities. Students will utilize professional communication and teamwork skills. Open only to students in the School of Business. Prerequisites: 882-20600 or 885-30600; 883-31100; 884-31200; 886-34500; 885-30200; senior standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

882-45100 Small Business Seminar I   NLA

    Introduction to the concepts and principles of small business management. Case study analysis will lead to practical understanding and application of management concepts. Prerequisites: Upper-level standing; permission of instructor. 3 credits. (F, IRR)

882-46000 Seminar in Organizational Development and Change   NLA

    In-depth examination of the nature, strategies, models, and intervention activities associated with planned change efforts for organizational improvement. Students build on previous knowledge of organizational structure and processes through independent readings and research, culminating in a challenging team consulting experience in an ongoing organization. Prerequisites: 885-30600; senior standing. 3 credits. (IRR)

882-48000 Cases In Contemporary Management   NLA

    This course is the capstone course for the management concentration with an emphasis on current topics and issues in management. Selected cases are analyzed, integrating knowledge and skills that students acquired from management and management-related courses. Focus is placed on an understanding of the requirements of effective management in various organizational and institutional environments, the role of managerial leadership in guiding employee contributions to the attainment of organizational goals, the need for ethical and socially responsible management, and the role of managers in their relationships with various stakeholders. Prerequisites: 882-31000; 885-34000; senior standing. 3 credits. (S,Y)

882-49700 Selected Topics in Management   NLA

    See 880-39700. Offered on demand only. (IRR)

882-49800 Internship: Management   NLA

    Off-campus experience involving varied, nonroutine work projects designed to allow students to synthesize academic theory with "real world" operations of an organization. Primary responsibility is on the student to develop a project proposal and then carry out its requirements in conjunction with a faculty sponsor. Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of appropriate principles course; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 at Ithaca College; approval of proposal by term beginning. Also offered at the Ithaca College London Center. Business majors who plan to study in London should confer with their faculty advisers early in their programs; otherwise, they may not be able to fulfill all program requirements in four years.: Three business elective credits are granted for each internship. An internship may not be repeated for credit with the same employer. A maximum of 6 credits may be earned in any combination of 8xx-39800 Internship and 888-19800 Experiential Learning. Offered pass/fail only. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

882-49900 Independent Study: Management   NLA

    See 880-49900. (F-S,Y)

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