Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Academic Catalog
Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115
Management Course Descriptions
MGMT112 - INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT 2-0-2
This informational seminar focuses on student discovery as related to the management discipline, careers, models and theories, and management research techniques. This seminar also introduces students to the three concentrations within the management program: Technology Management, Communication, and Project Leadership. Prerequisite: Enrollment in BSM.
MGMT115 - INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2-2-4
This course surveys major areas of project management: design processes, scheduling, financing, production, marketing, and distribution. Organizational structures will also be discussed. Prerequisite: MATH235 College Mathematics C. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT140 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 2-2-3
This course covers the implementation of computer programs for several business areas including marketing and accounting. Students are introduced to intermediate to advanced level word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, HTML, and a spectrum of "out-of-the-box" business applications. Business applications, project management, techniques, design and development are reviewed. Corequisite: Enrollment in BSM program.
MGMT200 - DECISION ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS 3-2-4
This course introduces the basic concept of data analysis and approaches to the decision making process. It is designed to provide students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays when making decisions. It emphasizes a wide variety of business modeling and application techniques to the solution of business and economic problems. Prerequisite: MATH205 College Mathematics I
MGMT210 - MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3-2-4
This course introduces the student to various concepts and considerations involved in the education, design, implementation and operation of Management Information Systems. This is an integrative course that brings together information, computers, and the systems approach. Prerequisite: COMP113 Introduction to Computers and Programming or MGMT145 Introduction to Computers and Business Applications. Day Course.
MGMT250 - RESEARCH METHODS IN BUSINESS 3-2-4
This course provides prospective managers with an understanding of the skills necessary to make effective use of formal quantitative and qualitative research and analytical processes. Prerequisite: MATH250 Pre-calculus. Day Course.
MGMT280 - CONTEMPORARY MANUFACTURING 3-2-4
A survey of modern manufacturing practices with emphasis placed on the concepts of lean manufacturing. Topics in job design include: capacity planning, ergonomics, and environmentally-friendly manufacturing. Prerequisite: MATH245 College Mathematics II and MGMT250 Research Methods in Business. Day Course.
MGMT300 - INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES 4-0-4
This course presents a broad overview of the concept, practices and procedures of investment management. Reviews various types of investments, including the role of security markets and security analysis.
MGMT320 - INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 2-2-3
Introduction to technology management concepts and principles, serving as a foundation for further study. Course focuses on the scope of technology management: leadership, innovation, ethics, knowledge management, strategic planning, research, process management, and more. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MGMT112 Introduction to Management. Day Course.
MGMT325 - INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT PLANNING AND LEADERSHIP 3-0-3
This survey course introduces students to the many issues involved in creating and leading a project team. Topics will include, but will not be limited to, the importance of teamwork, barriers to teamwork, leadership skills, and group process. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MGMT112 Introduction to Management. Day Course.
MGMT390 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 2-2-3
An introduction to the basics of the accounting process. The course covers the basic techniques of analyzing financial transactions, trial balances, and preparation of financial statements. Day and
MGMT403 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT 3-0-3
Special studies in management to be arranged with a subject area faculty member and approved by the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management Department Head. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.
MGMT406 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT 4-0-4
Special studies in management to be arranged with the program advisor. Requires approval of the department head. Prerequisite: Junior Status. Day Course.
MGMT410 - THE MANAGEMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ORGANIZATIONS 4-0-4
This course examines the human aspects of management and is concerned with the ways in which the interactions of members of the management hierarchy contribute to the achievement of organizational goals. The course utilizes both case studies and textual material allowing students to apply management approaches to a variety of management situations and environments. Prerequisite: Junior status.
MGMT415 - LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT 3-2-4
The course presents a range of contemporary theories in management. The role of the leader and how to create leadership are stressed. Prerequisite: Fourth-year status. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT418 - MANAGEMENT LAW 2-2-4
To familiarize students with legal aspects of business and management, with special emphasis on torts, contracts, choice of business entity, and creditor and consumer issues that students may encounter in their careers. Prerequisite: Fourth-year status. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT425 - EFFECTIVE TEAM BUILDING 3-0-3
Many projects in business, industry and government are group efforts. The course covers the study of group dynamics that encourage both invention and achievement. Prerequisite: Fourth-year status. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT435 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3-2-4
The course deals with cost accounting information and its use in managerial decision-making. Budgets, cost behavior, and determination, profit and expense planning, production and materials planning are among topics considered. Prerequisite: Junior status; MGMT390 Financial Accounting. Day Course.
MGMT440 - PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL 3-2-4
A study of design and production projects in their entirety. Costs, resource allocation, planning techniques and programs, management styles, and leadership methods are among the topics considered. Prerequisite: (Day) Junior status; (The Arioch Center): Fourth-year status. Day and The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT445 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 4-0-4
A course for students who may someday go into business for themselves and for those who are already in business for themselves. This course covers the entire spectrum of entrepreneurship. Graphics and case studies are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: Junior status; MGMT390 Financial Accounting. Day Course.
MGMT450 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 4-0-4
This course is an introduction to basic financial management. Topics include financial analysis and planning, working capital management, the time value of money, valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, dividend policy, different types of securities, short-term and long-term financial decision, and an introduction to international finance and international trade organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT390 Financial Accounting. Day and
MGMT460 - LABOR RELATIONS 4-0-4
Current labor law arbitration processes, labor agreements, and the negotiation process are interrelated in actual case studies. Grievance proceedings, wage negotiation, and contract negotiation are treated specifically. Prerequisite: Fourth year status. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT462 - BUSINESS LAW 3-2-4
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the principles of the American legal system. It covers the foundation of the system and treats topics important to business and industry such as: business organizations, contract laws, torts, and commercial transactions. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.
MGMT466 - HUMAN RESOURCE AND LABOR MANAGEMENT 2-2-3
This course surveys what managers need to know about human resource management. The course covers staff planning, recruitment/selection, compensation/benefits, performance management and labor relations. Prerequisite: Junior status; and MGMT410 Management of Contemporary Organizations. Day Course.
MGMT473 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3-2-4
Designed to give the student a broad appreciation of the fundamentals of marketing analysis. Discussions of actual case studies are used to study advertising, personal selling, channels of distribution, marketing research, pricing, new product policy, and the marketing mix. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.
MGMT480 - POLICY AND PLANNING 3-2-4
An analysis of management from a long-term perspective. The course focuses on the changing nature of internal and external environments and the continuous process of management decision-making in facing the future. Prerequisite: MGMT450 Financial Management. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT490 - LABOR RELATIONS 3-0-3
Current labor law arbitration processes, labor agreements, and the negotiation process are interrelated in actual case studies. Grievance proceedings, wage negotiation, and contract negotiating are treated specifically. Prerequisite: Senior status. Day Course.
MGMT500 - MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3-2-4
This course introduces the student to various concepts and considerations involved in the education, design, implementation and operation of management information systems. This is an integrative course that brings together information, computers and the system approach. Prerequisite (Day): COMP113 and COMP482; Prerequisite (The Arioch Center): Junior status and COMP112 or equivalent. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT505 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3-2-4
This survey course includes the basic management concepts and disciplines of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and supervising along with new and rapidly developing areas of management. The skills needed to manage effectively under constantly changing conditions are identified. Active involvement through lectures, discussion, case studies, role playing, and group exercises will be required of e ch student. Note: Students enrolled in BSM are not
MGMT510 - ENGINEERING ECONOMY 3-0-3
The study of the effect of the time value of money and tax consequence on the analysis of engineering problems. Areas such as equipment and project costs and investment transactions are included. Prerequisite: MATH205 College Math I or MATH230 College Mathematics B or MATH265 Engineering Mathematics. Day and
MGMT515 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3-2-4
A study of planning and control methods for industrial and production processes. Typical topics included: scheduling, updating, time-cost analysis, cost control, resource allocation, and the role of personnel in projects. Prerequisite: Junior status; and MGMT280 Contemporary Manufacturing.
MGMT520 - POWER AND LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS 4-0-4
This course will provide an overview of approaches to leadership. The relationship between the factors of organization, power, and leadership are considered through provocative analysis. This course will include a combination of lecture, discussion, readings in leadership theory, media, role-play, and selfreflection. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.
MGMT525 - GROUP PROCESSES AND TEAM BUILDING 3-0-3
This second course in the Project Leadership concentration provides experiences in applying the theories of group behavior and team building to the analysis of organ-izational behavior. Readings, activities and case studies are utilized. Prerequisite: Junior status; and MGMT325 Introduction to Project Planning and Leadership. Day Course.
MGMT530 - TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND ACQUISITION 2-2-3
This course provides a practical approach to technology assessment and acquisition through case studies, research, guest speakers and published books. The strategic tasks related to technology assessment/acquisition are covered. Students will learn about technology evaluation and selection methodologies. Prerequisite: Junior status; and MGMT320 Introduction to Technology Management. Day Course.
MGMT560 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT 4-0-4
Designed to give the student a broad appreciation of the fundamentals of marketing analysis. Discussions of actual case studies are used to study advertising, personal selling, channels of distribution, marketing research, pricing, new product policy, and the marketing mix. Prerequisite: Fourth-year status. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT570 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 3-2-4
This course presents and explains concepts and theories useful in understanding the strategic process. It provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts, skills, and techniques to real-world corporate problems. Prerequisite: MGMT111 Introduction to Management, MGMT410 The Management of contemporary Organizations, MGMT450 Financial Management, MGMT473 Principles of Marketing Management. Day Course.
MGMT580 - BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS 2-2-4
The course is a study of human behavior in the business world that offers a practical, professional approach toward agreement attainment. Strategic planning, consensus building, influence, time management, perceived value, customer focus, and satisfaction of organizational and individual goals are among the topics considered. Prerequisite (The Arioch Center): Fourth-year status. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT585 - THE GLOBAL ECONOMY 3-2-4
This course will examine the global economic shifts which have precipitated regional and global economic integration and interdependence among the world's economies. Topics include the role of international organizations, global corporations, and international flows of finance, information, technology and trade in shaping the scope, depth, and pace of economic growth and development in the international community. Prerequisites: ECON110 Economics, ECON115 Macroeconomics or ECON215 Microeconomics; and Junior status. Day Course.
MGMT590 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2-2-4
An examination of current professional practice through the case study method. Case studies and lecturers will be selected to reflect a student's discipline area. Prerequisite: Third year status. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT605 - MANAGEMENT POLICY 2-2-3
The course exposes the student to long-range and strategic decision-making in the life-span of private and public enterprises. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of organizations and their external environment. Case studies are utilized. Prerequisite: Third year status. The Arioch Center Course.
MGMT615 - MANAGEMENT ELECTRONIC CAREER PORTFOLIO (ECP) 0
From the first year through the senior year, BSM students are required to compile an electronic career portfolio of their work in consultation with their academic advisor and concentration track advisor. The ECP should be a representative sampling of the student's best work for each semester and conform to the Management Electronic Career Portfolio Requirement Guidelines that are available in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management Department office. In the spring semester of the senior year, seniors are required to register for their graded portfolio assessment. Prerequisite: Graduating Senior status in BSM. Day Course.
MGMT620 - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER 3-2-4
This course provides a practical approach for understanding technology transfer through case studies, research, guest speakers and published books. The course is presented from a multi-dimensional perspective acknowledging that a shift takes place within an organization upon the adoption of new technology. Prerequisite: Junior status; and MGMT530 Technology Assessment and Acquisition. Day Course.
MGMT625 - BUSINESS NEGOTIATION PRINCIPLES 2-2-3
This course is a study of human behavior in the business world that offers a practical, professional approach toward agreement attainment. Strategic planning, consensus building, influence, time management, perceived value, customer focus, and satisfaction of organizational and individual goals are among the topics considered. Prerequisite: Junior status in BSM or BFPM. Day Course.
MGMT630 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT 3-2-4
This course examines current trends in Technology Management including ECommerce. It equips the student with a practical and conceptual understanding of what is needed to develop and maintain competitive advantage in the new economy. Students will learn about the e-business technologies, develop an ebusiness model, and determine the infrastructure needed to support an ebusiness. Prerequisite: Junior status; and MGMT620 Technology Transfer. Day Course.
MGMT650 - SENIOR PROJECT 2-4-4
A capstone course. Students undertake a significant project with faculty guidance. A project presentation is required. Prerequisite: MGMT590 Professional Practice or MGMT570 Strategic Management. Day and and The Arioch Center Course.