Management

Management (MGMT)

MGMT 142 Project Management Techniques and Software

  • Same As:CISA 160
  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; CISC 300
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This introductory course covers the responsibilities of a project manager. It includes the knowledge needed to manage a project, control costs, and schedule resources. It also introduces the use of project management software to track project resources, tasks, and milestones. This course is not open to students who have taken CISA 160.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • construct a basic plan of action utilizing project management software.
  • compare and contrast various theories of leadership and motivation.
  • explain the principles of project management with regard to case studies.
  • demonstrate the ability to formulate a project plan, given specific scenarios.
  • assess the inherent advantages and shortcomings in various software packages.

MGMT 230 Introduction to Purchasing Contracts

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course introduces students to purchasing contract theory and practice. Topics include Uniform Commercial Code, contractual business and legal risk mitigation, contract development for goods and services purchases, scope of work and specification development, and contract breach.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the basics of purchasing contract theory (offer, acceptance, and consideration) and the utilization of contracts to mitigate business and legal risk.
  • describe the importance of proper specifications and scope of work definition in contract development.
  • analyze how the terms and conditions negotiated in a contract reflect components of total cost.

MGMT 231 Negotiation Planning

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course introduces students to the concept of “total cost," and covers the skills to perform cost analysis in support of supplier selection and effective supplier negotiations. It also includes participatory exercises in mock negotiations using the techniques learned in this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the concept of "total cost," and differentiate between acquisition cost and total cost.
  • differentiate between data-based and behavioral-based negotiation techniques and how they are used.
  • express the necessary post-negotiation steps to ensure effective documentation of the outcome of supplier negotiations.

MGMT 233 Purchasing Organization Management

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course focuses on the management of a global or regional purchasing operation within a corporation. Concepts covered include organizational structure, hiring, success metrics, tactical and strategic purchasing focus areas, community and environmental obligations, purchasing code of ethics, purchasing policies and procedures, and eCommerce tools and applications.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • summarize the purpose and role of the purchasing organization and its obligation to the company.
  • explain the importance of purchasing success metrics and their role in assessing effective operations.
  • express how purchasing policies and procedures are used to manage risk and improve results.
  • articulate the role and importance of green purchasing initiatives.

MGMT 295 Independent Studies in Management

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate the importance of organizational processes for the area of study.
  • analyze the issues of the area of study.
  • define the terms of the area of study.
  • apply the theories of the area of study.

MGMT 300 Introduction to Leadership in Action

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course examines the underlying principles and practices of leadership and their implementation by both individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership traits, motivation, empowerment, communication, continuous process improvement, customer-focused management, and leading change.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the role of individual and organizational educational processes for implementing leadership principles.
  • apply principles of effective leadership in managing people and processes.
  • describe basic relationships required to establish, maintain, and lead effective teams.
  • compare differences between personal and organizational requirements of leadership and management.

MGMT 304 Principles of Management

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This survey course covers a multitude of management subject areas, such as planning, organization, staffing, leadership and control, team development, communication, business ethics, and global management perspectives. It is a core requirement for management majors. This course provides an overview that is helpful for selecting a specific career and/or major in the field of management.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the concept that organizations are collections of people working together to achieve a common purpose.
  • identify the duties managers accomplish to facilitate the achievement of organizational outcomes.
  • define the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling in relationship to managerial situations.
  • apply a variety of management philosophies to contemporary management problems.
  • analyze the various process theories of motivation, such as Maslow, Alderfer, Hersberg, McGregor, and McClelland.

MGMT 308 Personnel and Human Resources Management

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course is an introduction to the study and analysis of personnel and human resource management. It covers essential topics, such as civil rights, labor law, and various management theories foundational to both public and private sector organizations. This course provides an overview that is helpful for selecting a specific career and/or major in the field of business or management.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the key challenges to personnel and human resource management in developing the flexible and skilled workforce needed in governmental and private organizations.
  • evaluate the impact of cost pressures on human resource policies.
  • apply personnel recruitment and selection methods.
  • describe performance appraisal techniques.
  • analyze the dynamics and legal foundations of labor and management relations.

MGMT 320 Leadership in Action: Organizational Variation

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course covers basic managerial statistics, with a focus on understanding variation, variation patterns, and how statistical tools can be used to improve existing organizational processes. It also focuses on the support and use of Statistical Process Control (SPC). Emphasis is placed on the immediate application of the tools in the workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • apply the principles of fact-based management to improve organizational process.
  • predict outcomes from valid data collection activities.
  • use the results of data collection activities for organizational improvement.
  • describe the value of a systems approach to the improvement of organizational processes.
  • develop statistically valid customer survey questionnaires for customer feedback.
  • analyze data using computer software.

MGMT 330 Leadership in Action: Organizational Teams

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course covers basic knowledge of organizational team process with a focus on the practical application of teamwork, team leadership, and individual/group interactive skills. Emphasis is placed on the immediate application of the tools to the work place.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • apply the tools of teamwork to organizational process.
  • demonstrate team visions and strategies to achieve organizational process excellence.
  • construct training presentations, educational environments, and facilitation procedures.
  • analyze team creativity and innovation leadership strategies for organizational change.
  • describe conflict management approaches to resolve team problems, pressures, and conflicts.

MGMT 340 Leadership in Action: Organizational Systems

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course covers basic knowledge of organizational systems with a focus on the practical application of vision, mission, support processes, and organizational improvement methodologies. Emphasis is placed on the immediate application of the tools to the work place.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • apply the tools of systems thinking to organizational design and delivery of quality service.
  • compare critical process analysis tools and team facilitation skills to the design of organizational systems.
  • describe systems dynamics in information processing, internal team relations, and technical communications.
  • evaluate the level of fear and its elimination or reduction to assess organizational processes.

MGMT 350 Leadership in Action: Organizational Learning

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course covers basic knowledge of organizational learning with a focus on the practical application of the concepts of theory and prediction, creating learning environments for structured organizational cultures, and the importance of courage, faith, and justice. Emphasis is placed on the immediate application of the tools to the work place.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • define organizational integrity and how it is applied in organizations worldwide.
  • demonstrate leadership strategies to provide integrity models for organizational learning.
  • design a service model of quality for organizational learning.
  • compare changes in leadership theory and practice between the classical industrial/bureaucratic leader and collaborative, team focused leaders.

MGMT 360 Management Communication

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; and SPEECH 301 or 302 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • General Education:AA/AS Area II(b)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course provides skill training in coping with communication problems in organizations. It includes the study of the communication process, the analysis of the barriers to effective oral and written communication, and the development of guidelines to improve interpersonal relations within organizations through the use of effective methods of communication.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • analyze the process of communication and how to engage in it effectively.
  • apply the essential elements of clear and purposeful oral and written communications to effective organizational effectiveness.
  • define the characteristics of multicultural communication and cultural difference in the communication process.
  • evaluate the importance of effective communications in organizational performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

MGMT 362 Techniques of Management

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course is designed for supervisors and other entry level managers as well as those entering mid-management positions. It focuses on primary management functions of planning, organizing, controlling, and leading. Related skills, such as time management, cost control, performance evaluation, motivation, communication techniques, and the social responsibility of managers, are also emphasized.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • apply principles of time management, cost control, and decision-making to managerial responsibilities.
  • assess responsibilities of management both within the organization and to the local, state, federal, and global community.
  • demonstrate leadership skills.
  • organize activities to achieve organizational goals.

MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course emphasizes the psychology of human relations management. It covers human interaction principles that build confidence, competence, and positive attitudes in work organizations. Topics include the basis for human behavior, perception, communication, motivation, performance improvement, group behavior, ethics, and social responsibility.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain major approaches to organizational behavior.
  • analyze theories of human behavior at work.
  • describe an effective philosophy of human behavior at work.
  • demonstrate effective human interaction skills in the workplace.

MGMT 374 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of “C” or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • General Education:AA/AS Area V(b)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course examines the ethical climate, management problems which need to be confronted and analyzed, the role integrity plays in the survival and productivity of American organizations, and social responsibility as it relates to management.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • describe the importance of ethics in organizations.
  • explain why ethics must be taught and nurtured in the workplace.
  • analyze how current issues of quality, liability, and human relations, at the local, national, and international level are addressed in an ethical environment.
  • describe the importance of integrity from all members of the organizations.
  • evaluate traditional approaches, such as inspection and watchdog, for sound management.

MGMT 495 Independent Studies in Management

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:18 - 54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course provides the opportunity for students and faculty to design a learning environment around an area of management study as defined in a proposal and approved by the Management department for each individual area of study.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • describe the importance of organizational processes for the area of study.
  • analyze the issues of the area of study.
  • define the terms of the area of study.
  • apply the theories of the area of study.
  • construct models for the area of study.

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