Courses that fulfill
General Education Requirements:
- (A-AP) = Arts - Applied
- (A-TH) = Arts - Theoretical/Historical
- (A-AR) = Analytical - Abstract Reasoning
- (A-QR) = Analytical - Quantitative
- (D-D) = Diversity - Domestic
- (D-I) = Diversity - International
- (D-L) = Diversity - Language
- (ES) = Earlham Seminar
- (IE) = Immersive Experience
- (RCH) = Research
- (SI) = Scientific Inquiry
- (W) = Wellness
- (WI) = Writing Intensive
- (AY) = Offered in Alternative Year
*MGMT 100 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the 'economic way of thinking.' It focuses on micro and macro issues and attempts to give the student a way to apply these concepts in different historical, political, social, global and ethical contexts. Macroeconomic topics include aggregate economic measures, income determination and macro policy. Micro topics include marginal and cost-benefit analysis as applied to consumers and firms, market structures, income distribution, market failures and the role of the state in a micro context. Also listed ECON 100, INST 100 and PAGS 100. (A-AR)
*MGMT 120 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (3 credits)
Topics include exploratory data analysis; measures of central tendency, dispersion and correlation; nonparametric methods; confidence intervals; hypothesis tests; and the design of statistical studies. Also listed as MATH 120. (A-QR)
MGMT 141 WORLD OF BUSINESS (3 credits)
This course introduces concepts, theories, information and issues that impact business. It investigates the role of functional business units and the cultural, economic, legal and geopolitical influences on business. Students also examine the nature of business decisions across such functional areas as human resources management, finance, accounting, marketing and operations management.
MGMT 200 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (3 credits)
An introduction to the construction and interpretation of financial statements, valuation of assets, financial ratios analysis, and the construction and use of budgets for decision making.
MGMT 203 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS (3 credits)
In what type of organization do you want to work for your internship or career? What are the differences among businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations? Investigates organizations from different perspectives and levels of analysis. Appropriate for second semester first-year students, sophomores and juniors. Prerequisite: ESEM 150 Earlham Seminar.
MGMT 204 STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS (3 credits)
This course will help students understand the underlying logic of empirical work in economics. The topics we will deal with include descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous probability distribution functions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. The course also helps students gain familiarity in using some popular and commonly used computer/statistical packages. Also listed as ECON 204.
MGMT 206 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the structure and use of information systems in organizations. An information system collects, processes, and disseminates information in order to provide feedback and support for organizational functions. Many organizations today rely on information systems to help achieve organizational goals and mission. This course will give students an understanding of technology within organizations, the role and application of information systems, their limitations and benefits, and how they may impact stakeholders. Prerequisite: completion or concurrent registration in MGMT 203.
MGMT 211 LEADERSHIP: THEORY & PRACTICE (3 credits)
In this seminar on leadership students will survey, critique and discuss leadership theory, research and practice. Students will complete exercises to develop and understand individual leadership skills and aspirations. Students also will explore links between the leadership and other organizational issues such as motivation, learning and organizational culture.
MGMT 221 SUPPLY CHAIN AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: AN INTRODUCTION (3 credits)
This course focuses on introductory supply chain and operations processes and performance. Designed for students interested in consulting, positions in operations, marketing, or supply chain, the course introduces key global supply chain concepts and basic tools for effective supply chain management. Topics for exploration include global supply chains, retail logistics, and contemporary supply chain innovations.
MGMT 306 ENNOVATION LAB (3 credits)
This course is designed to be a real-world business (for-profit and not-for-profit) incubator for students to transform their ideas from theory to practice by using ideation, project management and business modeling skills. The course is designed around a team-based and project-based teaching method. Students participate in selection and design, investigation and data collection, analysis, and presentation of a research project. (RCH)
MGMT 307 BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS (3 credits)
This course examines how behavioral economics studies effect decision making within different contexts. Decision making will be studied at the individual, organizational and policy levels. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to studying how decision making from a behavioral economics perspective contrasts with the traditional approach. Topics will include methodology, uncertainty and prospect theory. Also listed as ECON 307. Prerequisite: ECON 100.
MGMT 309 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (3 credits)
This course investigates consumer and organizational buying motives, buying influences, and buying decision-making processes and their implications for marketing strategies and public/social policy. Students explore cross-cultural, ethical and research issues in understanding consumer and industrial/organizational buying.
*MGMT 312 LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE (3 credits)
This course focuses on theory and practice of leading change at a variety of levels, but with special emphasis on the organizational level. Through readings, discussion and projects we will examine organizational dynamics and explore the larger environmental factors that impact leading and managing change in effective organizations. You will have opportunities to reflect on your future work as leaders and agents of change. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and MGMT 141. (RCH)
*MGMT 313 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3 credits)
Social entrepreneurs approach social change by creating organizations for the social good. These can be nonprofit or for profit organizations. We will learn about successful and unsuccessful models and outcomes of social enterprises, then complete a project putting what we’ve learned in to action. This is an experiential, project-based course. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, MGMT 141 and MGMT 200. (RCH)
*MGMT 321 NONPROFITS IN CIVIL SOCIETY (3 credits)
This course takes a comparative look at the development of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing or emerging economies and states. The effect of international NGOs and other external funding sources on local organizations and of local organizations on the external organizations is considered. The course considers the design of strategies for alleviation of poverty and the effect of class on NGO organization and beneficiary organization. Provides experience in grant writing and identification of appropriate funding sources. Prerequisite: MGMT 203 or consent of the instructor. (D-I) (AY)
*MGMT 322 GLOBAL CHANGE I: CLIMATE POLICY (3 credits)
The first in a two-course sequence on global change. Examines the climate crisis, providing a multidisciplinary examination of the anthropogenic causes of climate change, the potential impacts on human society, and potential mitigation strategies (e.g., tax policy, sustainability efforts, urban planning, agricultural reform). Also listed as POLS 322. (D-I) (AY)
*MGMT 324 GLOBAL CHANGE II: ENERGY POLICY (3 credits)
The second in a two-course sequence on global change. Examines the energy crises, providing an in-depth consideration of the ongoing economic crisis resulting from the problem and investigating a broad range of technical and policy alternatives to solve the problem. Also listed as POLS 324. (D-I) (AY)
MGMT 330 MONEY AND CAPITAL MARKETS (4 credits)
An examination of the structure and operations of the commercial banking system and other financial intermediaries including the stock market and markets for other financial assets, theories of predicting the behavior of stock prices, principles of portfolio selection, and the impact of monetary policy and regulatory agencies on financial markets. Prerequisite: ECON 100. Also listed as ECON 330. (AY)
MGMT 333 MANAGERIAL FINANCE (4 credits)
Examines the principles governing the acquisition and management of the financial resources of the firm. Special emphasis on determining the cost of capital, optimal capital budgets and capital structure, and dividend policy of the corporation. Prerequisites: ECON 100. Also listed as ECON 333.
MGMT 334 STRATEGIC ANALYSIS AND ACTION (3 credits)
Using case studies of businesses and not-for-profits, examines the broadest and most fundamental questions confronting organizations. Examines principles of internal organization, criteria for selecting among alternative options and the relationship of the organization to its external environment. Explores pricing and promotion of products and services, along with broader social, legal and ethical implications of the organization's activities. Prerequisite: MGMT 200 and 203 or consent of the instructor.
MGMT 341 LABOR ECONOMICS (4 credits)
An examination of labor, both in the formal labor market, and more generally as human productive activity. Topics include the theories of wage determination, the development and impact of trade unions, and analysis of major legal and economic issues relating to the structure and functioning of labor markets. Special attention to issues of equity, relationship and discrimination in formal labor markets and the household. Prerequisites: MGMT 100, or consent of the instructor. Also listed as ECON 341. (IE)
*MGMT 342 LEADERSHIP AND DEALING WITH DIFFERENCES (3 credits)
Develops skills in engaging differences in diverse groups, helping students become effective members of multicultural teams. Through discussion of leadership theories, exploration of personal values and abilities, experiential exercises, and graduate-level case studies, participants enhance their own understanding of leadership and their roles in teams. Prerequisite: MGMT 203 or consent of the instructor. (D-D)
*MGMT 343 CONFLICT RESOLUTION (3 credits)
Examines the problem of conflict in social theory and practice. Readings introduce types of alternative dispute resolution. Students practice mediation and negotiation skills through simulated conflicts. Race, class and gender perspectives are presented in class activities, readings and films. Also listed as PAGS 343. (D-D)
MGMT 348 INTERNATIONAL TRADE (4 credits)
Through a combination of theoretical frameworks and real world applications, attempts to develop a broad understanding of micro and macro issues in the area of international economics. Deals with issues related to the logic and critique of free trade, tariffs and quotas, exchange rate determination, balance of payments, open economy macro policy, stabilization policy and the role of international institutions in international trade. Prerequisites: ECON 100. Also listed as ECON 348 and INST 348. (AY)
MGMT 349 AFTER THE REVOLUTION AND DURING REFORM: COMPARATIVE PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION (3 credits)
Examines key issues in public and development administration in several countries, including reforms after revolutions, decentralization, and privatization, and the challenges of reaching the poor. Compares and contrasts the scope, the political context in which public agencies operate, and management of public organizations in defining and implementing public policy. Prerequisite: MGMT 203 or consent of the instructor. (AY)
MGMT 354 ENTREPRENURIAL MARKETING (3 credits)
The course is designed for students that are interested in the area of enrepreneurialism and have a passion for entrepreneurship outside of a "traditional" business field. The learning will be a mix of interactive lectures, experiential learning, small group activities and co-created learning opportunities. Prerequisites: MGMT 200 and MGMT 203.
MGMT 361 SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING (3 credits)
Students may have liked their favorite brand or non-profit on Facebook, followed them on Twitter, and watched their videos on YouTube. Why? What do businesses and non-profits expect to gain from the use of social media? This course examines the use of social media as a marketing and communication tool. Using readings, case studies, current events and a marketing project, students will understand introductory topics in marketing and the benefits and implications of using social media for marketing and communications as well as potential effects on stakeholders. (IE)
MGMT 362 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE (3 credits)
This course analyzes international markets and risks from the perspective of investors, managers, regulators and other stakeholders. Key topics include exchange rates, capital flows, risk analysis and management, valuation, and private-public partnerships. Topics are studied in real-world contexts through case studies, current events, and collaborative research projects. Prerequisite: either MGMT 141, MGMT 200, MGMT 240 or PSYCH 245. Also listed as ECON 362 and INST 362.
*MGMT 367 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE MODERN BUSINESS WORLD (3 credits)
This course examines the role and integration of information technology in the contemporary world. Mediums include laptop and desktop computers, mobile devices, drones, robotics, and an array of applications. Students will examine, research, and compose critiques on the emergence of information technology in everyday life, examining how IT permeates business, social lives, and the cultural implications of this growing technology dependence. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (WI)
MGMT 368 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (3 credits)
This skills-based business communication course equips students to effectively make oral presentations alone and in teams, lead meetings, and write for a business audience. Students will learn how to create a sensory experience in their oral presentations, while clearly presenting information, facts and data. Students will practice writing concise summary reports and adopt acceptable business conventions for various correspondence mediums. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
*MGMT 369 CORPORATE VALUATION (3 credits)
In this course, students learn financial analysis by writing an in-depth report of a particular corporation of their own choosing. By building a financial model, applying it to a real-time data, and comparing their analysis to real-world analysts, students learn the methods, joys and challenges of financial valuation. Prerequisite: MGMT 200. (RCH)
*MGMT 372 INTERNATIONAL LAW: SOVEREIGNTY, HUMANITARIAN LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS (4 credits)
Surveys concepts and theories of international law and treaty interpretation, focusing on problems of the international law of war and peace (international humanitarian law), and questions of socio-political justice (human rights). Prerequisites: POLS 107 or consent of the instructor. Also listed as PAGS 372 and POLS 372. (D-I) (AY)
*MGMT 373 INTERNATIONAL LAW: ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (4 credits)
Surveys concepts and theories of international law and treaty interpretation, focusing on environmental problems and policy-making in the global arena. Topics include the emergence of “the environment” as an issue, managing global common property resources, and sustainable trade and development. Prerequisite: POLS 170. Also listed as ENST 373 and POLS 373. (D-I) (AY)
*MGMT 377 POLITICS OF GLOBAL INEQUALITY (3 credits)
Explores the problem of global inequality, its implications for human development and possible solutions. Builds on concepts from International Political Economy and Comparative Politics. Defines inequality and development, and discusses how to measure these phenomena. Explores competing explanations for the existence and persistence of global inequality, and tackles issues important in the developing world. Prerequisite: POLS 104, 105, 107, 170 or consent of the instructor. Also listed as POLS 377. (D-I) (AY)
MGMT 381 FIELD EXPERIENCE SEMINAR (2 credits)
Integrates issues from field experiences with research in social sciences, readings and cases in career development and ethics in preparation for future work settings. Prerequisites: MGMT 200 and 203, completed internship.
MGMT 481 INTERNSHIPS, FIELD STUDIES AND OTHER FIELD EXPERIENCES (1 credit)
Students must complete an internship form approved by a member of the Program faculty before beginning the internship. There are assigned reports to be submitted during the internship. (IE)
MGMT 482 SPECIAL TOPICS (3 credits)
Selected topics determined by the instructor for upper-level study.
MGMT 483 TEACHING ASSISTANTS (1-3 credits)
MGMT 484 FORD/KNIGHT RESEARCH PROJECT (1-4 credits)
Collaborative research with faculty funded by the Ford/Knight Program.
MGMT 485 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3 credits)
Students conduct independent research with faculty on topics in Business and Nonprofit Management.
MGMT 488 SENIOR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (3 credits)
Examines issues related to organizations, industries, and the socio-cultural, political and economic context in which they operate. Components of the course constitute the comprehensive assessment for the major.