222 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
and applied mathematics at an advanced level; ethical issues; and experience
in research and oral presentation. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Prerequisites
or corequisites: MATH U344, MATH U346, and either MATH U315 or MATH U512.
MGMT U290. Introduction to Business Information Systems (3)
Fundamentals of information systems, what they are, how they are used in
business. Technical and organizational foundations of information systems,
managing and using information systems, information systems development,
and information technology trends will be emphasized. Course includes
significant business application work. Prerequisites: CSCI U138.
MGMT U371. Principles of Organizational Management (3) Survey of
functions of management as they pertain to organizational efficiency and
effectiveness using written assignments and class discussions. A focus on
group and individual dynamics, ethics, culture, leadership, decision-making,
globalization, employee engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship, organizational
change and workforce diversity. Prerequisite: 54 credit hours earned.
MGMT U372. Operations Management (3) Managing the direct resources
required by the firm to create value through the production of goods, services,
and information. There is a strong emphasis on supporting the decisionmaking
process throughout organizations with quantitative tools and
techniques. Topics may include process selection, quality tools including an
introduction to statistical process control, inventory management techniques
and JIT systems, project management, simulation techniques, and waiting
lines analysis. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned, ECON U291, and MATH
U121 or equivalent.
MGMT U374. Management of Human Resources (3) Principles,
concepts, and techniques for effective and efficient utilization of personnel
including human resource planning, recruiting, selecting, training,
developing, appraising, compensating, and legal issues. Prerequisites:
54 credit hours and MGMT U371.
MGMT U377. Advanced Organizational Behavior (3) The study of
the impact of individuals, groups and structure on behavior in a business
organization in order to improve organizational performance. Prerequisites:
54 credit hours earned and MGMT U371.
MGMT U378. The International Business Enterprise (3) Forces and forms
in international business: globalization, multinationals, entrepreneurship,
environment, culture, strategy, impact, and the future. Prerequisites: 54
credit hours earned and MGMT U371.
MGMT U380. Financial Concepts and Applications for New Ventures
(3) The basic concepts of accounting and finance as applied to new venture
creation and operation. Topics include financial statement analysis, valuation,
debt, equity financing, budgeting, and variance analysis. Non-Business
Administration majors only. Prerequisites: 30 credit hours earned and MATH
U120, U121, U126, or U141.
MGMT U390. Strategic Management of Information Systems (3)
Strategic management and use of information systems (IS) in organizations.
Topics include strategic use of IS resources, organizational impacts
of IS use, IS and the design of work, IS and business processes, IS sourcing,
IS governance, funding IS, managing IS projects, and IS related ethical
issues. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned and MGMT U290 or CSCI
U300 or INFO U201.
MGMT U471. New Business Enterprise (3) Combining business concepts
for creation of new enterprises; experiential focus of developing description
of product and/or services, marketing and operational plans, and structuring
management and organization of the entity. Prerequisite: 54 credit hours
earned and MKTG U350, FINA U363 (or MGMT U380), and MGMT U371.
MGMT U475. Advanced Operations Management (3) Theory and
application of contemporary methods of managing production and service
operations. Topics may include linear programming, forecasting, master
planning, material requirements planning, aggregate planning, an introduction
to lean systems, supply chain management, product and process
innovation, and competitive strategies in a global market. Prerequisites:
MGMT U372 and ECON U292 or equivalent.
MGMT U476. Process Improvement (3) Best practices for identifying,
controlling, and improving the processes with which manufacturing and
service organizations produce value. Topics may include problem solving,
statistical process control, process capability, process improvement philosophy
and strategies, advanced tools and applications for lean systems,
and the Six Sigma methodology. Prerequisites: ECON U 292 or equivalent
and MGMT U372.
MILITARY SCIENCE (MILS)
Note: Military Science offers a Basic Program and Advanced Program.
There are no prerequisites for the courses offered under the Basic
Program. Courses may be taken in any order, but it is recommended
that the 100-level courses be taken prior to the 200-level courses.
Prerequisites for entering the Advanced Program include one of the
following: satisfactory completion of six semester hours in the Basic
Program, 90 contact hours in ROTC activities, substitute military experience
(Basic Training/Advanced Individual Training), or three years
of JROTC. Successful completion of the Advanced Program, together
with a college degree, qualifies the graduate for either a Reserve or
Regular Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Advanced Program students are required to participate in the weekly
Military Science Lab. Students in the basic program are encouraged
to participate in the department's adventure training.
MILS U101. Introduction to Leadership I (1) Competencies critical
for effective leadership. Cadets learn life skills, such as critical thinking,
goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and stress management
related to leadership, officership, and the army profession. Focus is on
developing basic knowledge and comprehension of army leadership
dimensions while gaining an understanding of the Reserve Officer Training
Course (ROTC), its purpose for the army, and its advantages for the cadet.
Open to all freshmen.