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management

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Principles of Laboratory Management   (CLB-481)   3.00 s.h.  
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Basic principles of management applied to the clinical laboratory. Includes management process, personnel supervision, identification & allocation of resources, computer applications & practice, & problem solving activities. Practical application of management principles. 
Hazardous Materials and Risk Management   (EDM-152)   3.00 s.h.  
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Provides the necessary background in the area of Risk Management and specific information on risk assessment, ethics, rational management, and organizational effectiveness. Also included are decision-making processes, matrices and strategies. Emphasis is placed on the management of risk scenarios in the broad scope of hazardous materials and their respective real and perceived effects on public safety. 
Theories of Theater Management   (THA-407)   3.00 s.h.  
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Theories and principles of theater management. Study of house management, publicity, box office, ticket sales, business procedures, contracts and theatrical unions. 
Management of Fire Prevention Programs   (FIS-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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The course examines contemporary issues in the management of fire prevention functions. Top-level fire managers address present day and potential challenges in fire prevention. Topics include effective management principles, leadership styles, structure of the fire prevention manager, promoting fire prevention, and the law in fire prevention. Modern management literature is integrated with fire prevention concepts. 
Real Estate Property Management   (REE-341)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and skills necessary to manage simple income producing property. Topics include utilizing sound accounting and reporting principles in a property management business, securing, qualifying, and contracting with tenants and leases; determining rentals, merchandising space, collecting rent, tenant relations, and property maintenance.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Ownership development and management
  • Rental and leasing
  • The Management Plan
  • Financial reporting
  • Residential management
  • Foreclosure, receivership and other current topics.

 
Principles of Management   (MAN-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course is organized around the major functions of management including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. Topics of importance include cultural and social diversity of the workforce, total quality management (TQM), social responsiveness and ethics, and multinational markets and competition.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Investigate concepts and theories of management, with a focus on the five managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
  • Present information in areas of great interest to the business community: change management, conflict management, organizational communications, stress management, and productivity.
  • Identify the multiple demands placed on a manager, both from within and without the organization, and to indicate ways in which priorities can be established and a balance achieved.
  • Define the concept of management and why managers and organizations are needed.
  • Describe the communication process and the barriers to that process.
  • Identify the characteristics of decision making and the importance of delegation.
  • Explain the importance of employee training and development.
  • Recognize the symptoms of organizational conflict and describe its sources as well as the manager's role in conflict management.
  • Identify the phases of change management and describe the role and limitations of the manager in the change process.
  • Discuss the impact of productivity on corporate and managerial success.

Available by CLEP exam.  
Concepts of Emergency Management   (EDM-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
An introduction to emergency management at the global, national, regional, state, and local levels. Topics include preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The history of emergency management is reviewed, and its future in government and industry is discussed.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the four phases of Emergency Management; mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery applied across an All Hazards/Whole Community approach to Emergency Management.
  • Discuss scientific principles involved in the development of mitigation and preparedness policies, strategies and tactics.
  • Discuss scientific principles involved in the development of multi-level response and recovery policies, strategies and tactics.
  • Articulate the social science components of Emergency Management related to government, the private sector, to non-governmental organizations, and to individuals.
  • Discuss the Incident Command System as it relates to national preparedness goals.
  • Review and assess the use of emergency management related technologies across phases of Emergency Management.

 
Operations Management   (OPM-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Operations Management is focused on the process of transforming inputs (labor, material, and capital) through a value-added process to produce goods and services. The course covers the functional aspects of operations in terms of value chains, performance measurement, process selection, design of facility layouts and work systems, forecasting, inventory and resource management, production scheduling, lean operations, quality control, and project management within a domestic and global business environment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the significance of operations management and connect it to business success.
  • Evaluate the role of value chains, performance measurement, and operations strategy in operations management.
  • Explain the role of technology in operations management.
  • Apply strategies of product and service design, including calculation of system reliability.
  • Discuss ways to apply process and value stream mapping for process design.
  • Explain key elements of process layout.
  • Evaluate the significance of supply chain management.
  • Explain the importance of forecasting.
  • Assess the benefits of effective capacity, inventory, resource, and schedule management.
  • Discuss quality management and apply the tools of quality assurance to the process of producing goods and providing services.
  • Assess the value of lean production principles.
  • Analyze the key issues associated with project management.

Available by TECEP exam.  
Small Business Management   (MAN-432)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Small Business Management is a course about planning, marketing, and managing a small business. It analyzes various theories and applications of management and addresses the current issues, ethical concerns, and legal regulations that have an impact on small business. The course also reviews the critical role that entrepreneurs play in our economy.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain general theories of management that can be brought to bear on small business management.
  • Assess the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.
  • Discuss the importance of planning in the context of a small business.
  • Create business and marketing plans.
  • Explain the importance, use, and preparation of accounting systems that form financial statements.
  • Discuss financial reporting, budgeting, and management control.
  • Discuss different approaches used in managing a small business.
  • Relate the many ways of marketing a small business.
  • Discuss the social, ethical, and legal environment surrounding small business management.

 
Materials Management and Inventory Control   (OPM-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Integrated approach to the control and physical movement of raw materials, components and finished goods from the supplier through the manufacturer and distributor to the ultimate user. Emphasis is placed on the concepts, methods and functions of inventory control and its relationship to the area of materials management.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the overall objectives of Materials Management
  • Explain the overall process of managing inventory
  • Identify specific planning and control activities of materials management
  • Discuss what integrated approach would you recommend to optimize the operations of materials management
  • Assess how the basic elements in purchasing play a crucial role in materials management
  • Elaborate on different cost reduction techniques; such as: variety reduction, standardization and simplification, and inventory control
  • Discuss the single period inventory management system
  • Identify the details that materials management professionals should consider when selecting a vendor
  • Analyze the benefits of Just in Time (JIT)
  • Explain the continuous review inventory system
  • Articulate how economic order quantity (EOQ) and reorder point (ROP) maintain a balance inventory
 
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