Management

Student learning outcomes describe what students know, understand and are able to do as a result of completing a degree program. The learning outcomes for this program are:

  1. Describe management and organizational theories and practices
  2. Identify structures, processes, and practices that influence individual and organizational performance
  3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge needed to identify, evaluate, and use evidence to make effective managerial decisions
  4. Apply management and leadership practices to effectively manage resources
  5. Apply knowledge of individual and cultural differences to effectively work in teams

Minor in Management - 4 Units

Required Courses
MGMT 306Organizational Behavior1
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:3
Any additional MGMT course at 300/400 level
Any HRMT course at 300/400 level
Creative Problem Solving
Principles of Entrepreneurship
Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Governance and Succession Planning
Prince Seminar: Entrepreneurial Leadership
Entrepreneurial Management
Cross-Cultural Dynamics and Management
Business Negotiations
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Work, Occupations, and Professions
Total Units4

Advising Course Plans

Andrews, William
Associate Professor of Management, 1993
B.B.A., University of Georgia
M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Beasley, Jim 
Professor of Management, 1973
B.A., M.A., Stetson University
M.A., Andover Newton Theological School
Ph.D., Tufts University

Carrick, Jon
Associate Professor of Management and International Business, 2011
B.S., B.B.A., Stetson University
M.S., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Glasgow

Croom, Randall 
Assistant Professor of Management, 2016
B.S., M.B.A., Florida A&M University
Ph.D., University of Florida

Gibson, Robert
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, 2020
BA, Stetson University
MBA, Florida Atlantic University

Greene, Juanne 
Assistant Professor of Management, 2019
B.S., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
M.L.H.R., The Ohio State University
D.B.A., Kennesaw State University

Hall, Kelly
Assistant Professor of Management, 2016
B.S., Walden University
M.B.A., Stetson University

Paris, Lou
Assistant Professor of Practice in Management, 2013
B.B.A., M.B.A., Stetson University

Subramanian, Ram
Professor of Leadership, 2015
B.S., University of Madras, India
M.S., Sam Houston State University
Ph.D., University of North Texas
A.C.A.

Tichenor, John
Associate Professor and Chair of Management, 2005
B.A., M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., The Florida State University

Vogel, Areti
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management
B.B.A., Stetson University
M.B.A., IFA Paris
J.D., Stetson University College of Law
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Greensboro

Young, Megan
Instructor of Management, 2018
M.BA, Stetson University

MGMT 190. Special Topics in Management. 1 Unit.

MGMT 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

MGMT 290. Special Topics in Management. 1 Unit.

MGMT 297. Introductory Internship. 0.5 or 1 Units.

This course is designed as an introductory internship for students who have not yet taken content-area courses (e.g., accounting, marketing, etc.), but want to gain early experience in an internship setting. Students will work within an organization that agrees to provide an opportunity to develop the professional competencies introduced in SOBA 205 - Professional Communications. Full time internships require 200 hours (1-unit) or 100 hours (.5 unit) within a semester time frame. Prerequisite: SOBA 205; Major/minor in School of Business; minimum GPA of 2.5 in major; permission of Internship Faculty and Management Chair. Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

MGMT 303. Evidence-Based Management. 1 Unit.

Evidence-based management means making managerial decisions based on the best available evidence. Managers are often influenced by habit, fads, convention, and unrealistic levels of confidence. This course helps students rethink their approach to information and the decision making process and develop skills and knowledge needed to identify, gather, critically appraise, and apply evidence of different forms to decision-making. Prerequisite: SOBA 201 or BSAN 111.

MGMT 305. Principles of Management. 1 Unit.

This course introduces students to the functions of management and the responsibilities associated with each function. Students will acquire a basic set of tools, vocabulary, knowledge, and skills needed to manage an organization in a dynamic, diverse, and competitive environment.

MGMT 306. Organizational Behavior. 1 Unit.

Organizational behavior is a field of study that seeks to understand, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. Successful organizations focus their efforts on improving aspects of human behavior such as job performance and organizational commitment. This course will guide students through a model that seeks to explain such areas of organizational behavior and will prepare students to apply knowledge of individual, group, and organizational mechanisms to effectively lead and manage in the workplace.

MGMT 307. Managing Innovation. 1 Unit.

Organizational design refers to the way that an organization structures and aligns its people and resources. Students will construct an organizational design by developing and testing key assumptions using the lean start-up methodology and business modeling practices. A business model is a logical and internally consistent representation of the design and operations of a business, capturing the essence of how it will be focused and demonstrating how an interrelated set of decision variables will be addressed to create, deliver and capture value. Prerequisite: SOBA 202 or MGMT 305.

MGMT 308. Human Resource Management. 1 Unit.

This class provides students with a survey of the field of human resource management (HRM). Specifically, students will acquire knowledge of the processes, practices, and systems that support the strategic direction of the business through acquiring, training and development, appraising, and compensating employees, as well as attending to labor relations, health and safety, and fairness concerns in the workplace. Students will learn the centrality of effective human resource management to employee satisfaction and productivity, as well as to maximizing competitiveness and to attaining organizational goals.

MGMT 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

MGMT 390. Special Topics in Management. 0.5 or 1 Units.

MGMT 395. Teaching Apprenticeship. 0.5 Units.

MGMT 397. Management Internship. 0.5 or 1 Units.

This course provides students the opportunity to work within an organization that agrees to provide them with significant managerial work and support during the internship period. Full time internships require 200 hours (1-unit) or 100 hours (.5 unit) within a semester time frame. A maximum of one unit of internship credit may be applied towards the BBA degree requirements. Prerequisite: SOBA 202 or MGMT 305; Major/minor in School of Business Administration, minimum GPA of 2.5 in major, permission of Internship Director or Management Chair. Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

MGMT 400. Enhancing Organizational Creativity and Innovation. 1 Unit.

This class will focus on helping students understand the established concepts that serve as foundation for individual and organizational creativity, while giving them multiple tools to enhance their own personal creativity. Study will also focus on how individuals and organizations inhibit creative expression, on liberating personal creativity, and on building organizational cultures where“out of the box” thinking and innovation are encouraged, rewarded, and appreciated. Class materials will be drawn from “cutting edge” sources on creativity and innovation. Prerequisite: SOBA 202 or MGMT 305.

MGMT 409V. Managerial Ethics, Sustainability, and the Future. 1 Unit.

This course focuses on Stetson's Ethical or Spiritual Inquiry Value. This highly experiential class will use a modular structure to study four key arenas that directly lead to effective, ethical and responsible individual and managerial decision-making: 1) High levels of self-awareness; 2) Understanding of functional and dysfunctional organizational patterns; 3) Appreciation of “big picture, futurist” thinking and practice; and 4) Sensitivity to technological advance and its consequences. Focus will all consider the differences between the traditional paradigm of management and the new paradigm that is emerging in the world’s best organizations. Note: Counts as a Spiritual and Ethical Inquiry course for any major except Management. Prerequisite: SOBA 202 or MGMT 305.

MGMT 410. Research in Managerial Ethics. 1 Unit.

Managers must be aware of all stakeholder interests in today’s rapidly changing global environment. This course focuses on principles and core concepts of managerial ethics and corporate social responsibility. In this highly experiential writing intensive course, students will study contemporary research on managerial ethics and conduct a study on these concepts and practices (e.g., ethical decision-making, corporate culture, corporate social responsibility, ethics and marketing, environmental sustainability, etc.). The final class project will be the development of a scholarly research paper analyzing a contemporary ethical management and/or social responsibility problem. Prerequisite: SOBA 209V. Writing Enhanced course.

MGMT 430. Advanced Leadership Development. 1 Unit.

In this course, students will be introduced to leadership “best practices” that promote optimal performance in those that they lead. Consideration will be given to transformational and servant leadership approaches, the relationship between personal effectiveness and leadership, social intelligence and leadership, and how leaders’ assumptions and behaviors affect the motivation, satisfaction, commitment and performance of employees. Prerequisite: SOBA 202 or MGMT 305.

MGMT 465. Leading Organizational Change and Development. 1 Unit.

As all organizations are challenged to manage change, managers who successfully address change can lead their organizations to higher productivity levels and success. This course will offer students multiple “frames” and mental models to “see and understand” organizational dynamics and change processes. Study will also address effective ways to create change energy and ways to overcome resistance to change. Prerequisite: SOBA 202 or MGMT 305.

MGMT 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

MGMT 490. Special Topics in Management. 1 Unit.

MGMT 495. Strategic Management. 1 Unit.

This course presents a real-world concept of Business Administration that relates and integrates the principles and problems studied in the various “functional” fields from a corporate management perspective. Students use skills of close reading, careful observation, critical analysis, and persuasive writing to demonstrate integration of learning. The goal is to demonstrate applied and/or critical problem-solving to real world case studies.Prerequisites: ACCT 201, SOBA 201, SOBA 202, SOBA 203 and STAT 301Q; or MGMT 305, FINA 311, MKTG 315, ACCT 211 and BSAN 250. Requires Senior standing. Capstone course. Must be taken at Stetson University.