Academics

MIR Courses

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Management Courses

MGT 320 - Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3)

Covers the role of new ventures and entrepreneurship in the world economy, the formation, funding, marketing, structure and implementation of business ventures.

MGT 321 - Project/Venture Management (3)

Project/venture management application or project/venture management techniques such as planning methods; PERT/CPM forecasting; application of most current practices. Pre: BUS 310 and BUS 315.

MGT 322 - Supply Chain Management (3)

Improving organization productivity with an emphasis on supply chain management principles in terms of scheduling, inventory, quality control techniques, through most current practices. Pre: BUS 310 and BUS 315.

MGT 341 - Behavior in Organizations (3)

Contributions made by sociology, psychology, and related behavioral sciences to the understanding and prediction of human behavior in organizations. Pre: BUS 315. DS

MGT 342 - Multinational Business Management (3)

Introduction to the unique problems and challenges in managing multinational business enterprises. Systems approach to the management process in such multinational firms stressed. Pre: BUS 315.

MGT 343 - Comparative Management Systems: United States and Japan (3)

Similarities and differences in managers, in process of management, and in relevant environmental constraints in Japan and the U.S. Pre: BUS 315.

MGT 344 - Seminar in Management (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and trends in administration. May be repeated with change in topic. Pre: consent.

MGT 345 - Entrepreneurial Ventures (3)

Integrative course in entrepreneurship designed around the development of an original business concept and the completion of a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. Intended as final course for students completing entrepreneurship minor. Pre: 320 or consent.

MGT 348 - History of American Business (3)

The evolution of business enterprise from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on entrepreneurship, technological change, labor-management relations, government-business relations, and economic thought. Case studies of industrial development. (Cross-listed as HIST 378) DH

MGT 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in a special area within the major field under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and faculty advisor. Repeatable one time.

MGT 450 - Family Business (3)

The exploration of business, personal, and interpersonal issues associated with a family owned and managed company. Topics include: family psychology and organizational structure, life cycles in family business, strategic family and business planning, succession planning, family business conflict resolution, estate planning, the role of professional managers, and others. This is not a course about how to become an entrepreneur or how to start or manage a business. It is most appropriate for those students who are part of a family that owns and manages a business. Pre: BUS 315 or graduate status, or consent.

MGT 460 - Asia Pacific Business Systems (3)

Business systems in Asia Pacific countries including Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong in terms of particular organization strategies and how they relate to the industrial trade policies. Pre: BBA core excluding BUS 345, or consent.

MGT 461 - Corporate Entrepeneurship (3)

Exploration of the nature and role of entrepreneurship behavior inside larger, established organizations. An examination of obstacles to entrepreneurial activity and approaches to creating work environments that foster entrepreneurship. Pre: 320 or consent.

MGT 643 - (Alpha) Advanced Organizational Behavior (3)

(B) experiential learning (EL); (C) organizational development (OD) and major concepts in organizational behavior.

MGT 644 - Comparative Management (3)

Cross-cultural analysis of the values and environmental constraints that shape management patterns and policies. Emphasis on Pacific area nations.

MGT 645 - New Venture Management (3)

Technical aspects of entrepreneurship, components and requirements for developing a business plan.

MGT 650 - Management Topics (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and trends in administration. May be repeated four times with change in topic. Pre: consent.

MGT 651 - Corporate Entrepeneurship (3)

Entrepreneurship behavior involving the founding of new business units within established companies; understanding and dealing with barriers to entrepreneurship in corporations; recognizing corporate entrepreneurship opportunities; and learning various approaches organizations can take to increase entrepreneurship. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

MGT 660 - Negotiation (3)

Theory and practice of negotiation. Exploration of appropriate strategies, tactics, and communication techniques. Study of dyadic multi-party, cross-cultural, and assisted negotiations.

MGT 670 - (Alpha) International Management and Industrial Relations (3)

Selected topics in international management and industrial relations: (B) Chinese management systems; (C) Japanese management systems; (D) management of multinational corporations; (F) contemporary issues in international business foreign direct investment; (G) cross-cultural communication in international business; (H) interactive strategies in Asian culture; (I) international human resource management; (J) international joint ventures; (K) international management of technology; (M) Korean management systems; (N) multinational corporation and environmental issues; (O) strategy of the multinational corporation; (P) international transfer of technology. Repeatable four times. Pre: consent.

MGT 680 - Entrepreneurship for Science and Technology (3)

Recognizing and screening technology opportunities, the commercialization process, intellectual property acquisition, business model related to high technology strategies needed for growth in high tech firms. A-F only. Pre: 645 or consent. (Once a year)

MGT 681 - Asian/Pacific Entrepreneurship (3)

Innovative ventures, issues related to noticing opportunities, conceptualizing and developing a business model, starting and growing a new venture with specific emphasis on the Asian/Pacific region. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

MGT 701 - Cross-Cultural Management (3)

Provides tools to compare and contrast management practices across nations and to examine the role of culture in shaping those practices. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MGT 704 - PhD Seminar- Corporate Strategy and International Business (3)

Objectives include: explore research topics in corporate strategy and international business, examine conceptual and empirical literature on management of the multinational corporation, and prepare students for comprehensive examination. A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

MGT 799 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in an area of management under the direction of faculty member(s). A-F only. Pre: PhD student status in international management or consent.

Human Resources Management Courses

HRM 200 - Career Development (1)

No description available.

HRM 351 - Human Resource Management (3)

Survey of the field covering recruitment, selection, training, appraisals, grievance handling, communications, discipline, safety, compensation, and benefits.

HRM 353 - Leadership and Group Dynamics (3)

Develop understanding of theory and research on managerial, entrepreneurial leadership and creativity in organizations. Topics include leadership, decision making, motivation, personality, and rewards within group settings.

HRM 354 - Organizational Change and Effectiveness (3)

Identify and evaluate methods to promote an effective change transition through efficient integration of corporate goals with the organizational culture.

HRM 361 - Labor Problems (3)

Problems and economics of labor; history, structure, government, activities of trade unions. DS

HRM 399 - Directed Reading and Research (V)

Reading and research in a special area within the major field under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and faculty advisor.

HRM 453 - Personnel Compensation (3)

Selected topics. Emphasis on trends, recent issues, job evaluation, incentive systems, salary administration, executive compensation, profit sharing, benefit programs, retirement plans. Pre: 351.

HRM 455 - The Staffing Process (3)

Contemporary practices and trends in personnel planning for a competent work force; legal constraints, recruitment and selection, differential placement, training, career programming. Pre: 351.

HRM 463 - Negotiation and Workplace Dispute Resolution (3)

Theory and practice in negotiating; design and operation of different kinds of workplace dispute resolution (such as mediation, arbitration, and various alternatives); features exercises on bargaining and negotiation and advocacy and decision skills. Pre: 361 or consent. (Spring only)

HRM 465 - Labor and Social Legislation (3)

Evolution, interpretation, and application of labor and social welfare legislation with special emphasis on impact of labor-management relations. Pre: 361.

HRM 467 - Labor Management Relations (3)

Review and analysis of basic factors that distinguish private from public employment relations; examination of the development of recent legislation and programs at the federal, state, and municipal levels. Specific consideration given to current problems on the mainland and Hawai'i. Pre: 361 or consent.

HRM 468 - Training and Development (3)

Analysis of the current concepts and practices in the design, delivery, and assessment of training. A-F only.

HRM 469 - Seminar in HRM (3)

Survey and comparison of labor markets, economic development, and the role of trade unions in developing countries with particular reference to Asia and the Pacific. Pre: 361. DS

HRM 671 - Human Resource Management (3)

Analysis and critical evaluation of basic issues, policies, and trends in personnel administration.

HRM 672 - Training and Development (3)

Covers issues in design, delivery, and assessment of training, theoretical background of training and development process, types of training process, cross cultural and other types of diversity training and development of training modules.

HRM 673 - Advanced Organizational Behavior (3)

Organizational development (OD) and major concepts in organizational behavior. MHRM majors only. A-F only. (Alt years: fall)

HRM 674 - Finance for Human Resource Management (3)

Intends to give HR professionals a basic overview of the vocabulary and concepts of financial decision-making. Topics include: understanding financial information, budgeting, the finance of retirement and employee benefit and business valuation. MHRM majors only. A-F only. (Alt years: spring)

HRM 675 - Compensation (3)

Survey of compensation methods and procedures including job evaluations, incentive systems, salary administration, fringe benefits, appropriate legislation, policies and strategy issues of compensation systems.

HRM 676 - The Staffing Process (3)

Recruiting and selection to optimize organizations including job design, job analysis, recruitment and selection methods, such as types of interviews and assessment centers, within legislative environment.

HRM 677 - Negotiations and Labor Relations (3)

Theory and practice of negotiation. Exploration of appropriate strategies, tactics, and communication techniques. Study of dyadic multi-party, cross-cultural, and assisted negotiations. MHRM majors only. A-F only. (Alt years: summer)

HRM 678 - International Human Resources (3)

Exploring global trends in human resources with focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

HRM 679 - Human Resource Management- Topics (3)

In-depth analysis of selected current practices and trends in human resources. Repeatable four times with change in topics. MHRM majors only. A-F only.

HRM 680 - Human Resource Management Capstone (3)

The final course in the MHRM curriculum. It provides students opportunity to integrate and apply previous course content to their professional organization offering a value-added opportunity to enhance organizational performance. MHRM majors only. A-F only. (Alt years: summer)