Management

  • MET MG 472: Financial Concepts
    Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Introduction to tools of financial analysis and the problems of financial management including cash, profitability, and capital budgeting. Various sources of corporate funds are considered - short-, intermediate-, and long-term arrangements Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting.
  • MET MG 473: Quantitative and Qualitative Decision Making
    This is a basic level course combining the elements of quantitative and qualitative decision making for business. The course exposes the student to practical quantitative approaches to mathematical decision making as well as a wind variety of qualitative approaches for both the services and product industries. Emphasis is placed on the definition of the problem, analysis of the approaches available to solve the problem, an understanding of the limitations and strengths of these approaches as well as the resources necessary. The course additionally prepares the student with design and presentation skills necessary to organize the communications of stating the problem and its different solution or outcome possibilities when the rational for taking a particular course of action needs to be presented to others or the material is being prepared for others who will make business decisions based on the information. 4 cr.
  • MET MG 493: Seminar: Special Topics
    This is a Special Topics class specifically designed for visiting students from ITESM. The class is taught in 2 six week modules. The first module is Business Writing. The second module is New Trends in Business. The course is restricted to the ITESM group.
  • MET MG 503: Business in a Changing Society
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Advanced standing or consent of instructor
    An examination of the management process and the social environment in which organizations operate, including a discussion of the manager's responsibilities to employees, customers, stockholders, and society.
  • MET MG 505: Quantitative Methods in Management
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA120 & MET MA213 or equivalent.
    Quantitative procedures used to study underlying structure of decision-making problems in business and industry. Includes limitations of the management science methodology.
  • MET MG 509: Case Studies in Current Corporate Financial Topics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG 304
    Financial forecasting and planning: capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, rate of return, and financial aspects of growth. Readings and extensive use of case studies.
  • MET MG 512: Financial Markets and Institutions
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG 472
    Investigation and analysis of organization, structure, and performance of U.S. money, capital, markets, and institutions. Examines regulation of the financial industry and the role of financial instruments.
  • MET MG 515: Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution
    Graduate Prerequisites: advanced standing or consent of instructor.
    A communications skills course designed to better understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students will learn theories of interpersonal and organizational conflict and its resolution as applied to personal, corporate, historical, and political contexts. Students will assess their own styles, skills, and values, and develop techniques to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence.
  • MET MG 517: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG 304
    Mechanics of securities markets, types of available investments, and an introduction to determination of securities values. Problems of investment policy are approached through studies of portfolio selection methods, and the valuation of special classes of securities (i.e., growth stocks).
  • MET MG 520: International Business Management
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG 301; or consent of instructor.
    Environmental, economic, political, and social constraints on doing business abroad. Examines the effects of overseas business investments on domestic and foreign economics; foreign market analysis and operational strategy of a firm; and development potential of international operations.
  • MET MG 521: Organizational Behavior and Development
    Graduate Prerequisites: MET MG 301; or consent of instructor.
    Understanding relationships between individuals, social interaction patterns, technology, and organizational arrangements and their environmental context. Dimensions of effective organizational environments. Emphasis on analyzing and evaluating related contemporary theories and issues through case studies.
  • MET MG 522: Consumer Behavior
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG305 & MET MA213
    A broad view of consumer attitudes, behavior, and decision-making processes. Uses computer and case studies to supplement text readings.
  • MET MG 523: Marketing Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG305 & MET MA213
    Discusses marketing management situations as a basis for examining various marketing research techniques. Uses methods of social and behavioral science in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting facts necessary for making decisions. Applications in professional practice.
  • MET MG 530: Business Strategy
    Graduate Prerequisites: MET FI 302 ; MET MK 301 ; MET MG 301 ; MET OM 301.
    Policy problems of business organizations. Integrates the areas of marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and personnel into a managerial concept of business decision making.
  • MET MG 541: The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
    Addresses the specifics of new product and service development and factors such as market research and partnering that add value and bring innovation to commercial reality. 4 cr
  • MET MG 545: History of Management in the United States
    This course is designed to combine traditional management studies with the study of the US history as it impacted management. The emphasis of this course will follow the evolution of management science, specifically the evolution of managerial capitalism in the U.S. from 1800 to the present, coupled with the examination of the elements of effective management. The course will first look at the management function at various points in US history. Historical parallels, similar situations from the past and that exist today will be developed with the historical solutions as well as outcomes that history provides. Further objectives of the course are to provide the student with a solid understanding of the principles of management and to develop a greater insight into the world of management as a career.
  • MET MG 548: Electronic Commerce and Web Design II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG448
    The second course in a two course sequence. This course combines: (1) The advanced aspects of Web design through the enhanced use of application software such as fireworks and flash for Dreamweaver to construct a commercial Web site with (2) an in-depth understanding of marketing, supporting services, systems, security and business strategy issues facing commercial enterprises.
  • MET MG 550: International Business Law and Regulation
    This course examines the international business, legal and regulatory environment. Topics include international legal comparisons, the international sale of goods, imports, and exports, technology transfer, intellectual property protection and forms, and regulations of foreign direct investment. 4cr.
  • MET MG 560: Web Technology and Languages
    This course presents a complete immersion into Web Technology, Internet, World Wide Web architecture, search engines, and Web page creation using the standard HTML language. Other topics include Dynamic HTML; scripting using JavaScript, VBScript and XML; server-side components such as CGI, ASP, and PERL. Develops knowledge and skills for both electronic commerce payment mechanisms and data transactions security of information and information systems within organizations. Payment options for electronic commerce such as e-cash, SET, credit cards, systems design and methods of dealing with risks are covered. Other topics include: designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security at all levels; techniques for assessing risk associated with accidental and international breaches of security; ethical uses of information and privacy consideration; encryption; and digital certificates. (Not for computer science students).
  • MET MG 570: Business Law
    Explores the major areas of law as they relate to the business environment. The areas studied include personal injury law, contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, partnership law, corporate law, transactions, and property law. This course provides a broad background on the legal issues that influence daily business operations.