HRMT100 Introduction to Personnel Management (3 hours)
This course is designed to provide a study of modern personnel management concepts, principles and practices. Through readings, critical thinking, problem solving, writing, and role-playing, students will develop the basic knowledge and skills to effectively manage personnel in the modern workplace. These are entry-level skills that prepare new managers to execute their basic duties and responsibilities. The student will be presented with basic concepts for organization behavior, motivation, employee attitudes and values, work groups, organizational structure, culture, and change, and the implications of managing organizations in today’s global environment. Students will have the opportunity to use this knowledge in their analysis of situations and in problem-solving exercises in order to develop management skills that can be used in actual work situations.
HRMT101 Human Relations Communication (3 hours)
This course is designed to provide basic communication principles from the behavioral sciences that apply to establishing positive relationships among individuals in the work setting. Through readings, critical thinking, problem solving, writing, role-playing, and case studies, students will develop basic human relations communication skills essential to effectively functioning in the modern workplace. These communication skills are applicable to relations with co-workers, supervisors, subordinate workers and customers. Basic communication concepts for interpersonal relations, including individual differences, group/team activities, cultural relations, leadership, mentoring, and customer satisfaction will be presented in order to assist students in developing effective communications in the workplace and to assist them in identifying communication issues and problems and providing a framework to resolve these dilemmas.
ARMY STUDENTS: THIS NEW COURSE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR AUTOMATIC TA APPROVAL IN GO ARMY ED UNTIL AFTER JANUARY 2012
HRMT200 Human Resource Fundamentals (3 hours)
This is an introductory course that focuses on the concepts and methods of managing human capital in an organization. The purpose of this course is to discuss practices in the selection, training, job analysis, evaluation, wage setting, incentive principles, merit rating, job efficiency, and labor/employee relations of human resources as applied to both private- and public-sector organizations. This course is designed to provide students with a foundation to explore human resource fundamentals effectively across a number of disciplines.
HRMT201 Employee Training and Development (3 hours)
In the emerging global economy, only those organizations dedicated to continuous learning are expected to grow and thrive. This course is an examination of individual and organizational strategies designed to stimulate creative approaches to learning in organizations, and will facilitate an understanding of individual development from both an organizational and personal perspective. Theoretical foundations and practical issues involved in employee training and development in business organizations are explored.
HRMT202 Interviewing Fundamentals (3 hours)
A comprehensive study of the basic communication skills
necessary for business and industry, including techniques in reading, writing, listening
and speaking. Emphasis will be placed on clear concise written and spoken
communication in terms of business correspondence and oral presentations. Topics
include communication skills such as listening, writing, verbal and non-verbal
communication, conflict resolution and interviewing skills with emphasis on the
importance of effective oral communications.
HRMT310 Career Counseling (3 hours)
This course will provide an overview of the major approaches to conceptualizing career development techniques.
Students will have the opportunity to explore career counseling topics such as diverse populations, traditional and non-traditional career assessments techniques, the overlap between personal and career counseling, and development of career counseling groups and workshops.
HRMT390 Human Resource Manager Integration Course (3 hours)
This course is only for Walmart Market Human Resource Managers either currently serving or those having served in the past as validated on their Career Portfolio. It is designed to integrate theories, literature and practice in the areas of strategic human resource management; human resource development; organizational behavior; ethics; employee and labor relations; communications; talent management; dispute resolution and safety. Competency based assessment of job learning demonstrates that students taking this course have : inherent practical and applied knowledge in all of these areas. The course will provide coverage in gaps in theories and discipline specific literature. On successful completion of this course, students will be awarded transfer credit for 10 courses in the subject areas above.
HRMT407 Human Resource Management (3 hours)
This course provides an overview of concepts, skills, theories and techniques involving human resource management and a review of examples involving innovative HR practices in the workplace. There will be an examination of human resource planning, development, and utilization in modern organizations. The establishment and operation of a total human resource program is explored. Topics include recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, reward systems, benefit programs and role of the human resource department.
HRMT411 Dispute Resolution (3 hours)
This course focuses on the principles, practices, and processes of dispute and conflict resolution. The course draws on interdisciplinary material from social science, decision theory, management/labor relations, and others.
HRMT412 Compensation and Benefits (3 hours)
This course establishes a foundation for the art of compensation and benefit practices. Students will examine the context of compensation and benefit practices, the criteria used to compensate employees, compensation system design issues, employee benefits, and contemporary challenges that compensation and benefits professionals will face given the current economic times.
HRMT413 Employment and Labor Relations (3 hours)
This course will explore the historical evolution and current state of employment relations theory. Workplace democracy, the source of workplace conflict, alienation, the evolution of class, collective bargaining, and other issues are discussed from a variety of perspectives. Students will become familiar with terminology and practices such as employee-employer relationships in non-unionized and unionized settings; problems and theories of union organizing, collective bargaining, and contract administration
HRMT415 Human Resource Management Information Systems (3 hours)
This course provides a basic overview of various automated information systems that are available to support today’s Human Resource Professional. Students will have the opportunity to utilize systems such as RESUMIX, Peoplesoft, Modern Systems as well as other automated processes. Additional topics include systems security, individual privacy, legal implications and simplifying the interview process.
HRMT416 Human Resource Development (3 hours)
Training and development is no longer an option for organizations – continuous learning has become an essential requirement for those companies that wish to sustain market share and compete successfully in the marketplace. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the training and development function and is applicable to all organizations and jobs. Training methods, theories, research findings, and issues regarding training, employee development, and the career management function in organizations will be explored.
HRMT417 Health, Safety and Security in the Work Place (3 hours)
This course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a Human Resource professional tasked to oversee safety, occupational health and security in the workplace. Students will research and discuss how one can ensure a safe environment in the workplace. Topics discussed include organization and evaluation of safety training and policies, occupational health education as well as compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. The course will also address network security and industrial espionage as it relates to the role of the Human Resource Manager.
HRMT419 Recruitment and Staffing (3 hours)
This course will focus on the recruitment and selection of employees to meet an organization's objectives. The course will examine staffing from both external and internal sources. Topics include economic and legal environment; links between organizational strategies and staffing plans; recruitment and selection of new employees; and evaluation and selection of current employees for transfer/promotion. Students will explore the various techniques/methods for determining whether individuals possess the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by the organization.
HRMT422 Bargaining and Negotiation (3 hours)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the basic structures, strategies, tactics and techniques involved in collective bargaining and negotiations. It examines both interest based negotiations and the more traditional position based negotiations. Focus is on collective bargaining and labor negotiations, however, the approaches and strategies are useful in a wide variety of negotiation contexts.
HRMT427 International Human Resource Management (3 hours)
This course explores the importance of international business management in the context of international human resource management, including topics on culture, compensation and benefits, international organizations and their structures, international assignment management and the legal and regulatory considerations that global organizations face. This course will help students identify differences in operating a domestic versus and international business and how business practices will need to be adapted to operate successfully in foreign markets.
HRMT430 Performance Management (3 hours)
This course examines how to measure and develop individual and group performance. Students will have the opportunity to design performance management systems in an effort to align employee performance with an organization’s strategic objectives. There will be an exploration of methods, theories and issues regarding workforce expectations and performance.
MGMT100 Human Relations (3 hours)
This course is designed to provide basic principles from the behavioral sciences that apply to establishing positive relationships among individuals in the work setting. Through readings, critical thinking, problem solving, writing, role-playing, and case studies, students will develop basic human relations skills essential to effectively functioning in the modern workplace. These skills are applicable to relations with co-workers, supervisors, subordinate workers and customers. The student will be presented with basic concepts for interpersonal relations, including individual differences, communications, group/team activities, cultural relations, leadership, mentoring, customer satisfaction and ethics. This knowledge will then be applied in their analysis of case studies, scenarios, and problem solving exercises in order to develop interpersonal skills that can be used in actual work situations.
MGMT101 Principles of Supervision (3 hours)
This course provides a basic overview of supervision in the workplace including the supervisor's role in management. The course explores goal setting, problem solving, staffing and the training and development of employees. Other topics covered include the Human Resource Professional's role in leading the workforce, effective communications and stimulating improved quality management within the organization. The course is designed as a practical guide for the supervisor or manager and provides key leadership concepts and skills to improve quality standards and achieve established goals within the organization, ultimately improving working relationships, and spurring the organization on to greater productivity and success.
MGMT102 Retail Ethics (3 hours)
This course is a study of the moral and ethical responsibilities of retail managers in the conduct of daily activity to include ethical challenges, regulations and behaviors while demonstrating how unethical situations can create legal risks and damage to businesses, employees and the consumer. The morality of profit-making, fair and equal treatment of employees, and the responsibility of the business firm to the society in which it exists are reviewed and discussed. Equally stressed will be the idea of the individual's responsibility within the organization. Students will receive an introduction to ethics principles in a Retail environment including the latest concepts and practices. Students will discuss issues of small and large companies, e-business, and other important issues to managers in the 21st century. Students will understanding key organizational ethical issues, maintain a functional focus and review current practices in the private, public, and military sectors.
MGMT200 Ethics Fundamentals (3 hours)
Recent scandals have shown us that in business, there’s a lot more at stake than the bottom line. Ethical behavior in organizations is a topic that warrants exploration. The purpose of this course is to investigate some of the ethical issues facing businesses including acceptable risk, intellectual property, workers’ rights, whistle-blowing, ethical leadership, outsourcing, and ethical issues in marketing. Students will be asked to reflect and examine how one comes to terms with being a good citizen and business person that attempts to prevent the dark side of business ethics.
MGMT201 Organizational Fundamentals (3 hours)
Students taking this course should not take RTMG150. This is an introductory course that focuses on the concepts and methods of managing an organization. The purpose of this course is to discuss how people and organizations function based on the latest research on work, workers, managers, and organizations. Successful management requires knowledge of the behavior of people in organizational settings and of the processes that occur in those settings. This course is designed provide students with an overview of the challenges that arise for managers in organizational settings and to provide an introduction to the concepts and theories that can be useful in facilitating effectiveness.
MGMT295 Management Seminar (3 hours)
This course is a culminating course for the Associate of Arts in Management degrees. It is designed to allow the student to review, analyze and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Management. The student will complete an approved academic project or paper that demonstrates your grasp of management study. This is a culminating course to be taken after all other Associate of Arts in Management courses have been satisfactorily completed. Student must have SOPHOMORE standing to register.
This course is to be taken as the LAST course in the AA in Management program
MGMT310 Principles and Theory of Management (3 hours)
This course is a study of the management process including planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Topics include the classical and contemporary management theories that provide a foundation for the manager in today's business environment. (Note to Students: The course materials, assignments, learning outcomes, and expectations in this upper level undergraduate course assume that the student has completed all lower level general education and career planning coursework necessary to develop research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Students who have not fulfilled all general education requirements through courses or awarded transfer credit should strongly consider completing these requirements prior to registering for this course.
MGMT311 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
This course examines human characteristics and their bearing on the management and resultant performance of organizations. It includes a review of theory and research on personality, motivation, values, stress, leadership skills, power bases, and communication. It is designed to provide an understanding of the attitudes and behavior of subordinates and superiors, as well as important insights regarding one's own responses to the organization.
MGMT312 Leadership & Motivation (3 hours)
This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation about leaders, the leadership process and motivation. Topics include the theories of leadership and motivation, leadership power, leader behavior, leadership characteristics, the role of gender, substitutes for leadership, and dysfunctional leadership. MGMT312 serves as a self-assessment of the student's own leadership and motivation skills, knowledge, and attitudes and addresses the questions: Who am I as a leader? What are my most distinguishing leadership traits? What leadership style am I most comfortable being around? How do I influence others? and How do I motivate others?
MGMT313 Organizational Change (3 hours)
This course will examine management techniques utilized when an organization decides it's time for a paradigm shift. Students will have the opportunity to explore principles and philosophies, which are a part of ushering in organizational change and transformation. Topics include downsizing, re-engineering, outsourcing and open book management.
MGMT314 Management Ethics (3 hours)
This course is a study of the moral and ethical responsibilities of managers in the conduct of daily activity inside and outside of the business enterprise. The morality of profit-making, fair and equal treatment of employees, and the responsibility of the business firm to the society in which it exists are analyzed and discussed. Equally stressed will be the idea of the individual's responsibility within the organization.
MGMT315 Management Communications (3 hours)
This course is a study in the theory and
techniques of communication within and between organizations. It takes an
analytical approach to the development of content and presentation in management communications with an emphasis on the relationship of creative and logical thinking to the solution of management problems through written communications.
MGMT331 Leading Yourself Foundations (3 hours)
This course provides the critical element of analytical and intellectual examination and reflection of certain core issues in the practice of leadership. The purpose of the course is to gain a better understanding of leadership from multiple angles and perspectives. Students will explore the different ways leadership has been defined and studied; similarities and contradictions among the common leadership theories, and the way leadership has been exercised in business, military, and political contexts.
MGMT332 Leading Others Leadership Counseling (3 hours)
All great leaders are able to connect with their followers. This relationship begins with the ability to meet subordinates where they are at and take them to new levels. Before a leader can instill a vision or deliver a pep talk, a leader needs to be able to listen Active listening is not an optional component of leadership; it is not a nicety to be used to make others feel good. It is, in fact, a critical component of the tasks facing today’s leaders. LD310 will discuss the basics of counseling and connecting with others through basic attending skills and some conflict management. This course will not make a counselor but it will make a better leader. This course is the second pillar to the leadership concentration. Learners desiring greater depth in this course should also consider the elective MGMT336: Creativity, Innovation & Performance for Leaders
MGMT338 Talent Management, Succession Planning and Generation Perspectives (3 hours)
Everyone is writing about the impending Baby Boom retirement and the issues associated with the lack of talent in the workforce. Through the study of talent identification, development and retention this course will begin to embrace a human capital strategy for the 21st century through lens of leadership development and succession planning.
MGMT408 Leadership Development Leadership in Action (3 hours)
Leaders eventually get to the point in their organization when they realize that they need to grow their own leaders or their organization will perish. Leadership development programs are truly the key to developing, managing and retaining talent in organizations today. This course will focus on, “What is development?” and how to create developmental opportunities that are rich and diverse allowing for broadening of subordinates while focusing on the bottom line. This course allows the learner to create a leader development program for their organization to include 360-degree feedback, mentoring and internships or departmental exchanges. Their program can become a proposal for their actual work. Learner desiring to learn more in this area should consider MGMT338: Talent Management, Succession Planning and Generation Perspectives.
MGMT409 Strategic Leadership (3 hours)
This course will discuss the art and practice of long-range strategic development to align, engage, measure and implement programs to achieve the end state desired. Leaders must articulate their vision, sometimes through the power of story, to create a blueprint for subordinates to autonomously achieve the leader’s expectations and many times exceed the expectations.
MGMT410 Strategic Management (3 hours)
This course will focus on the forces that shape corporate strategic decisions, become familiar with the basic tools corporate leaders use to maximize the value of the company, and gain an appreciation of the issues and situations frequently confronting today’s executive. In addition, the student will learn to recognize the different characteristics of an industry environment and how to identify the threats and opportunities as well as the organizations strengths and weaknesses relative to its environment.
MGMT414 Strategic Planning (3 hours)
This course focuses on the study of principles to be used in formulating and executing the strategic plan of businesses. This course focuses on the formulation and development of organizational strategy in particular for Public and Non-Profit Organizations. The integration of an organization's mission, stakeholder objectives, and strategy is emphasized. Particular attention is given to the development and implementation of strategy, evaluation of strategic alternatives and the relation of strategy to maintaining competitive advantage.
MGMT490 Independent Study: Management (3 hours)
This course is an opportunity for General Management students to pursue an independent research project or examine a specific area of Management under the mentorship of a single professor. Participation is at the discretion of the faculty member. The student will produce a major research paper. There will be no examination. Students will submit a proposal prior to the start of the project. To be eligible for an independent study, students must be enrolled in a bachelors degree program, must have completed 24 hours at APUS toward their current degree program, and should have already contacted a professor and gained approval for the independent study topic. Once these conditions are met the student should contact his/her academic advisor. Once the course is open the student must complete an official online registration for the course.
MGMT495 Senior Seminar in Management (3 hours)
This course is a capstone course designed to allow the student to review, analyze and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Management. The student will complete an approved academic project or paper that demonstrates mastery of management study. This is a capstone course to be taken after all other Management courses have been satisfactorily completed. Student must have SENIOR standing to register.
TLMT200 Retail Shipping and Receiving (3 hours)
This course introduces the student to retail Supply Chain and Logistics Management with a focus on the shipping and receiving functions to include its nature, scope, and processes. An examination of shipping and receiving functions and the interrelationships among these components of an operational supply chain and related logistics of large retail businesses is provided. Students receive an overview of the role and importance of shipping and receiving within the retail industry with an emphasis on effective management. The contemporary environment of retail shipping and receiving functions are addressed as well as management perspectives, inventory management, and the impacts of technology on providers and users, both domestically and globally. Ultimately, this course is for those seeking retail opportunities in management, supervisory, and/or entry level positions as well as those transitioning into the retail industry.
TLMT201 Retail Transportation (3 hours)
Students in this course are introduced to the area of transportation within the logistics field to include its nature, scope, and processes. An examination of the management functions and the interrelationships among the components of operational logistics is provided. Students receive a familiarization of transportation functions within the retail industry. The various aspects of transportation are addressed within the retail supply chain to include modes of transportation, international logistics, import/export, regulations, customer management (selection and negotiating), warehousing and inventory management, and technology. A practitioner approach is used to explore and examine processes, strategies, best practices, issues and trends in retail transportation. This course is for those seeking retail opportunities in transportation management and supervisory opportunities.
TLMT390 Walmart Logistics General Manager Integration Seminar (3 hours)
This course is only for Walmart Logistics General Managers and Assistant General Managers either those currently serving or those who have served in the past as validated on their Career Portfolio. It is designed to integrate theories, literature and practice in the subject areas of public speaking; communication; logistics management and operations with a business focus, human resource management, safety, finance, and asset protection. Competency based assessment of job learning demonstrates that students taking this course have inherent practical and applied knowledge in all of these areas. The course will provide coverage in gaps in theories and discipline specific literature. On successful completion of this course, students will be awarded transfer credit for 10 courses in the subject areas above