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MGG 501 and MGG 502

These courses may be taken concurrently with the MIS curriculum requiring an 18- or 19-credit-hour program each semester. This additional requirement seeks to ensure that all graduates have an understanding of the functional areas of business in which they will be applying their new MIS skills.

MGG 501: Introduction to Business I (3 credits)

MGG 501-502, Introduction to Business, is a foundation sequence of two courses intended to prepare students with little or no background in management for master’s-level study in specific business disciplines.  At the end of the two semesters, students will:  understand the general environment of doing business and the factors that influence its conduct; be generally familiar with the purpose and different ways of doing business; have built the necessary conceptual skills for making business decisions and plans; have enhanced their organizational behavior skills and personal interaction skills as needed in a global business environment; and have attained basic technical knowledge of the different aspects of the business. In MGG 501, described below, students learn that strategy drives the functioning of business, and that the economic and legal environments influence both strategic choices and functional decision-making.  The semester continues with a broad discussion of the language of business, focusing primarily on accounting and financing principles and fundamentals.

MGG 502: Introduction to Business II (3 credits)

MGG 501-502, Introduction to Business, is a foundation sequence of two courses intended to prepare students with little or no background in management for master’s-level study in specific business disciplines.  At the end of the two semesters, students will:  understand the general environment of doing business and the factors that influence its conduct; be generally familiar with the purpose and different ways of doing business; have built the necessary conceptual skills for making business decisions and plans; have enhanced their organizational behavior skills and personal interaction skills as needed in a global business environment; and have attained basic technical knowledge of the different aspects of the business.   In MGG 502, described below, students will learn about the different functions of business and their relationship to the mission, strategies and goals of the organization.  The focus is on: marketing products and services; managing human resources; and developing operating systems and information technologies that maximize value for the organization.