I teach a range of courses from basic management, in the large lecture format, to more specialized courses in ethics and social responsibilty and study abroad. I emphasize participation in class and have unannouced quizzes to encourage attendance and student preparation. More information and syllabi for my courses are available to CPP students through the MHR Department web page.
Survey of the history of management and review of significant management literature. Practical applications of management theories to problems in planning, organizing, and controlling business activity. Ethical considerations. 4 lecture discussions.
Establishment of human resources objectives and requirements in the organization. Recruiting, testing, interviewing, screening, and selection of employees. Employee counseling, training, development, promotion, recreation, insurance, and retirement programs. Case studies. 4 lecture discussions. Prerequisite: MHR 301.
Development of management-union relations in the United States: the continuously changing roles and relationships of labor, management, and government through collective bargaining, arbitration, and legislation. Review of trends affecting productivity and the lecture discussions. Prerequisite: MHR 311 or HRT 350.
Exploration of contemporary issues; cases and problems facing management in multicultural and international environments. Examination of the environment of business in a global economy with specific emphasis on business-government relations, ethics, and managing for the future. 4 lecture presentations. Prerequisite: senior standing.
Taught in a study abroad context where topics include gains from trade, costs of trade, and the competitive strategy of the international business. The course considers alternative modes of market entry, including import and export through intermediaries, contracting with suppliers and distributors, strategic alliances and foreign direct investment (FDI).