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BUL3130: The Legal Environment of Business

Description: This course is an introduction to law as it relates to and impacts upon the operation of business. Consideration is given to the Uniform Commercial Code, antitrust, employment laws, business ethics, international law and the social and political environment in which a business operates.
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BUL4350: Business Law II
Prerequisite:  BUL 3130 with a "C" or better.
Description: This course covers advanced work in business law. It is intended primarily for students preparing for professional certification in areas such as accounting and real estate.
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BUL4905: Directed Individual Studies in Business Law
Prerequisite:  BUL 3130 or equivalent and approval of department chair.
Description: This course allows students to investigate selected topics in business law.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated with a change in content up to a maximum of six credits.
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GEB1011: Foundations of Business

Description: This course is a basic overview of the functional areas of business providing a general framework for understanding the development, structure, and social responsibility of business as it applies to the American and international economies. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of management, marketing, transportation, finance, accounting and insurance within the business environment.
3
GEB2112: Planning a New Business

Description: This class provides both business and non-business majors with hands-on skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The curriculum provides a balance between individual work and team projects. Students will apply practical skills to develop a business plan for a new venture.
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GEB2956: CD- Study Abroad in Business
Prerequisite:  Permission of the instructor.
Co-requisite: Students must take a Foreign Language course and introduction to Global Business (MAN 2652) during the same term as the study abroad course.
Description: Students will study a country's general business practices. During this course, the student will: understand the culture, geography, history, and politics of the country; travel to the country; study the differences between business in the U.S. and business in that country; and learn about the current issues facing that nation. The course will have three phases: pre-trip preparation and orientation, foreign travel, and post-trip work.
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GEB3132: Family Business Management
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025
Description: This course examines the unique challenges and practices of family-owned businesses. Topics include planning for a firm's growth and continuity, dynamics of family interactions, conflict resolution in a family firm, preparing the next generation for entry into and management of family firms, and succession strategies. Since family-owned or controlled business comprise close to 90% of businesses worldwide, students would benefit from understanding the dynamics of family business as they may work for a family-owned business, plan on entering a professional field where their clientele may include family businesses or plan to bring family into their own business.
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GEB3154: Entrepreneurial Marketing
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025 and MAR 3023
Description: This course focuses on the practical application of key marketing concepts and methods specifically relevant to entrepreneurial ventures. Students will study and discuss cases focusing on the marketing survival strategies of successful entrepreneurs and learn about the marketing challenges of entrepreneurial ventures from assigned readings, class discussions, and guest speakers. Each class session will cover components of the marketing plan for an entrepreneurial venture, making comparisons on how the strategies differ from traditional marketing in corporate America. A major project required in the course is the development of marketing inventions for actual entrepreneurial ventures. Students will also review books and publications covering current entrepreneurial strategies and present key issues to the class.
3
GEB3361: International Business Internship

Description: This course involves field practice at designated businesses or government agencies significantly involved in international business operations, research or marketing. Grading is on a pass/fail basis.
Repeatability: The course is repeatable for credit. This course can be taken from between 1-20 credit hours based on the requirements of the individual program. Instructor permission is required.
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GEB4104: Small Business Consulting
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025 and MAR 3023 and FIN 3403
Description: Student consulting teams work with local entrepreneurial clients that are facing business challenges. Students will define the specific problem areas, gather and evaluate relevant data, and recommend and implement solutions pertaining to the challenges in specific small businesses. Under close supervision the teams will develop a comprehensive consulting report which will include their analysis and recommendations to the client.
3
GEB4113: Entrepreneurship
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025 and MAR 3023 and FIN 3403
Description: In this course students will examine the concepts and issues of creating new ventures and challenges of managing their growth through assigned readings, case analyses of business ventures, and entrepreneurs as guest speakers. Student teams will research a business opportunity and develop and present a business plan for the new venture.
3
GEB4910: G(W) Honors Research in Business Administration
Prerequisite:  Acceptance to the Honors in the Major track in business administration.
Description: This course allows students to perform research in an area of interest.
Availability: This course is repeatable up to 6 hours.
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GEB4941: Foundations of International Business

Description: This course provides a discussion of the process of international business to include: economics, cultural, financial, and legal factors that, together with governmental assistance, allow multinationals of various nations to conduct trade activities across national boundaries.
3
GEB4942: Entrepreneurial Internship
Prerequisite:  GEB 4113, permission of instructor
Description: This course provides internships as an opportunity for entrepreneurship students to utilize the knowledge they have learned in the classroom and to gain real experience in an entrepreneurial business. Students will have the opportunity to observe business practices of successful entrepreneurs, to experience the challenges of operating a business, and to recognize the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.
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ISM4011: Introduction to Management Information Systems
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025 and CGS 1100
Description: This course will cover the fundamentals of management information systems with an emphasis on the relationships of MIS and data processing to decision-making in modern organizations.
3
MAN2652: Introduction to Global Business

Description: This course provides an overview of the environment under which global business operates. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the key issues involving: the key environmental factors impacting global business management and operations.
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MAN3025: Administrative Management

Description: This course covers fundamentals of management which permeate organizations; including introductory studies of administrative structure, the organizational environment, and managerial functions and processes.
3
MAN3504: Operations Management
Prerequisite:  STA 2023
Description: This course provides an overview of methods and tools for planning and controlling the production and distribution of goods and services. Topics include: forecasting, production planning, inventory management, and other functions necessary to properly allocate, evaluate and manage resources in the supply chain processes. Managers in both manufacturing and service inter-organizational systems need to understand these topics in order to increase firm value by reducing costs and required assets while at the same time maintaining or increasing output, quality and customer service.
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MAN4064: Organizational Ethics: A Global Perspective
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025 or permission of the instructor
Description: This course provides a thorough grounding in the principles of ethics as applied to the business firm and other organizations, the economic system of the United States and international business. It presents a summary of the field of ethics as well as an in-depth consideration of the ethics of global economic activity.
3
MAN4082: E-Business Strategy
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025, ISM 4011
Description: This course examines various e-business strategy models that use computer networks to improve organizational performance, including all aspects of an organization's electronic interactions with its stakeholders.
3
MAN4143: Effective Business Leadership
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025 ; Student must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
Description: This course seeks to challenge the student to develop personal leadership skills and to help students to become a better leader in the world of practical business and have a positive impact on society. Each class will consist of one or more of the following: Lecture, current topics discussion, role playing exercises, presentations and case analysis.
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MAN4201: Organization Theory
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025
Description: This course provides an understanding of the structure of different organizations and examines where they fit in dynamic environments. A few of the topics include: organizational structure, strategy, environment, decision-making, technology, change and culture. This course gives students a theoretical foundation of organizational principles while providing a macro view of the relationship between an organization and its environment.
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MAN4240: Organizational Behavior
Prerequisites: MAN 3025 This course examines people in organizations from both an individual and a group perspective. A few of the topics include motivation, leadership, personality, attitudes, values, stress, and politics. Students will gain a greater understanding of human behavior in organizations and how this unpredictable phenomenon impacts organizational practices.
3
MAN4301: Human Resource Management
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025
Description: This course reviews various human resource subjects and programs. The topics include: equal employment opportunity, organization culture, job analysis, human resource planning, recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, training/development, compensation/incentives, discipline and grievance procedures. Both line managers and HR specialists need to grasp these subjects, so they can better analyze situations, select suitable situational programs, measure outcomes and revise when necessary.
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MAN4335: Employee Benefits
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025
Description: This course is an in-depth study of both wage and non-wage related benefits made available to employees by the firm and various related social and governmental programs.
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MAN4401: Labor Relations
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025
Description: This course provides an overview of union-management relations. The topics include: labor history, labor law, union organizing, collective bargaining, impasse procedures, discipline, grievance procedures, fractional bargaining, grievance arbitration, and labor-management cooperation programs. Both line managers and HR specialists need to grasp these subjects, so they can more effectively handle conflicts and foster greater cooperation with regard to handling wages, hours and working conditions.
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MAN4441: Negotiations
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025
Description: This course is a broad based examination of negotiation and includes theory based on studies of collective bargaining between labor and management. Emphasis is placed on experiential exercises and on improving interpersonal skills. Active participation in the learning process is expected.
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MAN4520: Trends in Process Management and Quality
Prerequisite:  MAN 3504
Description: This course examines how organizations can develop excellence in, and excellence through, continuously improving process management and quality. The course examines and analyzes various process management techniques and quality improvement initiatives, and focuses on how both manufacturing and service firms can translate these activities into value and competitive advantage. This course is recommended for students from all functional areas of business, but particularly those interested in careers in management, operations management, quality management, supply chain management, and management consulting.
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MAN4550: Introduction to Management Science
Prerequisite:  STA 2023 or equivalent and MAC 2233
Description: This course consists of a study of selected mathematical and statistical models used to aid managerial decision making. It includes sections on decision theory, integer and linear programming, simple and multiple regression and correlation, analysis of variance, simulation and network models. A specific software package is used for problem solution.
3
MAN4583: Project Management
Prerequisite:  ISM 4011, MAN 3504
Description: This course is intended to demonstrate appropriate project management techniques that may be applied to all functional areas of a business such as marketing projects, human resource projects, logistics management projects, or information technology projects.
3
MAN4600: International Management
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025 or permission of the instructor
Description: This course is an intensive analysis of the process, practice, and theory of international business; financial accounting, marketing, and legal aspects of multinational business operations; governmental assistance to international business; cultural environment of international business to include factors such as language, religion, values and attitudes, law, education, politics, technology, and social organization.
3
MAN4701: Business and Society
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025
Description: This course examines the relationship between business firms and other elements of society such as the individual in the organization, the community, the ecology, the consumer, and the government.
3
MAN4720: Strategic Management and Business Policy
Prerequisite:  MAR 3023 or equivalent, FIN 3403 or equivalent, and MAN 3025 or equivalent and at least a 2.0 GPA
Description: This course demonstrates an analysis of how functions such as sales, finance, procurement, distribution and personnel are correlated to form an integrated business policy and how corporate strategy is formulated, implemented and evaluated. This course is taken in a student's final term at UNF.
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MAN4905: Directed Individual Study in Management
Prerequisite:  Permission of the instructor
Description: This course allows students to investigate special topics in management, particularly topics of local or regional interest.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated with change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
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MAN4930: Special Topics in Management
Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor , minimum UNF GPA of 3.5
Description: This course is a study of special topics not offered in other courses in the department.
Repeatability: This course may be repeated with change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.
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MAN4940: Human Resource Management Internship
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025, MAN 4301 and prior approval of the department chair, associate dean and internship coordinator
Description: This internship is designed to provide the student with significant experience in human resource management with a cooperating business or governmental organization. This course is offered on a pass/fail basis.
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MAN4942: Management Internship
Prerequisite:  MAN 3025 and MAN 3504
Description: This internship is designed to provide the student with significant experience in organizational management. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply their educational background to management issues confronted by cooperating firms.
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MAN4956: Study Abroad in Management
Prerequisite:  Permission of the instructor
Description: In this course students will study a country's business practices, with a particular emphasis on management. During this course students will: understand the culture, geography, history, and politics of the country; travel to the country; study the differences between business in the U.S. and business in that country; and learn about the current issues facing that nation. The course will have three phases: pre-trip preparation and orientation, foreign travel, and post-trip work.
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