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Management course requirements

In addition to meeting with your advisor throughout your time at Tippie, you'll also use the course planning worksheet—it will help you know what courses you need to take for your major, as well as help you plan when you'll take them. Plan your course schedule with the worksheet and read about the courses you'll be taking below.

Course planning worksheet

Major courses

These courses are open to declared majors only. Two-thirds of the major hours must be completed at Iowa.

Professional Preparation for Management (MGMT:3050)
Survey of career paths in the field of management through discussions with individuals working in human resources, management consulting, entrepreneurial endeavors, and more; hands-on activities for students to hone the skills required to succeed in today's workplace. (1 s.h.)

Individuals, Teams, and Organizations (MGMT:3200)
Theories of organizational behavior applied to current business trends for individuals, teams, organizations; personality, managing diversity, work-family conflict, self-managed teams, charismatic leadership, work motivation, managing conflict, organizational culture. Prerequisites: MGMT:2000 and MGMT:2100. (3 s.h.)

Strategic Human Resource Management (MGMT:3300)
People management activities, policies, and practices that promote effective organizations; how changes in technology, business restructuring, legal and social concerns, other issues affect human resource management. Prerequisites: MGMT:2000 and MGMT:2100. (3 s.h.)

Dynamics of Negotiations (MGMT:4100)
Predictable aspects and dynamics of bargaining experiences; simulations, experiential exercises to foster skills needed for effective negotiation in almost any situation. Requirement: 90 s.h. completed. (3 s.h.)

Track courses

Management students are required to take four courses for their chosen track.

Human resource management track courses

Complete all of these:

Employment Law (MGMT:3400)
Laws affecting employers and employees, such as regulatory health and safety policies, unemployment and retirement benefits, and employment discrimination including hiring, termination, testing issues. Prerequisites: MGMT:2000 and MGMT:2100. (3 s.h.)

Staffing and Talent Management (MGMT:4200)
Staffing processes; external influences such as labor markets, the legal environment; support activities such as job analysis, employment planning; staffing activities such as internal and external recruiting, selection. Prerequisites: MGMT:3300 and MGMT:3400 and MGMT:3200. (3 s.h.)

Performance Management and Strategic Rewards (MGMT:4350)
Role of pay and other rewards on organizational objectives; compensation's impact on employee behavior and performance; mix of pay and benefits in compensation systems; legal environment regulating pay and benefits; nonmonetary forms of reward; the role of performance management, pay, and other rewards on employee performance and organizational objectives is examined; includes performance appraisals, coaching, performance feedback, incentive systems. Prerequisites: MGMT:3300 and MGMT:3200. (3 s.h.)

Complete one of these:

Training and Developing Human Resources (MGMT:3900)
Concepts, practices in training and development; strategic issues affecting the design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs and of career management and organizational development activities. Prerequisites: MGMT:3200 and MGMT:3300 and MGMT:3400. (3 s.h.)

International Business Environment (MGMT:3450)
Differences in international and domestic business; cultural, legal, political factors for managers. Requirement: junior or higher standing. (3 s.h.)

Leadership and Personal Development (MGMT:4300)
Practical development and application of leadership and managerial skills to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite: MGMT:3200. (3 s.h.)

Managing the Growth Business (ENTR:4400)
Preparation to effectively manage employees, customers, and suppliers; leadership for a growing entrepreneurial venture; opportunities to evaluate, practice, and refine critical professional management skills. Prerequisite: THTR:3520 or MGMT:3100 or ENTR:2000. Requirement: 75 s.h. earned. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting (ENTR:4200)
Students provide strategic business consulting services to startup and early-stage companies; exploration of consulting process (proposal development, data collection and analysis, team dynamics, communications with clients, developing recommendations, final report preparation and presentation); projects involving market research and analysis, financial analysis and projections, and strategic business and operations planning. (3 s.h.)

Leadership and management track courses

Complete all of these:

Employment Law (MGMT:3400)
Laws affecting employers and employees, such as regulatory health and safety policies, unemployment and retirement benefits, and employment discrimination including hiring, termination, testing issues. Prerequisites: MGMT:2000 and MGMT:2100. (3 s.h.)

Leadership and Personal Development (MGMT:4300)
Practical development and application of leadership and managerial skills to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite: MGMT:3200. (3 s.h.)

Team and Project Management (MGMT:4325)
Fundamentals of managing teams and group projects; emphasis on practical application, using case studies, and interactive and experiential exercises. Prerequisites: MGMT:3200 and MGMT:3300. (3 s.h.)

Complete one of these:

International Business Environment (MGMT:3450)
Differences in international and domestic business; cultural, legal, political factors for managers. Requirement: junior or higher standing. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurial Strategy (MGMT:3100)
The synergistic effect of entrepreneurial attributes (e.g., innovation, creativity, opportunity recognition) and managerial attributes (e.g., strategic management, planning, budgeting) on profit and nonprofit organizations. (3 s.h.)

Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness I (MGMT:3500)
Operational and financial aspects of nonprofit management; mission and governance of organization; strategic planning for effective management, including finance, budget, income generation, fund-raising. Same as ENTR:3595, MUSM:3500, NURS:3595, RELS:3700, SSW:3500. (3 s.h.)

Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness II (MGMT:3600)
Qualities for leadership of nonprofit organizations, including relationships with staff and volunteers; relationship of nonprofit and outside world; marketing, public relations, advocacy strategies for nonprofits. Same as NURS:3600, RELS:3701, SSW:3600. (3 s.h.)

Training and Developing Human Resources (MGMT:3900)
Concepts, practices in training and development; strategic issues affecting the design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs and of career management and organizational development activities. Prerequisites: MGMT:3200 and MGMT:3300 and MGMT:3400. (3 s.h.)

Staffing and Talent Management (MGMT:4200)
Staffing processes; external influences such as labor markets, the legal environment; support activities such as job analysis, employment planning; staffing activities such as internal and external recruiting, selection. Prerequisites: MGMT:3300 and MGMT:3400 and MGMT:3200. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting (ENTR:4200)
Students provide strategic business consulting services to startup and early-stage companies; exploration of consulting process (proposal development, data collection and analysis, team dynamics, communications with clients, developing recommendations, final report preparation and presentation); projects involving market research and analysis, financial analysis and projections, and strategic business and operations planning. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurial management track courses

Complete all of these:

Entrepreneurial Strategy (MGMT:3100)
The synergistic effect of entrepreneurial attributes (e.g., innovation, creativity, opportunity recognition) and managerial attributes (e.g., strategic management, planning, budgeting) on profit and nonprofit organizations. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurial Marketing (ENTR:3200)
Practical marketing concepts for evaluating the market potential for new products, services, or business opportunities; how to obtain and evaluate market data, determine customer demand, analyze the competition, design effective promotions, develop and implement effective sales strategies, and write a successful marketing plan. Prerequisite: MGMT:3100 or ENTR:2000 or THTR:3520. (3 s.h.)

Managing the Growth Business (ENTR:4400)
Preparation to effectively manage employees, customers, and suppliers; leadership for a growing entrepreneurial venture; opportunities to evaluate, practice, and refine critical professional management skills. Prerequisite: THTR:3520 or MGMT:3100 or ENTR:2000. Requirement: 75 s.h. earned. (3 s.h.) 

Complete one of these:

Practicum in Entrepreneurship (ENTR:3000)
Applied, experiential learning opportunities designed to foster development of entrepreneurial leadership skills; opportunity recognition and assessment, strategic business planning, innovation and creativity, team leadership, professional communication skills, strategy development and execution. (1-3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurship: Business Consulting (ENTR:4200)
Students provide strategic business consulting services to startup and early-stage companies; exploration of consulting process (proposal development, data collection and analysis, team dynamics, communications with clients, developing recommendations, final report preparation and presentation); projects involving market research and analysis, financial analysis and projections, and strategic business and operations planning. (3 s.h.)

Entrepreneurship: Advanced Business Planning (ENTR:4300)
Creation and launch of a new venture; completion of a detailed business plan, creating an elevator pitch, and formal presentation of plan. (arr.)

Advanced Venture Finance (ENTR:4600)
Examination of financing sources available to emerging and high-potential ventures; special emphasis on angel investing and venture capital; preparation of pro forma financial statements, financial analysis, and determining valuations; how market, technology, and financial considerations impact capital formation; evaluation of real venture deals through experiential learning projects. Prerequisites: (FIN:3000 or ENTR:3100) and (ENTR:2000 or MGMT:3100 or THTR:3520). (3 s.h.)

Academic Internship (ENTR:4900)
Professional internship experience with academic credit (e.g., paper, coursework). (arr.)