Management Innovation Entrepreneurship (MIE)

MIE 201  Introduction to Business Processes  (3 credit hours)  

Cross-functional treatment of major activities of business, such as product design, distribution, production, and marketing. Description of specific tasks, via lectures and case studies, in support of major business activities. Interactions among various functional areas of business.

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

MIE 295  Special Topics in MIE  (1-6 credit hours)  

Presentation of material at the 200-level not normally available in regular course offerings, or offering of new courses on a trial basis. Course may be taken multiple times only if topic is different.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

MIE 305  Legal and Regulatory Environment  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction to fundamental subfields, rules, and concepts of law that are regularly significant to business operations. Emphasis on the law of contracts, torts, property and intellectual property rights, business organizations, and agency. Includes principals of constitutional, administrative and criminal law in a business context, and issues of ethics, fiduciary duty, civil procedure and legal risk management generally. Credit is not allowed for both BUS 305 and MIE 305.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

MIE 306  Managing Ethics in Organizations  (3 credit hours)  

Management practices to define, communicate, and implement ethical conduct in business organizations. Normative and applied analysis of current ethical dilemmas of corporations in free markets, techniques for effective management of corporate social responsibility, and formulation and implementation of ethics management programs. College of Management majors only.

Prerequisite: MIE 201

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 310  Introduction to Entrepreneurship  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction to planning, formation, and management of entrepreneurial ventures. Fundamental business concepts and managerial skills applied to entrepreneurial ventures. Course projects support experiential learning of critical skills. Some individual off-campus travel is required.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

MIE 330  Human Resource Management  (3 credit hours)  

The systematic principles for managing the human resource component of organizations. Topics include: environmental influences on planning, recruitment, and selection; managing workforce diversity; developing effectiveness and enhancing productivity; compensation, benefits, and security; and strengthening employee-management relations.

Prerequisite:MIE 201, Sophomore standing

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

MIE 335  Organizational Behavior  (3 credit hours)  

Survey of contemporary managerial applications for managing people in modern organizations. Topics include: motivation, group dynamics, team development, ethics, communications, organizational politics, leadership, power, organizational development, organizational design and structure. Current managerial issues include total quality management and technology management.

Prerequisite: 9 hrs. of social science or 6 hours of social science plus MIE 201

Typically offered in Spring only

MIE 410  Business Opportunity Analysis  (3 credit hours)  

Issues and management processes related to the identification of new business opportunities with emphasis on commercializing new technologies. Students will analyze and develop individual plans for commercialization of a new technology or other innovation. New venture formation is the primary focus, but the processes and skills students develop are relevant to new product introductions by existing firms.

Prerequisite: MIE 310

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

MIE 411  Managing the Growth Venture  (3 credit hours)  

Managing a growth venture with emphasis on entrepreneurial planning in the dynamic context of rapidly growing ventures and the development of managerial skills necessary for successful leadership in high growth ventures. Fundamental concepts, issues and skills are taught through an integrated combination of readings, lectures, discussions, cases analyses, and applied project with a local venture. Students need to provide their own transportation to off-campus sites.

Prerequisite: MIE 310

Typically offered in Spring only

MIE 412  Finance and Accounting for Entrepreneurs  (3 credit hours)  

Financial planning for new ventures including financial reporting conventions and projection of critical financial amounts for new ventures. Introduction to fundamental accounting and finance concepts applied in the context of entrepreneurial ventures. Topics include projection of revenues, expenses, capital expenditures, cash flows, and balance sheet amounts; and the creation of pro-forma financial statements. Individual student projects integrate financial projections and pro-forma financial statements with the preparation of a complete business plan. Some individual off-campus travel is required.

Prerequisite: MIE 410

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 413  New Venture Planning  (3 credit hours)  

Developing the business plan for a new venture and the entrepreneurial process of executing the first phases of new venture creation. Topics include idea conception, entrepreneurship, business planning, market research, entrepreneurial opportunitiesand strategies. Emphasis is placed on high growth business opportunities. The final deliverable is a complete business plan for a high growth venture and formal presentation of the plan to mock investors. Some individual off-campus travel is required.

Prerequisite: MIE 410

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 416  The Legal Dynamics of Entrepreneurship  (3 credit hours)  

Overview of important legal and regulatory issues facing entrepreneurs and start-up entities including legal structure of the organization, intellectual property protection, human resource requirements, product liability, and risk management.

Prerequisite: MIE 310

Typically offered in Fall only

MIE 418  Social Entrepreneurship Practicum  (3 credit hours)  

Application of entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to plan a social entrepreneurial venture envisioned by the student. This course is a capstone course for the Minor in Entrepreneurship and the Concentration in Entrepreneurship. The deliverablesincl

Prerequisite: MIE 410

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 419  Entrepreneurship Practicum  (3 credit hours)  

Application of entrepreneurship skills and knowledge to plan an entrepreneurial venture envisioned by the student. This course is the capstone course for the Minor in Entrepreneurship. The final deliverable includes an evaluation of the project and a fo

Prerequisite: MIE 410

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 430  Teamwork in Organizations  (3 credit hours)  

This course will impart cutting edge thinking on leading in team-based organizations including the organizational changes required to move to a team-based structure and the organizational factors required to create successful work teams.

Prerequisite: MIE 330

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 432  Labor and Employee Relations  (3 credit hours)  

Utilizing textbook, readings, lectures, and practitioner presentations, students will become familiar with Employee Relations. Concepts in maintaining positive employer-employee relationships to promote productivity, morale, motivation and engagement will be reviewed. The course will explore the history of labor unions and the regulations that impact present day domestic and international business. The course will review approaches to negotiations.

Prerequisite: MIE 330

Typically offered in Spring only

MIE 434  Compensation Systems  (3 credit hours)  

Compensation philosophy, strategy, and policy. Earnings, individual and group incentive plans, voluntary and mandated benefits. Legal, regulatory, economic, and strategic issues affecting compensation and benefits. Strategies for developing the structure and level of compensation to enhance organizational performance.

Prerequisite: MIE 330

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 435  Leadership and Management  (3 credit hours)  

Development of leadership and management skills for organizational settings. Self-awareness: interpersonal needs, attitudes toward change; cognitive styles, ethics and values; listening; communicating; interviewing; time and stress management; creativity and managing creativity. Team building and group dynamics. Leadership and followership: theory and case studies (Churchill, Antigone; Henry V; Machiavelli); the use of power and authority; women and leadership the use of language in leadership embodiment of leadership traits; effective traits and characteristics of great leaders.

Prerequisite: MIE 330

Typically offered in Spring only

MIE 436  Training and Development  (3 credit hours)  

Training and development functions in organizations. Needs assessment, legal issues, training program design, learning, training methods, transfer of training, effectiveness and utility of training programs, and executive development.

Prerequisite: MIE 330

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 437  Human Resources Analytics  (3 credit hours)  

This course is an introduction to common analytical approaches used in human resource management. Various methods and analyses are helpful for HR professionals to evaluate questions and issues. Students in this course will learn statistical techniques that are often used to interpret organizational situations and information decision making. At the end of the course, students will be able to (a) develop and test research questions relevant for the organizational context; (b) critically evaluate quantitative information and illustrations you encounter; (c) communicate your understanding of statistics to others; and (d) perform common statistical analysis in Microsoft Excel, SAS, and/or R.

Prerequisite: MIE 330

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 438  Staffing  (3 credit hours)  

Staffing of contemporary organizations including strategic and environmental influences on: HR planning, job analysis, measurement, recruitment, assessment and selection, decision making, employment, and termination. Considerable emphasis on employment and labor recruitment, assessment and selection, decision making, employment, and termination. Considerable emphasis on employment and labor legislation.

Prerequisite: MIE 330

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

MIE 439  Human Resources Practicum  (3 credit hours)  

Utilizing textbooks, readings, lectures, and practitioner presentations, and an extended study of an organization's Human Resources practice and identified problem area, students will gain practical experience with diagnosing needs and then planning and recommending interventions to address identified needs. Experience with identifying needs will occur through needs assessment interviews with company representatives and analysis and interpretation of key demographic and relevant operational and HR metric data. Student groups need to provide their own transportation to off-campus sites.

Prerequisite: MIE 330

Typically offered in Spring only

MIE 480  Business Policy and Strategy  (3 credit hours)  

Comprehensive analysis of administrative policy-making from the point of view of the general manager. Integration of perspectives from marketing, finance, and other functional areas of management. Use of case analyses and written reports to develop decision making skills.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

MIE 495  Special Topics in MIE  (1-6 credit hours)  

Presentation of material normally not available in regular course offerings, or offering of new courses on a trial basis.

MIE 498  Independent Study in MIE  (1-6 credit hours)  

Detailed investigation of topics of particular interest to advanced undergraduates under faculty direction on a tutorial basis. Credits and content determined by faculty member in consultation with Department Head. Individualized/Independent Study and

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer