The Department of Management

The Department of Management

The Department of Management offers a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (BBA) in Management. It also offers a concentration in Entrepreneurship. In addition, the Department of Management hosts a minor in Business Administration for non-business majors in Howard University.Besides being engaged in the Business core courses, Management majors will be immersed in a curriculum focused on developing leadership, decision making, human resource management, and entrepreneurial skills.

The Management major offers great flexibility of skills that are in demand in any industry or government sector. The Department of Management also offers a curriculum with strong emphasis on entrepreneurship. It has cultivated linkages with many prominent business incubators and international organizations that focus on entrepreneurship and wealth creation.    

THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT IS LOCATED AT HSB ROOM 551

Undergraduate Management Courses

Course Number: MGMT 001

Course Name: Career Counseling

Course Description: This course is designed to reacquaint the students with the major business disciplines and to evaluate the personal characteristics and tools required to succeed in a business environment.  The course will emphasize the need for personal values, belief systems, and talents to match the culture and demands of the work environment.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: Business Orientation II (MGMT 011) with a Minimum Grade of D; SB

Course Number: MGMT 010

Course Name: Business Orientation 

Course Description: The course is designed to familiarize the students with Howard University and its requirements and to introduce them to the business discipline. The course will emphasize ethics, personal finance, teamwork, presentation skills, entrepreneurship, and professional development through instruction by a cadre of business professionals, advisors, team leaders, administrators, and others.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: Sophmore 

Course Number: MGMT 011

Course Name: Business Orientation II

Course Description: This course builds upon/extends the material covered in Business Orientation.  The course is designed to familiarize the students with Howard University and its requirements and to introduce them to the business discipline. The course will emphasize ethics, personal finance, teamwork, presentation skills, entrepreneurship, and professional development through instruction by a cadre of business professionals, advisors, team leaders, administrators, and others.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: Business Orientation I (MGMT 010) with a Minimum Grade of D; SB

Course Number: MGMT 020

Course Name: Fresh. Honors Seminar I

Course Description: The School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program acknowledges that modern business leaders display a certain core competency. As such, this course emphasizes the knowledge and skills that make up these competencies through assigned activities, readings, discussions, class exercises, individual, and group projects designed to enhance your development and critical thinking skills as future global business stewards.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: HA Special Approval

Course Number: MGMT 021

Course Name: Fresh. Honors Seminar II

Course Description: The School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program acknowledges that modern business leaders display certain core competencies. As such, this course emphasizes the knowledge and skills that make up these competencies through assigned activities, readings, discussions, class exercises, individual, and group projects designed to enhance your development and critical thinking skills as future global business stewards.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: HA Special Approval

Course Number: MGMT 022

Course Name: Soph. Honors Seminar I

Course Description: The School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program acknowledges that modern business leaders display a certain core competency. As such, this course emphasizes the knowledge and skills that make up these competencies through assigned activities, readings, discussions, class exercises, individual, and group projects designed to enhance your development and critical thinking skills as future global business stewards.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: HA Special Approval

Course Number: MGMT 023

Course Name: Soph. Honors Seminar II

Course Description: The School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program acknowledges that modern business leaders display a certain core competency. As such, this course emphasizes the knowledge and skills that make up these competencies through assigned activities, readings, discussions, class exercises, individual, and group projects designed to enhance your development and critical thinking skills as future global business stewards.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: HA Special Approval

Course Number: MGMT 024

Course Name: Jr. Honors Seminar I

Course Description: The School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program acknowledges that modern business leaders display a certain core competency. As such, this course emphasizes the knowledge and skills that make up these competencies through assigned activities, readings, discussions, class exercises, individual, and group projects designed to enhance your development and critical thinking skills as future global business stewards.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: HA Special Approval

Course Number: MGMT 025

Course Name: Jr. Honors Seminar II

Course Description: The School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program acknowledges that modern business leaders display a certain core competency. As such, this course emphasizes the knowledge and skills that make up these competencies through assigned activities, readings, discussions, class exercises, individual, and group projects designed to enhance your development and critical thinking skills as future global business stewards.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: HA Special Approval

Course Number: MGMT 026

Course Name: Sr. Honors Seminar I

Course Description: The School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program acknowledges that modern business leaders display a certain core competency. As such, this course emphasizes the knowledge and skills that make up these competencies through assigned activities, readings, discussions, class exercises, individual, and group projects designed to enhance your development and critical thinking skills as future global business stewards.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: HA Special Approval

Course Number: MGMT 100

Course Name: Cooperative Program I 

Course Description: Work on a company-assigned project developed in collaboration with the instructor and administrators.

Credit Hours: 1-12

Course Prerequisites: IN Special Approval; AA Administrator approval

Course Number: MGMT 200

Course Name: Co-op Management II

Course Description: Work on a company-assigned project developed in collaboration with the instructor and administrators.

Credit Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: MGMT-100(C/T); IN Special Approval; AA Administrator approval

Course Number: MGMT 300

Course Name: Cooperative Program III

Course Description: Work on a company-assigned project developed in collaboration with the instructor and administrators.

Credit Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: MGMT-200(C/T); IN Special Approval; AA Administrator approval

Course Number: MGMT 301

Course Name: Management and OB

Course Description: This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of management - what it involves and how it is changing - and the connection between organizations and management. It focuses on the functions of management – planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ECON-001(D/T); ECON-002(D/T); MATH-026(C/T) or MATH-156(C/T); ACCT-202(C/T); some sections Jrs and Srs; HA Approval Honors

Course Number: MGMT 302

Course Name: Advanced Organizational Behavior

Course Description: This course expands on the organizational behavior basics obtained in other management, economics, and business-related courses. It critically examines the management practices that are consciously and continually shaping organizations within the context of their environments. The course is about understanding how people and groups in organizations behave, react, and interpret events. It also describes the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping behavior, and explains how organizations really work.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 303

Course Name: Human Resource Management

Course Description: This course will focus on covering the strategic implementation of effective human resource management, analyzing measurable data-based evidence to support more effective human resource management, improving organizational productivity through effective and efficient human resource management, and managing effectively the new diverse workforce.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 304

Course Name: Labor-Management Relations

Course Description: This course will focus on the process of Labor-Management relations and its major components, such as recognition, negotiations, and contract administration.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of labor organizations and management in the private and public sectors at each phase of the labor relations process.  More importantly, the course will focus on current issues in labor-management relations and collective bargaining.  Emphasis will be also be placed on the legal framework for each phase of the labor relations system in the USA and that system will be compared to other labor relations processes around the world.  (Can be a Management Elective IF MGMT 350 is taken)

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 306

Course Name: Corporate culture/Ethics

Course Description: N/A 

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 307

Course Name: Leadership and Spirituality in Management

Course Description: This course emphasizes a values-based approach that will be applied to build an understanding of the impact of culture and belief on leadership and management practice along with the challenges of leading in an increasingly diverse workplace. Students will be challenged by questions of the concept of calling in business and the role of spirituality in workplace culture, decision-making, and business ethics.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 308

Course Name: Entertainment Management

Course Description: N/A

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 309

Course Name: Sports Business Management

Course Description: N/A

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 310

Course Name: Business and New Economy

Course Description: N/A

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 311

Course Name: Advanced Management Consulting

Course Description: This course examines the diverse and dynamic global business environment and its implication on strategic business decisions. It presents a deeper exploration of management challenges and choices relating to doing business in the global marketplace.  The course includes consulting engagements for companies seeking opportunities in different global regions. Specifically, these engagements are designed to assist a private business enterprise, multilateral organization, or a government agency to solve a business-related problem. Through these engagements, students will learn how to effectively develop, lead, research, and analyze a strategic business challenge.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; Part of Trilateral Global Program (ONLY through AA Administrator Approval)

Course Number: MGMT 312

Course Name: The Early History of African American Businesses: 1850-1950

Course Description: N/A

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 313

Course Name: Organizational Leadership and Change

Course Description: The objective of this course is to focus on the dynamic principles of leadership and organizational change using multi-faceted approaches.  Learning approaches will include hands-on activities to explore time management, power, team building, conflict, ethics, dealing with change, communication skills, and diversity issues.  Exploring a variety of other topics to help develop personal leadership style(s).

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 314

Course Name: Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations

Course Description: This course examines the impact of diversity on organizational effectiveness and is designed to help students navigate diverse settings more effectively, as well as strategies for working within and leading diverse teams and global organizations. It also offers students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking on topics such as identity, relationships across difference and bias, and equality of opportunity in organizations around the world and how they relate to organizational issues of equality of opportunity, inclusion, and effectiveness.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 331

Course Name: Decision-Making

Course Description: This course presents decision-making primarily from a managerial viewpoint but also explores and integrates the psychological aspects of the topic as well. The objectives of this online course are to help understand why managers often make bad decisions and learn how to make better decisions.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 340

Course Name: Management Development/ TQM

Course Description: N/A

Credit Hours: N/A

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 350

Course Name: Management of Small Business

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students an in-depth study of Small Business Management. Topical discussion and practical application will come from theory and practical examination along with case studies. Topics include facts about small businesses, essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, financial needs, marketing strategies, and legal issues.  (Can be a Management Elective IF MGMT 304 is taken)

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 351

Course Name: Entrepreneurship

Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurial process.  Strong emphasis is placed on distinguishing between the actions of successful versus unsuccessful venture exploitation.  Students are provided with a practical guide to the process of successfully launching and growing an entrepreneurial venture.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: FINA-311(D/T) or FINA-312(D/T); MGMT-301(D/T); MATH-026(T/C) or MATH-156(C/T); MKTG-301(D/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 353

Course Name: Entrepreneurial Marketing

Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the intricate linkages between entrepreneurship and marketing. It explores the vital importance of the combination of the two to reach a successful and profitable business.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 355

Course Name: New Venture Development

Course Description: This course explores the role of an entrepreneur in starting new businesses. Coursework includes the identification of new venture opportunities and the evaluation of their feasibility. It also includes the development of a business plan for a new entrepreneurial venture.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Jrs and Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 356

Course Name: Entrepreneurial Externship

Course Description: The objective of this course is to expose the students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.  The course involves the students shadowing entrepreneurs and learning various facets of entrepreneurship through a hands-on approach.  As such, it strongly emphasizes experiential learning.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT-351 (D/T) or INBU-380 (D/T); Jrs and Srs; AA Administrator approval

Course Number: MGMT 357

Course Name: Contemprorary Issues in Management

Course Description: This course will explore three main contemporary topics in management which may be updated from semester to semester:  The topics are managing the culturally diverse workforce across national boundaries, family business management with a focus on behavioral and communication issues, and managing e-commerce with an emphasis on understanding the differences between e-Commerce based businesses and traditional brick and mortar businesses and the resulting management Implications.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT 301); Junior Standing

Course Number: MGMT 380

Course Name: Seminar in Management

Course Description: The management principles covered before this course are but a foundation. As a Department of Management capstone course, this course builds upon the foundational management concepts to investigate in a deeper way more advanced topics relevant to management. The topics will be current to today’s managers’ needs, such as planning, organizing, leading, controlling, social responsibility, ethics, diversity, and globalism.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT 301 (C/T); Srs; SB

Course Number: MGMT 385

Course Name: Independent Study in Mgmt

Course Description: This is NOT a separate course.  It counts towards a particular MGMT course (e.g., say Decision Making) if the course is not offered that semester and the student needs it to graduate that semester and an instructor is willing to teach it.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT-301(C/T); IN Special Approval; Seniors

Course Number: MGMT 390

Course Name: Business Policy

Course Description: The objective is to develop the strategic management skills needed by managers. As a School of Business capstone course, it builds upon the basic subject matter from previous courses in different functional areas, although Strategic Management has a significantly separate theoretical core. The course covers mission and goal formulation, environmental analysis, organizational analysis, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MGMT-301(C/T); Senior; SB

Course Number: MGMT 800

Course Name: SB Study Abroad

Course Description: Study Abroad; Administrator Approval

Credit Hours: 12

Course Prerequisites: AA Administrator approval; SB

Graduate Management Courses

Course Number: GMGT 500

Course Name: Organizational Management

Course Description: This is an overview of key organizational and behavioral concepts underlying effective management practice in private and public sector organizations in a global environment. It takes an integrated approach to the study of management by examining the role of managers from a traditional and contemporary perspective while applying critical thinking and decision-making skills to the challenges facing all managers in the turbulent and rapidly changing environment of today. The course also examines the managerial functions of planning, organizing resources, leading the workforce, and controlling.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: N/A

Course Number: GMGT 590

Course Name: Strategic Management

Course Description: As a capstone course, the objective is to integrate the subject matter from your previous courses, and develop the strategic decision-making skills needed by middle and upper-level managers. At the end of the course, you should be familiar with (1) environmental analysis, (2) organizational analysis, (3) goal and strategy formulation, (4) strategy implementation, and (5) evaluation and control. 

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: DP Special Approval

Executive MBA Management Courses

Course Number: XENT 520

Course Name: Entrepreneurship

Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurship process.  Topical coverage includes, but is not limited to, creativity and innovation, intrapreneurship, feasibility analysis, venture finance, and business plan development.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Administrator approval, check with the EMBA office

Course Number: XMGT 500

Course Name: Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Course Description: Examines the principles, human resources, and structural framework involved in the organization and management of profit and nonprofit organizations.  This operational approach to problem-solving analyzes motivation, behavior, and executive leadership within the organizational framework.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Administrator approval, check with the EMBA office

Course Number: XMGT 590

Course Name: Strategic Management: Capstone

Course Description: This capstone course involves the formulation and implementation of competitive and corporate-level strategies.  Topics include planning, functional, business, and corporate level strategies, as well as strategy implementation.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Administrator approval, check with the EMBA office

Online MBA Management Courses

Course Number: OENT 520

Course Name: Entrepreneurship

Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurship process.  Topical coverage includes, but is not limited to, creativity and innovation, intrapreneurship, feasibility analysis, venture finance, and business plan development.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Administrator approval, check with the MBA office

Course Number: OMGT 500

Course Name: Organizational Management

Course Description: This is an overview of key organizational and behavioral concepts underlying effective management practice in private and public sector organizations in a global environment. It takes an integrated approach to the study of management by examining the role of managers from a traditional and contemporary perspective while applying critical thinking and decision-making skills to the challenges facing all managers in the turbulent and rapidly changing environment of today. The course also examines the managerial functions of planning, organizing resources, leading the workforce, and controlling.  

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Administrator approval, check with the MBA office

Course Number: OMGT 590

Course Name: Strategic Management

Course Description: As a capstone course, the objective is to integrate the subject matter from your previous courses, and develop the strategic decision-making skills needed by middle and upper-level managers. At the end of the course, you should be familiar with (1) environmental analysis, (2) organizational analysis, (3) goal and strategy formulation, (4) strategy implementation, and (5) evaluation and control. 

Credit Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Administrator approval, check with the MBA office

The Department of Management Faculty

Stacye Brown Loman

Adjunct

Management

Amanda Hinojosa, Ph.D.

She/Her

Assistant Professor

Management

Rayshad Holmes, Ph.D.

Adjunct

Management

Cathy House

Adjunct

Management

Subodh Kulkarni, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Professor

Management

Michael Ogbolu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Management

Raymond Smith, Ph.D.

Professor

Management

Stephanie Leonard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Management