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Organizational Sustainability Track

Market forces and ethical responsibilities are leading managers to rethink how their organizations impact individuals and the natural environment. The Organizational Sustainability Track will focus on sustainability as a framework for assessing overall social, environmental, ethical and economic constraints and opportunities for value creation in organizations. Students will acquire knowledge and skills needed to design and manage businesses to promote environmental quality, social welfare, and healthy communities, minimize needed resources, and increase long‐term effectiveness.

Academic Program

Required Courses:
MGMT 348 Environmental Management
Units: 1
Description
Study of various challenges being faced by today's organizations created by heightened concern for the protection of our natural environment. Topics studied include such issues as air and water pollution, waste management, and global warming.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, Business Administration 202, Economics 101-102. Business School major.

MGMT 353 Sustainability and Accountability in Business
Units: 1
Description
Discussion and analysis of sustainability and accountability challenges in business. Current sustainable business cases are used to highlight those challenges and potential solutions and to examine how organizations can measure their environmental and societal impact and report on their sustainability activities.
Prerequisites
ECON 101

 
Select 1 Course:
MGMT 342 Managing Projects and Processes
Units: 1
Description
The study of systems for the purpose of project management, process management, and consulting. Topics include: systems analysis process, measurement of goals and performance within organizations, decision analysis, project management, and the integration of modern analytics software. Of interest to students preparing to work on the analysis of complex systems, such as business consulting, finance, policy, health care, and others.
Prerequisites
BUAD 202

MGMT 345 Management Science
Units: 1
Description
Application of quantitative methods. Typical business problem areas: scheduling, inventories, queues, allocation of resources, and market strategies.

MGMT 375 Business Analytics
Units: 1
Description
Data analysis and presentation skills needed to evaluate complex business problems. Includes extensive use of common data analysis and visualization software packages. Analysis of large data sets to identify opportunities to improve business processes and effectively communicate proposals.
Prerequisites
(MGMT 320 or CMSC 325) and ( BAUD 202 or BIOL 320 or CHEM 300 or MATH 209 or PHYS 308).

Select 1 Course:
MGMT 331 Personnel/Human Resource Management
Units: 1
Description
Human resources decisions made by managers in general, and personnel managers in particular. Steps in employment relationship including job design, human resources requirements, staffing, training, goal setting, performance assessment, rewards, and human resource planning and development.
Prerequisites
Management 330 or permission of instructor. Business School major.

MGMT 332 Managing Groups and Teams
Units: 1
Description
Overview of how to effectively manage groups and teams in organizations. Topics focus on internal and external dynamics of groups and teams. Emphasis is on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems as well as an understanding of the practical implications concerning covered topics.
Prerequisites
MGMT 330

MGMT 344 Bargaining and Negotiations in Organizations
Units: 1
Description
Multi-disciplinary study of concepts related to bargaining and negotiations. Situations involving interpersonal behavior and group conflict will be examined, using research findings from several academic disciplines including psychology, communications, and organizational behavior. A primary objective is to have students discover and improve their own bargaining styles through participation in role-plays and simulations based on real-life scenarios.
Prerequisites
Management 330. Business School major.

Undergraduate Management

Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Department Chair
Amit Eynan, Ph.D.
Q389
(804) 287-1867
aeynan@richmond.edu

Department Coordinator
Donna Ruff
RSB 315
(804) 662-3166  
druff@richmond.edu