Management

Mission Statement

The Fort Hays State University Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers highly engaging educational experiences, preparing and supporting our students and alumni for professional success in a dynamic, global environment.  Our focus is on instructional engagement. Faculty add value to student instruction and the community through scholarly activity and ongoing professional engagement. The College provides service that benefits the university, our disciplines, and the greater community.


Vision Statement

The Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship engages and educates quality students with a world-class business education. Our students are thoughtful, entrepreneurial leaders, both professionally and in their communities.

Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Academic Programs

Business Graduate Certificate Business Law Certificate Entrepreneurship Certificate Human Resource Management Certificate Human Resource Management - Graduate Certificate Management - BBA Management Certificate Management Minor Operations Management Certificate

Courses

This is a foundational course that introduces entrepreneurship broadly as both a mindset and a process. The entrepreneurial mindset "...is one in which opportunities are pursued regardless of resources currently controlled." The modern process of entrepreneurship is defined as reorganizing, evaluating and exploiting such opportunities. Entrepreneurship is a manageable process that can be taught and applied in virtually any organizational context. Various approaches to entrepreneurship are discussed including application to the contexts of both forprofit and not-for profit orgaizations, and approaches to one's life and career. This course is a prerequisite for all subsequent courses in entrepreneurship. This course does not have any required pre-requisites, and is open to any student. However the following courses are strongly encouraged either prior to enrollment or as concurrent enrollment.

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This course focuses on the generation, testing, evaluation, and refinement of ideas. Innovation processes that focus on idea development, idea selection, and commercialization of ideas will also be examined. Exploration of the process and stages of creating an innovative new venture will provide the context for discussing the interrelationships among ideation, innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurial thinking.

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This course focuses on the evaluation, and refinement of ideas via both a quantitative and qualitative feasibility analysis. Students will learn to create and evaluate business models as a means to assess and differentiate between an idea, and idea that is an opportunity, and an opportunity that has potential as a commercially viable new venture. An emphasis is made on the context and conditions in which a business model is successful.

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This course reviews the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs as they make decisions to go into business for themselves. Students are presented with the challenge to develop a procedural system for establishing a new business (a business plan), and discuss case studies of problems involved in translating new product or service ideas into viable economic enterprises.

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This course reviews the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs as they make decisions to go into business for themselves. Students are presented with the challenge to develop a procedural system for establishing a new business (a business plan), and discuss case studies of problems involved in translating new product or service ideas into viable economic enterprises.

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The study of the origin of business law with a focus on contracts, agency, and bailments.

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A study of business law focusing on law in the areas of the Uniform Commercial Code, sales contracts, negotiable instruments, and business organizations.

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This course in business law is a continuation of GBUS 403 and will complete the study of areas tested on the CPA law exam.

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Course is designed to handle special topics in business administration for which no formal course is available. Topics are germane to the theories and principles applied to business and industrial practices. See semester class schedule for specific topic.

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Course is designed to handle special topics in business administration for which no formal course is available. Topics are germane to the theories and principles applied to business and industrial practices. See semester class schedule for specific topic.

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This course is an overview of the laws governing employers' relationships with employees. Employment Law concerns many topics of great interest to managers. The three primary areas of the course concern, (1) the employment relationship and procedures within this relationship, (2) employment discrimination, and (3) employment regulation.

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This course is an overview of the laws governing employers' relationships with employees. Employment Law concerns many topics of great interest to managers. The three primary areas of the course concern, (1) the employment relationship and procedures within this relationship, (2) employment discrimination, and (3) employment regulation.

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(1) Accounting; (2) management; and (3) marketing. Purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for in-depth reading and study in one of the fields of business administration. This course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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(1) Accounting; (2) management; and (3) marketing. Purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity for in-depth reading and study in one of the fields of business administration. This course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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(1) Accounting; (2) management; and (3) marketing. The student will work directed problems related to a field of business administration. This course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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(1) Accounting; (2) management; and (3) marketing. The student will work directed problems related to a field of business administration. This course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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(1) Accounting; (2) management; and (3) marketing. The student will conduct directed, independent work in business topics not treated in-depth in regularly offered by the department. The course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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(1) Accounting; (2) management; and (3) marketing. The student will conduct directed, independent work in business topics not treated in-depth in regularly offered by the department. The course will not substitute for any departmental theory course. Permission of Department Chair is required before enrollment. See advisor for details.

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(1) Accounting; (2) management; and (3) marketing. The student will perform meaningful professionally related work. A job in the student's major must be obtained in advance and be approved by the advisor and the Department Chair prior to enrollment. See advisor for details.

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(1) Accounting; (2) management; and (3) marketing. The student will perform meaningful professionally related work. A job in the student's major must be obtained in advance and be approved by the advisor and the Department Chair prior to enrollment. See advisor for details.

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This course will familiarize students with economic principles and analytical techniques so that modern business practices can be understood, appreciated and implemented. The course combines basic quantitative and financial tools with the fundamental principles of micro and macroeconomics, including the growing importance of international production and distribution.

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A survey course addressing the key elements of managerial and marketing theory and practice. Management concepts studied include leadership, organizational design and behavior, environmental and cultural considerations, decision making, planning and control, and strategic management. Marketing concepts studied include the evolution of the marketing function, a survey of the uncontrollable environment, an examination of the marketing mix, and the integration of these topics into the development of a marketing plan.

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An overview of accounting and its basic analytical techniques. This course introduces the components of the accounting system, covers how to read and interpret the major financial statements, and shows how to apply accounting information in the most commonly occurring managerial tasks. It serves as a background for the study of management practices in planning, monitoring, and controlling as enterprise.

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An intensive study of the financial decisionmaking of a business. Topics include: financial statement analysis, time value of money, risk and return, valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure decisions, working capital management, and international financial management, basic probability, expected value, the normal probability distribution, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlations and regression.

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Survey of the field of business management, marketing, finance, data processing, and accounting; variety, nature, and interrelationship of problems of business operation.

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Introduction to organizations; how the individual relates to the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Survey of the evolution of management theory.

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Development and use of operations research techniques, inventory models, linear programming, simplex method, dual solutions, transportation problems, queuing theory and Markov processes.

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A study of individual and group behavior from a managerial perspective. Attention is focused on managerial applications of theory and research about the interaction between people and the formal organiztion, with emphasis on individual differences, interpersonal relations, and small group dynamics.

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This course focuses on what effective managers actually "do" based on proven principles supported by research and theory. The course is designed around experiential activities centered on building managerial soft skills in the areas of personal development, interpersonal skills, group skills, and communication skills. It is designed to help students discover insights about themselves as managers, fostering the development of a self-awareness regarding their strenghts and weaknesses. Students will have the opportunity to practice and apply the managerial skills throughout the course preparing them to be successful managers in a variety of work environments.

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A study of the interface between business and the social environment. Areas stressed are social responsibility, ethics, corporate strategy, public policy, government regulation, and stake-holder relations.

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As a foundation for Lean thought and its application in business sustainability, this course introduces foundational principles of Lean Systems including the tools and techniques associated with the identification and elimination of all forms of organizational waste. Foundational materials draw from thought leaders in operations excellence such as Ford, Toyoda, Shingo, Ohno, Womack, Shook, Liker, Goldratt, etc. This course is an extension of basic management principles, and provides increased depth of knowledge in process and systems improvement, lean principles, sustainable systems, and improvement tools and techniques such as those associated with continuous improvement, value-streaming mapping, waste identification and elimination, etc.

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As a foundation for Lean thought and its application in business sustainability, this course introduces foundational principles of Lean Systems including the tools and techniques associated with the identification and elimination of all forms of organizational waste. Foundational materials draw from thought leaders in operations excellence such as Ford, Toyoda, Shingo, Ohno, Womack, Shook, Liker, Goldratt, etc. This course is an extension of basic management principles, and provides increased depth of knowledge in process and systems improvement, lean principles, sustainable systems, and improvement tools and techniques such as those associated with continuous improvement, value-streaming mapping, waste identification and elimination, etc.

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The focus of this course is the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of resources for a relatively short-term project objective or fixed length program that has been established to complete specific goals and objectives, by applying tools and techniques based on the standard Project Management Body of Knowledge. The systems approach to project management, by having functional personnel (vertical hierarchy) assigned to a specific project (horizontal structure), will be examined. Graduate students should expect to analyze and synthesize appropriate responses to complex real-world project scenarios.

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The focus of this course is the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of resources for a relatively short-term project objective or fixed length program that has been established to complete specific goals and objectives, by applying tools and techniques based on the standard Project Management Body of Knowledge. The systems approach to project management, by having functional personnel (vertical hierarchy) assigned to a specific project (horizontal structure), will be examined. Graduate students should expect to analyze and synthesize appropriate responses to complex real-world project scenarios.

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The focus of this course is on solving the problems associated with the planning and control of world-class manufacturing operations. Both the solution to particular production problems and linkages among them will be examined from the standpoint of key issues, process, framework, technical considerations and managerial considerations.

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The focus of this course is on solving the problems associated with the planning and control of world-class manufacturing operations. Both the solution to particular production problems and linkages among them will be examined from the standpoint of key issues, process, framework, technical considerations and managerial considerations.

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Supply chain management is a set of theories, approaches, tools, techniques utilized to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, and stores. The objectives of supply chain management are to ensure that goods and merchandise are produced and distributed at the right quantities, to the right locations, at the right time, to minimize system-wide costs while satisfying service level requirements. Supply chains associated with service industries also will be addressed. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches will be utilized to provide students with a broad overview of supply chain strategy, as well as specific tools and techniques for designing and analyzing product supply networks.

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Supply chain management is a set of theories, approaches, tools, techniques utilized to efficiently integrate suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, and stores. The objectives of supply chain management are to ensure that goods and merchandise are produced and distributed at the right quantities, to the right locations, at the right time, to minimize system-wide costs while satisfying service level requirements. Supply chains associated with service industries also will be addressed. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches will be utilized to provide students with a broad overview of supply chain strategy, as well as specific tools and techniques for designing and analyzing product supply networks.

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Opportunities in small business ownership; principles and problems of starting a small business enterprise; development of a business plan, management of small business.

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Opportunities in small business ownership; principles and problems of starting a small business enterprise; development of a business plan, management of small business.

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A study of the problems relating to international business organization, production, finance, marketing, and coping with different economic systems. The emphasis is placed upon overseas operations of American firms through examination of the major differences between foreign and domestic environments and the impact of these differences on managing the international business corporation.

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A study of the problems relating to international business organization, production, finance, marketing, and coping with different economic systems. The emphasis is placed upon overseas operations of American firms through examination of the major differences between foreign and domestic environments and the impact of these differences on managing the international business corporation.

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A cooperative program with the Small Business Administration in which students apply theories learned in all business majors to actual small business problems.

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A cooperative program with the Small Business Administration in which students apply theories learned in all business majors to actual small business problems.

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A study of total quality management (TQM) concepts and methods developed by W. Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, Philip Crosby and others. Continuous quality improvement, total quality control, problem solving, statistical process control, and competitive advantage are the foci.

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A study of total quality management (TQM) concepts and methods developed by W. Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, Philip Crosby and others. Continuous quality improvement, total quality control, problem solving, statistical process control, and competitive advantage are the foci.

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Management theory and practice as applied to the personnel field including an understanding of the recruitment, selection, testing, and development functions; an examination of current laws, learning, and training devices; and a preview of organization and government constraints relative to personnel problems and methods of problem resolution. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, are required to prepare additional materials throughout the course to integrate information.

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Management theory and practice as applied to the personnel field including an understanding of the recruitment, selection, testing, and development functions; an examination of current laws, learning, and training devices; and a preview of organization and government constraints relative to personnel problems and methods of problem resolution. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, are required to prepare additional materials throughout the course to integrate information.

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This course focuses on the study and application of basic human resource management practices included in the staffing processes. Specific areas covered in the course include staffing models, the labor market and unions, employment law, job analysis and planning, job descriptions and specifications, recruitment, the selection process, testing, employment interviews, and the evaluation of the selection process. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, are required to prepare additional materials throughout the course to integrate information recently published in this field.

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This course focuses on the study and application of basic human resource management practices included in the staffing processes. Specific areas covered in the course include staffing models, the labor market and unions, employment law, job analysis and planning, job descriptions and specifications, recruitment, the selection process, testing, employment interviews, and the evaluation of the selection process. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, are required to prepare additional materials throughout the course to integrate information recently published in this field.

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This course examines the development and administration of a compensation system. It focuses on the goals of the organization in its efforts to attract, maintain and motivate human resources. The major objectives are: to examine the current state of compensation decision making pertaining to entry position rates, job analysis, job evaluation systems, wage and salary surveys, merit pay plans, employee benefit systems and executive pay. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, complete an argument paper in support or against a timely total compensation topic.

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This course examines the development and administration of a compensation system. It focuses on the goals of the organization in its efforts to attract, maintain and motivate human resources. The major objectives are: to examine the current state of compensation decision making pertaining to entry position rates, job analysis, job evaluation systems, wage and salary surveys, merit pay plans, employee benefit systems and executive pay. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, complete an argument paper in support or against a timely total compensation topic.

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This course examines the functions of training and development as applied in both large and small business environments. The role of training and development in the current business environment is considered with regard to learning theory, learning objectives, instructional methods, and needs assessment. Focus will be placed on evaluation of training effectiveness and emerging concepts in workplace education. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, complete an argument paper in support or against a timely training and development topic.

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This course examines the functions of training and development as applied in both large and small business environments. The role of training and development in the current business environment is considered with regard to learning theory, learning objectives, instructional methods, and needs assessment. Focus will be placed on evaluation of training effectiveness and emerging concepts in workplace education. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, complete an argument paper in support or against a timely training and development topic.

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Focuses on the development, legal environment, and current problems of labor relations. Historical evolution of the labor movement, applicable laws of labor relations, collective bargaining processes, and dispute resolution are addressed. Course addresses employee performance appraisal issues and international comparative labor relations.

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Focuses on the development, legal environment, and current problems of labor relations. Historical evolution of the labor movement, applicable laws of labor relations, collective bargaining processes, and dispute resolution are addressed. Course addresses employee performance appraisal issues and international comparative labor relations.

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The course educates students on research and best practices in global human resource management. Specific topics include globalization, international strategic human resource practices, ventures, structure, workforce planning and staffing, compensation, performance management, the labor market and unions, employment law, and cross-culture practices and global management. Graduate students will complete all course requirements and, in addition, are requried to prepare additional materials throughout the course to integrate information recently published in this field.

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The course educates students on research and best practices in global human resource management. Specific topics include globalization, international strategic human resource practices, ventures, structure, workforce planning and staffing, compensation, performance management, the labor market and unions, employment law, and cross-culture practices and global management. Graduate students will complete all course requirements and, in addition, are requried to prepare additional materials throughout the course to integrate information recently published in this field.

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This course explores the wide range of quality management methodologies available to managers, with focus on the strategic role of quality in the organization and strategic issues involved in the management of quality. A broad coverage of how and why quality management programs are implemented in organizations is provided. Methodologies studies may include but are not limited to Six Sigma, ISO 9000, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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This course explores the wide range of quality management methodologies available to managers, with focus on the strategic role of quality in the organization and strategic issues involved in the management of quality. A broad coverage of how and why quality management programs are implemented in organizations is provided. Methodologies studies may include but are not limited to Six Sigma, ISO 9000, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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This is the capstone course for all undergraduate BBA majors, to be taken immediately preceding graduation. It is a study of policy development of corporate strategy from a general manager point of view. This course integrates and builds upon the work completed in the entire BBA core curriculum.

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This is the capstone course for all undergraduate BBA majors, to be taken immediately preceding graduation. It is a study of policy development of corporate strategy from a general manager point of view. This course integrates and builds upon the work completed in the entire BBA core curriculum.

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Advanced managerial aspects of production and operations management, including design and administration of production systems for both goods and services. Supporting quantitative techniques, including optimization, queuing theory, and project management systems are covered as needed.

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As the final course for completion of the Masters of Liberal Studies (MLS) or Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Human Resource Management at Fort Hays State University, students will complete significant original work that demonstrates their abilities to apply accumulated knowledge acquired throughout the HRM Masters program.

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Last updated: 03/12/2020