Management and Decision Sciences

Chair: Stuart Rosenberg, Department of Management and Decision Sciences

Within the Leon Hess Business School students can pursue a number of academic degree programs, including those available in the Department of Management and Decision Sciences.

The program prepares students for success through an effective contemporary business education. The program provides an education that helps to qualify its graduates for positions of leadership in both the private and public sectors. Curricula are developed, taught, and regularly updated by faculty members with strong academic and business experience. The faculty members stress the development of critical thinking, sophisticated communications skills, and a flexible managerial perspective.

Monmouth's program in management offers an interdisciplinary approach that prepares graduates to excel in a variety of management positions.

Edward Christensen, Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty).
Vice President for Information Management. AS, George Washington University; BS, Southern Illinois University; MBA, PhD, Rutgers University. Specializes in management information systems organization and administration, including the use of information technology to support decision-making and strategy.
echriste@monmouth.edu

Scott Jeffrey, Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty). BSC, MBA, Santa Clara University;PhD, University of Chicago. Performs research on the use of incentives and goal setting in organizations. Particularly focuses on non-cash tangible incentives such as travel and merchandise.
sjeffrey@monmouth.edu

Joseph McManus, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). MBA, Pepperdine University; JD, Rutgers University Law School, Camden; PhD, Rutgers University. Research interests include organizational misconduct, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship.
jmcmanus@monmouth.edu

Joseph Mosca, Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty). BA, MA, Montclair State University; EdD, New York University. Primary specializations are human resource management, human relations, and active teaching methods. His current research interests focus on developing hybrid courses, employee behavior, and jobs of the twenty-first century.
mosca@monmouth.edu

Roy Nersesian, Professor (Graduate Faculty). BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MBA, Harvard Business School. Interests lie in incorporating quantitative content into managment course development. Author of ten books on simulation, financial risk managment, energy, and energy modeling.
rnersesi@monmouth.edu

Eimear M. Nolan, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). PhD, MBS, University of Limerick. Primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of International Human Resource Management with a focus on cross-cultural adjustment, global management, leadership, and organizational behavior and ethics.
enolan@monmouth.edu

Stuart Rosenberg, Associate Professor and Chair (Graduate Faculty). BA, Marquette University; MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD, Fordham University. Research interests include case writing, managerial economics, and the relationship between management and culture.
srosenbe@monmouth.edu

Eugene Simko, Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty). BBA, MBA, Temple University;PhD, Baruch College of the City University of New York. Primary area of teaching and research is strategic management. Dr. Simko has over thirty years of consulting and training experience in strategic planning. He served on Governor Whitman’s NJ State Assembly Taskforce on Business Retention in NJ, and was appointed by her to serve as a commissioner on the USS NJ Battleship Commission. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the USS NJ Battleship Museum in Camden, NJ. He served for six years as a commissioned officer in the US Army Reserve, Adjutant General Corps, and attended the US Military Academy at West Point. He is on the Board of Governors of the West Point Society of NJ. He is the co-author of four editions of the Cengage Textbook, Current Topics In Technology.
simko@monmouth.edu

Donald Smith, Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty). BS, MS, PhD, State University of New York at Albany. Areas of interest include child werlfare, substance abuse, and families. Current research includes family reunificaiton for substance-affected families, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and child welfare consumer and service provider perspectives.
nsmith@monmouth.edu

Charles Willow, Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty). BS, MS, Hanyang University; MS, Texas Tech University; PhD, University of Houston. Research interest includes Digital Business, Management Information System, and E-commerce, Web-based Information Technology, Technological Innovations Management, Technological Entrepreneurship, Intelligent Information Systems, Systems Modeling and Development, Robotics, and Digilog (Digital + Analog) Technology, among others.
cwillow@monmouth.edu

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BM-510   Business Analysis, Research and CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Skills in critical reasoning and communication are honed by learning fundamentals of rigorous business research through framing and exploring hypotheses on unstructured business problems.

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BM-517   Introduction to ManagementCredits: 1.5   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to introduce MBA students to the basics of management and management practices. This course is intended for students who have not had sufficient academic or practical background in management.

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BM-518   Introduction to StatisticsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides a graduate school introduction to the methodology and tools of statistics required by today's managers. Topics include graphical representation of data, descriptive statistics, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling, inferential statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and single and multiple regression analysis. Microsoft Excel is used extensively in class, and students should have a very basic familiarity with the software.

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BM-519   Production and Operations ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BM-518 or equivalent.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Application and adaption of current managerial methods for the production of goods and services, employing qualitative and quantitative analyses of allocating such production factors as human resources, materials, and technology in the context of optimizing performance. Not open to students who have taken BM-507.

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BM-520   Management Information SystemsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MBA.T

A survey of the concepts of management information systems and the information needs of management. A user-oriented introduction to the fundamentals of information systems and their integration into business organizations.

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BM-521   Seminar in Electronic CommerceCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides an overview of the managerial side of e-commerce for the purpose of discussing the strategic and managerial implications of this new and emerging phenomenon. The technological and business possibilities for commerce using information technologies and networks will be explored in terms of their value-adding potential to current business practices, as well as the development of new products and/or services.

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BM-556   Principles of Logistics ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BM-519.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MBA.Q

Conceptual underpinnings of business logistics; designing an integrated logistics system; managing for effective logistics.

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BM-565   Management of TechnologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MBA.T

Study of the management of the technological innovation process and internal entrepreneurship; major topic areas include: technology strategy, technological evolution, strategic alliances, and new product development.

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BM-598   Special Topics in ManagementCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Subject matter varies according to the interest of the students and the professor teaching the course. The exact nature of the topic covered is indicated in the student's permanent record.

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BM-599   Business Research: ManagementCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in business administration in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering, under the supervision of a Business Administration faculty member; written evaluation of the research required. Student must be within nine credits of graduation.

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BM-613   Managing and Leading in OrganizationsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BM-517.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

This course is designed to further develop students' understanding of the concepts of management and leadership within the complex framework of modern business.

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BM-620   Management Science and Business AnalyticsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: BM-518 and BM-519.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MBA.Q

Provides a graduate school introduction to the methodology and tools of Management Science and Business Analytics that are a necessity for all of today's managers. Students will learn how to model, design and analyze systems. Excel will be used for quantitative analysis and decision- making tools. Students will also learn how to organize, sort and sift through high levels of data in order to make a decision.

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BM-622   Applied Information Systems ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BM-518.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Value creations through many applications of data, information, and knowledge are one of the primary objectives of modern business organizations. Applied Information Systems Management focuses on the development of data management skills, which serve as the foundation for extension of learning in the areas of data mining, knowledge management, geographical information systems, and intelligent information systems for business. Emphasis is placed on gaining the ability to organize, sort, and sift through high levels of data in order to make an informed and accurate decision.

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BM-630   Project ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BM-519 or equivalent.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Advanced coverage of both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of effective project management. The project life cycle phases of initiating, planning and design, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects will be extensively covered from an applied managerial perspective.

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BM-631   Logistics Supply Chain ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: BM-517, BM-518 and BM-620 or BM-622.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Logistics is an integrative activity uniting suppliers, providers of goods and services, and customers with logistical and supply chain systems binding global participants to fulfill their common interest in a most effective manner.

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BM-635   Human Resource and Organizational DevelopmentCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BM-517.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MBA.B

Examination of the practices and problems associated with staffing, managing, evaluation, and organizational development. Examination of the practices and problems associated with staffing, leading, and organizational sustainability.

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BM-638   NegotiationsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to help students learn the fundamentals of negotiation processes. This course will be taught based upon weekly experiential cases whereby students will assume a role in a negotiation and negotiate with a partner.

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BM-650   International BusinessCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BM-613.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MBA.I, MBA.B

The factors unique to international/global business in both the external environment (cultural, political, legal, technological, economic, financial) and the internal functional decisions made by the firm for sustainable strategic growth, while identifying risk.

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BM-660   Corporate Governance and Organizational EthicsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: BM-517.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The properties of national and global markets and the interests of nation states and nongovernmental organizations are explored in analyzing how sustainable business strategies, corporate governance, and organizational ethics are linked.

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BM-670   Strategic ManagementCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Student must be within nine credits of graduation.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A conceptual and capstone approach to business organizing and planning through seminars, case studies, and simulation of global enterprise; the formulation and implementation of competitive strategy.

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BM-699   Independent Study in ManagementCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in business administration in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering, under the supervision of a Business Administration faculty member; written evaluation of the research is required. Student must be within nine credits of graduation.