Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Management and Marketing

Contact Info
ChairSecretaryLocationDepartment Phone
Dr. Roger SolanoBrenda Best105 Eisenberg Classroom Building724-738-4865

Department Web Site URL

Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Eric Swift

Faculty

Frances Amatucci
Associate Professor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.S., University of Massachusetts

Anindya Chatterjee
Professor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., Temple University
M.M.S., Birla Institute of Technology and Science (India)

Rhonda Clark
Instructor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., Capella University
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Diane Galbraith
Professor
Management & Marketing
Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., LaRoche College
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Shahriar Gias
Associate Professor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
M.B.A., Delaware State University
M.A., University of Tasmania
B.B.A., North South University

Baek Joo
Associate Professor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Minnesota
B.A., Sogang University

Boreum Ju
Instructor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., University of Illinois
M.Ed., Korea University
B.A., Korea University

Senthilkumar Muthusamy
Associate Professor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
M.B.A., Bharathidasan Institute of Management
B.S.E., Bharathiar University

Jeananne Nicholls
Professor
Management & Marketing
D.B.A., Kennesaw State University
M.B.A., Duquesne University
B.S., Carlow University

Sunjin Pak
Associate Professor
Management & Marketing
M.S., Korea University
B.S., Korea University

Kurt Schimmel
Professor
Management & Marketing
D.B.A., Cleveland State University
M.B.A., Duquesne University
B.A., Duquesne University

Roger Solano
Professor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology
B.S., Universidad Del Zulia

Theresa Wajda Soltis
Professor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Liang Xu
Associate Professor
Management & Marketing
Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.B.A., University of Missouri
E.E., Nanjing Institute of Technology

Courses

MGMT Courses

MGMT 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a “one time only“ basis and not as a permanent part of the department’s curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MGMT 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

MGMT 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

MGMT 620 -  Supply Chain Management  

In Supply Chain Management we study the design and management of integrated processes and flows of goods, services and information across organizational boundaries to meet the needs of the end customer in a sustainable way while lowering cost. We study examples related to manufacturing and service environments in an integrative, interdisciplinary fashion. We focus on solving problems on the strategy, planning, logistics and operation of multi-facility supply chains networks with emphasis on current technologies, concepts, philosophies, managerial practices, the impact of globalization on supply chain networks, recent trends in designing sustainable supply chains and managing in unpredictable environments.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MGMT 650 -  Master's Project  

The Master's Project is designed for the MBA student to demonstrate business proficiency at the completion of the program. Projects may include business plans, feasibility studies, work-related solutions, consulting services, research projects or internships in the student's area of concentration.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MGMT 651 -  Organizational Dynamics  

Management in dynamic, complex organizations requires a deeper understanding of human behavior and processes in the workplace. This course will improve students' management practice by exploring these dynamics through a variety of conceptual, theoretical, and practical perspectives including self-assessment.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MGMT 654 -  Management Seminar  

Management in the contemporary workplace is increasingly more challenging. This course provides students with additional skills and experience to succeed in the twenty-first century workforce. It focuses on the development and application of managerial core competencies, such as critical thinking, strategic decision making and creative problem solving. some of the current issues that will be investigated include topics such as: business ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, innovation, technology and globalization.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MGMT 658 -  Strategic Management  

Strategic Management is the capstone course in the MBA program the requires graduate business students to integrate and build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the earlier core courses. Emphasis is on the use of strategic thinking and business skills in the formulation and implementation of strategy through various processes. Strategic business management considers the overall fit between an organization's resources and the opportunities available in the business environment.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MGMT 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

MGMT 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

MGMT 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

MGMT 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

MGMT 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MGMT 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MGMT 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT Courses

MRKT 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a “one time only“ basis and not as a permanent part of the department’s curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MRKT 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

MRKT 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

MRKT 603 -  Global Dynamics of Business  

Globalization and its challenges; cultural diversity and business enterprise; sustainability and ethical challenges in global business; issues of international trade and finance; foreign direct investment; entering foreign markets; global production; global human resource management.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT 632 -  Marketing Seminar  

This course is designed to be the final marketing course for a student in the MBA program. As such, students are expected to demonstrate understanding and a mastery of a broad array of marketing management topics, and how they impact the overall business enterprise.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT 636 -  Sales Management  

The content of this course includes coverage of the policies and practices in organizing, recruiting, selecting, training, compensating, motivating, and evaluating a sales organization.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT 658 -  Strategic Marketing Management  

This course covers the application of marketing concepts, models, technologies, and techniques to marketing problems, emphasizing strategic thinking and analysis in a global environment. Also covered are market research and information usage, and data-driven, ethical strategic marketing decision making. The course provides students with solid experience in creating market-driven and market-driving strategies for the future success of a business. A focus is on discovering and developing a set of unique competencies for a firm that leads to sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students are provided opportunities to develop and practice creative problem-solving and decision-making skills to simulate the requirements of today's complex market environment. Industry analyses will be performed that include the following: internal/external analysis, customer analysis, competitor analysis, market/submarket analysis, and comparative strategy assessment.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MRKT 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

MRKT 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

MRKT 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.