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Stephen Theriault, MBA
Management and Marketing Instructor


"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be." — Abraham Lincoln


I am a life long learner who loves student interaction! With several decades of private sector leadership experience, I bring actual real world knowledge to the courses I teach and work to engage every one of my students in the excitement of a new subject.


Contact Information

Office Location: GTA 103, Elko Campus
Phone:775.753-2235, 775-220-5582
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Office Hours

  • Monday: 9 to 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday: By appointment
  • Wednesday: By appointment
  • Thursday: 9 to 11:30 AM
  • Friday: By appointment


  • AA, Citrus College
  • BS, University of Phoenix
  • MBA, University of Nevada Reno


Recommended Reading

  • The Art of War , Sun Tzu
  • Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
  • All The Best, George H.W. Bush
  • Civil War, Shelby Foote
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  • The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale


  • Jazz music
  • Reading biographies of political, social, and business leaders
  • Watching any baseball game and I plan to visit every major league park before I die!
  • Life-long learning - I will read everything I get my hands on!
  • Hiking in the mountains.


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BUS 275
Title:Foundations of International Business
Catalog Description: Introduces students to the impact of geography, the Internet, and different environments in which international business is conducted and the uncontrollable forces at work in all business environments. Topics discussed will include the importance of international organizations, the international monetary system, and the relevance of certain aspects of international business to managers and business people.
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MGT 103
Title:Introduction Small Business Management
Catalog Description: Environment and management of the small business enterprise, problems in initiating the business, financial and administrative control, marketing programs and policies, management of business operations, legal and governmental relationships.
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MGT 201
Title:Principles of Management
Catalog Description: Fundamentals and principles of management, administrative policies, objectives and procedures, and problem of organization and leadership.
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MGT 283
Title:Introduction Human Resource Management
Catalog Description: Duties and responsibilities of personnel management. Areas covered include employee needs, human relationships, orienting and training employees, benefit programs, and economics of supervision. (Formerly MGT 283, Personnel Administration)
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MGT 310
Title:Foundations of Management Theory and Practice
Catalog Description: Develops the students' theoretical foundation for further study in any field involving management. Explores historical thought and the management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Provides a practical analysis of leadership, communications, and motivation techniques. Concludes with an exploration of current management challenges and trends.
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MGT 367
Title:Human Resource Management
Catalog Description: Analysis of the personnel policies of business enterprises. Areas of study include recruitment, selection, placement, training, promotion, morale, employee services, compensation, labor relations, and organization and function of human resource departments.
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MGT 487
Catalog Description: A comprehensive study of the process of judiciously combining the various factors of production in meeting the needs of consumers in creative and profitable ways. Topics include characteristics of successful managers, starting a new enterprise, forming an entrepreneurial team, venture capital sources, and formulation of a business plan.
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MKT 210
Title:Marketing Principles
Catalog Description: Study of problems of manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in the market of goods and services, channels of marketing, customer relations, functions of sales departments, price policies, and communications.
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MKT 211
Title:Introduction to Professional Sales
Catalog Description: Selling, including buying behavior, product knowledge, prospecting, developing the sales presentation, handling objections, closing the sale, and the personal characteristics required for success. Skills and processes necessary for selling a product or service are applied to special marketing segments: retail, industrial, governmental, and international markets.
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