2017-18 Catalog

Management

Courses

MGMT 2301. Principles of Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling resources to accomplish organizational goals. Management theories and the business environment are also covered.

MGMT 3302. Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Fundamental functions of human resources management; relationship between personnel management and organizations' emerging role of personnel administration in development of strategic policy for organizations.

MGMT 3303. Supervisory Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Investigates the role, function, and responsibilities of the supervisor in modern organizations through study of sociological and psychological theories in human relations. The primary emphasis is on development of supervisory skills in communications, motivation, discipline, morale, and grievances as they arise in superior-subordinate relationships.

MGMT 3304. Small Business Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Oriented toward planning for and managing a small business, starting a business, and buying a business franchise. May include computer simulation and consultation for actual small business. Prerequisites: Approval of the instructor and department head to enroll in the course.

MGMT 3325. Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced studies of contemporary leadership issues; the history of leadership; leadership theories; leadership ethics and values; group dynamics; organizational behavior; methods of effective team building; community activism; the politics of gender, race, disability, and age; the dynamic of power; and the aspect of professional networking. Course will include in depth study of above mentioned topics, as well as extensive discussion and research of related leadership issues.

MGMT 3350. Organization Behavior. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the behavior of people at work in all types of organizations. Topics include fundamentals of organizational behavior: values, ethics, motivation, group dynamics, individual differences, attitudes, decision-making, conflict, power, change, stress, leadership, rewarding behavior, communication, and organizational structure.

MGMT 4084. Internship. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-20 Hours).

Preapproved and supervised work experience in a management related position with a public or private business organization. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor and Department Head.

MGMT 4086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A directed study of selected problems in management. May be repeated with department head approval. Prerequisites: Approval of Instructor and Department Head.

MGMT 4090. Special Topics in Management. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

An examination of current topics in management. Readings required from current management publications and other related periodicals. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: 9 hours in MGMT.

MGMT 4302. Creating Productive Relationships. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A practical and theoretical course dealing with behavior. Emphasis will be on identifying and classifying behavior in order to better understand behavior and to develop strategies for effectively managing interpersonal relationships. Exercises and role playing are used to illustrate major points. Materials fee required.

MGMT 4303. Strategic Compensation. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Wage and salary administration in public and private organizations; determinants of general wage and salary levels and structures; total compensation systems, interrelationship among employee performance, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, perceived equitable payments, employee satisfaction. Prerequisite: MGMT 3302.

MGMT 4304. Staffing Organizations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Recruitment and selection of human resources for organizations; optimal utilization of human resources within organizations; use of tests and other techniques in human resource management. Prerequisite: MGMT 3302.

MGMT 4305. Human Resource Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Practical and theoretical approaches to training and development of employees in an organization. Topics include organization, role and scope, training and development functions, philosophies, strategies, need analysis, development of program content, methods, materials and techniques, and evaluation and control of the training and development function.

MGMT 4306. Employee and Labor Relations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Collective bargaining, labor market fundamentals, unionism, and related issues of labor economics.

MGMT 4307. Business Ethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An analysis and examination of significant contemporary ethical issues and problems existing throughout the professional business arena. Emphasis will be upon the manager's social and environmental responsibilities to employees, customers, and the public.

MGMT 4312. Entrepreneurship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Addresses the process of generating ideas for new business, writing comprehensive business plans. Emphasis on information sources, industry analysis.

MGMT 4321. Production and Operations Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics covered include: industrial organization, scientific management, planning and control, building locations and layouts, wage rates, corporation relationships, and research. Prerequisites: MGMT 3301, FINC 3301, BUSI 3311.

MGMT 4354. International Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A global approach to the study of management to include international dimensions of the marketplace and environment, the role of culture, international strategic management, organizational behavior and human resource management.

MGMT 4385. Seminar in Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Deals with current issues in management. Readings are required from current management publications and other related periodicals. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: 15 hours in MGMT and approval of department head.

MGMT 4389. Global Management Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content are then applied to practical experiences and activities in the foreign country visited. A study abroad at the student's expense is required. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion.

MGMT 5086. Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to study management topics and perform research within the student's area of interest as directed by the responsible professor. Prerequisite: Approval of the department head.

MGMT 5300. Foundations of Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students develop an integrated strategic, operational, and process view of the organization. Focus is on operations, marketing, information systems, research processes and statistical techniques for decision making, management, leadership and ethics, and human resource management. Students demonstrate mastery of secondary research techniques, case analysis methodology, communication skills, and hands-on computer skills. Prerequisite: For MBA, MS HRM, and MS ML majors: Course must be taken within the first 12 graduate hours OR with the approval of the department head. Prequisite for all other majors: Approval of the instructor.

MGMT 5301. Organizational Behavior. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Behavioral theory in organizational context. A study of individual and group dynamics in the business environments. Specific emphasis is given to leadership, motivation, communication, employee supervision, and morale in all organizational settings.Credit will not be awarded for both MAPA 5301 and MGMT 5301.

MGMT 5304. Personnel Problems Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Concerned with developing the student's proficiency in applying principles and technical tools to such personnel problems as employment, employee education and training, labor relations, industrial health and safety, wage and salary administration, and employee services.

MGMT 5306. Influencing Organizational Productivity through Interpersonal Relations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A practical and theoretical course dealing with interpersonal behavior and its influence on organizational productivity. Emphasis will be on identifying and classifying behavior in order to better understand behavior and to develop strategies for creating productive relationships with others. Particular emphasis is directed toward the impact of interpersonal behavior in business organizations and the potential effect on productivity. Materials fee required.

MGMT 5307. Responsibilities and Ethics of Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of an organization's social and environmental responsibilities to its employees, customers, and the general public. Practical emphasis is given to the case study method for evaluating the performance of various organizations. Establishes a theoretical framework for understanding ethics, principles and values of leadership as they affect the organization, the organizational environment and society.

MGMT 5310. Leadership Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Leadership is explored through the process of developing oneself as a leader while developing followers. Emphasis is placed upon learning the skills necessary to lead through the ethical use of influence in order to achieve organizational strategic goals.

MGMT 5311. Managing Operations and Services. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of concepts, models and methods used to effectively manage the manufacturing and/or service operations of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the design and use of cross-functional operations planning, control, and support systems. Topics of contemporary relevance will be examined to include supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, time-based competition, and quality improvement.

MGMT 5312. Project Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Project Management is a growing field in many disciplines from manufacturing to marketing and from technology to training. Students will plan, document, and execute a simulated or real project while learning the principles and practices of project management.

MGMT 5354. International Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Coverage of the management issues corporations face when doing business internationally. Topics include the impact of culture, role of international relations, ethical decision-making, international strategic management, organizational behavior and human resource management.

MGMT 5368. Organizational Development and Change. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study, research and analysis of pro-active strategies for organizational change using the theories and techniques of applied behavioral science. Examines the phases of consulting, strategies, intervention decisions and actions, multiple roles, skills and phases of internal and external consultants, ethical dilemmas and guidelines and the implementation of action research. A complete, step-by-step, intervention strategy is developed during this course.

MGMT 5388. Thesis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when the student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until the thesis is completed. Prerequisite: Approved research methodology course and approval of instructor of record.

MGMT 5389. Global Management Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 4.5 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content are then applied to practical experiences and activities in the foreign country visited. A study abroad at the student's expense is required. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion. Prerequisites: Admission into a COBA graduate program and permission of the instructor.

MGMT 5391. Management Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Selected topics of current importance to management. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

MGMT 5395. Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 8 Hours).

Prepared and supervised work experience in a management-related position with a public or private business organization. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Approval of MBA Director. Field experiences fee $50.