Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems

Master of Business Administration

Tarleton's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered in Stephenville, Waco (in conjunction with McLennan Community College University Center), Southwest Metroplex (Fort Worth Hickman Building), and Online.

The MBA program is designed to develop the student's leadership, decision making, and critical thinking abilities. Students are given opportunities to make decisions based on critical evaluation of real-life situations. Graduate faculty members strive to prepare MBA students for current career opportunities and for competing effectively in the global arena of business.

Program Administration

The MBA program is administered by the head of the Department of Marketing, Management, and Administrative Systems, who implements the policies of the University, Graduate Council, and College of Business Administration and works under the Dean's direction.

Leveling Requirements

After an MBA, MS HRM, or MS ML applicant is admitted to the College of Graduate Studies, his/her transcript, application, essay, and test scores will be evaluated by a COBA Graduate Advisor. The Advisor evaluates the student's educational background and work experience to determine what leveling requirements or program prerequisites may be needed. Leveling requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be satisfied by taking graduate or undergraduate courses or departmental subject area examinations or through other appropriate means. A student whose undergraduate degree was not in business and who does not have relevant professional experience could be required to take some undergraduate courses (that cannot count toward the 36 hours required for the degree) to be prepared for successful graduate study in business.

Master of Business Administration

Required Courses
Required courses: 3
ACC 503Accounting for Management3
CIS 511Managing Information Systems3
FIN 507Financial Management3
G B 588Seminar in Business Strategy3
G B 598Business Research Methods 13
MKTG 5308Marketing Management3
MGMT 511Managing Operations and Services3
or MGMT 568 Organizational Development and Change
Electives or MGMT 588 Thesis 215
Total Hours36
1

Students need to complete this course within the first 12 hours of the program.

2

Students who are required to complete graduate leveling requirements (FIN 500 Foundations of Financial Systems and/or MGMT 500 Foundations of Management) may count one or both courses as electives in the MBA program.

3

The MBA degree program requires completion of a minimum of 36 hours of graduate-level course work and a minimum 3.0 GPA with no grade below a C.

A student may complete a concentration in Computer Information Systems, Management, Human Resource Management, a combination of Management and Human Resource Management, or Public Administration, Healthcare Administration, or an International concentration by receiving graduate credit for at least 12 hours of electives in that area. Some of the concentrations may not be available at all locations or online.

Before a student completes 12 hours of graduate credit in the MBA program, the student should contact his/her academic advisor and request that an official degree plan be prepared. The student may petition for changes in this degree plan at a later date, but these changes must be approved by the graduate advisor and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Comprehensive Examination

To be eligible to sit for the MBA comprehensive examination, the student must be fully admitted to the College of Graduate Studies and the MBA program and must be in good standing with the University and the College of Graduate Studies.  Students must have completed their core courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible to take the comprehensive final.

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

The primary mission of the Human Resource Management (MS) degree program is to provide graduate students the opportunity to develop critical skills which will prepare them to become successful and competent Human Resource professionals.

People are the most important part of any business. Businesses who are leaders in their industry strive to put human resources as their top priority in developing strategy, marketing, or operational excellence. It takes talent, dedication, and an educated Human Resource staff to keep these businesses at the top of their game.

It is an exciting time to be involved in the field of Human Resources. Changing demographics, laws and regulations and the continuing need to keep our existing workforce challenged and motivated establishes paramount for educated Human Resource professionals.

The Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management is a 36-hour program that provides the student opportunities to develop critical skills in areas such as research and job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and organizational effectiveness. Students gain knowledge and skills that are applicable in business and not-for-profit entities including state and local governments and military organizations.

The MS-HRM program allows students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in the Human Resource profession through the Stephenville campus' Online program. Our faculty and staff will assist you with an education right from your desktop! We invite you to experience the online learning process so that you can be the most important resource to your organization!

The Human Resources Masters program is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for having curricula aligned with their Human Resource guidelines.

Leveling Requirements

After an MS HRM, MS ML, or MBA applicant is admitted to the College of Graduate Studies, his/her transcript, application, essay, and test scores are evaluated by a COBA Graduate Advisor . The advisor evaluates the student's educational background and work experience to determine what leveling requirements or program prerequisites may be needed. Leveling requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be satisfied by taking graduate or undergraduate courses or departmental subject area examinations or other appropriate means. A student whose undergraduate degree was not in business and who does not have relevant professional experience could be required to take some undergraduate courses (that do not count toward the 30 hours required for the degree) to be prepared for successful graduate study in Human Resource Management.

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Required Courses
Required courses:
G B 598Business Research Methods 13
MGMT 501Organizational Behavior3
HRM 501Law and Regulation in Human Resources3
HRM 503Managing Human Resource Development3
HRM 514Workforce Planning and Employment3
HRM 516Compensation Management3
HRM 524Employment and Labor Relations3
HRM Elective3
Electives or HRM 588 Thesis 26
Total Hours30
1

Students need to complete this course within the first 12 hours of the program.

2

Students who are required to complete graduate leveling requirements (FIN 500 Foundations of Financial Systems and/or MGMT 500 Foundations of Management) may not count the courses as electives.

Comprehensive Examination

Students in the MS degrees in Management and Leadership or Human Resource Management programs are required to pass a comprehensive examination before receiving their degrees. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in the areas of Management and Leadership or Human Resource Management,  Students must have completed their core courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible to take the comprehensive final.

Master of Science, Management and Leadership

The primary mission of the Management and Leadership (MS) degree program is to develop the graduate student's critical thinking, problem solving, and life-long learning skills necessary to manage and lead organizations.

Tarleton State University's Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership is designed for busy adults who want to improve their knowledge, abilities, and skills in management. The 30-hour program focuses on one of the most challenging responsibilities for management today – leading change. Students gain knowledge and skills that are applicable in business, the military, government organizations, and private non-for-profit organizations.

This program is suited for you if you are wanting:

  • To deepen your understanding of how organizations should function
  • To increase your academic credentials needed for promotion
  • To increase your understanding of how to design and implement change within your organization
  • To acquire the requisite 18 hours of graduate course work needed to teach at the undergraduate level
  • To acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to help organizations through internal or external consulting

Our dedicated faculty focus on teaching and scholarly activities. At the same time, we pride ourselves in giving students personal attention and easy access. Students are the reason we exist.

The M&L program is offered in a traditional face-to-face format in Stephenville, Waco, and the Southwest Metroplex (Fort Worth). It is also available totally Online through the Stephenville campus. To pursue this degree, you need a baccalaureate degree, acceptance to the College of Graduate Studies at Tarleton, Internet access, basic computer skills, time that you can dedicate to completing the required course content, and the desire to complete an advanced degree that can provide opportunities for career advancement!

Leveling Requirements

After an MS ML, MS HRM, or MBA applicant is admitted to the College of Graduate Studies, his/her transcript, application, essay, and test scores are evaluated by a COBA Graduate Advisor. The advisor evaluates the student's educational background and work experience to determine what leveling requirements or program prerequisites may be needed. Leveling requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be satisfied by taking graduate or undergraduate courses or departmental subject area examinations or other appropriate means. A student whose undergraduate degree was not in business and who does not have relevant professional experience could be required to take some undergraduate courses (that do not count toward the 30 hours required for the degree) to be prepared for successful graduate study in Management and Leadership.

Master of Science, Management and Leadership

Required Courses
G B 598Business Research Methods 13
MGMT 501Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 502Human Resource Mgmt3
MGMT 510Leadership Development3
MGMT 512Project Management3
MGMT 554International Management3
MGMT 568Organizational Development and Change3
Electives 29
Total Hours30
1

Students need to complete this course within the first 12 hours of the program.

2

Students who are required to complete graduate leveling requirements (FIN 500 Foundations of Financial Systems and/or MGMT 500 Foundations of Management) may not count the courses as electives.

Comprehensive Examination

Students in the MS degrees in Management and Leadership or Human Resource Management programs are required to pass a comprehensive examination before receiving their degrees. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in the areas of Management and Leadership or Human Resource Management.  Students must have completed their core courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0 to be eligible to take the comprehensive final.

Accounting Courses

ACC 503. Acctg For Mgmt.. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of accounting as related to problems of making business and economic decisions. Includes both financial and managerial accounting. Readings, problems, and cases requiring use of accounting data. Prerequisite: FIN 500 or approval of instructor.

ACC 520. Health Care Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Health Care Finance offers an introduction to decision making in health care settings using accounting and finance theories, principles, concepts and techniques most important to managers. Credit for both FIN 520 and ACC 520 will not be awarded.

ACC 585. Accounting Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

ACC 586. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest; directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert by the student's professor. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

Economics Courses

ECO 508. Managerial Economics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Applies economic theory and methodology to business and administrative decision-making. The tools of economic analysis are demonstrated and their use in formulating business policies is explained. Topics include concepts of profits, production and cost functions, demand theory, competitive pricing policies, and business criteria for investment output and marketing decisions. Prerequisite: Approval of MBA Director. Credit for both FIN 508 and ECO 508 will not be awarded.

ECO 559. Eco Appl and Issues. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Seminar examination of the application of economic theory in the firm (micro) and in the overall economy (macro); in-depth research and analysis of current economic issues through critical examination of the professional literature and the current environment of business government. Prerequisite: ECO 465 Intermediate Economics or Micro and Macroeconomics.

ECO 564. Seminar On Global Commerce. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focuses on global competitive challenges facing business management teams. Students will evaluate how companies have strategically entered and developed international markets and managed global diversification. Students will learn to analyze international market potential, assess business risks and become familiar with institutions and national policies directing international trade. Prerequisite: ECO 465 Intermediate Economics or Micro and Macroeconomics.

ECO 586. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest; directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert by the student's professor. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

Finance Courses

FIN 500. Foundations of Fin Sys. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An interdisciplinary course that examines principles of accounting, economics, and finance as applied to the contemporary business organization operating in a global market place. Focuses on integration of theory and practice to develop framework for measuring, analyzing, and improving financial performance.

FIN 501. Int'l Fin and Bus Str. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course examines the major international issues pertaining to finance, including choosing and implementing an appropriate corporate strategy, the determination of exchange rates, international risk management, transfer pricing, and evaluating and financing international investment opportunities. There will be readings and case analysis and students will be required to report on research findings. Credit for both FIN 501 and G B 501 will not be awarded.

FIN 505. Case Studies Corp Fin. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course designed to use case studies and financial analysis to further the graduate student's knowledge and ability to make financial management decisions. Selected cases will be assigned for outside the classroom analysis, and preparation of proposed solutions. The classroom will be used to discuss the cases, the student's proposal for solutions, and desired courses of action. The cases will be such that students will be required to use prior knowledge, current research, and a good deal of analytical ability in preparing their proposals. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FIN 506. Fin Mkts and Inst. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is intended to give the student a broad coverage of the operation, mechanics, and structure of the financial system within the United States, emphasizing its institutions, markets, and instruments. Monetary policy of the Federal Reserve and its impact upon financial institutions are treated.

FIN 507. Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Course focuses on financial decision making in the modern corporation. Basic issues include capital budgeting, capital structure, corporate sources of funding, dividend policy, financial risk management, standard theories of risk and return, and valuation of assets. Prerequisite: FIN 500 or approval of instructor.

FIN 508. Managerial Economics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Applies economic theory and methodology to business and administrative decision-making. The tools of economic analysis are demonstrated and their use in formulating business policies is explained. Topics include concepts of profits, production and cost functions, demand theory, competitive pricing policies, and business criteria for investment output and marketing decisions. Prerequisite: Approval of MBA Director. Credit for both FIN 508 and ECO 508 will not be awarded.

FIN 520. Health Care Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Health Care Finance offers an introduction to decision making in health care settings using accounting and finance theories, principles, concepts and techniques most important to managers. Credit for both FIN 520 and ACC 520 will not be awarded.

FIN 585. Sem Consumer and Bus Fin. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will cover selected consumer and business finance topics. Examples include debt management, initial public offering of a new business, Internet based finance and regulatory aspects, and management of compensation. Students will be expected to research assigned topics and submit reports. Credit for both FIN 585 and HRM 585 will not be awarded.

FIN 586. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest; directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert by the student's professor. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

FIN 590. Selected Topics in Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of different topics in finance from areas such as investments, corporate financial management, and financial markets and institutions. This course may be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and FIN 301 or FIN 507 or approval of instructor.

General Business Courses

G B 501. Int'l Fin and Bus Strategy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course examines the major international issues pertaining to finance, including choosing and implementing an appropriate corporate strategy, the determination of exchange rates, international risk management, transfer pricing, and evaluating and financing international investment opportunities. There will be readings and case analysis and students will be required to report on research findings. Credit for both FIN 501 and G B 501 will not be awarded.

G B 503. Healthcare Law. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the federal and Texas legal system with an overview of the statutory and regulatory process as well as significant laws and.

G B 510. Intro to Public Admin. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An overview of the history and intellectual foundation of public administration including the major ideas, developments, theories, concepts, and contributors to the growth of public administration and its practice in the United States.

G B 554. Seminar in Intl Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Concepts and issues related to global business operations. Emphasis on the environment of international business and the operations of the multinational firm.

G B 565. Managerial Statistics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Review of applied descriptive and inferential statistical calculations. Examination of statistics as a decision-making tool under uncertainty; focusing on probability, univariate/inferential and multivariate statistics. Emphasis is on interpretation of statistical information. Student will evaluate and interpret data, and report on current problems in the student's field of study. Prerequisite: PC based or undergraduate statistics. MS, Management and MS, HRM majors must have completed G B 598 or have permission of the instructor.

G B 584. International Business Law. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of international commercial business and the legal environment within which it operates. The study of traditional international concepts of treaties, sovereignty, public and private laws, customs laws, licensing, franchising, environmental and employment law. Special emphasis on contracts for international sale of goods (CISG)< GATT and WTO Treaties, NAFTA, regional trade areas. In addition, a research based project will be required. Graduate standing required.

G B 586. Business Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest, directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert by the student and professor.

G B 587. Small Business Consulting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students will develop skill in diagnosing and analyzing problems of actual small business clients and will prepare formal written reports and recommendations for client implementation, Prerequisites: 12 hours of graduate work and approval of SBI director.

G B 588. Seminar in Business Str. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An integrated view of the business functions addressed in the MBA core curriculum. Applies case analysis methodology for evaluating complex business situations, developing strategic alternatives, and recommending effective solutions. Prerequisites: FIN 503 and MKTG 508. Pre- or corequisites: the remaining MBA core courses.

G B 589. Global Business Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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. Graduate students will be required to complete an extensive research project in addition to other course requirements. 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.

G B 591. Seminar in Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

G B 598. Business Research Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Nature, scope, and significance of business research and research methodology; primary research methods with applications to specific problems, place of quantitative methods in research and individual investigation and report on current problems in student's field of interest.

Human Resource Management Courses

HRM 500. Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Presents the fundamental principles and techniques of personnel management and examines the management of human resources from the point of view of the personnel officer, the operational manager and the employee. Examines the responsibilities of organizational leadership for incorporating human resource issues in strategic planning and initiatives. Emphasis is placed on current legal considerations, issues and research. Course may not be taken for MS HRM program credit.

HRM 501. Law & Regulation in Human Res. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Examines legal issues and regulatory processes related to employment relationships, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, privacy, employment testing and staffing, copyrights and patents, compensation and benefits, employee/labor relations, and occupational health and safety.

HRM 502. Human Resource Mgmt. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Presents the fundamental principles and techniques of personnel management and examines the management of human resources from the point of view of the personnel officer, the operational manager and the employee. Examines the responsibilities of organizational leadership for incorporating human resource issues in strategic planning and initiatives. Emphasis is placed on current legal considerations, issues and research. Credit for both MGMT 502 and HRM 502 will not be awarded.

HRM 503. Managing Human Resource Develo. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focuses on the management of human resources development training.

HRM 510. The Adult Learning Evironment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Examines learning patterns, interests and participation among adults, with implications for training and development programs. Particular attention is given to the joint responsibility for learning between trainer and adult participants.

HRM 514. Workforce Planning & Employmnt. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focuses on the legal, ethical and organizational considerations related to recruitment, assessment, selection, placement and appraisal of employees and managers within various types of organizations. Case law serves as a basis for discussing the role of the EEOC, INS, DOL and other enforcement agencies in this critical human resource function. Career development and record-keeping will also be addressed. Prerequisites: HRM 501 or the approval of the instructor.

HRM 515. Employee Benefits & Services. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Examines legal, social and technical issues and research surrounding current trends in employee benefit programs. Group health, disability and life insurance, retirement planning, time-off (leave) and wellness programs are addressed. Emphasis is placed on program administration, implementation and evaluation. Prerequisite: HRM 501 or approval of the instructor.

HRM 516. Compensation Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Analyzes the theories, concepts, operational practices and research related to managing comprehensive compensation programs. Various types of compensation plans, including job evaluation levels and wage structures are investigated. Emphasis is placed on the development of sound compensation programs which consider current trends, legal implications and social requirements. Quantitative applications are required to analyze various case studies and problems. Prerequisites: HRM 501.

HRM 524. Employment & Labor Relations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Exploration of the labor union movement and the process of collective bargaining, the formation of a union, labor agreement negotiation, labor agreement administration, grievance processes, and arbitration and mediation. Labor law and legal issues in labor relations are explored extensively to include the National Labor Relations Act and the functions of the NLRB. Negotiation skills are developed via mock labor contract negotiations. Prerequisite: HRM 501 or with the approval of the instructor.

HRM 555. Internship in Human Res Mgt. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Provides work experience in the human resource field under the supervision of a faculty-approved management sponsor. Emphasis is placed on the application of human resource management skills to real world, practical problems and situations. A minimum of 20 work hours per week is expected, with a total of 200-300 on-the-job hours required during the semester. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 graduate semester hours in Human Resource Management, preregistration coordination and approval of the course instructor. Field experiences fee $50.

HRM 586. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

HRM 589. Global Hum Res Mgmt Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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. Graduate students will be required to complete an extensive research project in addition to other course requirements. 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.

HRM 591. Human Resource Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

Management Courses

MGMT 500. Foundations of Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 501. Organiz Behav. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 MPA 501 and MGMT 501.

MGMT 502. Human Resource Mgmt. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Presents the fundamental principles and techniques of personnel management and examines the management of human resources from the point of view of the personnel officer, the operational manager and the employee. Examines the responsibilities of organizational leadership for incorporating human resource issues in strategic planning and initiatives. Emphasis is placed on current legal considerations, issues and research. Credit for both MGMT 502 and HRM 502 will not be awarded.

MGMT 504. Personnel Probs Sem. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 506. Inf Org Prod By Interpers Rel. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 507. Resp and Ethics of Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 510. Leadership Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 511. Managing Operations & Service. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 512. Project Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 554. International Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 568. Org Develpment and Change. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 586. Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 589. Global Management Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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.

MGMT 591. Management Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

MGMT 595. Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 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.

Marketing Courses

MKTG 503. NonProfit & Public Sector Mktg. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course will examine the role and application of marketing in public and nonprofit settings. The course focuses on a conceptual understanding of the marketing discipline and marketing processes and shows how basic concepts and principles of marketing are applicable to public and nonprofit organizations.

MKTG 508. Marketing Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of the planning and coordination of marketing functions specifically related to product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies. Includes case analysis and presentation of results. Prerequisite: MGMT 500 or approval of department head.

MKTG 509. Marketing Strategy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Develops the role of product, pricing, promotion, and channel and physical distribution in the development of a firm's integrated marketing program. Cases are used to evaluate and compose alternative courses of action.

MKTG 554. International Marketing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A global approach to the study of comparative marketing systems, including economic, social, technological, governmental, and political environments as they affect international marketing operations. Graduate students will be required to complete an extensive research project in addition to other course requirements.

MKTG 586. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest; directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert with the student's professor. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

MKTG 589. Global Marketing Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 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 county visited. A study abroad at the student¿s expense is required. Graduate students will be required to complete an extensive research project in addition to other course requirements. 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.

MKTG 591. Marketing Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

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

Dr. Thomas Bradley (MBA Stephenville, and M&L All Campuses & Online)
Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems
Business Building, Room 130
Box T-0330
Stepheville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9785
tbradley@tarleton.edu
http://www.tarleton.edu/mba/

Dr. Nathan Heller (MBA Online, Fort Worth & Waco, and HRM All Campuses)
Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems
Business Building, Room 130
Box T-0330
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9098
heller@tarleton.edu
http://www.tarleton.edu/COBAWEB/mmas/graduate.html