Graduate Management Courses

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 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.

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 5378. Strategic Business Planning & Policy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course provides students with an opportunity to integrate various topics related to strategic execution. The perspective of the organization as a total system, which encompasses internal, specialized sub-systems, interacting with an external, dynamic environment serves as the foundation of study. The emphasis will be on the development, implementation, and analysis of organization strategies and policies that impact a firm’s survival and success in a progressively competitive global marketplace. Models for strategic formulation, implementation, and control are analyzed for the facilitation of an integrated understanding of the courses that comprise the MSM curriculum. Readings and lectures illustrate strategic management theories and frameworks while case discussions, experiential exercises, and team projects provide opportunities for application.

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.