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 5090. 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.

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 5303. Managerial Communication. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is an overview of foundations for professional success in business and professional communication. The course will focus on applying communication and management theories to practices in business organizations, implementing optimal business and professional communication strategies, and focus on effective oral and written communication skills for business leaders.

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 5313. Small Business Leadership. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Provide students with an overview of entrepreneurial best practices for leading through influence while incorporating self-reflection, strategic management, and high-performance team leadership validated practices for successful ventures. Explore the implications for comprehensive leadership abilities in the small business context and integrate fundamental insights from the entrepreneurship, leadership, and strategic management disciplines. Identify strategies and techniques for effectively leading small and medium-sized enterprise start-ups, and existing firms.

MGMT 5314. Family Business Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Family business management explores firm interworking’s within the small business context. The challenges of leading family firms are more complex than other small businesses due to family relationships, profit generation pressures, and self-preservation of elder family members to retain positions of power and influence. The course explores three management disciplines germane for understanding family firm complexities: (a) Founder-CEOs challenges, (b) firm culture, and (c) estate planning. During the course we will also examine family firm culture focusing on the individual, group, and organizational level influenced by entrepreneurial mindset governance structures. Estate planning processes influencing family firm vision, power, personality-driven governance structures, and succession planning.

MGMT 5315. Entrepreneurship Strategy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The entrepreneurship strategy course provides conceptual instruction for the conceptualizing, designing, organizing, and managing new entrepreneurial ventures. The course explores earlier stages of the entrepreneurial venture and scalability through mature life cycles in the following order: (a) discovery phase, (b) market research, (c) product/service, (d) venture scaling, (e) sale/ownership and (f) entrepreneurship theories, and (g) frameworks.

MGMT 5325. Trends and Issues in Entrepreneurship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of trends, topics, and opportunities in the entrepreneurial/small business arena. The course will explore the ever-changing environment of the 21st century entrepreneur with a focus on emerging trends, current research, popular press publications and articles, and other present day resources. Identification of potential impact, implications, and/or opportunities for the current or prospective entrepreneur will be a focus.

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 & Leading Change. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Apply behavioral science research, theories, and practices and analyze strategies for organizational change and development. This includes the study of change models, interventions, communication strategies, and motivation and behaviors, with a focus on leading change initiatives. Discovery of frameworks helpful in guiding and leading the change process are highlighted.

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.