Department of Management

Students enrolled in management courses hone skills and add to their knowledge base through courses in leadership, innovation, communication, and decision making. The content taught within these classes is supplemented by the latest trends in technology and by the global perspective necessary for success in today’s multicultural world.

Faculty

Department Head
  • James King

Courses

Management

MGT
512
Hours
3
Management Presentations

Instruction and practice of information presentation in a business environment. Topics include conference room presentations, media briefings, team presentations, television interviews and audiovisual development.

MGT
517
Hours
3
Leadership & Ethics

This course is an overview of leadership theory and models including discussions of ethical issues that corporate decision makers face.

MGT
520
Hours
3
Change Management

The major objective of the course is to introduce students to the most recent thinking about strategic change, its drivers, and the techniques that are currently used for its management.

MGT
522
Hours
3
Leadership Communication

Analysis of the role of communication in effective leadership for all management situations.

MGT
531
Hours
3
Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Placement

A course designed to acquaint the student with a scientific approach to the selection, training, and placement of employees. Validation of selection practices and evaluation of training programs are emphasized.

MGT
537
Hours
3
Strategic Human Resources Management

An analysis of methods and techniques used in the management of human resources.

MGT
538
Hours
3
Workforce Planning

An analysis of the internal and external factors impacting an organization's ability to implement its mission through its workforce.

MGT
539
Hours
3
Workforce Analytics

An analysis of the application of advanced data analytic tools to help address human resources concerns.

Prerequisite(s): ST 550 or ST 560, ST 521, ST 531
MGT
542
Hours
3
Management Communication

Methodology for understanding both written and oral presentations. Students develop a language to use to manage written and oral verbal skills in specific business environments.

MGT
552
Hours
3
Project Management Communication

Demonstrate communication effectiveness in a business context by completing a team project for a client, using written, oral, visual and interpersonal skills.

MGT
582
Hours
3
New Venture Development

This course provides an opportunity to develop a business plan for a new venture or for expansion of an existing company. Students are expected to acquire skills in evaluating business ventures; to learn alternative financing sources; to develop ideas for differentiating products; and to develop an understanding of what is required to harvest the profits of a growing business.

MGT
586
Hours
3
Small Business Consulting

This course is designed to offer education and training in the art of management consulting as it applies to smaller firms. The overall purpose of the course is the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will enable students to provide management advice to entrepreneurs and businesspersons to improve the performance of smaller organizations.

MGT
591
Hours
1-6
Independent Study

Open to all graduate students on an elective basis. This course offers students an opportunity to pursue a course of study that they design according to their own interests. Students may also work on a faculty-directed research project and receive credit.

MGT
592
Hours
3
Internship In Human Resources Management

Open to graduate students with the approval of the chairperson of the human resources management program. Graduate students receive on-the-job experience in human resources management in actual organizational settings, under the joint guidance of the cooperating organizational officials and faculty members.

MGT
596
Hours
1-3
Capstone Project

This course requires the student to apply his/her knowledge of the field of Management to recognize operational problems in the field. Further, the student must provide evidence of his/her abilities to communicate understanding of the problem, describe the analysis performed and organize this material effectively for both a written report and corresponding oral presentation.

MGT
598
Hours
3
Research In Management

A supervised study of specific issues and problems in management. The course is open to students in their final semester of coursework leading to the completion of a master's degree in management.

MGT
599
Hours
1-6
Thesis Research

Thesis Research.

MGT
610
Hours
1
Professional Development I

Provides doctoral students with an introduction to the academic community.

MGT
611
Hours
1
Professional Development II

Provides doctoral students with an introduction to the academic community.

MGT
612
Hours
1
Professional Development III

Provides doctoral students with an introduction to the academic community.

MGT
613
Hours
1
Professional Development IV

Provides doctoral students with an introduction to the academic community.

MGT
620
Hours
3
Organizational Behavior

A course designed to develop thorough understanding of individual behavior within formal organizations. Consideration is given to a number of important behavioral processes, including learning, perception, attitudinal structuring, conflict, motivation, and social reinforcement. Attention is devoted to the individual's effect on the organization and the way behavior affects the achievement of organizational goals.

MGT
621
Hours
3
Organ Behav Group Perf

A study of human interaction and interpersonal behavior within working relationships. Emphasis is given to findings of the behavioral sciences as related to management problems. Theoretical and empirical approaches to issues such as communication, socialization, and role theory are presented.

MGT
622
Hours
3
Current Topics in Human Resources Management

A course that gives special attention to the human aspects of problems that arise in technical, social, and organizational arenas faced with the need to change. The course includes detailed analyses of organizations as systems and of organizational leadership, change, and development.

MGT
623
Hours
3
Contemporary Issues in Organizational Theory

This course deals with the definition and grouping of work units, the relationships between work units, and the assignment of decision-making authority to units within a contingency framework. Special emphasis is placed on the influence of the external environment on the structure and design of the organization.

MGT
625
Hours
3
Foundations of Strategic Management

This seminar provides students with the theoretical foundation necessary to conduct empirical research in strategic management through the study of seminal works and current literature.

MGT
690
Hours
3
Research Methods I

The purpose of this class is to build skills in the design, conduct and evaluation of research. Students are introduced to the basics of designing studies to test hypotheses and research.

MGT
691
Hours
3
Research Methods II

Research Methods II.

MGT
692
Hours
3
Scholarly Communication

Students improve their ability to communicate with peers about research through instruction in the argument structure, organization, style, delivery, and mechanics of scholarly genres.

Prerequisite(s): admission to a doctoral program
MGT
698
Hours
3
Research in Management

A supervised study and investigation of specific problems in management. Open to students nearing the completion of coursework for the PhD.

MGT
699
Hours
1-15
Dissertation Research

Dissertation Research.

General Business Admin

GBA
515
Hours
3
Effective Negotiations

This course will employ negotiations exercises, expert guest speakers and additional readings to help students master negotiation skills.

GBA
525
Hours
3
Business Policy

An integrative study of the manager's role as chief strategy maker and chief strategy implementer, using case analysis and management simulation techniques.

GBA
526
Hours
3
Competitive Strategy

Examines conceptual tools for the in-depth analysis of industries and competitors; how to build and defend competitive advantages and how to formulate a successful competitive strategy. Usually offered spring semester.

GBA
527
Hours
3
Strategy Implementation

An examination of the tasks of strategic leadership and the action alternatives for matching internal organizational conditions to the requirements of strategy execution. Usually offered spring semester.

GBA
571
UH
Hours
1.5
STEM Business Honors VII

This course is the seventh in a series of eight STEM Business Honors courses that students take in the STEM Path to the MBA. It is intended to be taken in the fall semester of the students' senior year. It will focus on a year-long (two semester) project.

Prerequisite(s): GBA 371 and GBA 372
University Honors
GBA
572
Hours
1.5
STEM Business Honors VIII

This course is the last in a series of eight STEM Business Honors courses that students take in the STEM Path to the MBA. It is intended to be taken in the spring semester of the students' senior year. It will focus on a year-long (two semester) project.

Prerequisite(s): GBA 371, GBA 372, and GBA 571
GBA
591
Hours
1-3
Independent Study

Open to all graduate students on an elective basis. This course offers students an opportunity to pursue a course of study that they design according to their own interests. Students may also work on a faculty-directed research project and receive credit.

GBA
592
Hours
3
Managerial Internship

Open to all graduate students on an elective basis. Through the cooperation of participating organizations, students are exposed to actual management situations and are given an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to practical decision problems.

GBA
596
Hours
1-3
Capstone Project

The course requires the student to apply his/her knowledge of the field of General Business to recognize operational problems in the field. Further, the student must provide evidence of his/her abilities to communicate understanding of the problem, describe the analysis performed and organize this material effectively for both a written report and corresponding oral presentation.

Health Care Management

HCM
570
Hours
3
Introduction to Health Systems

This course provides a basic overview of health insurance, financing, delivery and payment in the US health system compared with other health care systems.

HCM
573
Hours
3
Advanced Issues in Health Care Management

This course examines current policy and social issues in health care management. Students develop the analytical skills needed by decision makers of health care organizations.

HCM
576
Hours
3
Advanced Principles of Long-Term Care

This course examines basic and advanced concepts of long term care organizations and management, with an emphasis on understanding the current delivery system and the unique challenges faced by practitioners, as well as the needs of long term care stakeholders.

HCM
596
Hours
1-3
Capstone Project

This course requires the student to apply his/her knowledge of the field of Healthcare Management to recognize operational problems in the field. Further, the student must provide evidence of his/her abilities to communicate understanding of the problem, describe the analysis performed and organize this material effectively for both a written report and corresponding oral presentation.