MNGT - Management
2014-2015 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015
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In this course, the student is introduced to the basic concepts of management and organizations. Primary emphasis is given to three primary functions: planning, organizing, and controlling. Additional topics include: organization theory, the global environment, ethics, and decision making.
(For students who have satisfactorily completed English as a Second Language)
The international student is introduced to the language and terminology of business and management in the United States. Students examine the fundamental concepts and practices of American business and management and the social, economic, and political implications in the application of these concepts.
Students participate in seminars designed to examine contemporary issues in management. The professional seminar supplements the core and elective courses in the area of management by focusing on issues of current and special interest. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. Graduate students may apply a maximum of 3 credit hours of these seminars as electives to meet the credit-hour requirements for graduation. This course may not be completed by directed study.
This course introduces students to the basic principles of human behavior that effective managers use when managing individuals and groups in organizations. These include theories relating to individual differences in abilities and attitudes, attribution, motivation, group dynamics, power and politics, leadership, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and organizational structure and design.
Strategic management refers to long-term managerial decisions and actions that shape the organization’s pursuit of competitive advantage. This course introduces the concepts and processes underlying environmental scanning, and strategy formulation, implementation and control. Students then apply this knowledge in case analysis. The course also addresses the roles of leadership and coordination in successful strategizing.
Organizational leadership is the process of influencing other people to achieve organizational goals. This leadership course reviews and builds upon the basic knowledge of leadership provided in an introduction to organizational behavior course by expanding the scope and depth of the student’s knowledge of leadership theories, by providing practice in basic leadership skills, and by developing the student’s self-knowledge of his or her preferred leadership styles.
The cultural, attitudinal and behavioral differences that affect international business are examined. Course content focuses on the cultural differences between nations and how these differences affect social organizations. The management of multinational corporations from the perspective of environment, structure, process, and interfirm and intrafirm relations is considered.
Current issues in management are examined. The course focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to new and emerging topics in the field. Total Quality Management, self-directed work teams, workplace innovation are recent examples. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.
Students examine current topics in the areas of law, regulatory controls, and ethical issues. Discussions focus on the implications of these legal situations in management.
Students examine the role of women in modern industrial society. Emphasis is placed on the particular difficulty women experience in assuming managerial roles in a predominantly male enterprise. Course content focuses on the managerial tools women managers may use to control their organizations.
The student examines the method by which modern American business looks at the future and marshals its financial resources to cope with change. Course content focuses on the development of forecasting techniques, planning strategies, and the creative use of budgeting.
In this course students evaluate the role of business in society and the demands managers face in maintaining moral integrity while fulfilling their obligations as agents of organizations and firms. Special emphasis is placed on ethical issues confronted by middle managers, as well as strategic implications of corporate responsibility.
In this capstone course, the student is expected to synthesize and integrate the conceptual and theoretical knowledge and understanding acquired in the curriculum by use of case study analysis, a research project, or management plan. The emphasis is on the student’s development of written analytic material that can be utilized for program assessment as well as individual student assessment. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses in this major.
Current issues in management are examined. The course focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to new and emerging topics in the field. Total Quality Management, self-directed work teams, workplace innovation are recent examples. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. This course includes a mandatory short -term travel component.