MNGT - Management

Volume 1: 2019.2020

Effective 1 June 2019 through 31 May 2020

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Course Descriptions

MNGT 5000 Management Dynamics (3)

Introduces the student to management studies by engaging the four primary functions of planning, organizing, leading (abbreviated coverage) and controlling. Expansion topics include environmental analysis, strategy and structure, and governance.

MNGT 5300 American Business and Management (3)

(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.

MNGT 5500 Professional Seminars (1-3)

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. (Note: WSBT 5000 is not considered a seminar course.)

MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3)

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.

MNGT 5650 Management and Strategy (3)

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. There is an additional course fee of $99. Prerequisite: BUSN 5200.

MNGT 5670 Managerial Leadership (3)

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.

MNGT 5710 Cross Cultural Management (3)

Culture's influence on attitudinal and behavioral differences that arise in international and domestic business is examined. Course considers various organizational models designed to address cultural differences at the interpersonal, intergroup, and cross-national levels.

MNGT 5870 Issues in Management (3)

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.

MNGT 5910 Ethical and Legal Issues in Management (3)

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.

MNGT 5950 The Woman Manager (3)

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.

MNGT 5960 Corporate Budgeting and Control (3)

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.

MNGT 5990 Corporate Responsibility and Society (3)

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.

MNGT 6000 Integrated Studies in Management (3)

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.

MNGT 6250 Thesis (6)

The student completes a management thesis project under the supervision of a faculty thesis supervisor and one other faculty member. The thesis option is recommended for those considering graduate study at the doctoral level. All theses must follow university guidelines and be deposited in the Webster University library. Proposal forms are available from the department web site. Students must secure approval of their proposal from the academic director or coordinator of the program at the site where the thesis is to be done. General policy expects proposals to be submitted before the 24th credit hour is completed. Prerequisites: Completion of all core course requirements for their major, as well as any specific prerequisite course specified for the thesis course. A thesis may not be substituted for any core course or for any capstone course requirement for the student's field of study.

MNGT 6500 Management Internship (3)

This course is designed to enhance the graduate management curriculum. Along with a faculty internship coordinator, students play an instrumental role in creating an experience that blends coursework knowledge with practical knowledge by working with a host organization under the supervision of a qualified professional. All work performed for the purpose of satisfying the requirements of the internship program must in some way relate the field of management. 

MNGT 9950 Travel Course-Issues in Management (3)

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. This course includes a mandatory short-term travel component. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.