MNGT - Management


Effective 1 June 2024 through 31 May 2025

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Course Descriptions

MNGT 5000 Management (3)

This course introduces the principles of management and leadership by engaging the four primary managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Students learn to conduct environmental analysis, analyze strategy, structures and governance utilized by managers for creating effective and efficient organizations. There is an additional course fee of $30.

MNGT 5300 American Business and Management (3)

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. Note: This course is for students who have satisfactorily completed English as a Second Language.

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 resource allocation decisions either in pursuit of competitive advantage or pressing the current advantage at the right time. This course teaches students how to analyze an industry to understand profit potential. This course teaches how to conduct an internal analysis to understand relative competitive strength. The course provides hands-on experience in decision-making using the Capstone Simulation. There is an additional course fee of $99. Prerequisites: BUSN 5200 and MNGT 5000.

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. 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 analyze, synthesize and integrate the conceptual and theoretical knowledge based around the four program learning outcomes using a case study. The emphasis in on the application of theoretical and conceptual material found in management, leadership, strategy and problem-solving frameworks. Prerequisites: MNGT 5000, MNGT 5590, MNGT 5670, MNGT 5650, BUSN 5200, HRMG 5000 and HRDV 5630.

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 website. 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. May be repeated for credit if content differs.