Management - MGMT
The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.
500-level courses require graduate standing.
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Introduction to Organizations
Important organization and management concepts and applications. Their relevance to individual and organizational goal attainment. Emphasizes organizational structure, systems, processes, and change, national and global. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161.
Business and Its External Environment
Concerns the political, economic, social, legal, regulatory and international environment of business and the ethics and social responsibility of business actions. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161 and MATH 160.
Emphasis on organizational theories and models to analyze and improve functioning and performance of organizations. Structure, technology, environmental adaptation, and managerial control systems. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and junior standing.
3 OR 4 hours.
Characteristics of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations; approaches used to study organizations; theoretical and empirical analysis of organizational processes. Same as SOC 447. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): SOC 241 or MGMT 340 or SOC 244; and junior standing or above and an additional 200 or 300-level elective in sociology; or consent of the instructor.
Emphasis on understanding and managing people at work. Analysis of individual, group and organization topics including leadership, motivation, attitudes, group dynamics, and organizational culture. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and MGMT 340.
Human Resource Management
Examination of the activities involved in attracting, retaining, and motivating employees. Topics include planning, selection, compensation, performance appraisal, succession, and legal issues. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350 and junior standing.
Labor unions and their impact on business firms and society. Labor-management relationships and collective bargaining practices. Public policy, union structure and bargaining theory. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350 and junior standing.
Business, Society, and the Global Economy
Managing in a free enterprise system. Market, regulatory, ethical, and cultural norms. Internationalization of business; urban problems of business; landmark and contemporary case analyses. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Strategies and techniques for successful agreement negotiation and business conflict resolution. Includes applications to classic situations such as collective bargaining, interpersonal relations, and stakeholder concerns. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340.
Compensation and Reward Systems
Examination of compensation and reward systems designed to enhance employee motivation and performance. Topics include pay structure design, incentive systems, and benefits. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 453 and MGMT 454.
Managerial Effectiveness Through Diversity
Management of diverse work forces. Discrimination, affirmative action, career development, socialization and social change policies; historical, psychological, sociological, legal and managerial viewpoints. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340.
Impact of Technological Change
Examines the impact of technological change upon the business environment and the managerial process. Emphasis on alternative futures and the planning necessary to attain desired ends. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.
Career Planning and Development
Individual and organizational perspectives in career planning. Self-direction, networking, support facilities, and corporate management systems are considered. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 or the equivalent and junior standing.
Strategies for promoting the creativity, flexibility, and productivity of the organization and its management personnel. Readings and case studies from the public and private sectors. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 452, or consent of the instructor.
Transportation Systems Management
Provides a fundamental knowledge of problems and practices encountered in the management of transportation systems. Includes impact of public policy; capital facilities; industry structure; costs; operations pricing and environmental relationships. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350, or consent of the instructor.
Management of activities governing flow of materials and products through stages of production and distribution. Includes design of logistical systems and use of mathematical techniques. Prerequisite(s): IDS 355 or consent of the instructor.
Leading theories of ethics and moral choice. Analysis of ethical problems in business. Guidelines for ethical decision-making. Case studies in business ethics. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.
Special Topics in Management
Exploration of areas not covered in existing course offerings or study of selected topics in greater depth. Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and 9 hours of 400-level management courses, or consent of the instructor.
Multidisciplinary analysis of organization strategy and policy, using case method and/or business simulation. Assignments involve extensive library research and oral and written reports. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in the College of Business Administration and completion of all other CBA core courses, or consent of the instructor.
1 TO 3 hours.
Research experience under the supervision of a faculty member. The faculty member and student will determine the research project. Each student must submit a written report and each student must participate at a research event on campus. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Family Business Management
Special issues facing family-owned and closely-held firms. Emphasis on behavioral, operational, and strategic issues, family dynamics, and interpersonal issues in professional settings; succession planning. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA Program. Recommended background: MGMT 502 or MKTG 502.
Organizational Analysis and Practice
Organizational analysis and applications based on key organization theories; structure, technology, evironmental adaptation, management functions and controls, formal and informal organization. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MBA or M.S. in Accounting program.
The organization as a social system. Topics include leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, group behavior, managing change, conflict management, motivation and behavior, and interpersonal communications. Credit is not given for MGMT 541 if the student has credit for MBA 505. Prerequisite(s): Admission to MBA or M.S. in Accounting program.
Human Resource Management
Human resource management programs and policies. Staffing, training and development; historical evolution of personnel policies, modern labor force and technological trends; supervision, salary administration, human resource research and utilization. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 541 or consent of the instructor.
Management practices and problems in major nations. Legal and cultural factors affecting managerial policies and decisions; organization planning and manpower utilization; comparative management systems and ideologies. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 541.
Strategies and techniques for successful agreement negotiation and business conflict resolution. Includes applications to classic situations such as collective bargaining, interpersonal relations, and stakeholder concerns. Credit is not given for MGMT 564 if the student has credit for MGMT 594. Special topics: Negotiations. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 541.
Compensation theory policies and practices, including job analysis and evaluation, compensation surveys, wage and salary structures, merit and incentive compensation employee benefits and pension plans. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 553.
Social and Legal Environment of the Firm
Exploration of current ethical, social, political, technological, economic, and global issues as they relate to business and management in setting goals, making decisions, and creating policy. Prerequisite(s): ECON 520.
Research Methods in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource
Methodologies and industrial design appropriate for research in human resource and relations management, and organizational behavior. Students expected to complete a theoretically based research paper. Prerequisite(s): Ph.D. student status or consent of instructor.
Seminar: Topics in Personnel Practices and Relations
Relationships among work environment, compensation, unions and workers performance. Emphasis on legislation affecting employee selection, rewards, and the quality of work life. Prerequisite(s): Ph.D. student status or consent of instructor.
Behavioral Science Applications in Human Resource Management
Applies concepts, structures, theories and methods of organizational behavior to develop techniques useful for research and practice at the micro level of human resource management. Prerequisite(s): Ph.D. student status or consent of the instructor.
Contemporary American and International Management
Student teams evaluate case studies, present findings and recommendations for business strategies and research corporations of visiting executives, prepare presentations, and critique lectures.
Administrative Structure and Organizational Design
An advanced exploration of theories of administrative structure and organizational design. Course topics include: conceptual models; macro, middle and micro level variables and principles and strategies of organizational change and development. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 541.
Management of Innovation and Technological Change
Analysis of the role of organization structure and management processes in fostering innovation. Emphasis on issues in research and development, flexible manufacturing, government policy, and technology transfer. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 541.
Seminar: Topics in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Topics of current research interest in human resource systems and organizational behavior. Focuses on current issues in published literature and unpublished research. Prerequisite(s): Ph.D. student status or consent of the instructor.
Seminar: Topics in Strategic Management
Selected topics and current problems in organizational strategy. Research and field work in strategic planning. Application of theory and concepts to problems in strategic management. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the PhD in Business Administration Program.
Seminar: Topics in Human Resource Management
Recent literature including parameters of the field, system designs and applications, information systems, and studies of work systems, quality of work life, productivity and career management. Prerequisite(s): Ph.D. student status or consent of the instructor.
Study of strategies and policies that influence the long-term survival, growth, and character of business firms; strategy formulation and implementation in domestic and international organizations. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the final year of the MBA program.
2 TO 4 hours.
Directed training in conducting research in specific areas of management, and in developing skills related to the research. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Special Topics in Management
1 TO 4 hours.
An intensive study of a selected topic in management. Topics vary by section and by term. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Independent Study in Management
1 TO 4 hours.
Independent study under direction of a faculty member. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the head of the department.
Ph.D. Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours.
Independent research on topic approved for the doctoral dissertation. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
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