Graduate Management Courses

 

MANAGEMENT

MGT 555. BUSINESS QUANTITATIVE SKILLS.

Basic mathematic background in linear algebra and calculus necessary for an understanding of various quantitative aspects of organization planning, problem solving, and decision making. This prerequisite course does not count toward degree requirement. (3 hours credit)

MGT 600. MANAGEMENT SEMINAR.

Micro and macro examination of factors affecting behavior within organizations: motivation, leadership, interpersonal and group interaction, human resources, goal setting, communication, conflict management. (3 hours credit)

MGT 601. APPLIED DECISION SCIENCE.

An MBA core course designed to help students understand and apply management science and statistical models in a dynamic, competitive decision making environment using microcomputer technology.  Emphasis is on the use of information technology and formal models in support of managerial decision making. Models are developed and used in the functional areas of marketing, production and finance. These models are based upon principles from microeconomics; accounting/finance/control, operations, marketing and strategic planning/business policy. Prerequisites: MGT 555 or equivalent. (3 hours credit)

MGT 605. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

A survey course of the technical and legal aspects of human resources management and employment relations.  Topics include human resources planning, recruitment, selection, job design, performance evaluation, training and development, compensation, labor relations, occupational safety and health, and evaluation of personnel. (3 hours credit)

MGT 610. ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY.

Organizational design and structure and their relationship to organizational performance; innovation and change, corporate culture.  Organization examined from a multiple paradigm perspective. (3 hours credit)

MGT 615. RESEARCH METHODS.

Study of research process to include problem formulation, information sources, research design, design of data collection forms, sampling, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data, report writing and presentation of findings. (3 hours credit)

MGT 620. RECRUITMENT, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL.

This course examines the characteristics and design of performance appraisal systems and development of effective systems for selecting, classifying and placing personnel.  Topics include recruitment, job analysis, job design, validation, inter-viewing, placement, the design of performance appraisal systems, the strengths and weaknesses of different appraisal systems, understanding different appraisal techniques, guidelines for effective practice of performance appraisal in organizations, and program administration are covered. Legal impact on selection , placement, testing, appraisal, diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action programs, and reporting requirements are examined. (3 hours credit)

MGT 625. PRODUCTION/OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT.

Examination of the design, operation, and control of the operations function in business enterprises.  Topics include forecasting, production planning and control, materials management, and quality control of the operations functions, applications of management science tools to analyze and control production methods and processes. (3 hours credit)

MGT 630. BUSINESS MODELING.

Emphasis is on the use of information technology and formal models in support of managerial decision making. The use of decision support by formulating and developing a decision model, evaluating the effectiveness of computerized decision model of the business environment, and performing cost/benefit analysis on a microcomputer. (3 hours credit)

MGT 640. MANAGING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT.

An analysis of the global environment and its implications for managerial decision making with an emphasis on gaining an understanding of the factors that lead to changes in the pattern of world production and trade, technology, the political-legal environment, exchange rates and trade policy; analyzing problems in a global sense. (3 hours credit)

MGT 653. SURVEY OF LABOR MANAGEMENT RELATIONS.

The origin, development, and growth of unions in the private and public sectors in the U.S.; the development of current labor law; the collective bargaining process and contract administration in private and public organizations. (3 hours credit)

MGT 655. WAGE AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION.

This course examines the theory and practice compensation management and the effect of alternative wage and salary systems on employee performance. Topics include job analysis, job evaluation, determination of wage and salary structure, different systems of pay delivery, executive compensation, and the effective administration of compensation. (3 hours credit)

MGT 660. HUMAN RESOURCES LEGISLATION AND CURRENT ISSUES. 

Current legislation and issues in Human Resources Management. (3 hours credit)

MGT 680. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE.

A study of Management Science emphasizing deterministic and stochastic (uncertainty) models from applied management sciences: decision theory, simplex, transportation, and assignment models of linear programming models, waiting line models, PERT-CPM, inventory control, forecasting, game theory, integer programming, breakeven analysis, simulation, and network models. Prerequisite: Consent of Division Chair. (3 hours credit)

MGT 690. MANAGEMENT SPECIAL PROBLEMS.

Application of management principles and research methods to the study of a special problem in management selected to meet the particular needs and interest of each individual student. Prerequisite: MGT 600 and consent of Division Chair. (1 to 6 hours credit)

MGT 695. STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

An integrative approach to strategy formulation and decision making to achieve organizational objectives using cases analysis and projects. Prerequisites: ACC 600, MGT 600, MKT 600, FIN 600, and Applied Decision Science. (3 hours credit)