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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
MANAGMNT-715

Financial Information for Decision Making

This course explores the use of financial information in organizational decision-making. It builds on basic accounting knowledge to extend the students' understanding of the financial implications of decisions.

Prerequisites
P: gr st, and, Acctg 300 or equivalent, or cons inst
    Credits3
    Lecture
    MANAGMNT-740

    Management of Human Resources

    Job analysis, recruitment, selection, development, compensation, retention, evaluation and promotion of personnel within an organization. Also deals with labor relations and laws related to EED and their implications for HRM.

    Prerequisites
    P: gr st.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      MANAGMNT-743

      Financial Management

      Financial Management examines the organization of advanced financial Management functions and principles for business; Management of fixed and working capital; short-term and long-term financial planning through investment and financing decision; domestic and international money and capital markets; ethical issues relating to business financial Management.

      Prerequisites
      P: gr st, and, BUS ADM 343 or equivalent, or cons inst
        Credits3
        Lecture
        MANAGMNT-744

        Marketing Planning and Strategy

        This course examines the sources and uses of marketing information as it relates to the marketing planning process, culminating in the development and evaluation of marketing strategy and tactic for products, distribution, pricing, and marketing communication.

        Prerequisites
        P: Gr st; Bus Adm 322 or consent of inst.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          MANAGMNT-746

          Strategic Management

          This course focuses on the formulation, selection and implementation of business strategies through assessment of organizational performance; competitive, market and industry analysis; development of strategic positions and identification of strategic opportunities. Students practice strategic thinking for a cross-section of business types from small, closely-held to corporate, publicly-held, multiple business enterprises. The concepts and ideas of the course are explored through the analysis of case studies. The course looks at strategic planning as an integrative process that links internal organizational performance to external, competitive factors and forces for change. The emphasis is to learn to think strategically.

          Prerequisites
          P: gr st and Managmnt 743 and 753.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            MANAGMNT-750

            Team Dynamics and Problem Solving

            Builds on a basic understanding of groups and focuses on team dynamics and team organization. Theories and concepts related to quantitative and qualitative decision-making and planning are integrated from an individual and team perspective.

            Prerequisites
            P: gr st.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              MANAGMNT-753

              Organizational Theory and Behavior

              The major theories and schools of thought dealing with administrative behavior, administrative process, and organizational behavior and theory. Attention is given to the similarities and differences between public, private and nonprofit administration.

              Prerequisites
              P: gr st and Bus Adm 382 (dept will monitor).
                Credits3
                Lecture
                MANAGMNT-757

                Leadership and Innovation

                Advanced concepts and methods of managing complex organizations and multi-organizational systems in the public, non-profit, and private sectors using a variety of creative learning methods.

                Prerequisites
                P: gr st and Managmnt 746 and 753.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  MANAGMNT-761

                  International Management

                  International Management develops an awareness of the impact of international forces on business, studies management concepts of multi-national organizations, and discusses establishing and conducting transactions with firms in other countries. Political and economic risk are examined as they impact various methods of international investment.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: gr st.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    MANAGMNT-770

                    Organizational Change and Transformation

                    Assessment and diagnosis of organizations for the purpose of planned change and development. Students will learn assessment techniques and analytical methods, how to link assessment to development, types of development programs and program evaluation. Specific topics include systems theory, applied statistics, group dynamics, and research design.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Managmnt 753 & gr st.
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      MANAGMNT-775

                      New Management Paradigms

                      Theoretical and philosophical foundations of new management paradigms. The course develops practical skills for applying this knowledge.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: Managmnt 753 and gr st.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        MANAGMNT-776

                        Organizational Communication and Conflict

                        Principals and processes used by individuals, groups, and organizations to deal with contention and diversity in dynamic work environments. Theoretical foundations and applied communication techniques for implementing and sustaining organizational change, manage and resolve conflict, improve work and business processes. Case studies and models are studied and developed as part of the class.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: Managmnt 753 and gr st.
                          Credits3
                          Lecture
                          MANAGMNT-781

                          Managerial Statistics

                          This courses focuses on statistical process control. It draws on probability theory and statistical principles to build statistical principles to build a statistical approach to quality management.

                            Credits3
                            Lecture
                            MANAGMNT-783A

                            Human Assets Management and Valuation

                            The Human Assets Management and Valuation subject matter is the intersection of the following academic areas: Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital, Finance and Accounting. The class will be offered as a mix of a seminar graduate class combined with independent study (about half and half). The class will meet for 24 hours and the rest will be devoted to independent, one on one (mostly one on one with the instructor) study. The time frame and the format will be a one month accelerated format. The assignments for the student will be, conducting one session by reviewing one article-assigned by the instructor, plus in-class discussion/cases, plus an individual project within the student organization of quantifying the value of a human asset by using number of approaches.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: Managmnt 715, 743, 753.
                              Credits3
                              Lecture
                              MANAGMNT-783B

                              Leadership Development

                              This course reviews classical and modern approaches to the managerial process as it relates to the manager's functions of motivating and leading in organizations. To be successful in today's complex business environment, managers must have a thorough understanding of the processes required to effectively influence individuals to meet organizational goals. Specifically, motivation involves the processes that arouse, direct, and maintain human behavior toward some goal. Leadership refers to the processes whereby one individual influences other group members toward the attainment of defined group or organizational goals.

                              Prerequisites
                              P: gr st.
                                Credits3
                                Lecture
                                MANAGMNT-783C

                                Knowledge Management for Sustainability

                                Sorry, this course does not have a description.

                                Prerequisites
                                REC: Managmnt 746
                                  Credits3
                                  IND Study
                                  Spring
                                  MANAGMNT-796

                                  Professional Project

                                  Intense application experience in which students will learn the fundamentals of project management. At the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of project management principles as well as develop and complete an applied project that will utilize material learned from project management and prior masters coursework.

                                  Prerequisites
                                  P: Graduate Managmnt student.
                                    Credits1-6
                                    Field EXP
                                    Spring
                                    Fall
                                    MANAGMNT-797

                                    Internship

                                    Sorry, this course does not have a description.

                                    Prerequisites
                                    P: gr st.
                                    • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                    Credits1-3
                                    IND Study
                                    Spring
                                    Fall
                                    MANAGMNT-798

                                    Independent Study

                                    Sorry, this course does not have a description.

                                    Prerequisites
                                    P: gr st.
                                    • Course is repeatable for credit.