Courses

MGMT 5301. Leading Groups & Teams.

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of how to effectively manage groups and teams in organizations. Topics include the basics of teamwork, internal dynamics of teams, and external dynamics of teams. Emphasis is on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems as well as an understanding of the practical implications concerning each of these topics.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5302. Employment Law.

This course will examine the applicable common law and statutory legal rules relevant to various employment situations. Students will analyze specific employment situations in order to identify the relevant legal facts and issues. They will apply the appropriate legal rules to specific situations in order to come to a conclusion about potential legal liability. Students will learn how to make specific recommendations for employers to deal with a wide variety of potential legal issues in order to make reasonable recommendations that will avoid or reduce legal liability. In addition the course will compare, contrast, and evaluate various systems for resolving employment disputes and legal claims (e.g. negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5303. Social Issues in Management.

The objective of this course is to provide a broad review of social issues in management. Topics include ethical issues for managers, social issues in organizational behavior and human resource management, and social issues in strategic management. Emphasis is on developing a theoretical grasp of issues and problems as well as an understanding of the practical implications concerning each of these topics.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5304. Negotiation & Conflict Mgmt.

This course examines theories and concepts related to negotiation and the dynamics of bargaining in business contexts. Students will develop the ability to analyze and implement different negotiation styles and tactics in order to successfully manage conflict relationships typically found in business settings. Both intellectual and experiential learning components will be used to study a broad range of negotiation situations in many contexts including marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, human resource and industrial relations across a wide range of industries.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5305. Cross-Cultural Management.

This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of effective cross-cultural management and the challenges that are likely to emerge while working internationally. The course focuses on international organizational behavior and human resource issues and practices in transnational organizations. The course is divided into three modules: (a) understanding the effects of culture on attitudes and behavior, (b) organizational and human resource issues such as teamwork, leadership, and negotiation, and (c) preparation for working in or working with people in international assignments.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5306. Diversity in Organizations.

Inclusive workplaces build on equal opportunity principles to create a culture of respect, involvement and success for all employees. This course involves an examination of individual differences and group affiliations that create a diverse workforce. It also considers paradigms that limit and promote inclusion and what each individual student, employers and society as a whole can do to promote inclusive workplaces.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5307. Career Management.

This course will guide students to consider major career questions that my emerge as a result of getting an MBA. The course will require in-depth reflection and the use of various self-assessment instruments as well as group work that will require fellow classmates to give each other honest feedback.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5311. Organizational Mgmt Seminar.

Organizational Management Seminar (3-0) An experiential study of management processes and problems associated with the social system of organizations including individual and group behavior, behavior among groups, and behavior of organizations in an international context interacting in external and internal environments.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5314. Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Corporate Entrepreneurship (3-0) Corporate entrepreneurship is the process of creating new ventures and generating innovation within existing organizations. This course examines organizational culture characteristics that facilitate or inhibit corporate venturing. Emphasis is placed on the process by which new venture opportunities are identified, launched and managed. The course focuses on the behaviors of venture team members associated with success.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT,BAMA,BSAD,ECON

Prerequisite(s): (MGMT 5311 w/C or better)

MGMT 5325. Management Strategy and Policy.

Management Strategy and Policy (3-0) A seminar devoted to an investigation, analysis, and discussion of American business problems, trends, policies, and major issues. To be taken in the last semester.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT,BAMA,BSAD,ECON

MGMT 5335. International Strategic Mgmt.

International Strategic Management (3-0) A study of the global competitive and economic factors that shape the environment in which firms operate. The distinctive nature of the business environment in developing countries, and the managerial implications of that, will be highlighted.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5336. Effective Mgmt of Human Resour.

Effective Management of Human Resources (3-0). A study of methods to effectively utilize and manage human resources in a rapidly changing business environment. Topics covered include planning, staffing, appraising, compensating, training, career management, improving the work environment, and establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

MGMT 5345. Global Management.

Global Management (3-0) This course seeks to provide students with a synthesis of knowledge about globalization and organizational life. Additionally, it deals with the manner in which organizations orient themselves in order to respond to issues that stem from differing cultural logics.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MGMT 5311 w/C or better)

MGMT 5346. Total Quality Management.

Total Quality Management (3-0) Analysis of the philosophy of total quality, world class, and productivity management theories. Students will be exposed to "real world" practitioners and problems to build a perspective on problems faced by businesses, of all sizes and forms, in light of global competition.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (QMB 5311 w/C or better ) AND (MGMT 5311 w/C or better)

MGMT 5392. Dir Individual Study in Mgmt.

Directed Individual Study in Management (0-0-3) This course may be repeated, but no more than three semester credit hours may be applied to satisfy the requirements for the master's degree.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT,BAMA,BSAD,ECON

MGMT 5394. Current Issues In Management.

Current Issues In Management (3-0) A course organized to investigate special topics and current issues in management. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT,BAMA,BSAD,ECON,LEST

Prerequisite(s): (MGMT 5311 w/C or better)