The major program consists of twelve required courses totaling 35 semester credits.
MGMT 604 Managerial Assessment and Development (3)
First course in the Master of Arts in Management program. Students complete an assessment of critical managerial competencies including: (1) personal skills; (2) people management skills, (3) analytic skills, and (4) management knowledge. Students develop a self-directed learning plan to address competencies in the four areas and competencies related to the student's career. Not open to students who have successfully completed MGMT 601.
MGMT 621 Contemporary Ethical Issues in Management (3)
Analysis of the history of management to provide a perspective on contemporary and anticipated issues of corporate social responsibility. Ethical and moral questions related to these issues are explored. Examination of ways in which businesses are an open system interacting with local, national, and global communities. Not open to students who have received credit for MGMT 620.
MGMT 622 Leadership and Motivation (3)
Examination of effective leadership, leadership traits, and motivation and reward of employees in a diverse environment. Topics include merging leadership concepts such as transformational and visionary leadership, stewardship, and leadership integrity.
MGMT 623 Team and Group Dynamics (3)
Examination of the benefits of organizational teams and methods for using the skills, experiences, insights, and ideas of team members to enhance organizational performance. Topics include where and how teams work best, and how to enhance team effectiveness.
MGMT 624 Communication and Conflict in Organizations (3)
Topics include active listening, assertive communication, the dynamics of conflict, interventions used to manage conflict, costs and benefits of conflict, and styles of conflict management. Focus in improving student communication and conflict management skills, as well as their ability to analyze interpersonal communication and conflict. Not open to students who have received credit for BUAD 692.
MGMT 610 Contexts for Contemporary Management (3)
Writing intensive introduction to the fundamental history of ideas that shapes contemporary management thought and practice. Emphasis on the critical evaluation of classical and contemporary texts in the field of management through analytical and argumentative writing.
MGMT 661 Decision Making: Managing Risks, serving the Customer, Examining the Numbers (3)
Provides an introduction to applied decision making using simple mathematical techniques. Topics include cost-revenue models, competitiveness, productivity, forecasting, resource allocation, and project management, as they relate to business decisions in a dynamic environment.
MGMT 674 Human Resources Management (3)
Study and critical analysis of theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in modern, complex, organizations. Includes topics such as personnel policies, workforce diversity, HR practices, employee discipline, health and safety, and collective bargaining. Address of goals of equity, efficiency, and effectiveness in a diverse environment. Not open to students who have received credit for MGMT
MGMT 686 Organization Theory (3)
Examination of organizations from multiple perspectives. Investigation of four organizational frames: (1) structural, (2) political, (3) symbolic, and (4) systems. Exploration, comparison, and integration of the four frames to bring new perspectives to difficult problems and build high-performing, responsive organizations.
MGMT 689 Managing Change and Organizational Learning (3)
Examination of components of organizational change and the design of learning organizations that are capable of continuous improvement. Students build the capability for creating and assessing knowledge.
MGMT 699 The Reflective Manager (2)
Last course in the Master of Arts in Management program. Students complete a post-assessment of critical managerial competencies including: (1) personal skills, (2) people management skills, (3) analytic skills, and (4) management knowledge. Students evaluate the level of integration from coursework and self-directed study. Examination of how well the competencies were learned. Prerequisite: taken after the tenth course in the program.
MGMT 690 Strategy (3)
Strategy sets a critical direction and guides the allocation of resources to achieve long-term organizational objectives. Examination of the formulation of strategy based on internal strengths and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threats in the context of changing technology and environment. Not open to students who have completed MGMT 693.