Master of Arts in Management Course Descriptions

GENERAL MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE COURSES:

MGMT 667 Business Ethics and Society (4)
Examination of the ethical, legal and social environment of business and its impact on managerial decision making.

MGMT 631 Management and Organizational Behavior (4) 
Study of organizational behavior, organizational theory and basic human resources management. Topics include managing individual performance, team and intergroup dynamics, leadership, human resources management, organizational design, decision making and management of change.

MGMT 610 Contexts for Contemporary Management (4)
Critical analysis course providing students with research methods, written and oral communication strategies, and leadership skills necessary for graduate-level work. Focus on diverse historical and cultural contexts in management thought, with special attention paid to shifting perspectives on organizational life.

MGMT 661 Introduction to Analytics and Decision Making (4)
This course provides an introduction to business analytics and applied decision making using simple quantitative techniques. Topics include cost-revenue models, competitiveness, productivity, forecasting, project management, and linear programming as they relate to business decisions in a dynamic environment.

SPECIALIZED AREA IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE COURSES:

MGMT 604 Managerial Assessment and Development (4)
Students assess and develop their personal skills, interpersonal skills, group skills, and specific communication skills through self-assessment, study of theory, analysis, practice, and application. Students assess their
career preferences and develop personal action plans.

MGMT 674 Human Resources Management (4)
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. Addresses goals of equity, efficiency, and effectiveness in a diverse environment.

MGMT 686 Organization Theory (4)
Students develop social skills and apply theories of organizational structure and design, decision making, power, politics, culture, innovation and change to real world case studies in order to make convincing recommendations to management.

MGMT 690 Strategy (4)
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 successfully completed MGMT 697W.

CAPSTONE
MGMT 695 Management Consulting Capstone (4)

This course integrates prior coursework within the program with student teams developing the relevant parameters for a consulting engagement and applying appropriate theoretical knowledge in that setting to prepare and present a project report. Prerequisite: all other MAM courses.