Courses

MGT 5501 International Business Environment Credit: 1.5

The aim of this course is to provide a broad introduction of the international business environment. Students will develop understanding of different economic, cultural political and legal environments affecting international business activities. They will further explore why international trade and government interventions occur among and across countries and how world financial institution have developed historically.

Prerequisites: completion of introductory coursework in accounting, economics, statistics and finance.

MGT 5502 Leadership in Organizations Credit: 1.5

This course focuses on how organizations work and how leaders can help them work better, Its goal is to provide ideas, tools, and tactics that will help students become more effective leaders. The course is designed to challenge students conceptually through readings, discussions, and developmental assessments, and to challenge at the level of self-awareness and action through teamwork, reflective activities, role plays, case applications, ad "leadership challenges".

MGT 5503 Leadership Residency Credits: 3

This course introduces students to fundamentals of business and effective leadership practice by looking at two different academic areas. Team and Community Building focuses on the fundamentals of collaborative teamwork and basic concepts in the program's leadership curriculum. The other area, Financial Decisions and Societal Goals, overviews approaches to management strategy rooted in financial modeling and analysis.

Prerequisites: Admission to Executive MBA Program.

MGT 5504 Immersion in Legal and Ethical Managment of the Enterprise Credit: 1.5

This course will introduce students to some of the common legal and ethical issues that confront entrepreneurial businesses and non-profit organizations. Students will be exposed ti the major differences between U.S. and international approaches regarding these issues. Working individually and in groups, students will be asked to solve problems regarding business formation, employment, intellectual property, contract formation and dispute resolution. Students will demonstrate their understanding by writing about real-world examples involving the legal and ethical concepts covered in the course.

MGT 5505 Organizational Behavior Credits: 3

A study of individual, group, and organizational behavior and processes. This course examines social and behavioral sciences methods and theories which apply to the understanding of administrative social systems. Classroom activities will utilize lectures, laboratory training, and clinical cases.

MGT 5506 Contract Negotiation And Dispute Resolution Credits: 3

This course surveys the conceptual framework for negotiating legally binding contracts and examines contemporary institutions and processes for resolving contractual disputes. Particular attention will be given to identifying and appreciating strategies, practices, and specific rules by which binding contractual rights and duties are determined in the United States and in international jurisdictions. Working independently and in teams, students will assimilate the legal rules and negotiation strategies and apply them to common business transactions and disputes.

MGT 5507 Human Capital Management Credit: 1.5

This course seeks to provide managers with knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively manage human capital in organization of all sizes. It presents an overview of the theory, research, and practices used to strategically align HR policies and practices with the organization's overall business goals. The course highlights how HR policies and practices can support business objectives in a diverse, global environment while supporting ethical principles. Within a strategic HRM framework, functional areas of staffing, training and development, performance management, total rewards (compensation and benefits), and managing employment relationships are covered.

MGT 5509 Strategic Management Credit: 1.5

This course covers the classic and contemporary conceptual models in the Strategic Management domain. Students study, compare, and critique the models as they apply them to written, live, and videoed cases. The selected set of cases includes companies focused on both domestic and international markets.

Prerequisites: FIN 5507, DSOM 5507, MKT 5501.

MGT 5510 Legal And International Environment Of Business Credits: 3

This course provides an essential introduction to the domestic and international environment of business. Particular attention is given to the comparative historical development, cultural, economic, legal and political context for the conduct of business in the U.S. and abroad. Topics include international trade; international management; alternative modes of international operations; international finance and exchange rates; international marketing; international human resources; international business strategy and protection of property interest, including worldwide protection of intellectual property, private contracts, multilateral agreements, dispute resolution systems and the influence of government trade.

MGT 5513 Economic Policy And Managerial Control Credits: 3

Students will study the analysis of the industrial foundations and economic institutions of modern times; the politics of industrial control, including power relationships in economic nationalization and planning and theory of managerial industrialism and business enterprise.

MGT 5516 Leading Teams Credits: 3

This course is designed to enhance the student's understanding of designing, forming, developing, leading, and evaluating high-performing teams in traditional and virtual organizations. In-class projects will facilitate students' assessment and application of their own talents to the arts of member selection, coaching, and trust building to engage team members in productive and ethical group processes to achieve successful outcomes. Cases will be used to diagnose and potentially solve team difficulties considering intra-team, organizational, and extra-organizational factors.

Prerequisites: MGT 5505 (or equivalent).

MGT 5517 Leading Through Influence and Persuasion Credits: 3

This course challenges students to think about power dynamics in organizations and the array of influence approaches leaders develop and use to build support for their ideas and strategies. Using reading, case studies, and self-reflection tolls, this course engages students in critical thinking about business scenarios that require a variety of leader influence strategies beyond traditional "command and control" approaches. Through exploration of concepts such as mapping the terrain, building social capital, and managing across, students develop a toolkit of ethical strategies for enhancing their organizational credibility and influence.

Prerequisites: MGT 5502.

MGT 5518 Leadership & Motivation Credits: 3

The course explores leadership as a relationship between leaders and those they are leading that enables people to work together in the service of shared goals. The course focuses on five basic tasks of leadership: (1) diagnosis-understanding what's happening; (2) shaping purpose and values; (3) enlisting and engaging people (including coaching, building high-performance cultures, motivating and inspiring); (4) sustaining momentum; (5) reflection and assessment.

MGT 5519 Conflict Management and Negotiation Strategies Credits: 3

This course explores the nature of successfully managing conflict in organizational settings, as well as the skills needed to be an effective negotiator. In this course, students will learn the difference between functional and dysfunctional conflict, how to stimulate functional conflict, various styles for managing conflict, ways to identify the desired outcomes of conflict, how to prepare for negotiations, various dispute resolution techniques, and the characteristics of effective negotiators. The course uses a variety of tools - readings, case studies, videos, and guest speakers - to engage students in real business scenarios related to managing conflict and negotiation strategies.

Prerequisites: MGT 5502.

MGT 5520 Strategic Benefits Management Credit: 1.5

This course provides a foundation for understanding how benefit plans can be strategically designed to attract, retain, and motivate workers. In addition to traditional health and welfare, and paid time off benefits, offerings related to work/life balance, wellness, benefit flexibility, and organizational culture will be included. Regulatory issues, such as tax and statutory compliance will be discussed.

Prerequisites: MGT 5507.

MGT 5521 Building Human Capital Credit: 1.5

This course presents strategies managers can utilize to enhance workers' knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to provide the talent needed to achieve the organization's mission and goals. Included are effective performance management techniques, training and development systems, and methods of effective supervision.

Prerequisites: MGT 5507.

MGT 5531 Leadership, Strategy and Human Resources Credits: 2

Focuses on the leader as a catalyst in developing high-performance, market -based cultures and as a human resource strategist in marshalling the workforce. Geared to the general manager, the course presents ideas and tools for building, bonding, and linking the workforce to accomplish the organization's mission. Topics include ideas and tools for identifying, recruiting, and retaining talent; developing and coaching subordinates; appraising and rewarding performance; and delegating to balance control and risk.

Prerequisites: Admission to Executive MBA program.

MGT 5533 Leading and Managing Change Credits: 3

This course provides students with analytical skills and insights to more effectively manage and lead change, especially within those organizations characterized by complexity and/or uncertainty. Using a variety of vehicles-including case studies, articles, and speakers-the course engages students in timely, real change scenarios and associated management challenges, such as adaptation in changing markets; turnarounds in troubled businesses; integrative change in acquisitions, and process change in stable businesses.

Prerequisites: MGT 5502.

MGT 5537 Competitive Strategies Credits: 3

Study of the processes of formulating and implementing competitive management strategies. Analytical techniques appropriate to the firm, the market or the industry will be emphasized. Major individual and/or group papers analyzing existing organizations will be required. Must be taken in the student's final semester of the program.

MGT 5538 Stategic Management Credits: 2

The study of the formulation and evaluation of strategy, including industry analysis, strategic positioning, and the boundaries of the firm. Students address the capacity of executive leadership to create and communicate a clear direction for a company's future.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA Program.

MGT 5545 International Management Credits: 3

Examination of the management of contemporary international business organizations through a study of the political, economic, social and technological factors and their relationship and impact upon the administrative activities and strategies of the international firm.

MGT 5546 Seminar in International Management Credits: 3

This course focuses on the issues that business organizations face in a global economy. The instructor will introduce global strategic decisions via case studies.

Prerequisites: MGT 5545.

MGT 5547 Global Initiatives in Management Credits: 3

Examines the management of contemporary international business organizations in the global economy. The course overviews the interrelationship and impact of political, economic, social, and technological factors, together with the complex challenges of strategy and execution in global companies. It includes a period of international residency.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Executive MBA program

MGT 5552 International Study in Business Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide a study-abroad experience for the student. The course involves three components: study if international business through on-campus lectures and discussions; travel to a foreign country for visitations to business firms, government organizations, and cultural sites; and critique sessions of the international learning experience after travel completion.

Prerequisites: special application and selection process.

MGT 5557 Leadership And Organizations Credits: 2

Focuses on how organizations work and how leaders can set direction, marshal resources, and build support to move initiatives forward. The course provides tools and tactics for assessing organizations needs and constraints through multiple lenses, and assessing one's own leadership strengths and weaknesses for development and alignment with organization needs.

Prerequisites: Admission to Executive MBA Program.

MGT 5560 Strategic Human Resources Credits: 3

This course will provide an overview of the theory, research and practices used to strategically align human resource policies and practices with the overall goals and objectives of organizations. The course will highlight ways in which HR policies and practices affect and are affected by organizations' environments and culture. Emphasis will be placed on high performance and innovative work practices. Particular attention will be given to assessing internal and external conditions and contexts in which HR policies and practices maximize effectiveness.

MGT 5566 Strategic Staffing Credit: 1.5

This course presents frameworks and applications for achieving optimal person-organization fit and person-job fit within organizations. The importance of strategically planning and implementing recruitment and selection processes will be addressed as it relates to various organizational contexts, including environmental threats and opportunities, organizational size, structure, and climate.

MGT 5567 Total Rewards Management Credit: 1.5

Total Rewards Management presents both theory and practice for designing effective rewards systems within organizations. The development of base pay and incentives and how they can be linked to performance will be covered. Characteristics of the work environment, such as recognition and development opportunities will also be considered in terms of their contribution to the total reward system.

MGT 5569 Leadership Accountability and the Legal Implications Credits: 2

Highlights the accountability of leaders and the challenges they face in the rapidly changing business environment. The course studies the political, social, ethical, and global environment in which American business organizations operate and the impact on today's leaders. Topics include creating and maintaining affiliate relationships and joint ventures, as well as prohibitions in anti-competitive behavior, protection of intellectual property, operating within a regulated environment, and securities law.

Prerequisites: Admission to Executive MBA Program.

MGT 5570 MBA Capstone-Global Management Consultancy Credits: 3

An integrative global management consulting experience for a real world organization that applies analytical skills in the areas of finance, marketing, information systems, supply chain management, human resources, leadership, innovation, international, and strategy.Course deliverables include written and oral reports for the client organization. The course requires travel to visit client organization's operations. Students in their last semester of the MBA Program, MS in Accounting, Master of Public Administration, MS in Finance, MS in Entrepreneurial Real Estate, or MS in Global Entrepreneurship. Students must apply to the program, admission is competitive; there is no guarantee of acceptance.

Prerequisites: MGT 5501 or MGT 5545.

MGT 5571 Influence, Persuasion and Change Credits: 2

Presents ideas, strategies, and tools for leading change in complex organizations. This course challenges students to think about the execution of change strategies through assessment or organizational power dynamics and appropriate influence styles for achieving results. Emphasis is placed on analyzing these attributes and skills most critical for building influence, especially in change initiatives, and on defining an ethical approach to leading, influencing, and persuading others.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Executive MBA program.

MGT 5572 MBA Capstone-The Capstone Consulting Project Credits: 3

An integrative management consulting experience for a real world organization that requires application of conceptual models and analytical skills in multiple disciplines including areas such as finance, marketing, information systems, supply chain management, human resources, leadership innovation, international, and strategy. Course deliverables include written and oral reports for the client organization. The course requires interaction with senior managers in the client organization with anticipation of in-person or virtual visits to the firm. Course is to be taken in the student's final semester of the MBA program.

Prerequisites: MSA, MPA, MSF, MSERE, or MSGE program student.

MGT 5574 MBA Capstone-Leading and Managing Change Credits: 3

This course challenges students to apply concepts and models of leadership and strategy to timely, real-world issues and problems across business and functional areas in organizations. Using readings, class discussion, field-based leadership projects, and peer consulting, the course will emphasize the integrating perspective of the general manager and will explore cross-functional vision, decision-making, and execution for leadership effectiveness.

Prerequisites: student in the MSA, MPA, MSF, MSERE or MSGE programs.

MGT 5595 Internship Credits: 1-3

An opportunity for students to integrate their academics studies via employment with a business/organization in the community.

MGT 5597 Independent Study Credits: 1-6

Independent study and research in areas of special interest under individual faculty direction.

MGT 5899 Required Graduate Enrollment Credit: 1