Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

MGMT - Management

MGMT 6671 Analytical & Inferential Tools

This course presents an introduction to statistical concepts and techniques useful to managers of organizations in both the public and private sectors. Topics covered include descriptive and graphical analysis, probability, basic inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and regression analysis.


MGMT 6673 The Human Env of Organizations

This course addresses topics which will help the student to understand human behavior and organizational processes that facilitate or hinder work performance. The topics in this course provide the foundation for understanding individual and group behavior and provide the student with appropriate theory which will enable them to solve various problems faced by managers.


MGMT 6675 Operations & Quality Mgmt

Prerequisite: MGMT 6671. This course is an introduction to key goods-producing and service-rendering issues, and associated theories, tools, and techniques that will facilitate successful operations management decision making. Emphasis is given to significant problem areas that novice entrepreneurs encounter in the modern business environment.


MGMT 6679 Strategy & The Business Plan

This is the capstone course in the full-time MBA program. It provides a venue for integration of the subject matter covered in the various disciplinary courses comprising the program. The culminating experiences involve operation of a company in a simulated competitive environment and completion of a realistic business plan for a new small organization venture. The focus is on solving comprehensive, multi-faceted management problems at the strategic, policy-making level of the organization including ethical and international implications. The course focuses on the importance of problem identification, strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation.


MGMT 6805 Independent Study

Comprehensive study and research on a topic of special interest. Approval of the graduate director and department chairperson is required prior to registration. *or approved undergraduate equivalent *students with an approved undergraduate equivalent should not enroll in this course

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MGMT 6910 Applied Decision Making

Prerequisite: College-Level Statistics. Parametric (normal theory) and nonparametric statistical theories, tools, and techniques that facilitate managerial decision-making in today’s business environment are the focus of the course. Topics include concepts of centrality, dispersion, sampling, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression, and selected non-parametric equivalents.


MGMT 6950 Organization Behavior & Comm

The importance of developing the mindset and the skills to understand the interpersonal aspect of organizations guides the course. The subject covers basic concepts such as individual motivation, decision-making, interpersonal communication and influence, power and politics, small group behavior, and leadership.


MGMT 6970 Strategic Operations Mgmt

Prerequisites: College -Level Statistics and MGMT 6910. An applied study of key strategic operations theories and methods that facilitate successful management of processes related to the development and delivery of both services and manufactured goods is the focus of the course. Topics include operations strategies, quality management, forecasting, process management, stochastic inventory control and supply chain management, lean thinking, and project management.


MGMT 6990 Leadership & Strat Decisions

Prerequisites: ACCT 6900, MGMT 6910, MKTG 6930, FINC 6940, MGMT 6950, and MGMT 6970. The course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to create, implement, and evaluate the innovative strategies needed for success in today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment. Through appropriate case studies, how real-world companies employ strategy in making critical decisions is explored. Areas of study include formulating relevant corporate action plan and addressing leadership issues inherent in working to create a sustainable competitive advantage.