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Course Descriptions

MGT 502 Managing Innovation
Focuses on how managers initiate, lead, and support innovation within organizations. Concepts of creativity, design, and the conditions required for them to flourish are examined, along with the model of the "learning organization." The course introduces students to the practice of collaboration and provides opportunities to analyze management of groups charged with advancing new products for practices in organizations. (3)

MGT 507 Leadership
Enables students to become more aware of and thoughtful about leadership practices in addition to developing and expanding their existing capabilities. The course provides students with opportunities to examine and apply dynamics of creativity and design to organizational constructs and strategic thinking, to examine and assess leadership capability and readiness, and to integrate personal leadership philosophies and values into a reflective practice of leadership. (3)

MGT 509 Management Seminar
Examines major current issues affecting the management and development of the business enterprise. (3)

MGT 511 Business Essentials
Provides fundamental knowledge of the functional areas of business for non-M.B.A. graduate students within the School of Business Administration. The course exposes students to the constructs of economics, global business, business ethics, management, human resource management, marketing, information management, accounting, and finance. Students will be expected to integrate and synthesize their learning of these constructs by means of a comprehensive term paper. (3)

MGT 515 Leading and Managing Teams
Provides conceptual understanding of the principles of group and team behavior and the influence of organizational culture and group processes on group and team performance. Examines impact of group and team management on organizational development. (3)

MGT 525 Knowledge Management
Examines ways in which organizations create, identify, capture, interpret, evaluate, and use knowledge for strategic advantage and mission success. Considers both micro- and macro-level knowledge structures and organizational forms, from new and joint ventures to large organizations and multiorganizational systems, such as the U.S. government and innovation clusters. Emphasizes programmatic integration across organizational dimensions as well as how to lead knowledge management initiatives. (3)

MGT 537 Nonprofit Management
A graduate-level introduction to the field of nonprofit management. Topics addressed include managing the nonprofit and nonprofit leadership, the structure of the nonprofit enterprise, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, nonprofit fundraising, and nonprofit financial management. The course offers both a theoretical and a practical application-oriented overview of the field. (3)

MGT 551 Negotiation Skills and Mediation
Focuses on knowledge of, and basic competencies in, negotiation and mediation. Applies the Harvard win-win negotiation model to progressively more challenging role-plays involving multiple parties and issues. Provides techniques for handling conflict, power, and ethical issues in negotiation and mediation. Students will also have an opportunity to practice writing durable agreements. (3)

MGT 560 Ethical Issues in Business and Society
Examines corporate governance, business government relations, the impact of economic and social change, organizational ethics, and the political role of business. Considers the measures business may use to anticipate and provide appropriate response to changes in public and government expectations while defending legitimate business interests. (3)

MGT 585 Global Business Management
Examines the scope and nature of opportunities and problems in international business operations. Emphasizes the effect of culture and environmental differences and the skills needed to manage international businesses. Topics include the international business environment; multinational corporations as economic, social, and political institutions; strategy issues of control and coordination; and the operating issues of managing the workforce, other managers, and management systems. (3)

MGT 590 Organization Policy and Strategy
This capstone course for Management students requires application of disciplines and techniques learned during the degree program. Concepts and applications of strategy and sustainability are presented. Course requirements include completion of a portfolio, executive summary, and presentation of a major project. (3)

MGT 596 Special Topics
Explores a contemporary topic relating to some aspect of management. (3)

MGT 599 Independent Study
Students investigate selected topics in the major areas under the direction of a faculty advisor and the dean of the School of Business Administration. The Independent Study allows the student to develop and demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research, perform independent studies in a specialized area, and present the results in writing of professional quality. Prerequisite: permission from the dean of the School of Business Administration. (3)