MBA8412 (BA 841). Organizational Behavior. (5) Prerequisites: none.
Thiscourse is devoted to a study of the empirically derived knowledge aboutthe behavior of individuals and groups in goal--seeking organizations.FA, SP
MBA8452 (BA 865). Operations Management. (5) Prerequisite: MBA 8041 orDSc 3100.
Thiscourse focuses on the design, management, and improvement of organizationalsystems and processes. Special emphasis is placed on the operating system,which produces the goods and/or services that the organization providesto its market environment. Operations management topics include operationsstrategy, process design, capacity planning, facilities location and design,forecasting for operations, production scheduling, inventory control, qualityassurance, and project management. FA, SP
MBA8993 (BA 899). Strategic Management. (5) Prerequisites: MBA 8041 orDSc 3100; MBA 8121 or Acct 2101-2102 and FI 3300; MBA 8403, MBA 8412; MBA8622; MBA 8642.
Thiscourse explores methods of directing an entire organization or a significantdivision in an internationally competitive environment. The perspectiveis that of the general manager who must integrate many business functionsto successfully lead a multinational organization. Topics include the identificationof organizational competence in light of external environmental and internationalconditions, the development of a business/corporate strategy that addressthe international market place, and the internal processes required forsuccessful implementation of that strategy. FA, SP
Mgt8150 (Mgt 815). Organizations, Work, and Literature. (3) Prerequisite:none.
Thiscourse is an examination of the treatment of business specifically andorganizations generally in literature. This courseis designed to aid students in viewing organizations from an external perspective,with the prospect of developing an in-depth understanding of organizationsand their leaders. Overviews of the organizations are stressed by usingan interdisciplinary approach to the study of various bureaucracies, businesses,governments, and other forms of organizations. Poets, fiction writers,essayists, and others comment through their works on modern organized life,work, the "organization man and woman," and organizational values. Philosophiesof leadership are considered, with accompanying attention paid to policymaking and direction by organization leaders. SP
Mgt8200 (Mgt 820). Theory of Organization. (3) Prerequisites: none.
Thiscourse is a universally applicable study of business organizations andtheir structure. Basic organizational factors and associated concepts arepresented and analyzed. Principles, practices, methods, and criteria arestressed. FA, SP
Mgt8250 (Mgt 825). Entrepreneurship and Enterprise. (3) Prerequisites:Fi 3300, Mk 3010, and Mgt 3500, or consent of instructor.
Inthis course it is recognized that a student may elect to go into businessfor himself or herself as an alternative to working for the large corporation.The course provides an in-depth study of the life style of the entrepreneur.Actual business opportunities are analyzed via group feasibility projects.The relationship of the entrepreneur to the formation and growth of theenterprise is studied. FA, SP
Mgt8300. Venture Development in Electronic Commerce.
Thiscourse examines the development of internet- or digital-based commercethrough the creation of prototype businessnes by student teams. Studentskills development includes the understanding of business creation andan understanding of the technical opportunities and inner-workings of theInternet. The topics discussed will cover enterpreneurship and new venturedevelopment, types of commerce on the Internet, and how this digital-basedcommerce works. This will be complimented by critical examination of existingInternet- or digital-based business and the development of viable businessenterprises by the students.
Mgt8389. Directed Readings in Management. (1-3) (Replaces Mgt 838). Prerequisite:consent of instructor, good academic standing. FA
Mgt8400 (Mgt 840). Interpersonal Dynamics in Organizations. (3) Prerequisite:none.
Thiscourse is designed to help the student understand the dynamic complexitiesof individual behavior in groups within organizations. The course providesan opportunity to develop skills in working as both a member and a leaderin work groups and in diagnosing and solving problems between varying unitsof the organization. FA
Mgt8420E (Expeimental). Field Study in Entrepreneurship. (3) Prerequisites:Permission of instructor. The criteria will be (1) evidence of interestin and knowledge of entrepreneurship and (2) a match between availableinternships and the students's skills.
FieldStudy in Entrepreneurship immerses graduate students in the planning andexecution of complex entrepreneurial activities in a small existing orstart-up business. Activities involve new business formatio, directionsetting, growth, or turnaround. While students will be under thesupervision of the faculty, they are expected to display responsible independentaction and to interact frequently with a business founder, owner, or chiefexecutive. Students must apply concepts learned in other business coursesto their field study experience and to report orally and in written forthe lessons learned. The course may be repeated once for credit.
Mgt8430. Enhancing Leadership Skills. (3) Prerequisite: MBA 8412.
Participantsin this course undergo a thorough assessment of their leadership skillsthat include a formal assessment and collecting information from peoplefamiliar with the individual. Participants receive feedback about theirinterpersonal leadership skills and how to improve them. Skill improvementwill come from activities conducted in class, with rehearsal and feedback,as well as from out-of-class tasks that participants design themselves.The course is premised on the assumption that participants have had someleadership experience, since the course will require participants to reflecton their leadership experience and skills so that their leadership skillscan be improved. FA, SP
Mgt8440 (Mgt 844). Work Team Design and Development. (3) Prerequisite:MBA 8412.
Thiscourse provides a structured approach to designing, implementing, and developingwork teams in organizations. Topics include: work teams as a vehicle toimproving organizational performance, designing a team-based organization,work team implementation issues, training and developing teams, team buildingprograms, and leadership in a team-based organization. SP
Mgt8450 (Mgt 845). Organizational Development and Change. (3) Prerequisites:MBA 8412, Mgt 8200.
Thiscourse is designed to train theorists/researchers/practitioners in organizationaldevelopment and change. It provides an overview of the theory and practiceof making organizations more effective by changing individual attitudesand behaviors, group relationships, and organizational cultures. An experientialapproach to organizational development interventions and methods is offered.FA, SP
Mgt8510 (Mgt 851). Operations Planning and Control. (3) Prerequisite:MBA 8452 or CMBA 8040 or consent of instructor. CSP:1.
Thiscourse covers the design of information and decision systems for allocatingresources and scheduling activities. Emphasis is on developing conceptualstructures for guiding the design of integrated planning and control systemsin complex, changing environments. Topics include inventory control, forecasting,capacity planning, scheduling, material and resource requirements planning,and the design of computer-based systems for integrated planning and control.FA
Mgt8520. Seminar in the Design of Operating Systems. (3) (Replaces Mgt 896)Prerequisite: MBA 8452 or CMBA 8040 or consent of instructor.
Thiscourse is an integrated examination of the significant literature on thedesign and improvement of production/operating systems. Topics includeinnovation processes, technological forecasting, product and process design,facilities location and layout, job design, production standards, incentivesystems and productivity improvement. FA
Mgt8540 (Mgt 854). Production/Operations Strategy. (3) Prerequisite: MBA8452 or CMBA 8040.
Thiscourse addresses the development and implementation of production/operationsstrategy and the integration of this strategy with the corporate, business,and other functional strategies of the organization. Topics include alternateproduction strategies and their characteristics, strategy selection, technologymanagement, organization design for operations, integration of informationtechnology into the production environment, and implementation of operationsstrategy. FA
Mgt8550 (Mgt 855). Applications of Simulation in Management. (3) Prerequisite:MBA 8041. CSP:1.
Thiscourse studies the application of computer-based simulation models as managementtools in planning, policy formulation, systems analysis/design, research,and training. In addition, the course covers the process by which simulationmodels are developed, validated, and experimentally manipulated. Exposureto a high level language is also included. SP
Mgt8560 (Mgt 856). Principles of Quality Management. (3) Prerequisite:MBA 8452 or CMBA 8040 or Mgt 4700.
Thiscourse addresses a strategic, structured approach to the design and developmentof quality management programs in manufacturing and services. Both theanalytical and the behavioral aspects of quality management are addressed.Topics include the strategic importance of quality to organization successand the importance of customer orientation and human resources managementin a total quality management program. FA
Mgt8580. Project Management (3) (Replaces Mgt 882). Prerequisite: An introductorycourse in probability and statistics
Thiscourse covers management techniques that are applicable to a wide varietyof project types including: information systems development, business start-ups,marketing campaigns, facility relocations, construction, research, andspecial events. Emphasis is on processes for scheduling, budgeting, andcontrolling projects. The selection and application of project managementsoftware are addressed. Other topics include project organizational structures,qualifications and roles of the project manager, project leadership, teambuilding, and the management of conflict and stress in projects. FA
Mgt8600 (Mgt 860). International Management. (3) SP Prerequisite: IB 8090or consent of instructor.
Thiscourse is intended to serve both as a capstone to the international businessprogram and as an elective for advanced management students. It examinesthe major policy and operational questions facing international firms todayand in the years to come. Its focus is the interrelationship of externalenvironment and internal resources that results in both broad corporatepolicies and specific operational practices among multinational firms.The various international competitive models which emerge in differentindustries will be examined in terms of their environmental and corporatedeterminants, as well as the effects that the emerging patterns have onoperational policies and procedures. The course employs cases, a projectby which the student prepares an international strategy for a firm of hisor her choosing, and a negotiation simulation as principal instructionalvehicles. SP
Mgt8650 (Mgt 865). Philosophy and Methodology of International Management.(3) Prerequisites: MBA 8412 and consent of instructor.
Theobjective of this course is to help students develop an understanding ofthe discipline of management from a global perspective. Historical andcomparative approaches are used to trace the discipline from its beginningdays to modern times. This global perspective is then used to examine selectedcontemporary challenges in international management. SP
Mgt8660 (Mgt 866). Management and Cross-National Environments. (3) Prerequisites:MBA 8412, consent of instructor.
Thiscourse involves an analysis of the impact of cultural, economic, societal,and related influences on the practice of management. Concepts and practicesof organizing, motivating employees, labor/management relations, and otherconcerns are examined in different national settings. The human elementin the managerial process is emphasized, and situational influences areidentified and analyzed. An extensive international on-site program isan integral part of the course. SP
Mgt8670. Multinational Perspectives in Organizational Behavior. (3) Prerequisite:MBA 8412.
Microand macro dimensions of organizational behavior are considered from anintentional perspective to prepare students to better understand workplacebehavior and human performance in a variety of cultural settings. FA
Mgt8700 (Mgt 870). Contemporary Management Philosophy. (3) Prerequisite:none.
Variousapproaches to the management process will be analyzed. Attention is focusedon such topics as social, political, ethical, and religious factors havingbearing on management decisions. Emphasis is placed on the developmentof a philosophy of management by each student through a critical examinationof current managerial thought and action in our social and economic systems.
Mgt8810 (Mgt 881). Management Planning. (3) Prerequisite: none.
Thiscourse presents the body of theory underlying management planning. It studiesthe body of knowledge concerning decision making for strategic management,the design of organizational planning systems, and the implementation ofstrategic programs. FA
Mgt8520 (Mgt 896). Seminar in the Design of Operating Systems. (3) Prerequisite:MBA 8452 or CMBA 8040 or consent of instructor.
Thiscourse is an integrated examination of the significant literature on thedesign and improvement of production/operating systems. Topics includeinnovation processes, technological forecasting, product and process design,facilities location and layout, job design, production standards, incentivesystems, and productivity improvement. FA
Mgt9000 (Mgt 900). Seminar in Structural Aspects of Policy Formulation. (3)Prerequisite: consent of instructor. CSP: 1
Themajor emphasis is on the various structural factors that influence policyformulation and implementation and on descriptive theory. The forces whichcombine to determine what policies are formulated, how they are formulated,and how they are implemented are considered. Whenever possible the findingsfrom research are integrated into the discussion.
Mgt9200 (Mgt 920). Seminar in Organizational Behavior. (3) Prerequisite:consent of instructor.
Operatingfrom an interdisciplinary framework, the Seminar in Organizational Behavioris designed to explore the function, structure, and goals of organizationsas political, social, and economic units. Emphasis in this course is placedprimarily upon the patterns of relationships that are manifested duringthe various phases of organizational development. Special attention isalso given to all forms and types of research, both of an ephemeral andclassical nature, which provide an understanding of the complexities oforganization and organizational behavior. SP
Mgt9250 (Mgt 925). Reading Seminar in Management. (1-9) Prerequisite:consent of instructor. FA
Mgt9300 (Mgt 930). Methodology of Behavioral Research in Organizations. (3)Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Thiscourse entails the intensive study and analysis of various research andstatistical methods in the behavioral sciences toward the solution of problemsin industry, business, government, and education. The objective of thiscourse is to prepare the student for independent and meaningful empiricalorganizational research utilizing the methodology of the behavioral sciences.For each of several topics, the student will be provided a list of methodologicalsources, applications, and discussion questions. Students will be calledupon in class to demonstrate their mastery of these concepts, methodologies,and their attendant applications.
Mgt9400 (Mgt 940). Seminar in Organization Design and Implementation. (3)Prerequisties: MBA 8412, Mgt 8200, Mgt 9200, or consent of the instructor.
Thisseminar is designed to train theorists/researchers/practitioners in thedesign, redesign, and implementation of effective organizations. The seminarwill focus on the analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation ofboth the social and technical systems of organizations with emphasis onthe structural changes necessary to improve and maintain productivity andquality of work life.
Mgt9500 (Mgt 950). Seminar in Advanced Topics in Contemporary Behavior. (3)Prerequisites: Mgt 9200, DSc 8840, DSc 8860.
Thiscourse will be devoted to the investigation of significant topics in organizationalbehavior. This course can be repeated when the topics vary. Thiscourse is intended primarily for advanced doctoral students; Topics willbe announced in advance.
Mgt9600 (Mgt 960). Seminar in Operations Management. (3) Prerequisites:Mgt 8510, Mgt 8520.
Thisseminar examines the major problem areas, research findings, and researchmethodologies of operations management. Emphasis is on the critical evaluationof current theory and methodology and the development of research proposals.
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