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Management Courses

HRMT 323: Principles of Human Resource Administration

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Covers the underlying principles of personnel administration used in organizations by personnel departments and often by line managers. Uses case studies and exercises to illustrate the practical implications of various principles.


MGMT 201: Introduction to Technology Innovation Management

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course discusses the basics every manager needs to organize successful technology-driven innovation in both entrepreneurial and established firms. We start by examining innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage and then examine how to build organizations that excel at identifying, building and commercializing technological innovations.


MGMT 210: Research Methods I

Credits: 2.0
Level: UG

This course enables undergraduate students to design research in business and related disciplines. Students develop techniques in the selection and design of appropriate research methodologies in the identification of a research problem in a business environment. The course examines the research process from problem identification and setting through a review of pertinent literature as secondary sources and an examination of the descriptive research design.


MGMT 211: Research Methods II

Credits: 2.0
Level: UG

This course introduces students to the group of approaches to social science and humanistic research known as qualitative inquiry. These approaches include ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, case study, and narrative research, and employ methods of interviewing, discourse/content analysis, and participation observation. Technology used includes digital analog recorders, videotape, and software such as Simstat for text â??miningâ?? and coding. Students will explicate studies that employ these approaches; discuss assumptions of qualitative inquiry; discuss standards of sampling, ethics, and validity, and design a qualitative research proposal.


MGMT 260: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

The course focuses on entrepreneurship as a generic activity, including start-ups and corporate entrepreneurship. It explores the opportunities and challenges faced by individuals starting up new ventures and the probable paths of career development for the students pursuing entrepreneurship.


MGMT 301: Designing Innovative Organizations

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Designing innovative organizations focuses on effective organizational design in technology innovative organizations, with special emphasis on innovative organizational forms that can provide strategic advantage. Topics include when to use functional, divisional, or matrix organizations, how IT creates new organizational possibilities, and examples of innovative organizational possibilities, such as democratic decision-making, crowd-based organizations, internal resource markets, and other forms of collective intelligence. Team projects include inventing new possibilities for real organizations.


MGMT 302: Competing in Technology Industries

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course provides a set of concepts, tools, and frameworks that are grounded on the theories of strategic management and technological innovation that are necessary to achieve competitive advantages in the technology industries. We will accomplish this objective by using a combination of lectures, class discussions, guest lectures, case memo write-ups, a final exam and a group project that focuses on a live case analysis.


MGMT 364: Technology Management

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course focuses on the dynamic of technological innovation and change, in particular, how new technologies create entrepreneurial opportunities. The course examines how industries and firms are transformed by new technologies and what factors affect innovation performance.


MGMT 365: Business Plan for Entrepreneurs

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

In this course, students learn how to prepare a comprehensive strategy for launching a new business. The vehicle for achieving this is the preparation of a start-up business plan based on a selected opportunity.


MGMT 370: For-Profit Business Consulting

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

In this course, students learn about effective business problem solving through project-based learning. Working in teams, students complete research-driven consulting projects to develop recommendations for a for-profit organizationâ??s business challenges, then present their work to the organization at the conclusion of the course.


MGMT 371: Nonprofit Business Consulting

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

In this course, student teams complete consulting projects, conducting research and analyses to form insights and recommendations for a nonprofit organizationâ??s business challenges. In addition to working closely with faculty, students also interact with and present to leaders within the participating organization.


MGMT 372: Startup Business Consulting

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

In this course, student teams complete consulting projects, conducting research and analyses to form insights and recommendations that will help propel the growth of a startup organization. In addition to working closely with faculty, students also interact with and present their work to the organization at the conclusion of the course.


MGMT 380: International Business Consulting

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

In this course, student teams conduct research to develop business recommendations for an organization abroad. Students complete 10 weeks of the course on campus, then travel on an international residency during the break week immediately following the quarter. During the one-week residency, students present their work to the organization and participate in site visits and cultural experiences. Students must apply and be selected to participate.


MGMT 450: Strategy and Competitive Advantage

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Provides an integrated approach to business planning. Develops strategic analysis and decision-making through examination of an organization’s internal and external environment. Requires written and oral case reports.


MGMT 510: Business Problem Solving

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Decision-making and problem-solving prowess is a skill that can and should be learned. Why do well-intentioned, smart, experienced professionals make poor decisions far too often? It may be because they havenâ??t been taught a disciplined process for making quality decisions. Perhaps theyâ??ve relied on intuition, brains, luck, common sense, and training within the narrow bounds of their professional expertise. Unfortunately, in todayâ??s professional environment these attributes may not be enough to sustain advantage. This course will help managers build confidence in the quality of their complex problem solving and decision making abilities, making them better leaders, and preparing them for effectively solving future challenges.


MGMT 520: Strategy Analysis

Credits: 2.0
Level: GR

Strategy Analysis will help you understand the fundamental question: Why do some firms perform better than others? Strategy Analysis will offer you the frameworks and tools necessary to assemble and analyze information required to arrive at the answer to the fundamental question.


MGMT 530: Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise

Credits: 2.0
Level: GR

In this course, you will assume the leadership of an existing business and manage it through expansion, releasing new products, raising capital, and achieving success against agile and capable competitors. A dynamic total enterprise simulation puts you in the board room with a team of professionals who together will use critical thinking to guide your company through several simulated years of operations. You will know, sense, experience, and understand the challenges that business leaders confront, analyze, and overcome on a regular basis. This experiential learning course will provide you with the ability to integrate cardinal business concepts for managing the total enterprise and unmatched practical experience in applying your knowledge, making better business decisions, and measuring your success.


MGMT 600: Introduction to Change Management: An Integration of Macro and Micro Perspectives

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Organizational change is one of the most challenging managerial tasks. This course provides an overview of organizational change by focusing on external and internal dynamics, in which firms craft their strategic actions and organizational implementations. The course has two modules. The first module takes a strategic perspective to analyze the external dynamics of large-scale organizational change. The second module focuses on the internal dynamics of organizational change. The course introduces analytical tools for students to understand the complexity of organizational change, build a mindset of organizational change and obtain a skillset for executing organizational change agendas.


MGMT 601: Managing the Total Enterprise

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Business Simulation focusing on the need to integrate strategic and operational concepts, issues and decisions in moving technological enterprise from start-up to success.


MGMT 602: Innovation Management

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course will focus on the role of innovation in building the competitive advantage of firms. It will focus on the process of innovation, sources of innovation, and types of innovation â?? both process and product. Theories of diffusion of innovation, factors driving and impeding innovation, and resistance to innovation will be highlighted. Critical issues of management of innovation will be discussed.


MGMT 603: Technology Strategy

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Technological change has been a persistent force in the conduct and performance of contemporary organizations. This course will focus on the markets and institutions shaping technology shifts and strategies that firms can employ to address these shifts. Key concepts covered include standards and dominant designs, network effects, technology lockout, modularity and product architecture, platform technologies, complementary products and multi-sided markets. A special topic on recent developments in technology applications will also be discussed.


MGMT 604: Strategic Change Management

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Corporations are continuously adapting to changes and new opportunities in their environments to maintain a competitive advantage. However, if not planned and implemented properly, change not only runs the risk of undermining a firmâ??s value proposition and customer base but might be difficult to manage. This course approaches the management of change from a strategic perspective. As such, we will consider how internal structures and external factors jointly facilitate (or hinder) change and innovation, covering topics such as organizational resistance to change, agility, strategic repositioning, and various sources of change.


MGMT 640: Strategic Human Resource Management

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course examines how line managers can determine the most effective HR practices. HR practices examined include job designs, reward systems, development and appraisal systems, and internal and external staffing approaches. Students are encouraged to think strategically about different aspects of managing the organization’s human assets.


MGMT 660: Leading the Digital Supply Chain

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Supply chain leaders have done a good job of optimizing results by managing suppliers, moving manufacturing to low-cost locations and increasing the efficiency of logistics. But these steps are insufficient in a global business environment that is being reshaped by Big Data, analytics, emerging technologies, innovative business models, new management challenges, and an increasingly risky operating environment. Leading the Digital Supply Chain is a course that will prepare you to lead and accelerate the transformation of supply chains by taking advantage of new management practices, a continuously expanding data reservoir, and new ways to collaborate with customers and suppliers to build innovative products and services.


MGMT 670: Business Ethics

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Presents several frameworks by which to view ethics and decision-making. Links theory and practice through the study of business ethics as it relates to a variety of management issues. Focuses on the individual, the organization, and the system. Includes case studies, field work, readings, and interaction with visiting guest lecturers.


MGMT 676: Sustainability and Value Creation

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Managing strategically must incorporate environmentalism as a key component for creating value to all stakeholders. Sustainability, the capacity of a company to do good for society and the environment, is critical to competitive advantage. This course is intended to familiarize students whose primary background is not science or engineering based with relevant frameworks and perspectives about the necessity of incorporating sustainability into competitive strategies. In particular, the courses addresses: description of key concepts and stakeholders; public policy issues, lessons learned from the success and failures of integrating sustainability into management both nationally and globally.


MGMT 680: Leading for Innovation

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course is presented and delivered by LeBow’s Centers of Excellence. The course integrates the thought leadership of our Centers. Through an experiential learning platform, the course will focus on the way leaders, both entrepreneurs and executives, need to innovate as they lead their businesses for value creation.


MGMT 690: Change Management Experiential Capstone

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This change management capstone course is designed to provide actionable know-how and skills for leading and managing change management initiatives successfully. Using live change consulting projects, a simulation, and interactions with change practitioners, the course is designed to provide students with a real world experience in the art and science of change management. This course is primarily aimed at graduate level masters students, mid- to senior-level executives, and other professionals, who aim to develop systematic understanding of organizational change, as well as practical strategies for leading organizational change in their respective organizations. Students from all disciplines and concentrations are expected to benefit from the depth and breadth of change-related issues covered in this course.


MGMT 715: Business Consulting

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course focuses on business problem solving through project-based learning, equipping students with skills to effectively frame a problem, model a solution and communicate their findings. Acting as student consultants throughout the quarter, teams conduct research and analyses to form insights and recommendations for an organizationâ??s business challenges, then present their work at the conclusion of the course.


MGMT 770: MBA Capstone

Credits: 2.0
Level: GR

This core course will provide a student with an exposure to integrated decision making situation from the CEOâ??s perspective. This course will enable students to appreciate the complexities of formulating and solving complex business problems. We will also discuss how the â??softâ? side of things effect business performance. Finally, unlike the analytic focus of strategy analysis, the students will be forced to think through specific action plans and implementation.


MGMT 906: Foundations of Research in Behavioral Science

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

MGMT 906 is a broad-based course that is intended to familiarize students with basic material on theory building in behavioral research. It course will expose the students to different perspectives on theory building, logic of discovery and verification, major scholars in philosophy of science and business disciplines who have shaped our practice of principles of measurement, research designs and strategies.


MGMT 907: Research Analysis in Behavioral Sciences

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

The objective of this course is to introduce students to methodologies and analytical techniques that are important for carrying out behaviorally-oriented research in business disciplines. Specific topics include hypothesis development, measurement, sampling and data collection, ethical issues in research, and data analysis/reporting.


MGMT 908: Advanced Research in Behavioral Science

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This is a seminar course in advanced research methods. It includes attention to philosophical questions, to political and ethical issues, and to practical matters of method and technique.


MGMT 935: Seminar in Organization Theory

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course aims at equipping students with knowledge about both classical and contemporary organizational theory, which is one of the central pillars of management research. We will cover core topics such as organizational learning, organizational change, contingency theory, institutional theory, and organizational ecology.


MGMT 998: Dissertation Research in Management

Credits: 1.0-12.0
Level: GR


MGMT T280: Special Topics in MGMT

Credits: 0.0-12.0
Level: UG

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.


MGMT T380: Special Topics in MGMT

Credits: 0.0-12.0
Level: UG

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.


MGMT T680: Special Topics in MGMT

Credits: 0.5-9.0
Level: UG

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.


MGMT T980: Special Topics in MGMT

Credits: 0.5-9.0
Level: UG

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.


ORGB 300: Organizational Behavior

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Provides conceptual understanding of various principles of management and organizational processes and the opportunity for skill-building in the areas of individual, interpersonal, and intergroup organizational behaviors. This is a writing intensive course.


ORGB 320: Leadership: Theory and Practice

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of leadership through theoretical and experiential learning. Course time will be devoted to lecture and course discussion that will teach students theories of leadership and hands-on activities that will demonstrate the practicality and applicability of these theories.


ORGB 400: Team Development and Leadership

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course examines how team structures, member characteristics, and interpersonal processes influence the effectiveness of work teams, and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships within and across team boundaries. This course also examines forms and functions of team leadership to provide students with a set of general principles to help them lead teams in a range of situations. This course uses an experiential learning format; students will engage in a series of team activities, each of which will be followed by a debriefing.


ORGB 420: Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course provides both a theoretical understanding of the central concepts in negotiation and conflict management through applied experience in these processes. Through classroom exercises, discussion, and personal reflection, students will improve their ability to negotiate and manage conflicts through gained confidence in these processes.


ORGB 430: Strategic Career Development

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course provides a conceptual understanding of career management and a practical application of this material to the career decisions that students currently face and will face in the future. A blend of theory, case analysis, and self-assessments relate course concepts to effective techniques for managing a career at different phases of life.


ORGB 510: Leading in Dynamic Environments

Credits: 2.0
Level: GR

To effectively influence others, individuals must understand themselves and how their actions, personality traits, and values affect those around them. As leaders, individuals must also interact well with others and have a foundation of knowledge to draw upon to determine appropriate actions. This course helps students enhance their self-awareness, strengthen their social awareness, and boost their capacity to analyze critical events, make informed decisions, and take appropriate actions as leaders. This course takes a strategic perspective of leadership, examining how leaders at all organizational levels can help promote a sustainable competitive advantage. Topics such as individual differences, building social networks, motivating employees, responding in crisis situations, and ethics are discussed.


ORGB 511: Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

To effectively influence oneself and others, individuals must understand themselves and how their actions, personality traits, and values affect their careers and those around them. As leaders, individuals must also interact well with others and have a foundation of knowledge to draw upon to determine appropriate actions in dynamically changing environments. This course helps students enhance their self-awareness and professional development, strengthen their social awareness, and boost their capacity to analyze critical events, make informed decisions, and take appropriate actions as leaders in a variety of contexts and situations. This course takes a strategic perspective of leadership, examining how leaders at all organizational levels can help promote a sustainable competitive advantage.


ORGB 520: Leading High-Performance Teams

Credits: 1.0
Level: GR

Teams are a fundamental structure and building block in organizations. Given the trend towards flatter and matrix types of business structures, teamwork and interpersonal relationships are becoming increasingly important. As a result, in order to be successful in a team based environment, individuals must be able to understand core drivers of team effectiveness as well as how to influence in these types of settings. This course examines these skillsets in terms of team structure, leadership, interpersonal relationships, knowledge exchange, processes, and outcomes. The learning method is experiential whereby individuals will participate in team based activities and then debrief them in order to learn how to effectively engage in and facilitate positive team dynamics in organizations.


ORGB 602: Leading and Executing Change

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Developing a winning organizational strategy that unlocks growth is essential for business survival. Developing a strategy, however, is only one part of the equation as some studies show that as much as 70% of strategy and change initiatives fail in execution. What explains the change leadership shortfall in most organizations? This course explores why change efforts fail and how to proactively overcome common change leadership challenges. The course will introduce effective change leadership approaches, as well as develop specific skills such as planning, communication, change management, and performance measurement. Participants will develop solutions to developing strategic alignment, translating vision into action plans, making change happen and stick, and applying lessons to real world initiatives.


ORGB 620: Leading Virtual Teams

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

The increased globalization of our workforce makes the use of virtual platforms to manage teams an organizational imperative. Virtual coordination offers a number of benefits for leaders including greater access to talent and temporal flexibility however, it also presents a number of challenges. This type of working arrangement heightens the importance of interpersonal relationships and teamwork in modern organizations and requires thoughtful strategies to succeed. This course examines the team structures, member characteristics, interpersonal processes, and technology features that influence the effectiveness of teams, and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships in virtual environments.


ORGB 640: Negotiations for Leaders

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course is designed specifically for leaders to enhance their leadership negotiation style. The material is geared toward developing leaders as they deal with the art and science of securing agreements and resolving disputes. The course combines a theoretical understanding of the central concepts of negotiations with learned analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to problems (the science) and good negotiation skills to get these solutions accepted and implemented (the art).


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