Management (MGT) courses
MGT 600 Administrative, Organizational and Operations Concepts for ManagersPrerequisite: permission of a director of a College of Business graduate program.
Comprehensive study of the fundamentals of the management function, organizational behavior and design, and production and operations management. Designed for graduate students who have not had undergraduate courses in management or organizational behavior and operations management. This course will not be counted in the hours required for a College of Business graduate degree.
MGT 643 New Venture Management
Students conduct extensive research and in-depth analysis in starting or expanding their own business venture. Major topics include new venture strategy, sources of capital, and growth management. Emphasis is placed on student preparation and presentation of a complete business plan. May be taught concurrently with MGT 543. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 543 and MGT 643.
MGT 646 Direct Compensation System Management
Development and management of job-based and individual-based pay systems using job evaluation, skill/competency analysis and certification, wage surveys, and related techniques. The development of performance appraisal systems and the creation of individual-based, team-based, and aggregate performance-based pay systems are studied with emphasis on the strategic aspects of pay, internal consistency, external competitiveness, and legal compliance. May be taught concurrently with MGT 546. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 546 and MGT 646.
MGT 671 Practicum in Small Business Operations
Students solve real problems within the small business environment. Students gain first-hand experience in assessing and improving the operations of existing entrepreneurial firms. Cases are referred through the Small Business Development Center. May be taught concurrently with MGT 561. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 561 and MGT 671.
MGT 680 History of Management Thought
Background and interrelationship of classical, behavioral science, systems and quantitative management schools of thought; works of major contributors to contemporary management concepts, practices and theory. May be taught concurrently with MGT 560. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 560 and MGT 680.
MGT 697 Research Issues and Problems: ManagementPrerequisite: permission of department head.
Research issues and projects growing from particular needs which may require additional depth or breadth of study. Outline of study must be approved prior to enrolling. May be taught concurrently with MGT 596. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 596 and MGT 697.
MGT 701 Health Services Organization
Introduction to the health services delivery system. Analysis of the organizing, financing, and distribution of health services. Alternate delivery systems such as hospitals, acute care facilities, long-term facilities, prepaid practices, fee-for-services group practices and others are examined. Forces shaping present and future health care are evaluated.
MGT 702 Managing Healthcare Organizations
A broad overview of techniques and practices applied to managing healthcare provider organizations at levels including governing board; professional staff; executive offices; and operational systems that deliver acute care, rehabilitation, diagnosis, therapy, ambulatory care, clinical information, clinical support, patient access, facilities and nutrition services. Organizational settings will include hospitals; physician practices; integrated health systems; rehabilitation and sub-acute facilities; behavioral medicine; long-term care; hospice; and home health. Course format will include a series of guest presentations from actively practicing, senior healthcare executives, along with visits to healthcare organizations.
MGT 703 Health Law and Ethics
This course will provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of legal and ethical issues facing healthcare managers. Statutory and common law legal doctrines applicable to hospitals, physicians, health systems and organizations, including current court decisions, Office of Inspector General and Internal Revenue Service determinations will be included. The course will touch on many legal and ethical subjects, including professional and institutional liability, provider-patient relationships, employment laws and sexual harassment, compliance-related areas that include Stark regulations, end-of-life care, physician-assisted suicide, and individual patient rights.
MGT 704 Human Resources in Healthcare Organizations
Integration of human resources management into the strategic and operational decision-making processes of a contemporary healthcare organization. Functional topics include HR strategic planning, HR legal environment, direct and indirect compensation strategies, recruitment/selection/retention, workforce planning, job design and analysis, performance management, productivity analysis, workforce development/training, employee/labor and stakeholder relations and safety/health considerations. Particular consideration for HR concepts related to clinical professionals and physicians.
MGT 705 Strategic Management of Healthcare OrganizationsPrerequisite: 18 graduate hours in health administration, including FIN 788.
Integration of the functional areas of healthcare organizations via the strategic planning process. Emphasis is placed upon the identification of major strategic processes for healthcare organizations as well as policy issues related to the current and anticipated future healthcare environment.
MGT 706 Organizational Communication
Intensive study of communication behavior within various types of business organizations; provides student opportunities to develop communication skills further and to apply one's capacity to use effective organizational communication concepts through written and oral presentations. Emphasis upon the study of oral communication within business.
MGT 711 Measurement and Management of Quality in Health Care
Design, implementation, and management of health quality systems. Major emphasis placed on controlling health care costs through a reduction of waste and defects. Exposure to a variety of quality tools and quantitative techniques aimed at measuring performance and fostering continuous improvement.
MGT 747 International ManagementPrerequisite: admission to the MBA program or permission from the MBA Program Director; and MGT 600 or equivalent.
A study of management theory and practices as related to international organizations that are multinational in nature. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, understanding, and integrating managerial concepts as they apply to cross-cultural settings. Students are required to complete a research project. Cannot receive credit for both MGT 447 and MGT 747.
MGT 760 Selected Topics in Management
Variable topics course in Management. Areas studied will be announced each semester in the class schedule. Course requirements include extensive readings, a paper, and, when appropriate, field trips.
MGT 761 Operations Management: Comparative Theory and Practice
Advanced study of the operations function in organizations. Emphasis is placed on operations management, planning and controlling techniques as they apply to all types of domestic and international organizations. Cost output-profit decisional techniques and productivity issues are studied as they relate to managerial goals, environmental conditions, and economic developments.
MGT 762 Problems in Human Resources Management and Industrial RelationsPrerequisite: MGT 600 or equivalent.
Intensive examination of the institutional, legal, and policy considerations of the parties involved in human resources management and labor relations with an emphasis on current issues.
MGT 764 Organizational Behavior and LeadershipPrerequisite: admission to the MBA program or permission from the MBA Program Director; and MGT 600 or equivalent.
Study of individual and group behavior viewed from a managerial perspective within the organizational setting. Attention is focused on applications by managers of theory and research about the interaction between human beings and the formal organization, with emphasis on individual differences, interpersonal relations, and small group dynamics.
MGT 765 Organization Structure and Design
An intensive macro approach to the study of the organization with emphasis on the interrelationships of organizational dimensions as they interact to effect organization design. Topics covered include environment, technology, work flows, structure, size, power, objectives, managerial philosophies, and effectiveness.
MGT 767 Organization Strategy and PolicyPrerequisite: admission to the MBA program or permission from the MBA Program Director; 18 graduate hours in business administration and economics at the 700 level, including FIN 780 and MKT 772.
Integration of the functional areas of business via the strategic planning process. Emphasis is placed upon the formulation, implementation, and control of an organization's mission, objectives, strategies, and policies as determined by external and internal analyses.
MGT 770 Leadership DevelopmentPrerequisite: MGT 764.
Comprehensive review of the writings and theories of leadership. Focuses on building skills to inspire and organize people to achieve tangible results. Comprehensive self-assessments, experiential exercises, action learning projects, and individually tailored skill-improvement plans.
MGT 790 Seminar in ManagementPrerequisite: 15 hours of graduate business administration courses and permission from the MBA Program Director.
Critical evaluation and analysis of theory, research and practice in management.
MGT 794 Internship: ManagementPrerequisite: permission of the director of the appropriate graduate program and department head.
In consultation with the coordinating professor, the student is engaged in first-hand experience with a business, organization, or other professional entity. A portfolio of assigned work shall be collected, examined and evaluated during the semester.
MGT 796 Independent Study: Business AdministrationPrerequisite: permission of advisor.
In consultation with the advisor, student selects for intensive study a specific area of concern related to the student's program with emphasis on research.
MGT 799 ThesisPrerequisite: permission.
Independent research and study connected with preparation of thesis.