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Course Descriptions

For more information see the Graduate Studies Bulletin.

Required Courses

MGT 5000 Applied Business Research
Addresses research topics and methods managers encounter in the workplace with emphasis on the relationship of research and decision-making across all functional areas. Students will also explore the benefits of careful research designs, the dangers of relying on research results that are inappropriately developed and the political aspects of conducting research and using its conclusions will also be studied. Application of techniques based on managements science (queuing theory and linear programming) will be discussed.

MGT 5010 Business Foundations
Designed as the first course for non-business majors. Students are exposed to the highly competitive, fast-paced, constantly changing global business environment. This course offers students an overview of strategic planning, managerial and financial decision-making, employee relations and ethical and social behavior.

MGT 5020 Managerial Use of Financial Reports
A course showing managers how to critically analyze and use financial reports for planning and control of the firm. In addition, the course will cover theories of risk and return, allocation of scarce resources within the company and use of financial markets and institutions.

MGT 5030 Technology and Information Systems Management
Focuses on how managers can use technology and information systems for ethical decision-making and problem-solving in a global economy. Topics include integrating and using technology and information systems as a strategic resource for planning, continuous quality improvement and communications.

MGT 5040 Leadership and Organizational Dynamics
Evaluates theories, concepts and tools that enable business leaders to succeed by making sound strategic and visionary decisions, motivating teams and acting in an ethical and professional manner. Students acquire an understanding of leadership and organizational and community leadership in a changing and diverse environment.

MGT 5080 Human Resource Issues for Managers
Addresses the skills managers need to effectively implement human resource practices to gain competitive advantage. Students learn how to select and train employees, provide and communicate job performance ratings and carry out disciplinary procedures, all within the context of prevailing ethical and legal standards.

MGT 5810 Issues in Management
This capstone course integrates topics contained in courses comprising the functional areas of business. Discussions originate from studying the development and implementation of corporate strategy amid changing global environmental forces at both the general and competitive level. Included are the reciprocal contributions of sound strategies and a firm’s efficient, effective and ethical management of the value chain to achieve a profitable and innovative internal consistency of operations.

Elective Courses

MGT 5060 Motivational Systems
Exposes students to the theoretical and applied aspects of motivation, focusing on the definition and application of motivation in organizational settings.

MGT 5070 Legal Issues in Human Resource Management Practices
Surveys the major employment laws that address equal employee opportunity and employee rights and obligations, focusing on employment discrimination laws and the legal and ethical issues related to affirmative action programs.

MGT 5090 Corporate Citizenship
Explores corporate citizenship and how organizations implement strategies to fulfill their social responsibility and financial goals.

MGT 5140 Leadership and Power
Examines the basic concepts of leadership and power in an organizational environment from two perspectives: the person wielding the power and the person who acts in response to another person’s manipulation of power and authority.

MGT 5150 Contemporary Leaders
Introduces significant leadership accomplishments of individuals along with the transition of leadership thought and theory from post-World War II to the present, focusing on the career paths, leadership styles and major accomplishments of historically significant individuals.

MGT 5160 Employer/Labor Relations
Details the structure and process of labor relations issues in the United States and addresses issues relating to collective bargaining and contract negotiations.

MGT 5210 Emerging Issues in Management
Explores special challenges that confront management and leadership across a variety of organizations
and extends the examination to emerging issues and trends.

ACCT 5100 Financial Accounting Theory for Leaders
Develops critical thinking and the application of accounting concepts and principles to the preparation and interpretation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP, accounting standards and the standard setting process, the use of electronic technology in financial accounting, effective communication and current issues, debates and research in accounting.

ACCT 5110 Taxation for Organizations
Uses a case-study, problem-oriented examination of fundamental tax concepts for organizations to explore current tax issues and controversies. The course stresses methods of case analysis and research that are typically involved in tax planning and litigation.

ACCT 5120 Emerging Technologies in Financial Information Systems
Provides students with analytical tools necessary to evaluate users’ information system needs and to design, implement and maintain a financial information system.

ACCT 5130 Assurance Services and Professional Ethics
Investigates fraud detection, prevention, investigation and methods of fraud resolution; operational and compliance audits; internal auditing; auditing for governmental and nonprofit entities; and reporting and implementing audit findings. The role of ethics is explored in the context of laws, regulations and the organization’s culture.

COMM 5600 Integrated Corporate Communication
Covers important corporate communication areas such as internal communication, advertising and public relations, as well as sales promotion, direct marketing and new communication technologies and how these approaches work together to achieve organizational objectives.