MSM Academic Program Requirements
- Prerequisite Course(s): None
- Program Total Credit Hours: 30
- Additional Requirements: Two Immersion Saturdays (0 credit hours)
Program Coursework: Required Core Courses
- MGT 5250 Organizational Behavior & Leadership (3 credit hours)
An examination of the theoretical and research foundations that explain behavior within the context of organizations. The focus will be on how organizational behavior theory is translated into practice such that students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective manager.
- MGT 5010 Foundational Business Skills and Concepts (3 credit hours)
Introduction to key functional areas in business including marketing, accounting, finance, operations management, and supply chain management. The focus is centered on critical skills and knowledge required of managers at all levels to effectively support business strategy.
- MGT 5360 Managerial Decision-Making (3 credit hours)
An emphasis on a socio-psychological approach to decision-making and examination of the mechanisms that underlie decision choices, preferences, and judgments. The goal is to improve decision making by use of experiential exercises, cases, and class discussion. Students will gain insights regarding decisions and judgments in the complexities of human choices and increase awareness of the mechanisms that guide behavior. Hands on course to help students learn and apply theories.
- MGT 5020 Designing and Managing Your Career (2 credit hours)
This course covers the process and strategies involved with successful career management. Topics include self-assessment, work and personal values, managing relationships, personal branding, effective use of social media (e.g., LinkedIn, etc.) and career interests. Students will design and create a career plan and develop tools to pursue their goals.
- MGT 5030 Coaching and Developing Others (2 credit hours)
This course covers research and best practices for coaching effectively. Students will learn how effective managers use coaching to establish clear expectations and accountability, how to assess performance, and how to conduct coaching conversations that build awareness and support and sustain improved performance by others. Throughout the course, students will apply knowledge of effective coaching practices to develop their own coaching skills.
- MGT 5260 Business Leadership (3 credit hours)
An in-depth coverage of theories related to effective leadership in business organizations, the identification and development of leadership talent, and the relationship between leadership and corporate social responsibility. A primary focus of the course is exploration and development of students’ leadership competencies and their career goals related to leadership.
- MGT 5370 Leading Responsibly (3 credit hours)
An examination of the ethical aspects of individual and business decision making as well as the challenges associated with leading responsibly in a rapidly changing external environment. This includes macro-level analyses of the roles and responsibilities of business and micro-level analyses of ethical decision-making processes by individual managers. Topics include behavioral and normative business ethics, stakeholder management principles and processes, fair treatment of employees, privacy and the ethical implications of technology, sustainability and community relations, and the effective design of ethical and legally compliant organizations.
- MGT 5860 Project Management (3 credit hours)
The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines a project as “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.” Organizations have increased their adoption of projects to improve efficiencies, speed, and quality to achieve those outcomes. This course will cover the fundamental components of project management per the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) including project integration, project scope management, project time and cost management, quality management, human resource considerations, communications, risk management, procurement management, and stakeholder engagement.
- MGT 5310 Strategic Human Capital Management (3 credit hours)
An evidence-based perspective to expose students to the intersection of human resource (HR) management and business strategy, or the strategic management of human capital. The goal is to introduce students to core HR competency areas that are needed to support organizational goals, especially in a knowledge-based economy. Topics covered include staffing and talent management, total reward strategies, performance management, employee development, culture change, talent retention, and HR metrics.
- MGT 5040 Understanding Diversity and Inclusion when Managing Employees (2 credit hours)
An examination of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in organizations. In response to changing workforce demographics, the global marketplace, and increased competition, organizational awareness of the need to effectively manage an increasingly diverse workforce has intensified. Students will understand diversity issues and their importance. Students will develop awareness and skills to function better in a multicultural business environment and build a more inclusive workplace.
Elective (one approved elective at 3 credit hours is required)
Students will select one elective course from the following:
- ETR 5890 Global Social Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics (3 credit hours)
This course will explore the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the social entrepreneurship field, its ethical implications, and its practice. International case studies and examples from practice will be used to illustrate the principles of the practice of business in the global context and stimulate discussion. The aim is to provide the student with a complete understanding of social entrepreneurship – both its positive side and its dark side – in the global milieu.
- MGT 5060 Healthcare Management (3 credit hours)
Healthcare management explores the management of complex healthcare organizations. Students will have opportunities to discuss the challenges associated with managing diverse employee and professional groups. Readings and class discussions focus on the understanding of key management functions such as strategic planning, staffing, communication, change management, and organizational design within constrained environments. The course will examine these functions and current issues faced by hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities when balancing corporate missions, regulatory requirements, as well as tight financial margins while meeting the triple aim (patient experience, value, costs). Current events and cases will be used by students to apply concepts discussed in class.
- MGT 5280 Employee and Labor Relations (3 credit hours)
Instruction of the broad area of employee relations, including employee rights and responsibilities, employee satisfaction, discipline and termination processes, and managing diversity. Topics covered are the basics of labor relations, including major labor laws and the processes of organizing, contract negotiation, grievances, and arbitration.
- MGT 5290 EEO and Risk Management (3 credit hours)
Instruction in human resource risk management practices that help organizations to avoid or mitigate potential liabilities and provide a safe and secure working environment for employees. Includes coverage of workplace health, safety, security, and privacy. Topics covered are laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunity and their impact on human resource management practices.
- MGT 5350 Managing Work Groups and Teams (3 credit hours)
This course is for students who will be responsible for managing, leading, or participating in task performing work groups and teams. Behavioral science concepts are used to explore how to create and maintain effective group and team environments. Course topics will include theories on group development, decision making, leadership, project management and the social construction of groups. A highly experiential teaching approach uses case studies, simulations, audio-video tape analysis, and small group research practicum to learn and practice how to create high performing group environments. Course completion should enable students to better manage and lead task performing work groups and teams.
- MGT 5380 International Management (3 credit hours)
A focus on the complexity of management challenges created by globalization that examines global strategy and leadership, leading multicultural teams, global careers, and the unique challenges firms face in corporate social responsibility. Contemporary global human resource management issues in cross-cultural environments are covered, including planning, staffing, rewards, control, expatriation and repatriation, and legal issues.
- MGT 5950R International Business Experience (3 credit hours)
Designed to provide students with a truly real-world experience in international business, which leads to gaining an understanding of a country’s culture while learning the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the country firsthand. Students will also participate in business visits and discussions with a country’s business leaders and professors, while experiencing a different, and unforgettable cultural experience.
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