Masters of Management – Leadership Course Descriptions

Management Core – 19 credit hours

BADM 6123 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3 credit hours) 
This course examines organizational communication theory and process. Special emphasis is given to common and special problems associated with interpersonal and intergroup communication affecting business decisions and operations.

ECO 5003 THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (3 credit hours)
This course examines economics from a historical perspective. Economic principles are discussed from a management perspective, including production, costs, exchange, distribution and consumption. Students apply economic concepts such as scarcity and opportunity costs, relationship between aggregate supply and demand, profit maximization, foreign trade and banking systems.

MGT 5133 MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 credit hours) This course deals with behavioral social systems in work organizations. Topics include individual and group behavior, leadership, organizational change and development, behavioral research, decision processes and motivation processes.

MGT 6143 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course provides the management student with a sound understanding of today’s legal environment. Lectures, reading, group activities and actual case studies are incorporated to assist the student in complying with the appropriate laws governing today’s business environment.

MGT 6153 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (3 credit hours) The focus of this module is to examine the functional areas of human resource management, including acquisition and placement, job analysis and design, training and development, performance management and rewarding of human resources. Extensive reading, writing, group discussions and case studies are analyzed.

MGT 6131 MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (1 credit hour) This course consists of three elements: 1) a two-night seminar, Entrepreneurship, 2) a Portfolio created by the student demonstrating his or her growth from entry to completion of the program, and 3) an Exit Interview.

Master of Science in Management – Leadership Concentration 12 credit hours

MKT 5113 MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course is an advanced marketing course that incorporates the techniques and functions of management and marketing as they relate to product, place, price, and promotion. Extensive reading, case analysis, and marketing plan preparation are used throughout the course.

MGT 6443 LEADERSHIP THEORY (3 credit hours)
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of leadership theory and its applications from the early 1900s to present. Students will examine skills and trait leadership, transformational and transactional leadership, situational, charismatic, contingency theory, path-goal theory, leader-member exchange, servant leadership, the psychodynamic approach to leadership, and women in leadership. Students will continue to develop a personal leadership plan, which will serve to identify personal leadership strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in order to hone leadership effectiveness.  

MGT 6563 ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE (3 credit hours) 
This course prepares graduate learners for the hyper-turbulent work environment by introducing behavioral science techniques and methodologies to systematically bring about high-performing organizations. The course uses the “learning by doing” technique to help graduate students improve organizational effectiveness by means of behavior modification and individual self-actualization.

MGT 6463 DIVERSITY FOCUSED LEADERSHIP (3 credit hours)
This course will focus on the characteristics, attributes, and perspectives necessary to lead in diverse cultures and organizations. Using cultural intelligence concepts, students will learn assessment approaches and application of cultural intelligence in international and cross-cultural situations.