MSM- Course Description

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.

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.

ACC 5003 THE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE ENVIRONMENT (3 credit hours)
Accounting is the language of business; thus, this course incorporates principles of accounting and finance to provide a foundational understanding of these areas in preparation for other management courses and success in the business environment. A primary focus of this course is financial statement preparation and analysis.

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.

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 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 5153 BUSINESS ETHICS IN A GLOBAL WORLD (3 credit hours)
This course presents a rational, ethical framework, consistent with Christian values, by which decisions and actions undertaken by business people can be evaluated. Ethics will be examined through case studies, class discussions and position papers related to the students’ experiences.

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 6163 STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
The focus of this module is to promote the alignment of corporate and human resource strategies. Special consideration is given to strategic decisions regarding each of the functional areas of human resource management and the rationale for alignment with corporate strategies. Extensive reading, writing and case analysis enable the student to apply the principles of strategic human resource management.

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.

MGT 6173 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This is the capstone course for all the Graduate Studies in Management programs. This course integrates the functional disciplines (Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Operations, Economics and Finance) within the strategic management process. A management simulation component is utilized to demonstrates the strategic linkage of these functional areas.