Management (MGMT)

MGMT-609  Technology Management    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
An overview of Management of Technology and Innovation (MTI) and its impact on contemporary management practices is covered. The focus of the course in on the application of skills and knowledge required of managers and technology professionals responsible for technology implementation in a product development environment. The course analyzes the critical aspects of the management of technology and innovation at the product line, business unit, and corporate levels. Case studies and simulations are used to bring to life the critical challenges confronting managers of technology.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

MGMT-619  Project and Change Management    4 Credits

Prerequisites: ACCT-518
Managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project are covered in this course. Project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management. Managing the changes in organizations resulting from introducing or revising information systems. Identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation. The change management role of the IS specialist.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

MGMT-629  Management Science    4 Credits

Prerequisites: MATH-408 or MGMT-521
A variety of quantitative techniques to facilitate the decision-making process are provided to the manager in this course. Both optimization techniques such as linear programming and stochastic techniques such as waiting-line models and Markov processes are covered. Emphasis is placed on the application of these quantitative techniques to a variety of managerial decision areas.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

MGMT-639  Managing People & Organization    4 Credits

Prerequisites: MGMT-550
Students are prepared for management positions in high tech and manufacturing companies. In this overview course, students will be introduced to the most important concepts and issues concerning the management and leadership of high technology staff. Subjects include high tech leadership and communication, change management, lean thinking, HR issues, ethics and persuasion.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

MGMT-649  Ethics and Leadership    4 Credits

Prerequisites: MGMT-639
Students are prepared for leadership roles in the workplace and in society by giving them knowledge of management and leadership from an ethical perspective. This course will focus on the evolution of ethical theories and the role of the leader within the business context. Students will use their understanding of business, leadership and the processes of moral reasoning to examine contemporary issues relating to organizations. Through lecture and case method, students will apply their knowledge of leadership to contemporary situations.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1

MGMT-659  Strategy    4 Credits

Prerequisites: BUSN-659 and FINC-619 and MGMT-639 and MRKT-679
The capstone business class focuses on the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of organizational policy and strategy from the perspective of the senior manager/strategy planner. Consideration is additionally given to information technology, global operations, ethics, legal perspectives and the functional level strategies of the organization. An integrative approach uses the case method to explore executive decision making in the global marketplace.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

MGMT-661  Operations Management in Service Organizations    4 Credits

Prerequisites: MATH-408 or MGMT-521 or MFGO-619
An exposure to and an understanding of the core concepts and tools of operations management are provided in this course. These concepts and tools will be presented in a manner that will allow students to understand the fundamental importance of coordinated operational activities. The class will examine how to effectively integrate operations across all functional areas of the organization in delivering the combination of service and manufactured value required to satisfy customers. Recognition of the importance of adding value and customer satisfaction to the long-term viability of both for-profit and not-for-profit firms will be emphasized.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

MGMT-669  Supply Chain Operations    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
A conceptual framework for understanding Supply Chain Management (SCM) is provided. The course covers concepts, trends and technologies that enable global SCM. Students will learn how customer needs, competitive advantage, operational measures and financial performance support successful implementation of SCM. They will also learn how operational activities including information systems, procurement, demand planning and forecasting, inventory management and logistics support organizational goals. Students will use software and case studies to illustrate concepts.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

MGMT-679  Leadership    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
A comprehensive examination of different leadership theories, with emphasis on relevant empirical evidence and application of the theories to case studies that involve leadership and group functioning are covered in this course. Students will thoroughly examine a professional review of concepts and apply their understanding through a variety of means. Ethics and persuasion are covered.
Lecture: 3, Lab 0, Other 1