UHV Catalog 2007-2008

Management (MGT)

MGT 3311:

Principles of Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Junior standing.
General systems theory; evolution of management theory; interpersonal behavior in business organizations to include: motivation, leadership, value attitudes and organizational development. (Formerly: Management and Organizational Behavior)

MGT 3312:

Legal Environment of Business
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Junior standing.
The interaction between politics, society, government and the law (public/private and federal/state), how corporate policy and business decisions are influenced by such institutions.

MGT 4300:

Selected Topics in Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4320. May be repeated when topics vary.


MGT 4303:

Cr. 3. Prerequisite: MGT 4320.
This course focuses primarily on the business plan and the start-up of a business. Topics include mission, vision, recognition of opportunities, business plan development, entry and operating strategies, obtaining financing, legal implications and the transition from starting a business to running one. (Formerly: Entrepreneurship in Small Business)

MGT 4304:

Entrepreneurship Field Studies
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4303
A practical course in which students work on entrepreneurial projects or with existing business with guidance from the instructor.

MGT 4311:

Human Resources Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4320.
A survey of human resource management (HRM) activities within the organization. Topics include the functional areas of HRM as integrated components of business strategy, HR planning, recruitment, selection, and diversity, job analysis and design, training and development, employee and labor relations, compensation, and the legal framework for the practice of HRM.

MGT 4312:

Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4311.
A course in organization staffing focusing on matching the strategic management needs of the organization with the knowledge, skills and abilities of the individual. Topics include recruiting, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, assessment, testing, interviewing, and selection. (Formerly: Human Resource Development)


MGT 4313:

Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4311.
Analysis of the compensation of employees in contemporary organizations. Topics include motivation theories, market dynamics in pay determination, wage surveys, external and internal compensation package considerations, pay-level policies, fringe benefit packages and administration, and compensation philosophy. (Formerly: Compensation Management)

MGT 4314:

Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 3311
Examines the complexity of business leadership through the review of key theories of leadership and their managerial applications from both organizational and individual perspectives. Topics include leadership concepts, theories, power, motivation, communication, delegating and ethical issues. (Formerly: Organizational Leadership)

MGT 4315:

Contemporary Issues in Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4320.
A survey of contemporary issues in management. Examples of topics included are trends and changes in the global, political, legal, socio-economic, and cultural environments of business, learning organizations, systems, knowledge workers, work teams, corporate universities, e-commerce, and managing technologies. (Formerly: Contemporary Management Issues)

MGT 4316:

International Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4320.
A survey of international management issues studied from the perspective of the individual and the organization. Topics include the international environment, conducting business in international settings, and managing effectively in multi-cultural settings.

MGT 4318:

Organizational Theory and Development
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4320.
Organizational Theory and Development (OTD) looks into the role of the general manager and OTD implications. Topics include organizational theory, strategy, structure and organizational design, inter-organizational relationships, organizational lifecycle, culture and ethical values, innovation and change, conflict power and politics. (Formerly: Organizational Theory and Design)

MGT 4320:

Organizational Behavior
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 3311.
Human behavior issues in organizations studied from the perspective of the individual and that of the organization. Topics include personality, perceptions, motivation, group dynamics, work teams, decision-making, communication, leadership, and organizational change. (Formerly: Advanced Organizational Behavior)

MGT 4321:

Quality Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4320.
The evolution and implementation of quality practices in organizations. Examines TQM, CQI and other quality practices.


MGT 4322:

Strategy and the Business Environment
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MGT 3311 and ENG 3430
Addresses strategy formulation in a diverse environment by providing an understanding of perspectives that form the context for business. Coverage includes ethical and global issues, the influence of political, social, legal and regulatory, environment and technological issues, and the impact of diversity on organizations.


MGT 4325:

Organizational Change
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4320.
This course examines theories, concepts, skills, and practices concerning organizational development and change. Topics include the nature of planned changes, diagnosing organizations, collecting and analyzing diagnostic information, feeding back diagnostic information, designing interventions, and leading, managing and evaluating organizational change.


MGT 4335:

Project Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 4320.
Analysis and application of project management techniques and processes to large scale, complex and unique projects. Topics include project selection; planning and organization; negotiation and conflict resolution; budgeting and cost elimination; scheduling; resource allocation; monitoring and control; project auditing; and termination.


MGT 4340:

Strategic Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Senior standing. All BBA core courses, one of which may be taken concurrently.
Formulation and implementation of strategies for both single-business and diversified firms operating in domestic or international contexts. Topics include the analysis of the remote, industry, and operating environments, the analysis of the internal firm resources, competencies and competitive advantages and weakness, the issues of outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and the integration of functional and behavioral knowledge in the formulation and implementation of firm strategies and tactics. (Formerly: Business Policy)


MGT 6300:

Selected Topics in Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 6351 or consent of the instructor.. May be repeated when topics vary.


MGT 6351:

Management and Organizational Behavior
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
This course provides an overview of managerial functions with an emphasis on the study of individual, group and inter-group behaviors in organizations; focus will be contemporary management theories with an emphasis on practical applications. (Credit will not be given for both MGT 6351 and MGT 6320.)


MGT 6352:

Management Information Systems
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Basic competency in computer literacy
This course focuses on current (and future) information technology capabilities that can be leveraged for strategic and operational advantage, as well as the limitations and potential problems involved in the use of information technology. (Credit will not be given for both MGT 6352 and MGT 6316.)


MGT 6353:

Management of Diversity in Organizations
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BUS 6351 and MGT 6351.
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills in the areas of inter-personal, team-building, communication, mentoring, counseling, decision-making and problem solving, conflict management and negotiation; emphasis will be placed on managing a diverse work force and cross-functional teams with a focus on practical applications.


MGT 6354:

Leadership and Organizational Change
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: BUS 6351 and MGT 6351
This course examines the key role of the leader as a change agent in organizations. Students will be able to understand various models and theories of organizational change and the role of the leader in the diagnosis and implementation of change.


MGT 6355:

Operations Management: Creating Competitive Advantages
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: QMS 6351
This course focuses on using operations to compete and win sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace. Operations management covers the design, operation and improvement of the systems that create and deliver the firmís primary products and services. (Credit will not be given for both MGT 6355 and QMS 6322.)


MGT 6359:

Seminar in Strategic Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Completion of all MBA Core Courses Ė MGT 6354 may be taken concurrently.
Using cases and recent articles, this course focuses on value creation through strategic formulation and implementation. (Credit will not be given for both MGT 6359 and MGT 6331.)


MGT 6367:

International Operations Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: QMS 6351 and MGT 6352
This course examines various strategic and operational issues in the design, planning and execution of a firmís international operations, including acquisition of input resources, location of production facilities and logistics. The course will cover a range of topics from a
strategic overview of international operations to detailed operational mechanisms to match global supply with demand from multinational markets for a firmís products and services.

MGT 6369:

International Business Strategy
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: ECO 6367, FIN 6367, MGT 6367, MGT 6387 and MKT 6377
Using an international consulting project, this course focuses on value creation through strategic formulation and implementation in the global marketplace.

MGT 6371:

Contemporary Management Issues
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 6351
Provides an understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of corporate environment in the current global economy in which business and its environment are not clearly separated. Includes discussion of emerging technologies, globalization, future trends, Learning Organization, recruiting and training the knowledge worker, Corporate Universities, mergers, acquisitions, Innovation Dilemma, Information Technology, and strategy transformation. (Formerly MGT 6326.)


MGT 6372:

Organizational Theory and Development
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 6351
Theoretical foundations and action strategies of organizational theory and development with emphasis on organizational analysis. Role of the general manager, problems and challenges of corporate managers in complex organizations, strategies in a turbulent environment. (Formerly MGT 6335.)


MGT 6373:

Seminar in Behavioral Decision Making
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MGT 6351
Factors that affect individual judgment and decision making; effect of group dynamics on decision making; strategies for improving decision making. (Formerly MGT 6336.)


MGT 6374:

Human Resources Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 6351
This course encompasses an analysis of the classical and contemporary administrative functions involved in the management of people within organizations. Emphasizes staffing, EEO regulation, compensation policy, performance appraisal, and training and career development within the context of an increasingly diverse, internationalized, and competitive organizational environment. (Formerly MGT 6328.)


MGT 6375:

Seminar in Employment Law
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MGT 6351
Exploring the legal environment that pervades the relationship between employers and employees; analysis of the nature and scope of internal rules, regulations, policies and procedures that should be implemented governing the workplace and the conduct of employers and employees; writing and implementing policies; complying with federal and state employment laws, rules, and regulations. (Formerly MGT 6341.)


MGT 6377:

International Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 6351
Theoretical and practical rationale for international business activities; delineation of macro-environmental factors and international institutions that affect global business; policy concerns raised by the dynamic international environment; political, legal, and cultural environment; implementation of global strategies for smaller companies and multinationals. (Formerly MGT 6330.)


MGT 6378:

Seminar in e-Commerce
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: MGT 6351
This course provides an advanced study of e-commerce as a new trend in doing business. A managerial perspective is adopted to show how online business is being conducted and managed, along with its opportunities, limitations, issues, and risks. Includes design and development of business-oriented Internet application using HTML-based tools. (Formerly MGT 6337.)


MGT 6387:

Comparative Management
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: MGT 6351
This course addresses the dilemmas and opportunities that managers face when interacting in international multi-cultural environments. The course focuses on increasing studentsí effectiveness/ability to manage cross-cultural interactions, and in identifying, understanding, and managing the cultural components of organizational and business dynamics. (Formerly MGT 6324.)