University of Houston-Victoria



Management (MGMT)

MGMT 6300:    Selected Topics in Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 6351 or consent of the instructor.
May be repeated when topics vary.

MGMT 6351:    Management and Organizational Behavior

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  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 MGMT 6351 and MGT 6320.)

MGMT 6352:    Management Information Systems

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  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 MGMT 6352 and MGT 6316.)

MGMT 6353:  Management of Diversity in Organizations

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  BUSI 6351 and MGMT 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.

MGMT 6354:    Leadership and Organizational Change

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  BUSI 6351 and MGMT 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.

MGMT 6355:    Operations Management: Creating Competitive Advantages

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  QMSC 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 firm’s primary products and services.  (Credit will not be given for both MGMT 6355 and QMC 6322.)

MGMT 6359:    Seminar in Strategic Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Completion of all MBA Core Courses – MGMT 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 MGMT 6359 and MGT 6331.)

MGMT 6367:    International Operations Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): QMSC 6351 and MGMT 6352
This course examines various strategic and operational issues in the design, planning and
execution of a firm’s 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 firm’s products and services.

MGMT 6369:    International Business Strategy

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): ECON 6367, FINC 6367, MGMT 6367, MGMT 6377 and MKTG
Using an international consulting project, this course focuses on value creation through
strategic formulation and implementation in the global marketplace.

MGMT 6371:    Contemporary Management Issues

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): MGMT 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.)

MGMT 6372:    Organizational Theory and Development

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 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.)

MGMT 6373:    Seminar in Behavioral Decision Making

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 6351
Factors that affect individual judgment and decision making; effect of group dynamics on decision making; strategies for improving decision making.  (Formerly MGT 6336.)

MGMT 6374:   Human Resources Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 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)

MGMT 6375:    Seminar in Employment Law

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 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.)

MGMT 6376:    Entrepreneurship

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 6351
This course studies the entrepreneurial process.  Topics include idea generation and assessment, writing the business plan, financing, gathering needed resources, firm startup, and exit strategies. (Credit for this course cannot be used to satisfy elective requirements on the MS-EDE program.)

MGMT 6377:    International Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 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.)

MGMT 6378:    Seminar in e-Commerce

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 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.)

MGMT 6380:    Compensation and Employee Benefits

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 6374
This course is aimed to develop knowledge in the areas of pay and benefit practices, and to provide students with the knowledge to be able to develop and maintain internally equitable and externally competitive wage and salary programs.

MGMT 6381:    Staffing and Employee Development

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 6374
Staffing, training, and development is aimed at the exploration of the basic aspects of the human resource planning process, including recruitment, selection, retention, and development of employees.

MGMT 6385:    Healthcare Law

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 6351
This course offers graduate business students an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of legal issues within the context of today's dynamic healthcare industry.

MGMT 6386:    Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  MGMT 6351
A study on principles, processes, and issues regarding purchasing and supply management (PSM).  Covers the scope of supply chain effectiveness and efficiency through the purchasing process.  Coursework will provide an understanding of supply strategy and purchasing organization, cost containment and revenue enhancement through PSM, quality and inventory management, PSM performance management, legal and ethical issues in purchasing, etc.  The course will use case studies from the textbook and other sources to enhance academic learning, critical thinking, and practical problem solving skills in the context of PSM.  (Credit will not be given for both MGMT 6386 and MGMT 6300 Special Topics: Supply Chain Management).

MGMT 6387:    Comparative Management

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