Curriculum and Course Descriptions

MGMT 600—Ethics & Stakeholder Management: 3 credits

Prepares you to recognize and solve multi-disciplinary ethical dilemmas in business. You will identify appropriate ethical frameworks for addressing real-world business issues and facilitating responsible decision-making.

MGMT 604—The Legal Environment: 3 credits

Provides you with a broad view of the ever-changing legal environment of business from a management perspective. You will examine common legal and regulatory issues facing managers (e.g., related to personnel, contracts, technology, the environment). Strategies for managing these issues are addressed.

MGMT 608—The Executive Environment: 3 credits

An exciting overview of contemporary thinking about executive leadership, including how to develop and execute a vision for the future. Features accomplished senior executives who share their insights and experiences with you about the leadership challenges they have faced.

MGMT 617—Negotiation: 3 credits

The theory, processes, and practices of negotiation, conflict resolution, and relationship management will be explored to help you become a better negotiator. You will explore patterns of negotiation and conflict resolution in various contexts, to gain an understanding for how interpersonal style, culture, and other variables influence our negotiation skills. The course will utilize role-playing activities to apply negotiation and conflict resolution concepts. 

MGMT 619—Budgeting and Finance for Managers: 3 credits

This course will expose students to the fundamentals of managing a profit and loss center. You will get a better understanding of financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement and the statement of cash flows. Basic financial concepts like financial ratios, time value of money and capital budgeting will be introduced. The goal of the course is to provide a foundation of financial literacy so that managers can make effective decisions within their organizations. 

MGMT 620—Business Strategy: 3 credits

You will learn about the process of investigating, selecting and implementing various business-level strategies. This course challenges you to apply material from earlier core courses to develop a holistic business strategy for an organization.

MGMT 601—The Entrepreneurial Manager: 3 credits

You will learn how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and apply entrepreneurship principles in both existing organizations and new ventures. The focus will be on enhancing your skills with respect to identifying and screening new venture opportunities, business planning, acquiring the resources needed to execute your plan and exit strategies.

MGMT 605—Behavior in Organizations: 3 credits

You will gain a deep understanding of human behavior in organizations and how to maximize organizational and unit performance by effective management of human capital. Examples of topics covered include perception, attitudes, power, influence, motivation, group dynamics, managing teams, diversity, managing conflict, negotiation and culture.

MGMT 609—Human Resources Management: 3 credits

You will explore the strategic role and technical services provided by the human resource function in contemporary organizations. Examples of topics covered are human resource planning, recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, training, compensation, occupational health and safety, employee rights, labor unions, and equal employment opportunity issues.

MGMT 625—Project Management: 3 credits

Projects have a specific purpose plus a defined beginning and end. You will learn how to develop project objectives, build your team, prioritize, operate effectively within time and resource constraints and deliver on goals. Successful project management requires excellent influence and technical skills.

For more information on course availability, please review the MSM Curriculum Sheet.