Human Resource Management (533), Management (620), and Operations Management (716)

Human Resource Management (533)

53:533:501 Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics & Law (3 credits)
A business organization’s relationships with the external environment; the influence of consumers and labor organizations; ethics; governmental influences, such as taxation, rules and regulations, and antitrust policy; the role of business in the economy. Problems and cases used to illustrate the decision process necessitated in various environmental situations.

53:533: 521, 522 Directed Study in Management (3 credits)
Supervised by an individual faculty member and approved by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.

53:533:670 Special Topics in Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Topics vary from winter to winter sections. Consult the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for specific content each winter. Students may enroll in more than one special topics course. Prerequisite: 53:620:505

Management (620)

53:620:505 Leadership & Managing Human Capital (3 credits)
This course is designed to help students acquire new knowledge and develop skills related to the understanding of managing behavior and processes in organizations. It is also the goal of this course to help you become more aware of your effectiveness as individuals and group/team participants in an organizational setting. Topical coverage includes, but is not limited to, organizational culture and structure, group/tem dynamics, leadership and power issues, communication, decision-making, motivation theories and applications, managing stress, and individual differences such as perceptions, attitudes and personality.

53:620:506 International Business Environment (3 credits)
Introduction to the context of international business. Overview of the economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues that affect operations in the global arena. Discussion of various trade theories, trade barriers, and trade agreements. Modes of entering foreign countries. The study of multinational corporations in terms of their strategies, structures, human resources, and operations. Various regions of the world are explored through case studies. Multicultural course.

53:620:672 Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise (3 credits)
Provides a top management view of the firm. Students analyze the internal and external environments of firms, develop strategy, and work out its implementation. Emphasizes team-building and verbal presentation skills. Improves understanding of diverse critical industries and mega-trends. Capstone course. To be taken in the final term or last term available (course only offer during spring and fall).

53:620: 521, 522 Directed Study in Management (3 credits)
Supervised by an individual faculty member and approved by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.

53:620:670 Special Topics in Management (3 credits)
Topics vary from term to term. Consult the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for specific content each term. Students may enroll in more than one special topics course.

53:620:597.  Internship in Management (3 credits)
An Internship provides real world experience to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills within the Management field.

53:620:800 Matriculation Continued (0 credits)
Continuous registration may be accomplished by enrolling for at least 3 credits in standard course offerings, including research courses, or by enrolling in this course for 0 credits.  Students actively engaged in study toward their degree who are using university facilities and faculty time are expected to enroll for the appropriate credits.

Operations Management (716)

53:716:513 Operational Management Productivity and Quality (3 credits)
This course provides the foundation for managing the operations of both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include operations strategy, product and service design, inventory management, facility and capacity planning, forecasting, quality management, supply chain management, and just-in-time operations. Prerequisite: 53:135:502

53:716:502 Business Analytics (3 credits)
Managers, regardless of their functional responsibilities, make decisions that are driven by data and analysis. This course will help in development of important skills in data analysis and modeling. Through rigorous and guided exercises, students will gain the ability to synthesize pieces of analyzed information to make better decisions. A combination of theoretical and practical mathematical and software tools will be used.  In addition to regular lectures, the course will employ computer exercises, case analysis, discussions and team presentations. Special emphasis will be on making the results/decisions end-user-friendly.

53:716:670 Special Topics in Operations Management (3 credits)
Topics vary from semester to semester. Consult the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for specific content each semester. Students may enroll in more than one special topics course. Prerequisite: 53:716:513.

53:716: 521,522 Directed Study in Operations Management (3 credits)
Supervised by an individual faculty member and approved by the Associated Dean of Graduate Studies. Prerequisite: 53:716:513.