Graduate Courses

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Management (MANA)

MANA 5182- INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 5199- GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Practical training in management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. Course counts as an elective and has a pass/fail grade. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. Prerequisite: Minimum nine graduate semester hours completed.

MANA 5299- GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Practical training in management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. Course counts as an elective and has a pass/fail grade. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. Prerequisite: Minimum nine graduate semester hours completed.

MANA 5311- BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

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MANA 5312- MANAGEMENT

Basic exploration of organizations in their environments. The elementary tools of management, which include: organizational objectives, social responsibility and ethics, policies, plans, and decision making; the design of organizations and jobs; the production and technology aspects of organization; the elements of leadership, behavior, and communication; and the elements of control and performance evaluation.

MANA 5320- ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Systematic study of behavioral problems in the complex organization. Analyzes the interaction of environmental and internal factors and their effects upon organizational behavior. The course is placed within the context of the organization process.

MANA 5321- COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS

Provides the foundation for an in-depth knowledge of several important theories of management and organization. Attention to study of organizations, organizational effectiveness, comparative analysis of organizations, and the organization and its environment. Relates empirical findings and theoretical hypotheses with applied management concepts.

MANA 5322- COMPENSATION AND REWARD SYSTEMS

Management of compensation systems in business and other organizations; concepts, models and practices related to wage and salary levels and structures; perceived equitable pay; individual performance appraisal, rewards and satisfaction; benefits and employee services.

MANA 5323- TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Examines the components of training systems. Topics include assessing training needs and establishing objectives, developing training programs, selecting appropriate training techniques, and evaluating training outcomes.

MANA 5324- TEAM AND GROUP BEHAVIOR

A study in team and group dynamics, critical processes and practices. Topics include team composition and development, problem solving strategies and performance, conflict management, leadership process and work team strategies.

MANA 5325- LABOR AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

Examines union-management relations and considers the structure and functioning of the economic and social forces of importance at the policy level within both the firm and the union. Also considers non-union employee relationships.

MANA 5326- ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE

Examines the process of organization development, change, and renewal at the individual, group, and organization level; central topics including diagnostic and intervention procedures at the three levels of analysis.

MANA 5327- HUMAN RESOURCE LAW

Coverage of statutory and case law in the employment setting. Emphasis placed on employment discrimination, compensation and benefits law; government agencies which administer and enforce employment laws are also reviewed.

MANA 5328- OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

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MANA 5329- ORGAN RESEARCH

Research design, data collection, hypothesis testing and related techniques applied to human resource management.  The class focuses on quantitative decision-making and data presentation skills using HR metrics and analytics examples.

MANA 5330- NEGOTIATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on developing students negotiations skills in a variety of contexts. Throughtout the course students will diagnose negotiation situations,strategize and plan for negotiations, and learn how to engage in more effective negotiations.The course also focuses on developing interpersonal conflict resolution skills and strategies.

MANA 5331- MANAGEMENT OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES

Focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization and provides a framework for formulating strategies in an increasingly complex global economy.The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the cultural,political,competitive,technological,legal, and demographic environments in which multinational firms operate.It then examines the nature of global competition by exploring the characteristics of global industries and strategies that have been successful in an international context.Also covered are issues related to organizational design and strategic control in the management of multinational enterprises

MANA 5332- EMPLOYEE DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS

Examines the implications of employee diversity in organizations,including Human resource and organizational behavior issues related to aspects of diversity.Includes study of changing demographics of workers effects of diversity on organizational performance, and ways of effectively managing in organizations having applicants, employees, and customers from diverse backgrounds.Research on diversity issues is examined, as are process of stereotyping and myths and misperceptions about diversity issues.Legislation related to diversity is also reviewed.

MANA 5333- MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Management of the innovation and the technology commercialization process in both the start up and corporate environment.Students will understand how to identify and assess the feasibility of technology-based innovations,how to turn these innovations into products and services, and how to introduce them in the market. Through case studies, students will explore innovations across a renge of emerging technology from the view point of either a start-up firm, a potential investor, or a corporation. Students may work on their own innovation or an innovation arising from sither university research, an existing business, or their current employer.

MANA 5334- ORGANIZATION CONSULTING AND RESEARCH

Explores internal and external consulting to business organizations. Emphasis on the management of the change process through the stages of data gathering, diagnosis, analysis and recommendation.

MANA 5335- MANAGEMENT OF E-BUSINESS

Examines innovative techniques for exchanging information, products, services, and payments among organizations. Principles from sociology, governance, economics, and management delineate factors influencing organizational relationships. The use of technology to facilitate interaction within and among organizations is investigated. Explores the strategic and practical fusion of cultural, political, business, and technical factors needed to succeed in a dynamic global arena.

MANA 5336- STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Integration of the MBA curriculum into a cohesive whole. Treats the several elements of business administration by use of business policy cases and decision simulation methods. Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the Comprehensive Examination requirement for MBA students. Prerequisite: Must be taken in last semester or with permission of the Graduate Advisor.

MANA 5337- ETHICS AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Uses a strategic perspective to examine ethics, government and the world economy, and how they may affect relationships between business organizations and other institutions of our society. Particular attention is paid to issues such as leadership, technology, and internationalization concordant with the breadth requirements of the UTA MBA plus public policy concerns involving the natural environment, gender and minority issues. Course activities will include class discussion and analysis of societal dilemmas, contemporary cases and current news stories.

MANA 5338- CAREERS & MANAGING IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

Presents practical and theoretical perspectives on careers and managing in a changing work environment. Includes self assessment, career plan development, informational interviews, readings and exercises designed to lead to a better understanding of managing self and others.

MANA 5339- ENTREPRENEURSHIP

New venture opportunity assessment, formation, and development in start-up and corporate process environments. Students will understand the role of entrepreneurshipin the economy and the attributes of entrepreneurial behavior.Students will learn how to assess the market and finanacila feasibility of a new venture as well as understand how to use euity and debt finanacing, how to select between starting-up, franchising, or buying a business, how to lead the growing company, adnhow to address family business dilemmas.The cornerstone of the course will be a feasibility assessementproject that leads to a business plan for a new venture of the student's choice. For the project, students can explore either an original new venture idea, an already existing venture concept(for example, a franchise), or a new business opportunity in need of assessment for an existing firm or their current employer.

MANA 5340- STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Emphasizes strategic perspective of modern human resource management theory and practice. Topics include human resource planning, staffing, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal, and labor and employee relations.

MANA 5341- STAFFING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

This course covers employee recruitment, selection and performance appraisal. Topics include: recruitment strategies and methods, methods of employee selection, performance planning, development and validation of appraisal instruments, implementation and conduct of performance appraisal, and performance feedback and counseling.

MANA 5342- PREVENTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT

Examines the organizational demands that cause stress. Identifies the psychophysiology of the stress response and the individual/ organizational costs of distress. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of preventive stress management, such as social support, exercise, and the relaxation response.

MANA 5350- EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

This graduate course uses self-assessment testing with feedback, case studies, selected readings, and guest lectures from successful leaders and top executive coaches to create a learning laboratory for mature and motivated graduate students of leadership.

MANA 5382- INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 5390- ORG RESEARCH

Research design, data collection, hypothesis testing and related techniques applied to human resource management.  The class focuses on quantitative decision-making and data presentation skills using HR metrics and analytics examples.

MANA 5392- SELECTED TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT

In-depth study of selected topics in management. May be repeated when topics vary.

MANA 5398- THESIS

Thesis 5398 graded R (Research) or F only. Prerequisite: STAT 5325 and approval of Graduate Advisor.

MANA 5399- GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Practical training in management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. Course counts as an elective and has a pass/fail grade. No credit will be given for previous experience of activities. Prerequisite: Minimum nine graduate semester hours completed.

MANA 5698- THESIS

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MANA 5698- THESIS

Thesis. Prerequisite: STAT 5325 and approval of Graduate Advisor.

MANA 6182- INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

MANA 6282- INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 6318- SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY

Advanced study in the theory and research of organizations.

MANA 6328- SEMINAR IN BUSINESS POLICY

Advanced study in the theory and research bases of business policy and strategic management.

MANA 6329- ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS

In-depth coverage of selected topics in the design of research and analysis of data; topics include philosophy of science, theory of measurement, complex experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

MANA 6338- SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Advanced study in the theory and research of organizational behavior.

MANA 6348- SEMINAR IN PERSONNEL/HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Advanced study in employee selection, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, human resource policy and strategy, and other areas of human resource management.

MANA 6382- INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 6390- ADVANCED TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT

In-depth study of selected topics in management. May be repeated when topics vary.

MANA 6392- RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION

Independent research under supervision of a faculty member