This curriculum is designed for individuals who are seeking a graduate degree with a broad general management and leadership perspective. (Note: This program is titled Management at our Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, campus.)
- Students will be able to explain the important terminology, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in management and leadership.
- Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in management and leadership when analyzing situations.
- Students will be able to effectively integrate important concepts, principles, and theories used management and leadership when developing solutions to multifaceted problems in complex situations.
The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) or the 48 credit hours required for the master of business administration (MBA) must include the following courses for a major/emphasis in management and leadership:
|MNGT 5000 Management (Requisite Course)||3 hours|
|MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior||3 hours|
|HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources||3 hours|
|BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers||3 hours|
|MNGT 5650 Management and Strategy||3 hours|
|MNGT 5670 Managerial Leadership||3 hours|
|HRDV 5630 Organization Development and Change||3 hours|
|MNGT 6000 Integrated Studies in Management||3 hours|
In addition, the student chooses elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curricula of other George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.
If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology major. Students pursuing dual majors who have the requisite course(s) waived will complete only the remaining required courses for the dual majors.
MNGT 5000 Management (3)
In this course, the student is introduced to the basic concepts of management and organizations. Primary emphasis is given to three primary functions: planning, organizing, and controlling. Additional topics include: organization theory, the global environment, ethics, and decision making.
HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources (3)
This course is a comprehensive view of personnel policy development with emphasis on the interdependence of personnel and operating functions. Students analyze personnel functions of recruitment, development, training, compensation, integration into the workforce, and maintenance of personnel for the purpose of contributing to organizational, societal, and individual goals.
MNGT 5300 American Business and Management (3)
(For students who have satisfactorily completed English as a Second Language)
The international student is introduced to the language and terminology of business and management in the United States. Students examine the fundamental concepts and practices of American business and management and the social, economic, and political implications in the application of these concepts.
MNGT 5500 Professional Seminars (1-3)
Students participate in seminars designed to examine contemporary issues in management. The professional seminar supplements the core and elective courses in the area of management by focusing on issues of current and special interest. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. Graduate students may apply a maximum of 3 credit hours of these seminars as electives to meet the credit-hour requirements for graduation. This course may not be completed by directed study.
BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers (3)
Managers and human resources management professionals must be able to understand financial information contained in financial statements and reports. Line managers must be able to understand financial information contained in financial statements and reports in order to evaluate their unit's financial performance, to communicate clearly with other managers, and to apply financial information when making decisions. Human resources management professionals must understand financial statements and principles if they are to effectively assist line managers and be strategic partners with other business functions. This course will focus on the interpretation and use of basic financial information by non-financial managers, not on the production of financial statements and reports. (FINC 5000 cannot be substituted for BUSN 5200.)
MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3)
This course introduces students to many of the basic principles of human behavior that effective managers use when managing individuals and groups in organizations. These include theories relating to individual differences in abilities and attitudes, attribution, motivation, group dynamics, power and politics, leadership, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and organizational structure and design.
MNGT 5650 Management and Strategy (3)
Strategic management refers to long-term managerial decisions and actions that shape the organizationís pursuit of competitive advantage. This course introduces the concepts and processes underlying environmental scanning, and strategy formulation, implementation and control. Students then apply this knowledge in case analysis. The course also addresses the roles of leadership and coordination in successful strategizing.
Recommended: Completion of 12 hours of master's level coursework.
MNGT 5670 Managerial Leadership (3)
Organizational leadership is the process of influencing other people to achieve organizational goals. This leadership course reviews and builds upon the basic knowledge of leadership provided in an introduction to organizational behavior course by expanding the scope and depth of the studentís knowledge of leadership theories, by providing practice in basic leadership skills, and by developing the studentís self-knowledge of his or her preferred leadership styles.
HRDV 5630 Organization Development and Change (3)
Organization development (OD) is the process of planning and implementing interventions to create interpersonal, group, inter-group, or organization-wide change. This course presents the theoretical foundations of organization development as an applied behavioral science. Students will also be introduced to many types of interpersonal, intra-group, inter-group, and organizational interventions that are used to effect comprehensive and lasting changes.
MNGT 5870 Issues in Management (3)
Current and significant issues in management are examined. The course focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to new and emerging topics in the field. Total Quality Management, self-directed work teams, workplace innovation are recent examples. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.
MNGT 5910 Ethical and Legal Issues in Management (3)
Students examine current topics in the areas of law, regulatory controls, and ethical issues. Discussions focus on the implications of these legal situations in management.
MNGT 5950 The Woman Manager (3)
Students examine the role of women in modern industrial society. Emphasis is placed on the particular difficulty women experience in assuming managerial roles in a predominantly male enterprise. Course content focuses on the managerial tools women managers may use to control their organizations.
MNGT 5960 Corporate Budgeting and Control (3)
The student examines the method by which modern American business looks at the future and marshals its financial resources to cope with change. Course content focuses on the development of forecasting techniques, planning strategies, and the creative use of budgeting.
MNGT 5990 Corporate Responsibility and Society (3)
In this course students evaluate the role of business in society and the demands managers face in maintaining moral integrity while fulfilling their obligations as agents of organizations and firms. Special emphasis is placed on ethical issues confronted by middle managers.
MNGT 6000 Integrated Studies in Management (3)
In this capstone course, the student is expected to synthesize and integrate the conceptual and theoretical knowledge and understanding acquired in the curriculum by use of case study analysis, a research project, or management plan. The emphasis is on the studentís development of written analytic material that can be utilized for program assessment as well as individual student assessment. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses in this major.