Management (MGMT)

Courses

MGMT 520  Organizational Behavior and Change  3 Credits (3,0)

This course presents existing theories and methods for understanding, analyzing, and predicting individual, group, and organizational behavior and how behavior and processes shape the internal dynamics of organizations . The course focuses on current theoretical and practical organizational issues which have a direct impact on management. Topics provide insights to behavior, structure, authority, motivation, stress, leadership, organizational development, and change. Elements needed for successful organizational change will be reviewed in the context of the modern, learning organization. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 524  Management Science  3 Credits (3,0)

Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the application of management science processes and models used in decision making in management. Techniques include decision theory, queuing theory, forecasting models, inventory theory, linear and integer programming, transportation and assignment models, and network models including project management calculations (time and cost) using PERT and CPM. Computer techniques are used to solve problems and to communicate the results in a clear and understandable fashion. Emphasis is placed on using quantitatively based analytical methodologies, interpreting quantitative results, and communicating conclusions. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 530  Business Analytics for Managers  3 Credits (3,0)

Business analytics refers to ways a manager can use data to gain insights and make better decisions. This course will help the student think critically about data and data analysis in an effort to solve managerial problems using different organizational data streams. In addition, the use of key performance indicators along with data presentation tools such as scorecards and dashboards will help managers engage in evidence-based decision making.Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 532  Philosophy, Principles, and Practices in Management of Quality  3 Credits (3,0)

The content of this course incorporates multiple aspects of the management of quality and the integration of quality considerations into all other management decision processes. The primary thrust of the course is an in-depth analysis of quality management concepts, methods, and techniques from a systems perspective. Areas of emphasis are leadership, strategy development and deployment, quality management tools, customer focus, supplier performance, management communications, projects, and training and development. The course encompasses the body of knowledge required in the Certified Quality Manager certification. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 533  Social Responsibility, Ethics and Law  3 Credits (3,0)

This course emphasizes understanding the complex regulatory and legal setting surrounding management. The federal acquisition regulations and how they affect all projects, such as legal responsibility and accountability, ethical considerations within and external to the organization, the internal environment and how it may affect projects are discussed. Regulatory controls and constraints on managerial decision making in areas such as occupational and environmental safety and discrimination in the workplace are included, as are other safety and security issues of which the manager should have knowledge. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 535  Theory and Application of Managerial Communications  3 Credits (3,0)

This course explores the impact of communication in managing contemporary technical organizations and provides a broad survey of the technical aspects of communications. Emphasis is placed on the application of theory to practice to develop students managerial and strategic communication skills so that they may grasp not only how, but also what, why, when, and by what means managers effectively communicate. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of why good communication skills are important in business, how communication today is affected by technology, why effective communication can be difficult, how communication is used in teams, and what issues exist in overcoming intercultural communication barriers. Students will practice communicating conclusions to problems in concise and persuasive writing and speaking. Written assignments involve preparing technical reports and use of APA Style manual.

MGMT 607  Human Resource Development  3 Credits (3,0)

This course emphasizes the integration of the individual into the organization by studying the current and fundamental issues in organization theory and organizational behavior as they relate to the individual. The effectiveness of the individual in the organization is examined in terms of personal traits such as communicative abilities, leadership style and potential, and beliefs about organizational ethics and social responsibility. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 608  Human Resources Management  3 Credits (3,0)

The focus of this course is on the functions to be accomplished in effectively managing human resources. An in-depth study of the interrelationship of managers, organizational staff, and/or specialists, will assist the student in understanding and applying management theories to real-world human resource management. Areas of concentration include human resource planning; recruitment and selection; training and development; compensation and benefits; safety and health; and employee relations. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 651  Production and Procurement in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines Production Operations from a systems perspective, and demonstrates how dynamic interchanges between the constituent parts of the system affect the operations and maximize efficiency and effectiveness. This course relates to the management of product and process design, operations, and supply chains. Areas of emphasis are quality management, scheduling, inventory management, purchasing, material management, JIT and manufacturing strategy. This course includes substantial measurement and analysis of internal processes. This course demonstrates that the products or services in an organization, as well as their management, drive how Operations Management is carried out in an organization. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 652  Concepts and Practices of Project Management  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, the student has the opportunity to learn the techniques and principles related to project management, following the national standards for project management. The content of this course includes and extends the body of knowledge elements required for completion of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by the Project Management Institute. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 653  Labor Issues in an Industrial Environment  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, the student conducts a comprehensive study of labor issues that are germane to both the industrial and the aviation environment. The course concentration includes the current issues affecting contemporary labor relations, the evolution of private and public sector bargaining practices, and the contract negotiation process. Specific areas analyzed include the historical evolution of the American union movement, union structure and government, congressional legislation and executive orders, the representative election process, contract administration, grievance procedures, mediation and arbitration, and conflict resolution. The strategic impact the labor movement has had on American industry is analyzed from both the employer and the employee perspective.

MGMT 661  Project Development Techniques  3 Credits (3,0)

A study of current scientific research methods that includes techniques of problem identification, hypothesis formulation, literature search strategies of libraries and on-line databases, design and use of data-gathering instruments, formulation of a research model and plan, and appropriate statistical data analysis. The COB Capstone Guidelines format and American Psychological Association (APA) style will be reviewed and followed. A formal Graduate Capstone Project proposal will be developed and presented by each student as a basic course requirement.
Prerequisites: BUSW 500 and MGMT 524.

MGMT 665  Organizational Theory in a Technical Environment  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course the students review organizational theory and learn how the organizational design impacts organizational effectiveness and productivity. The student has the opportunity to gain and expand knowledge concerning how organizations carry out work. Included in the course are elements of organizational theory, organizational structure, organizational planning, leadership versus management, conflict between functional management, matrix versus hierarchical organizations, organizational alternatives, and human response in the organization. Topics address advantages and disadvantages of structural types, locus of power and locus of authority issues, and formal and informal networks. Also included are issues such as conflict resolution, change management, formal and informal work relationships, influence and authority in the technical setting, participation, sensitivity to cultural and minority differences, managing technical change and innovation in a large organization, communication in a technical organization, organization culture and tradition, government perspective, and industry perspective are reviewed. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 671  Entrepreneurship and Leadership  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, students explore the roles and interrelationships of leadership and entrepreneurship in successful enterprises in a global environment. The primary focus is on analyzing the leadership skills and entrepreneurship that enhance organizational success. Topics to be explored are the approaches and models of leadership, entrepreneurship, organization change, implementing an entrepreneurial strategy inside existing organizations, product innovation and technology, and developing new ventures. In addition, students gain insight to the important elements required for a supportive environment needed to sustain the corporate entrepreneurship process. Lastly, the entrepreneurship orientation of organizations for the future is discussed. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair. Prerequisite BUSW 500 not required for students in the MoET Program.

MGMT 672  Planning and Execution of Strategy  3 Credits (3,0)

In this course, the student addresses the integration of all management aspects of business with the cultural, ethical, and regulatory environments to form comprehensive, workable strategies for success. Multinational and international factors and differences related to enterprise success are emphasized. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 673  Global Economic Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

Managers in any industry, and particularly those employed by aerospace firms conducting business worldwide, can benefit from a foundation in applied international economics. This course builds three economic models for markets in real goods and services, credit, and foreign exchange. These qualitative models are then integrated into a single analytical framework that students use to understand the effects of government economic policy initiatives and external shocks on an economy. This analysis provides the basis for recommending actions a firm can use to benefit from or mitigate the adverse effect of evolving global economic forces. No previous economic background is required, but students should welcome an analytic approach to problem solving. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Business and Foundation Course BUSW 500 or permission of the Graduate Program Chair.

MGMT 678  Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning  3 Credits (3,0)

This course prepares managers to take a strategic approach to identifying, attracting, selecting, and retaining talent. The course addresses how to strategically develop a staffing strategy that reinforces business strategy, so students can learn best practices for forecasting, recruiting, staffing, and development of employees. Topics include strategic staffing, legal aspects of staffing, job analysis and forecasting, strategic sourcing, selection, workforce planning and workforce flow.

MGMT 679  Comprehensive Reward Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines current approaches to Total Compensation, including both the theory and practice of compensation, benefits, and rewards. The course analyzes how reward systems motivate employees and explores approaches to compensation policy and design. A strategic approach to reward strategies, linked to business and people strategies, will be taken. Topics include strategic compensation, rewards and motivating work environment, government and union influences, job evaluation and developing pay structures, market analysis, incentives and variable pay, compensation administration and executive compensation.

MGMT 691  Management Capstone Course  3 Credits

In this course students are required to author and defend a scholarly paper that requires substantial research to generate solutions to a real-world managerial problem. The student will be exposed to the technical aspects of writing to include problem definition, analysis, and presentation of solutions utilizing structured methods of evaluation. This course shall be taken at the end of the student's program and will give the student the opportunity to apply management concepts learned throughout the MSM program.

MGMT 699  Special Topics in Business Administration  1-3 Credit (1-3,0)

In this course, students elect to perform a special, directed analysis and/or independent study in an area of particular interest. Candidates selecting this elective must prepare a detailed proposal for the desired project and present the proposal to the graduate program chair or department chair for faculty review. Proposals must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the start of the term in which the elective is being taken.

MGMT 700  Thesis Research  1-6 Credit (1-6,0)

A written document on an aviation/aerospace topic is supervised throughout its preparation by the student's Thesis Committee. If the document demonstrates the student's mastery of the topic and is of satisfactory quality for publication, it will be submitted.