Management - GR (MGMT)


MGMT 510  Management and the Organization  3 Credits (3,0)

Functional managerial skills in different organizational contexts. Implementation of EBM (Evidence-based management) inside the organization. Global and domestic lensing. Discussions comparing and contrasting best practices, applied to current events.

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.

MGMT 550  Managerial Communications  3 Credits (3,0)

Effective messaging strategies, utilizing data for communication. Experience with tools to communicate. Analysis of communication strategies with a view toward effectiveness in critical communications and negotiations. Incorporation of diverse strategies to communicate to multiple audiences.

MGMT 610  Business Process Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Examination of excellence frameworks to apply process-based thinking to improve effective process performance and thus organizational performance. Examination of risk management approaches for managers to mitigate risk events as part of a process management strategy.

MGMT 680  Strategic Action  3 Credits (3,0)

Implementation of vision and mission into action-oriented steps, particularly in consideration of teams, virtual workspace, and technology. Demonstration of business analytics' value and use. Application of change management practices. Incorporation of operations management strategies to improve performance and efficiency.

MGMT 691  Management Capstone Course  3 Credits (3,0)

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 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.