Master of Arts in Management
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The M.A. in Management offers seven concentrations so students can focus on specific areas of management interest. Each concentration consists of the required M.A. in Management core courses (24 hours - listed in the box below) and the following concentration requirements listed below:

Foundational Courses
BUAD 5301 Orientation to American Business Techniques & Culture (for Intl' Students only)
MANA 51.521 Management Theory
MANA 51.522 Business Legal Environment
MRKT 51.521 Marketing Concepts
Core Curriculum (24 hours)
MANA 6310

Leadership in Management

(Prerequisite MANA 51.521)

MANA 6312 Communication and Business Behavior  (Prerequisite MANA 51.521)
MANA 6314 Organizational Change and Development (Prerequisite MANA 51.521)
MANA 6319 Operational Finance
MANA 6320

Business Ethics

(Prerequisite MANA 51.521)

MANA 6323

Human Resource Strategy (S-L)

(Prerequisite MANA 51.521)

MANA 6360 Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L) (Last course in program)
MRKT 6341

Advanced Marketing Strategies

(Prerequisite MANA 51.521)

 


Conflict Resolution Management

The Conflict Resolution Management Concentration will provide students with the practical experience and theoretical foundation they need in order to become effective at mediating conflict. The format of classes includes lectures, group discussions, and many practice mediation sessions. Following completion of the courses, the student will be qualified to perform court appointed mediations in Texas.

The 24-hour core curriculum plus 12 hours from:
CRMN 6310 Conflict Resolution Management
CRMN 6330 Internship in Mediation (prerequisite: CRMN 6310)
MANA 6342 Employee Negotiations and Collective Bargaining (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

and select one of the following:
CRMN 6320 Advanced Family Mediation (prerequisite: CRMN 6310)
OR
CRMN 6321 Advanced Business Mediation (prerequisite: CRMN 6310)

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General Management

The General Management Concentration is designed to give students the flexibility to build their own concentration by choosing elective courses based upon their interests. Students develop their program to fit their educational and career goals by completing 12 hours of the 6000 level electives listed below, in addition to the 24-hour core requirement.

M.A. in Management students must complete the 24-hour core curriculum plus the following courses:
CRMN 6310 Conflict Resolution Management
MANA 6311  International Management (Prerequisite MANA 51.521)

MANA 6333  Operations and Quality Management (Prerequisite MANA 51.521)
PROJ 6301 Project Overview, Strategic Process, and Project Initiation

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Health Care Management

The Health Care Management Concentration is designed to equip students with state-of-the-art technologies in the health care industry. Emphasis is given to strategic health care planning, marketing, healthcare policy, managed care, and long-term care. A capstone initiative provides students with "hands-on" experiences in an area of interest to the student such as administration, clinical practice, or education/consultation. Program Requirements:

The 24-hour core curriculum plus:
HCMG 6310 Strategic Health Care Planning, Marketing, and Policy (prerequisite: MANA 51.521 & MRKT 51.521)
HCMG 6320 Managed Health Care (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
HCMG 6330 Long-Term Care Administration (HCMG 6391 & HCMG 6392)
HCMG 6380 Health Services Management Capstone Initiative (Prerequisite: minimum of 6 hours of HCMG coursework)

Human Resource Management

The field of human resources is expanding rapidly as senior executives look to HR departments to address complex and dynamic staffing issues. Special attention is given to litigation issues, salary strategies, and the development of an organization's personnel. Program Requirements:

The 24-hour core curriculum plus:
MANA 6301 Employment Law (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6305 Staffing Organizations (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
MANA 6343 Compensation and Performance (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
MANA 6347 Career Management and Life Transitions (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

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Organizational Communication

The M.A. in Management with a focused study in Organizational Communication is for those who are striving to be policy leaders of their organizations, their communities, and society overall.  Hands-on learning opportunities will plug in students to the latest techniques in “best practices” to serve the customer, both internally and externally.  The program emphasis will be improving business performance through effective communication.

 

The 24-hour core curriculum plus 12 hours from:

COMA 6303 Digital Media Communication

COMA 6309 Social Media and Communication

COMA 6321 Strategic Communication for Organizations

COMA 6324 Communication for Global Organizations

 

Performance Management

The Performance Management concentration is a new program designed to achieve organizational strategic vision and objectives, link strategies with internal/external management processes, develop strategic leadership skills, and maximize and increase organizational effectiveness and profitability. Students will gain an understanding of strategy maps, balanced scorecards, process improvement, organization change, leadership coaching and counseling, and succession planning. Focus will be given to linking processes within the organization to strategy resulting in achieving profitability and competitive advantage.

Program Requirements:

The 24-hour core curriculum plus:

MANA 6330  Leadership Development (Prerequisite needed: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6331  Leadership Coaching and Counseling (Prerequisite needed: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6305  Staffing Organizations (Prerequisite needed: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6332  Strategies, Models and Processes (Prerequisites: MANA 6330, MANA 6331, MANA 6305)

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Professional Sales and Management Optimization Concentration

The Professional Sales and Management Optimization concentration will equip students with competencies for professional management and sales careers. Participants in the program will acquire tools and models that drive exceptional business results which will create and implement strategies and scorecards to manage accounts, optimize selling opportunities, forecast and generate revenue, develop customer profiles and buying criteria, create and implement personalized activity plans, influence purchase decisions, and identify business conditions that affect sales, create impactful statements that engage decision-makers, and eliminate obstacles that negatively impact a sale.

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
M.A. in Management students must complete the 24-hour core curriculum plus the following courses:

MANA 6353  Mastering Professional Sales Solutions (Prerequisite:

                 MANA 51.521, MRKT 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6354  Sales Negotiations (Prerequisite: MANA 51.521, MRKT 51.521

                 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6355  Sales Management Optimization (Prerequisite: MANA 51.521,

                 MRKT 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6356  Sales Force Management (Prerequisite: MANA 51.521,

                 MRKT 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

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Master's Degrees

& Programs:

Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management
M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Special Education
M.A. in Sport Management
M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Counseling
Master of Liberal Arts
Master of Professional Development

Master's Degrees and Programs available through the Graduate School of Ministry:

M.A. Children's Ministry
M.A. in Christian Education
M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Family Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Worship Leadership

Master's Degrees and Programs available through the Gary Cook School of Leadership:

M.Ed. in Higher Education

M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Children's Ministry / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Children's Ministry / Master of Liberal Arts
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Education / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Communication / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Global Leadership / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Teaching / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Theological Studies / M.A. in Worship Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Special Education
M.Ed. in Higher Education / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language / M.Ed. in Special Education
 

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