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Master of Arts in Management
Concentrations

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

Foundation Courses
BUAD 5301 Orientation to American Business Techniques & Culture (for Intl' Students only)
MANA 51.521 Management Theory (may be waived with undergraduate prerequisites)
MANA 51.522

Business Legal Environment (may be waived with undergraduate prerequisites)

MRKT 51.521 Marketing Concepts (for Health Care Management only) (Principles of Marketing)
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

(prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6320

Business Ethics

(prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6323

Human Resource Management

(prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6360 Problems and Challenges in Organizational Management (Last course in program)
MRKT 6341 Advanced Marketing Strategies (prerequisites: MRKT 6301, MRKT 6331.)



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.

The elective courses include:
MANA 6301 Employment Law (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6305 Staffing Organizations (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
MANA 6333 Operations and Quality Management (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
MANA 6342 Employee Negotiations & Collective Bargaining (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
MANA 6343 Compensation and Performance (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6347 Career Management and Life Transitions (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
MANA 6352 International Human Resource Management (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)
CRMN 6310 Conflict Resolution Management
CRMN 6320 Advanced Family Mediation (prerequisite: CRMN 6310)

CRMN 6321 Advanced Business Mediation (prerequisite: CRMN 6310)
CRMN 6330 Internship in Mediation (prerequisite: CRMN 6310)

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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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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)

 

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 oganizations, 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:

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, organizational change, leadership coaching and counseling, and succession planning. Focus will be given to linking processes within the organizational to strategy resulting in achieving profitability and competitive advantage.

 

The 24-hour core curriculum plus:

MANA 6330  Leadership Development (prerequisite MANA 51.521)

MANA 6331  Leadership Coacing and Counseling (prerequisite MANA 51.521)

MANA 6305  Staffing Organizations (prerequisite: MANA 51.521)

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

 

 

Professional Sales and Management Optimization

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.

The 24-hour core curriculum plus:

MANA 6353 Mastering Professional Sales Solutions*

MANA 6354 Sales Negotiations*

MANA 6355 Sales Management Optimization*

MANA 6356  Sales Force Management*

*Prerequisite:  MANA 51.521, MRKT 51.521, or undergraduate equivalent

 

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