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MANA 3301   (3-3-0)   Principles of Management (S-L)

This course covers principles of planning, organizing, staffing, leadership and control, and the decision-making processes. Topics will also include the history of management, current issues relevant to managers, and future directions for organizations.  This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MANA 3302   (3-3-0)   Principles of Human Resource Management

Philosophies and policies of the personnel management system, planning and staffing, training and development, labor relations, understanding and managing people, financial compensation, and assessment.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 3301 (S-L).

MANA 3303   (3-3-0)   Principles of Organizational Behavior

A comparative study of traditional management and organizational behavior theories and philosophies. An interdisciplinary approach which will provide depth and breadth analysis of areas of activities in which management functions occur.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 3301 (S-L).

MANA 3305   (3-3-0)   Managerial Statistics

Measures of central tendency, time series, forecasting, correlation and regression analysis, and introduction to probability with business applications.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: Must have completed general studies math requirement.

MANA 3306   (3-3-0)   Management Communication

A survey of sending and receiving skills necessary for effective communication in the business environment. Topics covered include: writing effective letters, memos, and reports; group dynamics and effective meetings; nonverbal communication; listening; perception and semantics; and oral reporting.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, 1302 or equivalent courses.

MANA 3308   (3-3-0)   Business and Public Law

Introduces such fundamentals as legal rights and social forces in government, business, and society. Areas of study in this course include torts, contracts, employment law, product liability, and consumer protection.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MANA 4301   (3-3-0)   Operations and Quality Management

This course is a study of the concepts and implementation of total quality and business process excellence tools including human resources, operations management and process improvement.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 3301 (S-L).

MANA 4307   (3-3-0)   Cross Cultural Management

This course examines cross cultural issues and problems facing local and international business operations. The role of the cultural integration function and its impacts on organizations in dealing with these problems is explored.  

  • Offered: Online, offered periodically.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MANA 4319   (3-3-0)   Communication Styles: A Key to Business Success

An in-depth investigation of various communication, leadership, and personality styles and how they affect one’s competency rating in the world of business. Students will be encouraged to discover how they interact with others as well as learn how their communication strengths and weaknesses affect interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Assessment will use varied personality inventories.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MANA 4320   (3-3-0)   Strategy and Problems in Management

A synthesis of the business disciplines in an applicational context. Basics of historic strategic planning models as well as emerging theories will be considered. A case study approach is utilized to develop understanding of the practical challenges of creating organizational strategies.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: ACCT 2301, 2302; FINA 3301; MANA 3301 (S-L), 3306 (for B.B.A. only); and MRKT 3301.

MANA 4322   (3-3-0)   Servant Leadership

This course examines the topic of servant leadership and how this leadership style relates to other secular philosophies of leadership. Students will study the qualities that have led others to become servant leaders and will examine how these qualities can be developed in their own lives. The work of Greenleaf and other current writers on this topic will be introduced.  

  • Offered: Periodically, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MANA 4340   (3-3-0)   International Management

Introduction to basic concepts and practices in international business, with the main emphasis in operational and management problems of multinational corporations. Topics to be covered include the nature and characteristics of international business, strategy and structure of multinational corporations, effects of multinational corporations on the U.S. economy, and career issues in international business.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 3301.

MANA 4342   (3-3-0)   Business Ethics

The foundations and theories of ethics as related to the marketplace and the modern corporation. Various theories of ethical decision making are studied for the purpose of understanding keys to effective ethical systems. Case studies are utilized for the purpose of giving the business manager practical skills for ethical decision-making.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MANA 51.521   (1.5-1-0)   Management Theory

This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of management. Topics will include the external environment, decision making, strategic management, ethics, international management, organizational structure, human resource management, leadership, motivation, teams, communications, managerial control, organizational culture, and technology. Equivalent to MANA 3301 Principles of Management.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MANA 51.522   (1.5-1-0)   Business Legal Environment

An examination of the legal environment of the firm, legal procedures, contract law, regulatory and administrative law, and labor law will be discussed. Equivalent to MANA 3308 Business and Public Law.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MANA 6301   (3-3-0)   Employment Law

Managers must stay current on the ethical and legal aspects of labor/management relations. Areas of study in this course will include history and theory, present effects and impact, litigation and procedure, and reasonable accommodation for employees in a variety of discriminatory issues.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6302   (3-3-0)   Quantitative Analysis for Managers

Students will utilize real-life cases in learning to apply some graphic and quantitative tools of decision analysis. Modeling and graphics applications used include text boxes, spreadsheet layout and design, formulas, functions, and charts of various types. Models include probability distributions, decision trees, present value, expected value of information, time series forecasting, analysis of variance, and multiple linear regression. Emphasis is on effective articulation and presentation of reasoning and conclusions. The course requires extensive use of Excel and email messages and attachments. Basic computer skills (MS Windows, Word, and Excel) are assumed.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 6303 or undergraduate equivalent. Managerial accounting and economics are strongly recommended.

MANA 6305   (3-3-0)   Staffing Organizations

This course will focus on the staffing models and strategy, planning, job analysis, internal and external recruitment processes, staffing measurements, staffing system management and retention management. Additional topics will include employment contracts, negotiable offers, job offers, orientation and socialization associated with performance.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6310   (3-3-0)   Leadership in Management

Leadership addresses the multi-faceted topic of leading others in today's business environment. This course offers an in-depth investigation of the current theories and research on the topic of leadership. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the development of leadership skills and styles to enable students to become effective organizational leaders. Students will become familiar with past and current leaders and examine their personal methods of leadership.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6311   (3-3-0)   Global Initiatives in Management

A comprehensive introduction to and survey of the principles of international business management will be covered. Topics include East-West trade, the international monetary system, and growth and trends in international trade and investment. The course examines strategic aspects of managing a global or multinational business firm: organization, staffing, labor relations, relations with host governments, financial management, cultural problems, legal and political considerations, and competitive market forces.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6312   (3-3-0)   Communication and Business Behavior

This course involves understanding an individual’s impact on others, develops the leadership ability to create and effectively communicate a strategic vision to others in an organization. Students learn to identify and improve self-awareness of communication styles and abilities, engage, influence, and motivate employees. Topics will include utilizing the five qualities of emotional intelligence, creating a diverse/unified organizational climate and culture, understanding and influencing human behavior through supportive communication, managing conflict, understanding team dynamics, and building high performance work teams.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6314   (3-3-0)   Organizational Change and Development

This course builds critical skills and competencies that enable leaders to achieve the mission and vision of their organizations. Topics include organizational analysis, gap analysis, and change models and processes. Study will include organizational behavior components influencing the development of the organization’s human resources and the impact that individual groups and structures have on behavior within the organization.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6319   (3-3-0)   Operational Finance

This course equips students with practical managerial skills, tools, and resources required to understand and prepare effective capital and expense budgets and forecasts, project salary budgets and forecasts, establish financial controls and reporting, create cost benefit analysis for projects, overview of audit process and governance, create and monitor performance measurements in the areas of enterprise, utility, capital and expense operations. Application of these skills will culminate in formulating a business plan utilized by many organizations today.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6320   (3-3-0)   Business Ethics

The course provides an in-depth study of ethical theory. An analysis of the relationship of laws, ethics, morals, and standards within the Christian framework is explored. Students will see ethical theory applied to numerous case studies. Students will also apply theories to current-day ethical dilemmas to practice ethical problem solving.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6323   (3-3-0)   Human Resource Strategy (S-L)

This course introduces a strategic management approach to human resource management. A brief overview of behavioral science perspectives on managing people and how to influence employee effectiveness is presented. Methods on how to use knowledge of environmental forces, such as work setting, technological change, globalization, government regulations and union requirements that influence performance will be discussed. Equal Employee Opportunity, legal aspects and influence of the legal environment to human resource management is evaluated. The global enterprise and its effect on global human resource management and interdependence of nations that foster international interest will be presented. Human resource acquisition, rewards, employee training, development, and career planning are examined. Labor management relations, collective bargaining and organizational safety and health sections are revised.   This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6327   (3-3-0)   Future Trends in Technology

This course investigates both linear and non-linear methods of studying technology futures. The learners develop skills in basic research, Delphi technique, and scenario development. The areas influenced by information technology and telecommunications are studied. The course involves an outside research project of technology area.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MISM 6314.

MANA 6330   (3-3-0)   Leadership Development

This course is designed to integrate state-of-the-art strategies for enhancing human performance through developing leadership skills. This course demonstrates the importance of understanding how business strategy and organizational goals align. Topics include needs analysis process, selection and integration of appropriate strategies for human performance improvement, forming performance and competency models, succession planning, identifying performance gaps, measuring, assessing, calibrating and evaluating performance results.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521.

MANA 6331   (3-3-0)   Leadership Coaching and Counseling

This course is designed to develop coaching models and competencies that differentiate thinking that will change behavior, identify and diagnose work performance problems, illustrate leadership skills and techniques that focus on solutions, not problems, develop approaches for effective conversations, customize coaching styles for different personalities, examine coaching steps to achieve effective intervention, reduce turnover and employment retention, increase work satisfaction, and present feedback to stretch/challenge employees that drive greater performance. Students will gain an understanding of redirecting critical approaches to achieving unified goals. Coaching and counseling models identify systematic approaches to gaining commitment, focus and change to achieve peak performance.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521

MANA 6333   (3-3-0)   Operations and Quality Management

The development of model-based systems used by management to plan, organize, implement, and continuously improve operations will be discussed. Quality and process reengineering tools will be examined and utilized by class members in a project format.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6341   (3-3-0)   Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)

This synthesis course exploring organizational strategy considers both theoretical and application issues. Consideration is given to both linear and non-linear strategic models, as well as various strategic tools, including scenarios, product portfolio balancing change implementation approaches, and strategic intelligence. Capstone course to MBA degree.  This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
  • Prerequisite: May be taken only in a student's last semester in the program.

MANA 6342   (3-3-0)   Employee Negotiations and Collective Bargaining

In this course students will examine the practical aspects of negotiations, collective bargaining, motives of participants, the labor contracts; strategy and tactics of bargaining. Emphasis will be on negotiations and collective bargaining in both unions and bargaining in the private sector. This course is intended to give students an understanding of why collective bargaining occurs, the nature and complexity of its operation, what effects it has on workers, organizations, and consumers, and how it fits into the American economic, political, and social systems.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6343   (3-3-0)    Compensation and Performance

Administration of compensation systems in public and private organizations; concepts, models and practices related to wage and salary levels and structure; perceived equity, individual appraisal/rewards, performance and satisfaction; and benefits will be examined. Techniques and areas explored will include: job analysis, job description, job evaluation, internal work structure, market definitions, policy lines, pay structure, incentive programs, incentive guidelines, planning, budgeting, communicating, and evaluating.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6347   (3-3-0)   Career Management and Life Transitions

This course will focus on development challenges facing individuals during the entire life span with specific applications to various theories of Career Development. Students will develop an Employment Portfolio and learn various strategies useful in planning and searching for career opportunities.  

  • Offered: Spring, Winter, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent.

MANA 6360   (3-3-0)   Managerial Strategy and Implementation (S-L)

This is an integrative course designed to provide students the opportunity to strategically apply the learning they have gained in previous coursework to organizational management. Students will learn how to implement leadership, communication, change, teamwork, ethics, organizational behavior, and human resources’ skills from their previous classes to uncover and resolve organizational problems. This is the capstone course for the M.A. in Management. Students will apply a service-learning component by implementing the learning in an organization of their choice.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: May be taken only in a student's last semester in the program.

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