Management (MANA)

Courses

MANA 2302. COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on the development of interpersonal business communication skills in the following areas: group communication, written communication (collaborative writing and business letters, memorandums and reports), oral communication (business presentation, meetings and interviews), and listening. The following topics are also addressed: verbal and nonverbal communication, dyadic and organizational communications, communication roles and relationships, small-group communication, communication networks, and the diagnosis and improvement of organizational communications. MANA 2302 will satisfy the cultural and social studies requirement in the College of Business Administration.

MANA 3318. MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to the factors that influence individual and group behavior in organizations. Emphasizing findings from the field of organizational behavior, topics covered include: individual differences and diversity, social information processing, work attitudes, stress, work motivation, power and influence, negotiation, teams, leadership, and organizational research. Prerequisite: 60 credit hours.

MANA 3319. MANAGEMENT PROCESS THEORY. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of the management process; principles and techniques for all organizations. The basic functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Social responsibilities, political influences, and ethical considerations as they affect the management of organizations. Coverage of international business, production, communications, and decision-making in terms of management activities. Prerequisite: 60 credit hours.

MANA 3320. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Process of effective management of human resources and those elements essential to such a process. The objectives of an adequate personnel program. Effective planning, recruitment, selection, training. Employee compensation and the nature of pay and its relative importance. The nature of union-management relationships. The impact of organized labor upon personnel management. Prerequisite: 60 credit hours.

MANA 3325. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND VENTURE MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

The fundamentals of identifying the need for and organizing a small business. Role and characteristics of the entrepreneur and problems of venture initiation. New venture creation and its management through the first two/three years of operation. Prerequisite: 60 credit hours.

MANA 4191. STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT. 1 Hour.

Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of management. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

MANA 4291. STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT. 2 Hours.

Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of management. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

MANA 4320. LABOR RELATIONS. 3 Hours.

This course addresses the critical issues in personnel and industrial relations. Application of behavioral science principles and concepts to problems of employee benefits and services, wage and salary administration, union and management relations, collective bargaining, and related personnel maintenance problems. Prerequisite: MANA 3318 and MANA 3320.

MANA 4321. INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

With greater globalization of economies and industries, managers are being increasingly challenged to manage organizations within a global context. This course seeks to provide students with the skills, knowledge and sensitivity required to be successful managers in organizations and organizational units within a multinational environment. Topics covered include the analysis of environmental forces, the characteristics of international strategies and the importance of organizational design and strategic control in the management of multinational enterprises. Prerequisite: 60 credit hours.

MANA 4322. ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY. 3 Hours.

An integrative learning experience that focuses on the role of top management in integrating an organization's internal functional activities and external environmental forces. Emphasis is placed on defining economic, technological, ethical, political, and social factors affecting an organization and their consideration in setting goal, strategies, and operating policies. This course serves as the capstone offering for the business major. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302, BUSA/STAT/BSTAT 3321, ECON 2305 and ECON 2306, FINA 3313, MANA 3318, and MARK 3321.

MANA 4325. LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS. 3 Hours.

This course provides a managerial perspective on leadership in formal organizations. Emphasis is placed on team-building, exercising influence, decision-making, and conflict management. Prerequisite: MANA 3318.

MANA 4326. DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS. 3 Hours.

This course examines the implications of employee diversity in organizations, an issue of increasing importance. It includes study of the changing demographics of workers, including multiple demographic groups and areas of difference important to organizational treatment and outcomes. This course examines research on treatment, access, and customer discrimination. Legislation related to diversity is also reviewed. This course also provides suggestions for individuals and organizations to increase opportunities and outcomes for workers of all backgrounds. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MANA 4328. HUMAN RESOURCE STAFFING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Covers the areas of employee selection and performance management systems. Topics include: recruitment strategies, methods of selection, development and validation of selection and employee appraisal instruments, and implementation of performance management processes. Prerequisite: MANA 3318 and MANA 3320.

MANA 4330. TEAM MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

This course examines the critical input, process and outcomes variables in the design of and maintenance of highly effective work teams. Topics include: team composition, team norms, team decision-making strategies, intra-team and inter-team conflict, team building, management of effective work teams, and team-based organizational structures. Prerequisite: MANA 3318.

MANA 4331. SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Readings and discussion of special topics in management. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

MANA 4333. INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3 Hours.

Waves of innovations are disrupting nearly every sphere of modern life. This course helps you understand and experience just how creative entrepreneurs in either start-up or corporate environments do it. Working with others, using cutting-edge case studies, experiential exercises, and field research, students will consider how innovations across a broad range of emerging technologies will meet the market, financial, and environmental demands of a diverse set of current and future stakeholders. Students will have an opportunity to put learning into practice. Prerequisite: MANA 3325 grade of C or better.

MANA 4338. SMALL BUSINESS ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.

The course focuses on increasing the effectiveness of new ventures and small business operations. The integration of knowledge and application of theories across functional areas are stressed. Prerequisite: MANA 3325.

MANA 4339. DIRECTED STUDIES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3 Hours.

Seminar that exposes students to unique challenges facing new businesses in their efforts to survive and grow. Students interact with members of the local entrepreneurial community. Prerequisite: 60 credit hours.

MANA 4340. BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 3 Hours.

Explores the roles of business organizations and their relationships with individuals, governments, and other businesses from the perspectives of ethics, ideology, and corporate responsibility. Prerequisite: 60 credit hours.

MANA 4341. NEGOTIATIONS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to better understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students will learn theories of interpersonal and organizational conflict and its resolution as applied to personal, corporate, historical, and political contexts. Students will assess their own styles, skills, and values, and develop techniques to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence. Prerequisite: MANA 3318.

MANA 4342. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to compensation and benefits administration. Attention will be given to the means by which compensation equity is achieved in organizations. Topics covered include job analysis and design, job evaluation, development, the use of wage and salary surveys, and benefit policies and practices. The benefits part of the course will include a discussion of public and private benefit programs and pension plans. Prerequisite: MANA 3318 and MANA 3320.

MANA 4343. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with a practical approach to training employees in the business environment. Components of training design, including needs assessment, objectives, and evaluation and control of the training and development function. Prerequisite: MANA 3318 and MANA 3320.

MANA 4345. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3 Hours.

The field of social entrepreneurship and its importance to society is discussed. Students will understand the economic considerations, particularly market failures that make social entrepreneurship desirable and necessary. The course reviews why governments are sometimes unable to solve social and/or environmental problems and how businesses may be able to do a better job addressing the same problems. Students will have the opportunity to identify a passion about a societal problem and develop a business whose vision is to address that problem. Prerequisite: MANA 3325 grade of C or better.

MANA 4391. STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Advanced studies, on an individual basis, in the various fields of management. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with consent of department chair.

MANA 4393. MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP. 3 Hours.

Practical training in management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. May be used as an advanced business elective only; graded on a pass/fail basis. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of department internship advisor.

MANA 5182. INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT. 1 Hour.

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 5199. GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP. 1 Hour.

Practical training in management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. Course counts as an elective and has a pass/fail grade. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. Prerequisite: Minimum nine graduate semester hours completed.

MANA 5299. GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP. 2 Hours.

Practical training in management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. Course counts as an elective and has a pass/fail grade. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. Prerequisite: Minimum nine graduate semester hours completed.

MANA 5312. MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Basic exploration of organizations in their environments. The elementary tools of management, which include: organizational objectives, social responsibility and ethics, policies, plans, and decision making; the design of organizations and jobs; the production and technology aspects of organization; the elements of leadership, behavior, and communication; and the elements of control and performance evaluation.

MANA 5320. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. 3 Hours.

Systematic study of behavioral problems in the complex organization. Analyzes the interaction of environmental and internal factors and their effects upon organizational behavior. The course is placed within the context of the organization process. Prerequisite: MANA 5312.

MANA 5321. COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS. 3 Hours.

Provides the foundation for an in-depth knowledge of several important theories of management and organization. Attention to study of organizations, organizational effectiveness, comparative analysis of organizations, and the organization and its environment. Relates empirical findings and theoretical hypotheses with applied management concepts. Prerequisite: MANA 5312.

MANA 5322. COMPENSATION & REWARD SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

Management of compensation systems in business and other organizations; concepts models and practices related to wage and salary levels and structures; perceived equitable pay; individual performance appraisal, rewards and satisfaction; benefits and employee services.

MANA 5323. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT. 3 Hours.

Examines the components of training systems. Topics include assessing training needs and establishing objectives, developing training programs, selecting appropriate training techniques, and evaluating training outcomes.

MANA 5324. TEAM AND GROUP BEHAVIOR. 3 Hours.

A study in team and group dynamics, critical processes and practices. Topics include team composition and development, problem solving strategies and performance, conflict management, leadership process and work team strategies.

MANA 5325. LABOR & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS. 3 Hours.

Examines union-management relations and considers the structure and functioning of the economic and social forces of importance at the policy level within both the firm and the union. Also considers non-union employee relationships.

MANA 5326. ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE. 3 Hours.

This graduate seminar is taught as a field research practicum in which students use the organizational diagnosis model of Harry Levinson to develop information about the functioning of an organizational system. Recommendations for interventions and change at the individual, group, and organizational levels are considered in interaction with business leaders. Client organizations have included Chaparral Steel Company, AT&T, American Airlines, SiemensDematic, and EDS. Qualitative interview and quantitative questionnaire data collection and feedback methods are emphasized along with archival and observational data.

MANA 5327. HUMAN RESOURCE LAW. 3 Hours.

Coverage of statutory and case law in the employment setting. Emphasis placed on employment discrimination, compensation and benefits law; government agencies which administer and enforce employment laws are also reviewed. Prerequisite: MANA 5340.

MANA 5329. HR METRICS AND ANALYTICS. 3 Hours.

Research design, data collection, and hypothesis testing applied to human resource management. The class focuses on basic statistics, quantitative decision-making, and data presentation skills using Human Resource metrics and analytics examples.

MANA 5330. NEGOTIATIONS & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on developing students negotiating skills in a variety of contexts. Throughout the course students will diagnose negotiation situations, strategize and plan for negotiations, and learn how to engage in more effective negotiations. The course also focuses on developing interpersonal conflict resolution skills and strategies.

MANA 5331. MANAGEMENT OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES. 3 Hours.

Focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization and provides a framework for formulating strategies in an increasingly complex global economy. The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the cultural, political, competitive, technological, legal, and demographic environments in which multinational firms operate. It then examines the nature of global competition by exploring the characteristics of global industries and strategies that have been successful in an international context. Also covered are issues related to organizational design and strategic control in the management of multinational enterprises.

MANA 5332. MANAGING DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS. 3 Hours.

Examines implications of employee diversity in organizations, including human resource and organizational behavior issues related to aspects of diversity. Includes study of the changing demographics of workers, effects of diversity on organizational performance, and ways of effectively managing in organizations having applicants, employees, and customers from diverse backgrounds. Research on diversity issues is examined, as are process of stereotyping and myths and misperceptions about diversity issues. Legislation related to diversity is also reviewed.

MANA 5333. INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3 Hours.

Waves of innovations are disrupting nearly every sphere of modern life. This course helps you understand and experience just how creative entrepreneurs in either start-up or corporate environments do it. Working with others, using cutting-edge case studies, experiential exercises, and field research, you will consider how innovations across a broad range of emerging technologies meet the market, financial, and environmental demands of a diverse set of current and future stakeholders. You will have an opportunity to put learning into practice.

MANA 5334. ORGANIZATION CONSULTING & RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Explores internal and external consulting to business organizations. Emphasis on the management of the change process through the stages of data gathering, diagnosis, analysis, and recommendation.

MANA 5336. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Strategic management uses a general management perspective in addressing issues related to the formulation and implementation of corporate and business level strategy. The course involves developing the ability to identify issues, evaluate strategic options and understand the organizational process by which strategies get formed and executed. It builds on the knowledge gained in functional area courses and uses case studies and projects to improve students' analytical and decision-making skills. Prerequisite: Must be taken in last semester or with permission of the Graduate Advisor.

MANA 5337. ETHICS AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.

Uses a strategic perspective to examine ethics, government and the world economy, and how they may affect relationships between business organizations and other institutions of our society. Particular attention is paid to issues such as leadership, technology, and internationalization concordant with the breadth requirements of the UTA MBA plus public policy concerns involving the natural environment, gender and minority issues. Course activities will include class discussion and analysis of societal dilemmas, contemporary cases and current news stories.

MANA 5338. CAREERS & MANAGING IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.

Presents practical and theoretical perspectives on careers and managing in a changing work environment. Includes self assessment, career plan development, informational interviews, readings and exercises designed to lead to a better understanding of managing self and others.

MANA 5339. ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3 Hours.

New venture opportunity assessment, formation, and development in startup and corporate environments. Students will understand the role of entrepreneurship in the economy and the attributes of entrepreneurial behavior. Students will learn how to asses the market and financial feasibility of a new venture as well as understand how to use equity and debt financing, how to select between starting up, franchising, or buying a business, how to lead the growing company, and how to address family business dilemmas. The cornerstone of the course will be a feasibility assessment project that leads to a business plan for a new venture of the student's choice. For the project, students can explore either an original new venture idea, an already existing venture concept (for example, a franchise), or a new business opportunity in need of assessment for an existing firm or their current employer.

MANA 5340. STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Emphasizes strategic perspective of modern human resource management theory and practice. Topics include human resource planning, staffing, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal, and labor and employee relations.

MANA 5341. STAFFING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

This course covers employee recruitment, selection and performance appraisal. Topics include: recruitment strategies and methods, methods of employee selection, performance planning, development and validation of appraisal instruments, implementation and conduct of performance appraisal, and performance feedback and counseling.

MANA 5342. PREVENTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Examines the organizational demands that cause stress. Identifies the psychophysiology of the stress response and the individual/organizational costs of distress. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of preventive stress management, such as social support, exercise, and the relaxation response.

MANA 5344. EVIDENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Evidence-based management is the process of translating principles and findings based on best evidence into organizational practice. This class covers the organizational and interpersonal sides of data and information. You will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to use data and analytics to inform management practice and make better decisions. Through case examples and classroom discussion you will learn skills in internal consulting, issue selling, data interpretation and presentation. While the focus is on the practical application of business intelligence, the skills learned in this course will allow all managers to make evidence based decisions through data collection, analysis and presentation.

MANA 5345. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3 Hours.

This course offers an introduction to the field of social entrepreneurship and a discussion of its importance to society. The course helps students understand the economic considerations, particularly market failures that make social entrepreneurship desirable and necessary. The course recognizes why governments are sometimes unable to solve social and/or environmental problems and how businesses may be able to do a better job addressing the same problems. Students will have the opportunity to develop a passion about societal problem and develop a business whose vision is to address that problem.

MANA 5350. EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP. 3 Hours.

This graduate course uses self-assessment testing with feedback, case studies, selected readings, and guest lectures from successful leaders and top executive coaches to create a learning laboratory for mature and motivated graduate students of leadership.

MANA 5382. INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 5392. SELECTED TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

In-depth study of selected topics in management. May be repeated when topics vary.

MANA 5398. THESIS. 3 Hours.

Thesis MANA 5398 graded R (Research) or F only. Prerequisite: STAT 5325 and approval of Graduate Advisor.

MANA 5399. INTERNSHIP 5399 GRADUATE LEVEL. 3 Hours.

Internship for Master's level course.

MANA 5698. THESIS. 6 Hours.

MANA 6182. INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT. 1 Hour.

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 6282. INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT. 2 Hours.

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 6318. SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY. 3 Hours.

Advanced study in the theory and research of organizations.

MANA 6328. SEMINAR IN BUSINESS POLICY. 3 Hours.

Advanced study in the theory and research bases of business policy and strategic management.

MANA 6329. ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS. 3 Hours.

In-depth coverage of selected topics in the design of research and analysis of data; topics include philosophy of science, theory of measurement, complex experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

MANA 6338. SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. 3 Hours.

Advanced study in the theory and research of organizational behavior.

MANA 6348. SEMINAR IN PERSONNEL/HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Advanced study in employee selection, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, human resource policy and strategy, and other areas of human resource management.

MANA 6382. INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

MANA 6390. ADVANCED TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

In-depth study of selected topics in management. May be repeated when topics vary.

MANA 6392. RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION. 3 Hours.

Independent research under supervision of a faculty member.