MBA Offerings

The Department of Management and Organizations offers a variety of MBA core and elective courses. Scroll down for all courses:

MBA Core Courses

MGMT 556 – Leadership and Teams (2 units)
This course takes a decidedly experiential and applied approach to examining and evaluating techniques for managing teams.
MGMT 562 – Applied Business Statistics (2 units)
Probability and statistical analysis; More advance random variables, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, Bayesian analysis, time series, statistical investigation.
MGMT 510A – Communication for Managers and Professional Development (3 units)
Today’s M.B.A. candidates face an exciting and challenging job market with a need to focus their professional energies as soon as they enter graduate school. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article (9/22/04), the top four attributes desired by recruiters are (1) communication and interpersonal skills, (2) the ability to work well within a team, (3) personal ethics and integrity, and (4) analytical and problem-solving skills. Regardless of a student’s “dream job” after graduation the strategies for enhancing these skills, especially the soft “people skills,” are critical additions to the Eller M.B.A.’s portfolio of knowledge.


MBA Elective Courses

MGMT 508 – Compensation (3 units)
Designed to provide an in-depth understanding of compensation policies. It will examine theoretical and practical aspects to compensation policies in organizations.
MGMT 512A – Management of Technology I (3 units)
To provide practical experience and perspective in the challenging and complex world of technology management. The course content will include lectures, seminars, case analysis, shared personal experience from senior managers of technology-based enterprises, course specific academic literature, and guest speakers. Graduate-level requirements include two papers to be graded where indicated in the syllabus.
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MGMT 512B – Management of Technology II
To provide and practical and in depth understanding of management at the first and second levels, the integration of product to market requirements and synchronization of organizations in the challenging and complex world of technology management. The course will include team role playing, in depth (deep dive) analysis of product and organizational process which have insured the sustained and successful performance of technology companies. The content will include lectures, seminars, shared personal experience from senior managers of technology-based enterprises, course specific academic literature, and guest speakers.
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MGMT 514 – 24-Hour Knowledge Factory: Intl Management of Services in a Knowledge Economy (3 units)
The course attempts to tie four important aspects together: Knowledge Economy; International Management of Services; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and 24-Hour Knowledge Factory. The objective of the course is to look at several innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of the emerging Knowledge Economy, with special emphasis on how teams of individuals can work together in a seamless manner across national boundaries to render professional services of diverse types and varying sophistication. Graduate-level requirements include an additional 10-15 pages mid-term paper.
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MGMT 525 – Organizational Theory (3 units)
Survey course in the origins, development, and maturation of organizational analysis.
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MGMT 530 – HR Policies (3 units)
Integrative, case-oriented course focusing on problems and policies in the procurement, development, compensation, and motivation of personnel.
MGMT 531 – HR Management in Services (3 units)
Human resources issues when their employees and customers interact in a services environment.
MGMT 534 – Industrial Analysis and New Venture Development (3 units)
Value maximization; simulation of value distribution; sources of venture capital; timing of initial public offering; new venture ownership structuring.
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MGMT 535 – International Management (3 units)
Broaden perspectives on globalizing business and international integration. Enhance analytical and communication skills in approaching and resolving international issues.
MGMT 543 – White Collar and Organizational Crime (3 units)
The nature and distribution of white collar and organizational crime. Sociological and economic explanations for crime in organizational settings. Societal response and control mechanisms.
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MGMT 545 – Interactive Behavior in Small Groups (3 units)
Introduction and a critical survey of some of the essential ideas and concepts of n-person game theory and the experimental findings on strategic interaction in small groups. Attempts to combine theoretical, experimental, and applied perspectives.
MGMT 547 – Corporate Strategy (3 units)
Provides a perspective into the generation of Corporate Strategies and the Executive Decision Processes that facilitate the strategy's implementation.
MGMT 550 – Training & Development (3 units)
Examines employee training and development as a systematic planned strategy for continuous expansion of employee competence, broadly defined , in order to meet organizational and individual goals.
MGMT 552 – Statistical Decision Making (3 units)
Probability and statistical analysis; random variables, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, Bayesian analysis, time series, statistical investigation.
MGMT 558 – Conflict and Cooperative in the Dyad (3 units)
Designed to provide an introduction and a general survey of the major concepts and ideas of two-person game theory and the major findings of experimental research. Focuses on the interaction of theoretical concepts and experimental research.            
MGMT 560 – Trends in Management Theory (3 units)
Issues in formulating and implementing technology strategy as organizations and industries grow, mature and stagnate. Topics include patterns of diffusion, role of licensing and joint ventures, and the divergence between leading edge and profitable science.
MGMT 561 – Leading Organizational Change (3 units)
This course is designed to introduce you to the frameworks, competencies and skills required to lead change efforts within organizations.
MGMT 564 – Negotiations (3 units)
Explore the major concepts and theories of psychology of bargaining and negotiation, and the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup conflict and its resolution.
MGMT 565 – Managing for Quality Improvement (3 units)
Operational aspect of quality improvement. Topics include statistical process control, quality management programs.
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MGMT 571 – Business Strategy and Policy Making (3 units)
Case method approach to problems and policies facing top management in making and effecting a strategic plan.
MGMT 573 – Integrating Business Principles (3 units)
This course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to integrate your learning from the spectrum of courses taken in the MBA program and relate them to a real world business environment.
MGMT 578 – Building a High Performance Company (1 units)
Understanding the career opportunities available in pursuit of technical degrees and the need for managerial leadership skills. Graduate-level requirements include using your own experience with theory and research to develop a plan to move an organization to a high performing organization on the company's strategic direction.
MGMT 586 – Decision Management (3 units)
Course material will include discussion of decision making processes in two forms: 1) descriptive: how decisions are actually made and the errors that sometimes occur, and 2) normative: how decisions should be made to optimize outcomes. Theoretical and applied concepts will be drawn from several fields: business, psychology, economics, statistics, etc. Examples will focus on managerial and personal decisions in order to gain a better understanding of our decision processes in the workplace and in our lives.
MGMT 588 – Social Entrepreneurship(3 units)
Focusing your business and entrepreneurial skills on social and/or environmental problem solving.
MGMT 589 –Professional Outsourcing (3 units)
The objective of the course is to make students aware of Economical, Technological, Managerial and Organizational aspects associated with offshoring of knowledge-based professional services. The course will achieve this through case discussions of different delivery models (captive center, joint venture, 3rd party), value addition models (low-end, mid-range, high-end), and the impact of business and policy environments to each of these models.
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