MSOM Course Descriptions

MGMT 550 Organization Development and Change (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

Organizational development is considered as a multi-step process that may involve a wide variety of interventions. Interventions from those involving basic human processes to those requiring planning at the strategic level are considered in this course, with a particular emphasis on selecting appropriate interventions based on thoughtful diagnosis of organizational issues.

MGMT 551 Program Evaluation (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

The purposes, procedures, and techniques of effective evaluation processes are considered, with an emphasis on informing those involved in organization change efforts. Students have the opportunity to prepare a detailed evaluation plan.

MGMT 552 Management of Innovation and Growth (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

Understanding innovation as a process and creating the conditions for this process to occur successfully within an organization are the main themes of this course. Common routes to organizational growth are also considered as is dealing with issues associated with rapid growth.

MGMT 553 Conflict Management and Mediation (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

Conflict is inevitable, but it does not have to be debilitating for individuals and organizational/social systems. This course explores the theory and practice of dispute resolution using interest-based mediation and negotiation techniques. Students gain a broad understanding of mediation and negotiation strategies, learn skills that lead to greater success in managing conflict, and develop confidence in the mediation process as an effective means for resolving interpersonal, organizational, and community disputes.

MGMT 601 Study Design and Data Collection (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

The development of appropriately phrased research questions and alternative methods of inquiry are considered, as are factors influencing validity and reliability. Although survey methods are considered in detail, qualitative approaches also receive attention.

MGMT 602 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

A variety of statistical techniques frequently used in social science research are covered. Using statistical software, interpreting data, and drawing appropriate conclusions are emphasized.

MGMT 660 Theories of Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

Individual and social perspectives regarding entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activity are considered with an emphasis on understanding factors that facilitate entrepreneurship.

MGMT 661 New Venture Planning and Financing (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

Various business planning and venture financing models are considered, as are resources available to facilitate these activities. Developing skills to evaluate the decisions made in these areas by others is emphasized.

MGMT 662 E-Commerce and Internet Communication (3 hour)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

E-commerce as a business model, particularly for new ventures, is considered. Sourcing support services and software for e-commerce and Internet marketing strategies are emphasized.

MGMT 663 Economic Development (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

Economic development is considered from the perspective of a practical set of social policies, community strategies, and resources available at the local, state and federal level. Innovative regional and community approaches and planning for economic development are emphasized.

MGMT 695 Graduate Internship (3-6 hours)
Prerequisite: Completed 27 or more credit hours & Permission of the Dean of Graduate Programs

Course requirements can be found on the Forms & Documents page.

MGMT 696 Thesis/Action Research Project I (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Completed 27 or more credit hours & Permission of the Dean of Graduate Programs

Course requirements can be found on the Forms & Documents page.

MGMT 697 Thesis/Action Research Project II (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Completed 27 or more credit hours & Permission of the Dean of Graduate Programs

Course requirements can be found on the Forms & Documents page.