2012 Fall Term
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A survey course focusing on the performance of managerial activities entailed in selecting, designing, operating, controlling, and updating productive systems. This life cycle approach will include treatment of non- manufacturing activities, and will draw heavily upon latest developments in the field.
MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
This is a graduate course designed to acquaint the student with the foundations and the processes of research, development, technology, and innovation. This course draws upon current literatures in the management of engineering and technology-based organizations. Students are exposed to the workings of technology within the company, from its generation in the research and development function, to its commercialization as new products and services.
BUILDING EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS
The course surveys concepts and research in the analysis of an organization. It examines the history of organization theory, as well as environmental and technological influences on organizational effectiveness. Contemporary developments in management and organization theory are also reviewed.
STAFFING & EVALUATION
An examination of the organization and administration of the personnel function in management. It is concerned with the employment, training, safety and health, employees services, and employee relations functions of personnel administration. Attention is focused on a limited number of topics drawn from these areas so more crucial concepts and methods involved may be dealt with in-depth.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
The course will emphasize the theories of Management Training and Development, and the practical application of these theories in today's organizations. Special emphasis will be on current topics in the field of Human Resource Development, including: training self-directed work teams, managing a diverse work force, and the practical application of designing programs in today's environment. This will include actually designing a needs analysis and training evaluation programs. The course will frame the concept of training and development within the applicable theory of adult learning.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS
The course analyzes (1) a broad spectrum of social, political, ethical, and legal frameworks within which organizations must function, and (2) social trends and their underlying causes as they can affect businesses. Prereq: MANGEMNT 745 OR MANGEMNT 721 OR FNBSLW 721.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
This course examines strategic human resources (HR) management and HR planning. Applicable theories and methods of strategic, operational, and tactical planning and their relationship to HR management are covered, as well as the multiple roles HR plays in assisting organizations to gain and sustain competitive advantages in a fast-paced environment.
SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS
The course uses a supply chain management framework to study flow of material. Topics include capacity planning, production systems, production planning, material planning, sourcing, and delivery of products. In addition, the role of information systems in integrating operations throughout the supply chain is discussed. The course uses case studies and research papers.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of project managment methodology and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Upon completion of this course students will be able to analyze operations and setup ERP systems. Topics may include team management, PERT/CPM, and development of operational decision support systems through the use of macros and visual basic. The course may require visiting/working with local firms in setting up such systems or working on cases.
This course focuses on proving concept and metholologies relevant to ensuring businesses can sustainably manage their operations. Topics include an introduction to sustainable management, organizational response, redefining busienss models, product design, realigning supply chains, social sustainability, and the role of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
The course surveys the theoretical backgrounds of strategic management. It also covers practical methods and applications of strategic management models based upon existing theory, research, and practice. Comparative analysis of emerging strategic management frameworks are examined with implications for management practice.
The course deals with concepts, issues, problems, and research in international management, with a focus on the international application of: (1) strategic management, (2) organizational theory and design, (3) organizational behavior, culture, conflict, leadership, and communication, (4) ethical issues, and (5) development, control, and coordination of international subsidiaries.
STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING
The course analyzes organizational environments from the perspective of top management in their efforts to manage a firm's mission, goals and corporate strategy. Case analyses are used extensively to provide students with an opportunity to apply course content to real businesses. Corporate social responsibility and business ethics are also covered. Prereq: Last semester of program.
Student and adviser decide the study, with the consent of the professor in charge of the study and the approval of the College Graduate Studies Committee. Consult the Associate Dean's Office for further information/limitations.