MGMT600 Organizational Management (3 semester hours)

This course evaluates techniques for structuring and resolving managerial problems in organizations. The main managerial/educational tool used in the course is the business model canvas, which is a contemporary approach to identifying and creating a functional business/management plan in an organizational context. Topics include an examination of organizational theories, organizational framing, metaphorical analysis, systems theory, and organizational diagnosis.

MGMT601 Organizational Behavior (3 semester hours)

Required first course in the Management program. This course will provide a framework for assessing individual and group behaviors in organizational settings. The primary emphasis will be on developing practical administrative/managerial skills in improving employee performance.

MGMT603 Organizational Development (3 semester hours)

This course consists of a collection of classic and contemporary readings in Organizational Development covering a broad range of topics including change management, organizational culture, team development, and organizational development diagnostic models. Included are experiential exercises that give students an opportunity to practice their skills and cases that allow students to draw on their experiences to apply the concepts and theories in managerial situations.

MGMT604 Organizational Crisis Management (3 semester hours)

This course examines the variables involved in crisis planning, communication, and management. To do so, we must consider the organization's vulnerabilities, the environment in which it thrives, the stakeholders who can influence its operation and the strategies best suited to maintaining or enhancing its reputation. The media plays a crucial role in crisis management, and we will discuss this factor throughout the course. We will consider how the media acts as a catalyst as well as an intermediary in this process. Some of the questions that will arise will be: Is the relationship inherently antagonistic? Should it be? By the conclusion of the course, participants should have developed a deeper understanding of the range of crises facing organizations, an enhanced appreciation of communication tactics that can be brought to bear in such situations and a greater familiarity with the historical antecedents of current crises.

MGMT605 Leadership (3 semester hours)

This course covers the elements of contemporary leadership and delineates the principles that are important in the development of a leader for the 21st century. Discussion of the role and function of leadership will include an in-depth analysis and study of needs impacting individuals, organizations and society. The course provides students with a set of leadership skills and competencies on which to build a unique model for effective leadership that can be tested over time.

MGMT608 Independent Study: Management Department (3 semester hours)

Independent study enables a student to pursue an academic topic in a field of special interest on a previously approved topic under the supervision of a faculty member and resulting in an academic, practical and/or artistic product. Students are required to prepare a draft proposal of project, and submit to the Program Director, Management for approval prior to registering for the course. Once approval has been obtained, advising department is notified so that student can register for course.

MGMT610 Cross-Cultural Management (3 semester hours)

This course is an examination of individual dimensions of global executive leadership, organizational behavior, inter-group relations, and strategies for internal corporate communication. Course topics include management and global trade, individual aspects of operating successfully in the global environment, the executive's role in solving conflicts and creating corporations in the world marketplace, cultural aspects of international operations management and international ethical corporate strategies.

MGMT615 Strategic Planning (3 semester hours)

Being a strategic or visionary leader has been identified as one of the top five skills needed to be successful in the global economy. This course outlines successful Strategic Management and Planning techniques, and it addresses the fundamentals of the strategic alignment of people, resources and processes to the business vision, mission, and purpose of the organization.

MGMT617 Leading Teams (3 semester hours)

This course utilizes an experiential format to focus on a variety of concepts and practices associated with developing and managing an effective team. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the different approaches to management, motivation, and performance, along with some barriers to effective team efforts.

MGMT618 Ethics in Leadership (3 semester hours)

Given the corporate scandals of the past, why do we continue to have unethical behavior in organizations? This course addresses the ethical dimensions of leadership with a particular focus on the processes used to raise and resolve ethical dilemmas and conflicts in organizational settings. Students will have the opportunity to explore (1) why some employees may see "gray" versus "black and white" when making a business decision and (2) evaluate internal and external factors which influence and produce deviant behavior in the work environment. Policies, cultures, values and codes of conduct established by various organizations and industry groups will be critically examined.

MGMT696 Capstone: Portfolio (3 semester hours)

This MGMT696, M.A. in Management Capstone: Portfolio, course is the final course in the Master’s Program. This course will prepare graduate student to reflect on their graduate experience by compiling and revising artifacts from previous courses in the program into an organize e-portfolio. The e-portfolio will reflect the student’s educational growth from entry in the graduate program. In addition, the graduate student will develop the skills necessary to successfully transition to and navigate post-graduate life as well as understand the civic and social responsibilities of being educated citizens. Finally students will be given the resources to connect with APU/AMU in an ongoing relationship.

MGMT698 Comprehensive Examination in Management (0 semester hours)

Comprehensive final examination for students in the Master of Arts in Management program. IMPORTANT: You must have COMPLETED all other courses in the program and have a GPA of 3.0 in order to register for this course. As a Management student, you must pass this comprehensive exam in order to have your degree conferred. The comprehensive exam must be taken by the course end date or a failing grade will be posted. If you fail your first course attempt to pass the comprehensive exam, you will need to get approval to register for a second attempt of the course and BOTH final course grades will show in your transcript.