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Mentor program

The graduate management programs provide coaching and mentoring programs to assist and support students in developing individual leadership skills to attain higher levels of achievement in their professional careers.

An optional one-credit Professional Development Seminar (MGT 6700) can be taken in the first year of the program. Completing this course is a pre-requisite for participating in the mentoring program that provides up to 15 hours of one-on-one interaction with business executives and similar volunteers who have demonstrated their leadership in our community.

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Sample degree plans

Full-time: Class progression plan based on taking two classes per week

Part-time: Class progression plan based on taking one class per week


What classes do I need to take?

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Course Schedule

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Course descriptions

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Expand and Collapse MGT 6201 - Seminar Process Consultation

Designed as a graduate seminar in process consultation, building on the content of previous Organizational Behavior and Organization Development courses. The emphasis is on the dynamics of the helping relationship and facilitative role of the change agent in organization change. The course examines theory, reflective learning and process observation, and applied examples through discussion, guest speakers, and case application. (Program Core Curriculum)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6307 - Economics for Decision Making

This course focuses on economic decision making in business, where the application of economic theory guides an organization in achieving its aims or strategic objectives. The tools and applications are used to make decisions, assess outcomes and adjust strategy in a global context. The importance of information, competing with a market structure, pricing strategies for firms with varying market power and the nature of industries are covered. A global competitive analysis of a firm in a global market is conducted. A previous course that covers macro- and micro-economic theories is a pre-requisite before taking this class. (Common Core Curriculum)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6412 - Management Writing & Resources

Provides students an opportunity to develop and practice their writing skills for graduate coursework. Differences between academic and business writing are examined in terms of audience, purpose, format, and demands. Course includes examples of good academic writing and previews the final project and final project proposal for the MA in Management. (Common Core Curriculum)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6431 - Research Methods

Studies the basic principles of descriptive and inferential statistics, focusing on their application in conducting business research and understanding the research of others. Topics will include: Probability, frequency distributions and graphs, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, correlations, linear and multiple regression, and hypothesis testing (t-test, analysis of variance, and chi square). Foundation course. (Common Core Curriculum)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6445 - Human Resource Management

Explores how decisions about human resources (HR) contribute to an organization's overall effectiveness. Integrates HR activities with the organization's strategic planning objectives. Students study both traditional and contemporary HR issues from a practitioner's perspective. (Program Core Curriculum)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6450 - Marketing: Consumer Behavior

Provides an overview of marketing principles and practices with emphasis on applications for new managers. The course will emphasize marketing from a strategic perspective, with subsequent focus on key concepts such as consumer behavior and marketing mix. Although the focus will be on participant's application in their own organizations, consideration will also be given to international applications. (Common Core Curriculum)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6490 - Capstone Seminar

Serves as a final demonstration of a student's capacity to apply theoretical lessons from the MBA program to organizational issues or problems. An international field project will be embedded in this course to give students an opportunity to assess organizational issues or problems in a cross-cultural and global context. Students write a significant paper that includes a review of literature, an analysis of the issue or problem, and prescriptions or conclusions that emerge from the analysis in the context of the international experience. (Capstone Option)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6800 - Final Applied Project

Students have a choice of an Applied Project, a Conceptual Model Study, an Industry Analysis, or other applied projects with application to the students' interests, career employment or relevancy to individual goals. They carry out research that includes international or multi-cultural dimension in the gathering and analysis of data. Students write a final paper that describes their literature review and research methods, the results of their analysis, and a discussion of their conclusions. Students are given 16 weeks to complete the project after proposals have been approved. (Capstone Option)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6810 - Management Overview

Students will design and carry out a significant research project that includes a review of the literature, formulation of a problem statement or hypothesis, and design and implement methods for the gathering and analysis of data. It is desirable for the research to include a significant international or multi-cultural dimension. They will write an academic report that includes their research methods, the results of their analysis, and a discussion of their conclusions. Students are given 32 weeks to complete the project after proposals have been approved. (Capstone Option)

Expand and Collapse Concentrations

Expand and Collapse Change Leadership

Expand and Collapse MGT 6207 - Crisis Management

Provides and introduction to crisis management in organizations. It examines the types of crises encountered, potential impact on the organization and its stakeholders, and strategies for prevention management and recovery. Current events and cases will be presented to explore the ethical, legal, and human implications of these crises. (Change Leadership Concentration)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6208 - Seminar in Organization Develo

Prepares students to construct new knowledge by integrating theories drawn from the discipline of organization development (or planned change). The focus will be on organizational culture and how to manage change and renewal for individuals and institutions. Students will both learn and contribute to the learning of others. The course will be conducted in a seminar format, and each student will be expected to become conversant with a significant academic work (usually a book) by an OD theorist(s) and then share that mastery with classmates. Pre-requisite: MGT 6201: Seminar in Process Consultation. (Change Leadership Concentration)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6209 - Managing Diversity

Introduces students to the many challenges and opportunities differences can create in managing diversity in the workplace. Explores the dynamics of race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, age, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, and other differences that exist in organizations. An examination and analysis of human resources issues such as discrimination, affirmative action, culture differences, and multiculturalism is covered. Students learn human resource development strategies tied to effective implementation of organizational diversity plans. This course challenges students from a personal and professional perspective to think creatively about diversity and diversity planning order to nurture respectful workplaces and improve performance within organizations. (Public Administration Concentration)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6210 - E. Schein Sem: Cape Cod Instit

Among other topics this course explores the philosophy of process consultation as described by its founder Edgar Schein. It is built around a week-long seminar with Schein at the Cape Cod Institute; his scholarly work and clinical practice are cornerstones of the discipline of organization development (OD). Students will integrate course lessons with their current understanding of OD theory and will practice lessons during the Institute and in classroom meetings conducted by the CSS instructor. (Change Leadership Concentration)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6430 - Organization Development

Explores how organizations learn to better utilize their internal resources for the purpose of improving their services and/or products. Also known as "Planned Change," Organization Development exposes students to a variety of theoretical models explaining how and why organizations change, and provides opportunities for students to develop and practice the skills necessary for change management. (Change Leadership or Public Administration Concentration)

Expand and Collapse Healthcare Leadership

Expand and Collapse MGT 6506 - Assessing Healthcare Quality

Assess outcomes research activities, exert leadership in implementing clinical outcomes measurement projects/programs within healthcare organizations and systems. The course focuses on the role patient-centered outcomes information plays in assuring that healthcare systems are able to establish cost-effective clinical practices that do improve the health, functional status and well-being of healthcare consumers, and accreditation and legislative initiatives impacting healthcare outcomes activities. Prerequisites: Admission to a HIM graduate program or permission of department.

Expand and Collapse MGT 6532 - Monitoring and Evaluating Health Programs

Explores methods and processes used to systematically collect and measure information for the purpose of program evaluation. The course integrates several knowledge and skill areas including: research methods, statistics, proposal writing, budget planning, project management, and program evaluation. Prerequisites: Admission to a HIM graduate program or permission of the department.

Expand and Collapse MGT 6545 - Corp Compliance Hlthcre Indust

Addresses a growing need to adequately train health care leaders in the field of health care compliance and various topics in health care compliance, including corporate compliance (fraud and abuse), privacy, risk management and identity theft. Essential elements of a corporate compliance program will be presented as well as primary federal legislation addressing fraud and abuse. Privacy of patient information will be discussed in terms of the HIPPA and HITECH regulations. Risk management concepts will be presented as well as identity theft as relates to medical identity theft. Prerequisites: Admission to a HIM graduate program or permission of the department.

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Expand and Collapse CIS 6105 - Strategies of Information Technology

Discussion of best practices in information technology (IT) with focus on how IT is used strategically in different organizations. The current trends in IT are studied and how IT infrastructure is changing in light of these trends. Case studies of specific organizations will be analyzed. (8 weeks)

Expand and Collapse CIS 6113 - IT Management Ethics

An examination on how technology affects societal thinking and the ways information technology challenges traditional ethical, legal, and social concepts. Additionally, a high level overview of security threats and corresponding policies are explored within this ethical context. Students will analyze different leadership, technology, and security issues and develop solutions to proactively address these concerns.

Expand and Collapse CIS 6550 - Business Process Analysis

A detailed study on the skills and techniques used to partner with functional departments to analyze, model, and improve the business processes across the organization. Students will examine the methods used to create collaborative relationships with functional units, model business processes, and evaluate system options to support integrated data management and business process management.

Expand and Collapse CIS 6575 - Optimizing Intellectual Capital

An in-depth study of the methods and techniques organizations use to effectively discover, capture, manage, and reuse knowledge assets. During this course, students explore the approaches used to design, implement, and apply knowledge management and business intelligence practices as well as the cultural and technical environments needed to support these practices.

Expand and Collapse CIS 6599 - Emerging Topics in Information Technology

A study of methods used for developing and maintaining project budgets and the procuring the products and services supporting projects. Topics include project financial estimates, project budgeting, expense reporting, vendor relations, and contract management.

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Expand and Collapse MGT 6112 - Proposal Writing

Develop the ability to produce effective funding proposals in support of projects and activities primarily in the not-for-profit and public sectors. These skills, however, can also be used effectively for securing investment in commercial endeavors. Although emphasis is on the non-profit sector, several skill sets such as planning and basic program evaluation, can be applied to either for profit or non-profit situations. (This course can be used for the MAM Public Administration elective concentration).

Expand and Collapse MGT 6203 - Labor Relations

Prepares students to function in a modern collective bargaining environment. Course investigates the historic content in which contemporary labor relations issues arose and explores why those issues are relevant today. Course emphasizes both labor relations theory and practice. (Public Administration Concentration)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6206 - Compensation

Provides students with an understanding of the role of compensation and staffing administration in organizations. The course utilizes the total compensation model as a methodology to support strategic planning objectives, managing and implementing change and other organizational development processes. (Public Administration Concentration)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6207 - Crisis Management

Provides and introduction to crisis management in organizations. It examines the types of crises encountered, potential impact on the organization and its stakeholders, and strategies for prevention management and recovery. Current events and cases will be presented to explore the ethical, legal, and human implications of these crises. (Change Leadership Concentration)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6209 - Managing Diversity

Introduces students to the many challenges and opportunities differences can create in managing diversity in the workplace. Explores the dynamics of race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, age, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, and other differences that exist in organizations. An examination and analysis of human resources issues such as discrimination, affirmative action, culture differences, and multiculturalism is covered. Students learn human resource development strategies tied to effective implementation of organizational diversity plans. This course challenges students from a personal and professional perspective to think creatively about diversity and diversity planning order to nurture respectful workplaces and improve performance within organizations. (Public Administration Concentration)

Expand and Collapse MGT 6430 - Organization Development

Explores how organizations learn to better utilize their internal resources for the purpose of improving their services and/or products. Also known as "Planned Change," Organization Development exposes students to a variety of theoretical models explaining how and why organizations change, and provides opportunities for students to develop and practice the skills necessary for change management. (Change Leadership or Public Administration Concentration)