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Professors S.A. Umpleby, E.K. Winslow, J. Bailey, P.M. Swiercz, D. Guthrie, D. Hawkins, L. Yu

Associate Professors P. McHugh, G.T. Solomon, D.C. Kayes (Chair), L. Delpy Neirotti, A. El Tarabishy (Teaching)

Assistant Professors S.N. Hill, S. Singh, N.A. Cohen

See the School of Business for programs of study in business administration leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy.

6210 Individual and Group Dynamics in Organizations (3) Kayes, Bailey
  Theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of individual and group dynamics in organizations. Personal, interpersonal, and cultural aspects of teams and groups. Team structure, process; the role of individual experience and its impact on team learning. (Fall, spring, and summer)
6213 Change Management (3) Kayes, Winslow
  Behavioral and organizational components of individual, team, and firm-wide change. The dynamics that often accompany the change process. (Fall)
6214 Consultative Processes (3) Winslow
  Theories and methods of planning, introducing, and coping with change in management through the helping process. Intended both for managers seeking an understanding of the consultative approach to planned change and for persons in staff or consultative roles seeking understanding of the consultative process. (Spring)
6215 Conflict Management and Negotiations (3) Bailey, Swiercz
  The nature and sources of conflict and interdependence in social and organizational dynamics. Various means of resolving conflict, including the use of competitive and collaborative negotiations and mediation. Case discussion, exercises, role-playing, and simulation. Managers as mediators and negotiators. (Fall and spring)
6216 Cross-Cultural Management (3) Umpleby, Bailey
  The cultural foundations of organizations and institutions, with an emphasis on managerial behavior. Cross-cultural differences as they affect work-related behaviors, such as communication, attitude, teamwork, negotiation, and decision making. (Fall, spring, and summer)
6251 Total Compensation (3) Staff
  Comprehensive review of all elements of compensation systems that affect an organization, including wages and salaries, incentives, benefits, perquisites, and intrinsic rewards. (Fall)
6252 Global Human Resource Management (3) McHugh, Swiercz
  International applications of human resource management functions. Selection, preparation, and compensation of U.S. managers and executives for service abroad. Adaptation of human resource management policies to conform to specific cultural environments. (Fall and summer)
6253 Leadership and Executive Development (3) Swiercz, Bailey
  Theories of managerial leadership; issues and problems associated with leadership in large organizations at higher management levels: executive selection and development. (Fall)
6254 Negotiations and Labor Relations (3) McHugh, Swiercz
  Negotiation theory and practice in the context of labor–management relations in both union and nonunion settings. Emphasis on negotiation and conflict resolution skills, arbitration and grievance procedures, public-sector labor relations, labor laws and public policy, and global labor relations issues. (Spring)
6257 Performance Management and Development (3) Staff
  Comprehensive review of performance appraisal and training and development. Students learn to develop customized training programs that relate to the performance appraisal process. (Spring)
6258 Applied Organizational Leadership (3) Swiercz, Bailey
  In-depth studies of theories of leadership. Legal and ethical obligations of leadership. The leader in the process of assuming responsibility. Experiential exercises designed to develop the students’ interpersonal abilities and leadership capacities. (Spring)
6259 Employment Law and Ethics (3) Swiercz, McHugh
  An examination of the interaction of legal requirements and personal ethics and their influence on managerial decisions affecting the employment exchange. Special emphasis on equal employment opportunity and civil rights, workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, collective bargaining, and wrongful discharge. (Fall)
6290 Special Topics (1 to 3) Staff
  Experimental offering; new course topics and teaching methods. May be repeated once for credit.
6291 Entrepreneurship (3) Solomon, Singh, El Tarabishy
  In exploring the “entrepreneur as a phenomenon,” students will be exposed to the theory and experiences associated with entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial acts, and entrepreneurship in all organizational settings—large, small, public, and private. (Fall and spring)
6292 Small-Business Management (3) Solomon, Singh, El Tarabishy
  The start-up process and management of small firms. Field projects involve student teams as consultants to local businesses. Case studies. Emphasis on total customer service, international opportunities, and minority and women’s issues.
6293 New Venture Initiation (3) Solomon
  Essentials of planning a new business venture, sources of financing, evaluation of alternative new business ventures, and analysis of business functions. Creating and analyzing the business plan.
6294 Strategic Entrepreneurship (3) Solomon, El Tarabishy
  Capstone course for the small business/entrepreneurship concentration. Student teams assist companies in upgrading strategies.
6295 Family Business Strategies (3) Solomon, El Tarabishy
  Challenges of managing a family business: risk strategies; successor development and succession planning; stages of family business growth; family motivations and goals. Field projects provide hands-on experience.
6297 International Management Experience (3) Staff
  Same as Fina/IBus/Mktg 6297/SMPP 6297. May be repeated for credit.
6298 Directed Readings and Research (3) Staff
6299 Thesis Seminar (3) Staff
6999 Thesis Research (3) Staff
8382 Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Development (3) Kayes, Bailey
  The individuals and institutions central to the field of organizational behavior and development. Students read about, meet with, and discuss the work of persons central to the development of the field. Prerequisite: Doctoral candidate status with organizational behavior and development as a major or supporting field, or consent of instructor. (Spring, alternate years)
8383 Field Research in Organizational Settings (3) Staff
  Applications of field research techniques in formal organizational settings. Examination of the logic of inquiry and techniques of qualitative data collection. Intensive interviewing and participant observation in field settings are emphasized. (Fall)
8385 Special Topics in Research Methods (3) Staff
  Research problems and issues related to student dissertations form topics for readings, group discussions, and assigned papers. (Fall and spring)
8386 Management Ideas in Progress (3) Bailey, Swiercz
  Doctoral students work with a variety of faculty members as they develop new ideas, research projects, and engage in seminal inquiry. The content and structure of the course will depend upon the instructor. Prerequisite: Doctoral candidate status with organizational behavior and development as a major or supporting field, or consent of instructor.
8390 Philosophical Foundations of Administrative Research (3) Staff
  Philosophy of science as applied to research in administration. Topics include the nature and current problems of epistemology, the development and role of theories, and the relationship between theory, methodology, and empirical data. (Fall and spring)
8391 Advanced Problems in Research Methodology (3) Staff
  Use of models and theoretical frameworks in research; formulation of research questions, hypotheses, operational definitions, research designs, sampling and data analysis approaches. For doctoral candidates who have completed the general examination and all courses and are preparing for their dissertation. (Fall and spring)
8397 Doctoral Seminar (1 to 3) Staff
  Current research and scholarly issues in management science.
8998 Advanced Reading and Research (arr.) Staff
  Limited to doctoral candidates preparing for the general examination. May be repeated for credit.
8999 Dissertation Research (arr.) Staff
  Limited to doctoral candidates. May be repeated for credit.

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