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3000 Level Courses

3370. Organization and Management (3). Prerequisite: Minimum cumulative 2.75 Texas Tech GPA. The management function; basic principles, concepts, and practices in the operation of organizations.

3373. Managerial Communication (3). Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in ISQS 2340, ENGL 1301 and 1302, and a minimum cumulative 2.75 Texas Tech GPA. The application of oral and written communication principles to managerial situations; an overview, simulation, and analysis of the communication process in the business environment.
(Writing Intensive)

3374. Managing Human Resources (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Principles and methods in human resources management.

3375. Entrepreneurship: New Value Creation (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Introduces students to the knowledge and modes of thinking that are basic to new value creation.

3376. Organizational Behavior (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Focuses on managerial and employee attitudes and behavior. Topics include performance, job satisfaction, motivation groups, and task design.

3379. Advanced Organization and Management (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Study of the design and management of organizations in considerable depth beyond the basic course.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4370. Consulting to Entrepreneurial Organizations (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Field Project in the Lubbock Community. Not an in-classroom course.

4373. Leadership Ethics (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Alternative perspectives of leadership and ethics are explored and applied to emergent ethical issues facing organizations.

4374. International Entrepreneurship (3). Prerequisites: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors); minimum cumulative 3.0 Texas Tech GPA. Focuses on how entrepreneurs and firms recognize and fulfill opportunities for wealth creation in an international context.

4375. International Management (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3376 and either MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Exploration of organization and management issues in international enterprise.

4376. Entrepreneurship: Discovering Entrepreneurial Opportunities (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Generates and refines entrepreneurial process, opportunity discovery, and entrepreneurial thinking skills; develops the knowledge base for entrepreneurial idea assessment and problem-solving skills required for application to the recognition of viable opportunities.

4377. Family Enterprise (3). Prerequisite: Previous experience in a family business or intent to establish a family business. Exploration of major issues and strategies for initiating, building and managing a family business.

4380. Strategic Management (3). Prerequisite: Business students in their final semester with a C or better in BLAW 3391, ISQS 3344, FIN 3320, MKT 3350, MGT 3370, and MGT 3373. Strategy is an integrative course focusing on an organization’s pursuit of superior economic performance by deciding what business to be in and how to compete. (Writing Intensive)

4381. Individual Problems in Management (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. For students with high academic achievement who are interested in enhancing their degree program by pursuing individual research or study under the guidance of a management faculty member.

4382. Internship in Management (3). Prerequisite: Approval prior to employment. Permits students to apply the concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom. Up to 3 hours of internships can be applied toward a degree program.

4383. Special Topics in Management (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examines specialized problems relating to management. May be repeated once for credit as topic varies.

4384. Managing Conflict and Negotiations (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Develop the skills necessary to manage organizational stakeholders effectively. Emphasizes negotiation skills.

4385. Recruitment, Selection, and Retention (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Introduces students to employee selection and placement issues, including job analysis, criterion development, development and use of employment tests, validation of selection techniques, recruitment strategies, and statistical methods for making fair employment decisions.

4386. Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation (3). Students learn and apply due diligence, business planning, and venture creation skills needed to implement new business concepts.

4387. History of Management Thought: Honors Seminar in Management (3). Prerequisites: 3.0 Texas Tech GPA; MGT major or Honors College student. Offers interdisciplinary perspective on development of management knowledge. (Writing Intensive)

4388. Change and Innovation Processes (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Focuses on understanding and managing innovation and change processes.

4389. Team Leadership (3). Introduction to the dynamic nature of teams using an experiential approach. Explores various roles in the interactions among team members, team members and leader, and team leader and the organization.

4397. Management and the Business Environment (3). Prerequisite: C or better in MGT 3370 (business majors) or BA 3305 (non-business majors). Study and cases in social responsibility, business ethics, and other problems in the external environment of the business organization.

4399. Human Resource Management Capstone (3). Provides students with opportunities to demonstrate mastery of the human resource management concentration coursework through review strategies and intensive preparation for the Student Assurance of Learning® certification examination.Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5199. M.B.A. Capstone (1). Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, all of the M.B.A. core courses. Integration and review of all M.B.A. core courses; comprehensive exam over all M.B.A. courses; evaluation of individual management and leadership skills; formulation of individual Career Development Plan; assessment of individual progress toward M.B.A. program goals.

5300. Management in Special Contexts (3). Special management topics will vary by semester and faculty instructor.

5371. Managing Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design (3). Examines management of individual, interpersonal, group and intergroup relations, organizational design, and the organization’s role in a rapidly changing environmental and global context.

5372. Leadership and Ethics (3). Students apply alternative leadership and ethical perspectives through cognitive skill building and experiential learning to accelerate their development as authentic leaders.

5373. Opportunity Creation and Discovery (3). Develops the new value creation skills and modes of thinking necessary for creating actionable opportunities in a variety of socioeconomic settings.

5374. Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills (3). Emphasizes negotiation skills and strategy development for managing organizational stakeholders.

5376. Strategic Business Communication (3). A strategic approach to professional business communication with diverse internal and external stakeholders. Focuses on credibility, persuasion, group facilitation, ethics, and case analysis.

5377. Human Resource Management (3). Examination of the principles and methodology of personnel administration with emphasis on manpower planning, selection, development, and evaluation.

5378. Leading and Managing the Effective Family Business (3). Focuses on the exploration of the unique aspects of entrepreneurship in a family business enterprise.

5379. Applied Entrepreneurship (3). Develops entrepreneurial creation and discovery skills with a focus on applying those skills to real-world situations.

5381. Managing Innovation and Change (3). Focuses on understanding organization innovation and change and applying this knowledge to managing innovation and change processes.

5382. Internship in Management (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Permits students to enhance their knowledge within their field of specialization through application of concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom.

5384. International Management (3). Comparative analysis of domestic, international, and multinational business operations, and the significance for organization and management.

5391. Strategic and Global Management (3). Global and local strategy formulation and implementation of corporate, business, and functional strategies.

5476. Executive Skills (4). Develop self-awareness of personal attributes and goals, enhance personal development, and impart skills needed to function as future executives.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Courses

6305. Individual Study in Management (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed individual study of advanced management topics varying with the need of each student. May be repeated for credit.

6315. Current Management Issues (3:). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study and integration of current management issues. May be repeated for credit.

6375. Advanced Organization Behavior (3). Prerequisite: Doctoral student status or consent of instructor. A seminar which explores research and conceptual foundations of behavioral science and the role and contributions of microorganizational concepts in organization design and functioning.

6380. Colloquium in Management Research (3). Prerequisite: Doctoral standing. Study of problems related to management for the individual student. Studies in selected areas of management research. May be repeated for credit.

6381. Seminar in Advanced Management Topics (3). Organized seminar on specific advanced management topics in the areas of management of strategy, organizational studies, personnel and human resources management, or international business. May be repeated for credit.

6392. Advanced Organization Theory (3). Prerequisite: Doctoral student status or consent of instructor. A seminar which explores the fundamental macro theories and concepts of organization design and functioning.

6395. Advanced Strategic Management (3). Prerequisite: Doctoral student status or consent of instructor. A seminar which systematically examines the theoretical and empirical research literature on strategic management content and process.Back to Top