Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Management: MAN

MAN 283, 383. Current Issues in Organization Science.

Restricted to graduate students in the McCombs School of Business. For 283, four lecture hours a week for half a semester; for 383, three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 16: Leading People and Organizations. Designed to increase the student's effectiveness as a manager through discussion of organizational behavior and design, and guidelines for applying these concepts. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 20: Art and Science of Negotiation. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.
Topic 22: Creating and Managing Human Capital. Covers issues related to making human resource decisions in a more effective manner. Uses a strategic perspective, with particular emphasis on the links between human resource decisions and a firm's competitive position. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business.
Topic 31: Organizational Change and Strategic Renewal. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

MAN 285, 385. Current Issues in Strategic Management.

Restricted to graduate students in the McCombs School of Business. For 285, four lecture hours a week for half a semester; for 385, three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Action Skills for Managers: Implementing Strategy. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 2: The Art of Leadership. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 6: Management Planning and Control in Complex Systems. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 8: Managing Corporate Diversification and Renewal. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 9: Strategic Analysis for High-Tech Industries. Management 385 (Topic 9) and Management Information Systems 381N (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 20: Advanced Venture Development. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 22: New Venture Creation. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 23: Introduction to Entrepreneurship. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 24: Entrepreneurial Growth. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 25: Social and Economic Aspects of Entrepreneurship. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 33: Managing and Marketing in the Global Arena. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 36: Power and Politics. Covers skills and techniques to gain power and influence in organizations as political entities. Includes cases, business press, and theoretical articles. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 43: Facilitating Process Improvement. Same as Civil Engineering 297 (Topic 15). Same as Civil Engineering 397 (Topic 15: Facilitating Process Improvement) and Mechanical Engineering 397 (Topic 3: Facilitating Process Improvement).
Topic 49: Strategic Management. Designed to help students develop a general management orientation. Subjects include the role of the general manager, formulating business and corporate-level strategy, managing strategic change, strategy implementation, and developing general managers. Business Administration 388T and Management 385 (Topic 49) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 61: Perspectives on Public Policy. Designed to prepare MBA students, both as individuals and in their professional careers as managers and leaders, for active and effective participation in the democratic process. Taught via video teleconferencing with instructors from the Washington campus. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 62: Corporate Governance. Examines the roles and responsibilities of organizational leadership in a variety of settings, including large and small companies, startups and established companies, global, single-country, and single-region companies, and nonprofit entities. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 63: Economics of Competitive Strategy. Develops and uses concepts from microeconomics, game theory, and the economics of industrial organization and applies these concepts to competitive decision making, using a combination of case analyses and lectures. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 64: Enterprise of Technology: From Mind to Market. Focuses on moving an idea from the mind of the researcher to the marketplace by examining the activities involved in commercializing a technology from conception to profitable enterprise. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.
Topic 65: Management Consulting Practicum. Students work in supervised teams and develop recommendations to solve a real business problem for a client firm. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MAN 185C. Directed Studies in Global Management and Business Practices.

Global business practices studied through lectures on campus and trips to international partner schools. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MAN 285E, 385E. Directed Studies in Global Management and Business Practices.

Global business practices studies through lectures on campus and trips to international partner schools. Two or three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MAN 185F. Leading for Impact.

Analysis and application of contemporary concepts and theories of principled leadership for work teams and organizations. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

MAN 185G. Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

MAN 390. Seminar: Organization Science.

Intensive analysis of organizational science issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral degree program and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Research in Organizational Science.
Topic 2: Introduction to Research Methods in Management.
Topic 3: Research Methods in Management.
Topic 4: Seminar in Organizational Behavior.
Topic 5: Seminar in Organization Theory.
Topic 6: Organizational Decision Making.
Topic 9: Behavioral Decision Theory.
Topic 11: Management of Knowledge Workers. The study of knowledge workers at four levels of analysis: as individuals, as team members, as organizational resources, and as national resources. Strong emphasis on theory building.

MAN 393. Seminar: Strategic Management.

Intensive analysis of strategic management issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral degree program and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Foundations of Strategic Management.
Topic 2: Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management.
Topic 3: Research in Strategic Management.
Topic 5: Executive Leadership.
Topic 6: Management of Diversification.

MAN 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in management and consent of the supervising faculty member and the graduate adviser; for 698B, Management 698A.

MAN 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, enrollment in the doctoral program in management, and consent of the supervising faculty member and graduate adviser.

MAN 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and fulfillment of the language requirement for the doctoral degree.

MAN 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Management 399R, 699R, or 999R.