Department of Management

Management: MAN

Lower-Division Courses

Upper-Division Courses

MAN 320F. Foundations of Management and Organizational Behavior.

Restricted to non-McCombs School of Business majors. An introduction to the management of organizations. Issues are addressed from the perspectives of strategy and planning, organizational behavior, and operations management. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 320F and 336 may not both be counted. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MAN 325. Strategic Human Resources Management.

Restricted to students in a business major. Overview of the personnel function, covering recruitment, compensation, equal employment, job analysis, training, benefits, employee discipline, collective bargaining, safety, and health. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Management 336 or 336H.

MAN 327. Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Explores the theoretical foundations and research evidence underlying innovation and entrepreneurship. Subjects include discovering and creating new sources of value, recognizing and evaluating opportunities, generating business models, engaging stakeholders, shaping markets, and competing against larger competitors and entrenched institutions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 327 and 327H may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of college credit.

MAN 327E. New Venture Mechanics.

Starting up a new venture involves a wide range of decisions, activities, and processes such as those involved in identifying the potential of an idea, developing and protecting an idea, building a new venture team, creating a business plan, obtaining resources, and establishing a business entity. Covers the basic analytical tools and processes involved in all these aspects of founding a new business. Three lecture hours a week for one semseter. Management 327E and 337 (Topic: New Venture Mechanics) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of college credit.

MAN 327H. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Honors.

Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Examines the knowledge and skills used to discover and create new sources of value, develop ideas into viable businesses, recognize and shape opportunities, generate new business models, engage with the ecosystem of new ventures, launch new businesses, and manage an innovation portfolio. Draws on various theoretical foundations, research evidence, and business cases to develop an understanding of effectiveness in entrepreneurship and innovation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 327 and 327H may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of college credit, including Mathematics 408D, 408L, or 408S and credit or registration for Business Administration 324H.

MAN 328. Consulting and Change Management.

Restricted to students in a business major. Designed to develop the fundamental change knowledge and consulting skills of students who plan to work with organizations as change agents, whether internally as managerial employees or externally as outside consultants. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Management 336 or 336H with a grade of at least C-.

MAN 334M. Healthcare System Management.

Introduction to the business ecosystem of the U.S. healthcare industry using a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate business structures, processes, and outcomes of health services in America. Explores the functionality of various healthcare components. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 334M and 337 (Topic: Healthcare System Management) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MAN 336. Organizational Behavior.

Restricted to students in a business major. The process of managing organizations and the behavior of individuals and groups within the organizational setting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 336 and 336H may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H; and credit or registration for three semester hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, or sociology, or Educational Psychology 304.

MAN 336H. Organizational Behavior: Honors.

Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. An exploration of the process of managing organizations and the behavior of individuals and groups within the organizational setting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 336 and 336H may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Accounting 312H; credit or registration for Business Administration 324H; and thirty semester hours of coursework, including credit or registration for three semester hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, or sociology, or Educational Psychology 304.

MAN 137, 237, 337. Special Topics in Management.

Analysis of contemporary management problems. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship. Restricted to students in a business major. Focus on skill development and mentoring in start-up formation, technology development, market validation, marketing, sales, operations, human resources, program management, and finance. Includes discussion of intellectual property, social issues in design, as well as ethical and safety considerations. Emphasis on written and oral presentation of start-up activities. Only one of the following may be counted: Computer Science 374L, 378 (Topic: Longhorn Startup), Electrical Engineering 377E, Engineering Studies 377E, Management 337 (Topic: Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship), 337 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 3: Intercultural Management. Provides a conceptual framework and specific tools for interacting successfully in international teams, negotiations, and partnerships. Discusses cultural patterns characteristic of world regions and particular countries in terms of their implications for corporate management. Management 337 (Topic: Intercultural Management) and 137, 237, 337 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Leading for Impact. Restricted to students in the McCombs School of Business. Explore leadership and personal development by engaging in personal assessments, action planning, peer discussion, and self-reflection in an interactive format. Management 337 (Topic: Leading for Impact) and 137, 237, 337 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship. Restricted to students in a business major. Explores creating wealth from scientific discovery, which is the core of any business enterprise. Flight, computers, automobiles cell phones and petroleum enterprises all start with science. Divided into teams which design a business model for wealth creation around a patent (science), this activity is grounded in the entrepreneurial process, which includes business models, eco-systems, funding the enterprise, and business plans. Teams present their "big idea" that is grounded in patents at the end of the class period. Management 337 (Topic: Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship) and 137, 237, 337 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 9: Leadership Issues. Restricted to students in a business major. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Management 336 or 336H with a grade of at least C-.
Topic 20: Entrepreneurial Management. Restricted to students in a business major. Covers the life cycle of an entrepreneurial business, including evaluating the attractiveness of an idea, launching and growing the business, and harvesting the profits. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Accounting 311 or 311H; Management 336 or 336H with a grade of at least C-; and credit or registration for Finance 357 or 357H.
Topic 21: The Art and Science of Negotiation. Restricted to students in a business major. Designed to help students develop a broad array of negotiation skills and to understand negotiations in useful analytical frameworks. Emphasis is placed on simulations, role-playing, and cases. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Management 336 or 336H with a grade of at least C-.
Topic 22: Women in Management. Additional prerequisite: Completion of forty-five semester hours of coursework.

MAN 137C. Introduction to Management in a Global Environment.

Restricted to students accepted to the Global Management Certificate program. Develops students' skills in recognizing cultural tendencies, both in themselves and in new geographic locations; introduces observation and reflection techniques to maximize learning while abroad. Course must be taken before participation in the international experience component required by the Global Management Certificate. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted toward the Global Management Certificate: Applied Learning and Development 119, 219, 319, 419, 519, 619, 179, 279, Liberal Arts 119, 219, 319, 129, 229, 329, Management 137C, 337 (Topic: Intercultural Management), 379, 479, 579, 679. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

MAN 237D. Global Management Capstone.

Restricted to students accepted to the Global Management Certificate program. Develops students' ability to process and articulate learning from intercultural experience; develops skills in applying knowledge and strategies gained in one region/country to new cultural and geopolitical contexts. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Management 137C, completion of required international experience component of the Global Management Certificate, and consent of instructor.

MAN 338. Lean Startup Essentials.

Focus on the entrepreneurial process including problem identification, innovation, business plans, fund raising, legal aspects, launching, and management. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 337 (Topic: Lean Startup Essentials) and 338 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Thirty semester hours of coursework.

MAN 140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in Management.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Management. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

MAN 347P. Entrepreneurship Practicum.

Application of entrepreneurship skills and focus on additional project management skills through individual or group assignments conducted in an entrepreneurial setting, focusing on new business development either within existing companies (corporate entrepreneurship) or as stand-alone ventures (entrepreneurship). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MAN 366P. Management Practicum: Social Entrepreneurship I.

Focuses on developing business plans through a semester-long project. Explores non-profit, for-profit, and hybrid organizations and how they deal with corporate social responsibility. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 366P and 369P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and Management 320F, 336, or 336H.

MAN 367P. Social Entrepreneurship II.

Students apply skills and focus on readying chosen projects to increase awareness and understanding of business and economics issues, and prepare presentation teams for regional and national competitions based on criteria set by the international Enactus organization. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Management 366P.

MAN 369P. Social Innovation Practicum.

Explores a broad overview of the field of social innovation, and examines concepts and tools that support the creation of social ventures. Includes creating a social venture, articulating its vision, creating a business plan, choosing an organizational form, and assessing the venture's financial and social impact. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 366P and 369P may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MAN 374. General Management and Strategy.

Restricted to students in a business major. Designed to enable students to analyze business situations from the point of view of the practicing general manager. Addresses key tasks involved in general management, including strategic decisions that ensure the long-term health of the entire firm or a major division. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 374 and 374H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Seventy-five semester hours of coursework, including: Management 336 or 336H; credit or registration for Finance 357 or 357H, and Marketing 337 or 337H; and credit or registration for one of the following: Accounting 353J, 366P, Business Administration 353, 353H, Finance 353, 366P, Management 347P, 353, 366P, 367P, 369P, Management Information Systems 353, 366P, Marketing 353, 366P, Operations Management 353, or 366P.

MAN 374H. General Management and Strategy: Honors.

Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Designed to enable students to analyze business situations from the point of view of the practicing general manager. Addresses key tasks involved in general management, including strategic decisions that ensure the long-term health of the entire firm or a major division. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Management 374 and 374H may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Senior standing; Finance 357H; Management 336H; Marketing 337H; credit or registration for Operations Management 335H; and credit or registration for one of the following: Accounting 353J, 366P, Business Administration 353, 353H, Finance 353, 366P, Management 347P, 353, 366P, 367P, 369P, Management Information Systems 366P, Marketing 366P, Operations Management 353, or 366P.

MAN 179C, 379C. Independent Research in Management.

Restricted to students in a business major. Conference course. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Business, Government, and Society 179, 379, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Management 336 or 336H with a grade of at least C-; consent of instructor; written approval before the first meeting of the course from the department chair's office on forms provided for that purpose.