Management and Organizations

MBA Program

MBA students may select an area of concentration offered by the department or take courses from the concentrations as electives.


Faculty in the department are committed to excellent teaching and producing important research. In recent years, members of the department have won the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, MBA Teacher of the Year Award, HON Industry Teaching Excellence, and the College of Business Teaching Award. Among the faculty are nationally recognized scholars in the fields of human resource management, organizational behavior, and judgment and decision making. Faculty members have won Lifetime Achievement and Early Career Achievement awards, been elected Fellows of numerous professional associations, received numerous Best Paper awards, serve on some of the best editorial boards in our field, and have more than 200 publications in the leading journals of the field. Faculty bring a wealth of job experience from both the private and public sector. Faculty blend both research and work experiences into the classroom to enrich student knowledge.


6J:256/MGMT:9110 Dynamics of Negotiations (3 s.h.)
Predictable aspects and dynamics of all bargaining experiences; simulations, experiential exercises to foster skills needed to negotiate effectively in almost any situation.

6J:261/MGMT:9310 Motivating Employees in Changing Environment (3 s.h.)
Contemporary theories and applications of motivation to performance. Role of intrinsic motivation, justice, incentive pay, job design, goals, feedback, social influence, attitudes, and creativity. Prerequisites: 6N:212 and 6N:227.

6J:262/MGMT:9120 Leadership and Personal Development (3 s.h.)
Major theories; determinants of leader effectiveness and personal and career success; practical development of leadership skills to enhance individual, and organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite: 6N:212.

6J:263/MGMT:9130 Strategic Management of Change (3 s.h.)
How congruence in organizational strategy, structure and culture, job design, and employee characteristics produces effective organizations; emphasis on managing organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite: 6N:212.

6J:243 Dynamics of Consulting (3 s.h.)
Systematic review of consulting trends and processes; delineation of common and unique characteristics of internal versus external consulting services; integration of behavioral and organizational principles into the implementation and evaluation of organization change programs; cases and field projects in consulting.

6J:268/MGMT:7850 Seminar in Management (3 s.h.)
Topics vary.