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Concentration Requirements

The MBA concentration in management provides you with in-depth, applied learning that will enable you to successfully organize, lead and direct others in the workplace. The program will prepare you for professional opportunities across industries, with a focus on self-awareness, leadership development, teamwork, project management and managing others.

Highlights

You have the flexibility to choose any four graduate-level management courses to fulfill your concentration after completing core MBA requirements. Depending on your goals, you could choose courses that prepare you for the following career paths:

  • Coaching and Talent Development: Gain management coaching competencies to help others achieve change and performance improvement, and improve your individual leadership effectiveness and personal growth.
  • Consulting: Master the process to consult with clients, including contracting, problem diagnosis, data analysis, and client feedback and evaluation.
  • Leadership and Change Management: Learn the systematic process to design and lead change efforts that encompass diagnosing opportunities, creating change visions and developing readiness for change to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Managing Human Capital: Develop skills for strategically managing human resources to advance organizational goals, improve workforce performance and enhance employee satisfaction.
  • Supply Chain Management: Increase your ability to critically evaluate supply chain design and model complex supply chain phenomena.

Concentration Requirements

​The management MBA concentration (16 hours) requires students to complete any four graduate-level management courses. To help guide your class selections, below are examples of courses you could choose based on career goals.

Coaching and Talent Development

Course Title Quarter Hours
MGT 525
TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
MGT 529
LIFE AND CAREER COACHING
MGT 530
LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 589
EXECUTIVE COACHING: LEADERSHIP IN A VOLATILE, UNCERTAIN, CHAOTIC AND AMBIGUOUS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Consulting

Course Title Quarter Hours
MGT 535
CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING
MGT 562
RESOLVING CONFLICT IN ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 563
NEGOTIATION SKILLS
MGT 584
CONSULTING SKILLS
MGT 598
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Leadership and Change Management

Course Title Quarter Hours
MGT 530
LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 535
CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING
MGT 556
ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP
MGT 572
CORPORATE VENTURES AND MANAGEMENT
MGT 573
CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & DESIGN 1
MGT 589
EXECUTIVE COACHING: LEADERSHIP IN A VOLATILE, UNCERTAIN, CHAOTIC AND AMBIGUOUS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
MGT 590
MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE

Managing Human Capital

Course Title Quarter Hours
MGT 523
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION 1
MGT 525
TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT 1
MGT 526
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 1
MGT 529
LIFE AND CAREER COACHING
MGT 551
GLOBAL WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT
MGT 552
MANAGING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
MGT 562
RESOLVING CONFLICT IN ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 563
NEGOTIATION SKILLS 1
MGT 565
EMPLOYMENT LAW
MGT 566
HEALTH INSURANCE & BENEFITS
MGT 584
CONSULTING SKILLS
MGT 591
FUNDAMENTALS OF PEOPLE ANALYTICS
MGT 592
ADVANCED PEOPLE ANALYTICS
 1 Courses most useful for students who want to sit for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) certification exam.

Supply Chain Management

Course Title Quarter Hours
MGT 501
STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
MGT 507
GLOBAL SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT
MGT 509
PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
MGT 511
TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
MGT 518
EMERGING ETHICAL ISSUES & TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
MGT 545
MANAGING SERVICE OPERATIONS
MGT 563
NEGOTIATION SKILLS
MGT 598
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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