Requirements and Details

All students are expected to be proficient in word processing, electronic communications, and information research and retrieval on the internet.

The foundation course (MGMT 500) provides prerequisite knowledge and tools needed for those with insufficient background. Assessment of need is based on a review of undergraduate coursework. If needed, MGMT 500 should be among the first courses completed. Students who earned an undergraduate degree in a management field within the past seven years could be exempt from taking MGMT 500.

Foundation Course: 0-3
Code Course Title Units
MGMT 500 Management: Theory and Practice 3
Total Program: 33 semester hours
Core Courses: 15 semester hours
Code Course Title Units
MGMT 520 Leadership: Theory and Practice 3
MGMT 521 Ethics and Decision-Making 3
MGMT 522 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 523 Organizational Theory & Design 3
MGMT 569 Conflict Management and Organizational Change 3

Research and Culminating Activity: 6 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
MGMT 586 Organizational Research I 3
MGMT 594 Thesis, or
MGMT 596 Graduate Seminar 3

Students who wish to write a thesis must take MGMT 588, Organizational Research II.

Electives or Concentrations: 12 semester hours

Each student can select a set of courses that addresses his or her career needs. Courses can be selected from any 500-level MGMT course (other than foundation courses), or specific concentrations can be pursued. Concentrations require a minimum of four courses (12 semester units). Units do not double count in the Core and the Concentration.

Human Resource Management Concentration:

Code Course Title Units
MGMT 522 Human Resource Management 3

A minimum of three of the following:

Code Course Title Units
MGMT 525 Management of Diversity 3
MGMT 526 Training and Development 3
MGMT 529 Seminar in Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 554 Negotiations and Collective Bargaining 3

Nonprofit Management Concentration:

Code Course Title Units
MGMT 520 Leadership: Theory and Practice 3

A minimum of three of the following:

Code Course Title Units
MGMT 530 Managing Nonprofits 3
MGMT 531 Marketing for Nonprofit 3
MGMT 532 Effective Fundraising 3
MGMT 533 Accounting and Compliance for Nonprofits 3
MGMT 534 Grant Writing for Public and Private Funding 3

Organizational Development Concentration:

Code Course Title Units
MGMT 523 Organizational Theory & Design 3

A minimum of three of the following:

Code Course Title Units
MGMT 525 Management of Diversity 3
MGMT 556 Building Partnerships; Creating Coalitions 3
MGMT 559 Seminar in Organizational Development 3
MGMT 582 Managing Groups and Teams 3

Note: Units do not double count in the Core and the Concentration.