MGMT 525: Complex Systems Change Strategies (3 credits)
In today’s business environment, it is important to be able to understand various philosophies related to system analysis, development, and change. During this course, students will examine the critical components of successful organizational change efforts, including critical and creative thinking processes, and change theory. Students will analyze organizational case studies, evaluate causes of failure and factors of success in organizational development projects, and design optimal change interventions.

BLAW 550: Legal Aspects of Financial & Commercial Transactions (3 credits)
This course examines legal issues encountered in conducting financial and commercial business transactions. Students will gain knowledge to prepare them to participate in these transactions, particularly with regard to financial and accounting aspects of the transactions. The course will include a study of laws relating to business organizations, sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, documents of title, bankruptcy, securities regulations, and accountants' legal liability. 

  MGMT 675: Sustainable Monitoring and Measurement (3 credits)
The largest current challenge of implementing sustainability in business is identifying and developing reliable and relevant measurements that allow for meaningful and useful monitoring of sustainability efforts.   In this course, students are introduced to a variety of sustainability metrics, along with tools and processes to measure, analyze, and monitor sustainability efforts.  Students are also exposed to common mechanisms for the continuous improvement and goal attainment necessary to drive sustainability efforts. (Pre-req: MGMT 550)

  FINA 510: Socially Responsible Financial Management (3 credits)
This course focuses on financial statement analysis, moving from bottom-line thinking to a “triple-bottom-line” definition of profitability, to encompass the organization’s profits and social and environmental impact.  It includes a review of current research relating to the long-term financial success of an organization, and how a policy of corporate social responsibility (CSR) can contribute to and enhance its sustainability.  Other topics include ethics and corporate governance in financial management, international financial management – especially as it relates to other countries with strong CSR policies, and managing the financial performance of non-profit organizations.

MGMT 530:  Business Ethics in Practice (3 credits)
Examines the role of ethics in the business world and ethical dilemmas encountered by managers. Examination of the formation of individual ethos, and the impact that this has on individuals, groups, and organizations. Provides learners a means to develop practical tools to handle moral dilemmas in the workplace and in the world, and develops policies for just relationships with employees and customers.

MGMT 450/550: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (3 credits)
This course explores the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, equipping students to make a positive impact in their chosen business focus.  The course highlights the interdisciplinary nature of CSR and sustainability by examining environmental, social, and economic perspectives in a variety of contexts.  Students will investigate the diverse system influencing sustainability, drawing from areas including business management, natural sciences, public policy, government planning, social sciences, ecology, biology, physics, history, and economics. 

  MGMT 560:  Management Science In Decision Making (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of several quantitative techniques independently useful to organizational leaders in decision making.  Topics include linear programming, univariate and multivariate analysis, project management, decision trees, simulation, and probability theory. MGMT 560 takes an application-oriented approach to business problem solving, using spreadsheet and quantitative management software.

MGMT 515: Self Leadership Development (3 credits)
This course develops the student’s ability to leverage his or her personal leadership style to become an effective ethical leader.  Prominent leadership theories are reviewed, and leadership inventories and feedback sessions are heavily utilized.  Upon completion of this course, the student will have developed a personal strategy for overcoming leadership challenges and a plan for continued development.

  MGMT 600:  Executive Leadership in Practice (2 credits)
This course offers students the opportunity to gain awareness firsthand of the knowledge, skills, and styles of successful executives.  Students will integrate leadership theory and practice through in-depth discussion with top leaders sharing their successes and failures in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.  Strategies to successfully guide organizations today and in the future will be explored as students gain insight into the current domestic and global business environment.

MGMT 681: Field Study (4 credits)
The MBA field study requires students to apply their business knowledge and organizational skills on a project of importance to a real-world organization. Acting as consultants to an organization, small teams of students investigate an issue (or issues) and make recommendations supported by findings and a review of literature. Pre-req: Full graduate status.

STUDENTS CHOOSE ONE COMMUNICATION COURSE:

MGMT 580:  Art of Ethical Negotiation (3 credits)
Persuasive c
ommunication is an integral skill of every leader. This is an advanced communications course that will prepare students for oral and written communications challenges they will face in their careers, with a specific emphasis placed on ethical negotiation skill development.

MGMT 582:  Advanced Interpersonal Skills for the Leader (4 credits)
The Dahl School of Business partners with Dale Carnegie Training® to bring MBA learners this course in advanced interpersonal skills.  Learners will study and apply tested leadership practices in order to further develop their networking and communication skill sets, manage stress, and handle fast-changing workplace conditions.  Learners will develop a ”take-charge” attitude that enhances their ability to lead initiatives with confidence and enthusiasm.