Interim Chair: Dr. Laurence Fink
Academic Advising provided by Stacy Jenkins
The John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation provides innovative and relevant learning experiences and engages in high-quality research and teaching to prepare students to become life-long, ethical business and academic leaders who are prepared for global challenges.
The Department of Management in Neff COBI is a growing department that houses the Leadership and the Human Resources majors. It provides cutting-edge programs and resources for students, faculty, and practitioners to develop the leadership and management and human resource expertise required of organizations in the 21st century. The department is committed to excellence in all programs, practices, and research activities. We believe in collaborating with other departments, colleges, community, and business organizations to keep our programs viable and relevant. The department prides itself on having an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching because of our dedication to providing the best service to our students. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with an excellent educational experience while simultaneously contributing to the management domain through research-based scholarship.
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The length of the program will vary depending upon the nature of the undergraduate degree and the major selected. The program consists of a common body of knowledge (18 hours), core (24 hours) and elective (9 - 12 hours) courses. Any or all common body of knowledge courses may be waived for equivalent coverage at the undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of C or better. Any course subs for the core cannot also be utilized to meet major (elective) requirements.
We offer courses and experiences focused on action-oriented opportunities to help graduate students understand the field of management. This approach gives students a strong foundational knowledge that could be applied immediately after graduation.
The Human Resource Management major is designed both for students who intend to seek or continue managerial careers in human resources, and for those who are seeking more general leadership positions, but need to understand approaches to attracting, retaining, compensating, motivating and managing employees in contemporary organizations. This program is built around the view that human resource specialists must also have good acumen to manage an organization’s most valuable assets: Its employees.
Our program provides students a strong foundation in this field. The program teaches students about a wide variety of HR issues – selection, training, compensation, benefits, legal issues, employee relations, and safety.
This concentration is designed to prepare candidates to assume positions as human resource practitioners in domestic and international business organizations, hospitals, nonprofits organizations, and local, state and federal government agencies.
The Leadership major provides students with the background necessary to motivate and inspire employees to work towards a common goal, plan for the future and focus on organizational goals, evaluate and counsel individual and group performance, manage and resolve conflicts, and improve oral and written communication. A leadership career involves taking your organization into a better direction, or to surpass previous limits by building and working in a team to transform a group or business.
This concentration provides a foundation in a number of areas that are crucial to a managers’ success – planning, ethical decision-making, interpersonal skills, team-building, performance development and evaluation, conflict management, motivation and leading change.
A specialization in leadership prepares students to enter a variety of organizations, both for profit and not-for-profit or to potentially work as an organizational development consultant.
Additionally, the department offers a graduate certificate in Leadership.
|BUAD 6400||Results-Based Management MBA Core Course||3|
|EFSB 6590||New Venture Creation||3|
|EFSB 6690||Technology Commercialization||3|
|HURM 6700||Human Resource Management||3|
|HURM 6710||Employment And Labor Law||3|
|HURM 6720||Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Management||3|
|HURM 6730||Performance Management||3|
|HURM 6750||Current Topics In Human Resource Management||3|
|HURM 6760||Talent Management||3|
|HURM 6800||Human Resource Information Systems||3|
|HURM 8700||Human Resource Management||3|
|HURM 8710||Employment and Labor Law||3|
|HURM 8720||Employer-Employee Relations||3|
|HURM 8730||Performance Management||3|
|HURM 8740||Human Resource Strategy and Metrics||3|
|HURM 8750||Current Topics in Human Resource Management||3|
|HURM 8760||Recruitment and Retention||3|
|MGMT 5110||Introduction To Management||3|
|MGMT 6100||Leading Through Ethical Decision-Making||3|
|MGMT 6150||Leading and Developing Yourself||3|
|MGMT 6160||Leading With Power and Influence||3|
|MGMT 6190||Leading change and Organizational Improvement||3|
|MGMT 6930||Independent Research Instructor approval||1-3|