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Management (MGT) Course Descriptions

Department of Management, College of Business


MGT 3003  Business Communication and Professional Development
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: COM 1043 or COM 1053, WRC 1023, and classified as a prebusiness or declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
This course examines basic interpersonal communication processes within written and oral channels, with practical applications for the business environment. Issues regarding cross-cultural communication, crisis communication, and ethical considerations in business are discussed. The course emphasizes three areas: 1) planning, researching, organizing, writing, editing, and revising business-related documents; 2) planning, organizing, and delivering oral presentations in a business setting; and 3) preparing for professional success in the business world, including career planning, networking, job searching, résumé preparation, and job application and interviewing. Written assignments and oral presentations are required. (Formerly MGT 3043. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 3003 and MGT 3043.)

MGT 3013  Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
A study of the complex role managers play in creating and maintaining organizations. Organization theory and behavior are explored within the context of changing technological, social, and political/legal environments and the internationalization of the economy. Some introduction to strategic analysis, planning, and decision making. Attention is given to the ethical dimensions of management and social responsibility.

MGT 3023  Understanding People and Organizations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better.
A critical examination of behavioral theory as it relates to the management of individuals, dyads, and groups in organizations. Investigation of the organization as an open system of tasks, structures, tools, and people in states of continuous change.

MGT 3123  Organizational Communication
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better, and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Theory and research in organizational communication. The course will examine the barriers to effective organizational communication; group communication and decision making; and information flows through the formal and informal networks of organizations. The course will also stress the means of evaluating organizational communication effectiveness. (Same as COM 3893. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 3123 and COM 3893.)

MGT 3253  Interpersonal Communication
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Theory and research of communication in personal and professional settings. The course stresses the social context of communication and emphasizes skills, knowledge, and motivation of verbal and nonverbal interactions. (Same as COM 3383. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 3253 and COM 3383.)

MGT 3613  Managing Human Resources
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Analysis of how organizations attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees, and how they interact with organizations representing employees. Designed to provide students with an opportunity to understand the functional areas of human resource management and the integration of these functions into an effective and efficient human resource management system.

MGT 3803  Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Analysis of administrative structure, decision making, and program delivery for nonprofit organizations. Includes management of agency operations in areas of leadership, strategic planning, staffing, personnel selection and policies, volunteers, boards, and community relations.

MGT 4023  Business Plan
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
This course requires students to work in a team where they propose a new business and develop a business plan for the business. The teams will learn to present and defend their plan and will compete in a business plan competition at the end of the semester. The course emphasizes development of the skills necessary to identify, value, and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities for the creation of wealth.

MGT 4073  International Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3013 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
A study of business and management practices in a global context. Topics include an introduction to international management, the role of the cultural, legal, and political environments in shaping management decision making, current developments in forming global business strategies, organizational designs, cross-cultural staffing, global communications and managerial control methodologies. Emphasis on thinking globally and competitively.

MGT 4083  Comparative International Management Practices
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3013, with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
The study of management practices of other countries, including their cultural, social, political and legal, and industrial economic perspectives. Emphasis on different international regions at different times and their impact on American and global management practices.

MGT 4203  Business and Society
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
A study of the impact of societal influences on the business decision-making process. Special attention given to business-government relationships and the role of the organization in the community.

MGT 4213  Designing Organizations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003, MGT 3013, and MGT 3023 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Study of the antecedents and consequences of organizational design and structure. Emphasis on the implications for managing behavior in a rapidly changing global environment.

MGT 4613  Compensating Employees
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3613 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Analyzing, developing, implementing, administering, and performing ongoing evaluation of a total compensation and benefits system for all employee groups consistent with organizational goals. (Formerly MGT 3623. Credit cannot be earned for both MGT 4613 and MGT 3623.)

MGT 4623  Staffing Organizations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3613 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Planning, developing, implementing, administering, and performing ongoing evaluation of recruiting, hiring, orientation, and organizational exit to ensure that the workforce will meet the organization’s goals and objectives.

MGT 4633  Labor Relations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3613 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
The process of analyzing, developing, implementing, administering, and performing ongoing evaluation of the workplace relationship between employer and employee (including the collective bargaining process and union relations), in order to maintain effective relationships and working conditions that balance the employer’s needs with the employees’ rights in support of the organization’s strategic objectives.

MGT 4643  Human Resources Law
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: BLW 3013 and MGT 3003 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
An analysis of historical and contemporary laws in the United States that affect the human resource management function. Integration of labor and employment law with the social and economic forces shaping the current labor-management environment.

MGT 4663  Training and Developing Employees
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3613 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
The processes of ensuring that the skills, knowledge, abilities, and performance of the workforce meet the current and future organizational and individual needs through developing, implementing, and evaluating activities and programs addressing employee training and development, change and performance management, and the unique needs of particular employee groups.

MGT 4803  Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: A grade of “C-” or better in MGT 3003, MGT 3613, and one of the following: MGT 4613, MGT 4623, or MGT 4663; and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Analysis of how human resource management might aid in developing competitive advantage and what might be done to fulfill this potential. Emphasis is on the processes and activities used to formulate HR objectives, practices, and policies to meet the short-range and long-range organizational needs and opportunities, to guide and lead the change process, and to evaluate the contributions of human resources to organizational effectiveness. (Formerly titled “Strategic Human Resources Management.”)

MGT 4813  Current Topics in Human Resource Management
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
Critical analysis of current trends in human resource management theory, research, and practice. Emphasis on the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of contemporary human resource management issues. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

MGT 4893  Management Strategy
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: FIN 3014 and MGT 3003; College of Business declared major in semester of graduation. Students are also required to meet all University regulations related to good academic standing and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in UTSA College of Business courses. Permission given through the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center before registration.
A study of the analytic tools and processes involved in the formulation and implementation of strategic choices in realistic organizational settings. Students are required to integrate their functional knowledge and understanding of the global environment with the concepts and principles of strategic management to determine effective ways to resolve complex problems concerning the relationship between the total organization and its environment. Creative analytical skills and effective communication in light of current management thinking are emphasized.

MGT 4911-3  Independent Study
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for required forms.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

MGT 4923  Leading Organizations and Making Decisions
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and MGT 3013 with a grade of “C-” or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department or instructor approval.
This is an advanced course focusing on traditional and contemporary perspectives on leadership. Because the leader is seen as a decision maker, individual and organizational issues surrounding effective decision making are also addressed in detail.

MGT 4933  Internship in Management
3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003, 2.5 grade point average, 9 semester credit hours of management courses, and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for additional requirements and required forms.
The opportunity for managerial work experience. Requires a semester-long experience in private business or a public agency and a written component. Opportunities and output requirements are developed in consultation with a faculty advisor and the Department Chair and require approval of both. Internship may be repeated once (for a total of 6 semester credit hours), provided the internships are with different organizations.

MGT 4943  Managing Effective Teams and Resolving Conflict
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003, MGT 3013, and MGT 3023 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
This is an advanced course focused on building the skills necessary to work effectively as part of a team. Conflict resolution techniques and effective negotiation techniques are examined in detail.

MGT 4951-3  Special Studies in Management
(1-0, 2-0, 3-0) 1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: MGT 3003 with a grade of "C-" or better and a declared major in the College of Business or department approval.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

MGT 4993  Honors Thesis
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MGT 3003. Enrollment limited to students applying for Honors in Management (see page 49).
Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit with advisor’s approval.


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