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Management

CHARLES A. PIERCE, PhD
Interim Chair
Room 202, Fogelman Admin Building
(901) 678-4551
capierce@memphis.edu

ROBERT WIGGINS, PhD
Master's Program Coordinator
Room 203, Fogelman Admin Building
(901) 678-5719
rwiggins@memphis.edu

DAVID G. ALLEN, PhD
PhD Program Coordinator
Room 229, Fogelman Admin Building
(901) 678-4729
dallen@memphis.edu

I. In the Department of Management, qualified students may work toward the  the PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

NOTE: Every graduate student must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements) and the program requirements of the degree being pursued.

II. PhD Program

See the beginning of the College section for admission, prerequisite, and program requirements. Students are expected to be enrolled in the program on a full-time basis during their course work and one year during their dissertation stage. Doctoral candidates must register for dissertation credit each academic semester until the dissertation is completed in order to remain in active status. This commitment is expected to require three to four years of full-time study. Course work should be completed within two to three years, depending upon a student’s prior academic background.

In addition to these requirements, PhD students are expected to develop a high level of skills in both research and teaching. Doctoral students are provided ample opportunity to develop these skills through class work, seminars, and assistantships.


MANAGEMENT (MGMT)

NOTE: Students taking Business courses will be charged an additional $30 per credit hour.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
MGMT 7940-49-8940-49. Special Topics in Management. (3). Topics vary and are listed in the online course listing.


MGMT 7030 - Management & Orgnztn (3)
(7000). Comprehensive analysis of concepts and applications required for effective performance of the manager's job in organizations with varied environments; management as a sub-function of the total organizational system interacting with objectives, planning, and control; organizational design and interpersonal relationships; nature of operations management.

MGMT 7125 - Org Behavior Internatnl (3)
Concepts and theories needed to understand the process of managing people, work groups, and organizations in a global environment; role of cultural differences relevant in international context. PREREQUISITE: Admission to IMBA concentration.

MGMT 7130 - Org Behav & Performance (3)
Study of human behavior, attitudes, and performance within an organizational setting; motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, organizational hange and development, power and politics, conflict management, cross-cultural issues; applications of theory, methods, and principles from behavioral sciences; study of individuals, groups, structure, and process to enhance organizational performance. NOTE: Open to degree-seeking students only. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 7030 or equivalent.

MGMT 7135 - Seminar in Leadership (2)
Theoretical and practical consideration of leadership in high performing business organizations; detailed analysis of relevant organizational behavior concepts; particular focus on theories of motivation, styles of leadership, and emotional intelligence.

MGMT 7160 - Global Strategic Mgmt (3)
(7410). Decisions and actions for development and implementation of long-term plans that determine organizational performance; role of top management decision making in establishing the firm's mission; focus on strategic analysis of alternative actions; evaluation of environmental conditions, industry characteristics, and organizational capabilities in determining strategy in a global context.

MGMT 7161 - Intl Business Strategy (3)
Business strategy from perspective of general manager in a multinational enterprise, promoting long-term success of the organization; heavy emphasis on case study; includes management of multinational enterprise, strategic thinking in a global context, internal firm analysis, industry and competitor analysis, and related international strategy issues. PREREQUISITES: Admission to IMBA concentration.

MGMT 7170 - International Mgmt (3)
Foreign operations of American firms, impact of foreign competition on the domestic market, and management of multinational enterprises; identification, analysis, and resolution of managerial issues in multinational business operations.

MGMT 7173 - Executive Communications (3)
Theory of communication essential to management with written, oral, and interpersonal applications; use of case problems to develop effective, efficient, and ethical communication strategies; impact of communication technology; intercultural communication; collection, analysis, and organization of primary and secondary data, followed by written and oral presentations.

MGMT 7210 - Sem Industrl Relations (3)
An in-depth examination of selected problems in labor management relations; emphasis on an understanding of past practices as well as current trends that relate to present-day activities in industrial relations.

MGMT 7220 - Semn Humn Res Mgmt I (3)
Problems and issues deriving from movements and trends in the management of human resources caused by changing laws, union activities, and the demands of our culture. The student is required to select one or more recent concepts or problems for intensive study and critical analysis.

MGMT 7250 - Strategic Human Captl Mgmt (2)
Theories, research, and practice in managing human resources strategically in business organizations. Topics include strategic HRM and planning, legal environment and managing diversity, job analysis, job design, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management, turnover, and retention.

MGMT 7260 - Semn Humn Res Mgmt II (3)
Concepts and issues concerning understanding of jobs and performance of jobs; job analysis that creates foundation for selection and performance; use of job requirements for developing selection criteria and performance standards. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 7030.

MGMT 7270 - Ventur/Bldg/Sust Succ Enterp (3)
The field of business venturing, which emphasizes the start-up phases of entrepreneurship, is a popular and growing area of the business curriculum. This course is designed to accomplish the fundamental objectives of learning how to design, implement, and sustain a business around a new business idea. This course provides a foundational introduction to the process of venturing for MBA students.

MGMT 7421 - Self Leadership/Executives (2)
Application of critical thinking skills to the major theories, concepts, and principles of self leadership; emphasizes understanding each stage of the self leadership process, applying critical thinking skills to each element of self leadership, and the overall logic of self leadership.

MGMT 7422 - Sem Organizational Thry (3)
Major historical and contemporary theories of organization; emphasis on study of organizational structures, principles, techniques, and processes as they relate to management of organizations. Individual studies will be pursued with group analysis and discussion at regular class meetings.

MGMT 7423 - Sem/Organztl Behavr II (3)
Employee-organization linkages, theories of human stress and cognition in organizations; cognitive processes in organizational contexts including social cognition, commitment, self-regulation, intrinsic-extrinsic rewards, coping with stressful organizational and life events, and determinants of pro-social behavior in work contexts.

MGMT 7500 - Sem/Strategic Mgmt (3)
Literature of strategic management, including contributions of other fields to strategic management.

MGMT 7506 - Sem/Indstry & Comp Anlys (3)
Competitive environment of business organizations; emphasis on understanding industry structure and the positioning of firms in relation to major rivals.

MGMT 7508 - Sem/Corporate Strategy (3)
Research literature on corporate-level strategy topics; corporate strategy as well as decision and implementation processes and problems; strategic issues of multibusiness firms.

MGMT 7510 - Sem/Strtgy & Plan Rsrch (3)
Specialized areas in strategic management review of relevant literature and methodology; emphasis on problem determination, analysis, and preparation of comprehensive reports and research proposals.

MGMT 7520 - Semn Org Change Mgmt (3)
Diagnosis of problems reducing organizational effectiveness, techniques for introducing and implementing change in organizations, theoretical basis of organizational development, and rationale for organizational development. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 7030.

MGMT 7910 - Problems In Mgmt (1-6)
Directed independent research projects in an area selected by the student with approval of the staff member supervising and permission of Faculty Director. Proposed plan of study must be approved prior to enrollment. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

MGMT 7996 - Thesis (3-6)
Application for writing a thesis must be filled out on an approved form after consultation with the major professor and filed with the Faculty Director of Master's Programs. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

MGMT 8220 - Sem in Humn Resource Mgmt I (3)
Problems and issues in human resource management such as staffing organizations, managing diversity in the workplace, and employee training. Students are required to select one or more recent concepts or problems for intensive study and critical analysis.

MGMT 8260 - Semn in Humn Resource Mgmt II (3)
Problems and issues in human resource management such as staffing organizations, managing diversity in the workplace, and employee training. Students are required to select one or more recent concepts or problems for intensive study and critical analysis.

MGMT 8421 - Sem/Organztl Behavr I (3)
Individual and group behavior within work organizations; emphasis on the study of behavioral science concepts and research and their applications to management of organizations. Individual studies will be pursued with group analysis and discussion at regular class meetings. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 7030.

MGMT 8422 - Sem Organizational Thry (3)
Major historical and contemporary theories of organization; emphasis on study of organizational structures, principles, techniques, and processes as they relate to management of organizations. Individual studies will be pursued with group analysis and discussion at regular class meetings.

MGMT 8423 - Sem/Organztl Behavr II (3)
Employee-organization linkages, theories of human stress and cognition in organizations; cognitive processes in organizational contexts including social cognition, commitment, self-regulation, intrinsic-extrinsic rewards, coping with stressful organizational and life events, and determinants of pro-social behavior in work contexts.

MGMT 8500 - Sem/Strategic Mgmt (3)
Literature of strategic management, including contributions of other fields to strategic management.

MGMT 8506 - Sem/Indstry & Comp Anlys (3)
Competitive environment of business organizations; emphasis on understanding industry structure and the positioning of firms in relation to major rivals.

MGMT 8508 - Sem/Corporate Strategy (3)
Research literature on corporate-level strategy topics; corporate strategy as well as decision and implementation processes and problems; strategic issues of multibusiness firms.

MGMT 8510 - Sem/Strtgy & Plan Rsrch (3)
Specialized areas in strategic management review of relevant literature and methodology; emphasis on problem determination, analysis, and preparation of comprehensive reports and research proposals.

MGMT 8520 - Semn Org Change Mgmt (3)
Diagnosis of problems reducing organizational effectiveness, techniques for introducing and implementing change in organizations, theoretical basis of organizational development, and rationale for organizational development. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 7030.

MGMT 8910 - Problems In Mgmt (1-6)
Directed independent research projects in an area selected by the student with approval of the staff member supervising and permission of Faculty Director. Proposed plan of study must be approved prior to enrollment. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

MGMT 8921 - Sem Mgmt Research (3)
Some of the statistical techniques available to the business researcher, including contingency tables, bivariate correlation analysis, regression analysis, ANOVA, discriminant analysis, and factor analysis; use of computerized statistical packages and interpretation of the results of these packages. PREREQUISITE: ISDS 3711 or 7020 or equivalent.


BUSINESS EDUCATION (BUED)

NOTE: Students taking Business courses will be charged an additional $30 per credit hour.


BUED 7655 - Mat & Meth In Voc Educ (3)
Instructional media and aids relating to vocational office education with emphasis on recent developments and research; particular emphasis on individual instruction techniques for the block-time approach to office education programs.

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