Management

College of Business

 

Chair Abdul Rasheed

 

Web management.uta.edu

Phone 817.272.3166

Fax 817.272.3122

 

Degrees / Certificates

Master’s Degrees

Human Resource Management, M.S.

Doctoral Degrees

Management (Business Administration), Ph.D.

Graduate Faculty

Professor

Myrtle Bell

Deepak Datta

David Gray

Jim Quick

Abdul Rasheed

Associate Professor

George Benson

Wendy Casper

Susanna Khavul

James Lavelle

Margaret Mcfadyen

Jeffrey Mcgee

Gary McMahan

Liliana Nordtvedt

Assistant Professor

Marcus Butts

Feirong Yuan

Assistant Clinical Professor

Janice Baldwin

Beverly George

Jeanne Michalski

Terrance Wilensky

Lecturer

Dennis Veit

Graduate Advisors

Wendy Casper

Management (Business Administration), Ph.D.

Gregory Frazier

Management (Business Administration), Ph.D.

Chandra Subramaniam

Human Resource Management, M.S.

Human Resource Management, Non-Degree Seeking

Dennis Veit

Human Resource Management, M.S.

Department Information

Courses

 

Department Information

Objective

Accreditation

Admission and Degree Requirements

 

Objective

The basic purpose of the Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management is to provide students with both a general knowledge of business and a specialized knowledge in human resource management. Students are exposed to the theory, research and practical applications of numerous content areas, including human resource strategy and policy, human resource planning, human resource information systems, career planning and development, employee relations law, organization change and development, employee selection, compensation, training and development and employee diversity in organizations. The program is designed to prepare students for human resource management careers in business and industrial firms, as well as government and nonprofit organizations.

 

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is accredited by the AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International).

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management curriculm  is also accredited by SHRM National Association to meet their guidelines.

All classes of our Master of Science in Human Resources Management curriculum have been certified to meet the guidelines for the HRCI re-accreditation.

 

Admission and Degree Requirements

Admission to the MSHR program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For admission into the MSHR program an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and acceptable academic undergraduate performance are required. The GMAT is strongly preferred.

Students for whom English is not their native language must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), TOEFL iBT, Test of Spoken English (TSE) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington's Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework.

A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion or the primary criterion for determining an applicant's admission to the MSHR program. Specifically, multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions. Unconditional acceptance is based on consideration of all the information listed below and the decision to deny admission is not based on any single criterion.

Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience.

Along with the grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:

  1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Graduate School, is typical of a successful candidate. This will be integrated into a formula or index that multiplies the GPA by 200 and adds the resulting value to the GMAT Score. An index score greater than 1080 is typical of a successful candidate.
  2. GMAT sub scores (verbal and quantitative) are also considered in the admission decision. A GMAT total score greater than 480 is typical of a successful candidate.
  3. A GRE quantitative percentile greater than 40% and Verbal percentile greater than 40% is typical of a successful applicant.
  4. International applicants must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section to meet this requirement.
  5. Grades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)
  6. Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the 200 word application essay.
  7. Letters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant's academic background and/or work experience who can assess the aplicant's potential success in graduate school.
  8. General and specific program accreditation status of degree-granting institution.
  9. Professional work experience.
  10. Professional certification or licensure.

Unconditional Admission

For unconditional admission, the applicant's composite total from the index must be 1080 or higher and items 1 through 5 above should strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate HR student.

Students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.00 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours will be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT) will not be used as the sole criterion or the primary criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.

Probationary Admission

For an applicant with an index score below 1080, probationary admission may be available when at least three items of 1 through 5 above strongly indicate potential for successful academic performance as a graduate HR student. Items 6 through 10 will also be used to identify positive indicators for admission. Students who are admitted on probation will have one or more conditions specified, such as no grade less than "B" for the first 12 hours of graduate study.

Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission

A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant's file is not sufficiently complete to make an admit or deny decision.

For an applicant with an index score less than 1040 and other evidence indicating lack of potential for academic success as a graduate HR student, admission will likely be denied. However, all applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission denial is made.

Curriculum

The program is designed primarily for the student who has a bachelor's degree in business administration. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required if the student chooses to write a thesis. If the student chooses not to write a thesis, a minimum of 36 semester hours is required. Students who do not have bachelor's degrees in business administration may have to take additional coursework (up to 18 semester hours) to acquire sufficient general business knowledge for effective performance as a human resource executive.

Coursework for the program includes six hours of required work in research and statistical methods, 15 hours of required work in human resources and policy, and thesis or elective hours in related management courses to complete the 30- or 36-hour requirements. For the students who choose to write a thesis, the six hours of thesis will involve working closely with one or more members of the graduate faculty from the Department of Management on a research project in a specialized area of interest in human resource management.

The curriculum is as follows:

  1. Core Courses (18 semester hours)
    • ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting
    • ECON 5311 Economic Analysis II
    • OPMA 5361 Operations Management
    • MARK 5311 Marketing
    • FINA 5311 Business Finance
    • MANA 5312 Management
  2. Advanced Courses (27 semester hours, thesis and non-thesis)
    1. Required human resource and policy courses (18 semester hours)
      •  MANA 5340 Strategic Human Resource Management
      • MANA 5341 Staffing and Performance Management
      • MANA 5322 Compensation and Benefits
      • MANA 5323 Training and Development
      • MANA 5327 Human Resource Law
      • MANA 5336 Strategic Management
      • MANA 5334 Organizational Consulting
    2. Required research courses (six semester hours)
      • BSTAT 5325 (Advanced Statistics)
    3. MANA 5329 Methods of Organizational Research (Prerequisite BSTAT 5325)
  3. Thesis (MANA 5698) and three elective semester hours. "The thesis student must be enrolled in six hours of thesis.  Once the student is enrolled in the thesis course, continuous enrollment is expected.  The student must be enrolled in six hours of thesis during the semester in which the thesis is defended and the final Master's Examination is unconditionally passes.  The degree candidate must defend the thesis in a final oral examination open to all members of the Faculty."
  4. Non-thesis option requires 9 elective semester hours.

Waivers and Transfer Credit

There are three types of required courses: deficiency, core and advanced. Programs of work will normally vary in length from 36 to 45 hours (plus deficiency courses), depending upon waivers granted. The first three waivers of core courses will be used to expand the number of electives in the advanced program rather than shorten the overall program. Additional waivers of core courses may reduce the program to a minimum of 36 hours. Applicants may have both deficiency and core courses waived without the requirement for a substitute course if they have completed, during the last 10 years, a similar course at a recognized college or university and received a "B" or better grade.* Extensions to this 10 year limit may be granted for managers and executives who have completed educational activities to remain current or have extensive related experience. Additionally, a maximum of 9 hours of advanced coursework may be transferred in from other AACSB accredited schools if approved by program advisor. Transfer of graduate classes from other universities will be considered on a case by case basis.

* Note:  The University of Texas at Austin offer Business Foundations Programs (BFP) for non-business majors that provide solid foundations in basic business concepts. BFP courses and courses from equivalent programs for non-business majors at other colleges/universities may not be used for course waiver credit.

 

MANA Courses

MANA5182 – INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

 

MANA5199 – GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Practical training in management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. Course counts as an elective and has a pass/fail grade. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. Prerequisite: Minimum nine graduate semester hours completed.

 

MANA5299 – GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Practical training in management. Analysis of theory applied to real life situations. Course counts as an elective and has a pass/fail grade. No credit will be given for previous experience or activities. Prerequisite: Minimum nine graduate semester hours completed.

 

MANA5312 – MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Basic exploration of organizations in their environments. The elementary tools of management, which include: organizational objectives, social responsibility and ethics, policies, plans, and decision making; the design of organizations and jobs; the production and technology aspects of organization; the elements of leadership, behavior, and communication; and the elements of control and performance evaluation.

 

MANA5320 – ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Systematic study of behavioral problems in the complex organization. Analyzes the interaction of environmental and internal factors and their effects upon organizational behavior. The course is placed within the context of the organization process. Prerequisite: MANA 5312.

 

MANA5321 – COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Provides the foundation for an in-depth knowledge of several important theories of management and organization. Attention to study of organizations, organizational effectiveness, comparative analysis of organizations, and the organization and its environment. Relates empirical findings and theoretical hypotheses with applied management concepts. Prerequisite: MANA 5312.

 

MANA5322 – COMPENSATION & REWARD SYSTEMS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Management of compensation systems in business and other organizations; concepts models and practices related to wage and salary levels and structures; perceived equitable pay; individual performance appraisal, rewards and satisfaction; benefits and employee services.

 

MANA5323 – TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examines the components of training systems. Topics include assessing training needs and establishing objectives, developing training programs, selecting appropriate training techniques, and evaluating training outcomes.

 

MANA5324 – TEAM AND GROUP BEHAVIOR

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

A study in team and group dynamics, critical processes and practices. Topics include team composition and development, problem solving strategies and performance, conflict management, leadership process and work team strategies.

 

MANA5325 – LABOR & EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examines union-management relations and considers the structure and functioning of the economic and social forces of importance at the policy level within both the firm and the union. Also considers non-union employee relationships.

 

MANA5326 – ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This graduate seminar is taught as a field research practicum in which students use the organizational diagnosis model of Harry Levinson to develop information about the functioning of an organizational system. Recommendations for interventions and change at the individual, group, and organizational levels are considered in interaction with business leaders. Client organizations have included Chaparral Steel Company, AT&T, American Airlines, SiemensDematic, and EDS. Qualitative interview and quantitative questionnaire data collection and feedback methods are emphasized along with archival and observational data.

 

MANA5327 – HUMAN RESOURCE LAW

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Coverage of statutory and case law in the employment setting. Emphasis placed on employment discrimination, compensation and benefits law; government agencies which administer and enforce employment laws are also reviewed. Prerequisite: MANA 5340.

 

MANA5329 – METHODS OF ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Research design, data collection, and hypothesis testing applied to human resource management. The class focuses on basic statistics, quantitative decision-making, and data presentation skills using Human Resource metrics and analytics examples.

 

MANA5330 – NEGOTIATIONS & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course focuses on developing students negotiating skills in a variety of contexts. Throughout the course students will diagnose negotiation situations, strategize and plan for negotiations, and learn how to engage in more effective negotiations. The course also focuses on developing interpersonal conflict resolution skills and strategies.

 

MANA5331 – MANAGEMENT OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Focuses on the international dimensions of strategy and organization and provides a framework for formulating strategies in an increasingly complex global economy. The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the cultural, political, competitive, technological, legal, and demographic environments in which multinational firms operate. It then examines the nature of global competition by exploring the characteristics of global industries and strategies that have been successful in an international context. Also covered are issues related to organizational design and strategic control in the management of multinational enterprises.

 

MANA5332 – MANAGING DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examines implications of employee diversity in organizations, including human resource and organizational behavior issues related to aspects of diversity. Includes study of the changing demographics of workers, effects of diversity on organizational performance, and ways of effectively managing in organizations having applicants, employees, and customers from diverse backgrounds. Research on diversity issues is examined, as are process of stereotyping and myths and misperceptions about diversity issues. Legislation related to diversity is also reviewed.

 

MANA5333 – INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Innovation and Sustainability motivates students to understand how entrepreneurs in start-up and corporate environments identify, assess, and commercialize innovations with sustainability in mind. Using case studies, experiential exercises, and field research, students will consider how innovations across a broad range of emerging technologies will meet the market, financial, and environmental demands of a diverse set of current and future stakeholders. Students will have an opportunity to put learning into practice by analyzing their own innovations or an innovations arising from either university research, an existing company, or a current employer.

 

MANA5334 – ORGANIZATION CONSULTING & RESEARCH

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Explores internal and external consulting to business organizations. Emphasis on the management of the change process through the stages of data gathering, diagnosis, analysis, and recommendation.

 

MANA5336 – STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Strategic management uses a general management perspective in addressing issues related to the formulation and implementation of corporate and business level strategy. The course involves developing the ability to identify issues, evaluate strategic options and understand the organizational process by which strategies get formed and executed. It builds on the knowledge gained in functional area courses and uses case studies and projects to improve studentsA analytical and decision-making skills. Prerequisite: Must be taken in last semester or with permission of the Graduate Advisor.

 

MANA5337 – ETHICS AND THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Uses a strategic perspective to examine ethics, government and the world economy, and how they may affect relationships between business organizations and other institutions of our society. Particular attention is paid to issues such as leadership, technology, and internationalization concordant with the breadth requirements of the UTA MBA plus public policy concerns involving the natural environment, gender and minority issues. Course activities will include class discussion and analysis of societal dilemmas, contemporary cases and current news stories.

 

MANA5338 – CAREERS & MANAGING IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Presents practical and theoretical perspectives on careers and managing in a changing work environment. Includes self assessment, career plan development, informational interviews, readings and exercises designed to lead to a better understanding of managing self and others.

 

MANA5339 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

New venture opportunity assessment, formation, and development in startup and corporate environments. Students will understand the role of entrepreneurship in the economy and the attributes of entrepreneurial behavior. Students will learn how to asses the market and financial feasibility of a new venture as well as understand how to use equity and debt financing, how to select between starting up, franchising, or buying a business, how to lead the growing company, and how to address family business dilemmas. The cornerstone of the course will be a feasibility assessment project that leads to a business plan for a new venture of the student's choice. For the project, students can explore either an original new venture idea, an already existing venture concept (for example, a franchise), or a new business opportunity in need of assessment for an existing firm or their current employer.

 

MANA5340 – STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Emphasizes strategic perspective of modern human resource management theory and practice. Topics include human resource planning, staffing, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal, and labor and employee relations.

 

MANA5341 – STAFFING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This course covers employee recruitment, selection and performance appraisal. Topics include: recruitment strategies and methods, methods of employee selection, performance planning, development and validation of appraisal instruments, implementation and conduct of performance appraisal, and performance feedback and counseling.

 

MANA5342 – PREVENTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Examines the organizational demands that cause stress. Identifies the psychophysiology of the stress response and the individual/ organizational costs of distress. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of preventive stress management, such as social support, exercise, and the relaxation response.

 

MANA5350 – EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

This graduate course uses self-assessment testing with feedback, case studies, selected readings, and guest lectures from successful leaders and top executive coaches to create a learning laboratory for mature and motivated graduate students of leadership.

 

MANA5382 – INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

 

MANA5392 – SELECTED TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

In-depth study of selected topics in management. May be repeated when topics vary.

 

MANA5398 – THESIS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Thesis 5398 graded R (Research) or F only. Prerequisite: STAT 5325 and approval of Graduate Advisor.

 

MANA5399 – INTERNSHIP 5399 GRADUATE LEVEL

16 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Internship for Master's level course

 

MANA5698 – THESIS

6 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

 

MANA6182 – INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

1 Lecture Hour  ·  0 Lab Hours

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

 

MANA6282 – INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

2 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

 

MANA6318 – SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Advanced study in the theory and research of organizations.

 

MANA6328 – SEMINAR IN BUSINESS POLICY

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Advanced study in the theory and research bases of business policy and strategic management.

 

MANA6329 – ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

In-depth coverage of selected topics in the design of research and analysis of data; topics include philosophy of science, theory of measurement, complex experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

 

MANA6338 – SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Advanced study in the theory and research of organizational behavior.

 

MANA6348 – SEMINAR IN PERSONNEL/HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Advanced study in employee selection, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, human resource policy and strategy, and other areas of human resource management.

 

MANA6382 – INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Extensive analysis of a management topic.

 

MANA6390 – ADVANCED TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

In-depth study of selected topics in management. May be repeated when topics vary.

 

MANA6392 – RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION

3 Lecture Hours  ·  0 Lab Hours

Independent research under supervision of a faculty member.