University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA in Management (Campus & Online)

9 hours (3 classes) + 6 hours (2 classes) electives

In today's highly competitive global environment, a premium is placed on skilled managers who know how to motivate and lead people. This area of emphasis addresses these issues and other contemporary issues in management. Additionally, the changing roles of managers and leaders at all levels within the organization are explored. The Management Emphasis also focuses on the development and maintenance of effective relationships between employers and employees.

Students concentrating on the Management emphasis complete three (3) courses in their area of emphasis beyond core courses plus two (2) courses selected business electives from other areas of emphasis.

Course Number (Campus/Online)

Course Title

 MGMT 6200/6290

 Managing Organization Development, Change & Transformation

 MGMT 6300/6390

 Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage

 MGMT 6400

 Legal Issues in Human Resources

MGMT 6500

Applied Principles of Negotiation and Conflict Management

BUAD 6700/6790

Service Management

In addition to the three (3) courses chosen from above, students take two (2) elective courses selected from other Areas of Emphasis or electives within the College of Business.

Course Number

Course Title

Elective 1

Graduate business elective of your choice

Elective 2

Graduate business elective of your choice

Course Descriptions

MGMT 6200/6290 - Managing Organization Development, Change, and Transformation
In an environment of dynamic, non-stop change and ever increasing competition, the organizations that have the best skills in developing healthy, high performance organizations and managing change will have a significant competitive advantage. The problem is that few people are trained in these important skills. Those who are can significantly increase their value to organizations. This is an applied course that provides sound theory and practical training in how to successfully manage change, develop high performing individuals, teams, and organizations, and transform organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT 6000/6090.

MGMT 6300/6390 - Contemporary Human Resources Management
Presents an overview of contemporary human resource management issues with an emphasis on conflict resolution and negotiation skills to enhance strategic organizational goals. Topics include the eight conflict resolution approaches, various negotiation approaches, employee recruitment, performance appraisal, employee development, reward systems, labor unions, and ethics. 

MGMT 6400 - Legal and Social Issues in Human Resources Management
Examines the profusion of legal, social, and ethical issues confronting human resource managers, though the course is appropriate for all majors. Emphasis is on equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and safety and health. Other topics include sexual harassment, drug testing programs, employing the disabled, employee privacy rights, wrongful termination, and honesty testing. Application of principles are emphasized with in-class cases and exercises. The overall objective for the course is to explain how organizations can manage employees legally and ethically, while still maintaining a productive work force.

MGMT 6500 - Applied Principles of Negotiation and Conflict Management Students will build skills and confidence through simulations of real-world negotiations. Topics include basic principles of negotiation and dispute resolution, focusing on preparation and interpersonal relationships.

BUAD 6700/6790 - Service Management
Effective service management requires a multi-disciplinary approach involving marketing, management, human resource management, and information and production/operations management. This course provides a foundation in these areas as they pertain to service management. Content for each area will include a conceptual overview of its importance to service quality, specific tools representative of the area, and exercises to demonstrate practical application. The focus is on the integrative requirements of service quality.

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The flexibility of the program, to take on campus and online courses, was instrumental in helping me earn my degree while working on my career.

Erin Stevens
Engineer, Cameco Resources
MBA 2012

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