MM with Organizational Leadership Concentration

  • Credits: 37
  • Degree:
    Master of Management

Program Description

The Master of Management program provides leadership and management skills and an introduction to the best of current industry practices in private, public and non-profit organizations.  The Organizational Leadership concentration helps students understand organization design and dynamics and learn strategies to manage the performance of employees and the organization as a whole. It will help them understand and enhance their own leadership potential and lead and manage change in organizations.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Management program with Organizational Leadership concentration will:

  • develop strong communication, analytical, research and decision-making skills
  • learn to manage themselves and their own professional development, and to  manage and lead others
  • have the ability to use and understand the role of technology in organizations
  • learn to manage human, financial and informational resources
  • understand how to foster change and innovation and value and promote diversity in organizations
  • understand the global, social and environmental context of management and the importance of ethical and socially responsible decision-making
  • enhance their ability to lead within an organization
  • be able to apply strategies used to develop employees
  • gain an understanding of organizational design and dynamics
  • understand and be able to apply a variety of practical tools used in organization development
  • acquire strategies to help organizations better adapt to new technologies, markets and challenges

Careers

Graduates are trained for advancement into supervisory and management positions in business, non-profit and government organizations.

Management career opportunities include jobs in:

  • organization development
  • consulting
  • training and development

Curriculum


Management Seminar and Project
9
Credits

MMG500 Master of Management Orientation Seminar (0 credit)

MMG694 Graduate Management Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

Management Seminar I: Self-Diagnosis and Goal Setting
MMG 691 2 credit(s)
The Management Seminar serves as a learning laboratory for students to develop, integrate and demonstrate competencies in personal, professional and academic development. It provides an opportunity for students to test and apply learning in a practical and experiential context and to integrate experience and theory. In the first semester students self-diagnose their academic and managerial skills and develop academic and professional goals and plans. They also develop skills at being effective members of a learning community and explore topics and ideas for their Independent Learning Projects.
Management Seminar II: The Manager as Team Developer and Leader
MMG 692 2 credit(s)
This seminar focuses on the manager as a leader and developer of people and teams. Students develop important cognitive and affective skills: developing people, peer relationships, working with others, and resolving conflict. The seminar also helps the student learn how to leverage the diversity in teams and how utilize team resources effectively.
Management Seminar III: Continuous Improvement, Lifelong Learning and
MMG 693 2 credit(s)
This seminar focuses on developing and demonstrating enhanced skills and on present and future employability. Students assess their learning and benchmark them against standards in their professional field. Students learn and practice networking skills to develop and expand their connections within their professional field and learning community.
Management Core Courses
12
Credits

New required core course: MMG514 Principles of Financial Processes, Analysis & Reporting

Foundations of Management
MMG 511 3 credit(s)
(Formerly MMG503). This course provides an overview of the field of management and establishes a foundation and common vocabulary for future course work. It emphasizes the functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. The course assumes students have limited academic knowledge of management theory, and some experience in real world management situations to bring into the classroom. In each session the class explores some aspects of management in theoretical terms and then focuses on application of the theory to the practical problems facing managers.
Organizational Environment
MMG 512 3 credit(s)
(Formerly MMG502). This course provides an overview of the external and internal environment of organizations. It helps students understand the resource, market, technological, economic, and socio-political context of the organization, and the impact of multiple stakeholders on its goals and decision-making processes. It examines organizational architecture and dynamics from the structural, human resource, political and symbolic perspectives. The course draws on theories and research on organizations, including topics such as motivation, leadership, and organizational change and development. The intent of the course is to provide students with the theoretical base to better understand organizational behavior, and to equip them with tools to analyze and improve upon their own managerial practice.
Research Methods for Managers
MMG 517 3 credit(s)
(Replaced MMG501) This course helps students understand the role of research in the management decision making process and in the development of business plans and strategies. It helps students become familiar with the research process and with a variety of business research tools and techniques. Students learn how to define a problem and write good research questions, determine what tools and techniques are appropriate for different kinds of problems, find information sources and assess their reliability, and critically analyze information. They also learn how to present the results of research in appropriate output formats. This course helps students with their independent learning projects.
Organizational Leadership Required Courses
12
Credits
Managing a Diverse Workforce
MMG 560 3 credit(s)
Current business conditions are surveyed, and participants are introduced to the link between the business agenda and human capital. Since the workforce is critical to the success of the American business agenda, much of this course is dedicated to the development of competencies necessary to manage a diverse workforce. This course is for professionals dealing with issues of differences and diversity in contemporary organizations.
Human Resource Management
MMG 740 3 credit(s)
Changes in the social and legal environment, and the workforce, make it increasingly difficult for organizations to manage relations with employees. The Human Resources Manager needs to be able to formulate organization-wide human resource policies which result in competitive strategy, efficiency and effectiveness, and which are consistent with the organization’s culture and environment. The interests of many stakeholders have to be reflected in such policies — employees, unions, communities and government. The course helps students identify and understand Human Resources Management issues, develop skills in diagnosing situations, discuss effective approaches to problems and assess the comparative effects of immediate action and long-term policies.
Models of Leadership
MMG 743 3 credit(s)
An essential component of a successful career is an effective personal leadership style that fits appropriately within one's professional setting. Students explore the elements of individual style with the goal of increasing effectiveness. The course also examines the content of the professional setting and looks at the different strategies for achieving the most congruent fit possible. This course will be experiential, and there will be guest speakers.
Organization Development and Change Management
MMG 755 3 credit(s)
The theory and practice of organization development are introduced. Skills are developed in identifying how organizational systems operate together, including organization culture, leadership, structure, human resources, rewards, and technology. Students learn how to make effective change through dealing with an organization as a whole. Strategies are developed to help organizations adapt to new technologies, markets, and challenges, including the rate of change itself. Case studies and simulations are used throughout the class work.
Organizational Leadership Elective
3
Credits

Choose one.

Communication Strategies for Organizational Effectiveness
MMG 535 3 credit(s)
Organizational Effectiveness is a process, not an event. This course will look at the assessment, analysis and evaluation of present organizational strategies and provide opportunities to design and implement more effective communication within the organization. By measuring the functions of (1) purpose, (2) strategy, (3) feedback, (4) processes and procedures, and (5) leadership/membership.
Management Training and Development
MMG 744 3 credit(s)
This course will explore many of the tools and techniques that are available to organizations for the use of upgrading staff. Some of those tools and techniques will include needs assessment, alternative methodologies for presenting material and evaluation techniques. Students will develop a total system for training and development within their organization or sub-unit. The course is aimed at corporate training staffs and human resource managers. The focus will be on actual situations and case analyses.
The Manager as Negotiator
MMG 746 3 credit(s)
Effective managers must be able to deal successfully with limited resources, divergent interests of people, and organizational conflict. This course improves skills in negotiation and joint decision-making that students can apply immediately. Emphasis is on integrative bargaining and problem-solving. Students learn the theory and tactics for understanding and diagnosing a conflict, planning for negotiations, and implementing an effective conflict resolution strategy.
Consulting Skills for Managers
MMG 757 3 credit(s)
This course explores the essentials of the consulting relationship and the skills critical to the consulting process. Managers develop ability to apply consulting skills and processes in a variety of situations from working with international personnel to getting the most from cross-functional teams to dealing with external clients and vendors. Tools for assessment, analysis and implementation will be reviewed. Topics include negotiating scope, influencing expectations, overcoming resistance and giving clients feedback.
Grant Writing and ResourceDevelopment
MMG 770 3 credit(s)
This course covers the preparation of proposals to state, federal and local agencies, corporations and private foundations. Students will learn how to prepare successful, competitive grant proposals and realistic, effective project-based budgets. The course will take students step-by-step through each stage of the proposal presentation process from research techniques to polishing the finished product. Best practices in funding research, planning and presentation will be covered. By the end of the course, students will have a prorotype suitable for submission to a funder.
Directed Studies
1
Credits

Choose one.

Introduction to Project Management
DMG 602 1 credit(s)
This course explores the major issues and techniques of project management. It has been designed to provide the students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to plan and manage projects within their organizations.
Performance Management
DMG 614 1 credit(s)
This course helps managers learn a more holistic approach to performance management and communicate more effectively with their employees regarding performance. It helps them understand that performance management is not just a "once-a-year" phenomenon connected to compensation, but is an ongoing process that includes a clear understanding of work goals and expectations, development of skills, knowledge and abilities, and ongoing communication. The learning methodology includes a transfer of content and knowledge that includes a performance management system as well as the use of simulations, role-plays and case studies.
Introduction to Organizational Coaching
DMG 753 1 credit(s)
This course gives students the opportunity to develop and improve skills in organizational coaching. The course emphasizes performance assessment and performance management. Learners practice conducting coaching sessions and acquire critical coaching skills in active listening; giving and receiving feedback; and developing and managing performance improvement action plans. Special attention is given to cross cultural coaching, motivation, and the assessment of personal coaching styles.
Program Prerequisites
0-9
Credits

1-3 additional courses required if assessments indicate need; credits do not count towards degree.

Business Communication
MMG 501E 3 credit(s)
This course is focused on the communication, analysis and presentation skills necessary for success in the U.S. and global business environment. Using a variety of materials, including articles from newspapers, videos and podcasts of business topics, and cases, students will develop their reading, listening, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills. Students will be exposed to issues facing managers in today's environment and gain a better understanding of the cultural assumptions and communication styles of the U.S. business workplace. They will learn the appropriate style of communication for different types of business situations--participating in meetings, interviewing, writing memos or reports and making oral presentations. They will learn to develop clear and persuasive arguments, both orally and in writing. Students may be required to take this course based on results of their initial writing assessments. It does not count as an elective in the Master of Management program.
Graduate Writing
MMG 505 3 credit(s)
This course concentrates on strategies and techniques for building an academic essay. Challenging readings are used to promote the kind of critical thinking and analysis that best support graduate work. Students move from initial ideas, to first drafts, to strategies for revising their papers to achieve a polished product. Through a sequence of three to four progressively longer essays, students come to understand their own writing styles, strengths and difficulties, and become competent evaluators of their own work. By giving attention to the writing process itself and its different phases, students gain awareness of how to achieve their best work. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Analysis and Communication for Managers
MMG 507 3 credit(s)
This course addresses the analytical and communication skills necessary for success in business environments. Students develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to evaluate claims, evidence and assumptions and develop persuasive arguments through analysis of management case studies. The course also covers different forms of business communications including memos, reports, and oral presentations. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

Adjunct Instructor

Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    Passing grade on TOEFL (English language proficiency test) is required for international students.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

Program Requirements

It is recommended that applicants have 3-5 years of work experience.

General Requirements

All applicants need to have a basic familiarity with computers, email and word processing, and must provide us with:

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

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State Requirements

College students are required to comply with state laws regarding individual health insurance and immunization. Compliance requirements currently exist for students in Massachusetts, Virginia and Tennessee. Learn more

International Students – Additional Requirements

International Students will need to complete supplemental documentation when applying. International transcripts must also be translated prior to submission in order to be evaluated for applicability. Learn more about international student requirements.

Transfer Credit Request Form

Only needed if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer credit. Learn more about transferring credits.

Tuition

  • Credits:
    37
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $557
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $110 (charged in last term)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $1,497 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2013, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

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