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Management Graduate Courses

IB701 Internship in International Business

Affords students the opportunity to enhance self-realization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the student's professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular meetings in which students discuss issues and business problems related to their work experience, and defend proposed solutions before fellow students and the internship coordinator.

MG590 Internship in Management

A 1-credit field-based educational experience for Bentley students with the opportunity to (1) observe management practices, (2) apply and test hands-on the organizational concepts and methods learned in classes, (3) develop leadership skills, (4) test aptitude and personal preferences for various career directions, and (5) establish a basis for future professional employment. This Internship option is available to Bentley graduate students. Students must work a minimum of 200 hours at an organization suitable for the individual student's field learning experience, and complete specific requirements during their Internship, demonstrating the ability to apply and integrate business/management knowledge, in order to receive academic credit. A student is limited to doing one such 1-credit internship before degree completion.

MG600 Entrepreneurial Thinking

Note: Not open to students who completed ES600

Focuses on all aspects of starting a business: selecting promising ideas, initiating new ventures and obtaining initial financing. Concentrates on how ventures are begun, how venture ideas and other key ingredients for start-ups are derived, and how to evaluate new venture proposals. Explores business plan development and legal and tax considerations.

MG630 Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Develops a conceptual foundation based on theories of emotional intelligence and interpersonal dynamics as essential elements of the leadership role. Considers such topics as perception, personality and attitudes, interpersonal communication, and relationships. Applies these models and concepts to behavior in the workplace, especially leadership and other managerial and organizational issues. Enhances emotional intelligence and interpersonal competence by developing key skills, such as active listening, assertive expression, and conflict resolution.

MG632 Leading Effective Work Teams

Organizations use a variety of complex work teams to accomplish their objectives. Unfortunately, many organizational teams are not particularly effective. This course is designed to help students lead, participate and work effectively in a variety of team environments -including virtual teams and groups. You will develop a greater understanding of group dynamics, of your own behavior in teams, and team leadership skills. The course is highly experiential and involves working in teams on graded and non-graded assignments. These assignments include team presentations and written and oral analysis.

MG635 Negotiating

Explores the theory and practice of negotiating, with an emphasis on bargaining within an organizational context. Develops the knowledge of bargaining concepts and models as well as skill to apply this knowledge in real-life negotiating situations. Uses multiple negotiating case role plays to increase involvement and to deepen understanding of negotiating principles in face-to-face and virtual on-line negotiating environments.

MG640 Managing Strategic Alliances

The course begins by introducing students to the rationale for establishing strategic partnerships, alliances, and collaborations in the contemporary global business world. We then discuss the major managerial issues associated with alliance creation, implementation and evolution. Based on these foundations, we move on to learn tools and frameworks that enable managers to respond effectively to the challenges of strategic alliances and maximize their value. The course explores the mindset, skillset and toolset of partnering, its value as a strategic tool, the pitfalls to avoid and ultimately to help improve the probability of partnering success.

MG645 Leading Change

The course seeks to improve participant awareness of change dynamics, including: the changing nature of change; understanding the enhanced change complexities in a global, virtual environment, readiness for a change versus continuous change; and, the challenge of building change capacity (skills and capabilities). Course focus includes key individual, group, and organization level factors essential for informing leaders and followers as they navigate change efforts in organizations.

MG646 Leading Technology Based Organizations

This course prepares students for leadership positions in technology-based organizations. The course introduces principles of technology growth and diffusion and how they impact business strategy and planning, markets, the performance of cross-functional teams, product design, and project management. Through this course, students gain an understanding of theories, tools, and best-in-class practices required to commercialize new technologies or to adapt existing practices in response to either sustaining or disruptive technological innovation. Through lectures, group discussions, case studies, and research projects, students will explore how leading businesses are creating value from emerging technologies and may continue to do so in the future.

MG647 Leading Effectively in Global Business Environments

This one-week intensive course uses a combination of expert-led classroom discussions and plant visits to examine the challenges and best practices of managing in today’s global business environment. Company visits, case studies and dialogue with senior managers and scholars provides the setting for studying global organizational systems, processes and practices. Stimulates critical thinking and insight into global management issues such as virtual team leadership, strategic alignment, open innovation, accelerating development, and integrating projects across multinational lines. As a partnership program of Bentley and the University of São Paulo, the course is open to graduate students from both universities.

MG651 Project Management

Presents the specific concepts, systems and techniques for managing projects effectively. Leads the student through a complete project life cycle, from requirements analysis and project definition to start-up, reviews and phase-out. The role of the project manager as team leader is examined together with important techniques for controlling project costs, schedules and performance. Lectures, case studies and group discussions are combined to develop skills needed by project managers in today's environment.

MG652 Strategic Innovation

In the increasingly complex and global marketplace, innovation is becoming a necessity for competitive strength and survival. Creativity and good ideas alone are not enough for success; they must be transformed into viable goods and services and offered to customers through innovative business models. This course focuses on strategies that leaders use for stimulating and implementing innovation at the workplace. It looks at innovation strategically at the level of the firm and industry. The innovation strategies of successful and unsuccessful firms are highlighted. The course covers topics such as sources of innovation, design thinking, disruptive innovation, business model innovation, first mover advantage/disadvantage, value innovation, and dominant design and standards battles. During the semester we will tour innovative companies, and hear from experts in the financing and valuation of small innovative firms.

MG653 Leading Service Innovation

Note: Not open to those who have taken OM730.

Many companies now look to service innovation to obtain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This course introduces the different types of service innovation and identifies how they each contribute to the long term success of an organization. Topics presented in this course include (a) open service innovation, (b) service process design, and (c) tools for encouraging customer feedback, all of which focus on service process innovation and continuous improvement. In addition, the role of technology in developing new service innovations is integrated throughout the course with specific emphasis on (a) creating added value by shifting the work boundary between the service provider and customer, (b) understanding how customers access services, and (c) providing new approaches for obtaining and analyzing customer feedback.

MG654 Leading for Quality

Note: Not open to those who have taken OM 750

In the United States, the service sector now accounts for more than 80% of the nation's economy, and that proportion continues to increase. In addition, many manufacturing companies are now recognizing that they can obtain a competitive advantage in the marketplace with their products by providing their customers with outstanding service. The unique characteristics of services, including intangibility, the direct interaction of the customer in the service process, simultaneous production and consumption, heterogeneity of demand, and labor intensity, create unique challenges for service managers in the management and control of quality. This course examines these unique challenges and addresses the application of modern quality management theory, methods, and tools to service industries.

MG661 Global Leadership

This course contributes to the development of knowledge and skills needed to manage effectively in, and with people from, different cultures. Students will develop an awareness of the pervasive and hidden influence of culture on behavior, particularly with respect to management and management practices; become familiar with the types of situations and issues which managers often confront when working internationally; gain an appreciation for the challenges of working virtually with multicultural team members; and gain insights into their own intercultural skills and attitudes. This course is concerned with understanding differences in behavior which stem from diverse national cultures and developing tools for effectively managing those differences. The readings, cases and exercises have been chosen to focus students' attention on effective intercultural behavior - their own as well as that of others.

MG670 Leading in a Diverse Workplace

This course addresses the knowledge, skills and attitudes leaders need to more fully employ all the resources of the increasingly diverse work force. Examines the dynamics of different social identities in the workplace, in the context of exploring how people who are different from each other can work together effectively. Investigates the impact of diversity on individuals, groups, teams, and the organization as a whole.

MG701 Internship in Management

Affords students the opportunity to enhance self-realization and direction by integrating classroom study with experience in vocational learning situations. Requires development of a study plan to identify the student's professional goals and to demonstrate how these goals can be enhanced through an internship experience. Includes regular meetings in which students discuss issues and business problems related to their work experience, and defend proposed solutions before fellow students and the internship coordinator.

MG755 Special Topics in Management

Focuses on a different management theme in each semester. Currently planned themes are managing corporate alliances, managing with influence, implementing ethics in organizations, issues in leadership, and managing effective work teams.