Department of Management
College of Business
Chair: Jack Fiorito; Professors: Douglas, Ferris, Fiorito, Hochwarter, Lamont, Perrewé, Stepina, Van Iddekinge; Associate Professor: Holmes; Assistant Professors: Daniels, Maslach, Wang; Senior Lecturers: Blass, Trammell; Associate Lecturer: Diez-Arguelles; Assistant Lecturers: Frazier, Hayes, Ryals, Shubrick; Bank of America Professor: Van Iddekinge; Dean’s Emerging Scholar: Holmes, Maslach, Wang; Entrepreneur in Residence: Frazier; Francis Eppes Professor of Management: Ferris; Haywood & Betty Taylor Eminent Scholar in Business Administration: Perrewé; J. Frank Dame Professor of Management: Fiorito; Jim Moran Senior Lecturer and Executive Director, Jim Moran Institute: Blass; Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration: Hochwarter; Thomas L. Williams Eminent Scholar: Lamont; Professors Emeriti: Anthony, Martinko
The Department of Management has a diversified faculty with a wide field of teaching and research specialties at the graduate level. These research areas include organizational behavior, human resources management, strategic management, entrepreneurship, leadership, labor relations, research methods, job stress, employee turnover, and training and development.
The graduate mission of the department is to provide education at both the master’s and doctoral level and to stimulate and carry out research resulting in creation of new knowledge and its dissemination through scholarly publications. At the master’s level, this teaching and research reflects a strongly applied focus with examination of the practices of various companies and other organizations. At the doctoral level, the focus is more analytical with emphasis on theory development and testing.
The college offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in business administration. The management department offers two concentrations in the PhD program: 1) organizational behavior and human resources; and 2) strategy. The PhD program prepares students for teaching and research at the university level.
Graduates have been placed or currently hold faculty positions at major universities including Auburn University, Baylor University, Erasmus University (Netherlands), Florida Atlantic University, Georgia Southern University, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, James Madison University, Meliksah University (Turkey), Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, Northeastern University, Old Dominion University, Penn State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, University of Arkansas, University of Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo), University of Calgary, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, University of Houston, University of New Hampshire, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of South Florida, University of Richmond, University of Tampa, University of Tennessee, West Virginia University, and Xavier University.
For additional information related to graduate Management programs, contact the Graduate Office, College of Business, P.O. Box 3061110, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-1110, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Definition of Prefixes
Note: The 5000-level courses are normally reserved exclusively for graduate students. No courses carrying both undergraduate and graduate credit are offered. Courses which may be repeated for credit are designated by “r” immediately following the course number.
GEB 5907r. Special Studies in Business (1–3). May be repeated to a maximum of three semester hours.
GEB 5944r. Graduate Internship (1–6). (S/U grade only). This internship offers a working and learning experience in the business industry. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
MAN 5037. Fundamentals of Management (3). This course is designed to enhance students’ managerial and organizational skills by developing an understanding of the underlying theoretical and practical aspects of three domains of management: (1) strategic management, (2) organizational behavior (OB), and (3) human resource management (HRM). The course surveys various management topics that are categorized by individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Cannot be applied for credit for any graduate business degree.
MAN 5245. Organizational Behavior (3). This course offers a dynamic examination of managerial concepts of human behavior in work organizations.
MAN 5305. Personnel/Human Resource Management (3). Survey course covering strategic practices and problems in human resource management. Topics include job analysis, selection, training, compensation, and other employee rights.
MAN 5721. Strategy and Business Policy (1–4). Prerequisite: All other Master of Business Administration core courses. This course covers the relation between theories and practices of management, and focuses on utilizing methodologies and theories for strategic decision making.
MAN 5905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: Consent of associate dean for academic programs. Each course is repeatable up to three times.
MAN 5907r. Special Studies in Management (1–3). Prerequisite: Consent of associate dean for academic programs. Each course is repeatable up to three times.
MAN 5911r. Supervised Research (1–3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: Consent of associate dean for academic programs. For master’s candidates only. A maximum of three hours may apply toward the master’s degree. May be repeated to a maximum of five semester hours.
MAN 5935r. Special Topics in Management (1–3). In-depth study of current topics in management. May be repeated to a maximum of three times as topics vary.
MAN 5940r. Supervised Teaching (1–3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: Consent of associate dean for academic programs. May be repeated to a maximum of five semester hours.
MAN 5971r. Thesis (3–6). A minimum of six semester hours is required.
MAN 8966r. Master’s Comprehensive Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
Note: The doctoral curriculum includes courses selected from the following in addition to those offered at the 5000 level. In exceptional cases master’s candidates may elect 6000 level courses with permission of the instructor and the associate dean for academic programs.
MAN 6235r. Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Theory (1–3). This course is a review of the literature and research in the field of organization theory. Emphasis is on both current and classical literature. May be repeated to a maximum of ten semester hours.
MAN 6275r. Organization Behavior I: Literature (3). A review of the literature and research in the field of organization behavior. Emphasis is on both current and classical literature.
MAN 6306. Doctoral Seminar in Human Resource Management (3). An advanced research seminar in human resources management. The scope and coverage of the seminar representatively reflect the important content areas in the field and the major theoretical and empirical contributions in each area.
MAN 6795r. Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management: Selected Topics (3). This course is an examination of selected topics in strategic management. Frequently, one term examines strategy formulation and the next examines strategy implementation.
MAN 6911r. Supervised Research (1–3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: Consent of associate dean for academic programs. May be repeated to a maximum of five semester hours.
MAN 6917. Doctoral Seminar in Management Research: Research Design (3). This course covers theory and hypothesis testing, measurement of constructs, publication strategies, and various special topics in empirical research.
MAN 6932. Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management I: Literature (3). This course covers the study of organizational strategies and polices of the literature and analysis of conceptual and empirical research issues in strategic management.
MAN 6933r. Doctoral Seminar in Organization Behavior: Special Topics (3). This course is an examination of special topics in organizational behavior. Topic changes from term to term. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
MAN 6934. Doctoral Seminar in Management Research: Data Analysis (3). Hands-on application of statistical tests utilizing computer packages to analyze various databases.
MAN 6941r. Supervised Teaching (1–3). (S/U grade only). Prerequisite: Consent of associate dean for academic programs. May be repeated to a maximum of five semester hours.
MAN 6979. Doctoral Seminar in Research (3). Focuses on the epistemological foundations of basic research methods in the organizational sciences such as observation, interviews, questionnaires, field experiments, and laboratory experiments.
MAN 6980r. Dissertation (1–12). (S/U grade only). A minimum of twenty-four semester hours is required.
MAN 8964r. Doctoral Preliminary Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
MAN 8985r. Dissertation Defense Examination (0). (P/F grade only.)
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