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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Management (MAN)

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Master of Science (M.S.)
CIP Code: 52.0101
College of Muma College of Business (BA)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Muma College of Business
Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department (MAN)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue BSN3403
Tampa FL  22630

Program Director or Coordinator:

Phone:
Email:

Website: http://business.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Muma College of Business Faculty List


Major Information

Contemporary organizations widely recognize the strategic impact of project management. Project Management provides a system for aligning strategic and business goals that focus on meeting client expectations and producing desired outcomes. The foundation of this program is project management theory, project applications, manager skills and methods, and the tools required to successfully manage and navigate organization projects.

The purpose of this major is to provide management leaders with principles of project management; leadership and strategic analysis; creativity and analytics; organizational behavior, decision making, design and change; collaboration; agile development and scrum methodology. The major specifically focuses on project management leadership requirements, such as facilitating teamwork in diverse groups; empowering others; recognize and adapt to the constraints and opportunities of a global economy, and develop centers of excellence.

This dynamic, well-focused, progressive program provides a broad range of project management concepts and skills. Much of the curriculum is delivered through case studies, class discussion, exercise, group project, videotaped role-playing, simulations, and prominent guest speakers from local and national business and non-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on student participation and teamwork. All courses include writing, presentations, critical thinking, analytics and creativity.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by AACSB International -The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: June 1
Spring: October 15
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

The MS in Management admission committee uses a portfolio approach: the strength of each applicant is determined based on the entire application. The committee will consider the following:

  • Prior college-level academic performance (bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution required);
  • GMAT, (preferred), GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and PCAT (submitted scores must be within five (5) years of the term of entry);
    • Applicants with a USF-Tampa Bachelors degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater may request waiver of GMAT;
    • Applicants with three (3) or more years of managerial or professional experience may request a GMAT/GRE waiver;
  • A statement of purpose,
  • Recommendation letters,
  • Resume,
  • Relevant professional work experience
  • Any additional information that helps to ensure the potential success of the applicant in the program
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, English proficiency must be demonstrated as detailed in the USF Graduate Catalog.

Admissions Status: Open; consult deadlines - Apply

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours - 30 credit hours

Common Core Courses -14 hours
Concentration or Electives 12 hours
Additional Electives 4 hours minimum
Optional Practicum 1-3 hours

The major requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework and may be taken either full-time or part-time. Early in the first semester, a student and the program advisor will work together to complete a formal Program of Study that will define a coherent sequence of courses to satisfy the students objectives. Students may choose the concentration or the general path with completion of electives.

Common Core Courses 14 credit hours
Core - 11 credit hours
The following four courses provide a solid understanding of state-of-the-art research and practice covering the primary areas in the domain of Management.
MAN 6055 (2) Organizational Behavior and Leadership
MAN 6289 (3) Organizational Change and Development
MAN 6380 (3) People Analytics
ISM 6316 (3) Project Management

Core Capstone Course 3 credit hours
This course is considered to be the capstone of the M.S. in Management program and as such it must be taken during one of the last two semesters of the student's program. It integrates the topics covered in the four other core courses.
MAN 6950 (3) Capstone Experience in Leading Organizations

Concentrations
Students may select from one of the following Concentrations:

Project Management Concentration (12 credit hours)
Select from the following:
MAN 6448 (3) Negotiating Agreement and Resolving Conflict
MAN 6607 (3) Managing International Cultural Differences
MAN 6340 (3) Managing Creative Projects
MAN 6160 (3) Principles of Collaboration
MAN 6570 (3) Contract Management
ACG 6026 (3) Accounting Concepts for Managers

Human Resources Concentration (12 credit hours)
MAN 6305 (3) Human Resource Management
And three of the following courses:
MAN 6448 (3) Negotiating Agreement and Resolving Conflict
MAN 6601 (3) International Management
MAN 6607 (3) Managing International Cultural Differences
MAN 6149 (3) Leadership and Teams
MAN 6204 (3) Organization Design and Structure

Electives 4 credit hours minimum
Elective courses may be selected from additional management courses or (with prior approval by the academic advisor) other areas of specialization such as sociology, information systems, psychology, or communication. The following courses are potential electives, depending on semester and offerings.

ACG 6026 (3) Accounting Concepts for Managers
FIN 6406 (3) Financial Management
GEB 6445 (2) Social, Ethical, Legal Systems
GEB 6457 (3) Ethics, Law, and Sustainable Business Practices
ISM 6156 (3) Enterprise Resource Planning & Business Processs Management
ISM 6328 (3) Information Security and Risk Management
ISM 6436 (3) Operations and Supply Chain Processes
MAN 6147 (2) Leadership/ManagementConcepts
MAN 6149 (3) Leadership and Teams
MAN 6160 (3) Principles of Collaboration
MAN 6204 (3) Organization Design and Structure
MAN 6256 (3) Politics and Control in Organization
MAN 6305 (3) Human Resource Management
MAN 6340 (3) Managing Creative Projects
MAN 6448 (3) Negotiating Agreement and Resolving Conflict
MAN 6570 (3) Contract Management
MAN 6601 (3) International Management
MAN 6607 (3) Managing International Cultural Differences
MAN 6726 (3) Strategic Business Analysis
MAN 6905 (3) Independent Study
MAN 6905 (1- 3) Independent Study
MAR 6216 (3) Logistics and Physical Distribution Management
MAR 6936 (3) Selected Topics: Logistics Systems & Analytics
QMB 6305 (3) Managerial Decision Analysis

Practicum Option (1 to 3 hours.)
The practicum option requires students to work on an applied project related to management / project management. Typically this can occur at the student's place of employment and is jointly supervised by a faculty member and a manager in the company. One credit of MAN 6905 would be taken for each semester to a maximum of three credits over three semesters. The practicum would count for 1-3 hours of electives.

Comprehensive Exam


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

GEB6445, MAN6147, MAN6107, MAN6748, MAN6055, MAN6448, MAN6746, MAN6116, MAN6256, MAN6950, MAN6518, GEB6457,