Department of Management

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Main Departmental Office
Business Administration Building, 315
P.O. Box 305429
Denton, TX 76203-5429
(940) 565-3140
Web site:

J. Lynn Johnson, Chair

Graduate Faculty: BarNir, Bowler, Davis, D’Souza, Goodwin, Insley, Johnson, Kuo, Ledgerwood, Lillie, Miles, Ponthieu, Powell, Taylor, Thibodeaux, Watson, White, Williams.

The Department of Management provides the education required to obtain both the MBA and PhD degrees. The focus of the MBA degrees is toward the application of theory and research in realistic organizational settings; the focus of the PhD degrees is toward the development of skills necessary for academic research and college teaching.

Individuals wishing to obtain an MBA that will broaden their experience beyond their specializations can pursue an MBA in Business Administration with a concentration in administrative management. Those who desire specific areas of specialization may meet their goals through an MBA with a major in Business Administration and concentrations in health services management, organizational behavior and human resources management, or operations management science. The specialized degree programs are based on guidelines offered by the Human Resources Certification Institute, the Society of Human Resources Management, the American Production and Inventory Control Society, the National Association of Purchasing Management, Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the American Society for Quality Control.

Individuals seeking a PhD will take course work that provides an extensive and rigorous program of study in the management discipline, in research methods and in college teaching. Major areas of study include strategic management, human resources management, organizational behavior, organizational theory and operations management science.


The research focus in the Department of Management parallels the major areas offered in the PhD program. Topics researched by members of the faculty include: strategic decision making, electronic communication technology, entrepreneurship, competitive positioning, international joint-venturing, manufacturing strategy, organizational form, transformational leadership, goal setting, work teams, diversity and team performance, operations and management of health services organizations, stress, and the relationships between both cognitive processes and structures and individual organizational behavior.

Research in the department is supported by funds from external organizations such as the Professional Development Institute, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Small Business Administration, as well as by institutional funds.

Library holdings provide exceptional support for research. There are several databases available online including Business Periodicals Index, ABI Inform, Psychological Abstracts and the Social Citation Index.

Degree Programs

The Department of Management offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

The college offers and MBA with a major in business administration and concentrations in administrative management, health services management, organizational behavior and human resource management, and operations and supply chain management.

Master’s Degree

Program admission requirements are the same as for the College of Business Administration.

Course requirements include the MBA breadth courses, a 15-hour professional field and 3 hours of electives. The health services management major requires 6 hours of electives.

Doctoral Degree

Program admission requirements include the College of Business Administration standards and specific criteria appropriate for a management PhD.

Contact the Department of Management for specific course requirements.

The support field must be approved by the department’s Graduate Programs Committee.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The “Course and Subject Guide,” found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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