M H R 300 — MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS

3 credits.

The management of organizations: strategy, culture, structure, teams, leadership, human resources, entrepreneurship, and change management. Enroll Info: None

M H R 305 — HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Policies and practices; principles and techniques applicable to problems such as employee staffing, training, labor relations, wages, communications, etc. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​ENVIR ST  310 — CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS IN BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY

3 credits.

Provides central knowledge and skills to tackle challenges at the intersection of business and sustainability. Study of the failures in market and decision making systems that lead to sustainability challenges, and learn to address these challenges on the policy, organizational, and individual level. Enroll Info: None

M H R 320 — NEW VENTURES IN BUSINESS, THE ARTS AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3 credits.

Develop capabilities to create new ventures that create value, and critically analyze role of entrepreneurship in society. Activities: Imagine/design new ventures, identify markets and funding sources, develop founding teams, do scholarly research on impact of entrepreneurship. Enroll Info: None

M H R 321 — SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

1 credit.

For the student interested in creating socially-engaged businesses and using entrepreneurial approaches to non-profit ventures. Activities include developing mission statement, assessing social impact, seeking funding from varied sources. Guest lecturers, cases, role playing. Course grounded in management theory. Enroll Info: None

M H R 322 — INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Students gain knowledge about foundations of entrepreneurship, and key topics such as founding teams, industry analysis assessing concept, communication, managing people and investors in new ventures. Business development project included. Enroll Info: None

M H R 365 — CONTEMPORARY TOPICS

1-3 credits.

Exploration of subject areas possibly to be introduced into the business curriculum. Enroll Info: None

M H R 399 — READING AND RESEARCH-MANAGEMENT

1-6 credits.

Individual work suited to the needs of undergraduate students may be arranged with a faculty member. Enroll Info: None

M H R 401 — THE MANAGEMENT OF TEAMS

3 credits.

Examines components that comprise teams, highlights key factors that influence team effectiveness, develops skills in diagnosing opportunities and threats that face teams, and enhances teamwork expertise. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​INTL BUS  403 — GLOBAL ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Focuses on the strategic management required in global business. Topics include environmental analysis, global strategy, and subsidiary control. The aim of the course is to develop special skills that are required to manage international firms. Enroll Info: None

M H R 412 — MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

3 credits.

Offers an understanding of fundamental principles, methods, and tools used in management consulting and develop skills to diagnose the functioning of an organization, problem solving, and to design and implement interventions to enhance individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Enroll Info: None

M H R 420 — MANAGING CHANGE AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

3 credits.

Explores the management of organizational change. This includes how large and complex organizations are structured, and basic managerial processes. Topics: How to overcome individual and organizational resistance to change; Classical bureaucratic structure contrasted with contemporary organization structure; the impact of different organizational goals and environments on the structure of organizations; planning, decision-making, coordination and control as related to different technologies and processes. Enroll Info: None

M H R 422 — ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Addresses entrepreneurship as a career, a phenomenon and as a method of bringing ideas to market. Appropriate for students interested in starting entrepreneurial ventures, advising managers or working in a small business. Including opportunity discovery, business and financial planning. Enroll Info: None

M H R 423 — STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Synthesis of material from accounting, economics, finance, operations management, human resources, law, marketing, and technology to consider problems in corporate and business-level strategy; top management problems; discussion of actual business cases. Enroll Info: None

M H R 427 — ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH STRATEGIES

3 credits.

General management course that analyzes and integrates growth patterns and business disciplines in context of nascent and high growth firms. Enroll Info: None

M H R 434 — VENTURE CREATION

3 credits.

Intended for students who seek to transform their own ideas into new ventures. Students will learn the process of evaluating, formalizing, and communicating a new venture idea. Student originated product/service/venture concept required for course. Enroll Info: None

M H R 441 — TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3 credits.

Designed for undergraduate students interested in learning about the fundamental issues related to starting and managing technology-based new ventures. Encourages students to consider how technology-based solutions can solve economic and socially oriented problems. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​A A E  540 — INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

3 credits.

Uses economic concepts to illustrate the nature of technological innovation, competition, and economic growth. Topics: economics of the intellectual property protection (IPP); market structure and innovation; interaction between public and private sectors; IPP and anticompetitive policies; globalization. Enroll Info: None

M H R 610 — COMPENSATION: THEORY AND ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Determinants of wage levels, wage structures and individual wages; analysis of the impact of wages on individual attitudes and decisions to participate and perform in organizations. Enroll Info: None

M H R 611 — PERSONNEL STAFFING AND EVALUATION

3 credits.

Designed to help students develop an understanding of personnel staffing. This includes staffing strategy, legal compliance, staffing planning, job analysis, external recruitment, internal recruitment, measurement, external selection, internal selection, employment decision-making, and staffing system management. Enroll Info: None

M H R 612 — LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS

3 credits.

Labor-management relations at the firm level including its evolution, characteristics and contemporary issues. Emphasis on analysis of the labor-management relationship through reference to theory and research on collective action, bargaining behavior and conflict resolution. Enroll Info: None

M H R 617 — DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS

2-3 credits.

Provides a thorough understanding of the advantages and challenges presented by workplace diversity, suggesting techniques to manage effectively and maximize the benefits of diversity. Includes a comprehensive survey of demographic groups and an analysis of their history to foster a thorough understanding of the dimensions of diversity. Discussions will include effectively managing diversity on the basis of race, sex, LGBTQIA, religion, age, ability, national origin, and intersectionality in organizations and about issues various groups face, including discrimination. Provides practical insight into subconscious/implicit bias, team diversity, and diversity management in the United States and abroad. Goal is to learn to work with diverse groups to create a productive organization in which everyone feels included. Enroll Info: None

M H R 628 — NEGOTIATIONS

2-3 credits.

Theory and practice of negotiations. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​INTEGART  632 — INTRODUCTION TO ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3 credits.

An overview and foundation in preparation for developing, launching, or advancing innovative projects in arts, culture, design, and humanities. Learn the unique contexts and challenges of creative careers. Develop creative project goals while gaining an understanding of the nature and structure of arts entrepreneurship in a variety of sectors - for-profit, nonprofit, government, and hybrid. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​INTEGART  636 — ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ARTS & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

3 credits.

Become familiar with basic entrepreneurship principles and value proposition design techniques in social entrepreneurship settings with attention to the perspective of arts and cultural organizations. Content includes business model development, customer-driven innovation, lean startup practices, organizational capacity for entrepreneurial action, team performance, the structure of alliances and partnerships and funding mechanisms in the sector. Enroll Info: None

M H R 700 — ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3 credits.

Employee work attitudes and behaviors in organizations. Analysis of how individual, group and organizational characteristics influence employee attitudes, such as satisfaction and alienation, and employee behaviors, such as participation and performance. How managerial policies and practices such as reward systems and leadership influence work attitudes and behaviors. Enroll Info: None

M H R 704 — MANAGING BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS

2-3 credits.

Examines the effective management of behavior in organizations. Focuses on the application of theories of leadership and work motivation. Includes critical conceptual and analytical assessment of these theories. Emphasizes the management of work performance, managerial skill building, and enabling followers. Enroll Info: None

M H R 705 — HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Two broad substantive areas are covered. (1) Evidence (theoretical and empirical) reviewed on the determinants of employee job attitudes and behavior. For example, the impact of compensation on employee satisfaction and performance. (2) Functional activities of personnel management and their impact on employee behavior evaluated. Sample topics: Selection, development, evaluation and compensation. Enroll Info: Knowledge of Statistics strongly encouraged such as STAT 301.

M H R 706 — LEADING AND WORKING IN TEAMS

1 credit.

Examines team dynamics, highlights key factors that influence team effectiveness, develops skills in diagnosing opportunities and threats that face teams, and enhances teamwork expertise. The content is applicable to projects across specializations. For instance, teamwork skills are essential to project teams developing new products/services, working on business strategy, implementing process improvements, designing new financial investment instruments, and developing real estate. In any of these projects, employees would work as a team to accomplish their goals. The team's success or failure will depend, to a large extent, on how the team members work together. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​ENVIR ST  710 — CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS IN BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY

3 credits.

Provides students with central knowledge and skills to tackle challenges at the intersection of business and sustainability. Students will study the failures in market and decision making systems that lead to sustainability challenges, and learn how to address these challenges on the policy, organizational, and individual level. Enroll Info: None

M H R 715 — STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION

2-3 credits.

Helps student gain tools, concepts and information about how to generate value from Innovation and technology in existing organizations. Enroll Info: None

M H R 722 — ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT

2-3 credits.

Describes activities and skills necessary to start and manage an enterprise. Includes decisions about domain, purchase versus start-up, preferred market, financing, legal form, staffing, organization structure, location, and legal requirements. Describes the entrepreneurial role in business initiation. Enroll Info: None

M H R 723 — BUSINESS STRATEGY

2-3 credits.

Integrative approach to strategic management, including strategy formulation/implementation at business unit, corporate levels. Cases, discussion, lecture, simulation are used to communicate concepts. Emphasizes development of unique tools for analysis of companies and industries, application of knowledge to business problems. Enroll Info: None

M H R 728 — BARGAINING, NEGOTIATING AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT FOR MANAGERS

3 credits.

Designed to improve student knowledge of the bargaining process and their negotiating skills. Students will learn about different bargaining theories and have the opportunity to apply these theories in exercises and role-playing cases. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​I SY E  729 — BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING

3 credits.

Examination of behavioral science literature dealing with the processes by which individuals, small groups and organizations make decisions. Understanding decision-making behavior in order to improve managerial performance; modeling decision-making processes for systems design and theory building purposes. Enroll Info: Knowledge of statistics strongly encouraged such as STAT 301.

M H R 734 — VENTURE CREATION

3 credits.

Intended for students who seek to transform their own ideas into new ventures. Students will learn the process of evaluating, formalizing, and communicating a new venture idea. Student originated product/service/venture concept required for course. Enroll Info: None

M H R 738 — WEINERT APPLIED VENTURES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (WAVE)

3 credits.

Students develop and present comprehensive business and financing plans for a start-up firm. Investment recommendations are made to the WAVE Board. Class meets in a seminar format with various subject matter experts. Enroll Info: None

M H R 739 — WISCONSIN ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP SEMINAR

1 credit.

An applied early stage startup practicum and professional socialization seminar in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development for students admitted into the Wisconsin Fellowship in Enterprise Development Program. Meets weekly on the topic of entrepreneurship and enterprise development. Learn to apply business and entrepreneurship frameworks and skills in a class project focused on early-stage ideas. Enroll Info: Requires admission to the Wisconsin Enterprise Development Fellowship program

M H R 741 — TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3 credits.

Designed for graduate students interested in learning about the fundamental issues related to starting and managing technology-based new ventures. Encourages students to consider how technology-based solutions can solve economic and socially oriented problems. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​CSCS  742 — NONPROFIT BOARD LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT I

2 credits.

Part one of a two part course sequence. Develop a commitment to community and civic engagement through volunteer leadership of nonprofit organizations in Madison/Dane County. Serve on the boards of nonprofits (in a non-voting capacity) and complete an independent governance project. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​CSCS  743 — NONPROFIT BOARD LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT II

1 credit.

Part two of a two part course sequence. Continued development of a commitment to community and civic engagement through volunteer leadership of nonprofit organizations in Madison/Dane County. Continued service on the boards of nonprofits (in a non-voting capacity) and completion of an independent governance project. Enroll Info: None

M H R 746 — IMPACT CONSULTING FOR ARTS-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES I

3 credits.

With the Wisconsin Idea as our guidepost, emphasis placed on learning and practicing the conceptual frameworks and skills related to creating lasting and sustainable impact in Wisconsin communities. Through classroom discussions, guest speakers, site visits, and field-consulting project(s), acquire and practice skills needed in designing, facilitating and developing key relationships and strategies that promote community vibrancy, revitalization, and create (or keep) the essence of what makes our Wisconsin towns and organizations special. Examples of the types of projects that will be conducted include the development of cultural plans, strategic/comprehensive community planning, program evaluations, change management, bench-marking, data collection and analysis, hosting public convenings (focus groups, town halls and forums), and business modeling. Enroll Info: None

M H R 747 — IMPACT CONSULTING FOR ARTS-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES II

2-3 credits.

With the Wisconsin Idea as our guidepost, emphasis placed on learning and practicing the conceptual frameworks and skills related to creating lasting and sustainable impact in Wisconsin communities. Through classroom discussions, guest speakers, site visits, and field-consulting project(s), acquire and practice skills needed in designing, facilitating and developing key relationships and strategies that promote community vibrancy, revitalization, and create (or keep) the essence of what makes our Wisconsin towns and organizations special. Examples of the types of projects that will be conducted include the development of cultural plans, strategic/comprehensive community planning, program evaluations, change management, bench-marking, data collection and analysis, hosting public convenings (focus groups, town halls and forums), and business modeling. Enroll Info: None

M H R 765 — CONTEMPORARY TOPICS

1-4 credits.

Exploration of advanced subject areas possibly to be introduced into the business curriculum. Enroll Info: None

M H R 773 — SEMINAR-ARTS ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Examination and applied analysis of selected topics in administration of both visual and performing arts organizations; marketing and audience development, contracts and legal problems, fund development, program planning and evaluation, facilities management, business and government relations. Enroll Info: None

M H R 774 — SEMINAR-ARTS ADMINISTRATION

3 credits.

Continuation of MHR 773. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​E P D/​GEN BUS  783 — LEADING TEAMS

1 credit.

Students will gain the knowledge and skills to continuously enhance their own team performance and productivity as well as the teams they are involved with. They will also be in a much better position to lead teams effectively. Enroll Info: None

M H R/​E P D/​GEN BUS  785 — EFFECTIVE NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES

1 credit.

Improves students' negotiating skills, doing so by providing a theoretical underpinning that will help them to understand the sources of effective and ineffective approaches to negotiations. Enroll Info: None

M H R 790 — MASTER'S RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-6 credits.

Completion of master's thesis for MBA program. Enroll Info: None

M H R 799 — READING AND RESEARCH-MANAGEMENT

1-6 credits.

Individual work suited to the needs of graduate students. Enroll Info: None

M H R 870 — SEMINAR-ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY

3 credits.

Application of management processes and decision theory to the analysis of cases and critical incidents in management. Cases and incidents deal with both administrative or corporate strategy and with supervisory tactics. Enroll Info: None

M H R 871 — SEMINAR-PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Study and evaluation of merging issues in the field of personnel management. Extensive reading of appropriate literature together with analysis, reports and discussions. Enroll Info: None

M H R 872 — SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND DESIGN

3 credits.

Analysis and discussion of selected topics in organizational behavior and design. Enroll Info: None

M H R 973 — DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN BUSINESS STRATEGY

3 credits.

This doctoral level strategy research seminar invites students to explore drivers of performance heterogeneity among firms. Why do some firms out-perform others? The topic is integrative in that the answer draws on theory and empirical evidence from economics, sociology, and psychology, as well as management and organizational theory that is more interdisciplinary in nature. In studying this topic, we also focus on the research process: what is the anatomy of a scholarly contribution in strategy and how does one conduct strategy research? Enroll Info: None

M H R 975 — DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT

3 credits.

Seminar for Ph.D. candidates majoring in management and at or near the doctoral thesis stage. Focus: Assisting the student in working through the conceptualization and design of a thesis topic. Enroll Info: None

M H R 976 — DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT

2 credits.

Continuation of MHR 975. Enroll Info: None

M H R 977 — EMERGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND RESEARCH

3 credits.

This PhD seminar explores contemporary entrepreneurship theory and research topics; providing students an opportunity to probe and develop scholarly theories of entrepreneurial behavior and outcomes. The course will incorporate presentations by the instructor, students and invited speakers. Enroll Info: None

M H R 990 — MANAGEMENT INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PHD THESIS

1-12 credits.

Individual work to complete dissertation requirement of Ph.D. program. Enroll Info: None

M H R 999 — READING AND RESEARCH-MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES PHD

1-6 credits.

Individual work suited to the needs of Ph.D. students may be arranged both during regular sessions and during the intersession periods. Enroll Info: None