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John Humphreys (Department Head)

Master of Business Administration in Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration degree offered by the College of Business of Texas A&M University-Commerce prepares the graduate student for advanced management positions that demand analytic and strategic leadership solutions to an interrelated set of economic, ethical, and environmental issues. The curriculum stresses the development and use of analytical skills for both quantitative and qualitative applications, which will assist managers in their decision-making and leadership responsibilities.

Texas A&M University-Commerce also offers a complete MBA online. Please contact the Graduate Programs in Business Advising Center (903-468-3197 or ) for information.

Note: The Department reserves the right to suspend from the program any student who in the judgment of the departmental graduate committee, does not meet the professional expectations of the field.

Master of Science in Management

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Master of Science in Management program is designed to provide students with the scientific knowledge and practical skills needed for effective leadership and management within dynamic business environments.  Students may take courses on campus in Commerce or Dallas, with an option of the flexibility and convenience of online courses. (email us at )

Note: The Department reserves the right to suspend from the program any student who in the judgment of the departmental graduate committee, does not meet the professional expectations of the field.

MGT 501 - Operations and Organizations
Hours: 3
Operations and Organizations. Three semester hours. A study of the major design and operating activities of the goods-producing and services organizations that includes product and process design decisions, and basic quality, inventory and operations planning and control. The study also includes the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

MGT 522 - Electronic Commerce
Hours: 3
Electronic Commerce. Three semester hours. This course addresses key business and strategic management applications relevant to the use of Internet technologies, including but not limited to Internet business models, customer interface, market communications, and valuation. Some exposure to technical issues will also be provided.

MGT 527 - GLB/Strategic Management
Hours: 3
A study of administrative processes and policy determination at the general management level through the use of case analysis. Course open to business majors only. Should be taken during semester of graduation.

MGT 528 - Current Issues in Strategic Mg
Hours: 3
Current Issues in Strategic Management. Three semester hours. This course addresses current issues in strategic management, including but not limited to such topics as competitive analysis, mergers and acquisitions, managerial ethics, global strategy, and corporate culture. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills.

MGT 537 - Strategic Mgt of Elec Commerce
Hours: 3
Strategic Management of Electronic Commerce. Three semester hours. This course emphasizes the application of strategic management concepts to companies predominantly functioning in electronic commerce. It will include coverage of social, political, economic, and technological factors affecting the success or failure of electronic commerce ventures. Students will learn how to strategically analyze such ventures and identify strategic factors associated with their success.

MGT 567 - Managing Groups & Teams
Hours: 3
Managing Groups and Teams. Three semester hours. Techniques for managing individuals and groups in a supervisory situation are developed. Specific attention will be given to problems in communications, counseling and morale. Team building, the roles and responsibilities of supervision in a team environment, and the roles and responsibilities of teams will be presented. Nature and use of teams in various forms and activities are emphasized.

Hours: 3
Entrepreneurship. Three semester hours. Starting and running new ventures and small/mid-size entrepreneurial organizations; components of comprehensive business plans and feasibility studies; perceptual processes of opportunity recognition; entrepreneurial innovation and creativity; assessing career interest in intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship; strategic gap analysis.

MGT 583 - Seminar in Leadership
Hours: 3
Seminar in Leadership - Three semester hours This course provides an in-depth seminar emphasizing the development of organizational leadership as a discipline. It focuses primarily on the evolution of leadership thought and the application of the major models and theories associated with the various perspectives on leader behavior and subsequent follower outcomes

MGT 585 - Management & Organizational Behavior
Hours: 3
This course provides an in-depth seminar emphasizing the development of the skills and knowledge required for successful managerial performance. It focuses on such areas as developing self awareness, creative problem solving, supportive communication, the use of power and influence, motivation techniques and managing conflict.

MGT 586 - Managing at the Edge
Hours: 3
Managing at the Edge. Three semester hours. This seminar course provides an investigation companies using participatory management and unique organizational practices. Cases and current readings will provide the background for review of companies' practices which when compared to normal organizational practices may be characterized as radical, revolutionary, nontraditional, maverick, unorthodox, and visionary.

MGT 587 - Executive Development
Hours: 3
Executive Development. Three semester hours. An in-depth seminar on the impact of current issues and environmental factors on management and organizations. The primary emphasis of the course is on the development of the skills and knowledge required for successful managerial performance. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MGT 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 4
Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department head.

MGT 590 - GLB/Global Competitiveness
Hours: 3
A study of those factors that contribute to the competitiveness of businesses, industries, and societies operating within a world economy. Primary focus is on the interaction of management, labor, and government policies.

MGT 591 - Quality Management
Hours: 3
Quality Management Concepts and Tools. Three semester hours. Quality Management is a course in which students learn continuous improvement philosophies and methodologies. The focus is on the continuous improvement of processes, relationships, products and services. Students completing this course will be able to establish and improve process baselines in educational institutions, engineering and manufacturing organizations, healthcare facilities, financial institutions, governmental agencies, and service organizations, Examples of process baselines are safety, customer satisfaction, quality, cycle time, and on-time delivery.

MGT 592 - Current Issues in HRM
Hours: 3
Current Issues in Human Resource Management. Three semester hours. This course provides an analysis of current human resource management issues emphasizing their impact on an organization's success.

MGT 594 - Transforming Organizations
Hours: 3
Transforming Organizations. Three semester hours. This course examines issues related to organizational redesign and specifically to the changes processes used by organizations to respond to changes in internal and/or external environments. Sources of change, change strategies and the analysis of change efforts on environments. Use of case analysis is incorporated into the course to provide an opportunity to apply the concepts and issues studied.

MGT 596 - Small Business Consulting
Hours: 3
Small Business Consulting. Three semester hours. Students are provided an opportunity to work with a business on a consulting basis. Problem areas are identified and students, normally in teams, analyze the problem area(s) for the duration of the semester. At the conclusion, a formally written report is prepared and an oral presentation of the findings is made to the business owner. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.


Lloyd Basham
B.B.A., M.B.A., Texas AM University-Commerce; M.A., University of Texas at Dallas; Ed.D. Texas AM University-Commerce.

Jennifer Flanagan
Assistant Professor
B.S., Texas AM University-Commerce; M.B.A., Texas Woman’s University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Mario Hayek
Assistant Professor
B.B.A., Marymount University; M.B.A., American University; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

John Humphreys
Professor and Department Head
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; M.A. Webster University; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University.
Texas A&M University System Graduate Faculty Member.

Stephanie Pane
Associate Professor
B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Mildred Pryor
B.B.A., M.B.A., Memphis State University; Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

Sonia Taneja
Assistant Professor
B.S., M.S., University of Delhi; M.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce; Ph.D., Kurukshetra University