Chair: Dr. Nourah Abdulaziz Alfayez, Ph.D.
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General Department Information

The Management Department offers general management courses that enable students to develop the skills and competencies needed to succeed in different organizational roles when working in virtually any industry. These Management courses are intended to expand leadership potential as we adopt a synthesizing approach in effective communication, leadership, managing change, organizational behavior, and strategic management.

Aiming for student professional and personal growth, management faculty are committed to producing an educational experience that focuses on student success by providing excellent pedagogy and opportunities for practical learning. The department offers two rich academic majors: Human Resources Management and Entrepreneurship and Family Business.



MGT 201: Business Communication

This course introduces basic communication theory and its application to business functions. It covers a wide range of business communication concepts including business correspondence, presentations, report writing, messaging and emails, providing and receiving feedback, international business etiquette, effective use of the English language, and communicating across languages and cultures.

MGT 210: Business Ethics

This course introduces students to ethical concepts and imparts the necessary analytical skills needed to solve moral dilemmas in business. It provides an assessment of the local and global trends within the area of corporate social responsibility, and an introduction to the moral principles guiding business practice.

MGT 230: Organizational Behavior

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the applied behavioral sciences to the study of people at work in organizations. It covers the fundamentals of individual and group behavior and topics such as motivation, power and politics, and conflict and negotiations. It will also provide students with some experiential opportunities to develop leadership skills.

MGT 300: Executive Lecture

This course focuses on the discussion of contemporary business and management issues by local and international leading executives from a wide range of organizations and industries. These seminars are intended to bridge the gap between the practical world of business and leadership and business education. All lectures are free and open to the public.

MGT 301: Business Law

This course focuses on the essential international principles of business law including contracts, negotiable instruments, banking law, insurance, agency and powers of attorney, forms of business organization, employment, criminal law and torts, intellectual property, and tax. These concepts will be introduced in assigned readings and in brief lectures by the instructor, and then explored by students in general discussion and other formats.

MGT 350: Human Resources Management

This course overviews the functions carried out by the Human Resource Management (HRM) departments and specialists. It addresses a wide range of topics such as personnel planning, recruitment and selection, performance assessment, training and development, and ethics in HRM.

MGT 360: Employee learning and development

This course aims at helping students understand the various steps needed to develop training and development programs. It demonstrates the importance of training in advancing organizational learning and overall motivation. Topics covered include needs analysis, learning theories, training design, methods, and delivery, transfer of learning, and training evaluation, costs, and benefits.

MGT 370: Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection

This course presents the key organizational and managerial practices involved in Human Resource (HR) planning, recruitment, and selection. Topics covered include HR strategy, labor demand and supply, job analysis, methods and processes of recruitment, valid and reliable selection methods, and processes.

MGT 373: Negotiation

This course introduces the students, using role-playing simulations, to a wide range of negotiation concepts such as conflict management as a first party and as a third party, mediation, investigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution.

MGT 374: Real Estate

The course will provide an introduction to real estate with a broad overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, market area analysis, investment and financing issues, brokerage, development, and management.

MGT 375: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course provides deeper insights into entrepreneurship and establishes entrepreneurial links with innovation. It maps out the practical steps of forming a brand-new company and addresses the strategic considerations for creating companies. The students will be exposed to various themes including entrepreneurial perspectives, launching entrepreneurial ventures, and formulation of the entrepreneurial plan.

MGT 376: Entrepreneurial Finance

This course is intended to empower students to be successful in developing and financing the ideas they bring to the market. The overriding orientation is to apply theory and methods of finance and economics to incubating and growing new ventures. The course focuses on value creation as the objective for all entrepreneurial strategic and financial decisions.

MGT 380: Employee Relations & Engagement

This course introduces students to the various issues involved in the creation of productive and meaningful employee-employer relationships. It covers a wide range of concepts including employee relationship principles and models, local and regional labor law, employee engagement and participation, conflict management, grievance handling, and disciplinary procedures.

MGT 383: Organizational Leadership

This course serves as an introduction to leadership theory and practice. It examines different approaches toward leadership: traits, skills, behavioral and situational. It also analyzes different types of leadership, such as transformational leadership, adaptive leadership, servant leadership and authentic leadership. This course helps students to develop their leadership skills.

MGT 390: Total Reward Management

This course in the HRM portfolio explores the principles and practices of compensation and benefits in organizations from the holistic and comprehensive view of total reward management. Topics may include total reward strategy, job evaluation, reward systems, pay, and grade structures, benefits management, reward system auditing.

MGT 393: Managing Organizational Change

This course introduces the students to the challenges of managing change inside the organization. It helps them establish an in-depth understanding of how to manage organizational change as a systematic approach and equips them with tools for implementing strategic change across the organization. Students will also learn about challenges and opportunities associated with change.

MGT 395: Design Thinking

This course presents an introduction to the design thinking approach and mindset using highly interactive exercises that give the participants an understanding of techniques and methods of design thinking and awaken their innovative and problem-solving abilities. Design thinking is an iterative approach to solving problems. Through this course, students will be introduced to design management, strategic design, product/service design, and experience design.

MGT 401: Family Business Management

This course examines the business, personal and family issues found in family-owned and family-managed companies. We will discuss and propose solutions to the managerial, strategic, financial, and behavioural issues arising in family firms. We will analyse the subjects of ownership, succession, conflict resolution, sibling rivalry, compensation, attracting and retaining family and nonfamily talent, estate planning, and financing of the family firm.

MGT 420: Human Performance Improvement

This is a senior course that focuses on managing people's performance in the workplace, contributing to organizational performance, and the essential skills that HRM practitioners and line managers need for internal consulting to design, facilitate, implement and evaluate performance interventions at a group (e.g. departmental) and organizational level.

MGT 440: Comparative HRM

This course explores the cultural relevance of HRM. The implementation of HRM theories across cultures is explored in-depth, along with various relevant topics including people management across cultures, cultural diversity, and other selected International HRM topics.

MGT 443: Comparative Management

This course provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding, interacting, and successfully managing today'92s multinational and multicultural organizations. It covers a wide range of issues ranging from assessing the international environment, exploring various cultures and communication methods, international negotiations and decision making to the creation of a global management team and international strategy formulation and execution.

MGT 490: Strategic Management

This course is a capstone that integrates the functional areas of marketing, accounting, finance, management, and operations into developing business strategies. It addresses a wide range of concepts such as internal and external factor analysis, business and corporate planning, strategic implementation, control, and evaluation.

MGT 499/HRM 498: COOP Training Internship

This course requires students to complete a four months placement as an internee in various local and international organizations across various sectors and industries in KSA. This is an important part of the BBA degree requirements which bridges the gap between theory and practice. Students will get a chance to get hands-on experience in a variety of areas related to Human Resource Management including workforce planning, recruiting, training and development, compensation, and performance management as well as leadership development in the various local and international organizations across the various sectors and industries in KSA.