Management 698

MGNT 698: Directed Study

Prerequisites: MBA status and approval of the directed study supervisor, advisor, and dean of the Graduate College

Credit Hours: (1-4)


Detailed Description of Content of Course

The Directed Study is a course designed by the student after thorough consultation with the professor who will supervise the study. Topics for the study might be chosen from sub-topics in organizational behavior, quantitative methods, operations management, small business consulting, or other areas of management.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Before registering for a Directed Study, the student must submit a written proposal for approval by the supervising professor, the adviser, the Chairman of the Department of Management, the Dean of the College of Business and Economics, and the Dean of the Graduate College. The supervising professor will arrange a schedule of meetings with the student.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

At conclusion of course, student will be able to:

Demonstrate skills in some of the following areas:

  • research methods; diagnostic skills; computer skills; and interpersonal skills.

Produce a high-quality written report.


Assessment Measures

The supervising professor will evaluate progress and the completed paper. The professor may require written interim reports of progress. The grade will be recorded as "Pass" or "Fail."


Other Course Information

Students electing to do a thesis as part of their degree requirements are not allowed to take a Directed Study as part of their degree program.


Review and Approval

March 1999 Revised