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Leadership & Management Courses

Leadership Courses

The following professional development courses are open to all graduate students across campus.

Bus_ad 7340, Ethics & Leadership (1.5 credit hours.) Case studies, discussion, and readings used to integrate critical thinking about ethical issues into business decision. Development and application of ethical decision making frameworks.

ED_LPA 9401: Educational Leadership (3 credit hours.) Poitical examination of key leadership theories and their application to various educational contexts. Includes consideration of research methods and designs appropriate for the study of leadership and the spectrum of lenses through which educational leadership is studied.

GRAD 9050: Building Leadership Potential with Transferable Skills (1 hour).  Specialized leadership and transferable skills course that helps students recognize their potential and versatility for careers within and beyond the academy. Five major themes: 1) Leadership Theory and Strengths; 2) Management and Organization; 3) Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution; 4) Verbal and Written Communication and 5) Creativity and Entrepreneurship. Learning enhanced with readings and videos and in Blackboard. Guest speakers. Must complete StrengthsQuest, readings, a job shadow with a leader of choice, and an Individual Development Plan. Graded on S/U basis only.

PUB_AF 8160: Organizational Dynamics and Leadership (3 credit hours.) The graduate certificate in higher education administration is designed to address the need for enhanced understanding of the higher education institutional context and for improved skills and technical knowledge in areas required for effective administration and governance of higher education (e.g., budget and finance).

PUB_AF 8530: Strategic Management of Public Service Organizations: People, Information & Money (3 credit hours.) Presents the rationale for strategic planning, and techniques and processes to develop and implement strategic planning in the public sector. Graded on A-F basis only.

PUB_AF 8610: Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution (3 credit hours.) Focuses on the study of group psychology in the context of communities and organizations. It provides a specific examination of the emergence and resolution of conflict. Graded on A-F basis only.

PUB_AF 8620: Organizational Analysis & Change (3 credit hours.) Investigates processes and methodologies of organizational diagnosis, intervention strategies, and the role of a change agent. Graded on A-F basis.

PUB_AF 8630: Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context (3 credit hours.) Examines changing organizations in their task environments, which include communities and the global economy. The phenomenon of ambiguous boundaries between public and private as well as nonprofit sectors will be investigated as these profound changes impact organizational behavior. Graded on A-F basis only.

Management Courses

The following professional development courses are open to all graduate students across campus.

BUS_AD 8500: Business Problem Analysis: Field Project (1-3 credit hours.) Application of functional areas of business to real-world cases in business planning. Students will prepare and present business plan for an organization as a team project in a supervised experience.

BUS_AD 8600: Business Consulting (2-3 credit hours.) Students work in a team consulting capacity, with medium to large organizations, identifying and defining relatively complex and often ambiguous business problems such as needs assessment, quality management, systems management, policy/strategy formulation and similar areas.

JOURN 8044 Strategic Communication Management (3 credit hours.) Strategic conflict management is a cross-disciplinary study that integrated organizational behavior, crisis management, conflict resolution and image repair. This course melds theory with practice, and is for those venturing into media management, law, and strategic communication.

MANGMT 7380, Org. Behavior: The Individual (1.5 credit hours.) An examination of factors influencing behavior in organizations. An analysis of research, theory, and current practices dealing with managing people in work organizations. Focus on the individual within the organizational context.

MANAGMT 7390, Org. Behavior: Macro Process (1.5 credit hours.) An examination of factors influencing behavior in organizations. An Analysis of research, theory, and current practices dealing with managing people in work organizations. Focus on dyadic, group and system-wide processes. Prerequisites: MANGMT 7380

MANGMT 7410: Management Information Systems (1.5 credit hours.) A managerially-oriented, case-based introduction to information systems. Emphasizes how information systems technology can aid managers in improving organizational performance, group work, and personal productivity, thus providing competitive advantage.

MANGMT 7430, Operations Strategy & Supply Chain Mgmt, (1-3 credit hours.) Introduction to Operations Management function within an organization- the function which controls key resources necessary to produce and deliver a firm's goods or services to customers. Surveys strategic problems common to operations within complex organization. Emphasizes planning, control, and decision making to gain competitive advantage through operations-related activities. Stresses concepts, models, and behaviors across technologies, sectors, and industries, rather than emphasizing a few specific conversion technologies.

MANGMT 7470: DAta Analysis for Managers Analytics (1.5 credit hours)

MANGMT 7480: Managerial Analytics (1.5 credit hours) 

MANGMT 8001-1: Strategic Human Resource Management (1.5 credit hours.)  Offered as a Topics Course.

MANGMT 8001-2: Change Mgmt in Business (1.5 credit hours.)  Offered as a Topics Course.

MANGMT 8001-3: Management Case Analysis & Presentation (1.5 credit hours.)  Offered as a Topics Course.

MANGMT 8410: Decision Making and Risk (1.5 credit hours.) Managerial approaches to decision making under risk and uncertainty with emphasis on decision analysis, spreadsheet simulation, and computer solutions via other management science models. Discussion of rational and behavioral decision making and procedures for assessing risk and uncertainty.

MANGMT 8510: Project Management (1-3 credit hours.) An advanced introduction to methods and techniques for managing projects, with selective attention to human resource issues as required. Includes project breakdown analysis, task network scheduling, resource allocation, and assessment/evaluation of project performance. Prerequisites: departmental consent

PUB_AF 8160: Organizational Dynamics and Leadership (3 credit hours.) Focuses on understanding human action in administrative situations and on developing personal capacities for effective action in varied and difficult organizational situations. Graded on A-F basis only.

PUB_AF 8530: Strategic Management of Public Service Organizations: People, Information & Money (3 credit hours.) Presents the rationale for strategic planning, and techniques and processes to develop and implement strategic planning in the public sector. Graded on A-F basis only.