Course Offerings for Spring 2016

OLS 530 Organizational Behavior (3 SH)

All organizations are organic, interconnected systems that take on a life of their own regardless of the individuals that occupy various roles in the system. Leaders need to understand their organizational systems and the behavior of those systems if they hope to effectively lead or change them. This course will explore organizational behavior and organizational development from a systems perspective, including concepts of change and conflict. It will rely heavily on case studies and student participation.

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OLS 540 Managerial Finance and Accounting I (3 SH)

Managers and executives carry fiduciary responsibility for their organizations; it is therefore imperative that they know how to read financial statements, analyze financial health, assess financial risks, and communicate this knowledge effectively to others. The course emphasizes the role of the manager relating to finance and accounting through the analysis of quantitative information largely at the conceptual level. Topics include financial governance, understanding and reading financial statements, financial statement analysis, cost behavior, breakeven analysis, budgeting, balanced scorecard, working capital management, and the use of short-term cash planning. The overall aim is to improve organizational decision-making based on financial, social, and ecological metrics.

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OLS 610 Strategic Marketing Management (3 SH)

Provides an introduction to the principles and practices of marketing. Topics include marketing structure, channels of distribution, consumer behavior, pricing, advertising, industrial marketing, telemarketing and marketing research. Aspects of international marketing and service marketing are included. Consumer behavior topics include psychological, sociological and anthropological variables that influence consumer motivation and actions.

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MBA 630 Managerial Economics (3 SH)

Analyzes household and business decisions using economic concepts. Microeconomic theory and quantitative methods are applied to managerial decisions regarding consumption, profits, and output. Emphasis is placed on computer spreadsheets as a decision tool.

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Course Offerings for Summer 2016

MBA 555 Legal Aspects of Human Resources (3 SH)

Provides an overview of the legal aspects of business. Includes topics such as agency relationships, business organizations, contracts, sales and leases and debtor-creditor relations. Special emphasis on human resource issues and applicable law. Dates:
July 21, on-site, 6-10 p.m.
July 28, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 4, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 6, tentative field trip, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 11, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 18, on-line, 6-11 p.m.
Aug. 25, on-site, 6-11 p.m.

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MBA 560 Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship (3 SH)

A theory and practice 3 SH course including a combination of field trips, classroom and online discussion, and case studies focusing on systems approaches to stewardship, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. The course objectives include developing a strategic framework for understanding stewardship design principles found in natural and human ecologies and how to apply them to become more effective organizational leaders; increasing theoretical and practical understanding of the sources of socio-tech innovation; co-designing, influencing and leading innovation; and developing an understanding of social entrepreneurship (SE) and how corporations, benefit corporations, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations apply SE strategies to more effectively achieve their missions and objectives. Dates:
May 10, on-site, 6-10 p.m.
May 17, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
May 21, field trip, (8 hours)
June 7, on-line, 6-8 p.m.
June 14, on-site, 6-10 p.m.
June 21, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
June 28, on-site, 6-10 p.m.

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