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Spring 2014 Graduate Courses - Online Registration open

Registration has opened for Spring 2014 classes. Courses begin the week of January 6th, and continue through March 27th. All courses meet from 6:00 to 9:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Hybrid online courses meet live on select dates, and online the remainder of the semester.  

MONDAYS

ED611 Reading Development and Instruction - Lee Anne Larsen

Through current research and best practices, reading development and instruction across a variety of texts and contexts from early childhood through adolescence will be explored in this course. Students will access and implement a variety of instructional strategies to address the literacy acquisition process of students from diverse backgrounds.

ED642 Financial and Business Management of Schools - Judith Lucarelli

This course considers the key dimensions of a school's financial manager as well as the principles and practices associated with school budgets. The generation of financial statements and the management of inflows and expenses, line items, payroll, and the appropriate management of key budget personnel are discussed. The role of the school budget in yearly planning and control are explored within the context of the leadership function of a school's chief financial officer.

HR561 Compensation and Benefits - Anthony Nedik

This course introduces students to the planning, administration, and design of compensation programs, including legal compliance fundamentals. The course also provides a comprehensive overview of the design and administration of private-sector benefit programs.

MG532 Managerial Risk Analysis and  Decision Making - Frank Appunn

Managers need to understand how they personally value risk in order to recognize the potential impact their behavior may have on organizations and stakeholders. They need to be able to foster sound processes in group environments. The course will include approaches to optimize decision-making and risk analysis to solve problems in different operating environments. This is a qualitative course covering a framework for making decisions, as well as understanding how these decisions can be used to manage risk. Contemporary techniques such as TRIZ, KT, McMaster, and others are explored.  

TUESDAYS

ED555 Trends in Instruction - Richard Biffle

This course examines current teaching strategies to ensure that instructional materials meet appropriate mandates for content and learning goals, and which also address students' diverse needs, abilities, and experiences.

FN551 Financial Management - Bruce Harrington

This course focuses on financial decision-making by the firm. Topics include financial analysis and planning, valuation and the cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, long-term financing, and working capital management. Emphasis is placed on case studies of practical business problems using computer electronic spreadsheet programs. Prerequisite: AC551

FN551 Financial Management - John Kenneally

This course focuses on financial decision-making by the firm. Topics include financial analysis and planning, valuation and the cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, long-term financing, and working capital management. Emphasis is placed on case studies of practical business problems using computer electronic spreadsheet programs. Prerequisite: AC551

WEDNESDAYS

ED612 Literacy Assessment - Todd Martin

Students in this course will investigate how to effectively implement a comprehensive literacy assessment approach and to link assessment results to the day to day instruction in the classroom. Students will gain theoretical knowledge as well as experience in application, design and architecture of the RTI model, and RTI implementation (including instructional practices) for literacy improvement.

MG551 Organizational Theory and Behavior - Donald Cragen

This course surveys the major areas within the field of management, examining structures and processes on both group and organizational levels. Both traditional and contemporary organizational theories are analyzed and applied to business operations. *On campus dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12 and 3/26

MG695 Strategic Planning - Brad Jackson

Complex business situations are analyzed in this course, with particular attention given to the development and analysis of strategic business plans. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply financial, economic, organizational, human resource, quantitative and qualitative concepts and theories to comprehensive business problems. Prerequisite: MBA core courses should be completed and this must be one of the last three classes completed

THURSDAYS

EC599 Investigating Economic Cycles - Eric Kruger

This course will explore the history of economic cycles in the United States and determines the root causes of each. The team will then use the information learned from each economic cycle and will then investigate the elements that created the Great Recession of 2007. Classical and contemporary economic articles and class activities will facilitate the team's examination and exploration of our country's most recent economic cycle.

ED553 Educational Assessment - Gayla LaBreck

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, principles, and practices related to designing and administering effective assessments in education. Teacher-designed assessments and standardized achievement tests are examined.

HC510 The United States Health Care - TBA

This course describes the organization and delivery of healthcare in the United States. Topics include an introduction to health care finance, public and private organizations, health care law and the regulatory environment. Additional topics include health care reimbursement, innovation and change, access, information privacy and security, quality, affordability, and policy trends.

100% ONLINE

MG560 International Business Management - Michael Davis

This course introduces the international dimensions of managerial decision-making for multinational business operations. Topics covered include contemporary issues in global business, cross-cultural management, and export-import management. The emphasis of the course is on the proactive management of internal factors and international environment issues for firms engaged in overseas business. 

MG566 Advanced Leadership - Donald Cragen

The purpose of this course is to study leadership behavior and its effects on the organization and environment. Historic and contemporary theories and issues will be explored.


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