Fall 2013 Course Schedule

Fall Graduate Courses begin Monday August 26th and conclude Monday, November 18. Please schedule an appointment with your advisor by emailing before registering.


AC551 Accounting for Management Decisions -- Andrew Grover

This course analyzes the use of accounting as a managerial tool. Topics include budgeting, systems building and evaluation, inventory valuation, fixed asset valuation, and analysis and interpretation of financial reports from internal and external sources.

ED551 Seminar in American Schools -- Wally Alexander

This class will provide a broad background for thinking about issues of education in historical and philosophical context. As the introductory course in the Thomas College Masters of Education program, it will help prepare students for subsequent courses in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment of learning. Students will have the opportunity to begin to identify questions about teaching and learning that will help focus their research throughout the remainder of the program.

ED610 Writing Development and Instruction -- Gayla LaBreck

In this course, students will explore the development of writing from early childhood through adolescence. Students will sue a variety of instructional strategies to address the writing acquisition process of students from diverse backgrounds.

MG695 Strategic Planning -- John Kenneally

Students will develop an understanding of the process used to develop strategic plans and organizational policy; including the role of finance, the environment, ethics and policy. *On campus dates: 8/26, 9/30, 10/21, 11/18


MK551 Marketing Management -- Donald Cragen

This course analyzes marketing functions, institutions, and policies dealing with consumer and industrial products and services in both profit and non-profit organizations. Strategic marketing plans are formulated by students through the use of case analysis. Decision-making, dealing with product/service development, pricing strategies, distribution methods, and promotional activities are stressed. *On campus dates: 8/27, 10/8, 11/12

HR567 Conflict Management -- Tony Nedik

This course examines conflict and how to deal with conflict in problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication. Emphasis is placed on the various processes to prevent or to resolve conflict. *On campus dates: 8/27, 10/1, 11/12

ED573 Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel -- Jennifer McGee

This course provides an overview of supervisory practice in public schools, the supervisory cycle and includes a review of Maine State Law regarding hiring and dismissal practices, just cause, contract issues, dismissal, non-renewal, progressive discipline, and compliance investigation. Through a variety of readings and assignments, students will be able to identify how leaders can promote growth in teachers and improve student achievement through formative supervision and evaluation.


ED641 Educational Leadership -- Richard Biffle

This course introduces students to the principles of school leadership. It provides learners with the wherewithal to lead departments, school units and regional districts to achieve an organization's mission, goals and objectives. It is based on the theory that leadership skills can be learned and assimilated.

MG551 Organizational Theory and Behavior -- Philip Downs

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: 8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6


EC551 Economic Systems -- Eric Kruger

This course presents a survey of relevant current economic trends in the rapidly changing modern world. The subject matter is divided into three broad areas including macroeconomic issues, microeconomic issues, and analysis of emerging global systems. The method of analysis combines the use of economic history, theory, and development with a critical analysis of current economic issues and events. The objective is to learn to assess the impact of regional, national, and global economic trends on business and society. *On campus dates: 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14

MG554  Management of Human Resources -- Roberta Tibbetts

This course involves a comprehensive analysis of behavioral theory and practical, analytical techniques for dealing with day-to-day problems in work situations. The specific objective is to develop the action-taking ability and the administrative capacity and know-how to handle the human problems of organizations within an appropriate policy framework. *On campus dates: 9/5, 10/10, 11/14

ED554 Trends in Curriculum Development -- Gayla LaBreck

This course examines the problems and issues of curriculum development common to all content areas and educational levels. It is designed to provide opportunities to acquire concepts and skills that may be applied to the curriculum development process in local schools.


TB599 Responsible Corporate Leadership -- Mike Davis

Students investigate the nature of the environments in which business enterprises conduct their operations in order to determine the actual and desirable levels of attentiveness and responsiveness of organizational leaders to the relationship between the enterprise and society.

MG544 Project Management -- Frank Appunn

This course builds on introductory project management skills to form a solid grounding in the nine project management knowledge areas and five process groups as detailed by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Topics include the following: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing, integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communication management, risk management, and procurement management. Cost, scope, quality, and procurement receive special emphasis in this course. Students will align topics to attain project objectives within resource constraints. The course is relevant to any project management field.

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