Graduate & Professional Studies Courses

Spring II Courses

March 13, 2023 – May 5, 2023

Registration opens January 30, 2023

Business Courses

MS552 Advanced Business Analytics

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: D. Leland

This course concentrates on the application of quantitative decision-making to business problems. Emphasis will be placed on the use of model formulation and interpretation using realistic business problems that will be analyzed by a managerial perspective.

HR561 Compensation and Benefits

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: T. 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.

HC510 US Healthcare Systems

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: D. Booth

This course describes the organization and delivery of healthcare in the United States. Topics include an introduction to health care finance, public and private operations, 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.

MG532 Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: F. 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.

HR562 Recruiting and Retention

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: R. Wheaton

This course introduces students to the recruitment and selection process. Beginning with work force and job analysis, students will learn how to develop a total selection process. Students will develop selection criteria and participate in the selection process for a model organization.

Criminology Courses

CR610 Critical Issues in Criminology

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: S. Dyer

This course examines the current critical issues in criminology and the methods to analyze those issues in relation to the various theories that exist in the field of criminology. By their nature, the critical issues will change from time to time, depending upon the public sentiment, scientific discoveries, and technological advances. The criminological theories will be consistent with those examined in Criminological Theory.

CR650 Organizational Policy and Change

Format: Online, Asynchronous                                  

Instructor: S. Dyer

This course focuses on the process of organizational planned change Students will learn about how planned change is proposed and implemented through policy development and/or change in criminal justice agencies. They will also learn that implementation of change involves acceptance by employees, clients, and the agency as a whole. They will then assess evaluative research on the effects and longevity of change.

Cybersecurity Courses

CS550 Technology Management and Integration

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: F. Appunn

This course is designed to provide a graduate-level introduction of corporate information systems, including investigations in the role of technology for communications, decision making, management, and planning. Students will demonstrate competency in utilizing information technologies on the managerial level and adapt technology to business scenarios and leadership decisions. (Can be used as a Business elective.)

CY645 Cybersecurity Operations

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: C. Marcello

Addresses the delivery of ongoing protection of the organization by deploying appropriate planning, processes, and tactics. Operations integrates controls relating to events, provisioning, maintaining, changes, and updates to systems from internal and external sources. It includes the systems and processes needed to monitor, inform, respond to outages, and restore operations. Content incudes related incident response, crisis management, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

Education Courses

ED530 Special Education Law

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: K. Morin

Participants will gain an understanding of federal and Maine special education law. This course is designed and intended for teachers and special education administrators, principals, assistant superintendents, and superintendents. The course includes review current cases and trends in special education law with an opportunity for case analysis.

ED586 Educational Technology Integration

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: K. Rybakova

This course is designed for educators seeking new methods and inspiration to integrate technology into their professional setting. Educators will gain ideas and begin to implement their learning with guided instruction in order to construct a project to be implemented in their professional setting. Possible projects include building a web presence for student use or developing assessment strategies that build digital student portfolios. Students will work to clarify the larger context of technology in education and the potential of digital learning through choices of selected books, podcasts, and videos coinciding with online discussion. Credit(s): 3

ED698 Capstone in Education

Format: Online, Asynchronous

Instructor: K. Rybakova or T. Brewer

This capstone course is designed to give students opportunities to take on the role of researcher by reflecting and applying theory to practice, a process known as action research. According to Sapp, action research is a practical experience in systematic problem solving designed to result in positive change? (1994). This type of research method requires the student to identify and document the existence of a problem in his/her own setting. Based on a scholarly review of current literature, the student must then propose and implement a plan to solve or improve the problem. This results in the researcher developing a system to evaluate the effectiveness of his/her solution. All core classes must be completed, and this must be one of the last three courses.