Graduate & Professional Studies Courses

Spring I Courses

Spring I will run from January 10 – March 4, 2022
Registration opens November 29, 2021

Criminology Courses

CR515 – Treatment of Offenders
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
L. Ochs

This course focuses on treatment and rehabilitative programs and the treatment methods that are the basis for these programs. Programs and techniques used in community and institutional programs will be studied. The standard of best practices will be used to illustrate which programs are most likely to result in positive outcomes and the main ideas and methods used in these programs.

CR651 – Analysis of Police Operations
Format: Online
Instructor: 
M. Marsolais

This course analyzes the strategies and programs utilized in modern police operations, while remaining cognizant of the history leading to the current day. Students will examine the relevant research and contemporary methods for assessing the effectiveness of determining best practices for the future of policing.

Cybersecurity Courses

CY613 – Cyber Data Analytics
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
J. Rushing

Analyzes exceptionally large volumes of confidentiality, integrity, and availability data that is crucial in determining issues and invoking defenses. Analytics extends to complex correlation and using knowledge bases to enable operations and system protection, while also enabling incident and response management. This forward-looking course studies the integration of diverse data and knowledge assets to create a holistic system that is capable of extremely fast actions and automated knowledge systems. The course includes a review of specific solutions and promising trends, including the implications of machine learning.

CY617 – Cyber Law and Ethics
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
TBD

Examines legal and ethical challenges relevant to cyber operations professionals confront in the public and private sectors. Coverage extends to include the specific cyber extensions including the implications of ethical hacking, limitations on defensive strategies, and avoiding collateral damage. The course then reviews the statutes and regulations that provide the government with the authority to conduct cyber operations, as well as the limits that the statutes impose. In addition, students investigate the interaction between public-sector and private-sector cybersecurity and the resulting the influences on privacy that and cybersecurity defenses.

Education Courses

ED550 – Teacher as a Researcher
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
K. Rybakova

This course functions as an introduction to action research methods and will help students prepare for their capstone thesis.

ED593 – Educational Entrepreneurship
Format: 
Tuesdays
Instructor: 
R. Wheaton

This course is designed to strengthen the K-12 teachers’ skills in incorporating innovation and entrepreneurial thinking within the classroom curriculum. Students will analyze leadership characteristics of educational entrepreneurs, a new term to the field and one that includes building unique learning opportunities using emerging technologies, developing innovative instructional approaches, and exploring entrepreneurial theory and its practical applications in a project-based environment.

ED610 – Writing Development and Instruction
Format: Thursdays
Instructor: T. Martin

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

ED641 – Educational Leadership
Format: Online
Instructor: J. McGee

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.

Business Administration Courses

FN551 – Financial Management
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
B. 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. Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to: Assess internal financing decisions made by organizations by applying concepts such as cash flow analysis and ratio analysis.

MG527/MG528/MG529 – Project Management Specialization (1 CREDIT PER COURSE)
Format: 
Online
Instructor:
 F. Appunn

These courses are intended to build applied and specialized project management knowledge by offering a range of single credit courses that fit into two categories (a) a range of specialized capabilities relating to specific industries, and (b) a range of new and advanced topics that have proven important to the project management field.

MG551 – Organizational Theory and Behavior
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
D. 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. Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to: Apply managerial and ethical concepts to organizational strategy, structure, and culture.

MG560 – International Business
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
D. Leland

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.

Spring II Courses

Spring II will run from March 14 – May 6, 2022

Criminology Courses

CR610 – Critical Issues in Criminology
Format: 
Online
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
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
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.

CY645 – Cybersecurity Operations
Format: 
Online
Instructor: 
TBD

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 Ed Law
Format: 
Online
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.

ED552 – Students and Families at Risk
Format: 
Thursdays
Instructor: 
T. Martin

This course examines the educators’ roles and duties in addressing the needs of students at risk. Various “at risk” categories are identified and explored. Focus areas include implications for school improvement programs. individual intervention, and referrals to community services.

ED615 – Literacy of a Special Learner
Format: 
Tuesdays
Instructor: 
D. Kissinger

In this course, students will explore the cognitive, neurological, and emotional characteristics which impact the literacy development of students, focusing on 1.) the unique needs of students with developmental impairments and 2.) for English as a second language learners. Students will evaluate literacy performance for the special learner, and adapt, apply, and assess teaching interventions for learners with diverse needs.

ED698 – Capstone in Education
Format: 
Online
Instructor:
 K. Rybakova

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.

ED698 – Capstone in Education
Format: Thursdays
Instructor: 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.

Business Administration Courses

HC510 – US Healthcare Systems
Format: 
Online
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.

HR561 – Compensation and Benefits
Format: 
Online
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.

HR562 – Recruiting and Retention
Format: 
Online
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.

MG532 – Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making
Format: 
Online
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.

MS552 – Advanced Business Analytics
Format: Online
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.