Graduate and professional studies courses being offered

Graduate and Professional Studies Courses

Summer II Courses

July 1 – August 23, 2024
Registration opens May 17, 2024

Business Courses

HC525 Healthcare Reimbursement

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: McAdam

The complexity of today’s healthcare reimbursement and payment systems requires an in-depth understanding of health insurance mechanisms, public funding sources, managed care functions, and the wide array of reimbursement options. This course includes a required, function-specific research project.

MG520/HC530 Lean Supply Chain Logistics Management

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: Anzalone

This course examines the breadth of the value chain, including all critical players and elements. Strategic procurement and the management of supply chains are a critical function in the daily delivery of quality customer centric services. Efficient practices require analytical interpretations, communication and negotiating skills, as well as the organizational skills necessary to manage input/supplier matrices using the concepts from lean management.

HR564 Training and Development

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: Wheaton

A major function of human resource departments is to ensure that employees are properly trained to perform their assigned tasks. This course introduces students to the training and development process. Additionally, performance review and evaluation is discussed as part of the overall career development plan.

MG599 Topics in Business: Nonprofit Management

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: Pelsma

This course seeks to provide a framework for how nonprofit leaders have used business management tactics and techniques to run their organizations. We will explore several different types of nonprofit organizations with the goal of understanding the issues with respect to different industries within the sector. This course specifically will focus on growth of nonprofit organizations to scale, the strategies for doing so, and the implications for growing nonprofit organizations like a business.

MG533 Innovation, Change, and Agile Projects

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: Appunn

This course provides an overview of concepts and strategies used to select optimal options for change. Management and leadership skills are employed to build broad support for change, diffuse innovation, and achieve successful execution through solid project management practices. Topics include organizational culture, innovation processes, technology forecasting, organizational development, use of technology, service-oriented architecture, joint process change, reengineering, diffusion of innovations theory, social epidemic theory, learning organizations, and change implementation strategies.

MG535 Complex and Advanced Projects*

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: Appunn

This course intends to build on a thorough project management foundation to include detailed insight into large projects, projects with diversified stakeholders, multi-location, and international projects. Topics including portfolio theory and information economics are designed to enhance previous learning and extend to project portfolio management and project management office functions.

* This course requires a pre-requisite.

MG610 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: Appunn

This course is designed to strengthen the student’s skills in business leadership as related to the confluence of innovation, enterprise development and entrepreneurism. This course will provide a framework for understanding organizational issues underlying creative and entrepreneurial success. Students will critically analyze leadership characteristics of entrepreneurs and investigate means of adding value to organizations. Students will develop skills leading to effective communication and management for an evolving organization, including patent management, recognition of potential funding sources, target markets, and other challenges in the entrepreneurial environment. Students will explore entrepreneurial theory and business principles in order to maximize the chances of a successful new business start-up.

Education Courses

ED642 Financial and Budget Management of Schools

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: Kaiser

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 is explored within the context of the leadership function of a school’s chief financial officer.

ED573 Supervision & Evaluation of Personnel

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: McGee

This course provides an overview of supervisory practice in public schools 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. Additionally, we explore how leaders can promote growth in teachers and improve student achievement through formative supervision and evaluation. We will examine the foundations of a teacher supervision and evaluation system which includes emphasis on adult learning theory, classroom supervision/coaching, supervision which promotes professional growth, principles/standards for effective teacher evaluation and performance-based approaches to teacher development/school improvement.

ED556 Psychology of Learning

Format: Online, Asynchronous
Instructor: Rybakova

This survey course is designed to offer foundational knowledge in concepts in educational psychology. In this course, learners will investigate learning theories and recent cognitive science on learning. We’ll explore the ways in which sociocultural phenomena, both past and present, have impacted learning and cognitive science, diving into topics like trauma, poverty, increased screentime, and AI use. Learners will take away a foundational knowledge of cognitive, social, and linguistic development from infancy to adulthood, reflect upon how learning theories impact pedagogical paradigms, and, finally, investigate a topic of their choosing within the realm of learning differences, assessment, or memory through a theoretical analysis.