Summer 2013 Special Topics Course Descriptions
HMGT-546-001 Ethical Issues in the U.S. Healthcare Industry - 3 credits
This is a course that examines the ethical issues underlying the quality, accessibility, and affordability of healthcare in the United States. The course will focus upon the historic development of our fee-for-services healthcare system, and examine the advantages and disadvantages of the present system. Potential ways in which the healthcare industry might adopt more ethically sound and financially stable business practices will be explored. Some of the ethically salient topics within our fee-for-services health care system that will be discussed in this course include: marketing pharmaceuticals, maintaining the privacy of patient information, and regulating health insurance.
MATH-286-001 Statistics Lab - 1 credit
This course is designed to provide additional support for students enrolled in MATH-130 whose placement score indicates they would benefit from extra support. The course will meet in a laboratory environment for one hour per day and will look in detail at topics as they are coming up in MATH-130. Current enrollment in MATH-130-001 required.
MGMT-546-001 Globally Responsible Leadership - 3 credits
Due to ever-changing resources, as well as a more globally oriented work-force, development of globally responsible leaders is needed. This course will focus on addressing the complexity and challenges of a globalized society to create a more sustainable future. Included will be discussion of holistic, systems perspective decision making models that integrate environmental and societal impacts within an organizational context.
MGMT-546-002 Strategic Marketing - 3 credits
This course will use relevant theory and practical application of marketing analysis, decision making, and planning. Students will learn to employ marketing strategies within viable organizational environments. Emphasis will be placed on establishing a sustainable competitive advantage to develop, maintain and grow market segments. A case study approach along with insight from executive level experts will be woven into course content.
MGMT-546-003 Management by the "Book" - 3 credits
This course proposes a system of critical analysis to understand organizational developmental strategy and change as advanced by popular business literature. Students will investigate, analyze, and decide which of these "new" trends may be applicable in their careers and apply it to their situation.