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Summer Special Topics Descriptions

Summer 2018 Special Topics Offerings:

 

MGMT-546-001 PMP Certification and Standards Practice - 3 cr.
The PMP Certificate is the most recognized and respected credential in the field of project management.  The purpose of this course is to prepare eligible, or nearly eligible, students to obtain this certification by helping them with an organized study approach, by providing explanations and presentations of the most challenging topics, providing many practice questions with explanations of the answers, and access to a knowledgeable instructor and a study cohort group.

MGMT-546-002 The Dark Side of Leadership - 3 cr.
Dark Side of leadership will explore leadership behaviors and traits that have been destructive through history to current day.  During this class we will analyze destructive leadership behaviors and determine how to address these behaviors when faced with them.  We will also explore the role of followership related to both positive and negative leadership.

MGMT-546-003 LEAN Management - 3 cr.
Enterprises of all sizes, as well as business units within enterprises, need to be continually improving to be sustainable.  This often entails implementation of strategic projects.  Leading and managing these projects need to be efficient and not cumbersome to be successful.  Incorporating process improvement techniques such as Lean into the project management approach can assist in making projects less costly, more timely, and more succussful.  Students will be introduced to strategic project management and process improvement and will develop a Lean project as the class progresses.

MGMT-546-004 - 3 cr.
This course will introduce the principles of operating and managing a small business.