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Summer Special Topics Descriptions

Summer 2017 

ACCT-546-001 Personal Wealth Management - 3 credits
Personal Wealth Management enables students to have the skills and information necessary to make informed decisions in their personal and family finances.   Examples of applications include retirement planning, college savings, tax consequences, and real estate investment, includeing primary residences and residential and commercial rental property.   These topics will be studied within the broader context of financial thinking and connected to the financial industry.   Students will learn through readings and practice in the finance simulation lab. 

CRMJ-486-001 Multicultural Issues in the Criminal Justice System - 3 credits
This course will survey multicultural issues in the criminal justice system.  We will examine issues related to minority status based upon age (elderly and juveniles), disability, sexual preference, and race and ethnicity.  In addition, we will examine multicultural issues which are relevant to law enforcement, the courts and corrections.  Finally, we will focus upon cultural competence and future multicultural trends in criminal justice.  We will also address females in the justice system, as professionals, victims, or as offenders.

HGMT-546-001 Health Care Economics and Ethics - 3 credits
This course will review critical elements of Health care economics - Supply chain, Accounts Receivable, Provider Network Development and Contracting and Payer Relations and analyses them against the backdrop of legal, regulatory and ethical bounds that are often inconsistent.  Students will study the practical, fiscal challenges facing healthcare systems and how the labyrinth of regulations and societal expectations makes the revenue cycle process exponentially more difficult.  Practical examples including end-of-life decisions, anti-trust issues and privacy regulations will be analyzed as well as future challenges and opportunities for abatement.

MGMT-546-001 PMP Certification Standards & Practice - 3 credits
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 integrating an organized study approach, explanations and presentations of the most challenging topics, many practice questions with explanations of the answers, and access to experienced instructors' expertise, and a study cohort group.

MGMT-546-002 Dark Side of Leadership - 3 credits
Dark Side of leadership will explore 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 Project Management and Process Improvement - 3 credits
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 needs 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 successful.   Students will be introduced to strategic project management and process improvement and will develop a Lean project as the class progresses.

SVLD-546-001 Wisdom and Leadership - 3 credits
The most important attribute of any successful leader is wisdom, a trait not reducible to any particular set of skills, techniques, or strategies.  It is instead, the capacity of understanding how the world works and especially what motivates people to do what they do, their fundamental hopes, fears, and desires.   This course will examine the writings of Plato, Augustine, Freud, Emerson, and Simone Weil (among others), with a focus on how their ideas might illuminate leadership.

SVLD-546-002 Teaching, Serving, Leading - 3 credits
Every servant leader is a teacher and every teacher is a servant leader.  This course will be both theoretical and practical.  This is an exploration of servant leadership as a skill that can be taught and learned in a variety of settings.   Foundations will be build; curriculum will be presented, developed, and practiced.   Every organization needs to be teaching leadership and service.  "The mere act of teaching implies that one wishes the world well."