Spring Featured Courses
MGMT 507 - Positive Organizational Behavior and Well-Being
Prerequisite: None. Corporate and not-for-profit employees are facing increasingly stressful, uncertain, and distressing times stemming from demanding jobs and bosses, economic downturns, layoffs, long work hours, work-family conflict, job demands, inequalities, natural disasters, rapid rates of social and technological change, healthcare issues, and declines in ethics and morality. Based upon sound, empirical research from positive organizational behavior and positive psychology scholarship, this course teaches students about how to better cope with these challenges through constructive behaviors and wellbeing competencies, and become more proactive and prosper despite them. Studies show that your associates' wellbeing has a direct impact on your company's profits, which means developing your associates' wellbeing should be a key initiative in your business. Topics covered are actionable and essential for the "human sustainability" factor in organizations, and demonstrate how the wellbeing of your employees can be measured, managed, and developed. As the course progresses, new knowledge and skills are integrated into a more sophisticated framework for understanding positive approaches to well-being and coping in sustainable organizations.
This course can be used as an elective in both the Human Resource Management and Sustainability Management Concentrations and as an open elective in the MBA program.
MGMT 573 - Corporate Innovative Strategies
Prerequisites: LEAD 501. Survey of managerial issues involved in formulating and implementing a corporate innovation or technology strategy.
This course can be used as an open elective in the MBA program.
BUSAD 558 - Knowledge Management
Prerequisite: MGMT 501. This course examines the strategic value of knowledge and how organizations can manage their knowledge assets for competitive advantage.
BUSAD 578 - Managing Business Processes
Prerequisite: MGMT 501. Managing Business Processes provides students with an understanding of the key aspects of business processes such as collaboration, information flow, people, and business rules. The main objective is to provide an overview of various techniques and tools for analyzing, improving, and implementing business processes and information system controls. The course will utilize cases, process modeling methodologies, and simulations to strengthen the student's understanding of business processes and their contribution to business performance.
Remaining students in the Management of Information Technology (MIT) option who have not yet taken BUSAD 577 may now substitute it with this course.