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BAC 405 Isolation of the Modern Leader
This course will examine the obligations and privileges of leaders in society and expectations that influence leaders. Topics will include an examination of the effect of insulating leaders from day-to-day tasks, the creation of a leader’s expectation of privilege as a result of their position, the impact of insulating leaders from those components of society for whom a leader’s decisions have a large impact, and the balancing of special interests essential for the continued success of a leader versus a focus on the general well-being of society.
BCC 320 Corporate Presentation & Persuasion
This course examines the art of persuasion and improving presentation skills. The student will learn the elements of how to effectively deliver presentations to a variety of audiences. Topics covered include design and delivery, the art of persuasion, advanced presentation techniques, non-verbal communication, meeting management strategies, and how to use technology for successful presentations.
BCC 400 Global Communication in the 21st Century
This course studies the interrelationships between communications and social, political, economic, and cultural factors that affect global communications. Topics include cross-cultural communication differences within the workplace, global customs, international money and banking, language differences, technology, and conducting business globally while understanding social and political climates.
ORG 315 Applications in Modern Mathematics
This course presents mathematical concepts in relation to real-life problems. Geared toward the non-math major, specific applications to management are studied, such as the mathematics of scheduling, measuring uncertainty, and collecting statistical data. Prerequisite: MTH093 Essential Topics for Algebra or equivalent course.
ORG 316 Social Psychology and the Multicultural Workplace
The primary focus of this course is on the behavior of individuals in social groups and how it applies to a multicultural workplace. The course examines how people think, influence, and relate to one another when there are differences in culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, social class, and nationality. Topics include attribution theory, attitudes, persuasion, conformity, prejudice, altruism, and challenges of globalization. Prerequisite: PSY 100 or SOC 100 or equivalent course.
BUS 396 Leadership and Sustainability
This course will examine the role of leadership in the development of a sustainable business and sustainable business practices. The implications for leading sustainable change in business will be discussed. Students will analyze the benefits and challenges to an organization in taking a sustainable approach, and will assess the potential for implementing sustainable business practices in various sectors and organizations.
BUS 397 or MGT 500* Management and Leadership
This course examines the role of the manager and managerial responsibility for planning, decision-making, organizing, and controlling. Topics include challenges facing modern institutions, the functions, strategies, and structures of management, leadership styles, and communication processes within groups.
BUS 398/SCM 540* Supply Chain Management
In this course, students will examine the basics of supply chain management from new development to working with existing supply chain networks. Topics will include supply chain strategies and design, evaluation and measurement, supplier interaction and support, and the global supply chain.
BUS 468 Applied Leadership Project
This capstone course requires the application of knowledge, theories, skills and techniques derived from previous coursework and experience. Students will choose an area of special interest in the field of leadership and develop an in-depth project that draws upon previous Leadership Studies coursework, demonstrates the application of critical thinking skills, and utilizes research and communication skills.
BUS 471 Leadership: Managing in a Changing Environment
A study of leadership techniques with a particular emphasis on managing change. This course will go beyond the basic principles of management (BUS 230) and concentrate on the skills needed to develop effective leadership in modern organizational settings. Material will draw on both research in the social sciences and case studies oriented toward organizational situations and specific leaders/skills.
PHL 260 Contemporary Moral Issues
An introduction to ethical theories and their application to a wide range of issues, e.g. sexuality, abortion, capital punishment, affirmative action, euthanasia.
*These courses may be taken for graduate level credit and applied toward credit needed in a graduate degree. Student must register for the graduate course section at registration.
Students must take Composition I and Composition II (with a grade of C- or better) and INT199 prior to enrolling in any major coursework.
Curriculum is subject to change.