Management and Leadership Certificate
The certificate provides graduate students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of management and leadership. Through elective options, this certificate allows students to explore their career interests and endeavors. Additionally, it gives students the knowledge and skill set to be successful in the organization.
Required Courses for the Management and Leadership Certificate
- MGT 507
Budgeting and Accounting for Managers3 Credits
This course examines the relationship of the accounting and budgeting processes to the organization’s strategic plan and goals, and emphasizes the use of an organization’s accounting information for decision-making. It includes an overview of the basic principles and language of accounting, budgeting process, various analytical techniques used to prepare and evaluate budgets, and ethical considerations in accounting and budgeting. Throughout the course, a managerial viewpoint is stressed.
- MGT 535
Organizational Development and Change3 credits
This course will focus on the theory and methods of organizational development and change. Topics will include an examination of interpersonal, team, and organizational interventions. Emphasis will be on the study and application of the planned change model to improve an organization’s performance while also improving the interests and needs of all organizational members. Students will review case studies and propose plans, policy, and implementation processes within the framework of organizational development.
- MGT 540
Organizational Psychology & Behavior3 credits
This course will focus on the theories and applications of individual, group, and organizational processes which shape the dynamics of an organization. Topics include attitudes, job satisfaction, multicultural characteristics, perceptions, individual decision making, motivation, group and team dynamics, leadership, organizational culture, organizational change, stress management, and human resource management will be emphasized. Students will review case studies and propose plans, policy, and implementation processes within the framework of organizational psychology and behavior.
Select any three courses:
- BSA 540
The Global Business Environment3 credits
This course focuses on the problems of the senior executive in the management of internationally active firms. Emphasized are the economic, political, and cultural environments, as well as theories of international trade and investment.
- BSA 550
The Social and Legal Environment ofBusiness3 credits
This course examines the application of state and federal
commercial law to complex disputes involving businesses,
their customers, their employees and their communities.
The course examines making socially responsible and
legally permissible management decisions that balance the
concerns and sensitivities of all stakeholders. Emphasis is
placed on understanding the legal and ethical implications
of decisions and utilizing tools and multiple frameworks for
- BSA 560
Ethical Responsibility in Business3 credits
This course utilizes case studies that require the student to
analyze the relationship among morals, values, and ethical
concepts and their application to business situations. This
course will aid the student in developing an ethical
framework that can be used in making business decisions.
- MKT 520
Seminar in Marketing Management3 credits
A managerial approach to advanced problems in marketing with heavy emphasis on case study. An analysis of executive decision making and problem solving through team efforts in the formulation of a strategic marketing plan for the firm.
- MGT 504
Economics and Finance for NonFinancial Managers3 credits
An overview of the basic principles and language of
economics and finance, focusing on the use and
application of economic and financial data for planning,
control, and decision making. Topics include the
business cycle, interest rates, inflation, risk analysis, and
use of financial ratios. Prerequisite: MGT 507
- MGT 510
Management of InformationTechnologies3 credits
This course explores business implications of new
developments in information technology. The focus of the
course is to assist managers in applying new technologies
to the decision-making process. Organized around an
audit of information services, the course details the
questions a firm needs to ask to effectively use
Prerequisite: MBA student or senior with permission of
- MGT 515
Project Management3 credits
Examines managerial techniques necessary to
successfully develop and complete projects. Skills needed
to plan, estimate, organize, budget, schedule, track, and
control a project are developed. Identification of common
problems and mistakes are addressed.
- MGT 517
Managing for Quality and Excellence3 credits
Presents the philosophies, methods, and tools of Total
Quality Management (TQM) and investigates a new
paradigm for management that goes beyond TQM as it is
commonly viewed today. Emphasis is on a customervalue
orientation. Topics include customer value
measurement, continuous improvement, and statistical
- MGT 525
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management3 credits
The focus of this course is the management of human
resources to obtain a competitive advantage. Specific
attention will be directed toward developing and
implementing a strategic human resources management
program. Topic coverage includes internal and external
human resources environments, assessing work and work
outcomes, acquiring and developing human resources,
compensation and labor relations.
- SCM 540
Supply Chain Management3credits
This course 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, global supply chain and location decision making processes, and best practices.
- SCM 550
Materials Management3 credits
This course builds upon information from Supply Chain Management with emphasis on material management, manufacturing planning, control systems, purchasing, distribution, logistics transportation and warehouse distribution center (DC) management. The course will focus on materials management, production planning systems, material requirements planning (MRP)/capacity management, and inventory fundamentals, including physical inventory and warehouse management, just-intime (JIT), Lean, total quality management (TQM), Kanban, and supply chain metrics.
- SCM 560
Logistics in the Supply Chain3credits
This course will examine logistics in the supply chain. Logistics in the supply chain supports customer satisfaction by providing deliverables including transportation, order fulfillment, availability, order lead time and customer service goals. Emphasis is placed on planning the logistics network, measurement issues and practices in the supply chain, transportation cost drivers, order fulfillment process, third party logistics (3PL) and
outsourcing, and logistics decision support systems.
- SCM 570
Lean Principles in the Supply Chain3 credits
This course will focus on achieving world-class levels of customer satisfaction, productivity and long-term growth through systematic prevention and elimination of waste and sustained continuous improvement. Topics include elimination of waste quality improvement, value stream mapping (VSM) value stream improvement process (VSIP), accelerated improvement workshops (AIW), total productive maintenance (TPM), and Six Sigma applications.
- NPM 510
Marketing and Communications for Nonprofits3 credits
Examines nonprofit marketing and communication tools
that drive a nonprofit organization to promote social
change. This course explores advocacy, branding, public
relations, mediums for message communication,
constituency management and mobilization for change.
- NPM 520
Resource Development for Nonprofits3 credits
Students will study the principles and practices of traditional philanthropy and the methods of effective fund development including grant writing. Students will acquire the skills necessary to assess agency fundraising readiness and develop and implement a plan to support the organization’s mission. Students will also acquire the skills to compose and submit a good proposal. Prerequisite: May Apply.
- NPM 530
Revenue Streams for Nonprofits3 Credits
This course will introduce students to diverse nonprofit revenue options that can sustain an organization’s resource and fund development efforts. Students will expand their knowledge of the opportunities that exist for sustainable income and learn which revenue options are most appropriate for various types of organizations. Prerequisite: NPM 515.
- NPM 540
The Legal Environment of Nonprofit Organizations3 Credits
This course will examine statutory and other regulatory issues impacting the formation and operation of nonprofit organizations. This course will also examine other legal issues arising from the organization’s day to day operations that can impact a board of trustees, officers, employees and volunteers.
- MGT 545
Leadership Development & Coaching in Organizations3 credits
This course will focus on the application of multiple techniques to develop and strengthen the leadership skill sets necessary to lead and sustain a successful organization. These will include the practices of coaching and mentoring in today’s multicultural environments with an emphasis on succession planning and optimal human resources utilization. All levels of the organization will be addressed as students will review case studies and propose plans, policy, and implementation processes within the framework of leadership development and coaching.
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