Apr 16, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

The courses described below are listed in numerical order by discipline. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted. If laboratory periods are required they are indicated after the description. For example, the notation “3 plus 1” indicates 3 class periods and 1 lab period per week.


Master of Business Administration

  • MBA 6610 - Seminar in Human Resources

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 6600 
    Students will attend the National Convention for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). This course is a capstone event that requires professional membership in the SHRM and the opportunity to become professionally certified. Most issues addressed at the conference will be globally related and will include: sexual harassment, compensation planning, disabilities, flexible workplaces, global education, legal perspectives, along with approximately 100 other topics. In addition, the networking and the trade show are spectacular conference events. Credit(s): 3
  • MBA 6690 - Special Topics in Human Resources

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5600 .
    Directed study of a special body of subject matter in the field of human resources. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 3
  • MBA 6700 - E-Business Technology

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5110 .
    This course gives an overview of the technologies relevant to electronic business including strategic planning issues such as operating systems, networking, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, computer security, electronic transaction processing, and other e-business issues. After completing this course, students should be able to understand the functions of the technologies that support e-business. Credit(s): 3
  • MBA 6800 - Accounting Automation

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5130  or MBA accounting major.
    The objectives of this course are: (1) to present and integrate accounting principles in such a way that no prior knowledge of computerized accounting is required; (2) to provide a hands-on approach to learning how modern computerized automated accounting systems function; and (3) to provide knowledge and hands-on experience in integrating accounting with other business applications such as spreadsheets and word processors. Credit(s): 3
  • MBA 6810 - Communication for Accountants

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5130  or MBA accounting major.
    This course is designed for MBA accounting majors to acquire and practice the skills for effective CPA/client communications and to apply these skills during the written portions of the computer-based CPA exam. Emphasis will be placed on AICPA criteria of coherent organization, conciseness, clarity, responsiveness to questions, appropriateness to readers, and use of Standard English. Assignments will include CPA/client communications such as Letters of Engagement, communicating results of accounting reviews, accounting opinions, and notes to financial statements. Credit(s): 3
  • MBA 6820 - Fraud Examination

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5130  or MBA accounting major.
    This course will emphasize the conduct of fraud examinations, including a discussion of specific procedures used in forensic accounting examinations and the reasoning behind the use of these procedures. Detection, investigation, and prevention of specific types of fraud committed against organizations and individuals. Credit(s): 3
  • MBA 6845 - Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5130  or MBA accounting major.
    Provide accounting majors with the fundamentals of government and not-for-profit accounting standards and skills. Credit(s): 3
  • MBA 6860 - Becker Review

    Prerequisite(s): Minimum 36 credits.
    Becker Review - A four-part review course designed to prepare the student to sit for the online CPA Exam. Content: 1) Financial Accounting and Reporting: covers general accounting concepts tested in this part of the CPA Exam, including GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) for business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities. Addresses the necessary application skills. 2) Auditing and Attestation: Covers auditing practices and the required attestation as tested on this part of the CPA Exam. Includes auditing procedures, GAAS (Generally Accepted Auditing Standards), and other related attest engagements. Addresses the skills needed for application, thus moving from theory to practice. 3) Business Environment and Concepts: Covers general business related topics as tested in this part of the CPA Exam, including knowledge of general business environment and business concepts that candidates must know in order to understand the underlying business reasons for and accounting implications of business transactions. Addresses the skills needed to apply that knowledge. 4) Regulation: Covers regulatory issues, including federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law. Addresses essential skills needed to apply this knowledge. Credit(s): 6
  • MBA 6990 - Business Praxis*

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the College of Business Dean.
    Application of business skills, knowledge, and abilities to business projects and/or consulting experiences. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 3 *International students only will select this course as a requirement for their CPT This course may be repeated for additional credit. Credit(s): 3 *International students only will select this course as a requirement for their CPT
  • MBA 7000 - Business Policy & Strategy

    Prerequisite(s): Minimum 30 credits, core courses, MBA 5200 .
    Enrollment requires advisor’s approval. A review of the applied research for managerial planning decisions and actions that assist in determining the long-run performance of organizations. Emphasis is placed on the process of strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation, and control for organizations of all sizes. Credit(s): 3

Master of Science in Engineering Management

  • MSE 5000 - Introduction to Engineering Management

    An overview of the field of engineering management including, technical, management and integrated issues. Tools helpful throughout the program, such as research skills, will be introduced. The first course in the program. Credit(s): 3
  • MSE 5950 - Curricular Practical Training for International Students

    Prerequisite(s): MSE 5000 .

    1) Semester 3 Enrollment in MSE program; 2) With completion of 18 or more credit hours in MSE program, and 3) with 3.0 or higher GPA 
    Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is defined as student work experience that is directly related to the MSE program. This employment is instrumental in helping the student achieve the MSE program objectives. Credit(s): 3 (0 plus 3)

  • MSE 6010 - Environmental Health & Safety

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 .
    An introduction to the state and federal regulations for safety and environmental compliance. This course also covers ISO standards for environmental health and safety. Students will learn to identify how standards apply to various industries and will apply these skills in performing an audit to determine whether operations conform to the standards. Credit(s): 3
  • MSE 6020 - Designing for Lean Manufacturing

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 .
    A study of the principles and practices necessary to establish/maintain a lean operation. Concepts covered include: theory of constraints, Takt time, pull systems, lean accounting, value stream mapping, waste free manufacturing, workplace organization, quick change-over, just-in-time, and mistake-proofing. Through hands-on exercises, students will learn to apply these concepts in real-world situations. Credit(s): 3
  • MSE 6030 - Enterprise Resource Planning

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 .
    Explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. This course addresses: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change. Concepts include supplier relationship management (SRM), strategic sourcing, throughput supply chain measurements such as inventory dollar days and throughput dollar days, product life cycle management (PLM), and customer relationship management (CRM). Credit(s): 3
  • MSE 6040 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000  
    Integration of facilities (machines tools, robotics) and the automation protocols required in the implementation of computer integrated manufacturing are studied. Specific concepts will include concurrent engineering, rapid prototyping, interfaces between computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing systems (CAM), and control of manufacturing systems: numerical control (NC) and computer numerical control (CNC); programmable logic controller (PLC); computer aided process planning (CAPP) and manufacturing scheduling. Credit(s): 3
  • MSE 6050 - Statistical Methods in Quality Assurance

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 .
    The quantitative aspects of quality are studied, such as control charts, process capability, reliability, and design of experiments. Credit(s): 3
  • MSE 6060 - Legal Implications for Engineering Managers

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSE 5000 .
    A study of patent law, product liability, labor law and other legislation relevant to the engineering discipline. Credit(s): 3
  • MSE 7000 - Advanced Topics in Engineering Management

    Prerequisite(s): Must have have all MSE courses completed.
    Integrates the elements of engineering management in a capstone, project-based environment. Last course of the program. Credit(s): 3

Master of Science in Management

  • MSM 5100 - Qualitative Decision-Making

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 .
    This course will aid the student in using qualitative methods to identify the root cause of problems in business, evaluate alternative responses to these problems, and propose solutions. Emphasis is placed on the application of qualitative research methods to specific business problems and managerial decision-making. The course introduces methods that will be used to collect and interpret data for the applied management project capstone course (e.g., surveying, interviewing, and conducting focus groups). Credit(s): 3
  • MSM 5350 - Customer Relationship Management

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 .
    Students will analyze organizations to develop effective strategies for customer relationship management. Students will evaluate customer touch points to improve customer service and build customer loyalty. Students will develop models to identify and measure individual perceptions to determine real customer needs. Credit(s): 3
  • MSM 5400 - Negotiation Skills

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000 .
    Introduces the process of mutual gain by developing long-term relationships with negotiation partners. It will concentrate on strategies that are successful in business and will cover topics such as: separating the problem from the person, invention of options, and best alternatives. The course will utilize exercises and simulations. Credit(s): 3
  • MSM 6400 - Managing Change

    Prerequisite(s): MBA 5000  or MSOL 5000 .
    This course examines the role of change in organizations. A theoretical background in organization development will be introduced in tandem with practical skills and knowledge of change management. Students will define change, analyze factors that affect change, and learn how to effectively facilitate change in their organizations. Credit(s): 3
  • MSM 7200 - Applied Management Project

    Prerequisite(s): MSM 5100 ; MSM 6400 , MSOL 5500 .
    This reality-based capstone course requires the student to synthesize and integrate the theoretical and practical knowledge that has been learned from prerequisite courses in the MSM curriculum. The completion of this course includes one of two tracks: an applied company project or an academic “mini-thesis.” Students will design and implement projects that focus on real-world problems. Students may work on problems within their own companies, organizations to which they belong, or organizations with which the university has a relationship (e.g., alumni companies). As a second option, the student may choose an academic “mini-thesis.” The instructor must approve the subject matter of the project. Credit(s): 3

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

  • MSOL 5000 - Leadership Styles & Development

    This course provides a comprehensive analysis of major leadership theories and models. This exploration and assessment of personal leadership style and leadership dimensions leads to a final course outcome of a leadership journey assessment and action plan for each student. Credit(s): 3
  • MSOL 5400 - Building Organizational Excellence

    Achieving excellence in a variety of mission-critical dimensions in critical for all organizations in today’s competitive global economy. A comprehensive review of well researched theories and practitioner models are presented in this course including issues related to knowledge management, quality management, innovation management and the development of high performing teams and cultures. The impact of positive psychology on organizational excellence and a global perspective are also explored. Credit(s): 3
  • MSOL 5500 - Financial Concepts for Leaders

    Prerequisite(s): MSOL 5000 
    This course provides an overview of the financial concepts that are necessary for responsible fiscal management of an organization. This course also focuses on impact of financial data on effective management and decision-making. The links between finance and strategic planning and implications for overall health and success of the organization are explored. Credit(s): 3
  • MSOL 6600 - Leadership Problem Analysis and Decision Making

    Research indicates the daily activities of leaders and managers focuses largely on problem analysis and decision making. This course provides a thorough understanding of the fundamental models, tactics and tools of this critical leadership competency. Core topics include critical thinking, problem analysis and decision support tools and techniques, and the basics of project management. The role of the leader in group decision making, conflict resolution and negotiation strategy is also reviewed. Credit(s): 3
  • MSOL 6700 - Developing Human Capital

    Contemporary management literature emphasizes the importance of human capital as organizations strive to create a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge and service economies. This course provides an in-depth review of models and strategies of human capital development including integrated talent management, individual and management development and competency modeling. Strategic human resources and a global perspective on human capital development are also examined. Credit(s): 3
  • MSOL 6800 - Leading Strategy-Analysis, Planning, & Implementation

    Prerequisite(s): MSOL 5400 MSOL 6700  for MSOL students or MSM 6400 ; MBA 5600  for MSM students.
    An organization is able to compete more effectively when there is a shared understanding among the leaders and team members regarding the strategic direction and the requirements needed to achieve organizational goals. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of various theoretical perspectives on strategy and strategic planning as well as practitioner models used in organizations. The critical role of the leader in the strategic planning process is also evaluated. Credit(s): 3
  • MSOL 7400 - Leadership Project I

    Prerequisite(s): MSOL 5400 , MSOL 6700 .
    This is the first course in a three-course capstone sequence. This sequence of courses provides students with an opportunity to explore organizational issues in-depth through original research and communicate results in a graduate level environment. In this first course, having the theoretical and practical knowledge learned throughout the organizational leadership curriculum, students will develop the initial sections of the project (Abstract, Introduction, and Review of Related Literature). This course should be taken in the last half of the program. Credit(s): 3
  • MSOL 7500 - Leadership Project II

    Prerequisite(s): MSOL 7400 .
    This is the second course in a three-course sequence and is a continuation of MSOL 7400 . Students will go through the IRB (Institutional Review Board) process and add the Design & Methodology section to the project started in the previous course. Credit(s): 3
  • MSOL 7600 - Leadership Project III

    Prerequisite(s): MSOL 7500 .
    This is the third course in a three-course sequence and is a continuation of MSOL 7500 . Students will complete the project by adding the Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations sections. Credit(s): 3

Master of Science in Psychology

  • MPSY 5050 - Writing in Psychology

    The development of graduate level writing, reading, critical thinking and literature search skills will be emphasized. The course will focus on how to interpret, synthesize, and draw conclusions about psychological research and create a coherent review of the literature. A review of American Psychological Association (APA) style documentation for experimental reports and literature reviews will also be covered. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  • MPSY 5100 - Multicultural Psychology


    This course surveys relevant theories, research, assessment and practice of multicultural psychology and the factors important to issues of cultural and individual differences. Credit(s): 3

  • MPSY 5200 - Lifespan Development

    The focus of this course will be to survey the cognitive, psychological, moral, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of humans throughout the lifespan from birth to death. A developmental framework for understanding issues that impact normal development will be studied. Credit(s): 3
  • MPSY 5400 - Advanced Counseling Theory

    This course is intended to be an examination of the main forces of psychotherapy. Several major theories used to understand human thoughts, feelings and behaviors within the main forces of psychotherapy will be explored. Credit(s): 3
  • MPSY 5600 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

    This course is a survey of the statistical techniques commonly used in psychological research including such topics as correlation, linear regression, t-Tests, ANOVA and Chi Squares. Introduction to a computer-based statistical software package will be presented given the computation intensive nature of these techniques. Credit(s): 3
  • MPSY 5800 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology

    This course explores the legal and ethical implications faced by practicing counselors. A wide variety of issues will be covered including an overview of academic clinical training requirements, ethical decision making models, professional values, counselor attitudes and values and counselor competence and supervision. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)
  • MPSY 6000 - Psychopathology

    This course is an examination of the issues and controversies related to the conceptualization and diagnosis of mental disorders. The etiology, onset, symptoms, clinical features and prognosis for mental disorders throughout the lifespan will be explored. Credit(s): 3
  • MPSY 6200 - Advanced Social Psychology

    This course is designed to explore topics within social psychology in depth through the use of empirical journal articles as well as texts. Students will be provided an opportunity to develop deeper knowledge of many of the major studies within the field of social psychology. Students will be encouraged to form connections between course material and their own experiences as social psychology topics are issues that occur in our everyday lives. Credit(s): 3
  • MPSY 6510 - Substance Abuse Theories and Techniques

    This elective course is an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of substance abuse theories and counseling approaches. A biopsychosocial framework will be presented to assist in understanding addictive behaviors and substance use and abuse. The philosophies related to prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery will also be explored. Credit(s): 3
  • MPSY 6600 - Research Methods in Psychology

    Prerequisite(s): MPSY 5600  
    This course is an overview of the research methods and techniques used within the field of psychology. The focus of the course will be on the evaluation of research methodology as well as the examination of the process involved in designing a research project. Credit(s): 3
  • MPSY 6800 - Advanced Biopsychology

    Prerequisite(s): MPSY 5050 
    This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of normal and abnormal human behaviors from the perspective of brain functioning. A review of the foundational knowledge and examination of current research of the relationship between biological function of the brain and nervous system/neuroanatomy will be explored. Credit(s): 3
  • MPSY 6920 - Capstone Course: Master of Science in Psychology

    Prerequisite(s): All MS Psychology courses must be completed
    This capstone course is designed to assess the student’s knowledge gained throughout the entire Master of Science in psychological program. The course will consist of a comprehensive exam that will be composed of various components directly related to the program learning outcomes and the courses completed within the degree program. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Ph.D. in Global Leadership

  • HEA 7001 - Theories & Research in Academic Leadership

    Critically analyze theories, research and best practices about academic leadership and culture employed by individuals and organizations in higher education in the United States and globally. How culture, national and international politics, and institutional mission inform higher education leadership is examined. Mission, vision and function of public, private, not for profit and for profit colleges and universities; leadership roles; governance functions including shared governance; union and non-union organizations; relationships with internal and external constituencies; problems of practice and power will be analyzed. Credit(s): 3
  • HEA 7002 - Higher Education Policy & Accountability

    Policy and issues in higher education. Analysis of public expectations of higher education including accountability for student learning and transparency of operating functions. Contemporary public policy issues such as access, affordability, affirmative action, funding for scientific research are analyzed. Practices in accreditation, relationships among institutions to maximize opportunities for students and to provide diverse experiences in order to be prepared to enter the global society, and strategies to adapt to expanding reporting requirements will be compared and critically analyzed to determine best practices. Credit(s): 3
  • HEA 7003 - Legal Issues in Higher Education

    Higher education legal processes, rights, responsibilities, duties and liabilities of faculty, administrators, and students within the context of higher education. Topics such as academic freedom, affirmative action, free speech, disability rights and access/use of electronically accessed information will be analyzed. Studies from constitutional, statutory, and case law will be addressed. Credit(s): 3
  • HEA 7004 - Managing for Financial Performance & Accountability

    This course is a shared course for OLM and HEA students.
    Critical analysis of theoretical and empirical literature, and best practices about managing innovation and the learning organization. The key transformational role of technology and its impact on emerging core organizational learning capabilities are emphasized. Collaborative work environments, diffusion of innovation, systems thinking, and the technology adoption cycle are examined as means to improve organizational capabilities and managerial competencies required to promote innovation and a learning organization. The cultural structures and processes of a learning organization are explored.
    Comparative study of current trends in higher education in the United States and globally including curricular models, delivery methods, cultural influences and implications; global institutional partnerships; governmental involvement, accountability and reporting requirements. Credit(s): 3
  • HEA 7005 - Comparative Higher Education

    Comparative study of current trends in higher education in the United States and globally including curricular models, delivery methods, cultural influences and implications; global institutional partnerships; governmental involvement, accountability and reporting requirements. Credit(s): 3
  • HEA 7006 - The Contemporary College Student

    Intellectual, social, psychological, and cultural contexts of the student experience. Leadership role in meeting student and societal expectations for integrated learning and social experiences. Providing appropriate and high quality experiences to students of varying abilities, needs and expectations. Credit(s): 3
  • LDS 7001 - Leadership Theory & Research

    A foundational course in the critical analysis of seminal theoretical and empirical leadership theories, research and best practices. The concepts and dimensions of leadership are evaluated from the early trait and behavioral theories to the more recent theories which emphasize transformational and servant leadership models. Ethics and morality in leadership decision-making and case studies that examine emerging leadership situations are also analyzed. Credit(s): 3
  • LDS 7002 - Leading in a Time of Global Change

    Literature and best practices related to the emerging roles of the leader as an agent of change are examined. Theories and models of change management are evaluated including organizational learning, organizational development, appreciative inquiry, sense-making and contingency approaches. Also examined are forces for change, diagnosis for change, visioning, resistance to change, the recipients of change, and consolidating change. Credit(s): 3
  • LDS 7003 - Communication in Global & Diverse Context

    Communications literature and best practices are analyzed to understand and maximize human interaction in global and diverse contexts. Effective communication for various leadership roles is examined including interpersonal, small group, organizational, and public situations. Skills to develop intercultural competence and evaluating communication barriers that prevent the understanding of a leader’s message are explored. Credit(s): 3
  • LDS 7004 - Ethics, Governance & Social Responsibility

    Ethical theories and research are examined, along with professional codes of conduct and best practices for effective ethical leadership in global organizations. A review of recurring ethical dilemmas results in the development of a personal code of ethics appropriate for global leadership. The literature and best practices related to the leader’s role in promoting effective governance for a healthy organization along with social responsibility and sustainable development are examined. Credit(s): 3
  • LDS 7005 - Global Leadership Development

    From a global perspective, leadership development models are analyzed with a focus on organizational and individual outcomes. Leadership development practices are evaluated as they relate to and impact the development of intellectual capital, organizational innovation, talent management, succession planning and executive selection criteria. Leadership development programs for expatriates and effective modes of leadership development for different countries and cultures are analyzed. Credit(s): 3
  • LDS 7006 - Global Talent Management

    Classic and recent research, models and best practices for the development of human capital are examined. Approaches to linking organizational strategy, culture, and human resources practices are evaluated with an emphasis on talent development and the use of human capital to create a competitive advantage. Processes to develop and measure individual and team performance are examined. The unique challenges of leading project, virtual and remote teams are analyzed. Credit(s): 3
  • OLHE 7005 - Managing Financial Performance & Accountability

    Critical analysis of theoretical and empirical literature, and best practices for managing private and public organizations to achieve financial accountability and financial performance. Accounting as a managerial tool for assessment of business strategy and tactical implementation are examined. Principles of financial management focusing on the development and use of budgets for planning and control, demonstrating accountability, and establishing priorities within an organization are analyzed. The use of financial data to lead decision-making links between finance and strategic planning, and Sarbanes-Oxley are explored. Creating shareholder value is analyzed, along with links to customer loyalty. Cash flow management, international financial reporting and consolidations employing currency conversions, and the standards of ethical behavior in various countries are examined
    NOTE- this shared course is applied to either OLM 7005 or HEA 7004 course requirements based on student concentration choice Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0) This shared course is applied to either OLM 7005 or HEA 7004 course requirements based on student concentration choice
  • OLHE 7008 - Global Practicum

    The main purpose of the course is to introduce students to indigenous or local leadership theories and practices by providing immersive experiential learning experience and traveling to different cultural destinations.  The students are able to apply global leadership concepts studied in global leadership courses to understand leadership phenomena as they manifest across the world. Finally, in addition to experiencing native cultures and learning about local leadership characteristics, students enhance research methods knowledge and skills. World destinations for global practicums differ, and additional descriptions of activities varies per destination. Credit(s): 3 (0 plus 3)
  • OLM 7001 - International Organizational Behavior & Culture

    This course gives an in-depth view of available theory and research on the behavior, structure, culture and process on international and global organizations. Formal organizations and their structure will be critically examined and applicable behavioral science theories, including non-Western theories and models, will be explored through case studies and article reviews.

      Credit(s): 3 Theory & Application-based course

  • OLM 7002 - Strategic Branding & Public Relations

    This course offers an overview of the key elements of branding and public relations (PR) and their role in multinational organizations and global society as a whole. Strategic marketing decisions made at the organizational level and organizational issues affecting the creation and implementation of internal and external PR efforts will be covered.  Credit(s): 3 Application-based course
  • OLM 7003 - Multinational Management

    This course focuses on the behavior, management and cross cultural aspects of managing in a global organization. Current theory and research on international management, multinational corporations, and government policies affecting international business will be examined. Preparation of an academic paper suitable for a conference submission or publication will be the final course outcome. Credit(s): 3 Theory-based course
  • OLM 7004 - Managing Innovation & the Learning Organization

    This course critically examines innovation and the theories and models that support planning and process development and they can be implemented. It investigates how leaders who initiate and direct major organizational shifts can mobilize, focus, generate commitment, and implement new directions in a multinational organization. The course combines theory, case material, models and accounts of how and why organizations change their cultures, purposes, structures, and/or operational processes. Students will undertake a detailed analysis of an organizational innovation they have experienced in their professional life. Credit(s): 3 Theory & Application-based course
  • OLM 7005 - Managing for Financial Performance & Accountability

    This course examines the relationship of financial management to the development of policy, financing options for global organizations, and making standard financial management decisions. The relationship between successful financial management and organizational outcomes is explored and a case study with financial management recommendations is part of the course.  Credit(s): 3 Theory & Application-based course
  • OLM 7006 - International Strategy & Decision Making

    In this course the role of decision making and foundations of strategic management and leadership will be explored. Overall strategies and their effect on organizational performance will be explored. Overall strategies and their effect on organizational performance will be explored. Students will create their own strategies using theoretical decision-making models. Credit(s): 3 Theory & Application-based course
  • RES 7000 - Introduction to Research Methods

    This course emphasizes basic principles and techniques employed in social and behavior science research methods. More specifically, students will review a variety of research methods and will be introduced to the basics of research design. This course will discuss sampling techniques, descriptive, inferential statistics, and basics of testing hypothesis. Students will practice formulating research questions and hypotheses; and interpreting and critiquing statistical results found in peer-reviewed empirical studies. Students will also be able to practice using SPSS. Credit(s): 3
  • RES 7011 - Research Critique

    Prerequisite(s): RES 7000 
    This course helps enhance students’ skills in conceptual argument construction and research analysis. Students will review empirical studies in global leadership and critically evaluate structure, effectiveness, logic and flow of arguments. Students will also examine research purpose, effective hypothesis construction, variables, and research methods. The course will use qualitative and quantitative peer-reviewed articles for research critique. In addition, students will learn about basic and applied natures of research. Finally, students will practice writing research proposals to reflect the applied nature of global leadership scholarship. Credit(s): 3
  • RES 7012 - Research Design

    Prerequisite(s): RES 7000 , RES 7011 
    The purpose of this course is to advance students’ understanding of theory formation and provide students with skills to design effective research in applied settings. The course will examine selection and application of different qualitative and quantitative methodologies for conducting research. It will also evaluate effective research based on connection between methods, data, and arguments. Students will be required to develop a research proposal for an applied project to convert challenges faced by global leaders into research questions or hypotheses and design an applied study that addresses them. Credit(s): 3
  • RES 7013 - Quantitative Methods In Research

    Prerequisite(s): RES 7000 , RES 7011 , RES 7012 
    This course focuses on the application of quantitative research methods. It presumes basic knowledge of the research process and familiarity with quantitative studies in the field of global leadership. Students will use SPSS software application to analyze bivariate and multivariate parametric and non-parametric statistics, and will interpret and report results in a series of exercises. The course will introduce general purpose and description of the factor analysis; and general purpose of the structural equation modeling. Students will evaluate peer-reviewed research articles, apply course content to design a research proposal, and conduct a pilot student to answer research questions or test hypotheses. Credit(s): 3
  • RES 7014 - Qualitative Methods In Research

    Prerequisite(s): RES 7000 , RES 7011 , RES 7012 
    The course is designed to provide students with more in-depth understanding of naturalistic, qualitative research methods. Students will review philosophical assumptions underlying qualitative paradigms and will learn about design, purposeful sampling, field work, and data collection methods. Course will introduce students to current data analysis techniques and computer software used to analyze qualitative data. Throughout the course, students will read and critically evaluate peer-reviewed qualitative studies. Students will also gain first-hand experience in the qualitative research process by designing and conducting a study, analyzing and interpreting their data, and writing and presenting a report on their findings. Credit(s): 3
  • RES 7015 - Global Leadership Research

    Prerequisite(s): RES 7000 , RES 7011 , RES 7012  
    The purpose of this course is to examine a development of leadership theory in different cultures and to learn about nuances of conducting international studies. Such topics as working with an international sample; collaborating with international scholars; cultural philosophical assumptions and frames of reference and their influence on theory development; challenges with a concept translation; publication standards in international scholarly outlets are among a few topics examined in the course. This course will also enable students to evaluate generalizability of research finds in Western leadership studies. Finally, students will analyze leadership studies published by scholars from Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America. Africa, and Middle East. Applications for theory development as well as for leadership development will be discussed. Credit(s): 3
  • RES 8001 - Qualifying Research Seminar

    The primary focus of this course is on helping students narrow their research interests and develop a Research Brief that identities a gap in the global leadership scholarship and suggests a specific research area for further investigation. Students will also discuss potential research designs for their projects, develop research questions or hypotheses, work on operationalization of their variables, and formulate practical applications of their research. The course will address both the philosophical and methodological issues of students’ projects. Ethical and diversity issues (protection of human subjects, cultural and language issues) will be considered. Students with approved Research Briefs will start working on their Research Prospectus. The second goal of the course is to evaluate students’ progress in the program and assess their readiness as scholars to conduct an independent research project (their dissertation). Hence, students will conclude the course with the Global Leadership Paper where they explore several original topics suggested by the course professor. Credit(s): 3
  • RES 8002 - Dissertation Proposal Development

    Used during continuation of work on the dissertation, this course is necessary to comply with the continuous registration requirement of the degree program. The course serves two purposes: (1) Students that made sufficient progress in RES 8001  but did not complete the prospectus (2) Students that passed RES 8001 , enroll in RES 8002  in the dissertation chair’s section, form a dissertation committee, develop the dissertation proposal, successfully defend the dissertation proposal before the dissertation committee, and submit an IRB application. A dissertation proposal includes completed first three chapters of the dissertation, and relevant front and back matter. The IRB application, which includes the Research Protocol, certifications and signatures, and curriculum vitae of the principal investigator, is submitted to the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects (IRB). Credit(s): 3
  • RES 8111 - Continuous Development of the Qualifying Paper

    Students are registered in the section by their Qualifying Paper Chairperson with the goal to continue working on the Qualifying Paper Research (note - only after all coursework has been completed and potentially doing revisions for the Global Leadership Paper). Credit(s): 3 Parent entity: College of Business
  • RES 8221 - Continuous Development of the Dissertation

    Students are registered in the section by their Dissertation Chairperson with the goal to continue working on the Dissertation under the direction of the dissertation committee. (note- this course is taken after the RES 8002  course is completed) Credit(s): 3 Parent entity: College of Business

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