Content with Disciplines : Business/ Management

In the News Discussion Guides: February 2017

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University is offering a series of resources that will act as framings for a few issues that developed over the past several weeks, including possible readings, sources, and discussion questions. Think of these as starting points for purposeful, educational classroom and co-curricular discussions. Read more about the importance of these conversations in our blog post on the power of these teachable moments Read More from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University More on the In the News Discussion Guide Series from IDHE

Public Good Course: Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association

COURSE DESCRIPTION The course is designed to present a professional development forum for students seeking certification in Nonprofit Management/Leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The course brings students together to examine professional preparation and practice issues through a series of activities that encourage critical analysis and self-exploration. The course serves as a professional network, a support group, a source of critical thinking exercises and a point of implementing student activities for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association. The course is unique hybrid learning environment that offers a blend of “professional association” and “student organization” type activities. COURSE GOALS The course…

Business Administration SL Course

Course Description This service leadership course is designed to blend academic study with community service (through service-learning). In this course the students will form consulting teams to serve non-profit organizations by applying business concepts and skills to mutually agreed-upon projects. In this approach, all parties to the arrangement are seen as learners and teachers as well as servers and served. Dealing with issues related to service projects, reflection, and evaluation will be essential elements of the course.   This is not a traditional lecture course. Since the course is designed to be taken by students during their Senior year, the…

Visual Art & Social Entrepreneurship SL Course

COURSE UNDERPININGS Social entrepreneurs are innovators who focus on designing and creating concrete products and services that address social needs and problems. Unlike scalable startups the goal of a social entrepreneur is to seed awareness of organizer collaboration and effective business models for creating micro-enterprise. The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) located in the middle of the community will serve as a secure place to foster, stimulate and sustain the “culture” of place through the management of an accessible maker-space and workshop. The culture of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay (southeast Baltimore City) and northeast Anne Arundel County is fragmented and complicated by the…

Toward Participatory Civic Engagement: Findings and Implications of a Three-Year Community-Based Research Study

This article presents findings from a three-year community-based research study in which a university writing center partnered with an adult education program and a state employment agency to develop online literacy resources housed on a widely used OWL. The resources were designed to help marginalized populations pass the writing section of the GED and compose cover letters and résumés. Findings indicate that the project helped researchers: (a) develop a close relationship with community partners; (b) compose deliverables that met partners’ needs; and (c) assist participants in improving their writing. Despite these results, however, participants’ limited adoption of the online material…

“Trends in Nursing” students attend “Nursing, the Community and Legislation” seminar

Four students enrolled in Trends in Nursing attended a seminar at the New Jersey State Nurses Association regarding the legislative process. As a result of what they learned from the seminar, the students interest was piqued, motivating them to follow a bill through the legislative process regarding mandatory overtime. Subsequently, they attended a senatorial committee meeting where they witnessed first hand the importance of their participation in the political process, as well as how their support and involvement could make a difference within the community. After reflecting on their experiences, they decided to prepare a document describing this process as…

Teacher education program incorporates community engagement

Changes in society warrant changes in education. As the United States as a whole is affected by progress in technology, developments in the economy, or shifts in values and beliefs, schools must evolve in response if they are to prepare youth for the world in which they live. Change in education occurs on a variety of levels, and a number of colleges and universities have used their resources to touch on many of these levels: from k-12 to adult to teacher education. It is the contention of Service Matters that one of the most important changes that can occur in…

Issues in Nonprofit Administration

Course Description Effective management and leadership in the nonprofit sector requires both an understanding of the basic principles of nonprofit organization and associated management challenges (covered in PAFF 551) and familiarity with current debates that are changing how they operate (PAFF 552). The purpose of PAFF 552 is to introduce students to a range of challenges facing nonprofit organizations and to identify approaches that nonprofit practitioners and academics have proposed for addressing those challenges. PAFF 552 is an “Issues” course, intended to introduce students to a range of topics. This year, as last year, I have organized the course to…

Operations Management

Text: Operations Management (8e): Processes and Value Chains Krajewski, Ritzman, Malhotra; Prentice Hall, 2007 Description This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of Operations Management. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts and techniques of managing operations both in the service and manufacturing and sectors. Course Objectives 1. To develop an appreciation and comprehension of the contribution of operations to the overall competitive position of a service/ manufacturing organization. 2. To understand how Operations integrates with other functions of the firm, with an emphasis on the relationship between Information Systems/Technology and Operations Management. 3. To develop a basic understanding of…

Introduction to Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Required Materials: Busse and Pascal Joiner, The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-Time Job Seekers, available online for free at: http://www.idealist.org/en/career/guide/firsttime/index.html All course materials will be available through Blackboard. Course Description: Surveys the role of the nonprofit and voluntary organizations in American society including the history, theory and challenges of the third sector. Includes a service learning project where students serve as philanthropists to their local community through the Students4Giving Project. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended: BA 101. Please note: This course qualifies as a business elective at PCC and PSU…

Special Topics: Philanthropy

Course Description “Philanthropy can be both a potent vehicle through which public needs are met and an instrument for the expression of private beliefs and commitments” – Peter Frumkin, Strategic Giving, 2006 The roots and impact of philanthropy runs deep in American history and culture and the role of philanthropists and philanthropic organizations is pervasive in contemporary American society. The interplay and interrelationships between donors and nonprofit organizations will be the focus of this course. It will examine trends and issues impacting philanthropy. This will include a critical look at the growth and role of nonprofit institutions, their relevance and…

Seminar in Nonprofit Leadership

The goal of Nonprofit Education Programs at WMU is to strengthen the capacity of leaders to carry out the missions of the organizations they serve. This is accomplished through education, community-service, and research designed to improve the contribution that public-serving organizations can make to society. Special emphasis is placed on individual and community development as the pivotal function of nonprofit organizations and collaboration as the central mode of public problem solving. Lester M. Salamon articulates the key educational and community challenge facing us today, “The central challenge, particularly the central management challenge, confronting efforts to solve our pressing societal problems…

Philanthropy & Grant Making

COURSE DESCRIPTION: For thousands of years philanthropy—the desire to help humanity through charitable gifts—has built universities, hospitals, and museums, preserved the arts, fed the hungry, housed the homeless, and most importantly made the world a better place. Philanthropy, students will discover, is not just reserved for the rich, but for anyone interested in serving humanity and making a difference. This course will be a unique opportunity and experiment in “student philanthropy” because our class will invest a minimum of $12,000* (in real money!) in local nonprofit organizations. This opportunity for grant making is made possible by Students4GivingSM—an initiative of Campus…

Business Policy & Strategy

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” ~ Proverbs 29:18  “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” ~ Japanese Proverb COURSE OVERVIEW Welcome to BA4503 Business Policy & Strategy. This course serves as the capstone experience for your business degree. In this section of the syllabus, you are provided with the foundational underpinnings of the course as well as an overview of what is expected. Please take the time to read the entire syllabus, and don’t hesitate to ask questions as you have them. This course will be a great experience – challenging, but…

Business Administration 494: Honors Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Course Description and Learning Goals This HCP course substitutes for BA 304: Management and Organizational Dynamics. Although we cover many of the same topics as the undergraduate management course (BA 304), the honors section adds several important new learning goals related to leadership and leadership development. This course begins with an introduction to leadership and the management process, and then continues further to examine organizational behavior from a social science and behavioral perspective. HCPers focus on understanding and analyzing individual and group behavior in organizations, specifically related to how leaders implement strategy to impact people, policy and organizational culture. You…

Poverty, Gender, and Microcredit

BACKGROUND TO SERVICE LEARNING AND COURSE OVERVIEW Alexis de Tocqueville in the 1800?s observed that the strength of American democracy lay in its spirited voluntary associations and emphasis on community. He declared however, that democracy and its manifestation of individualism, while a virtue, could become a vice when taken to extremes, especially in the form of hyper individualism. Several contemporary scholars have revealed that America has already reached this vicious stage of its democracy, one in which people are so preoccupied with their own concerns and successes that they have shut out of their consciences and consciousnesses the concerns of…

Rebuilding the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Course Description Consumer problems related to production and allocation of housing, especially for low-income households. Includes service-learning experience related to data collection, analysis and reporting in the context of neighborhood development. Course Prerequisites: ECON 200 and FmResM 340 Objectives When finished with this course, the successful student will be able to (1) Understand importance of housing in US society; (2) Identify institutions and special interests involved in the production, maintenance, regulation and distribution of housing; (3) Compare and evaluate alternative solutions to housing problems; (4) Collect, interpret, and report housing data. Course Reading Materials Medoff, P., & Sklar, H. (1994)….

Tax Concepts

Textbook: CONCEPTS IN FEDERAL TAXATION: 2008 EDITION, Murphy, Higgins (Required) Internet access or a copy of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations most recent edition. Summary: An introduction to the federal income tax structure as it applies to the individual taxpayer. The major focus of this course will be upon the conceptual and legal underpinnings of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Course Objectives and Student Responsibilities To learn and refine methods of reasoning and analysis, and apply these to problems arising in an individual’s situation, using the following steps: a) Applying the rules of law (IRC) to specific facts, either…

Managing Corporate Ethics

MERRIMACK COLLEGE Francis E. Girard School of Business and International Commerce Management 360A – Managing Corporate Ethics Instructor: Dr. Gina Vega Tel (978) 837 5000 x 4338 Home (978) 521 7601 Office: O’Reilly 402 (hours are posted and by appointment) email: gvega@merrimack.edu Required Text: Johnson, Craig E. Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2001. Please keep current on business/social/ethics/public policy issues by reading a newspaper such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times or The Boston Globe and a business magazine such as Fortune on a regular basis. Additional…

Management and Organizational Dynamics

Office: McLaren 218 Office Phone: / FAX E-mail: smithdm@usfca.edu Web Site Address: see USFconnect to access course web site using “Blackboard” Office Hours: T, TH 9:00-9:45 am; 1:45-3:00 pm and by appointment Classroom: Section 1: Harney 510 Section 2: Harney 143 Class Meetings: T, TH 10:00-11:45am T, Th 3:15-5:00 pm Final Exam: May 17 – 8:00am May 20-12:30 pm Course Description and Learning Goals This course provides an introduction to the management process and organizational behavior from a social science and behavioral perspective. Emphasis is on the analysis and understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations with special attention…