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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Accounting Information Systems

Office: 208 Rockwell Office Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 1-4 PM or by appt. Text: Accounting Information Systems: Essential Concepts and Applications by Wilkinson and Cerullo. Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-05592-1. Course Objectives: To develop a knowledge base of the elements, the relationships, and the issues associated with manual and computerized accounting information systems, of internal control concepts and to develop strong documentation and communication skills. Suggestions for the Students: Nurture interest in the topics of this course. Read related current events. Talk with professionals. Ask questions when you do not understand. Help your classmates out when needed. Do your part…

Managerial Accounting

Course Description: Managerial Accounting focuses on the accounting information needs of the various levels of internal management within an organization. Internal reporting is directed at three major areas of management responsibility: cost determination, planning and control, and long-term decision-making. Co-Requisite: ACG2071L (Managerial Accounting Lab) Pre-Requisite: ACG2001 and ACG2011 or ACG2021 Objectives: You, the student, will learn the needs of internal reporting, and how these reports should be presented to management. Also, you will learn concepts, principles, and procedures related to the following subject matters: 1) Job Order and Process Cost Systems 2) Cost Behavior 3) Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis 4) Budgeting 5)…

TAX 2000 (Individual Income Taxes)

Course Description: This is a basic federal individual income tax course which will introduce terminology, concepts and applications of the law. The theory must be learned before it is applied “hands on” at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center. Pre-Requisite: None Objectives: Students will learn the following : Procedures and Techniques on how to interview the taxpayers to successfully obtain the necessary information to complete their individual income tax returns. Ethical Behavior and Responsibilities inherent in the preparation of individual income tax returns. Tax Rules and Regulations on how to prepare the Forms 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040. Miscellaneous Advanced…

Business Spanish

Department of Foreign Literature and Languages University of Massachusetts Dartmouth M/W/F 10:00-10:50, I-114 Spring 2003 Office: Room 351, Group I Office phone: 910-6469 Office Hours: Wednesday 2-5 p.m. or by appointment Email: cbenavides@umassd.edu Textbook: -Saldo a Favor and accompanying Workbook (Manual de Actividades e Investigaciones) -A bilingual dictionary is strongly recommended. Course Description: Spanish for correspondence, banking, administration, personnel, and publicity. Practice in business-related vocabulary and writing. Readings and selections on business-related and cultural topics for comprehension. Service learning project, in collaboration with the Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) of Southeastern Massachusetts. Goals: By the end of this course, students…

Social and Ethical Issues in Business

College of Business Administration Meets: T 4:00-6:40 pm, BA 342 Schedule Number: 22315 Instructor: Assoc. Professor Craig P. Dunn, Ph.D. Office: SS 3105 Office Hours: 3:00-4:00 pm T and by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION: Ethics of various issues in business, including social responsibility, environmental protection, privacy, individual rights, occupational safety and health, product liability, equality of opportunity, and the morality of capitalism. What is the corporation? Do corporations–and more particularly the managers who represent them–have any responsibilities beyond seeking to maximize shareholder wealth? Is the term “business ethics” an oxymoron? What is the source of moral truth? These and other related…

Organizational Communication

Speech & Communication Studies Fall Semester 1999 OVERVIEW This course explores theories and practices of organizational communication from a critical, historical, and applied perspective. The primary objective of the course is to provide in-depth analytical treatments of issues related to the personal, relational, cultural, group, business, global, and ethical dimensions of everyday communication practices. A second objective is to apply what you are learning to the organization and management of communication in professional contexts through involvement in a Service Learning project. OPERATING PROCEDURES The course is designed to be communication intensive. This means you will be expected to read, write,…

Management – Organizational Behavior

Fall Semester 1997MWF 9:00 a.m.Office: 207 Hyde HallOffice Hours: WMF 10: 00- It: 00 a.m.M 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (or by appointment) Course DescriptionOrganizational behavior is the study of human behavior, attitudes, values and performance within organizational settings. It is an interdisciplinary field, which draws on social and clinical psychology, sociology, labor relations, anthropology, industrial engineering, and industrial psychology. We will be discussing and experiencing the theory, methods and principles of these diverse disciplines to learn about individual perceptions, values, and learning styles; group structure and dynamics; and organizational processes that occur on a daily basis within any social gathering….

Principles of Quality Management

Introduction to the principles of quality management, with an emphasis on cross-functional problem solving. Topics include customer driven quality, leadership, employee participation and training, continuous process improvement, design quality and error prevention, management by facts, and strategic quality planning. This course will provide a basic understanding of the philosophy, conceptual frameworks and the tools of the Total Quality Movement. Moreover, the course will underscore the importance of individual and corporate responsibility to the community. 1. Students in the class provide a needed service. At least one organization/agency will be selected to which students will be assigned for the design and completion…