Content with Disciplines : Business

Sustainable Solutions: Developing Goals and Indicators for theCenter for Economic and Environmental Development

Course Description The key to any successful project is knowing what you want to do and how you want to do it: goals and objectives. Less obvious, perhaps, is knowing whether you have actually achieved your goals. How do you know if you accomplished what you set out to do? The Center for Economic and Environmental Development at Allegheny College is a young organization. It was formally initiated in July of 1997. In that short time, however, it has expanded rapidly. CEED's mission is to increase community and regional leaders' understanding of how economic and environmental decisions can work hand…

Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:The course is designed to provide students with a background in basic statistics with a focus on business applications. Students are introduced to probability theory and probability distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and decision theory. Despite the application-oriented learning that is emphasized in this course, students have sometimes questioned the extent to which the concepts they learn would be useful. Incorporating service learning into this course would enable students to effectively relate the concepts they learn to the world around them. This would increase their understanding of statistical concepts and sharpen their problem-solving skills. The community…

Business Ethics

College of Business & Management University of Maryland Fall 1997 Shady Grove Room 0102 (New Building) COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course surveys applied topics relating to business ethics. On our first meeting, we provide a conceptual framework for thinking about and discussing these topics. This framework has three parts or “themes”: (1) Corporate Social Responsibility; (2) Relationship of Law and Ethics; and (3) Individual Ethical Decision-Making. Thereafter, class time will be used to explore applied topics with reference to these three themes. The course employs a number of instructional formats, including (1) lectures (primarily day 1); (2) student group presentations; (3)…

Meeting and Conference Planning

Winter, 1998OFFICE HOURS: T: 12-2 p.m.; W: 12:30-2:30 p.m. REQUIRED TEXTS:Doyle, M., & Straus, D. (1976). How to Make Meetings Work. NY: Jove.Robert, H. (1981). The Scott. Foresman Robert's Rules of Order. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company.Rutherford, D. (1990). Introduction to the Conventions. Expositions, and Meetings Industry. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold. (Required pages are on reserve at Duplication Station.)Cathcart, R., & Samovar, L. (1992). Small Group Communication: A Reader (Sixth Edition). Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown.(Required pages are on reserve at Duplication Station.) GOALS FOR STUDENTS IN THE COURSE:1. To learn more about ways of coordinating and facilitating effective meetings.2. To…

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…