Content with Disciplines : Business/ Management

Success System Abilities: building students’ civic responsibility

The University has developed the Success System Abilities that focus on building students with both a strong academic and civic responsibility. The core competencies included in every course are integrally connected with critical thinking skills and include valuing diversity and global perspectives both of which are vital to civic responsibility and community partnerships as well as student growth. Website

“Biology of Global Change” course: becoming an active participant in solving environmental problems

During the winter 2000 term at Carleton College, Phil Camill, Assistant Professor of Biology, taught a class entitled “”Biology of Global Change.”” Through the creative curriculum of Professor Camill with help from the two ACT service-learning student coordinators and the environmental studies intern, the students in the course were able to experience community-based learning in which they developed civic competencies and civic habits. They were given multiple opportunities to do the work of citizenship through real projects of impact and relevance that were linked to their academic learning. A major emphasis of the “”Biology of Global Change”” class was to…

Promising Practice: Teaching Civic Leadership Skills through Simulated International Conferences

The freshman Global Studies course, The Global Experience, compels freshmen to think about their roles in the world in different ways, span disciplinary boundaries, and work with diverse ideas and people to arrive at common understandings and solutions to world issues. For the past six years, hundreds of students in The Global Experience classes have participated in simulated Model United Nations Security Council conferences. Freshmen learn about international issues from the perspectives of the countries that are members of the U.N. Security Council. They research the history and foreign policy of their assigned countries so they can accurately portray positions…

Incentive system, “”Pace Rewards: A Community development program””

Pace University, with its multiple campuses, has emphasized the development of leadership and citizenship. The leadership challenge at Pace University in New York City stems from a student population that is largely urban, commuter-based, and career driven. Three years ago, a group of civic-minded students collaborated with the Student Life Staff to explore better ways to broaden student participation in activities that promote several core values of the institution: diversity, technology, globalism, wellness, and citizenship. In several “”think-force”” meetings, the students developed an incentive system that gave points to student organizations who aligned their organizations’ goals to these values. The…

Presidential Public Leadership Program: preparing students for careers in public service

The Hunter College Presidential Public Leadership Program is designed to give students the opportunity to interact with former and current government officials and to observe leaders from the public sector. The Program allows the College to expose its students to examples of effective leadership and to help them recognize and develop such qualities. The ultimate goal is to encourage and prepare Hunter students for careers in public service. Senator George J. Mitchell is the inaugural speaker in The Hunter College Presidential Public Leadership Program. Senator Mitchell will be conducting a series of seminars to students who have been prepared for…

Accounting

COURSE OUTLINE I. OVERVIEW The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) has been in existence for many years as a means of assisting lower income taxpayers with answers to their tax questions and assistance in preparing their income tax returns. This is the fifth year that CAL POLY has participated in the program. The program is expected to provide the following benefits to participating students: Provides a review of the basic tax rules learned in Accounting 304, as well as supplementing that learning with various technical aspects of tax preparation and compliance. Provides instruction and practice in the preparation…

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…

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is an experiential learning (Service-Learning (SL) category) course open to all students from any discipline who have achieved sophomore status.   Service-learning is an important component of experiential learning and is intentionally integrated into the undergraduate learning experience by giving students the opportunity to use what they’re learning in the classroom and make a difference in the lives of others through education and the equipping of various life and job skills. As a result, SIFE student teams develop, innovate, and implement an assortment of sustainable projects and programs for the benefit of the Belmont,…

Leadership: Taking Responsibility for Our Communities, and Making Them Better Through Public Action

Course Goals & Objectives It is the premise of this course that leadership is a concept worth trying to understand as a process in which all can participate to varying degrees.  The underlying philosophy can be summarized as follows: we can identify characteristics of leadership; These characteristics are “learned” in some way that we can understand; and we can nurture this learning experience in a formal academic environment. From the definition leadership printed at the top of the syllabus, it should be clear that this course has a strong civic engagement component.  Our understanding of leadership is grounded in the…

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…

Philanthropy & Grant Making

This course satisfies the Board Development & Fundraising competency areas towards the American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Leadership and partially satisfies the Grant Writing competency. 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…

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…

Investing in Social Change: The Practice of Philanthropy

Introduction Philanthropy – “giving away money” – sounds attractive and simple. But the very acts of contributing and receiving resources affect dynamics and relationships among all involved, and philanthropic strategies often require trade-offs between competing goals. It’s a field that is hard to do it well, if one is truly interested in addressing complex social issues and facilitating significant and sustainable impact. The serious philanthropist must think and work strategically —building a deep understanding of the specific social issues of interest and community context and dynamics, identifying the highest potential leverage points and relevant resources, building relationships with a range…

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…

Students4Giving℠

Funded by the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, the Students4Giving℠ initiative provides an opportunity for students to make grants to nonprofits through the use of a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Colleges are selected to participate through a national competition. Each school is awarded a DAF containing $15,000 to oversee and name. DAFs are held by the Gift Fund but managed by students and faculty. Students have the ability to designate investment pools for the money and make recommendations for grant awards. Only Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3 public charities are eligible to receive funding. The Gift Fund provides general account maintenance services…

Philanthropy

Southwestern College SOCS255—Philanthropy Facilitator: Joni Rankin Course Overview: An exploration of philanthropy and the philanthropic process, nonprofits and their boards, grant writing and fundraising, strategic grant-making, and sustainable philanthropic impact as informed by the Students4Giving program and the corresponding SC grant. Course Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will Understand local community-based knowledge and collaborate with existing non-profit boards and community members Manage the philanthropic process from mission statement to measurement, including RFPs and the impact of grant-making choices Explore a sustainable campus infrastructure that focuses on the non-profit sector and needed resources, including the development of a board…

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…