Content with Disciplines : Business/ Management

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…

Leadership and Community Building seminar

All this time I ve been working to change things, a student, active for years in community service, once confided in Richard Ferguson. But now I realize I m not really making a difference. To Dr. Ferguson, director of the Institute for Neighborhood and Community Leadership at the University of Dayton, this was not a sign of despair, but a sign of progress, one of the many steps students take in recognizing the depth and complexities of what it means not just to be a problem-solver, but to be a citizen. As the student quoted above continued working with Dr….

Neighborhood? program: a simulation that teaches democratic participation and leadership skills

Neighborhood? is a simulation written by staff of the McDonough Center of Marietta College to enhance the leadership theory that is studied in Leadership 101/ 102. Over the course of a weekend, students elect a government for their six-neighborhood town of Rostville and soon discover that a dangerous state facility is to be placed in their midst. How the citizens of each neighborhood and the elected government work out the details of the placement of this facility is the subject of the simulation and its debriefing. The primary goal of Neighborhood? is to help students understand more clearly the role…

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…

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…

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 & 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…

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…