Summer 2018 MBA Course Options
Courses are tentative.
All courses are 3 credits unless noted
Beginning May 14 to June 29, 2018
HMGT 630 Health Care System
Faculty TBA, Blended: online and seminar
Tuesdays, 6 - 10 P.M., Onsite days, May 15, June 5, June 26
This course provides an overview of the structure of the healthcare delivery system and the providers, payers, and suppliers that comprise it. Learners will examine management and planning with the system as well as major health care policy issues.
MGMT 547 Dark Side of Leadership
Annette Roter, Blended: online and seminar,
Tuesdays, 6–10 P.M., Onsite Days: May 15, May 29, June 26th
Dark Side of Leadership will explore leadership behaviors and traits that have been destructive through history to current day. During this class we will analyze destructive leadership behaviors and determine how to address these behaviors when faced with them. We will also explore the role of followership related to both positive and negative leadership.
MGMT 551 ST PMP Certification Standards & Practice
Renee Adair, Blended, online and seminar
Thursday, 6-10 P.M., Onsite Days: May 17, June 7, June 28
The PMP Certificate is the most recognized and respected credential in the field of project management. The purpose of this course is to prepare eligible, or nearly eligible, students to obtain this certification by helping them with an organized study approach, by providing explanations and presentations of the most challenging topics, providing many practice questions with explanations of the answers, and access to a knowledgeable instructor and a study cohort group.
MGMT 582 Advance Interpersonal Skills for the Leader
Terry Siefert, Blended, online and seminar
Wednesdays, 6 - 10 P.M.
The Dahl School of Business partners with Dale Carnegie to bring MBA learners this course in advanced interpersonal skills. Learners will study and apply tested leadership practices in order to further develop their networking and communication skill sets, manage stress, and handle fast-changing workplace conditions.
Learners will develop a “take-charge” attitude that enhances their ability to lead initiatives with confidence and enthusiasm.
MKTG 640, Brand Strategy
Mike Behan, Online
START DATE: 5/14, End Date: 6/29
This course will use relevant theory and practical application of brand strategy to provide useful insight and useable tactics that either create, sustain, or enhance the brands equity. Students will learn to employ Integrated Marketing Communication strategies within viable organizational environments that can be disruptive in nature to the competitive landscape. Emphasis will be placed on establishing a sustainable competitive advantage to develop, maintain and grow market segments. A case study approach along with insight from executive level experts will be woven into course content.
HMGT 685 Capstone Project
Annette Roter, Online
START DATE: 5/14, End Date: 6/29
Students apply research techniques to investigate an issue or solve a problem in an organization including a determination of the return on investment (ROI) of the solution. Experience is gained in defining research problems, designing a project, relating pertinent literature, and in collecting, analyzing, recording, and interpreting data.
Beginning July 2 – August 17, 2018, unless noted
ACCT 546 Personal Wealth Management
John Robinson, Blended: online and seminar
Mondays, 6 – 10 P.M., Onsite days July 2, July 23, August 13
Personal Wealth Management enables students to have the skills and information necessary to make informed decisions in their personal and family finances. Examples of applications include retirement planning, college savings, tax consequences, and real estate investment, including primary residences and residential and commercial rental property. These topics will be studied within the broader context of financial thinking and connected to the financial industry. Students will learn through readings and practice in the finance simulation lab.
ECON 510 The Numbers That Move the World
John Robinson, Course format TBA
Tuesdays, 6 – 10 P.M., Meeting dates: July 3 - August 14
There is a complex web of public and private systems, institutions, and policies whose interactions create the landscape that enterprises, large and small, operate on. In this course, students will be introduced to the major players and features of the global economic system and use it to make sense of local behavior like house prices, executive wages, trade effects, mortgage rates, and unemployment.
HMGT 546 Health Care Economics & Ethics
Brian Rotty, Seminar,
Tuesdays, 6–10 P.M., Meeting dates: July 3 - August 14
This course will review critical elements of Health care economics - Supply chain, Accounts Receivable, Provider Network Development and Contracting and Payer Relations and analyses them against the backdrop of legal, regulatory and ethical bounds that are often inconsistent. Students will study the practical, fiscal challenges facing healthcare systems and how the labyrinth of regulations and societal expectations makes the revenue cycle process exponentially more difficult. Practical examples including end-of-life decisions, anti-trust issues and privacy regulations will be analyzed as well as future challenges and opportunities for abatement.
HMGT 660 Health Care Outcomes and Process Improvement
Dale Krageschmidt, Online
This course focuses on identifying, measuring, and seeking to improve health care quality, patient satisfaction, cost, and employee engagement. Various models of process/quality improvement will be analyzed to equip the learner to be proactive as a change agent while using strong inter-professional communication skills. Enrollment is limited to Online MBA in Healthcare Leadership students.
HMGT 690 Health Care Seminar: Informatics and Analysis
Dale Krageschmidt, Intensive, Face-to-Face
Start Date: July 11, End Date: August 18, Meeting dates: July 19 all day, July 23 morning
Capstone Research & Analysis Workshop - 7/21 (evening/optional)
A dynamic learning experience focused on topics and skills that are associated with health care leadership and decision making. Students explore health information management, data analysis, and using data to lead change. Enrollment is limited to Online MBA in Healthcare Leadership students. Enrollment of other students will be based on availability and permission of the Chair, Online MBA in Healthcare Leadership.
MGMT 501 Foundations of Business
Mike Behan and Alissa Oelfke, Blended: online and seminar,
Onsite Day: July 11th, Wednesday, 6-10 P.M.
A survey of functional areas of business including marketing, accounting, finance, economics, information technology, forms of ownership, and international business.
MGMT 549 LEAN Management
Dale Krageschmidt, Seminar, onsite Classes.
Thursdays, 6 – 10 P.M.
Enterprises of all sizes, as well as business units within enterprises need to be continually improving to be sustainable. This often entails implementation of strategic projects. Leading and managing these projects needs to be efficient and not cumbersome to be successful. Incorporating process improvement techniques such as Lean into the project management approach can assist in making projects less costly, more timely and more successful. Students will be introduced to strategic project management and process improvement and will develop a Lean project as the class progresses.
ETHL 531-001 Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence I,
Rick Kyte and Nicole Van Ert, Seminar, onsite classes
Meeting Dates: July 9, 10, 11, 12, Time: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Ethical leadership in organizations is designed for people who want to learn how to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will acquire practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision-making. Participants will also learn specific leadership strategies, based upon a proven training program that will establish long-lasting and significant transformation of the workplace culture. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows participants to tailor the program.
ETHL 532-002 Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence II
Tom Thibodeau, Seminar, onsite classes
Meeting Dates: July 23, 24, 25, 26. Time: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Ethical leadership in organizations is designed for people who want to learn how to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will expand their practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision-making from ETHL 531. Participants will also learn reflection and renewal as effective leadership tools, conflict resolution techniques, the importance of community, mentor leadership stories from local leaders, and more. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows participants to tailor the program to their personal, professional, and needs.
SVLD 546 Teaching, Leading, Serving
Tom Thibodeau, Seminar, onsite classes
Meeting Dates: June 25, 26, 27, 28. Time: Noon to 8:00 P.M. daily
Every servant leader is a teacher and every teacher is a servant leader. This course will be both theoretical and practical. This is an exploration and experience of servant leadership as a skill which can be taught and learned in a variety of settings. Foundations will be built, curriculum will be developed, presented, and practiced. Every organization needs to be teaching leadership and service. The mere act of teaching means that one wishes the world well.”