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Certificate in Operations & Decision Making

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Ed Lizotte
Ed Lizotte, Dir. of Military Programs and Veterans Affairs


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OVERVIEW

The Certificate in Operations and Decision Making is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the decision process and the decision making environment. By examining the actual process of making decisions and understanding the conditions in which decisions are made, students will enhance their own operational performance as well as the performance of their organizations.

 

CURRICULUM

 

Courses
Credits
MGT105 Principles of Management*

MGT105

Principles of Management - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the principles of management examining their application in public and private, profit and non-profit organizations. Students will explore the areas of employee motivation, group behavior, leadership, strategic planning, organizational design, and career opportunities. Fundamental concepts of management, effective communication competency, ethical dilemmas faced by managers and corporate social responsibility will be explored.

3 crs.
BUS340 Business Ethics*

BUS340

Business Ethics - 3 Credits

This course examines the ethical issues and dilemmas that challenge the business leader, the business organization, and the capitalist system. Emphasis is on the development of an ethical culture based in fairness, honesty and persistence. Cases, readings, and discussions serve to integrate ethical reflection with management decision making.

Prerequisite: MGT105.

3 crs.
MGT324 Decision Methods & Techniques

MGT324

Decision Methods & Techniques - 3 Credits

Decision making is one of the most important skills a leader must develop. A decision is the outcome of an active mental process. In this course the student will learn to differentiate between problem analysis and the decision process. The course will examine the fundamental decision types (rational & normative), decision methodologies and the impact of organizational and personal cultural/behavioral issues on the decision process. Models of decision making and case studies will be presented and analyzed.

Prerequisite: MGT105

3 crs.
Elective Courses (Choose one):  
MGT405 Organizational Behavior

MGT405

Organizational Behavior - 3 Credits

This course includes the study of individual and small group behavior in organizations and the interpretation of this behavior in the context of the managerial environment. Students will explore the nature of such concepts as influence, power and control, attitudes, communication, conflict, and interpersonal relations as a means of understanding of the dynamics of group behavior.

Prerequisite: MGT105.

3 crs.
MGT408 Organizational Theory & Development

MGT408

Organizational Theory and Development - 3 Credits

This course examines the nature and problems of organizational design, development, and change in complex organizations. The application of organizational theories in the treatment of technological, economic, and behavioral problems confronted by the practicing manager is examined. Theories of organizational growth, change, and development and their impact on organizational outcomes are explored.

Prerequisite: MGT105.

3 crs.
MGT450 Seminar in Management

MGT450

Seminar in Management - 3 Credits

This course provides an opportunity for students to do in-depth research on a topic of individual interest in management. The seminar format facilitates an exchange of ideas among the participants in the selection, development, and discussion of each topic. Frequent meetings between students and instructor serve to focus and to direct the effort of each student.

Prerequisite: Senior standing in the Management program.
3 crs.
Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring Total Credits 12 crs.

 

* Course waived per USAREC-RRS/Post University articulation agreement