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  • 1. Summer 2010 Graduate Course Schedule Please note that courses are subject to change. REGISTER EARLY to reserve your space! Please visit plymouth.edu/graduate/directions for directions to courses held off campus. Business BU - Business BU5110.OL CRN: 40158 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Online Course Robyn Parker reparker@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. A review of theory and research findings in the field of organizational behavior, with emphasis on applications by practicing managers. Topics to be covered include perception, motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, conflict management and organization theory. Pedagogical techniques include case analysis, presentations, role plays and other experiential activities. Prerequisite: Behavioral Science competency. BU5190.OL CRN: 40075 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS Online Course Yvette Lazdowski yjlazdowski@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. BU5190.AU5 CRN: 40091 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS Online, American University of Antigua Yvette Lazdowski yjlazdowski@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard . Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. Please note that this course is for MBA students that have been admitted into the American University of Antigua (AUA) partnership program ONLY! Budgetary accounting and cost accounting including profit planning and control systems, budget process, cost systems, and their managerial applications. Prerequisite: demonstration of competency in Financial Accounting. BU5210.OL CRN: 40076 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Online Course Soo Jang sjang@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. BU5210.IB1 CRN: 40103 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Online, International Business Monica POP SILAGHI mipopsilaghi@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. This course is designed for United States MBA students that have been admitted into the Babes-Bolyai University (UBB) partnership program and requires permission of the UBB program coordinator, Roxana Wright (rwright01@plymouth.edu) prior to registration. Students must register by 7/1/10. BU5210.IB2 CRN: 40104 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS Online, International Business Monica POP SILAGHI mipopsilaghi@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. This course is designed for Romanian/International MBA students that have been admitted into the Babes-Bolyai University (UBB) partnership program and requires permission of the UBB program coordinator, Roxana Wright (rwright01@plymouth.edu) prior to registration. Students must register by 7/1/10. Today's business climate demands managers who can make decisions involving the best use of an organization's scarce resources under conditions that change rapidly. This course demonstrates the power of problem-solving insights and uses a cross-functional approach. Topics to be covered include strategic pricing using game theory, forecasting techniques and demand estimation, cost analysis, linear programming and optimization under various market structures. Prerequisites: macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics competencies or permission of the instructor.
  • 2. BU5230.WV CRN: 40078 MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley, NH Robert McElwee rlmcelwee@plymouth.edu 3 Credits Syllabus Students must register by 7/9/10. This is a residential course packaged with an additional meals and room fee of $295. Mandatory pre-reading assignments are available in Blackboard upon registration, which is accessible through the myPlymouth portal. Friday 9AM – 9PM 7/23 Saturday 9AM – 9PM 7/24 Sunday 9AM – 3PM 7/25 BU5230.WV1 CRN: 40079 MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley, NH Robert McElwee rlmcelwee@plymouth.edu 3 Credits Syllabus Students must register by 7/16/10. This is a commuter course packaged with an additional meals fee of $105. Mandatory pre-reading assignments are available in Blackboard upon registration, which is accessible through the myPlymouth portal. Friday 9AM – 9PM 7/23 Saturday 9AM – 9PM 7/24 Sunday 9AM – 3PM 7/25 A study of the nature and scope of organizational change and development, from the perspective of the practicing manager. Consideration is given to the need for and role of consultants in this process, be they internal or external to the organization. Procedures to be discussed include survey research, job enrichment, management by objectives, team building, and program evaluation. The case method will be used. Emphasis is on the role of the practicing manager in the control and facilitation of organizational change. BU5410.AU1 CRN: 40087 HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION Online, American University of Antigua Diane Holmes deholmes@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard . Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. Please note that this course is for MBA students that have been admitted into the American University of Antigua (AUA) partnership program ONLY! This course will address managing organizational behavior issues and techniques with a specific focus on Human Resource management issues unique to the Healthcare industry. BU5430.AU4 CRN: 40090 HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Online, American University of Antigua STAFF 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard . Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. Please note that this course is for MBA students that have been admitted into the American University of Antigua (AUA) partnership program ONLY! This course presents an in-depth review of the financial management of healthcare organizations. This includes but is not limited to: budget formulation process specific to healthcare delivery systems, funding sources and payment methodology, managing working capital and capital budgeting, the unique characteristics of non-profit organizations, and financial analysis of such organizations. Students will also do case study analysis in the previously mentioned topics. BU5460.COP CRN: 40080 GRADUATE MONEY AND BANKING Concord (2 Pillsbury Street) Soo Jang sjang@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This course has an online component using Blackboard. Tuesday 6PM – 9:30PM 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 Designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the roles of commercial and central banking in the US economy. Topics of special interest include monetary policy, including interaction effects with fiscal policy; analysis of the role of monetary factors in our recent inflation-proof economy; and the significance to the domestic economy of international financial developments, particularly the role of the "Eurodollar." Of special interest is the recent inability of the banking system to compete effectively for funds with other financial intermediaries (especially money market mutual funds). Prerequisite: Macroeconomics competency or permission of the instructor. BU5510.OL CRN: 40186 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Online Course Roxana Wright rwright01@plymouth.edu 3 Credits Syllabus This is an online course using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. Examination of the nature and structure of decision-making in the midst of uncertainty. Formal techniques for measurement of risks and rewards are applied to case studies based chiefly on production systems. Concludes with a survey of current techniques for operations analysis, planning and control.
  • 3. BU5520.WV CRN: 40081 NEGOTIATING, COLLABORATING AND LEADING IN TODAY’S WORLD Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley, NH Robert O'Donnell rjodonnell@plymouth.edu 3 Credits Students must register by 7/8/10. This is a residential course packaged with an additional meals and room fee of $435. Mandatory pre-reading assignments are available in Blackboard upon registration, which is accessible through the myPlymouth portal. Thursday 9AM – 8PM 7/22 Friday 8AM – 8PM 7/23 Saturday 8AM – 8PM 7/24 Sunday 8AM – 5PM 7/25 BU5520.WV1 CRN: 40082 NEGOTIATING, COLLABORATING AND LEADING IN TODAY’S WORLD Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley, NH Robert O'Donnell rjodonnell@plymouth.edu 3 Credits Students must register by 7/15/10. This is a commuter course packaged with an additional meals fee of $135. Mandatory pre-reading assignments are available in Blackboard upon registration, which is accessible through the myPlymouth portal. Thursday 9AM – 8PM 7/22 Friday 8AM – 8PM 7/23 Saturday 8AM – 8PM 7/24 Sunday 8AM – 5PM 7/25 This course examines the dynamics, constraints, and skills needed in negotiation, collaboration, and leadership. It focuses equally on using negotiation in business planning and in dispute resolution. Theories of negotiation are examined through current literature and specific techniques are taught through simulated exercises. The course is drawn from the fields of business, law, psychology, administration, and communication. Also offered as AD 5520. BU5630.OL CRN: 40085 PT:INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH CARE Online Course Robert Dullea rgdullea@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online class using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. This course takes a comprehensive look at a broad range of technologies used throughout the health care industries and continuum of care. This includes and not limited to, Medical Informatics, Administrative Applications, Medical Office Automation, Telemedicine and Electronic Medical Record. The course will also cover technology in Surgery and informational resources access and use. BU5630.ON CRN: 40181 PT:PROJECT MANAGEMENT Online Course Arcangelo Arecchi aarecchi@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/1/10 and end 8/31/10. Students must register by 7/1/10. Mandatory pre-reading assignments are available in Blackboard upon registration, which is accessible through the myPlymouth portal. A project is a complex, nonroutine, one-time effort limited by time, budget, resources, and performance specifications. This course is a multidisciplinary look at projects from three perspectives: Organization, Interpersonal Issues, and Control and Monitoring. From the Organizational perspective, we’ll look at how the project fits into the larger organization and also investigate the options for organizing a project team. Projects generally involve many people with various skills and knowledge. We will consider the leadership skills that are necessary for completing a project successfully. This course will also explore the techniques that have grown up over the past 60 years for tracking, monitoring, and controlling projects; techniques such as CPM, PERT and critical chain. Project management software is included with the textbook and will be used in this course. Prerequisites: An understanding of managerial accounting and a basic facility with probability and statistics. BU5630.AU2 CRN: 40137 ST:COMPARATIVE HEALTH SYSTEMS Online, American University of Antigua Diane Maheux dmaheux@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard. Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. This course is an online elective course designed for those that are interested in healthcare systems around the world. This course is designed to encourage further understanding of healthcare policy in the United States as compared to other countries. How does each deal with the provision of healthcare? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? This course will require critical thinking and writing skills. BU5700.AU3 CRN: 40089 MARKETING TECHNIQUES Online, American University of Antigua Charles Allen callen@plymouth.edu 3 Credits This is an online course using Blackboard . Online sessions begin 7/6/10 and end 8/31/10. Please note that this course is for MBA students that have been admitted into the American University of Antigua (AUA) partnership program ONLY! The objective of this course is to help students develop a broad understanding of marketing techniques, strategies and tactics employed by the marketing manager. This course will cover the use of the 'marketing mix' elements as they pertain to the planning and implementation of the marketing plan.
  • 4. BU5810.WV CRN: 40203 SEMINAR IN CORPORATE PUBLIC RELATIONS NEW Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley, NH Warren Mason wmason@plymouth.edu 3 Credits Syllabus This is a residential course packaged with an additional meals and room fee of $295.00. Students must register by 08/06/10. Mandatory pre-reading assignments are available in Blackboard upon registration, which is accessible through the myPlymouth portal. Friday 9AM – 9PM 8/20 Saturday 9AM – 9PM 8/21 Sunday 9AM – 3PM 8/22 BU5810.WV1 CRN: 40204 SEMINAR IN CORPORATE PUBLIC RELATIONS NEW Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley, NH Warren Mason wmason@plymouth.edu 3 Credits Syllabus This is a commuter course packaged with an additional meals fee of $105.00. Students must register by 08/06/10. Mandatory pre-reading assignments are available in Blackboard upon registration, which is accessible through the myPlymouth portal. Friday 9AM – 9PM 8/20 Saturday 9AM – 9PM 8/21 Sunday 9AM – 3PM 8/22 This course combines the theoretical knowledge and applied skills needed for effective organizational public relations. Emphasis is on communication strategies for both profit and non-profit organizations. Additional emphasis is placed on writing skills, understanding media channels, and developing a major media project for your organization by utilizing the public relations theory and practices studied in this course. Specific topics include an understanding of models of communication; corporate communication decision making; methods of persuasion; targeting publics; communication channels; effective writing; mass media; and business-media relations. Specific objectives include emphasizing the importance of effective writing skills in public relations; understanding the function of public relations in organizations; public relations practices; and providing students with an opportunity to develop public relations strategies and produce supporting promotional materials for their own organization.