Courses

ACCT 515 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3 credit hours

This course develops an understanding of the principles and application of value chain to cost management strategies. Cost systems, cost allocation, static and flexible budgeting, break-even analysis, performance measures and analysis, capital budget, accounting information and control systems.


BUS 551 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

Nature and scope of the finance function, the business environment, valuation theory, risk concept, analysis of financial statements, long-term and short-term financing, capital budgeting under certainty and risk, working capital management, capital structure, dividend policy, leasing, mergers and bankruptcy.

Prerequisite: ACCT 515


BUS 555 ETHICS & FRANCISCAN VALUES BUSINESS

3 credit hours

Introduces students to ethics-related aspects of the business decision-making process. Students will address a variety of topics, including the theoretical underpinnings of ethics, stakeholders, decision making strategies, and utilization of such strategies in specific areas such as shareholder and employment relations, marketing, and globalization. The emphases of the course are issue recognition, application of ethical principles, application of Franciscan values, and analysis of the consistency of corporate decision-making processes with such principles and values.


BUS 575 QUANT FOUND FOR DECISION SUPPORT

3 credit hours

Develops basic competency in the application of quantitative methods to help create more effective solutions to business problems. Covers foundations of statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, modeling, linear programming, decisions theory, simulation, queuing theory and networks.


BUS 580 LEADING CHANGE

3 credit hours

This course explores the processes needed to incorporate sustained, proactive organizational change and the role of an organizational leader in the change process. Concepts including complexity and/or chaos theory, systems thinking, the elements of learning organizations as well as other change management theories are investigated.


BUS 631 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

Human resource planning, recruiting and selection, assessment of performance, compensation and benefits, development of personnel, labor relations, safety, legal framework, human resource management (HRM) issues.


BUS 638 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

This course will cover the basics of project management methodologies. The principles used in this course are generic as to not lock students into any project management suites/tools. The class will explore project management through the following tools: individual and team assignments, participation in discussion, critical thinking, and project based learning.


BUS 639 PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

Concepts, models, and techniques as applied to solution of problems in operations, the supply chain, and management.  Product planning, forecasting, facility layout analysis, aggregate planning, production scheduling, inventory control, material requirement planning (MRP), PERT, CPM.


BUS 658 NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

Explores the fiduciary responsibilities and structure of boards, the indicators of a healthy board and positive relationship between board and agency leadership, board cultivation, renewal and improvement. This course will also examine the relationship between the agency and programmatic service volunteers.


BUS 661 FUND AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

3 credit hours

Explores the diverse funding streams necessary to support nonprofit organizations including grants, private and corporate donors and sponsorships, fund raising events, collaborations and shared services, capital and annual campaigns, and models for sustainability.


BUS 665 PROGRAM PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, AND EVALUATION

3 credit hours

Emphasizes the key components of designing, maintaining, and improving services through programs, management of staff and resources, and program evaluation for compliance and effectiveness.


BUS 670 LAW & ETHICS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

3 credit hours

Explores business situations from both legal and ethical frameworks. The student conceptualizes and compares alternative courses of action pertinent to ethical dilemmas regarding conflicts of interest, privacy issues, safety, white-collar crime, “creative” financing for buyouts, whistle blowing, marketing, and multi-national issues.


BUS 680 MARKETING PROBLEMS & POLICIES

3 credit hours

Determine objectives and select strategies to reach marketing management objectives: business philosophies, buyer identification, segmentation, marketing environment, planning, marketing mix development, implementation and control issues, and marketing plan development.


BUS 683 NONPROFIT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

Emphasizes the development of skills necessary for sound financial decision making within a nonprofit. Includes financial ration analysis, capital budgeting, risk and return analysis and financial forecasting.


BUS 688 International Business

3 credit hours

This course focuses on the opportunities and threats of the complex environment of international business, with an emphasis on the unique problems involved in managing international operations. Main topics include the relevance of the foreign economic, political, legal, and cultural environment, international market analysis, foreign exchange risk management, international human resource management, and import/export transactions.


BUS 690 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY

3 credit hours

Development of overall strategy and supportive policies of the firm. Students will integrate business and administrative concepts, analyze, formulate, and implement overall organization strategy within the context of a dynamic and uncertain external environment.

Prerequisite: Last semester before graduation and/or within 12 credits hours of graduation. BUS 551, BUS 631, BUS 680


ECON 565 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

3 credit hours

Aspects of microeconomic theory most relevant to business decisions are addressed. Objectives of the firm, profit and values; risk analysis decision making under uncertainty; demand theory; estimation of demand; production theory, empirical cost analysis; market structure, pricing, and output antitrust regulation; program evaluation and review techniques.


EDUC 611  LAW AND ETHICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

3 credit hours

An overview of ethics and the law as it affects the administrator and teacher in higher education. The accent is on learning about ethics and the general concepts and sources of higher education law and regulations.


EDUC 658 INTRO TO HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

3 credit hours

This course provides a history of higher education through an overview of American and international institutions of higher learning, a survey of the philosophical missions and purposes served by colleges and universities, and an investigation of some of the pressing challenges and emerging practice issues confronting these institutions. This course presents an overview of higher education, with an emphasis upon the development of colleges and universities, and how these developments help shape and define current institutional practices and policies. A number of curricular, administrative, and policy issues will be examined and selected current problems will also be discussed in greater depth throughout the semester.


EHS 500 REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

3 Hours             

For the student lacking two courses in college level chemistry. Focus    on basics of chemistry, the interaction of chemicals with the environment and living organisms, production of waste and its disposal, production and effect of greenhouse gases, and the geochemical cycles.


EHS 510 REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

3 Hours

For the student lacking an undergraduate major, minor or sufficient work experience in an environmental field. Resources and their management; the interaction in the bio, litho, geo, hydro, and atmosphere; forms of pollution and the dangers of each pollutant.


EHS 515 SAFETY COMPLIANCE

3 credit hours

Focus on regulatory compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act; environmental health and safety; transportation and disposal of hazardous waste. Overview of basic equipment and techniques.


EHS 520 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

3 Hours

The production and hazards of community and manufacturing waste, the movement of waste in the bio, litho, geo, hydro, and atmosphere; selection of appropriate tests for determining the presence and quantity of waste.


EHS 525 ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

3 credit hours

Focus on environmental exposure and the effects on public health; hazardous waste in the air, water, soil, food, industries and homes; biological markers; exposure assessment.


EHS 530 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

3 credit hours

Focus on the recognition of chemical, biological, and physical hazards in the workplace; the recognition of common safety, fire, and repetitive motion hazards in the workplace, and the evaluation and control of each.


EHS 535 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

3 credit hours

Focus on RCRA, CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA, TSCA, CWA, SDWA, the current amendments to each, penalties for violation of environmental laws, and the preparation of required environmental reports. 


EHS 540 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

3 Hours 

Focus on air testing, mold testing, noise testing, phase I and phase II site assessments, remediation for chemicals, allergens, bacteria, molds, asbestos, and lead; penalties for violations. Overview of basic equipment and techniques.

Recommended pre-req: EHS 530 Occupational Health


EHS 545 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

3 Hours  

Making moral judgments, development of a personal ethical system, ethical business practice, Franciscan values, business organization, and leadership. Concepts for problem resolution. Basic legal proceedings. Introduction to professional portfolio development.


EHS 610 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

3 Hours

Interdisciplinary approach to contemporary environmental problems involving interactions of the bio, litho, geo, hydro, and atmosphere.


EHS 615 EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND HOMELAND SECURITY

3 Hours

Focus on radiological, chemical and biological emergencies and preparedness; homeland security agencies at the local, state, and national level; management plans; coordinating with NIMS. Overview of equipment and techniques.


EHS 620 INTEGRATED REMOTE SENSING

3 Hours

Applications of remote sensing technology and programs in the environmental field; visualization of data, data management and display. Overview of hazardous waste sites and their dangers.

There is a 60-day trial version of ArcGIS 10. This will be used extensively throughout the course. System requirements are found on the ArcGIS website. No ESRI tech support for Apple products.


EHS 625 APPLIED STATISTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

3 credit hours

Emphasis on sampling, environmental design, hypothesis testing, and data analysis.


EHS 630 SITE EVALUATION AND REMEDIATION

3 Hours 

Phase I and phase II site assessment, relevant ASTM standards, report preparation, review of contaminated sites and remediation technologies. Overview of equipment and techniques for site monitoring.


EHS 660 PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

1 Hour   

Submission, feedback, revision of a professional portfolio developed throughout the course of the degree curriculum.


MHA 520 US Healthcare Delivery System

3 credit hours

Examination of current structure and components of the U.S. healthcare system. Topics include the history of healthcare, components of the healthcare system including patients, healthcare professionals, public and private third-party payers, regulators, reimbursement methods, and technology. The continuum of services related to healthcare such as outpatient, primary care, hospital systems, and long term care are explored and issues related to these services identified for a comprehensive understanding of the system.


MHA 545 Population Health Management

3 credit hours

Introduction to concepts, trends, and tools of population health management in healthcare administration. Emphasis is placed on principles of epidemiology, evidence based population health strategies, distribution and determinants of health and disease at a population level, models of health and wellness, evaluation of health problems and policies at a population level, and ethical and managerial issues in population health improvement.

Prerequisite: MHA 520


MHA 566 Healthcare Economics

3 credit hours

This course will use economic principles such as supply and demand, resource allocation, competitive markets, and market evaluation to understand healthcare issues related to the amount, organization, and distribution of healthcare resources in the United States. The course will also focus on the causes of market failures such as uncertainty, asymmetric information, moral hazard and adverse selection that differentiate the market for healthcare from other markets.

Prerequisite: MHA 520


MHA 575 Healthcare Law & Compliance

3 credit hours

This course examines the multitude of laws, legal entities and compliance issues associated with administration within healthcare organizations. Principles and practical application of laws that affect operational decisions of healthcare providers, payors, and managers and that impact development of markets for healthcare products and services are presented. Students explore responsibilities healthcare administrators carry out in order to comply with regulations as well as challenges faced in ever changing healthcare environment.

Prerequisite: MHA 520


MHA 595 Principles of Managed Care

3 credit hours

Principles of Managed Care introduces managed healthcare from a systems approach. The history of managed healthcare, key functional components of managed care and innovative managed care modeling for the 21st century are discussed. Current topics in healthcare reform and ethical obligations specific to healthcare are also explored.

Prerequisite: MHA 520


MHA 660 Healthcare Leadership

3 credit hours

Describes critical knowledge and skills needed for effective leadership in today’s complex healthcare environment. The course focuses on conflict resolution, leadership and negotiation skills, strategic planning, and the core body of knowledge and skills of project management specific to the healthcare industry. Students learn how to define, plan and execute a project on time, on budget and within performance specifications. Topics include project life cycle, definition, and charter creation, assembling high performance teams, risk analysis, and project closure.

Prerequisite: MHA 520


MHA 675 Quality Management in Healthcare

3 credit hours

Current quality initiatives in healthcare including patient satisfaction, JACAHO accreditation, and case management are explored. The course will introduce the role of planning and management of outcomes-based quality improvement measures and identification of potential rewards and costs of quality management efforts and integrated performance improvement for healthcare.

Prerequisite: MHA 520


MHA 695 Healthcare Strategic Management

3 credit hours

The course provides an understanding of strategy and policy development and evaluation in healthcare administration. Values and ethical considerations and the role of change in healthcare marketplaces including interrelations between key stakeholders in the change process are explored through contemporary issues in healthcare.

Prerequisite: MHA 520


ORGL 517 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP: THEORY AND PRACTICE

3 credit hours

Introduces the challenges and realities facing leaders today and the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that today’s leaders must possess. Discusses how these organizational leadership concepts and skills will be integrated throughout the MOL program of study. This course examines prevailing leadership theories, traits, and styles grounded in academic research.


ORGL 533 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY

3 credit hours

Focuses on diversity within organizations and how organizational leaders must appreciate and respond to the organizational realities of multicultural differences. Organizational culture, prejudice, discrimination, and institutional racism will be analyzed from an organizational leadership perspective.


ORGL 637 LEADING THE STRATEGIC PLAN PROCESS

3 credit hours

Examines the role of top management in creating a vision for the enterprise and integrating resources to achieve a competitive advantage in carrying out its mission. Focuses on total enterprise objectives with societal values and a global economy.


ORGL 690 CAPSTONE: SENIOR PROJECT

3 credit hours

Students will design an individualized Capstone/Senior Project that integrates the learning objectives of the MOL program. This Capstone should consider the student’s current and future leadership plans and provide a meaningful summary to launch their next phase of growth. Capstone projects may include guided internships, applied research, and/or focused Literature Review that examines and elucidates a current issue in leadership, etc. This Capstone must be discussed and approved by the Academic Advisor.