Students must complete the 21 core curriculum hours and 12 hours of electives. The total degree program is 33 hours.
Required MPS Degree Courses
This course examines theories that provide the conceptual framework for organizational development from the leader's perspective. Strategies and qualities necessary for becoming an effective leader will be examined. The process of creating an organizational vision and implementing visionary leadership will be one of the major course topics. Students will reflect on the particular challenges and responsibilities encountered in shaping and creating successful leaders in the 21st century. Application of theory to practice will be stressed
The course covers the complex mathematical models and problem-solving techniques encountered in later courses in economics, accounting, finance and production and operations management. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, hypothesis testing, populations and sampling, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression analysis, time series forecasting and modeling and introductory chi-square techniques.
This course examines the social, psychological, anthropological and cultural aspects of the workplace. Topics such as goals, motivation, job satisfaction, communication, diversity, technology, leadership, teams and conflict are examined from a human behavioral perspective. Experiential exercises are used to observe human behavior in the classroom.
This course examines negotiation and conflict management strategies and techniques with an aim toward developing practical and immediately applicable skills. Becoming a successful negotiator requires empathy, creativity, and multi-dimensional thinking. Similarly, managing and resolving conflict requires understanding the interests and perspectives of others in order to identify credible paths toward achieving mutual objectives. In this course, learners will acquire the confidence to prepare for a wide range of negotiation settings, and also how to manage and resolve conflict with confidence.
A study of the relationship of business ethics and social responsibility in both domestic and global settings. The aim is to explore ethical and moral considerations of corporate conduct, social responsibilities, policies, and strategies. Emphasis is on the definition, scope, application, and analysis of ethical values as they relate to issues of public and organizational consequence and business decision making in the domestic and global business environments.
An overview of research methodology including basic concepts employed in quantitative and qualitative research methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. They will gain an overview of research intent and design, methodology and technique, format and presentation, and data management and analysis informed by commonly used statistical methods.
Employing the information, tools, and techniques of the professional studies program, this capstone course draws on all previous coursework appropriate to the student's area of concentration. In this course, students will produce an integrative capstone project that reflects and applies the key learning outcomes of students selected concentration.