2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

Page 112 2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Graduate-Level Course Descriptions INNV-6280 – MPAS-6000 INNV-6280 Creativity to Entrepreneurship 3 hours This course synthesizes the cumulative curriculum for the MBA Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration and the MA in Innovation and will serve as the capstone for both programs. The course will provide a learning experience that integrates across all courses within it. It will involve analysis of a situation concerning a new enterprise — an original venture or within a larger enterprise — to develop a business model, product, design and to compare against alternative business models so as to identify potential opportunities and challenges. Ultimately the course will assemble findings and culminate in a presentation of findings and proposed solutions. Prerequisites: INNV-6200 Emerging Trends and Opportunities for Innovation; INNV-6250 Design Thinking Principles for Innovation; INNV-6270 Business Modeling and New Venture Creation. Information Technology Management (ITM) ITM-6800 3 hours Information Technology for Competitive Advantage This course examines the role of information technology in today’s volatile business environment and analyzes its implications for global competitive advantage. The class will discuss a number of frameworks and models that currently guide technology decisions for many large organizations. Students will be expected to draw on knowledge gained through readings, lectures, and case studies to understand and evaluate the value of technology in their own work environments. M Management (MGMT) MGMT-6300 Project Management 3 hours This course seeks to lay a foundation for understanding and applying effective project management processes. Project management deals with changes within an organization. Therefore, project management processes seek to effectively minimize risks, efficiently align resources and costs, and maximize accountability. The course will examine principles, processes, and tools project managers have developed to achieve these objectives. You can view project management as a toolkit containing a number of tools that a project manager can use to create a completed project. Some of these tools are technical in nature. Others are tools to increase people skills and team building. Both the technical and people sides of project management will be explored. MGMT-6310 Supply Chain Management 3 hours This course focuses on the development and application of decision models in supply chains, with an operation emphasis. Some of the topics discussed include demand forecasting, aggregate planning, inventory management (cycle and safety), supply network design, transportation, coordination, and sourcing. There is extensive use of spreadsheet-based tools and techniques to build various decision models for effective decision-making in supply chains. Students who take this course must have access to and knowledge of how to use Microsoft Excel. MGMT-6320 Lean Process Management 3 hours This course focuses on the development and application of lean operations. We discuss operational topics in today’s volatile workplace environment such as 6s, VSM, 6 Sigma, FMEA, DOE, Kaizen, TPS, A3s, SMED, KanBan, Poka yoke, and TPM. There is an integrated design and common purpose throughout the course to inform about actual practices as well as development of an understanding of relevant theories. MGMT-6700 3 hours Legal and Ethical Environment of Business This course examines individual and corporate character development, the legal and regulatory environment of business, and the ethical decision-making dilemmas faced by organizational leaders from a Christian context. Ethical models and decisionmaking approaches will be applied to contemporary business issues. Key legal terms and scenarios for organizational leaders will be addressed as well, including employment law, contracts and negotiations, and organizational structures. MGMT-6710 3 hours Management and Leadership of Organizations This course examines the management and leadership of business and other types of organizations. It includes such topics as planning, organizational design, management of organizational change, motivation and group dynamics, resolving conflict, exercising power and influence, and effective leadership concepts and practices. MGMT-6720 Applied Leadership 3 hours This course will prepare students to succeed as leaders in a variety of workplaces by providing principles of applied Christian leadership. Students will be challenged to build upon their current understanding of leadership by correlating principles, traits, and practices of effective practitioners in the public and private sectors and by integrating biblical models into an informed, personalized model of leadership. MGMT-6730 Human Resource Management 3 hours A survey of human resources management, from an executive viewpoint, including an understanding of the function, risk, management, and creating effective people strategies that support business objectives. Includes review of legislative, judicial, and regulatory decisions and the impact on business outcomes. MGMT-6790 Organizational Management Strategy 3 hours This is the capstone course that integrates previous business knowledge by focusing on the strategic challenges and decisions facing organizational leaders. This course uses case studies to experientially involve the student in analyzing complex information and then determining the best strategy for the company. The cases will emphasize different aspects of the strategic management process, including selection, implementation, and evaluation. Prerequisite: Completion of minimum of nine courses in the MBA program. Master Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) MPAS-6000 Biblical Foundations for Modern Medicine 1 hour We believe that biblical truth informs all areas of life and seek to integrate scriptural and theological principles into all aspects of the practice of medicine, especially patient care. This course builds on a foundation of biblical understanding and theology gained from students' previous studies or enrollment in BTGS-6100 and explores how these topics inform the practice of modern medicine. The PA student will be encouraged to develop a biblical worldview that impacts their approach to patient care and clinical reasoning and articulate these ideas. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PA program.