CTM 335 Administration and Monitoring (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CTM 300. Managing a contract is much like managing your own business. Like a business owner, as a contract professional you are ultimately responsible for a contracts profit or loss or the successful on-time, at or under budget completion. This means you have to understand the financial nuances of a contract from how estimating and pricing were done to timely, accurate billing to close out. Applicable sections of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) will be reviewed. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques and applications of Earned Value Management (EVM). The roles of the government oversight organizations (DCAA and DCMA) will also be explored.
CTM 345 Project Management: Principles and Practices (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190, CMMK 121 and CST 295. Much of the work involved with contract management requires a basic understanding of project management. Using a holistic approach, this course is designed to providce contract professionals with a basic understanding of what is necessary for successful project management. Students are introduced to all phases of the project management process, including: planning, scheduling, organizing and controlling projects. The course includes major topics of strategy, priorities, organization, project tools and leadership. Primary class emphasis is on the project management process and the tools available to help ensure success.
OSTD 330 Team Dynamics (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300. A study and application of team and small group behavior in organizations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of team structure, processes, and performance outcomes including topics like team types and stages, member roles, leadership, and decision-making. Using a self-directed work team environment, students will complete a team project demonstrating concepts and processes within team dynamics.
PMGT 320 Project Management Planning and Scheduling (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CTM 345. The ultimate success or failure of a project is directly related to the quality of the planning process for the project. This course provides an overview of the methods and procedures that are used to plan their work, estimate costs and develop a project schedule. Topics covered in the class include the use of Critical Path Method (CPM) for planning the project and techniques for developing a work breakdown schedule (WBS). Students will also be introduced to concept of risk as it relates to project management.
PMGT 325 Project Implementation and Control (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CTM 345. This course will provide students the conceptual framework and practical tools to successfully implement a project. Specific topics included in the course will include managing project scope, understanding what is required organizationally to implement a project in a generic context, identifying and defining needed skills and knowledge and how to deal with changes to project scope, schedule or costs, project risk management and communication related to the project to both internal and external stakeholders. Students will also learn the importance of monitoring implementation delivery activities, and understand the importance of project audits and benchmarking throughout the life cycle of the project.
PMGT 400 Project Management Capstone (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: CTM 345, PMGT 320, PMGT 325, OSTD 330 and CTM 335. This course will integrate the learning from the required courses in the project management curriculum. It is designed to provide students with a realistic project management model through the use of a computerized simulation.
To complete the program, students will also be required to choose a minimum of one of the following courses to serve as a Project Management elective. Because OSTD 330 is required as a part of the Organizational Studies (OS) major, students pursuing an OS major with a Project Management minor would be required to choose a minimum of two elective courses from this list to fulfill their degree requirements.
CJST 335 Introduction to Risk Management and Liability (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CJST 305. The course provides both a theoretical and practical introduction to risk and liability. The student will earn the principles of risk management, and fundamentally be able to identify and manage risk. In addition, the course explores the process tools and techniques, to include the use of surveys, and financial and other assessment tools.
CJST 400 Security Administration (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 305. The course is a study of the organization, management and administration of security operations in businesses, industry, and government. Discussions include labor union negotiations, workplace violence, employee relations, emergency management, legal considerations, risk management and mitigation, access control and leadership in management. The course requires basic analyses of statistics and financial statements.
CMMK 415 Public Relations Principles and Practices (3)
Prerequisites: CMMK 121 and ENGL 400. This course surveys the basic concepts and principles in the multifaceted field of public relations. Students will attain knowledge and understanding of the role and functions of public relations in a global society, including the role of the public relations professional as a liaison between all stakeholders, internal and external. The historical evolution of public relations; career opportunities in the field; and professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities will be discussed. Learning will be reinforced through case study analysis and development, written papers, interactive discussions, and oral presentations.
CMMK 427 Advertising Principles and Practices (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: CMMK 121 and ENGL 400. This course explores the numerous dimensions of advertising--as a business, a creative communication process, a social phenomenon, and a fundamental ingredient of the free enterprise system. Students will have the opportunity to analyze advertising perspectives; develop marketing and advertising strategies; integrate advertising with other elements of the communications mix; and create advertisements and commercials. Ethics and social responsibility will be emphasized throughout the course. Learning will be facilitated through interactive discussions, case analysis, written assignments, oral presentations, and the critical analysis of an advertising campaign.
CIS 405 Computer Information Systems Project Management (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Senior status and grade of "C" or better in CIS 270 and 295. This course introduces students to the processes involved with managing a corporate computer/information technology project from its initial beginning through implementation and ongoing maintenance. The course will cover current project management methodologies and process which include plan assessment, strategy formulation, implementation, quality control, and administration. In addition, the student will develop and review action plans for reengineering the computer/information technology project with the goal of building, sustaining, and expanding a competitive advantage within the business industry.
CIS 410 Enterprise Architecture (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Senior status and grade of "C" or better in CIS 270 and 295. This course examines the processes that use information systems and technology to develop a competitive advantage as it relates to the business process. It introduces students to current approaches for deriving business and information technology strategies, while ensuring harmony among internal organizations, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
CTM 355 Supplier Relations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CTM 300. This course will focuse on the criteria and methodology used for selection of suppliers and subcontractors, as well as identifying the optimal contract type and monitoring contract performance using key metrics. Topics include: legal relationships; adequate definition and specification of requirements; single VS multiple sourcing; strategic teaming agreements and partnerships between companies and contract planning and scheuling. Students gain an understanding of how an outsourcing plan can facilitate selection of the right contract type, the right supplier(s) with the right capabilities at the right price and allow for the monitoring of both cost-reimbursable and firm-fixed price type contracts.
CTM 400 Intellectual Property Protection (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CTM 300. In the 20th Century our nation's economy evolved from being manufacturing-based to service-based. The 21st century is seeing it adapt again to one based on information and knowledge. For many companies, intellectual property has become their most critical asset, one which must be protected from domestic and foreign competitors. This course will examine ways to protect company property and gain a competitive advantage, with emphasis on obtaining, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights under United States and foreign law. Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, protection of computer software and biotechnology, and international protection will be discussed.
HMGT 320 Hospitality Event and Tourism Management (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CST 295. This course introduces the student to the fields of tourism and event planning. The subject of tourism will be introduced and its historical and future prospects discussed. It will provide an overview of the strategies/tools needed to effectively plan and manage a function: design and management, marketing, safety and security, and other aspects of event coordination.
HMGT 360 Hospitality Technology (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CST 295. This course introduces the student to specific applications of technology in the hospitality industry. Topics will include point of sale systems, back office systems, property management systems, time and attendance and payroll systems, human resource and labor management systems and others. The role of the internet for the hospitality industry and basic computer hardware also will be discussed.
OSTD 320 Interpersonal Relations in Organizations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300. An examination of the knowledge and skill necessary to perform effectively in professional relations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of interpersonal relationships in organizations framed in ethical contexts related to perception, impression management, managing diversity, self disclosure, coaching, conflict management, influence, power, and politics. Students will complete self-assessments and engage in skill-building activities to learn how to effectively manage relationships within organizations while using Communication Improvement Plans.
OSTD 410 Concepts and Theories of Leadership (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300 and Senior Status within the OS major. Promotes leadership development through the study of leadership theory and concepts and encourages the practical application of leadership at all levels. It includes analysis of historical approaches to leadership and focuses on influential contemporary leadership perspectives such as Servant Leadership, Situational Leadership, Transformational Leadership, and Principle-Centered Leadership. Through an examination of leadership theory and research, self-assessments and reflection, and application to the work environment, students will create a personal leadership development plan.
OSTD 480 Organizational Theory & Practice (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190, CMMK 121, CST 295, OSTD 300, OSTD 320 or 330, OSTD 410, PST 320, PST 340 or PSYK 425, Senior Status. An overview of how organizations work including theory, research, and application. Students will gain a deeper understanding of organizational structure, culture, communication, and strategic planning processes within the internal and external environment. Current trends will also be discussed. Students will complete cases and engage in experiential exercises to facilitate critical thinking and the application of course content to organizational settings. The final course project will integrate knowledge and skills in the area of organizational theory with systematic problem solving skills to assess and diagnose an organizational problem. This course is the Capstone Course for the OS Major.
PSYK 425 Motivation and Self-Management (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course provides an overview of motivation and self-management as it specifically relates to employees in the workplace. Some of the topics to be addressed include: basic theories of employee motivation, rewards and punishments, motivational triggers, emotional intelligence, time management. The course will also emphasize specific strategies, tools, and techniques to assist students in evaluating and improving the way in which they interface with their work environments.
PSYK 445 Personal and Career Development (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course focuses on the career development process taking a broad, view of "career", as a means to growth and job promotion, self-discovery, and an evolving series of role-related experiences across the lifespan. Students will learn about definitions of "career", models for career development and the interplay of individual factors such as personality, aptitude and abilities upon career choice. In addition, students will study the impact of early experiences and other environmental factors upon career choice and how individual, social, chance, and environmental factors shape career decisions and choices. Explanations of the origin of individual aptitudes and abilities and the practice of aptitude and ability testing and how to use those techniques in selecting and placing employees will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on skill development in career choice and decision making, career counseling, and identifying best-fit options.