Course Offerings for Summer 2016

MBA 555 Legal Aspects of Human Resources (3 SH)

Provides an overview of the legal aspects of business. Includes topics such as agency relationships, business organizations, contracts, sales and leases and debtor-creditor relations. Special emphasis on human resource issues and applicable law. Dates:
July 21, on-site, 6-10 p.m.
July 28, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 4, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 6, tentative field trip, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 11, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 18, on-line, 6-11 p.m.
Aug. 25, on-site, 6-11 p.m.

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MBA 560 Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship (3 SH)

A theory and practice 3 SH course including a combination of field trips, classroom and online discussion, and case studies focusing on systems approaches to stewardship, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. The course objectives include developing a strategic framework for understanding stewardship design principles found in natural and human ecologies and how to apply them to become more effective organizational leaders; increasing theoretical and practical understanding of the sources of socio-tech innovation; co-designing, influencing and leading innovation; and developing an understanding of social entrepreneurship (SE) and how corporations, benefit corporations, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations apply SE strategies to more effectively achieve their missions and objectives. Dates:
May 10, on-site, 6-10 p.m.
May 17, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
May 21, field trip, (8 hours)
June 7, on-line, 6-8 p.m.
June 14, on-site, 6-10 p.m.
June 21, on-line, 6-10 p.m.
June 28, on-site, 6-10 p.m.

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Course Offerings for Fall 2016

OLS 510 Leadership & Management for the Common Good (3 SH)

Students will study contemporary and forecasted societal stresses—from community level to global—and learn of the critical role of organizations in both contributing toward, and helping to mitigate, these stresses broadly classified as ecological, social, and economic. Students will then learn a broad range of organizational leadership and management theories, styles, and practices to identify approaches to leading people, systems, and organizations in ways that bring restoration, that offer hope, and that work toward promoting the common good.

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OLS 520 Introduction to Leadership Studies (3 SH)

The course is an overview of various leadership theories, examining models of leadership, philosophies of leadership and different leadership styles. The advantages and disadvantages of various approaches will be studied.

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OLS 665 Project Management and Grant Writing (3 SH)

(Course description will be forthcoming)

OLS 670 Project Management and Intrapreneurship (3 SH)

(Course description will be forthcoming)

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