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505 Human Resources Administration (3)
This course is an overview of Human Resource administrative functions in contemporary organizations including human resource planning, human resource strategy, performance evaluation, employee benefits, compensation, career planning, labor relations, discipline, and safety and health. This course will examine how organizations meet their objectives through human resource administration, and how human resources align with the organization’s mission, vision, and strategy.

515 Information Technology Concepts (3)
This course examines information systems in today’s organizations. Managing computer resources will be discussed with emphasis on the way information technology is used to meet organizational needs.

517 Financial Concepts for Administration (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide students in administration and non-financial administrators an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the use and interpretation of basic financial concepts and how they relate to administrative decisions.

521 Applied Organizational Concepts (3)
The course will address the administration and organizational behavior competencies required to be successful in the 21st century workplace. Emphasis is placed on managing and leading for high performance in today’s dynamic, constantly changing work environment.

525 Administrative Strategies (3)
This course focuses on the goal oriented methods and techniques of developing administrative strategies necessary to lead departments and organizations. Strategy formulation and implementation are complex interactive processes which involve politics, organizational culture, values, vision, mission and administrative styles which influence administrative decisions and outcomes.

535 Research Methodologies (3)
This course provides an opportunity for students to synthesize their studies and explore topics that relate to administrative and technical processes using research techniques. They are exposed to various tools and techniques for decision-making and applied research. Students undertake an indepth
review and critical analysis to begin a proposal for their capstone course on self-selected topics in the field of administration using qualitative and quantitative analysis presented in class.

545 Values and Ethics in Administration (3)
This course is designed to create an awareness and sensitivity to the values and ethical issues inherent in private and public administration decisions. The Judeo-Christian moral basis for the values and ethical practices in government and business today will be presented along with the legal requirements for complying with legislated ethical standards.

553 Administrative Leadership Theory & Practice (3)
This course is designed to develop the understanding and application of administrative leadership theory. The course uses research and analysis of great leaders (however defined) from a variety of domains, social, religious, political, business and athletic, or entertainment…to develop a more sophisticated comprehension of administrative leadership.

568 Changing Environment of Administration (3)
This course addresses the impacts on administrative decision-making from external environments including the political, natural, international, technical and societal environments.

652 Diversity in the Workplace (3)
Explores the training and development of a culturally sensitive work force. Examines and explores innovative techniques for dealing with institutional "isms" (e.g., sexism, ageism, etc.) as they relate to management, training, conflict resolution, career development, mentoring, performance appraisals, team-building, and peer rating methods.

680 Project Management (3)
This course examines the technical and administrative aspects of complex projects. Students will learn the project life cycle and tools and create functional and technical requirements to plan and control projects.

699 Capstone: Applied Project (3)
The Applied Project is a supervised capstone for the Master's program. It is an independent, websupported study with a graduate faculty mentor/ instructor. The project is designed to build from knowledge gained during the program and to make connections between academic and professional work. Prerequisite: Successful completion of other coursework in the program.

A practical study of academic and professional writing and research for adult learners, focusing on the mastery of the communication skills needed for success in graduate school.

Note:This will be a required workshop for all provisionally accepted MAA Program students whose undergraduate degree cumulative grade point average (GPA) is below 3.0. This workshop must be taken in the student's first term and must be successfully completed with a passing grade "Pass/Fail" grading) to proceed as fully accepted in the MAA program.

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