College of Professional and Continuing Education

Fall Graduate Courses - 2013

For CRN's see: Fall 2013 Schedule

Fundraising and Grant Writing

MPA3020 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23265

Sarah Lange

Explores the challenge faced by every nonprofit to be more entrepreneurial and competitive and to raise funds for its programs and operations. This course examines a wide variety of fundraising approaches; sources for federal, state, and local grants; the process of grant writing and interaction with the grant-giving agency; and local, regional, and on-line resources available to find grant funding.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MPA3080 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23272

Dennis Wadsworth

Effective communication and management skills in today's technology driven organizations require that the individual possess a working knowledge of state-of-the art presentation software tools and a pragmatic understanding of both the organization's existing information tools as well as capabilities of those tools which exist outside of the organization. This course will introduce the student to state-of-the-art software through hands-on application of the most popular tools in use today with a conceptual foundation in information system technology from a management perspective.


Public Relations

MPA3090 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23270

Charles Sides

Analyzes basic principles of public relations through readings, lectures, case presentations, and class discussion. After a brief history and definition of public relations, attention turns to the nature of public audiences and stakeholders, getting through in the face of the communication din, public relations and contingency planning, dealing with the media, PR writing, public relations practices, employees, the community, and ethics.


Public Relations

MPA3090 TBA    Section: RA1
CRN: 23560

Tatiana Mordasova

Analyzes basic principles of public relations through readings, lectures, case presentations, and class discussion. After a brief history and definition of public relations, attention turns to the nature of public audiences and stakeholders, getting through in the face of the communication din, public relations and contingency planning, dealing with the media, PR writing, public relations practices, employees, the community, and ethics.


Issues and Cases in Public Administration

MPA3100 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23285

Daniel Morgado

Surveys concepts, practices and trends in contemporary public administration. Topics addressed will include intergovernmental relations, organizational theory and behavior, public personnel management, collective bargaining, governmental budgeting and regulations, and managing public policies and programs. Incorporating research, case studies, and current events, the course emphasizes analysis and application of theory in relation to real-life situations.


Organizational Behavior and Leadership

MPA3120 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23298

Richard Gillogly

Develops an understanding of concepts, analytical tools and communication skills underlying behavior in organizations. The course explores the relationship between task accomplishments and human fulfillment in the context of planned organizational change. Various learning experiences are incorporated, including case studies, simulations, role playing and group discussion. Issues of public involvement, participatory decision making, employee empowerment and forms of leadership are also addressed.


Organizational Behavior and Leadership

MPA3120 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 23475

Alicja Januszewicz

Develops an understanding of concepts, analytical tools and communication skills underlying behavior in organizations. The course explores the relationship between task accomplishments and human fulfillment in the context of planned organizational change. Various learning experiences are incorporated, including case studies, simulations, role playing and group discussion. Issues of public involvement, participatory decision making, employee empowerment and forms of leadership are also addressed.


Advanced Professional Communication

MPA3300 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23292

Charles Sides

Provides practice in oral, written and presentation skills necessary within organizational environments. Students learn how to create and critique several genres of written texts used in the workplace, going beyond creating professional documents to analyzing corporate and professional internal and external communication practices.


Ethics and Professional Life

MPA3320 TBA    Section: 2
CRN: 23519

John Chetro-Szivos

Examines moral issues and dilemmas typically found in the law, advertising, education, business and journalism professions. Issues covered include privacy and confidentiality, truthfulness and deception, individual responsibility, social justice, personal character and professional regulation and, more generally, the dilemmas created by conflicts between professional and role-based morality and personal or ordinary morality.


Special Topics: Enterprise Risk Management

MPA3440 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23373

Louise Eichman

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Special Topics: Enterprise Risk Management

MPA3440 T 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23504

Louise Eichman

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Intercultural Communication

MPA3520 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23284

Mary Piecewicz

Creates an awareness of our unconscious prejudices, our verbal and nonverbal presentations and how this may influence our interactions with people from other cultures. By focusing on the history and contributions of various ethnic groups in the United States, students gain a heightened appreciation of difference and an understanding of culturally-specific needs.


GLOBAL HEALTH

MPA3590 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23437

Kathleen Jordan


Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management

MPA3600 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23281

Martin Breinlinger

Builds effective communication skills essential to successful negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution, using materials from the Harvard Negotiation Project. The focus is on developing an understanding of various resolution processes, incorporating theoretical perspectives and practical applications.


Strategic Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

MPA3740 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23286

David Jordan

Strategic Management may be defined as an externally oriented philosophy of managing an organization that links strategic thinking and analysis to organizational action. This course examines the critical aspects of strategy and organizational planning and considers the key elements of strategic management - Organizational Analysis, Strategy Formulation, Strategy Implementation and Strategy Evaluation & Control. The principles of strategic management are applied in a semester long examination of a social service, healthcare, arts and culture, government or other public or nonprofit setting. Strategic Management attempts to orchestrate a fit between an organization's external environment (political, technological, regulatory, social, etc.) and its internal situation ( values, culture, finances, marketing, human resources, IT, organizational structure and so on) and therefore offers the student a broad understanding of how the varied components of organizations work together to inform strategic direction and planning.


Project Management

MPA3840 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23306

Louise Eichman

A blend of instruction, discussion and exercises this course is built around the project management best practices presented in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). It provides the foundation, tools, techniques, templates and methodology to - manage each stage of the project life cycle, working within organizational and cost constraints; set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs; get the most from project teams, and use state-of-the-art project management tools to deliver projects to scope, on-time, and within budget. Spanning the entire project life cycle, the course covers all nine Project Management Knowledge Areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, and Procurement) and the five Project Management Process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing). Sections include the Fundamentals; Time and Cost Management; Quality Management; Risk Management; Contract Management; Leadership, Communication and Management; and Managing Large Scale International projects in Virtual Environments.


Project Management

MPA3840 TBA    Section: RA1
CRN: 23559

Iluliia Pidkipnaia Velieva

A blend of instruction, discussion and exercises this course is built around the project management best practices presented in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). It provides the foundation, tools, techniques, templates and methodology to - manage each stage of the project life cycle, working within organizational and cost constraints; set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs; get the most from project teams, and use state-of-the-art project management tools to deliver projects to scope, on-time, and within budget. Spanning the entire project life cycle, the course covers all nine Project Management Knowledge Areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, and Procurement) and the five Project Management Process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing). Sections include the Fundamentals; Time and Cost Management; Quality Management; Risk Management; Contract Management; Leadership, Communication and Management; and Managing Large Scale International projects in Virtual Environments.


Research Methods and Strategies

MPA3900 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23185

Susan Millette

Explores the many public policy and managerial problems that require administrators to gather information to arrive at solutions. The "action research" model focuses on the application of research techniques to program evaluation and the analysis of outcomes in an organizational setting. This course surveys the analytical skills necessary to design and implement such research projects and covers skills such as problem analysis, research strategy, questionnaire development, sampling techniques and data analysis. The course emphasizes qualitative and interpretive techniques. Statistical analysis will focus on appropriate application and interpretation of various techniques, with some hands-on computer analysis.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MPA3930 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 23293

Robert Ainsworth

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MPA3930 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23411

Robert Ainsworth

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Internship

MPA3940 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 23310

Susan Smith

Students secure placement in internships that complement their academic pursuits. Internships may be without pay or may pay a salary or stipend. Tasks assigned during an internship are expected to involve a balance of needed clerical work and challenging responsibilities allowing professional growth, with a time commitment of 20 hours per week. Interns report to a designated on-site supervisor who provides guidance and feedback on performance. Both the intern and the on-site supervisor interface with the academic coordinator to assure smooth progress during the semester. Periodic on-campus seminars with the academic supervisor provide an arena for feedback on issues common to all the interns; the academic coordinator also provides a wider perspective on concerns at individual internship sites. The internship is strongly encouraged for all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience. Interested students should contact Susan Smith at susmith@clarku.edu. Students enrolling in internship for the summer must enroll during summer I. The internship lasts the entire summer and will be evaluated at the close of summer II.


Capstone Practicum

MPA3999 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 23312

Susan Millette

Integrates the elements of the MPA program into one comprehensive policy-making application. While in teams and under faculty instructor supervision, students address an actual policy issue. The practicum culminates in a formal written and oral presentation of their work, which is evaluated by faculty and organization professionals.


Community Human Service Management Certificate

MPA3HSM W 0900a-0430p    Section: 1
CRN: 23525

Susan Millette


Information Technology Management

MSIT3040 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23300

Dennis Wadsworth

Covers the theory and practice of planning and managing the information systems function. Course includes the interface of corporate and information systems managers and the strategic position of information systems in a variety of commercial and manufacturing enterprises.


Information Technology Management

MSIT3040 R 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23451

Dennis Wadsworth

Covers the theory and practice of planning and managing the information systems function. Course includes the interface of corporate and information systems managers and the strategic position of information systems in a variety of commercial and manufacturing enterprises.


Information Technology Management

MSIT3040 TBA    Section: RA1
CRN: 23557

Germinal Isern

Covers the theory and practice of planning and managing the information systems function. Course includes the interface of corporate and information systems managers and the strategic position of information systems in a variety of commercial and manufacturing enterprises.


Information Systems Analysis and Design

MSIT3050 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23277

Dennis Wadsworth

Despite all of its current and future technological capabilities, the computer still owes its power and usefulness to people. Business people define the business problems to be solved by the computer. Computer programmers and technicians apply information technology to build information systems that solve those problems. Systems Analysis and Design is the study of a business problem domain to recommend improvements and specify the business requirements for the solution through the specification or construction of a technical, computer based solution.


Information Systems Analysis and Design

MSIT3050 T 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23485

Dennis Wadsworth

Despite all of its current and future technological capabilities, the computer still owes its power and usefulness to people. Business people define the business problems to be solved by the computer. Computer programmers and technicians apply information technology to build information systems that solve those problems. Systems Analysis and Design is the study of a business problem domain to recommend improvements and specify the business requirements for the solution through the specification or construction of a technical, computer based solution.


Information Systems Analysis and Design

MSIT3050 TBA    Section: RA1
CRN: 23556

Evgeny Erman

Despite all of its current and future technological capabilities, the computer still owes its power and usefulness to people. Business people define the business problems to be solved by the computer. Computer programmers and technicians apply information technology to build information systems that solve those problems. Systems Analysis and Design is the study of a business problem domain to recommend improvements and specify the business requirements for the solution through the specification or construction of a technical, computer based solution.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MSIT3080 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23273

Dennis Wadsworth

Effective communication and management skills in today's technology driven organizations require that the individual possess a working knowledge of state-of-the art presentation software tools and a pragmatic understanding of both the organization's existing information tools as well as capabilities of those tools which exist outside of the organization. This course will introduce the student to state-of-the-art software through hands-on application of the most popular tools in use today with a conceptual foundation in information system technology from a management perspective.


Cyber Security Fundamentals

MSIT3110 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23268

Germinal Isern

(Formerly Data Privacy & Security **Core MSIT Course**) This course covers a broad set of fundamental topics regarding Cyber Security challenges and principles. The course gives students a solid foundation, as the first building block in our graduate programs, of key concepts and terms required to understand and leverage in successfully completing the rest of the program courses.


Cyber Security Fundamentals

MSIT3110 M 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23483

Germinal Isern

(Formerly Data Privacy & Security **Core MSIT Course**) This course covers a broad set of fundamental topics regarding Cyber Security challenges and principles. The course gives students a solid foundation, as the first building block in our graduate programs, of key concepts and terms required to understand and leverage in successfully completing the rest of the program courses.


Cyber Security Fundamentals

MSIT3110 TBA    Section: RA1
CRN: 23558

Germinal Isern

(Formerly Data Privacy & Security **Core MSIT Course**) This course covers a broad set of fundamental topics regarding Cyber Security challenges and principles. The course gives students a solid foundation, as the first building block in our graduate programs, of key concepts and terms required to understand and leverage in successfully completing the rest of the program courses.


Introduction to New Media Technology

MSIT3210 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23372

David Crandall

Web 2.0 is a ubiquitous buzzword these days. It has broad implications in the internet world and includes Social Networking, WiKi, audio and video podcasting, blogging, and more. If you would you like to learn how to harness the power of the new internet applications and media tools in a highly networked world, this class will provide you a good theoretical and practical understanding. The questions this class will explore fall into two general categories. First, what are the social and business implications of these new technologies? For example, are we using new media in an appropriate way? Are there or will there be losers and winners from a social and business context? Second, we will look at the technologies themselves to understand their level of complexity and how consumers and businesses can use or implement them appropriately. This will be an interactive class where students will share ideas and experiences and will gain exposure to tools that can be used to boost their marketing and communications objectives.


Introduction to New Media Technology

MSIT3210 M 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23446

David Crandall

Web 2.0 is a ubiquitous buzzword these days. It has broad implications in the internet world and includes Social Networking, WiKi, audio and video podcasting, blogging, and more. If you would you like to learn how to harness the power of the new internet applications and media tools in a highly networked world, this class will provide you a good theoretical and practical understanding. The questions this class will explore fall into two general categories. First, what are the social and business implications of these new technologies? For example, are we using new media in an appropriate way? Are there or will there be losers and winners from a social and business context? Second, we will look at the technologies themselves to understand their level of complexity and how consumers and businesses can use or implement them appropriately. This will be an interactive class where students will share ideas and experiences and will gain exposure to tools that can be used to boost their marketing and communications objectives.


Advanced Professional Communication

MSIT3300 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23291

Charles Sides

Provides practice in oral, written, and presentation skills necessary within organizational environments. Students learn how to create and critique several genres of written texts used in the workplace, going beyond creating professional documents to analyzing corporate and professional internal and external communication practices.


IT Operations

MSIT3420 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23258

David Crandall

IT Operations doesn't just mean desktop support. Some operations teams control the security systems protecting nuclear power plants, while others manage the paths to billions of dollars at the stock exchange. This course investigates the high-energy, often rebellious, and sometimes anti-social aspects of information technology operations to discover the most effective ways to lead these complicated teams and their highly skilled professionals toward success. 24/7 schedules, BOFH, and constant paging make leading an information technology operations team complicated at best. This course investigates the focus, drive, and passion that make IT operations the heart of any technology company and how you as a leader can understand, guide, and motivate the skilled engineers that keep the worlds computer systems running.


IT Operations

MSIT3420 W 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23450

David Crandall

IT Operations doesn't just mean desktop support. Some operations teams control the security systems protecting nuclear power plants, while others manage the paths to billions of dollars at the stock exchange. This course investigates the high-energy, often rebellious, and sometimes anti-social aspects of information technology operations to discover the most effective ways to lead these complicated teams and their highly skilled professionals toward success. 24/7 schedules, BOFH, and constant paging make leading an information technology operations team complicated at best. This course investigates the focus, drive, and passion that make IT operations the heart of any technology company and how you as a leader can understand, guide, and motivate the skilled engineers that keep the worlds computer systems running.


Special Topics: Digital Forensics

MSIT3440 TBA    Section: RA1
CRN: 23575

Andrey Bondarev

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Intercultural Communication

MSIT3620 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23283

Mary Piecewicz

Creates an awareness of our unconscious prejudices, our verbal and nonverbal presentations and how this may influence our interactions with people from other cultures. By focusing on the history and contributions of various ethnic groups in the United States, students gain a heightened appreciation of difference and an understanding of culturally-specific needs.


Intercultural Communication

MSIT3620 T 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23479

Mary Piecewicz

Creates an awareness of our unconscious prejudices, our verbal and nonverbal presentations and how this may influence our interactions with people from other cultures. By focusing on the history and contributions of various ethnic groups in the United States, students gain a heightened appreciation of difference and an understanding of culturally-specific needs.


Cyber Security Risk and Threat Management

MSIT3710 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23289

Robert Lyons

Explores understanding of risk management life cycles, risk profiling, formulating risks, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies. The course also covers enterprise vulnerability management from a people, process, structure, technology and contracting perspective.


Cyber Security Risk and Threat Management

MSIT3710 W 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23481

Robert Lyons

Explores understanding of risk management life cycles, risk profiling, formulating risks, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies. The course also covers enterprise vulnerability management from a people, process, structure, technology and contracting perspective.


Business Intelligence

MSIT3820 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23278

Richard Gillogly

Businesses today are constantly changing, becoming more and more complex. Organizations, private and public, are under pressures forcing them to respond quickly to change and to be innovative in the way they operate. This drives them to be more agile and to make frequent and quick strategic, tactical, and operational decisions --- decisions that often require considerable amounts of relevant data, information and knowledge. Processing these information assets, in the framework of the needed decisions, is what business intelligence is all about. This course addresses BI solutions which deliver computerized support for managerial decision making.


Business Intelligence

MSIT3820 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23561

Yakov Gelrud

Businesses today are constantly changing, becoming more and more complex. Organizations, private and public, are under pressures forcing them to respond quickly to change and to be innovative in the way they operate. This drives them to be more agile and to make frequent and quick strategic, tactical, and operational decisions --- decisions that often require considerable amounts of relevant data, information and knowledge. Processing these information assets, in the framework of the needed decisions, is what business intelligence is all about. This course addresses BI solutions which deliver computerized support for managerial decision making.


E-Commerce and E-Business

MSIT3830 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23562

Oleg Galichin

E-Commerce and E-Business continue to have huge financial impact, to fundamentally alter how business is done. Since 1995, the 16-year life-span of e-commerce, revenues have grown in the United States alone to almost $362 billion in retail, travel and media business (B2C) and $4.1 trillion in inter-business transactions (B2B). The change dynamics occurring run the gamut from dramatic redesign of business models (sometimes whole industries) and organizations to fundamental shifts in consumer behavior. Similar effects are felt in businesses globally in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Is this a business enabler, a technology trend, a social phenomenon?Rather than just an interesting alternative to better operational efficiencies, e-commerce has become a platform for new, unique services and capabilities that are just impossible in the physical world. There is no Google, no Amazon, no Facebook without it. The success of firms like these and still other emerging business models have an immediate and transformational impact on ¿old economy¿ counterparts. Understanding the business, technology and societal dynamics at play in e-commerce is fundamental for anyone today, as an employee, as a business partner, or as an entrepreneur in either profit or non-profit enterprises.


Project Management

MSIT3840 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23428

Louise Eichman

A blend of instruction, discussion and exercises this course is built around the project management best practices presented in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). It provides the foundation, tools, techniques, templates and methodology to - manage each stage of the project life cycle, working within organizational and cost constraints; set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs; get the most from project teams, and use state-of-the-art project management tools to deliver projects to scope, on-time, and within budget. Spanning the entire project life cycle, the course covers all nine Project Management Knowledge Areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, and Procurement) and the five Project Management Process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing). Sections include the Fundamentals; Time and Cost Management; Quality Management; Risk Management; Contract Management; Leadership, Communication and Management; and Managing Large Scale International projects in Virtual Environments.


Webmaster

MSIT3850 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23582

Elena Ivanova

The student will learn aspects of website design/development with client interaction and a course project presentation using HTML. Mapping, tables, frames, cascading style sheets, javascripting, objects and multimedia included. Class lectures will include search engine placement initiatives, site trend analysis, optimization techniques, server applications, security and creation specification. The lab operating system for this course is Windows XP+, however, students with Apple Mac backgrounds can contact instructor for permission.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MSIT3930 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 23295

Robert Ainsworth

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MSIT3930 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23412

Robert Ainsworth

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MSIT3930 M 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23516

Robert Ainsworth

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Capstone

MSIT3999 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23297

Robert Strong

Working in teams of 2 to 4, students will perform a consulting engagement for a local business. Working from a request letter from the CIO of a client company, students will engage with the client to develop a proposal for an analysis and design project, including deliverables, expected interactions with client management and staff and expected timeline. After presenting the proposal and gaining client approval, the team will carry out the proposed effort. Each project will culminate in a proposed solution, and sufficient documentation that the client can issue a Request for Proposal to implement the design. Lectures will address the consulting process, requirements gathering and the role of repeatable methodologies and consistent documentation methods.


Communication Design

MSPC3010 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23296

Lynn Simmons

We are all consumers of communication design. Images and text fill our everyday lives continuously in an unprecedented display. Good design matters. Anyone involved in communicating ideas, generating reports or managing information and publications will be integrating some form of design elements into the work. This course will focus on visual communication design problem solving for both print and digital media through an understanding of the visual language of two-dimensional design: form, figure-ground relationships, composition, balance, rhythm, pattern, scale, value and color. Students will learn how to create visual projects that inform, educate and communicate effectively.


Social Media and Marketing Communication

MSPC3050 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23288

Julie Frechette

Social media have rapidly altered how organizations extend their brands, influence public opinion, and engage consumers and citizens through online tools. Moving beyond traditional mainstream media, social media have directly impacted how institutions market themselves and distribute news and information through new cost-effective tools such as blogging and podcasting. This course will explore how social media are effective and influential forces that can help individuals, politicians, businesses, and non-profit organizations with their marketing and media relations needs.


Social Media and Marketing Communication

MSPC3050 W 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23478

Julie Frechette

Social media have rapidly altered how organizations extend their brands, influence public opinion, and engage consumers and citizens through online tools. Moving beyond traditional mainstream media, social media have directly impacted how institutions market themselves and distribute news and information through new cost-effective tools such as blogging and podcasting. This course will explore how social media are effective and influential forces that can help individuals, politicians, businesses, and non-profit organizations with their marketing and media relations needs.


Business Intelligence

MSPC3060 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23279

Richard Gillogly

Businesses today are constantly changing, becoming more and more complex. Organizations, private and public, are under pressures forcing them to respond quickly to change and to be innovative in the way they operate. This drives them to be more agile and to make frequent and quick strategic, tactical, and operational decisions --- decisions that often require considerable amounts of relevant data, information and knowledge. Processing these information assets, in the framework of the needed decisions, is what business intelligence is all about. This course addresses BI solutions which deliver computerized support for managerial decision making.


Business Intelligence

MSPC3060 T 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23447

Richard Gillogly

Businesses today are constantly changing, becoming more and more complex. Organizations, private and public, are under pressures forcing them to respond quickly to change and to be innovative in the way they operate. This drives them to be more agile and to make frequent and quick strategic, tactical, and operational decisions --- decisions that often require considerable amounts of relevant data, information and knowledge. Processing these information assets, in the framework of the needed decisions, is what business intelligence is all about. This course addresses BI solutions which deliver computerized support for managerial decision making.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MSPC3080 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23271

Dennis Wadsworth

Effective communication and management skills in today's technology driven organizations require that the individual possess a working knowledge of state-of-the art presentation software tools and a pragmatic understanding of both the organization's existing information tools as well as capabilities of those tools which exist outside of the organization. This course will introduce the student to state-of-the-art software through hands-on application of the most popular tools in use today with a conceptual foundation in information system technology from a management perspective.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MSPC3080 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23568

Nikolay Topuzov

Effective communication and management skills in today's technology driven organizations require that the individual possess a working knowledge of state-of-the art presentation software tools and a pragmatic understanding of both the organization's existing information tools as well as capabilities of those tools which exist outside of the organization. This course will introduce the student to state-of-the-art software through hands-on application of the most popular tools in use today with a conceptual foundation in information system technology from a management perspective.


Public Relations

MSPC3090 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23269

Charles Sides

Analyzes basic principles of public relations through readings, lectures, case presentations, and class discussion. After a brief history and definition of public relations, attention turns to the nature of public audiences and stakeholders, getting through in the face of the communication din, public relations and contingency planning, dealing with the media, PR writing, public relations practices, employees, the community, and ethics.


Public Relations

MSPC3090 M 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23476

Charles Sides

Analyzes basic principles of public relations through readings, lectures, case presentations, and class discussion. After a brief history and definition of public relations, attention turns to the nature of public audiences and stakeholders, getting through in the face of the communication din, public relations and contingency planning, dealing with the media, PR writing, public relations practices, employees, the community, and ethics.


Public Relations

MSPC3090 TBA    Section: RA1
CRN: 23553

Tatiana Mordasova

Analyzes basic principles of public relations through readings, lectures, case presentations, and class discussion. After a brief history and definition of public relations, attention turns to the nature of public audiences and stakeholders, getting through in the face of the communication din, public relations and contingency planning, dealing with the media, PR writing, public relations practices, employees, the community, and ethics.


Marketing Communication

MSPC3100 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23375

Robert Ristino

Develops a solid understanding of the conceptual basis and theoretical structure of the principles of marketing and promotes "best practice" marketing and business solutions. Students act in a consulting capacity and develop a high-level strategic and tactical marketing plan for a client company that will use it to launch a new product/new venture, reposition the organization, or address a chronic problem. Focal points of the course include branding, concurrent marketing, international marketing, Internet marketing, and buying behavior.


Marketing Communication

MSPC3100 T 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23448

Robert Ristino

Develops a solid understanding of the conceptual basis and theoretical structure of the principles of marketing and promotes "best practice" marketing and business solutions. Students act in a consulting capacity and develop a high-level strategic and tactical marketing plan for a client company that will use it to launch a new product/new venture, reposition the organization, or address a chronic problem. Focal points of the course include branding, concurrent marketing, international marketing, Internet marketing, and buying behavior.


Organizational Behavior and Leadership

MSPC3120 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23429

Richard Gillogly

Develops an understanding of concepts, analytical tools and communication skills underlying behavior in organizations. The course explores the relationship between task accomplishments and human fulfillment in the context of planned organizational change. Various learning experiences are incorporated, including case studies, simulations, role playing and group discussion. Issues of public involvement, participatory decision making, employee empowerment and forms of leadership are also addressed.


Organizational Behavior and Leadership

MSPC3120 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 23494

Alicja Januszewicz

Develops an understanding of concepts, analytical tools and communication skills underlying behavior in organizations. The course explores the relationship between task accomplishments and human fulfillment in the context of planned organizational change. Various learning experiences are incorporated, including case studies, simulations, role playing and group discussion. Issues of public involvement, participatory decision making, employee empowerment and forms of leadership are also addressed.


Principles of Marketing

MSPC3130 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23563

Olga Diachenko

Provides practical and theoretical instruction to public sector professional administrators who are involved in the marketing efforts of their organizations. The central focus is on developing marketing plans. Topics include: strategic and tactical market planning; market segmentation; target marketing and positioning; social, legal, and competitive issues; managing products and services; developing new products and services; creative techniques; managing costs and pricing; and distribution and delivery of products and services.


Introduction to New Media Technology

MSPC3210 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23267

David Crandall

Web 2.0 is a ubiquitous buzzword these days. It has broad implications in the internet world and includes Social Networking, WiKi, audio and video podcasting, blogging, and more. If you would you like to learn how to harness the power of the new internet applications and media tools in a highly networked world, this class will provide you a good theoretical and practical understanding. The questions this class will explore fall into two general categories. First, what are the social and business implications of these new technologies? For example, are we using new media in an appropriate way? Are there or will there be losers and winners from a social and business context? Second, we will look at the technologies themselves to understand their level of complexity and how consumers and businesses can use or implement them appropriately. This will be an interactive class where students will share ideas and experiences and will gain exposure to tools that can be used to boost their marketing and communications objectives.


Introduction to New Media Technology

MSPC3210 M 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23445

David Crandall

Web 2.0 is a ubiquitous buzzword these days. It has broad implications in the internet world and includes Social Networking, WiKi, audio and video podcasting, blogging, and more. If you would you like to learn how to harness the power of the new internet applications and media tools in a highly networked world, this class will provide you a good theoretical and practical understanding. The questions this class will explore fall into two general categories. First, what are the social and business implications of these new technologies? For example, are we using new media in an appropriate way? Are there or will there be losers and winners from a social and business context? Second, we will look at the technologies themselves to understand their level of complexity and how consumers and businesses can use or implement them appropriately. This will be an interactive class where students will share ideas and experiences and will gain exposure to tools that can be used to boost their marketing and communications objectives.


Communication Theory and Research

MSPC3250 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23274

John Chetro-Szivos

Examines origins, nature, and consequences of human communication. Students review the role of theory in comprehension of and responses to verbal, nonverbal, and other types of group communication issues and events, tracing the development of various media. The course introduces the methodology of communication research, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches, with an emphasis on action research and appreciative inquiry. Topics include the nature of scientific logic; electronic literature searches; research design; questionnaire construction; sampling; measurement techniques; data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting results; the use of focus groups; experiments; surveys; and content analysis.


Communication Theory and Research

MSPC3250 R 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23449

John Chetro-Szivos

Examines origins, nature, and consequences of human communication. Students review the role of theory in comprehension of and responses to verbal, nonverbal, and other types of group communication issues and events, tracing the development of various media. The course introduces the methodology of communication research, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches, with an emphasis on action research and appreciative inquiry. Topics include the nature of scientific logic; electronic literature searches; research design; questionnaire construction; sampling; measurement techniques; data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting results; the use of focus groups; experiments; surveys; and content analysis.


Communication Theory and Research

MSPC3250 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23566

Iuliia Astasova

Examines origins, nature, and consequences of human communication. Students review the role of theory in comprehension of and responses to verbal, nonverbal, and other types of group communication issues and events, tracing the development of various media. The course introduces the methodology of communication research, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches, with an emphasis on action research and appreciative inquiry. Topics include the nature of scientific logic; electronic literature searches; research design; questionnaire construction; sampling; measurement techniques; data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting results; the use of focus groups; experiments; surveys; and content analysis.


Human Resources Management and Development

MSPC3290 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23583

Evgeniy Rezanovich

Provides a practical survey of current trends, regulations and case laws that define and direct the human resource function. Topics include organizational philosophies, recruitment and selection, motivation, compensation and evaluation. Affirmative action and unionism are discussed within both current and historical contexts. The course concludes with an examination of legislation and regulatory statutes affecting human resources management.


Advanced Professional Communication

MSPC3300 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23290

Charles Sides

Provides practice in oral, written and presentation skills necessary within organizational environments. Students learn how to create and critique several genres of written texts used in the workplace, going beyond creating professional documents to analyzing corporate and professional internal and external communication practices.


Advanced Professional Communication

MSPC3300 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23567

Irina Shibakova

Provides practice in oral, written and presentation skills necessary within organizational environments. Students learn how to create and critique several genres of written texts used in the workplace, going beyond creating professional documents to analyzing corporate and professional internal and external communication practices.


Consultancy Skills Capstone

MSPC3330 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23264

John Chetro-Szivos

In this course students will be develop proficiency in the major techniques and tools consultants employ when doing a communication consultation. Students will complete readings that will introduce the theoretical orientation and participate in numerous demonstrations. Classes will include a discussion of the readings and exercises to develop competence in using the techniques.


Special Topics: Global Talent Development

MSPC3440 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23374

Alicja Januszewicz

The world is changing before our very eyes. The dynamics in the global market place are changing. Twenty years ago organizations had training functions; ten years ago it was called learning and development, now it¿s Talent Development. As Talent is essential for success of the organization, more and more companies are paying attention to their talent¿s development and engagement. In this class, you will learn how to deliver successful presentation, training, e-learning as well as how to design, deliver and evaluate professional, management and leadership training in global settings. This class will be offered in a workshop style, with discussions, presentations and learning projects.


Special Topics: Global Talent Development

MSPC3440 T 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23452

Alicja Januszewicz

The world is changing before our very eyes. The dynamics in the global market place are changing. Twenty years ago organizations had training functions; ten years ago it was called learning and development, now it¿s Talent Development. As Talent is essential for success of the organization, more and more companies are paying attention to their talent¿s development and engagement. In this class, you will learn how to deliver successful presentation, training, e-learning as well as how to design, deliver and evaluate professional, management and leadership training in global settings. This class will be offered in a workshop style, with discussions, presentations and learning projects.


Special Topics: Global Talent Development

MSPC3440 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23564

Inna Akhunzhanova

The world is changing before our very eyes. The dynamics in the global market place are changing. Twenty years ago organizations had training functions; ten years ago it was called learning and development, now it¿s Talent Development. As Talent is essential for success of the organization, more and more companies are paying attention to their talent¿s development and engagement. In this class, you will learn how to deliver successful presentation, training, e-learning as well as how to design, deliver and evaluate professional, management and leadership training in global settings. This class will be offered in a workshop style, with discussions, presentations and learning projects.


Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management

MSPC3600 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23280

Martin Breinlinger

Builds effective communication skills essential to successful negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution, using materials from the Harvard Negotiation Project. The focus is on developing an understanding of various resolution processes, incorporating theoretical perspectives and practical applications.


Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management

MSPC3600 T 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23477

Martin Breinlinger

Builds effective communication skills essential to successful negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution, using materials from the Harvard Negotiation Project. The focus is on developing an understanding of various resolution processes, incorporating theoretical perspectives and practical applications.


Intercultural Communication

MSPC3620 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23282

Mary Piecewicz

Creates an awareness of our unconscious prejudices, our verbal and nonverbal presentations and how this may influence our interactions with people from other cultures. By focusing on the history and contributions of various ethnic groups in the United States, students gain a heightened appreciation of difference and an understanding of culturally-specific needs.


Intercultural Communication

MSPC3620 TBA    Section: 2
CRN: 23517

John Chetro-Szivos

Creates an awareness of our unconscious prejudices, our verbal and nonverbal presentations and how this may influence our interactions with people from other cultures. By focusing on the history and contributions of various ethnic groups in the United States, students gain a heightened appreciation of difference and an understanding of culturally-specific needs.


Audience Development and Event Planning--Practicum

MSPC3790 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 23313

Susan Smith

This for-credit practicum offers an in-the-field opportunity for a student to take on a specific project with a Worcester area organization, focused on audience development and event planning. All such projects must receive approval from the academic supervisor prior to registering for the practicum and there is a limit on the number of such projects each semester.


Project Management

MSPC3840 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23305

Louise Eichman

A blend of instruction, discussion and exercises this course is built around the project management best practices presented in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK?). It provides the foundation, tools, techniques, templates and methodology to - manage each stage of the project life cycle, working within organizational and cost constraints; set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs; get the most from project teams, and use state-of-the-art project management tools to deliver projects to scope, on-time, and within budget. Spanning the entire project life cycle, the course covers all nine Project Management Knowledge Areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, and Procurement) and the five Project Management Process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing). Sections include the Fundamentals; Time and Cost Management; Quality Management; Risk Management; Contract Management; Leadership, Communication and Management; and Managing Large Scale International projects in Virtual Environments.


Project Management

MSPC3840 TBA    Section: RA1
CRN: 23552

Iluliia Pidkipnaia Velieva

A blend of instruction, discussion and exercises this course is built around the project management best practices presented in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK?). It provides the foundation, tools, techniques, templates and methodology to - manage each stage of the project life cycle, working within organizational and cost constraints; set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs; get the most from project teams, and use state-of-the-art project management tools to deliver projects to scope, on-time, and within budget. Spanning the entire project life cycle, the course covers all nine Project Management Knowledge Areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, and Procurement) and the five Project Management Process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing). Sections include the Fundamentals; Time and Cost Management; Quality Management; Risk Management; Contract Management; Leadership, Communication and Management; and Managing Large Scale International projects in Virtual Environments.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MSPC3930 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 2
CRN: 23294

Robert Ainsworth

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MSPC3930 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 23413

Robert Ainsworth

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MSPC3930 W 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 23458

Robert Ainsworth

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MSPC3930 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 23565

Irina Prosvirina

Specifically designed to give Managers a basic understanding of standard financial reporting, the setup of a strong financial organization, the creation of strategic budgets and the use of financial reporting in highlighting and monitoring performance. The course provides a special focus on financial functions as they relate to the fulfillment of the organizations goals. Course topics include the role of the financial department; understanding basic financial reports and what the numbers mean; creating ratios and basic measurements to measure the organization¿s progress; development of a strategic budget and a continuous reporting model; understanding management of the financial health of the organization; and identifying and solving financial management issues.


Internship

MSPC3940 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 23309

Susan Smith

Students secure placement in internships that complement their academic pursuits. Internships may be without pay or may pay a salary or stipend. Tasks assigned during an internship are expected to involve a balance of needed clerical work and challenging responsibilities allowing professional growth, with a time commitment of 20 hours per week. Interns report to a designated on-site supervisor who provides guidance and feedback on performance. Both the intern and the on-site supervisor interface with the academic coordinator to assure smooth progress during the semester. Periodic on-campus seminars with the academic supervisor provide an arena for feedback on issues common to all the interns; the academic coordinator also provides a wider perspective on concerns at individual internship sites. The internship is strongly encouraged for all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience. Interested students should contact Susan Smith at susmith@clarku.edu. Students enrolling in internship for the summer must enroll during summer I. The internship lasts the entire summer and will be evaluated at the close of summer II.


Internship

MSPC3940 TBA    Section: R
CRN: 23487

Susan Smith

Students secure placement in internships that complement their academic pursuits. Internships may be without pay or may pay a salary or stipend. Tasks assigned during an internship are expected to involve a balance of needed clerical work and challenging responsibilities allowing professional growth, with a time commitment of 20 hours per week. Interns report to a designated on-site supervisor who provides guidance and feedback on performance. Both the intern and the on-site supervisor interface with the academic coordinator to assure smooth progress during the semester. Periodic on-campus seminars with the academic supervisor provide an arena for feedback on issues common to all the interns; the academic coordinator also provides a wider perspective on concerns at individual internship sites. The internship is strongly encouraged for all students with fewer than three years full-time professional work experience. Interested students should contact Susan Smith at susmith@clarku.edu. Students enrolling in internship for the summer must enroll during summer I. The internship lasts the entire summer and will be evaluated at the close of summer II.