College of Professional and Continuing Education

Spring Graduate Courses - 2014

For CRN's see: Spring 2014 Schedule

Fundraising and Grant Writing

MPA3020 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33294

S. 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.


Fundraising and Grant Writing

MPA3020 W 0630p-0930p    Section: M1
CRN: 33600

S. 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.


Organizational Communication

MPA3070 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33311

J. Chetro-Szivos

Analyzes communication theory in terms of its affects on behavior of the members of an organization. Internal and external communication is an essential aspect of organizational functioning, and the majority of managerial problems are rooted in communication. This course examines the major theoretical and practical aspects of communication in organizations as they apply to business and governmental contexts.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MPA3080 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33298

D. 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.


Issues and Cases in Public Administration

MPA3100 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33308

J. Early

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.


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MPA3110 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33422

T. Smieszek

GIS technology is a computer-based tool that unites previously unrelated information into easily understood maps allowing decision-makers to virtually see the issues before them and then select the best course of action. Integrated with the Internet, GIS offers a consistent and cost-effective way for the sharing and analysis of geographic data among government agencies, private industry, non-profit organizations, and the general public. This lecture/lab based course has been designed with an emphasis on applied learning appropriate for public or nonprofit agency activities. This course is designed for those who do not have a GIS background; although the course is computer intensive, no mapping or programming background is required.


Organizational Behavior and Leadership

MPA3120 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33341

R. 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.


Advanced Professional Communication

MPA3300 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33323

C. 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 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33326

D. Crandall

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.


Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations

MPA3380 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33318

D. Jordan

Describes marketing strategies applied to different types of providers in nonprofit organizations. The course focuses on techniques to maintain and increase market share, quantitative methodologies, such as demographic case mix, and geo-demographic analysis, as well as the application of market communication techniques and strategies.


Policy Analysis

MPA3400 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33317

J. O'Brien

Examines the political process within which public policies are made and implemented. The course uses both theoretical and applied case materials to look at the roles of various factors in setting the agenda for public discussion; the process of formulating, adopting and implementing policies; the constraining role of governmental structures; and the need for program evaluation.


Special Topics: Enterprise Risk Management

MPA3440 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33316

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Intercultural Communication

MPA3520 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33340

M. 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.


Non-Profit Management

MPA3540 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33330

K. Jordan

Provides an overview of principle management functions as applied to non profit organizations. Topics include successful leadership, the roles and responsibilities of board members and effective management in major areas such as planning and evaluation, personnel, finance, marketing and fundraising.


Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

MPA3580 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33336

P. Salerno

Provides the student with a basic understanding of the financial systems within an organization, how financial data is interpreted and the impact of such data on decision making. Budgeting, pricing, cash flow, balance sheets and income statements are reviewed.


Third Party Intervention and Mediation

MPA3660 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33315

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Examines the various methods of third party intervention as a means to effective conflict management in the workplace and other conflictual situations. Students develop and improve mediation skills and techniques needed to mediate disputes by participating in a variety of simulated disputes to hone mediation skills.


Project Management

MPA3840 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33334

L. 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.


Research Methods and Strategies

MPA3900 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33445

R. Borges-Mendez

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 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33302

R. 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: 33346

S. 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: 33343

S. 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.


Capstone Practicum

MPA3999 W 0630p-0930p    Section: M1
CRN: 33599

S. 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 0930a-0430p    Section: 1
CRN: 33597

S. Millette


Information Systems Analysis and Design

MSIT3050 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 33727

V. Mokeyev

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.


Organizational Communication

MSIT3070 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33312

J. Chetro-Szivos

Analyzes communication theory in terms of its affects on behavior of the members of an organization. Internal and external communication is an essential aspect of organizational functioning, and the majority of managerial problems are rooted in communication. This course examines the major theoretical and practical aspects of communication in organizations as they apply to business and governmental contexts.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MSIT3080 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33297

D. 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 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 33710

B. Sukhovilov

(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.


Legal and Financial Issues in Information Systems Management

MSIT3120 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33333

D. Wadsworth

Information technologies - intellectual property and data - are often an organization's most valuable assets. Advances in the Internet and in other global communications technologies make it possible to contemplate the development of a global information society. An effective legal, regulatory and enforcement framework is essential for creating the right incentive structure for E-Commerce market participants.


Legal and Financial Issues in Information Systems Management

MSIT3120 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1R
CRN: 33607

D. Wadsworth

Information technologies - intellectual property and data - are often an organization's most valuable assets. Advances in the Internet and in other global communications technologies make it possible to contemplate the development of a global information society. An effective legal, regulatory and enforcement framework is essential for creating the right incentive structure for E-Commerce market participants.


Design and Analysis of Computer Networks

MSIT3130 TBA    Section: R1
CRN: 33718

A. Podgorov

Designed as an overview of LAN/WAN; encoding digital and analog signals, asynchronous/synchronous protocols; ISDN, B-ISDN, TCP/IP, with a focus on modeling and analysis of networks and network protocols. Class meets from 2:00-5:30.


Operating Systems

MSIT3140 TBA    Section: R1
CRN: 33719

E. Tsirulnikov

Section 02. Developed as an introduction to operating systems? characteristics, designs and structures. Topics include a history of operating systems, concurrent processes and synchronization, coordination of asynchronous events, file systems, scheduling, deadlock resolution and memory management.


Advanced Professional Communication

MSIT3300 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33322

C. 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.


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MSIT3310 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33424

T. Smieszek

GIS technology is a computer-based tool that unites previously unrelated information into easily understood maps allowing decision-makers to virtually see the issues before them and then select the best course of action. Integrated with the Internet, GIS offers a consistent and cost-effective way for the sharing and analysis of geographic data among government agencies, private industry, non-profit organizations, and the general public. This lecture/lab based course has been designed with an emphasis on applied learning appropriate for public or nonprofit agency activities. This course is designed for those who do not have a GIS background; although the course is computer intensive, no mapping or programming background is required.


Ethics and Professional Life

MSIT3320 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33324

D. Crandall

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:

MSIT3440 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33313

G. Isern

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge and understanding of computer, network and OS forensics. It will also provide students with the theoretical foundation on techniques and methods needed for the extraction of information from digital devices. Students will gain exposure to the spectrum of available computer forensics tools. The core forensics procedures to ensure court admissibility of the evidence, as well as the legal and ethical implications as a result of the process will be covered on both Unix and Windows systems with different file systems.


Special Topics:

MSIT3440 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1R
CRN: 33605

G. Isern

This course is intended to provide students with knowledge and understanding of computer, network and OS forensics. It will also provide students with the theoretical foundation on techniques and methods needed for the extraction of information from digital devices. Students will gain exposure to the spectrum of available computer forensics tools. The core forensics procedures to ensure court admissibility of the evidence, as well as the legal and ethical implications as a result of the process will be covered on both Unix and Windows systems with different file systems.


Intercultural Communication

MSIT3620 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33339

M. 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: Information Assurance Strategic Management

MSIT3720 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33300

R. Lyons

This course covers what an Enterprise Information Assurance (aka Information Security or Cyber Security) Program should include regarding strategic goals and objectives, roadmap planning, people, process, structure and technology capabilities, services and competencies. A view through a CISO's eyes in developing, growing, establishing talent management, investment planning and on-going compliance management for organizational cyber security preparedness.


Cyber Security: Information Assurance Strategic Management

MSIT3720 M 0630p-0930p    Section: R
CRN: 33604

R. Lyons

This course covers what an Enterprise Information Assurance (aka Information Security or Cyber Security) Program should include regarding strategic goals and objectives, roadmap planning, people, process, structure and technology capabilities, services and competencies. A view through a CISO's eyes in developing, growing, establishing talent management, investment planning and on-going compliance management for organizational cyber security preparedness.


Cyber Security Technology Operations and Delivery

MSIT3730 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33327

G. Isern

This course covers the IT operations side of cyber security from a daily management responsibility. Highlighting operational challenges and solution approaches to maturing cyber security technology practices. Topics such as solution engineering, Incident Response, forensics, chain of custody, integration, Project delivery with other key IT Infrastructure, Systems, Databases and Applications are explored. This elective course also covers essential cyber safe practices to begin addressing significant weaknesses in vendor and organizational services/applications today that cyber attackers use as easy gateways into breaching organizations. Both Product and Application Development lifecycles are explored including agile methods.


Cyber Security Technology Operations and Delivery

MSIT3730 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1R
CRN: 33606

G. Isern

This course covers the IT operations side of cyber security from a daily management responsibility. Highlighting operational challenges and solution approaches to maturing cyber security technology practices. Topics such as solution engineering, Incident Response, forensics, chain of custody, integration, Project delivery with other key IT Infrastructure, Systems, Databases and Applications are explored. This elective course also covers essential cyber safe practices to begin addressing significant weaknesses in vendor and organizational services/applications today that cyber attackers use as easy gateways into breaching organizations. Both Product and Application Development lifecycles are explored including agile methods.


Photoshop for Internet Graphics

MSIT3810 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33226

J. Pratt

Images make powerful statements about our business, our brand and persona. The Internet allows us a way to use images to communicate in a manner never contemplated even just a few years ago. Meanwhile the rapid growth of mobile technology has changed the way we access and use the web. How to choose, create and manage dynamic images for business applications is critical for successful messaging to our intended audience. This course will cover general areas of design, digital image creation and layout for traditional web as well as mobile platforms with a primary focus on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Students will create a web site for a real or fictitious client and a mobile-friendly "mini site" for use on smart phones and tablets.


Business Intelligence

MSIT3820 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 33726

Y. 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 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33328

R. Gillogly

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: 33338

L. 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 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33224

D. Wadsworth

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 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33303

R. 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 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33348

R. 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.


Capstone

MSIT3999 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1R
CRN: 33622

R. 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.


Master of Science in Professional Communication

COMMUNICATION DESIGN

MSPC3010 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33225

L. 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: 33320

J. 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.


Organizational Communication

MSPC3070 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33309

J. Chetro-Szivos

Analyzes communication theory in terms of its affects on behavior of the members of an organization. Internal and external communication is an essential aspect of organizational functioning, and the majority of managerial problems are rooted in communication. This course examines the major theoretical and practical aspects of communication in organizations as they apply to business and governmental contexts.


Organizational Communication

MSPC3070 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1R
CRN: 33609

J. Chetro-Szivos

Analyzes communication theory in terms of its affects on behavior of the members of an organization. Internal and external communication is an essential aspect of organizational functioning, and the majority of managerial problems are rooted in communication. This course examines the major theoretical and practical aspects of communication in organizations as they apply to business and governmental contexts.


Management Information Systems and Technology

MSPC3080 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33299

D. 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: 33709

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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 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 33708

L. Semenova

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.


Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MSPC3110 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33423

T. Smieszek

GIS technology is a computer-based tool that unites previously unrelated information into easily understood maps allowing decision-makers to virtually see the issues before them and then select the best course of action. Integrated with the Internet, GIS offers a consistent and cost-effective way for the sharing and analysis of geographic data among government agencies, private industry, non-profit organizations, and the general public. This lecture/lab based course has been designed with an emphasis on applied learning appropriate for public or nonprofit agency activities. This course is designed for those who do not have a GIS background; although the course is computer intensive, no mapping or programming background is required.


Organizational Behavior and Leadership

MSPC3120 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33586

R. 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.


Managing Diversity

MSPC3140 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 33711

N. Topuzov

The majority of the U.S. corporations now perform an increasing portion of their business outside of their home country. In addition, the growing heterogeneity of the U.S. population makes the American workplace increasingly multicultural. This increasing complexity is compounded by differences of gender, sexual preference, age, physical challenges and lifestyles. To be an effective manager today, one must be aware of an enormous amount of public policy dealing with diversity in the work place. Yet, beyond learning to be compliant with the policies, the effective manager of the next century will be a global manager who can turn diversity into strength.


Communication Theory and Research

MSPC3250 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33295

J. 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: R1
CRN: 33716

A. Yakovleva
D. Osipov

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.


Advanced Professional Communication

MSPC3300 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33321

C. 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: R1
CRN: 33715

A. Tenis

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

MSPC3320 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33325

D. Crandall

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.


Consultancy Skills Capstone

MSPC3330 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33304

J. 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.


Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations

MSPC3380 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33319

D. Jordan

Describes marketing strategies applied to different types of providers in nonprofit organizations. The course focuses on techniques to maintain and increase market share, quantitative methodologies, such as demographic case mix, and geo-demographic analysis, as well as the application of market communication techniques and strategies.


Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

MSPC3400 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33332

P. Salerno

Provides the student with a basic understanding of the financial systems within an organization, how financial data is interpreted and the impact of such data on decision making. Budgeting, pricing, cash flow, balance sheets and income statements are reviewed.


SPEC TOPIC:MICROECON OF COMPET

MSPC3440 TBA    Section: R1
CRN: 33717

J. Tomashevskaya
I. Akhunzhanova

Basic Mediation Training, through presentations, conversations and role plays, will provide trainees with the skills to facilitate mediation according to the Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court. Taught by two trained mediators in a co-trainer model. Succesful completion of this course will lead to a certificate in Basic Mediation.


Non-Profit Management

MSPC3540 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33331

K. Jordan

Provides an overview of principle management functions as applied to non profit organizations. Topics include successful leadership, the roles and responsibilities of board members and effective management in major areas such as planning and evaluation, personnel, finance, marketing and fundraising.


Intercultural Communication

MSPC3620 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33335

M. 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 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1R
CRN: 33616

M. 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.


Third Party Intervention and Mediation

MSPC3660 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33314

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Examines the various methods of third party intervention as a means to effective conflict management in the workplace and other conflictual situations. Students develop and improve mediation skills and techniques needed to mediate disputes by participating in a variety of simulated disputes to hone mediation skills.


Advertising Theory and Practice

MSPC3750 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33296

C. Sides

Applies advertising communication theory to campaign design and development. Students, in small entrepreneurial design teams, research and develop a complete advertising campaign with associated advertising genres, including objectives, design decisions, media strategies and campaign evaluation.


Advertising Theory and Practice

MSPC3750 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1R
CRN: 33608

C. Sides

Applies advertising communication theory to campaign design and development. Students, in small entrepreneurial design teams, research and develop a complete advertising campaign with associated advertising genres, including objectives, design decisions, media strategies and campaign evaluation.


Audience Development and Event Planning--Practicum

MSPC3790 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33344

S. 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.


Photoshop Internet Graphics

MSPC3810 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33342

J. Pratt

Images make powerful statements about our business, our brand and persona. The Internet allows us a way to use images to communicate in a manner never contemplated even just a few years ago. Meanwhile the rapid growth of mobile technology has changed the way we access and use the web. How to choose, create and manage dynamic images for business applications is critical for successful messaging to our intended audience. This course will cover general areas of design, digital image creation and layout for traditional web as well as mobile platforms with a primary focus on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Students will create a web site for a real or fictitious client and a mobile-friendly "mini site" for use on smart phones and tablets.


E-Commerce and E-Business

MSPC3830 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33329

R. Gillogly

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.


E-Commerce and E-Business

MSPC3830 W 0630p-0930p    Section: 1R
CRN: 33615

R. Gillogly

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

MSPC3840 R 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33337

L. 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

MSPC3850 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33307

D. Wadsworth

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.


Gender Communications

MSPC3860 T 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33526

J. Frechette

Examines the symbolic, social, cultural, political, and personal ways in which gender impacts our daily communication activities in American culture. As "men" and "women," "boys" and "girls," we learn an intricate system of communication that shapes the ways we understand and are understood by others. This course takes a practical look at how people speak, write, and interact non-verbally through the use of gender-specific codes and suggests alternatives to "gendered" communication rituals that hinder us.


Fundamentals of Business Analysis

MSPC3930 M 0630p-0930p    Section: 1
CRN: 33301

R. 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

MSPC3940 TBA    Section: 1
CRN: 33345

S. 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: Audience Development and Public Relations for the Performing Arts

MSPC3960 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 33714

Y. Dobrynina

Special internship opportunity for those pursuing marketing, event planning, and promotion for either cultural or sports organizations. More than a dozen organizations have agreed to provide internship opportunities for COPACE graduate students. On campus, biweekly seminars with the academic coordinator will focus on basics of audience building; generating earned income via tickets, advertising sales, and sponsorships; planning special fund-raising events; utilizing print and electronic media effectively; and building long-term relationships with audience, media, and community. Off campus, each student will intern, 20 hours/week, with an area cultural or sports organization. This internship fulfills the internship requirement for the MSPC/MPA degree program. Interested students should contact Susan Smith at bluepumpkinprod@verizon.net


Thesis

MSPC3999 TBA    Section: RC1
CRN: 33712

I. Okolnishnikova

For those students choosing the M.S.P.C. Thesis option. The writing of the thesis is completed under the supervision of an approved thesis committee. Please refer to complete guidelines in the "Thesis Option" section of the Graduate Programs' Academic Policies Handbook.


Thesis

MSPC3999 TBA    Section: RC2
CRN: 33713

E. Rezanovich

For those students choosing the M.S.P.C. Thesis option. The writing of the thesis is completed under the supervision of an approved thesis committee. Please refer to complete guidelines in the "Thesis Option" section of the Graduate Programs' Academic Policies Handbook.


Thesis

MSPC3999 TBA    Section: R1
CRN: 33720

J. Tomashevskaya

For those students choosing the M.S.P.C. Thesis option. The writing of the thesis is completed under the supervision of an approved thesis committee. Please refer to complete guidelines in the "Thesis Option" section of the Graduate Programs' Academic Policies Handbook.