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  • BUKO-C 555 Investments (3 cr.) P: BUS-F 301 or equivalent.  The course provides the conceptual and analytical framework for formulating investment policies, analyzing securities, and constructing portfolio strategies for individuals and institutions. Topics include risk and return analysis, portfolio theory, valuation of stocks and bonds, financial institutions, market efficiency, and derivative securities.
  • BUKO-C 567 Issues in Financial Management (1-3 cr.) Application of financial theory to current problems and topics in financial management. The approach may include case analyses and active class discussion; emphasis on decision making in an uncertain financial environment. Topics include dividend theory, capital structure, investments and agency theory.
  • BUKO-C 570 Issues in Human Resource Management (1-3 cr.) This course examines in depth selected topics in human resource management, such as strategic human resource planning and recruitment, employee rights and responsibilities, performance appraisal and training, and occupational health and safety. ("Staffing Organizations" typical topic offered).
  • BUKO-C 581 Advertising and Sales Promotion (3 cr.) Theories and practices of advertising, sales promotion and public relations as they relate to the overall marketing program. Emphasis is placed on policy planning, decision tools, and the legal and social environment.
  • BUKO-C 590 Independent Study In Business And Administration (1-3 cr.) (permission of instructor and MBA Director) The objective behind independent study is to provide an opportunity to the graduate student to study, analyze, and/or evaluate in-depth some topic of interest.
  • BUKO-C 599 Project Demonstrating Expertise (PDE) (3 cr.) (Permission of instructor and MBA Director) A significant project in the student’s field that demonstrates expertise in applying knowledge to the benefit of the organization and student. Expectations, determined jointly by faculty and executive mentors, include the ability to effectively manage the responsibilities involved. To optimize learning, PDE may coincide with other projects and studies.
  • BUKO-D 542 Advanced Managerial Accounting (3 cr.) Spring Semesters. The uses of accounting information for decision making, and for planning and controlling business operations. The behavioral aspects of performance reports, budgets, and variance analysis.
  • BUKO-E 542 Strategic Managerial Economics (3 cr.) Fall Semesters. Provides the microeconomic understanding that business managers will find useful in making decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Topics include demand and cost estimations, pricing, market structure and analysis, and the organization of the firm. The course will include case analyses of situations in business using a managerial economics perspective.
  • BUKO-F 542 Advanced Financial Management (3 cr.) P: BUS-F 301. Spring Semesters. Study of the aggregation and distribution of financial resources. Topics include analysis of money and capital markets, financial instruments and securities, interest rate theory, and public and private institutions of the United States financial system.
  • BUKO-F 571 International Corporate Finance (3 cr.) P: BUS-F 301 or equivalent. This course examines how firms and investors manage their operation or investments in an international environment. Topics to be discussed include foreign exchange risk management, financing the global firm, foreign investment decisions and multinational capital budgeting.
  • BUKO-J 512 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (3 cr.) (permission of instructor) This course integrates students’ knowledge in various application of management theory and development of practical solutions for real problems necessary to formulate a business plan. Attention is given to the role of the entrepreneur or small business manager.
  • BUKO-J 560 Global Strategic Management (3 cr.) Spring Semesters. Must have completed Phase I. This course emphasizes the integration and application of diverse knowledge and understanding to organizational strategy. Students, as top executive decision makers, study actual business cases; then test and present their ideas. Successful global commerce requires innovative strategies. Use of analytical, creative, collaborative, and teamwork skills.
  • BUKO-L 506 Employment Problems and the Law (3 cr.) Current legal problems in the area of employment. Topics include the hiring process, managing a diverse workforce, affirmative action, race and sex discrimination, harassment, the American with Disabilities Act, pay equity, employment at will, privacy issues such as drug testing and limits on monitoring and testing, termination issues and post-termination issues.
  • BUKO-L 512 Law and Ethics in Business (3 cr.) Fall Semesters. The objective is to provide the student of management with that knowledge of the American legal system--its processes and the substantive law itself--which is necessary to the making of informed and effective business decisions. Because the law develops and evolves in response to changing social, economic, political, and technological forces, and because business decisions often carry long-lasting as well as delayed effects, this course will emphasize the study of legal change. It is hoped that consideration of past legal developments will give prospective managers sufficient insight into the dynamics of this process to enable them to predict as soundly as possible the future legal environment in which their present decisions will bear fruit.
  • BUKO-M 542 Organizational Theory and Development (3 cr.) P: BUS-Z 302 or equivalent.  The study of organizational theories, structure, processes, and outcomes in a dynamic environment with emphasis on achieving effectiveness through planned change.  Topics include organizational and environmental diagnostic methods, organizational capacity for change, and organizational transformation strategies.
  • BUKO-M 560 Advanced Marketing Management (3 cr.) Fall Semesters. The formulation and implementation of strategic marketing plans for the development, pricing, promotion, and distribution of products and services in domestic and international markets. Topics include the role of marketing research and information systems, market opportunity analysis, market segmentation, and analytical tools for optimizing marketing decisions. Extensive use of selected readings, cases, and research projects.
  • BUKO-M 570 Advanced Operations Management (3 cr.) Spring Semesters. An in-depth study of topics such as operations planning, material requirements, planning, capacity planning, scheduling, master production scheduling, forecasting, inventory management, the just in time inventory system, and operations control.
  • BUKO-Z 542 Creating, Leading, and Maintaining High Performance Organizations (3 cr.) Fall Semesters. This course explores how managers create high-performance organizations by marshaling traditional and non-traditional human resource management, organization leadership and change-management practices to align those practices with organizational strategy.
  • EDUC-E 524 Workshop in Early Childhood Education (arr. cr.) Individual and group study of problems in nursery school and kindergarten education. Emphasis on broadening understanding of curriculum problems and their application to teaching in nursery schools and kindergarten.
  • EDUC-E 525 Advanced Curriculum Study in Early Childhood Education (3 cr.) Curriculum planning, guiding and evaluating learning experiences, and interpreting values of early childhood education. New approaches to teaching.
  • EDUC-E 535 Elementary School Curriculum (3 cr.) Social, economic, and educational forces influencing changes in the curriculum of the elementary school; observation and study of the curriculum and methods of evaluating it.
  • EDUC-E 536 Supervision of Elementary School Instruction (3 cr.) Modern concepts of supervision and the evolutionary processes through which they have emerged. Supervisory work of the principal, general supervisor, and supervisor or consultant. Study of group processes in a democratic school system.
  • EDUC-E 543 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Designed to help the experienced teacher improve the teaching of mathematics. Opportunities will be provided for individual and group study of content, methodology, and instructional materials for modern mathematics programs.
  • EDUC-E 545 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) For experienced teachers. Review of developmental reading program in the elementary school, use of reading in various curriculum areas, appraisal of reading abilities, and techniques and materials for individualized instruction.
  • EDUC-E 547 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) For experienced teachers. Goals and functions of social studies and underlying principles that influence the teaching of social studies; content, resources, and methodology that facilitate the implementation of these.
  • EDUC-E 548 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Science in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Helps experienced teachers gain proficiency in the teaching of science in the elementary school. Characteristics of good elementary school science programs.
  • EDUC-E 549 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Helps experienced teachers gain further insight into the development of the English language and how best to teach language arts. Emphasizes basic communication skills and significant trends and materials.
  • EDUC-E 553 The Teacher and Elementary School Organization (3 cr.) The structure and organization of the elementary school and the role of the teacher in its effective operation. For classroom teachers.
  • EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.) Identification and analysis of major problems set for education by the pluralistic culture of American society.
  • EDUC-J 500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.) Extends concepts introduced in undergraduate teacher preparation. Topics include conceptions and definitions of curriculum and instruction; and their impact on social contexts, learning theories, and schooling practices. Elementary and secondary contexts are studied.
  • EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Basic special education principles for graduate students with no previous course work in special education.
  • EDUC-K 510 Assistive Technology in Special Education (3 cr.)  Prepares future teachers with the knowledge required to integrate assistive technology into curricula for students with mild to moderate disabilities.
  • EDUC-K 535 Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped I (3 cr.) Emphasizes the collection and use of formal and informal assessment information for designing the content of individual educational plans for handicapped children in such academic areas as reading and mathematics. 
  • EDUC-K 548 Families, School and Society (3 cr.) The course focuses on the family as a system and discusses the impact of disabilities on the daily lives of family members. Historical, legal and ethical perspectives on family involvement and empowerment are explored. Approaches for providing services to families with members who are developmentally disabled, chronically ill, at risk or who have other types of impairments also are presented.
  • EDUC-K 553 Classroom Management (3 cr.) Surveys principles of behavior management as they pertain to educational environments. Students will learn how to define, observe, measure, record, and change academic and social behavior.
  • EDUC-K 563 Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Disabilities (3 cr.) This course is designed to promote understanding of what constitutes a learning disability, how classroom teachers can accommodate, adapt and modify assignments to meet the needs of students with special needs, and what the presence of a learning disability means for identified students, their families, and their teachers.  Causes of learning disabilities, the development of students with learning disabilities, assessment of learning disabilities, and planning appropriate instruction and behavior interventions for students with learning disabilities will be addressed.
  • EDUC-K 565 Collaboration & Service Delivery (3 cr.) Reviews methods of implementing service delivery systems; consulting with professionals and parents; designing in-service training programs; and developing referral systems, curricular and personnel resources, and evaluation techniques used in special education programs.
  • EDUC-M 550 Practicum: (variable title) (1-8 cr.) Teaching or experience in an accredited school, normally in Indiana. Credit will be commensurate with time spent in the instructional setting. Grade: S or F. **
  • EDUC-P 503 Introduction to Research (3 cr.) Methods and procedures in educational research.
  • EDUC-P 507 Testing in the Classroom (3 cr.) An introduction to the central concepts of tests and measurements, and formal and informal assessment strategies for assessing students and instructional programs.
  • EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.) Basic study of psychological concepts and phenomena in teaching. An analysis of representative problems and the teacher’s assumptions about human behavior and its development. This course is intended for those working toward the master’s degree and who currently are or are planning to be classroom teachers.
  • EDUC-P 514 Life Span Development: Birth to Death (3 cr.) A survey course of human development from infancy through old age, emphasizing the life span perspective of development. Classical stage theorists, current popular conceptions, major research findings, and educational implications for all life stages from birth to death.
  • EDUC-P 570 Behavior Problems in the Public Schools (3 cr.) For teachers, administrators, psychologists, case workers, and others concerned with the adjustment of children in school. Recognition of behavioral symptoms indicative of the need for special attention; role and methods used in dealing with behavioral problem children.
  • EDUC-Q 528 Demonstration and Field Strategies in Science (1-6 cr.) Identification, selection, design, implementation, and evaluation of demonstrations and field trips. Strategies in science for elementary, middle school, junior high, and secondary school teachers.
  • EDUC-Q 540 Teaching Environmental Education (3 cr.) For elementary and secondary teachers. Basic principles of environmental/conservation education stressed in grades K-12. Methods and techniques for integrating these principles into existing curricula. Designed for the development and evaluation of new interdisciplinary teaching materials.
  • EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Education (3 cr.) Designed to provide an overview for the teacher of the basic theories underlying the secondary school curriculum, as well as an examination of the subject areas, problems, trends, challenges for the future and significant research in the field.
  • EDUC-S 505 The Junior High and Middle School (3 cr.) Role of the junior high school and middle school in American education. Total program: philosophy, functions, curriculum, guidance, activities, personnel, and administration.
  • EDUC-S 507 The Teacher and Secondary School Organization (3 cr.) For teachers and administrators. Functions of school personnel, organization of professional and lay people for a more effective school program, professional leadership, lay participation, and effective personnel organization.
  • EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary School (3 cr.) The developmental reading program in junior high and secondary schools; use of reading in various curriculum areas, appraisal of reading abilities, and techniques and materials for helping reluctant and retarded readers.
  • EDUC-S 530 Junior High and Middle School Curriculum (3 cr.) The educational program designed for the junior high and middle school. Functions, organization, planning, and evaluation of the junior high and middle school curriculum in specific areas.
  • EDUC-W 505 Multimedia in the Classroom (3 cr.) Intended to equip teachers and administrators with confidence when using the myriad of technology tools available for educators. Skills covered include: scanning, digital camera photography, video capture, creating slide shows, developing web pages, and audio capture.
  • EDUC-X 501 Critical Reading in Content Areas (3 cr.) Aids elementary and secondary teachers in the development of instructional strategies, which assist students in the comprehension, critical analysis, and integration of ideas present in print material and various subject matter areas
  • EDUC-X 504 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties in the Classroom (3 cr.) Treats the theory, correlates, instruments, and techniques of diagnosing reading difficulties in the classroom.
  • EDUC-X 530 Topical Workshop in Reading (3 cr.) Individual and group study of special topics in the field of reading. Means for improving the teaching of reading. One credit hour is offered for each week of full-time work.
  • EDUC-Y 520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.) Methods and procedures in educational research. The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basics of educational research, principally as it occurs in and is applied to practical, classroom settings. Course design will include lecture and discussions, independent study, individual conferences/ tutorials with the instructor, and student-led presentations related to proposed research projects.
  • EDUC-Y 595 Educational Inquiry: Authentic Application (3 cr.) Application of methods and procedures in educational research. The primary purpose of this course is to apply educational inquiry strategies and skills learned in EDUC-Y 520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry. Course design will include lecture and discussions, independent study, individual conferences/tutorials with the instructor, and student-led presentations related to completed research projects.
  • ENG-L 553 Studies in Literature (3 cr.) Variable topics at the graduate level related to the study of literature.
  • ENG-W 512 Topics in English Studies (1-3 cr.) Examines areas within the discipline of English Studies: rhetoric, composition, linguistics, literacy, technology, and literature. Topics vary.
  • NURS-F 570 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 cr.) This course enables students to develop advanced practice nursing skills in individual health assessment of infants, children, adults, and aging people.  In addition, students develop skills in family and community assessment.
  • NURS-F 578 Primary Health Care Nursing Families (6 cr.) (2 cr. didactic, 4 clinical for FNP majors [375 practice hours at a medical practice for the semester to be scheduled based on practice site availability])  This course enables the FNP student to develop a practice base for clinical decision making in the assessment and management of health care of families.  The course includes identification of health needs, nursing interventions for the prevention of illness, and health promotion.
  • NURS-I 630 Introduction to Nursing Informatics (3 cr.) This course provides an introduction to the field of nursing informatics, the current state of the science, and major issues for research, development, and practice. It includes clarification of the concepts of nursing, technology, and information management. In addition, the course also explores the theoretical underpinnings of nursing informatics and the practice of nursing informatics.
  • NURS-J 595 Nursing Administrative Elective (3 cr.) This course is an intensive study and discussion of a specific topic of current interest in the theory and/or practice of Nursing Administration.
  • NURS-J 595 Primary Care I: Acute Illness Processes (3 cr.) (3 cr. hrs.--2 didactic, 1 clinical for FNP majors [75 practice hours at a medical practice for the semester to be scheduled based on practice site availability])  This course examines theory-guided, evidence-based advanced nursing practice approaches to health promotion and common acute illness processes of individuals across the lifespan within primary care.  Individual health-illness processes are applied within the context of family and community.
  • NURS-J 595 Primary Care II: Acute and Stable Chronic Illness Processes (3 cr.) (3 cr. hrs.--2 didactic, 1 clinical for FNP majors [75 practice hours at a medical practice for the semester to be scheduled based on practice site availability])  This course examines theory-guided, evidence-based advanced nursing practice approaches to acute and stable chronic illness processes of individuals across the lifespan within primary care, with a focus on increasingly complex health problems.  Individual health-illness processes are applied within the context of health promotion for the family and community.
  • NURS-J 595 Primary Care III: Chronic and Complex Illness Processes (3 cr.) (3 cr. hrs.--2 didactic, 1 clinical for FNP majors [75 practice hours at a medical practice for the semester to be scheduled based on practice site availability])  This course examines theory-guided, evidence-based advanced nursing practice approaches to chronic and complex illness processes of individuals across the lifespan within primary care.  Individual health-illness processes are applied within the context of health promotion for the family and community.
  • NURS-L 530 Legal Environment of Health Care (3 cr.) This course further develops the ability to analyze, synthesize, and utilize knowledge related to the complex and interdependent legal environment of health care. This is accomplished through a variety of experiences including formal lecture, seminars, clinical experiences, and independent study.
  • NURS-L 574 Administrative Management (3 cr.) This course encompasses concepts, theories, perspectives, and research relevant to administration of nursing services. Emphasis on management principles and organizational processes related to patient care delivery systems. Examines contemporary literature in nursing and business.
  • NURS-L 579 Nursing Administration Practicum (3 cr.) This course is a practicum experience designed for synthesis of theory and practice. Agency observation and activities are independently planned. Includes Web-supported communication. P: Must complete all core and administration track courses except NURS-R 590 Scholarly Project which can be taken concurrently to after completion of the practicum.
  • NURS-L 671 Financial Management (3 cr.) This course is designed to inform nurses of the concepts and principles related to budget preparation and fiscal management of a nursing unit or division. Constructs to be examined include the following: methods of obtaining personnel input, estimating costs, and cost justification.
  • NURS-N 502 Nursing Theory (3 cr.) This course focuses on evaluating the factors and issues influencing the development of theory in nursing. Theoretical terminology and criteria for the evaluation of theories are examined. Linkages applied between theory, practice, and research are explored.
  • NURS-N 504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr.) This course addresses competencies essential to influcing nursing practice and health care in complex systems and diverse social and physical environments.
  • NURS-R 500 Nursing Research (3 cr.) This course provides a survey of research in nursing, including critique of research literature, research designs, sampling, data collection and measurement strategies, relation of research and theory, development of researchable problems, and theory utilization.
  • NURS-R 505 Measurement and Data Analysis (3 cr.) This course analyzes principles and application of data analysis, descriptive, inferential, and multivariate statistics. Considers the research purpose and phenomenon under study as determinants of measurement techniques and data analysis. The purpose, assumptions, and limitations of statistics will be presented. Tools and techniques for data presentation and analysis will be utilized. Introductory Item Response Theory will be explored. These topics will be considered from the perspective of research in nursing and health care.
  • NURS-R 590 Scholarly Project (3 cr.) This course is a guided experience in identifying a researchable nursing problem and in developing and implementing a research proposal.
  • NURS-T 615 Curriculum in Nursing (3 cr.) This course is designed for persons who are or will be engaged in teaching within nursing education settings. The primary focus is the process of curriculum development; philosophical, social, political, economic, and professional issues that need to be considered in planning curricula, evaluating existing curricula, and changing curricula are examined.
  • NURS-T 617 Evaluation in Nursing (3 cr.) This course integrates concepts of assessment and evaluation into a nursing framework. Students analyze assessment/evaluation concepts, models, and frameworks for applicability for students, faculty, curricula, and programs.
  • NURS-T 619 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators (3 cr.) This course provides nurse educators an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for using computer technologies to support the teaching/learning process. Emphasis is given to theoretical frameworks that guide the selection, use, and integration of computer technologies in nursing education programs.
  • NURS-T 670 Teaching in Nursing (3 cr.) This course provides seminar and guided experiences in teaching of nursing, including planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating classroom and clinical instruction.
  • NURS-T 675 Nursing Elective (3 cr.) This course is an intensive study and discussion of a specific topic of current interest in the theory and/or practice of nursing education.
  • NURS-T 679 Nursing Education Practicum (3 cr.) This course is a capstone practicum experience designed for application, demonstration and synthesis of theory and competencies related to the role of nurse educator. Learning experiences are planned and negotiated to meet individual learning goals in the context of preceptor-supervised experiences in classroom and/or clinical health care practice settings. P: Must complete all core and education track courses except NURS-R 590 Scholarly Project which can be taken concurrently or after completion of the practicum.
  • NURS-Y 510 Advanced Practice Concepts 1 (3 cr.) This course analyzes selected nursing concepts and related research with a focus on ethics, human diversity and social issues including genomics and genetics as well as health promotion and disease prevention including select pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment. Course investigates the advanced practice nurse role in population health and public health science. Relationship of concepts to advanced practice models is explored.
  • NURS-Y 515 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan (3 cr.) This course provides advanced knowledge of pathophysiology as the foundation for nursing management in the health care of adults.
  • NURS-Y 520 Advanced Practice Concepts 2 (3 cr.) This course analyzes selected nursing concepts and related research with a focus on health care policy, organization of health care delivery systems, health care financing and health care economics and the impact of quality and safety on these concepts. Relationship of concepts to advanced practice models is explored.
  • NURS-Y 535 Dynamics of Family Health Care (3 cr.) This course provides students with opportunities to study families within the community context.  Consideration is given to theories of family functioning and roles in family health care, using family assessment tools and other nursing intervention strategies.
  • NURS-Y 612 Advanced Pharmacology Across the Lifespan (3 cr.) This course focuses on pharmaceutics, pharmacokinestics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacotherapeutic decision making for advanced practice nursing.  This course builds on and advances understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, physical assessment, microbiology, and pharmacology.  Additionally, it emphasizes the history and foundational concepts related to pharmacotherapeutics, application of pharmacotherapeutic principes, and synthesis of pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nursing.
  • NURS-Y 620 Advanced Primary Care and Office Management Procedures (3 cr.) This course introduces students to advanced practice concepts and procedures related to the care of clients in the primary care setting.  In addition, students are introduced to documentation and professional relationship building skills necessary for advanced practice nurses (APNs) in the primary care setting.
  • PAHM-H 509 Financial Management Principles of Healthcare (3 cr.) Provides knowledge of corporate finance practice in health care organizations. Establishes an understanding of the basic elements of financial theory used to address service expansion or contraction, capital investment issues, developing business plans and working capital management.
  • PAHM-H 514 Health Economics (3 cr.) Examines the principles and applications of economic anaalysis in the health field; the economist's approach to health care issues, and provides insights offered by economic analysis of specific healtth isssues and problems.
  • PAHM-H 515 Seminar in Health Policy: Special Topic (3 cr.) Exploration of health policy topics from economic, financial, sociological, political and psychological perspectives. Analytical paradigms are applied to organizational or macro-policy making issues that vary in response to changing environments.
  • PAHM-H 612 Marketing for Health Services Delivery (3 cr.) The course provides a working knowledge and the skills required to market health services. Health institution-based projects are emphasized.
  • PAHM-H 628 Health Care Information Systems (3 cr.) A study of the terminology, technology, and application of information systems in various health care settings. Topics include the gathering, organization, storage, and retrieval of complex data bank s, as well as assessment of health service data needs and considerations in developing information systems. Includes many computer-based exercises. 
  • PAHM-V 502 Public Management (3 cr.) Analysis of concepts, methods, and procedures involved in managing public organizations. Problems of organization, planning, decision making, performance evaluation, and management of human resources are considered. Cases are drawn from a variety of public services found at federal, state, and local levels of government.
  • PAHM-V 504 Public Organizations (3 cr.) This course focuses on the behavior and theory of public organizations in four areas: (1) individual and groups in public organizations; (2) the design of public organizations; (3) organization environment relations, and (4) inter organizational relations.
  • PAHM-V 506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making (3 cr.) Non-calculus survey of concepts in probability, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Applications of contingency table analysis and analysis of variance, regression, processing of data emphasized.
  • PAHM-V 509 Administrative Ethics in Public Sector (3 cr.) Ethical conduct in the public sector is examined. Topics covered could include personal ethical responsibility, deception, corruption, code of ethics, policy making, morality, politics, and whistle bowling. Case studies and media materials will be used to illustrate these and other such issues affecting the workplace.
  • PAHM-V 512 Public Policy Process (3 cr.) An examination of the role of the public affairs professionals in policy processes. Focuses on relationships with political actors in various policy areas.
  • PAHM-V 517 Public Management Economics (3 cr.) This course focuses on applications of the principles and concepts of intermediate microeconomic theory and managerial economics to public-sector management decisions and policy analysis. The course utilizes case studies with the goal of giving students opportunities to recognize the economic dimensions inherent in the public policy problems and to develop an analytical problem solving orientation.
  • PAHM-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.) An examination of nonprofit organizations and their role in society. Management issues and public policy affecting these organizations are discussed. Primary emphasis is upon U.S. organizations, but attention is given to the global nature of the sector.
  • PAHM-V 540 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.) Explanation of law in society and its influence on public-sector operations. Examination of some of the central substantive areas of the study of law, including regulatory processes, administrative adjudication, the Administrative Procedures Act, ombudsmen, and citizens’ rights, among others.
  • PAHM-V 543 Health Services Management (3 cr.) A course that integrate theory and application with respect to management of health service organizations. Emphasis on the role of managers and management within formal health service organizations. Current management and organization theories are applied to an understanding of health care delivery settings.
  • PAHM-V 550 Topics in Public Affairs (3 cr.) Selected research and discussion topics organized on a semester-by-semester basis usually with significant student input in the course design.
  • PAHM-V 557 Proposal Development and Grant Administration (3 cr.) This course provides the opportunity for each student to develop a complete proposal through participation in the entire grant application process. The integration of case studies, visual media, printed materials, and class discussions provides students with practical knowledge for writing successful proposals.
  • PAHM-V 560 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.) The fiscal role of government in a mixed economy; sources of public revenue and credit; administrative, political revenue and credit; administrative, political, and institutional aspects of the budget and the budgetary process; problems and trends in intergovernmental fiscal relations.
  • PAHM-V 561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.) Analysis of the structure, operations, and design of public personnel systems, including government agencies and public enterprise. Relationships between public policy and personnel concepts, values, and operations considered.
  • PAHM-V 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.) Examination of how the program of public agencies is proposed, established, operated, and evaluated. Discussion of the role and conduct of research in the program evaluation process. In addition, techniques of effective evaluation and analysis are discussed.
  • PAHM-V 566 Executive Leadership (3 cr.) The course offers an in-depth examination of factors that contribute to successful executive leadership practices in a variety of organizational settings. Topics include what leadership is, what impact leadership has, and how leaders use various approaches and powers to achieve their goals.
  • PAHM-V 585 Practicum in Public Affairs (1-6 cr.) Students hold work assignments with public agencies. Grading is on an S/F basis.
  • PAHM-V 631 Health Planning (3 cr.) A workshop in analysis and use of health data in a planning context. Course deals with the planning process and methods with an emphasis on systems theory. Class project or plan is developed and presented and defended in a simulated public hearing format.
Last updated: 09/13/2016