The curriculum is organized into two, four-course Graduate Certificates, with the remaining two core courses completing the requirements for the M.S. in Management. Course summaries follow the schedule grid below.
Each course meets five times, every other Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
|GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUSTAINABILITY|
|Course Number and Title||Meeting Dates|
|MGMT-7003 Sustainable Business Development||TBA|
|MGMT-7750 Global Business & Social Responsibility||TBA|
|MGMT-7740 Accounting for Finance and Control||TBA|
|MGMT-6960 Management of Clean Technology||TBA|
|GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CLEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT|
|Course Number and Title||Meeting Dates|
|MGMT-6960 Energy Management||TBA|
|MGMT-6960 Energy Policy||TBA|
|MGMT-6020 Financial Management I||TBA|
|MGMT-7030 Strategy, Technology, and Competition||TBA|
|M.S. IN MANAGEMENT CORE COURSES|
|Course Number and Title||Meeting Dates|
|MGMT-6040 Creating and Managing an Enterprise I||TBA|
|MGMT-6050 Creating and Managing an Enterprise II||TBA|
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
MGMT-7003 Sustainable Business Development
The course provides a high-level perspective on the integration of SBD, management systems, enterprise management, innovation and their contributions for creating competitive advantages and exceeding the needs and expectations of customers and stakeholders. SBD is a broad management construct that focuses on how businesses improve the social, economic, environmental, and market impacts and consequences of their technologies, products, processes, and operations. SBD constructs include life cycle management, technological innovation, and product development. SBD involves creativity, knowledge, experience, and learning for solving existing problems and managing new challenges. The course focuses on global corporations that are using a SBD paradigm as an integrating construct for achieving success in the 21st century. SBD means leading change, dealing with the social, economic and environmental implications and impacts of products, processes, and operations from cradle to grave, and improving every facet of the enterprise.
MGMT-7750 Global Business and Social Responsibility
The course focuses on the complex relationships between business, technology, markets, and society through an examination of challenges facing global businesses. Models of economic, social, political, technological, and national development are evaluated. Conflicting demands of national governments, interest groups, corporations, unions, NGOs, and consumers are assessed in terms of ethics and social responsibility. The course presents a conceptual model for connecting the key elements necessary for corporations to adopt sustainable development and social responsibility in the context of the global economy and international trade. With the advent of globalization over the last two decades, the complexities of doing business have increased dramatically . While engaging in global business involves many perspectives, strategies, actions, and management constructs, the course focuses on how corporations develop and employ solutions in response to the driving forces in the global economy and how they can improve their level of management sophistication in a turbulent business environment.
MGMT-7740 Accounting Reporting and Control
This course introduces theories and practices of financial and managerial accounting. The financial accounting sessions provide an understanding of financial statements and the reporting mechanisms. The managerial accounting sessions focus on how accounting information is used in the managerial decision-making process and how leaders manage and control performance. Topics include preparing financial statements, budgeting, tracking critical factors like carbon emissions, evaluating outcomes, and reporting mechanisms.
MGMT-6880 Management of Clean Technology
The course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide spectrum of environmental science and technology related topics pertaining to the development of clean technologies. The course pertains to clean design principles and practices. The focus is on the physical, chemical, and biological processes relating to air, water, land, wastes, pollution prevention, control, and remediation that result in clean technologies. The basic tenets of process selection and the design considerations are discussed and analyzed through the application of scientific, technological, economic, and environmental principles and methods. The focus is on the development and application of analytical methods for creating environmentally-conscious products and processes. The course includes detailed presentation on the nature of design, the design process, functional requirements, and design constraints with emphasis on health and safety issues, environmental impacts of design decisions, performance indices, and safe material selection strategies. Human and environmental impacts of design decisions are investigated using statistical and toxicological methods of risk assessment and hazard analysis.
Graduate Certificate in Clean Energy Management
MGMT-6960 Energy Management
The course provides an introduction to clean energy technologies such as wind, solar, tidal power, hydropower, and geothermal energy. The fundamental technical principles of each renewable technology are discussed, along with their corresponding benefits, limitations and drawbacks. Students learn how to analyze and consider options between renewable energy sources. For example, producing electrical power from solar radiation, while generally considered “clean”, often requires huge tracts of land when compared with more traditional sources such as coal or natural gas. Wind farms, on the other hand, generally generate more power per acre than solar facilities, but they can present electrical power distribution challenges, and often face opposition from area residents because of their impact on the landscape.
MGMT-6960 Energy Policy
The course is designed to provide an interactive learning experience pertaining to the development and implementation of policies, standards, and key laws and regulations. The influences and challenges of national and international political and economic forces on sustainable energy development in today’s global economy are explored. The course examines the challenges of selecting energy policy choices and the search for energy security through cooperation and collaboration. The course provides a comprehensive overview of a wide spectrum of energy policy topics related to energy systems and clean technologies. The basic tenets of energy policy selection, design, and implementation are discussed and analyzed based on scientific, technological, economic, environmental, and sustainability principles.
MGMT-6020 Financial Management I
The purpose of this course is to develop a working understanding of the major investment and financial decisions of the firm. Emphasis is placed upon identifying and solving the problems commonly faced by managers. The course presents the theories and practical methods of financial management. It focuses on developing financial problem solving skills through individualized problem solving, structured case analysis, and industry and life cycle cost assessments. Life cycle cost assessments encompasses the full scope of activities over the full life cycle of a product and their cost implications across the enterprise. In simple terms, life cycle costing is a culmination of all costs from the cradle to the grave, direct and indirect, private and external, and short term and long term. It therefore includes all of the costs to acquire the means of production, to produce, store, transport, and manage the product, process, or service, and to use, maintain, improve, and dispose of it, accounting for recycling, disposal and residuals.
MGMT-7030 Strategy, Technology, and Competition
Formulating and implementing strategies is based on analyzing the requirements and selecting the best economic, social, technical, and environmentally conscious approaches. Appropriate strategies satisfy economic, market, and technical objectives. Strategic analysis involves an assessment of the current business situation and trends in light of opportunities and challenges and the capabilities and resources of the organization. External context includes all of the dimensions associated with the business environment, market spaces, and competitive spaces. Strategy formulation is a complex, vibrant element of strategic business planning that involves the personal attention of strategic leaders who engage in insights, analyses, and strategic thinking about how to craft mission statements, business objectives, and business strategies and how to transform and/or transition the businesses into more successful entities. The strategic implementation is the downstream side of the strategic management process that focuses on converting business strategies into actions, outcomes, and achievements. Strategic evaluation involves management oversight and activities to monitor progress to keep the implementation processes on track and to maintain control for achieving success.
M.S. in Management Core Courses
MGMT-6040 Creating and Managing an [Sustainable] Enterprise I
The course is designed to help students understand the critical challenges and tasks associated with developing, growing, and managing a successful business. Students learn how to lead and manage an enterprise as well as gain a fundamental understanding of each of the functional departments required to operate a business and how each fits into the greater scope of the business organization.
MGMT-6050 Creating and Managing an [Sustainable] Enterprise II
This course builds upon the principles learned in Creating and Managing an [Sustainable] Enterprise I within the context of start-ups, internal new ventures, strategic alliances, and other organizational forms. Success in creating and managing any business is contingent upon careful analysis and management of five key segments-people, product, market, finances and competition. Students have an opportunity to put into practice the latest management theory, while balancing the resources and constraints of these five segments. The course includes: conducting operations analysis; compliance; managing training programs; developing information systems; and dealing with logistics. Special topics include: environmental reporting and record keeping requirements; underground storage tank management; transportation of hazardous materials; facility pollution prevention; storm water management.