LDR 5003 Leadership Philosophy (3)
An exploration of the nature of business leadership models and theories, examining these models through a broad variety of insights and viewpoints. Provides a description and analysis of these approaches to leadership, giving special attention to how the models can improve leadership in the real-world organization.
LDR 5023 Strategic Leadership (3)
A study of the formulation of strategy and policy in the organization, emphasizing the integration of strategic decisions across the functional areas and across multiple business units. Significant emphasis is placed on the critical role that leaders play in driving organizational success while concurrently ensuring ethical soundness.
LDR 5043 Organizational Systems & Cultures (3)
This course will equip students to fully understand the complexities of organizational systems and cultures, the ways in which these forces manifest themselves, and the means by which leaders intentionally impact the shape that these forces take in their organizations. Students will explore the application of various organizational systems and cultures theories to case studies, as well as to their current professional settings. Additionally, students will research and critically analyze the comparative cultures of two organizations from the same industry. The findings related to this research will be presented in the form of an Executive Presentation and related written analysis report.
LDR 5063 Organizational Development & Change (3)
An exploration of the behavioral forces and relationships that influence organizational effectiveness and change. Topics include the study of intervention strategy and application skills.
LDR 5083 Conflict Resolution for Leaders (3)
Conflict is a fact of everyday professional and personal life. If conflict is mishandled, it can be a source of considerable stress and lead to lost productivity. Much of the success and satisfaction we find in life is determined by how we respond to conflict. Leaders especially must respond well in conflict situations and should willingly accept the consequences of their conflict responses. This course explores theories, methods, skills, and practices associated with successfully engaging in the dynamics of conflict interactions.
LDR 5203 Leadership Ethics, Culture, and Politics (3)
This course compares and contrasts the disciplines of leadership with an emphasis on fostering organizational culture and personal ethics. Topics will include historical and contemporary leadership theories applied across a wide variety of organizational contexts.
LDR 5223 Organizational Communications for Leaders (3)
This course is designed to examine the theoretical and applied literature in the field of organizational communication relevant to organizational leadership. The different perspectives on organizational theory — the classical, systems approach, cultural, etc. — will be studied and compared. In addition, such applied topics as organizational socialization, conflict, and the impact of technology on organizational communications will be investigated.
LDR 6003 Fundamentals of Global Business Leadership (3)
This course provides students with a practical but intellectually challenging roadmap to their development as international business leaders. Different challenges and insights provided by leaders from industry and government enable students to explore leadership as a concept and as a vocation. Students will understand the dynamics of the worldwide marketplace, evaluate the different dimensions of international business, and examine leadership traits and skills managers must possess to effectively lead in rapidly expanding and volatile global economy. They will study management practices of global leaders while identifying the drivers of international business. Students will learn how to recognize and how to work through many of the barriers, challenges, and differences of international business to become global leaders.
LDR 6023 International Marketing & Economics for Leaders (3)
Post W.W.II, the trend toward freer trade and accelerating technological change, has been altering the world's economic landscape via the process of globalization. The recent drift toward regionalism (e.g., unifying European and North American markets), the collapse and subsequent restructuring of many of the world's national economies such as in the Soviet and Eastern European economies, have served as massive economic experiments. Global recession and recovery have been studies to glean what has worked and what has failed in each of these examples yielding critical information for future marketing strategies. This course is designed to introduce some of the key issues of these international events that can be incorporated into multinational marketing. This class will focus on issues involved in marketing products and services across national boundaries. Culture, economic arrangements, technical standards, currency movements, language, religion, ideology, politics, distance and conflicting interpretations of national and global interests combine to complicate the administration of marketing's familiar 4-Ps cross-nationally. This course uses a combination of lectures, global marketing cases, discussion, and mini projects to examine specific issues currently involved in multinational marketing strategies. In addition, students will study the concepts of international finance (international monetary relations) and financial policies, international loans, balance of payments accounting, exchange rates, reserve and payments currencies, and international liquidity. Of particular interest is the impact of the U.S. economy of international financial developments. Balance of payments adjustment under fixed and flexible exchange rates and under the gold standard will be considered in detail.
LDR 6043 Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management for Leaders (3)
This course demands from students to develop cutting-edge logistics strategies to gain competitive advantage and a comprehensive understanding of managing logistics in a global setting. It covers principles of logistics activities in international business with special emphasis on transportation, global sourcing, customs issues, import-export opportunities, customs documentation, and the role of government in international transactions, customer service, information technology, and global supply chain management. Special emphasis is placed on current events and their effect on the marketing and logistics activities of global organizations. Students will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the location of different facilities in a global context, and the tangible and intangible resources required for effective supply chain decision making. They will coordinate logistics activities across supply chains and choose between different options for effectively delivering logistics services.
LDR 6066 International Studies Capstone (6)
This course is designed to provide a capstone or conclusion to the International Studies Concentration. Its objective is to provide an opportunity to conduct independent research on an International Studies theme, analyzing a contemporary policy issue. The topic will be selected by the students, so that they can integrate the linkages between the themes, areas, and disciplinary foci of study, and apply the analytical frameworks, professional writing, research, and leadership skills acquired during the program.
LDR 6103 Introduction to Biomedical Regulatory Affairs (3)
This course surveys government oversight of devices and biotechnology derived products; laws and regulations that apply to development, testing and production. It also addresses the responsibilities of a regulatory affairs specialist the regulatory setting.
LDR 6123 Product Development and Manufacturing Systems (3)
This course covers product development and manufacturing concerns such as quality control, scale-up, good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and quality systems), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection process, and FDA regulatory actions. Focus on the QSIT (Quality System Inspection Technique).
LDR 6143 Product Testing, Evaluation, Clinical Trials, and Post-Market Issues (3)
This course focuses on post-marketing requirements, reporting and enforcement actions. Emphasis is on inspection (internal and by regulators) preparation, conduct and follow-up actions. It also introduces the major concepts under which clinical trials are designed and run, including the phases of clinical trials, study design and statistical concepts, the role of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Institutional Review Boards, the Code of Federal Regulations and ethical principles. Post-marketing surveillance and studies, and reimbursement and economics of biomedical interventions are discussed.
LDR 6166 Biomedical Regulatory Affairs Capstone (6)
This course provides a practical experience to ensure that participants can conceptualize the shepherding of new biomedical products through regulatory, clinical and quality assurance aspects. Students work on projects of their choice under the guidance of an adviser. The final report will consist of a comprehensive regulatory strategy work plan for a product, using knowledge gained in the concentration-area courses.
LDR 6203 Nonprofit Sector Foundations (3)
An examination of the social and legal history of nonprofit organizations in the United States, to develop an historical perspective and a sense of magnitude, scope, and functions of the nonprofit sector and its relationships with business and government. This course will first explore the theoretical bases upon which social scientists have sought to understand the role of the nonprofit sector in our economy and in our political and social systems, and will explore the issues that will shape the future of the sector. Learners will also receive a basic grounding in the laws and regulations governing nonprofit organizations. Content will include the procedures for incorporating, reporting, and maintaining tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization, a familiarity with legal principles and research methods,and an overview of the legal, regulatory, and policy issues facing contemporary nonprofit organizations.
LDR 6223 Economic Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
This course will provide the student with an understanding of basic principles of micro-economic analysis, put the nonprofit sector into perspective within the framework of the overall economy, and present strategies for organizational sustainability that incorporate fund development programs, private, corporate and government funding streams.
LDR 6243 Quantitative Methods for Nonprofit Organization Planning & Evaluation (3)
This course will give students working knowledge of data analysis, statistical concepts, use of computers, research designs for program planning and evaluation, and quantitative techniques for problem solving. The intent is to ensure that executives and leaders are able to effectively utilize and interpret statistical data, technical reports, research findings, and evaluation studies, and employ basic quantitative methods in their own analysis of programs, problems and policies.
LDR 6266 Nonprofit Organizational Studies Capstone (6)
This course is the capstone course for all students in the Nonprofit Concentration. The capstone is a special project conducted in a nonprofit organization. It may be arranged within the organization in which the student is employed or in another organization which agrees to work with the student on a project of mutual interest. It is anticipated that most projects will be arranged within agencies in which students currently work. The capstone experience affords each student an opportunity to go through a process that will generate a solution(s) to a critical problem or issue for the organization.
LDR 6303 Political Marketing and Management (3)
This course empowers students to create an interdisciplinary strategy to analyze constituent priorities and community resources, effectively engage media and society in framing public debate, and facilitate effective political leadership that can implement chosen policies. The principles of power and leadership are explored, featuring effective state and national political leaders who discuss their principles of leadership and engagement. Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243;or admission as a Special Graduate Student
LDR 6323 Leading Community Engagement (3)
This course provides the student with a deeper understanding of the major components and principles of civic leadership. Classroom activities examine the leadership process in the context of community and society. This approach encourages ordinary citizens to take responsibility, organize, and build coalitions for the purpose of productive public discussion. Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243;or admission as a Special Graduate Student
LDR 6343 Public Governance and Servant Leadership (3)
This course explores the essential elements of effective governance within the framework of servant leadership, which is essential for the survival of a democratic Republic. The legal, moral, and ethical implications of these elements will be in both historical and contemporary contexts. Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243; or admission as a Special Graduate Student
LDR 6366 Political Leadership & Civic Engagement Capstone Course (6)
This course is the capstone course for all students in the Political Leadership & Civic Engagement Concentration. The capstone is a special project conducted within a local, state, or national community setting. It may be arranged within the organization in which the student is employed or in another organization which agrees to work with the student on a project of mutual interest. The capstone experience affords each student an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge, and abilities gained through the leadership core and concentration-area content courses in a process that will generate a solution(s) to, or facilitate substantive public debate of a critical problem or issue. Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243; Political Leadership & Civic Engagement Concentration applied skills courses – LDR 6303, LDR 6323, LDR 6343
LDR 6403 Fundamentals of Foresight and Entrepreneurship (3)
This course will cover the fundamentals of broad topics in entrepreneurship, including human dimension of entrepreneurship, nature and role of entrepreneurship, economics of entrepreneurship, and corporate entrepreneurship. Students will gain a basic understanding of the entrepreneurial process of venture creation and innovation or the art and skill of finding viable new-business opportunities and the resources needed to develop and profit from them. In addition, students will examine the marketing, management, operations and financial functions needed to successfully start-up a new business whether a sole-proprietorship, partnership or division of a corporation. An emphasis will be placed on foresight, where students will utilize current analytical reports to foresee future events and outcomes, and then acting in accordance so as to arrive at the future in a desired state. They will accomplish this by applying creative and innovative thinking and work as a team to develop new ideas and scenarios around selected contemporary issues.
LDR 6423 Feasibility Analysis for New Ventures (3)
The course focuses on business start-ups, providing an intensive introduction to business planning from the defining of a "primary vision" through market size assessment and strategic operations planning, to the financing, staffing and implementation of the new venture. Course includes readings on entrepreneurship, case studies of both small and large examples of successful new ventures and student fieldwork. Software available to help business planning will be introduced for hands-on use. Students will each prepare a formal business plan for new ventures.
LDR 6443 Business & Marketing Plans for New Ventures (3)
The core of this course provides the theoretical and practical skills required to produce a comprehensive business plan integrating marketing, organizational behavior and financial planning via a flexible corporate strategy and it focuses on marketing planning and emphasizes the analysis of customer needs as well as company and competitor capabilities. This analysis forms the basis of a sound marketing strategy that provides value to customers in a way superior to competitors. Among other topics, students will discuss strategic and managerial analysis and securing start-up financing for new ventures. They will learn how to deliver the marketing strategy through the development of an integrated marketing program covering product offerings, pricing, promotion, and distribution and how to perform presentation of a professional business plan.
LDR 6466 Global Entrepreneurship Capstone (6)
This course is designed to provide a capstone or conclusion to the Strategic Foresight and Entrepreneurship Concentration. The emphasis in this course is for students to develop the ability to create and grow a global venture. Students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment using the business plan model. Along with the aspects and characteristics of global entrepreneurs and the global entrepreneurship process, concepts of creativity, innovation and opportunity analysis are discussed both in individual and corporate setting as are global ethics, corporate governance, social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Student will develop a specific business idea, then examine the discussed concepts and include political risk, market opportunity, and operating conditions of their international market destination. Business plan is developed using market research options, entry modes, resource allocation, financial projections, and overall strategy for new ventures.
LDR 6503 Foundations of Instructional Leadership (3)
This course will orient instructional leadership within the multiple contexts of child development, diverse learning environments, and an ever-changing political landscape. Students will explore current educational issues and use them to frame approaches to the continual improvement of academic instruction. All LDR Core Courses - LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243 OR admission to Concentration
LDR 6513 Students and Stakeholders in the Higher Education Environment (3)
This course introduces students to the major human development theories involving college students in American higher education. Special attention will be given to contemporary student development theory and research. Focus will also be directed toward understanding how this body of theory and research can be used to guide the design of policies and practices in higher education. All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243 OR admission to Concentration
LDR 6523 Designing, Managing, and Monitoring Standards-driven Curriculum (3)
This course will guide students in utilizing state standards frameworks to make sound decisions about what is important for students to learn; create, assess. select, and adapt a rich and varied collection of materials and strategies to support learning; and base their instruction on ongoing assessment. All LDR Core Courses - LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243 OR admission to Concentration
LDR 6533 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3)
This course provides an overview of the issues, principles, and practices associated with effective college teaching. The course assumes, identifies, and uses a body of scholarly knowledge and research appropriate for study and application to the profession of college/university teaching. Topics examined include learning and diversity, teaching models and strategies, teacher and student behaviors and learning outcomes, and instructional improvement strategies. The interaction of theory and practice is an important theme (and challenge) of the course. All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243 OR admission to Concentration
LDR 6543 Systematic Improvement of Instructional Practices (3)
This course leads students through reflective and observational processes they can use to regularly analyze evaluate, reflect on, and strengthen the effectiveness and quality of their practice, and use their findings to advance knowledge and practice in their field. Strategies for mentoring new teachers and engaging in action research will be explored and applied. All LDR Core Courses - LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243 OR admission to Concentration
LDR 6553 Principles and Practices of Academic Advising (3)
This course examines the foundations of academic advising as essential components of student success and retention in higher education. Topics include developmental advising; research on academic advising; models and delivery systems; advising skills; including diverse populations; influences on the helping process such as personal characteristics, verbal and nonverbal responses and behaviors, and ethical considerations; and evaluation, assessment, and reward systems for advisors and advising programs. All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243 OR admission to Concentration
LDR 6566 Instructional Leadership Capstone Course - K-12 (6)
This course is the capstone course for all students in the Instructional Leadership Concentration. The capstone is a special project conducted within an existing educational setting. It may be arranged within the organization in which the student is employed or in another organization which agrees to work with the student on a project of mutual interest. The capstone experience affords each student an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge, and abilities gained through the leadership core and concentration-area content courses in a process that will generate a solution(s) to or facilitate substantive consideration of a current educational need or issue. Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses - LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243; Instructional Leadership Concentration applied skills courses – LDR 6503, LDR 6523, LDR 6543
LDR 6576 Instructional Leadership Capstone Course - Higher Education (6)
This course is the capstone course for all students in the Instructional Leadership Concentration, Higher Education Track. The capstone is a special project conducted within an existing educational setting. It may be arranged within the organization in which the student is employed or in another organization which agrees to work with the student on a project of mutual interest. The capstone experience affords each student an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge, and abilities gained through the leadership core and concentration-area content courses in a process that will generate a solution(s) to or facilitate substantive consideration of a current educational need or issue. Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243; Instructional Leadership COncentration Higher Education applied skills course - LDR 6513, LDR 6533; co-requisite LDR 6553
LDR 6603 Leading the Sustainable Business (3)
This course emphasizes the three aspects of sustainable business that improve a firm's long-term performance: managing risks (regulatory, reputation, litigation, and market), values-driven leadership, and recognizing market opportunities created by environmental and social challenges. Students will learn how to articulate the business case for sustainability, develop and lead internal and external coalitions needed to drive organizational change, and implement metrics for measuring progress and providing accountability.
LDR 6623 Business Management & Environmental Leadership (3)
In this course, students will gain expertise, enhance skills and broaden perspectives on environmental and natural resource management and leadership. As managerial effectiveness is central to environmental leadership, this course focuses on the development of management and leadership skills including decision-making, motivation, working in teams, organizational cultures, organizational design, and change management. Student will acquire cutting-edge environmental thinking providing them with the ability to make difficult environmental management decisions and effectively respond to environmental issues.
LDR 6643 Sustainability & Business Opportunity (3)
The primary objective of this course is to provide students with the skills, practical knowledge and experience in understanding needs not met effectively by current business practices and in developing innovative and proactive business strategies to address them. They will realize the sustainability challenges business and society are facing, how sustainability can be a business opportunity, and how businesses can increase their competitive advantage through sustainable strategies and innovation. The course emphasizes on the tools necessary to perform each business function (such as marketing, manufacturing, distribution, purchasing, HR R&D, information systems, finance, accounting) taking environmental and social implications into account.
LDR 6666 Sustainable Business Administration Capstone (6)
The purpose of the integrative capstone course is to provide opportunities for students to apply the lessons learned in their previous courses to a real organization. Course instruction will center around a series of integrated modules that will focus on the practical implementation of all aspects of the curriculum. Under the direction of faculty, this capstone course engages the student to work with a business chosen by the student and the development of a plan to significantly improve its sustainable business practices. Students will explore interconnections between the strategic foundation of their client project and the cultural, sustainable and core purpose and goals of their client’s organization within a global business context.
LDR 6703 Foundations of Athletic Administration (3)
This course will present a philosophy of the leadership and organization of interscholastic athletic programs, principles, strategies and methods of athletic administration, frameworks to identify and unify the athletic community through character-based standards, and best practices in fundraising, marketing, and promotion of athletic programs and events. Incorporates NIAAA Short Courses: LTC 501, 502, 611, 720 Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses or admission to concentration
LDR 6723 Legal and Ethical Issues in Athletic Administration (3)
This course will guide students in utilizing institutional and established legal guidelines to consider all aspects of liability related to athletic performance, and creating and maintaining a strategic plan for managing risk and maintaining safety, equity, and integrity in the context of interscholastic athletic programs.
Incorporates NIAAA Short Courses: LTC 504, 506, 508, 617
Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243 OR admission to Concentration
LDR 6743 Athletic Facility and Event Management (3)
This course presents opportunities for students to analyze best practices and challenges to securing, maintaining, and managing safe, resilient, and attractive indoor and outdoor athletic facilities and equipment that is readily available to students for athletic preparation and interscholastic competitive events.
Incorporates NIAAA Short Courses: LTC 615, 616, 618, 630
Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243 OR admission to Concentration
LDR 6766 Athletic Administration Capstone Course (6)
This course is the capstone course for all students in the Athletic Administration Concentration,. The capstone is a special project conducted within an existing athletic setting. It may be arranged within the organization in which the student is employed or in another organization which agrees to work with the student on a project of mutual interest. The capstone experience affords each student an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge, and abilities gained through the leadership core and concentration-area content courses in a process that will generate a solution(s) to or facilitate substantive consideration of a current interscholastic athletic need or issue.
Incorporates NIAAA Short Courses: LTC 710A – Current Issues in American Sports
Prerequisites: All LDR Core Courses – LDR 5003, LDR 5023, LDR 5043, LDR 5063, LDR 5083, LDR 5203 LDR 5223, LDR 5243; Athletic Administration applied skills courses – LDR 6703, LDR 6723; co-requisite LDR 6743
LDR 6803 Leadership & Management of Healthcare Systems (3)
This course is an in-depth study of a range of issues and related problems faced by practicing managers and leaders in the rapidly changing healthcare/health services delivery system. Special emphasis is placed on the issues relevant to current challenges, and this emphasis is of utilitarian value to the participants. Examples of issues include rural and urban healthcare, managed care, ethics of healthcare, integrating technology, and leadership styles and traits.
LDR 6823 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare Leadership (3)
The course studies the legal framework of health Services and healthcare delivery, as well as the ethical issues confronted by healthcare administrators in various healthcare settings. Topics will include licensure, medical malpractice, liability, insurance issues, legal standards for care, confidentiality of records (HIPPA), informed consent, and patient rights and patient advocacy.
LDR 6843 Organization & Economics of Healthcare Delivery Systems (3)
The course provides an overview of the development of the current status of the healthcare system in the United States, its organizational structure, and operation of the various healthcare organizations, governmental as well as non-governmental, at the federal, state, and local levels. The course examines the structure and issues of the major Healthcare delivery systems including operation, marketing, financial management and sustainability of outpatient clinics, physician’s offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, self-help organizations, patient advocacy groups, accrediting agencies, and the insurance industry. Concepts addressed include demand (what physicians, patients and families want), supply, distribution, utilization of resources, market theories, and cost-benefit analysis, as they apply to healthcare as a service industry and including current and future payment systems for healthcare.
LDR 6866 Healthcare Leadership Capstone (6)
This capstone course will provide students the opportunity to integrate and synthesize previous course work in leadership with healthcare content through the creation and implementation of applied programming or secondary/archival research.