STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION (SMIN)

SMIN 400 - COMPETITIVE & STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Students will explore mission, goal, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategy evaluation involving industry through analysis of the competitive environment, key success factors, strategic scenario analysis and SWOT analysis. Additional topics covered include strategic thinking, competitive advantage, vertical and horizontal integration, and planning horizon. The course is designed to improve competitive advantage, develop a strategic plan, and understand the integration of change and decision making on operations.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 401 - LEADING NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

This course provides an introduction to the major issues and challenges faced by leaders and managers in the not-for-profit sector. Topics include leading effectively and ethically; building organizational capacity; generating revenue through fundraising, marketing and the external environment; building and managing volunteerism; understanding governance and working with a board of directors; evaluating and sustaining operations and programs.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 402 - ACCT FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGS

This course introduces the fundamentals of accounting for not-for-profit organizations. Topics include budgeting, budgetary control and reporting, management control, financial reporting, cost determination, strategic planning, program analysis, measurement of output, reporting on performance, full-accrual and modified-accrual accounting, cost determination, tax levies, auditing, and preparation of financial statements. Issues related to fund accounting, including general and revenue funds; debt service funds; capital project funds; internal service funds; enterprise and fiduciary funds, and long-term debt and fixed-asset accounting are emphasized.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 405 - WRITING GRANT PROPOSALS

This project-based course covers the process of grant proposal development, including research of viable funding sources, funder relations, budget development, proposal writing, preparation of a full proposal package for submission, and follow-up with funders. Students gain an understanding of the not-for-profit philanthropic environment and become familiar with tools and resources available to assist them as they seek funding sources for their causes.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 410 - HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP: POLICY AND LEGISLATION

This course introduces the knowledge and skills needed for effective leadership related to the key tenets of healthcare policy, including but not limited to licensure and regulation; health legislation, such as the Affordable Care Act; Medicare and Medicaid. This course also examines leadership and negotiation skills, ethics, and the development of a solid workforce in healthcare.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 420 - VALUE CREATION AND IMPROVEMENT IN THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

Students explore their role as leaders in healthcare organizations, focusing on value creation and improvement, structural change, and building flexible and innovative organizations that are responsive to the needs of those they serve. Various concepts and techniques of business process analysis and improvement are examined.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 425 - STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING AND PLANNING

Planning is essential to a sound strategy. This course will focus on the mechanical skills of planning, while placing special emphasis on the framing of strategic issues and the impact of various courses of action. Simulations will be used to enhance learning.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

Prerequisites: SMIN 400

SMIN 430 - NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE LAW AND SAFETY

This survey course examines the relationship of law to healthcare, including government regulation, ethical issues, and liability. Students will explore whether existing regulations are beneficial with regard to quality, satisfaction, access, and cost control. Risk management, and drug regulation and safety are among the focal points of this course.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 450 - MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

Organizational culture is at the heart of how organizations operate. It is said that culture eats strategy for lunch – so the strategic leaders will have an in-depth understanding of the intersection of culture, change and strategy. This course focuses on that intersection, and how to navigate it carefully and successfully.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 475 - NEGOTIATION

This course examines negotiation. This course develops skills b active experience using exercises where students negotiate with each other. Over the course of the semester, students will engage in a number of simulated negotiations ranging from simple one-issue transactions to multi-party joint ventures. Through these exercises and associated readings, students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and have an opportunity to test and improve their negotiation skills.

Credits: 3

SMIN 480 - LEADERSHIP AND TEAM MANAGEMENT

Three goals of this course are for students to learn: 1. Leadership behaviors: how to enact the skills that contribute to a team's strongest possible performance; 2. Team dynamics: how to be an effective team member, a good leader, as well as a good follower and contributor, in addition to how to best design work teams; and 3. Organizational awareness: understanding organizational culture and change and its impact in a team environment.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 500 - CREATING AN ETHICAL ORGANIZATION

Various ethics case studies will emphasize the role of the individual as decision-maker and focus upon ethical issues and dilemmas facing people in most organizations. Ethical issues are presented in a management context and students will engage in with the issues to drive reasoned action and resolution to an ethical problem.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 525 - LEADING THE STRATEGIC CHANGE PROCESS

Organizations must constantly adapt to a changing environment, including technological, competitive, demographic and legislative swings in order to grow and prosper. The successful execution of organizational change is essential to success. This course focuses on specific concepts, theories and tools that can guide leaders entrusted with the task of strategy implementation.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 550 - ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY

This is an integrative course designed to achieve an understanding of strategic implementation; connect planning, design and human capital decisions to successful implementation; develop a “real world” view of how strategy is operationalized; and identify how one’s personal leadership style engages with the requirements of strategy and to become a vivid communicator of vision to inspire change.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 560 - HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Students are introduced to the strategic role human resource management plays in creating competitive advantages for firms. We study Human Capital Management policies and practices in context within the scope of broader organizational strategies, operational activities, and competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace. Diversity and technology are key drivers in this conversation.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

SMIN 575 - CAPSTONE: ANALYZING YOUR ORGANIZATION

In this course, students will analyze their own organization as a means of applying the variety of analytical skills gained throughout the curriculum to their current organizational life.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Adult Flex Track

Prerequisites: SMIN 425