Course Listing For MSM Courses
MSM 500 Management of People in Society
This course focuses on the management of self and others with an emphasis on administration and interpretation of diagnostic instruments which help clarify behaviors and skills which influence organizational and interpersonal outcomes. It covers the context of management in the organization, skills needed to effectively work with people in organizations, such as emotional intelligence and the roles people fill on the leader- manager-innovator continuum. All courses in the MSM Core require a Manager Reflection Journal to be kept by all students to focus on key learnings and applications throughout the program.
MSM 510 Foundations of Management Processes
This course focuses on developing skills with which to engage others in an organization, including mentoring, coaching and communicating. Emphasis is placed on practice and mastery of behaviors that enhance organizational relationships such as facilitation, mediation, visioning and storytelling, teaching, decision-making and strategic planning.
MSM 520 Management of Resources
This course focuses on the process of aligning resources within an organization to accomplish goals. Specific processes such as budgeting, resource allocation, incentives and benefits are covered along with practice in allocating resources in a collaborative manner.
MSM 601 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development
This course is designed to introduce students to the entrepreneurial mindset, including the concepts of innovation and newness. Students evaluate a variety of entrepreneurial activities, including outright ownership, franchising, outsourcing and partnerships. Traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams will be covered along with aligning organizational design with the business goals, strategy and business model, defining key roles, core competency requirements & job specifications, and recruiting and building the team. The final project in this course is the development of a Business Plan for an idea of the student’s choosing.
MSM 602 Entrepreneurial Finance
This course will deal with the sources of capital for early stage companies and the implications of the decisions a company makes to fund its operations. It also explores issues in the valuation of ventures and how the achievement of milestones can impact that valuation. Venture capital and angel investors are also covered. Lastly, the course will explore accounting and finance techniques to monitor the success of the enterprise. It will provide the skills and techniques to manage the business by the numbers exploring methods successful entrepreneurs use to understand their costs and cost drivers, break- even point and integrating these into an activity based forecast for their business.
MSM 603 Creativity, Sustainability and Innovation
This course covers promoting and marketing an entrepreneurial idea from its inception to the marketplace. The course is designed for exploring the unique marketing strategies required to exploit entrepreneurial opportunities. It will also focus is on issues surrounding companies with high growth potential, an interest in sustainability and the creativity needed to develop innovative marketing for these environments.
MSM 604 Family Business & Self Employment
This course is centered on the single-person or family business and the issues associated with business transition planning. The course covers development and implementation of strategy for small businesses, and succession planning for the entrepreneur. It also covers valuation issues and timetables for moving profitably out of a business.
MSM 605 Small Business Operations
This course is designed for anyone who is charged with managing the day-to-day operation of a small to medium firm. It covers planning, budgeting, payroll issues, business taxation issues and use of tools and techniques to ensure that small business owners can comply with established laws keep accurate records and produce helpful reports for managerial decision-making.
MSM 610 Management of Organizational Relationships
This course focuses on skill-building the necessary leverage skills to be effective on the leader-manager-innovator continuum. Emphasis is placed on structuring organizational efforts, staffing with diverse resources, establishing partnerships and other collaborative efforts and maintaining a cohesive organization.
MSM 620 Learning Management & Mastery
This course focuses on personal learning styles and methods to enhance learning. It examines the relationship between behavior, cognition and meta-cognition. It also focuses on organizational learning and the learning organization and how organizational effectiveness can be enhanced with learning.
MSM 630 Management of Metrics & Measurement
This course focuses on quantitative and qualitative measurement and research practiced by those responsible for organizational leadership. There is specific emphasis on use of tools such as surveys and focus groups to gather data needed to make sound decisions about the organization and its resources.
MSM 650 Portfolio Development – Capstone
This course focuses on collection and presentation of a cohesive representation of a personal portfolio accumulated during completion of the program. Prerequisites: MSM 500, MSM 510, MSM 520, MSM 610, MSM 620, MSM 630
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