Management Models for the 21st Century Workforce
Students will compare and contrast successful management models presented in case studies for a range of industries. Working in teams, students will create management models as adaptations of a successful model or several principles. They will also construct simulations based on the teams' models.
Organizational Development and Strategic Planning
Students will examine how an organization's culture and its evolution affect its development, operations and productivity. They will review case studies that exemplify static versus dynamic environments, and then evaluate the relevance of strategic planning on high-functioning organizations and change management.
Applications of Global Workforce Initiatives
In collaboration with their workplace/professional mentor, students will identify an effect of the emerging global workforce on a specific aspect of their organization's performance/productivity. They will create a research-based strategy to maximize a positive effect, or to minimize a challenging effect, of the global workforce on this specific aspect of the business.
Strategic Planning Applications
Students will develop, or adapt, a research tool to improve an element of strategic planning within their organization. Working from the perspective of a participatory researcher, students will conduct an activity to use the research tool. Then, they will analyze the outcome(s) of the activity and the researcher's objectivity while conducting and reporting the results of the activity.
Ethics of 21st Century Leadership
Students analyze the implications and impact of ethics on leaders of various organizations. Methods include simulations and case study analyses to identify ethical management practices and evaluate them within the context of contemporary moral concerns for a range of cultural constructs. Students will also compare transformational leadership to traditional leadership.