Context and Trends
The gateway course for students enrolled in the MS in Professional Studies Degree program. Course provides students with opportunities to interact about controversial issues while discovering foundational knowledge about interdisciplinary history, theory, along with applied problem-solving, research methods and professional ethics. Students use this course as a means of designing and receiving approval for individualized plans of study. Students should consult their adviser before registering.
Capstone Proposal Seminar
This course guides the student through preparation of the Capstone Proposal that is required for the applied final course of his/her MS in Professional Studies degree - the Capstone Project. Student will determine a Capstone Project concept, and articulate the methods for implementing the Capstone Project. The course concludes with a paper describing the Capstone Project, including background and description, methodology, anticipated outcomes, and probable Capstone Advisor. Student will meet regularly with the course facilitator. Upon successful completion of this course, student will be registered for the Capstone Project.
The capstone course for students enrolled in the MS in Professional Studies Degree program. With individualized advising from a CMS faculty advisor, students participate in a real world problem solving project carried out in an organizational setting. Problems selected for project work relate to a student’s professional course concentrations. Course requirements involve completing a literature review, writing a project proposal, engaging in online discussion with CMS faculty advisor and other CMS capstone students, various kinds of field work carried, writing full draft and final academic reports and making a (Powerpoint) presentation. Registration completed on behalf of students following faculty review of acceptable capstone project proposal.
ST: Individual Leadership Development
Long-term success and growth as a manager requires more than the requisite technical skills. How can you differentiate yourself from the many other managers in the global job market? Strong leadership skills enable you to stand out in the crowd and demonstrate your unique value to your team and the organization. A manager with a combination of effective technical skills and strong leadership skills will find him/herself in a position of strength within their team and organization. Are you one of these managers? If not, this course is designed for you and will help you create a personal plan for continued development. Topics include leadership styles, being a leader your team wants to follow, communication styles that resonate with others, the reality of office politics, and operating in a post-capitalist society. This course is a requirement for the accelerated online graduate Advanced Certificate in Project Management. It may be used as an elective in other master’s or certificate programs, with your advisor’s approval.
ST: Leading and Developing Teams
Managers do much more than manage—they must develop strong teams in order to achieve success. And today, team members may be located in the next office or in another country. Teams rely on their manager’s leadership for guidance and encouragement. They’ll respond positively to quality leadership, by building stronger relationships and rising to challenges. This course is designed to provide you with the critical leadership competencies to help develop and sustain winning teams. Topics include facilitating group problem solving and decision-making, building high performance teams, and negotiation and conflict management. This course is a requirement for the accelerated online graduate Advanced Certificate in Project Management. It may be used as an elective in other master’s or certificate programs, with your advisor’s approval.