Summer II 2014 Online Graduate Courses

Courses begin July 7th, and continue through August 28th. Summer II courses are 100% online.

HR568 Managerial and Organizational Ethics - Pat Karush    

This course examines the ethical issues individuals face in organizational and managerial settings. Questions of economic policy and business practices intertwine with ethical, moral, legal, social, and psychological issues. Emphasis is placed on dealing with ethical dilemmas.

MG556 Contemporary Management Problems - Dr. Donald Cragen

Students analyze and present cases involving broad management problems in a contemporary setting from the view of the top management.

MK553 Global Perspectives in Marketing - Dr. Donald Cragen

Through the use of videotapes, case studies and discussion, students examine the political, economic, educational, and socio-cultural factors that serve as catalysts for the development of global markets. Additional topics covered include market-entry strategies, international marketing research, advertising and promotion in foreign markets, and distribution channels. Prerequisite: MK551

HR563 Labor Relations - John Lemire

Students are exposed to the principles and techniques of collective bargaining. Topics include references to national and state statutes and cases of precedential value, preparation for bargaining, scope of the bargaining process, use of impasse procedures, unfair labor practices, and the role of the grievance procedure under a collective bargaining agreement. 

TCI Week-long Graduate Courses

The following  graduate courses are offered in the week-long, intensive format.  TCI courses take place from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm,  Monday through Friday. Lunch is included. Each course offers three credits.

ED573 Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel - Jennifer McGee

July 21 through July 25

This course provides an overview of supervisory practice in public schools and includes a review of Maine State Law regarding hiring and dismissal practices, just cause, contract issues, dismissal, non-renewal, progressive discipline, and compliance investigation. Additionally we explore how leaders can promote growth in teachers and improve student achievement through formative supervision and evaluation. We will examine the foundations of a teacher supervision and evaluation system which includes emphasis on adult learning theory, classroom supervision/coaching, supervision which promotes professional growth, principles/standards for effective teacher evaluation and performance-based approaches to teacher development/school improvement.

MG559 Leadership of People and Organizations - Dr. Donald Cragen

July 21 through July 25 

The purpose of this course is to study leadership behavior and its effects on employee motivation and productivity.

ED589 Cross-Content Critical Thinking - Gayla LaBreck

August 4 through August 8

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. This course targets how we cultivate students' thinking to become more informed, impartial, and open-minded. Using critical thinking skills throughout the whole curriculum helps students to become more independent and self-motivated.

AC560 Advanced Fraud and Forensics - Andy Grover

August 18 through August 22

This course is specifically designed to enhance understandings of the discovery of complex fraud tactics using advanced investigative techniques, forensic auditing practices, and the latest technology and software applications. White-collar crime, cyber-crimes, and contemporary issues of fraud investigation are examined using case-based analysis. Advanced methods of forensic accounting are explored.

MG554 Management of Human Resources - David Pease

August 18 through August 22

This course involves a comprehensive analysis of behavioral theory and practical, analytical techniques for dealing with day-to-day problems in work situations. The specific objective is to develop the action-taking ability and the administrative capacity and know-how to handle the human problems of organizations within an appropriate policy framework.

MS575 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making  - Lorne McMillan

August 25 through 29

This course introduces students to the quantitative analytical tools, models, and concepts which aid the managerial decision making process. Topics include statistical hypothesis testing, sampling distributions, regression analysis, decision theory, and risk analysis. 

TCI Week-long Undergraduate Course

HR330/LS330 Law of the Workplace - Deb Whitworth    

August 4 through August 8      

This course explores the very complex environment of legislation that protects employee interests in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on the development of workplace-related legislation and organizational management geared to minimizing litigation. Topics include age discrimination, sexual harassment, the American with Disabilities Act, discrimination based upon sexual orientation, racial discrimination, and legislation affecting minimum wage and working conditions. 

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