Courses & Events

This course will examine innovation models and change management process utilized by successful organizations. The course will emphasize how these concepts relate to project management within an organization and the management of technical operations.
Survey of management challenges in conducting international projects, emphasizing cross-culture issues. Differences across world regions and selected key countries in relation to communication and interpersonal norms, business conventions, and legal systems will receive particular attention.
This course examines cases and topics of leadership as a process in a marketing communication organization. As a manager's duties evolve from performing tasks to managing relationships and strategic organizational outcomes, the capacity to lead becomes critical to personal and organizational success. Topics will focus on the role of leadership and vision, strategy, communication, ethics, social responsibility, group dynamics, and change.
Administration and management of security of information systems and networks, intrusion detection systems, vulnerability analysis, anomaly detection, computer forensics, auditing and data management, risk management, contingency planning and incident handling, security planning, e-business and commerce security, privacy, traceability and cyber-evidence, human factors and usability issues, policy, legal issues in computer security.
Advancements in technology have created a dynamic, changing workplace-one that requires employees who are flexible, adaptable, and willing to learn. Need is growing for career-minded professionals to upgrade skill sets and learn new applications for technological innovations in the K-16 education, government and corporate settings.

This course provides students with an introduction to the use of social media and cloud based computing. These technologies enable individuals to create, collaborate and share information, and present exciting new options for the way we work, teach and create.

An integrated lecture and laboratory course exploring the fundamentals of separation science and quantitative analysis of small molecules, peptides, and proteins. Students will be challenged to develop a functional understanding of the theory and application of sample preparation, separation technologies, and methods for quantification.
An integrated lecture/laboratory exploring quality control and regulatory considerations among other topics.
The course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills for that are essential for designing and developing online instruction. The goal of the course is for students to acquire the analysis, design, development, and evaluation skills needed to facilitate learning in both asynchronous and synchronous online learning environments. Special emphasis is on learning design, and the evaluation of online learning solutions for education, medicine, military, business, and industry.
From agriculture to construction to energy utilities, modern industries have to meet environmental regulations in their work-regulations which pose unique problems and innovation opportunities for environmental scientists.

This course provides a survey of the environmental regulations, problems and solutions that must be dealt with by environmental scientists in agencies and industry. The course considers both the theoretical and practical/applied aspects of environmental practices.

A Bachelor's degree is required to enroll in this Zero Credit course.

Soil is more than just where we plant our gardens. It's a complex system that takes thousands of years to develop. It provides the foundation for our food systems, environmental protection and the sustainability of our world. Modern scientists look at soil as a way to understand principles of engineering, biology, hydrology and geology.

This class provides a solid understanding of soils in the environment, particularly as it relates to environmental assessment, helping students understand the role soil formation and dynamic processes apply to the world around us.

Managerial concepts and skills development in relation to the project-oriented business environment, project lifecycle, integrated project management, project selection, and project initiation. Focus is on management of a single project.
Concepts and skills development in relation to project execution, including processes monitoring and controlling, and project closure. Examples of specific topics considered include handling change requests, procurement, teamwork and team development, and cost management. Course content represents systematic treatment of all aspects of project management beyond plannig-but is, in project execution and closing phrases.
A study of the concepts and applications of financial planning and management for project and operational managers. Topics include time value of money, asset valuation, capital structures and budgeting, financial analysis and cash flow, and project and operational investment decision-making.
Application area course exposing students to specialized knowledge, standards, and regulations involved in managing projects for governmental entities. Attention is directed to unique characteristics of the governmental project environments, major project phases-from selection to closing-and related management processes.
Addresses challenges and approaches of communicating science concepts and results to technical and non-technical as well as internal and external audiences. Focuses on techniques to improve the effectiveness of written and oral communication, including technical writing of project and research proposals, scientific presentations, and effective workplace communications.
This course explores concepts and practices in leadership, organizational behavior, and change management. Emphasis will be placed on understanding dynamics of individuals and groups in organizational structures focused on research and innovation. The course is available online March 20 through May 12, 2017. During that period, you will be able to login at any time to work at your own pace. There are no live sessions to attend.
This module is designed to give professionals familiarity with current project management techniques and the real world application of those techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to apply the techniques through various group exercises.
An internal project has many moving parts. A skilled manager must be able to oversee them all, including proposing a workable plan with measurable objectives, and making sure your team stays on task and meets its goals.

This course introduces students to all aspects of managing a project within a company or organization, and covers the entire life cycle of a project, from developing ideas at their inception to formal completion and accurate reporting at close-out. Zero Credit students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in a semester project presenting an example of project management, or investigating some aspect of project management in detail.

This course provides a framework for learning about our water future and ways we might define and achieve sustainability in water use and management. Concerns of ethics, culture, economics, politics, and environmental health will be discussed within the contexts of issues such as the global water crisis, water footprints, water pollution, human water systems, water security, and sustainable water technologies.
This course provides an overview of basic patent law, the patent process, patent interpretation (claims and prior art) and intellectual property law in science. It addresses elements of employment and business law for managers, regulatory standards, and codes of conduct/professional standards/ethics in a science organization.
This course examines the use of accounting data by non-financial managers. Students will learn how to interpret and understand basic financial statements; how to make good decisions based on them; learn essential accounting concepts and characteristics of accounting systems; and budgeting/forecasting in a science-based organization. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to effectively communicate on financial matters within their organizations.

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