PaGE: Business & Organizations (X.BUS)

X.BUS-418 Project Management for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs

Credits: 2

There is one clear skill that all exceptional project managers (PMs) possess, "the ability to formulate alternatives." Those PMs with either the innate or developed ability to provide multiple solutions to problems and further create contingency plans if their solutions are not successful, find themselves working on projects that are delivered on-time, at or under-budget, and within the functional and/or technical satisfaction of their customer. Your goal is to identify and begin to develop this ability during this course. More importantly, it will provide you a platform to continue to grow, refine and implement this skill all under the umbrella of good project management approaches and practices. You will be able to identify, plan, schedule, cost estimate, implement and manage projects of virtually any size.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
E. Furfine

X.BUS-429 Building Effective Organizations

X.BUS-429CU Building Effective Organizations: 'Inclusion and Cultural Competency'

Credits: 2

Research indicates that organizations with greater diversity and inclusion outperform their peer organizations in terms of financial performance, innovation, and the ability to develop talent. In order to build an inclusive organization, it is critical that leaders are able to understand how to effectively engage and support culture and diversity in their organizations. In this course students will learn to define, assess and enhance cultural competence in their own work, their organizations and in community efforts. Student will examine case studies, learn to conduct a strategic audit, and build a cultural competency toolkit that will focus on relevant foundational and strategic issues.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
C. Rich

X.BUS-431 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Credits: 2

This project-based course is designed for learning startup entrepreneurship methods from the idea stage to start-up, for commercial or social impact ventures (not-for-profit or for-profit). Students will learn about topics such as lean startup methods, market planning, development, finances, organization configurations, collaboration building, a customer and stakeholder and team- building and leadership to be able to apply them to practice in their own venture. Further study will include entrepreneurship, women in business, social impact, economic impact, and opportunity analysis.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
R. Feldman