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Curriculum & Schedules

Code Course Name Credit Hours
ACC630 Government & Nonprofit Accounting (Runs 5/26-7/12) 3

This course will provide an in depth study of state and local government accounting and reporting as well as accounting for not-for-profit organizations including colleges, universities and health care organizations. Federal government accounting and special auditing considerations related to government and nonprofit accounting will also be covered.

ACC635 Advanced Financial Reporting (Runs: 5/26-7/12) 3

This course emphasizes the fundamental techniques of financial statement analysis. Building upon core accounting and investment concepts, the course covers the analysis (including ratio analysis) and interpretation of financial accounting information including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. The course also examines the use of accounting information in investment and credit decisions.

ACC660 Advanced Cost Accounting (Runs: 7/20-9/5) 3

This course involves the in-depth study of the principles and objectives of the techniques and theories used in managerial accounting. Topics such as capital budgeting, manufacturing accounting, management control systems, performance measurement, and quantitative techniques for planning and control will be discussed. The strategic and behavioral implications and impacts of planning and control will form the context for study.

ACC665 IT for Accountants (Runs: 7/20-9/5) 3

This course involves understanding organization needs assessment, systems design and other elements, information technology security, internet implications for business, types of information systems and technology risks, disaster recovery and business continuity.

CBY510 Foundations of Cyber Security Management (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course provides an understanding of IT infrastructure and services, their vulnerabilities as well as the size and complexity of security threats faced by enterprises. The Course will focus on the tenets of cybersecurity of confidentiality, integrity, availability and governance. Building on an understanding of these infrastructures, the development of security practices, policies, and awareness and compliance programs, with an introductory look at legal and regulatory issues will be examined in the context of assurance and security. Issues of access and authentication; data confidentiality and integrity; data availability; and networking and routing will also be addressed.

CBY620 Compliance and Legal Issues (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course examines legal, privacy and compliance environments facing US based organizations. Students will build an understanding of the complexities of these compliance and legal obligations starting with a general foundation of laws and industry standards that apply across most organizations. The course will review the legal aspects of customer information safeguards. Examination of industry verticals will expand the student's knowledge of particular federal and state regulatory and industry-based obligations. This course will also introduce the relevant laws and regulations with regard to law enforcement and civil investigation of digital crimes.

CBY635 Human Organizational Aspects of Cyber Security (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course investigates the relationships between human and organizational behavior and cybersecurity. Emphasis is on the human and OB elements of cyber-crimes. Topics will include ethics, psychology, sociology, hacker and organizational culture. Motivations for cybercrime and breaches of cybersecurity will be investigated. This course will consider social psychology and positive psychology and how behaviors influence the effectiveness of security practices. The courses will talk about best employment and risk management practices and policies to support information assurance and security including social network and email policies. The focus is on the ways that business objectives, user attitudes and user activities significantly influence both the development of an information assurance program and successful implementation of such programs.

CEI579 Orientation to Practice in Early Intervention (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course provides a detailed introduction to the Early Intervention Practicum experience. Students will engage with faculty and online course materials to learn about Department of Public Health requirements, Early Intervention agency sites, and the process for application for the practicum.

CIM634 Strategies for Fiscal Management (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course focuses on the communication and use of financial information for the purpose of making sound economic decisions. Students learn to read and analyze financial information as presented in a firms annual report and SEC 10K with a concentration on Financial Statements, Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flow. Financial analysis techniques are used to interpret this information and evaluate the performance and financial health of a business. Students will examine the financial decision-making processes to determine capital budget project selection and capital budget financing. This course emphasizes analysis, real-world application, and communication.

COM645 Social Media Campaigns (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

Marketing campaigns have generally focused on the problems, interests and needs of customers in a given target market. And the goal of MARCOM has always been to persuade customers to make an increasingly stronger commitment to a brand and its related offerings. Social Media is disrupting this paradigm; perhaps best exemplified by the strong likelihood today that many customers will check out what others are saying about a brand or its offerings before making further commitments/purchases. Campaigns must be designed to capitalize on this trend in order to be successful. This course provides case studies that demonstrate the successful incorporation of early adopters and thought leaders into campaign development strategies.

EDU506 Learning Theory and Designing Instruction for the Inclusive Classroom (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

The design of curriculum and instruction for diverse learners in inclusive classrooms is the focus of this course. Course participants investigate universally designed approaches that draw on learning theories, differentiated instruction, multiple intelligence approaches, and new technologies to respond to the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities and students who are culturally and/or linguistically diverse. Course participants will be introduced to Response to Intervention as well as to evidence‐based practices that provide access to the curriculum for all learners.

HCM500 Principles of Healthcare Service Excellence (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course discusses ways for healthcare management personnel to provide service in a competitive marketplace. Students will analyze theories, methods, and techniques with regard to strategy, staffing, and systems. Topics discussed will include areas such as building a customer service culture; training, motivating, and empowering staff; measuring service quality; managing service waits; and recovering from a service failure.

INF642 Project Management (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

Students focus on project management through critical examination of project planning, design, production, documentation, and presentation techniques. The course distinguishes among the three primary purposes of project management: (1) planning and scheduling project tasks, (2) critical diagnosis and prediction of success or failure in meeting schedules, and (3) estimation of requirements for the project. Topics include: problem identification and definition, project design and analysis, feasibility measures, project charting methods (PERT, GANTT, CPM), process documentation techniques, information modeling, project design specifications and error diagnosis, and task monitoring. Various software packages are used as tools to assist in all phases of project management, development, and presentation.

INF656 Cybersecurity (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course defines security and risk management principles using the context of a wireless network computer environment. Students will have the opportunity through case studies and guest speakers to investigate more fully issues such as how security threats are handled for computer operating systems and network environments by considering security regulations, cryptography, and business practices for electronic commerce.

MBA500 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovative Practices (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course focuses on introducing the concepts of entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and diversity in the entrepreneurial experience. Entrepreneurial diversity is addressed from two perspectives, the types of entrepreneurial ventures and the demographic distinctions of people engaged in this experience. Demographic characteristics of age, gender, ethnic background, and disability are considered in terms of the potential for entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to employment and creative ventures. Topics such as entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and incubation of entrepreneurial ventures will also be discussed. The course also serves as the foundation for the MBA program dealing with a variety of subjects including business and academic writing, effective team work, and exploration of personal entrepreneurial opportunities.

MBA630 Legal Issues in Business (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

Students develop a fundamental understanding of the interactive relationship between business and the law. Students learn how the legal system functions in order to help business professionals become effective and responsible business managers. Topics include the law of contracts, legal issues related to for profit and nonprofit organizations, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, intellectual property, agent-principal relationships, and bankruptcy law. Students learn how various methods of dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration impact business planning. Special attention is given to emerging issues in business law.

MHE500 Introduction to Higher Education Administration (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course focuses on introducing the concepts of entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and diversity in the entrepreneurial experience. Entrepreneurial diversity is addressed from two perspectives, the types of entrepreneurial ventures and the demographic distinctions of people engaged in this experience. Demographic characteristics of age, gender, ethnic background, and disability are considered in terms of the potential for entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to employment and creative ventures. Topics such as entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and incubation of entrepreneurial ventures will also be discussed. The course also serves as the foundation for the MBA program dealing with a variety of subjects including business and academic writing, effective team work, and exploration of personal entrepreneurial opportunities.

MHE628 Designing and Teaching Online Courses (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course provides students with an understanding of various instructional design approaches to online learning and their impact on students. Topics relating to backward design, developing assessments for the online classroom, constructivist teaching methods, and working with multiple intelligences and learning styles will also be examined. Students will apply their knowledge while developing engaging course content activities.

MHE630 Laws and Ethics in Higher Education (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course is designed to assist students in becoming knowledgeable about the fundamentals of American law that directly and indirectly impinge on the teaching, learning, and administrative environments of higher education institutions in the both the public as well as the private sectors. There are diverse sources of law that impact American higher education in numerous ways and this course is designed to enhance student understanding and appreciation for this complexity as well as for the ethical issues which surround the application of law in the university or University setting.

MHE635 Student Personnel Services in Higher Education (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course provides students with an introduction to student affairs practice in higher education. The course will examine the historical, philosophical, and theoretical roots of the profession as well as the nature of the work student affairs professionals perform, the skills and competencies underlying the work of student affairs and the professional standards of the profession. Specifically, students will be introduced to the student affairs profession, the roles and functions of professionals in the field, the populations served, the University and university settings where the profession is practiced, the skills and competencies necessary to be a professional in the field. They will also gain awareness of current issues regarding students and student affairs in higher education.

MHE656 Financial Assistance in Higher Education (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

In this course students will examine the evolution, current status, and emerging trends of student financial aid in the United States. They will explore characteristics of effectively administered financial assistance programs at colleges and universities. Topics include the history of financial aid, the relationship of college costs and pricing strategies, the role of financial aid in managing enrollments, compliance with regulations and laws, and ethical issues. Students will create a case study for a fictitious university and develop strategic financial aid recommendations for improved enrollment at this university.

MLN610 Advanced Leadership and Negotiation Concepts (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course builds on the basic classes by delving deeper into many of the complicating factors leaders and negotiators face as they do their work. Some of the issues that will be explored in detail are building an organization of leaders, working effectively in teams, empowering others to lead, handling power when you do and do not have it, and managing time pressure and deadlines. Students will have the opportunity to engage with these subjects through case studies and simulations.

MLN615 Leading and Negotiation in a Virtual & Multicultural World (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course concentrates on the challenges to leadership and negotiation while working virtually and in an increasingly interconnected multicultural world. Companies and organizations are faced with the reality of how to work in a virtual world most efficiently and effectively. Challenges such as team building, organizational development, cross-cultural negotiations, and negotiating with email and other social media will be explored.

MLN640 Lab 3: Challenging Situation Skills (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course is designed to confront some challenging situations found during the process of leadership and negotiation. The first challenge is dealing with the concept of Power. Power is perhaps the most challenging dynamic to manage as a leader and negotiator. When one possesses power they tend to think that they control the situation completely. The second challenge has to do with finding value in negotiation. Most negotiators are prone to compromise, particularly when a situation becomes difficult. However, contrary to popular belief, compromise is a poor strategy in negotiation. Instead, the art of finding value is what is needed in most negotiations. The final challenge is dealing with difficult people. Students will learn the different types of difficult people, the tactics they employ, and how to manage them effectively.

MLN645 Lab 4: Intangible Skills 3

This course is designed to investigate the intangible skills that leaders and negotiators frequently encounter. As the world becomes a smaller place with the advent of technology, leaders and negotiators will increasingly come into contact with people from a multitude of cultures. The emotional component of leadership and negotiation, which varies considerably from culture to culture, will be the next skill to be analyzed. Students will learn the role of emotions in leadership and negotiation and how to have their emotions without becoming them. Finally, students will concentrate on trust, trust building, and trust repair. In most instances, leaders and negotiators must work to manage the present with long-term relationships in mind. Given that reality, the ability to develop trust, cultivate that trust over time, and repair trust when it has been broken are vital to success in these realms.

NMP635 Board Governance & Volunteer Management (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course examines the elements, processes and dynamics of board governance and volunteer management of nonprofit organizations. The course includes analysis of the respective roles of the board, executive director, staff and volunteers to maximize organizational effectiveness. Students will learn how to assess and improve the effectiveness of a board, the senior leadership, volunteers and the overall governance of the nonprofit organization.

NMP655 Leadership & Personal Effectiveness (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

The focus of this course is learning the components & styles of dynamic leadership and how they can be adapted in your personal effectiveness as a nonprofit leader. Students will examine several leadership models through assigned texts, contemporary case models, reading and internet research. In addition to readings and associated papers, students will be required to interview a non-profit leader in the local environment and prepare an oral presentation of their interview findings and associated research.

PSY501 Human Growth & Development (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

Examine the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental stages of life. Understand the major theories of physical, cognitive, affective, and social development and their application to Mental Health Counseling practice with attention to the impact of cultural and environmental factors.

PSY530 Adult Development & Aging (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course provides students with an understanding of quantitative and qualitative changes that occur as a result of the aging process. Normative and non-normative factors will be explored in light of how these situations affect successful aging. Biology, ethnicity, cognition, cultural, and societal norms and mores will be addressed along with their implications for the counseling relationship as well as issues for good geriatric mental health.

PSY535 Ethics & Professional Conduct in Counseling (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course is designed to provide students with a practical awareness of ethical standards and codes of conduct in the field of psychology. Students will review and critically analyze case studies which incorporate such topics as ethical decision making, informed consent, confidentiality, boundary and relationship issues, professional competence, supervision, and multicultural and diversity issues. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the standards set by the code of ethics of the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and of licensure and regulatory practices.

PSY550 Family Systems (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course will focus on family dynamics and family systems. Various family systems theorists such as Minuchin, Satir, and Haley will be reviewed and discussed. Specific attention will be given to issues of substance use within the family, including both working with someone with primary substance use and the effects of substance use on family structure. Students will be given the opportunity to practice various systemic interventions that promote healthy psychological development within the family system. The impact of culture, gender, and sexual identity will be examined.

PSY625 Applied Research Methods in Counseling (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course addresses research design and methodology as used by developmental psychologists. Emphasis is on the use of experimental and quasi-experimental designs, confounding factors that may bias results, assessment strategies, and data evaluation methods. By the completion of this course, the student will have formulated a research proposal, and will have completed a Community-Based Research Project.

PSY657 Counseling & Co-Occurring Disorders (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

This course will enable the student to learn those counseling techniques and skills that are essential for working with clients who suffer from co-occurring disorders such as addiction and mental health problems. Students will develop an understanding of how clients can self-medicate underlying mental health and emotional problems by means of illicit drug use and abuse. With this understanding, the student will learn how to develop effective treatment plans for clients with co-occurring disorders.

PSY658 Psychological Assessment in Counseling (Runs: 6/29-8/22) 3

Students will learn to administer and interpret standardized assessments and screening tools used for the evaluation of infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the aging. Students will learn specific screening tools for substance use disorders as well as in-depth standardized assessments for alcohol and drug use. The course will focus on cognitive, projective and personality instruments as well as assessment of substance use disorders and attitude surveys. The importance of accurate report writing, as well as observational and interview skills will be emphasized.

RDG532 Informational and Narrative Text for Children and Adolescence (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course introduces the reading comprehension strand of the Project Read Program combined with exposure to the Madeline Hunter lesson plan guide and instruction techniques. Participants will become familiar with the Project Read Comprehension curriculums in order to successfully teach the concepts and skills required for student to become successful readers and become fluent in planning lessons using Hunter’s elements of effective instruction that elicit active participation, time on task, and learning and retention.

SPE510 Managing Challenging Behaviors (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

Students will apply a process of case study analysis to situations involving students with behavioral challenges in PreK through 12 settings, with a focus preparing teachers to work effectively in inclusionary education and understanding both the federal and state laws in special education. Basic principles and approaches for the effective management of behavior, as well as addressing the social and emotional needs for learners with special needs in multicultural settings will be discussed. Topics include: educational terminology; preventive discipline in classroom environments; preparing, implementing, and evaluating IEPs; design or modification of curriculum and materials; ways to prepare and maintain students in general education; social emotional learning and support; and knowledge of services provided by outside agencies.

SPE520 Learners with Special Needs (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course provides an overview of types of disabilities in learners’ preschool through secondary according to federal and state laws in special education. Emphasis is on identification of disabling conditions and techniques used to promote successful inclusion of learners with and without special needs in educational settings. Topics covered include the teaching of Math; the teaching of English language arts; preparing, implementing, and evaluating IEP’s; equipment adaptions, theories of language development; design or modification of curriculum intervention and instructional strategies for diverse learners using the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks; theories of child development, social and emotional development, instruction on the appropriate use of augmentative and alternative communication and other assistive technologies; ways to prepare and maintain students in general education; educational terminology utilized with students with special needs; source and operation of orthotic devices, medical technologies and prosthetic devices; understanding collaborative partnerships with families; and working with community and outside agency resources. At least 10 hours of instruction covering the teaching of mathematics and at least 10 hours of instruction covering the teaching of English Language Arts are delivered in this course.

SPE525 Multisensory Language and Literacy Strategies (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

Students explore content and teaching strategies used to develop competent readers and writers, based upon guidelines in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and techniques for developing skills to facilitate placement in the least restrictive environment. Topics include the teaching of reading; expanding literacy across the content areas, language arts instruction, diagnosis and assessment of reading skills using a variety of assessment techniques, educational terminology; theories of language development; design and modification of curriculum and intervention programs for success in reading for all levels, and concepts of digital literacy are introduced. Focus on identifying and developing appropriate multisensory structured language strategies including knowledge of theories, programs and practices, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary development, use of formal and informal assessments; and ways to prepare and maintain students in general education. At least 10 hours of instruction covering the teaching of reading are delivered in this course.

SPE542 Educational Technologies (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course provides an overview of the various technologies used in today’s classrooms. This course educates students on the effective and appropriate use of technology to support teaching and learning through the principles of Universal Design for Learning, the spectrum of assistive technologies, and other current options including accessibility tools, Google Classroom, using mobile devises, flipped learning strategies, appropriate use of social media, and various other learning tools.

SPE543 Teaching of Writing (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

Designed to provide educators with the information necessary to teach all students, this course focuses on the current research on evidence-based writing strategies and programs. Participants will identify and engage in instructional methods for supporting struggling writers. Exposure to assistive technology, assessment, and the arts will be explored as ways to increase and support writing outcomes for all students.

SPE546 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course focuses on students with autism and examines the variety of exceptionalities and special needs of these children. Each criteria listed in the DSM-V will be examined in addition to neurobiological, psychological, educational, social, and emotional factors. Students will be exposed to a range of specialized and individualized instructional strategies and supports for students with Autism, including development of social and emotional skills and strategies for successful inclusion.

SPE547 Structure of Language Part I: Phonology, Orthography, Morphology (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course is designed to give participants a working knowledge of phonetics, phonology, orthography, and morphology - the building blocks for effective teaching of word recognition, vocabulary, and spelling - and insight into the difficulties of children with decoding and encoding problems.

SPE552 Collaboration and Problem Solving for Students with Autism (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course will explore the importance of communication and collaborative practices between all members of the education team as a means of problem-solving and advocating for students with Autism. Students will be exposed to research-based teaching practices, programming, social emotional development and supports, and cooperative practices in order to promote success for the student with Autism. Students will acquire tools to participate effectively in cross-disciplinary teams and to collaborate with families of students with autism and have the opportunity to reflect about collaborating with families when developing and implementing educational programs.

SPE556 Supporting Communication and Social Development for Students with Autism (Runs 7/6 - 10/4) 3

This course will explore various research-based strategies for developing and increasing communicative outputs and socialization for students with Autism. Students will become familiar with the theoretical foundations of socialization and communication. Students will engage in techniques for developing social communication for students with Autism, including the use of augmentative communication, as well as assistive technology options, and social skills curriculums.