The Management Core
Students must satisfy a minimum of 9 credits of Management Courses
PMGT 601: Leadership and Self Development. This course helps students define leadership styles and set personal goals. Students integrate conceptual knowledge and self awareness within the context of ethical practice, social responsibility, and innovative practice.
PMGT 605 Digital Ethics and Intellectual Property. Examination of ethical issues as applied to digital and traditional sound and imagery in film, video, and photography. Students will examine current and historical events where the manipulation of imagery and sound, context, and point of view attempt to produce propaganda and other manipulated viewpoints. Includes a review of practices related to copyrighting work and control of intellectual property.
PMGT 606: Managing an Organization. This course explores the fundamentals of managing a small or medium size organization. Ethics and social responsibility, legal principles, building and leading a team, business/organizational planning and development, human resource and diversity issues, international market implications will be covered.
PMGT 611: Communications. The fundamentals of effective marketing, public relations, negotiation, contracts and grant writing essentials, presentation skills, and crisis communications.
PMGT 616: Financial Skills. The fundamentals of accounting, financial planning, budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, and cash flow management.
PMGT 620 The Effective Digital Artist. This course focuses on the real-world applications of planning, teamwork, marketing, and networking that help independent artists and commercial artists thrive and build long-term careers. Students will develop an understanding of the workflow for creating elaborate multimedia works and learn individual business practices and teamwork skills necessary to achieve success in today's multimedia professions. Practical issues such as the role of unions, agents, and personal managers, as well as the practice and development of professional networking strategies, value of artistic content or services, and related topics will be discussed.
PMGT 626: Nonprofit Leadership and Management. This course provides the broad knowledge necessary to successfully understand and contribute to the nonprofit organization. Topics covered include: understanding the place of nonprofits in society; developing, guiding and managing a board; program development and evaluation; volunteer development and management; fundraising and development; ePhilanthropy and other selected topics.
PMGT 630: Designing and Delivering a Learning Experience. This course will engage students in preparing for, planning, and delivering a learning experience. Course topic will include analyzing and targeting a specific audience; choosing appropriate teaching methods for a given audience; developing and producing content; facilitating discussions; and using an array of top technology tools. Participants will be introduced to prominent threories of teaching and learning, and will be challenged, throughout the course, to integrate the theories in practical applications. Emphasis is on relevancy to a participant's field of study. The course will culminate in participants delivering an impactful learning experience in a face-to-face or online environment, or other medium of their choice.
PMGT 631: Public Administration. This course prepares students for working in and understanding the management and authorization processes of public administrative settings.
PMGT 636: Social Entrepreneurship for Advocates and Change Makers. Exploration of innovative responses to social needs, the role of private initiatives, for-profits and not-for-profits, and the challenges associated with these initiatives in the U.S. and internationally. Theoretical issues: defining the social good and assessing the role of market forces, philanthropy, and government are reviewed. Practical issues: developing an organizational mission, recognizing specific opportunities for social improvement, forming an enterprise or working in an organization that responds to those opportunities, developing organizational and funding strategies.
PMGT 638: Innovation in the Social Sector: Developing Sustainable Worldchanging Ideas
PMGT 641: Social Networks and New Media. Introduction to using social networks, open source technology and emerging new media to engage in "community building." This course introduces students to concepts related to virtual communities and skills in teamwork, consensus building, and empowerment. It also discusses the ethical, legal and provenance issues that arise.
PMGT 643 Professional Communications I: Writing for Different Audiences and Outlets. This course gives an overview of the elements of effective professional communications, including writing clear, concise copy; communicating ideas across a platform of mediums; and identifying and writing to specific audiences. This course will explore these communications elements as they apply to nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations, arts organizations, and self-promotion.
PMGT 644 Professional Communications II: Strategies for Reaching the Media and Other Key Constituencies. This course gives an overview of the elements of effective professional communications, including writing clear, concise copy; successful public relations strategies; traditional and current marketing principles; crisis management; and using emerging technologies, such as social media. This course will explore these communications elements as they apply to nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations, arts organizations, and self-promotion.
PMGT 646: Grant Writing and Fundraising. This course provides guidance and resources in the craft of grant writing and other elements of fundraising for programs and organizations. Topics include private and public funders, grantsmanship, grant management, innovations in fundraising and broader issues surrounding philanthropy, community, and service.
PMGT 650: Models of Social Entrepreneurship. This course explores different models of how people are working to change the world in positive ways. Looking beyond the traditional categories of non-profit, for-profit, government and education, innovative models that are being developed to address the pressing social and environmental issues faced by communities are identified and analyzed. The topics include: grounding & tools for analysis; community capital; partnerships, networks and coalition building; hybrid organizations: re-envisioning value & organizational goals; sharpening skills: developing your own models.