MBA alumni eligible courses—Fall 2016/Spring 2017

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Cedar Rapids

 

Fall intersession

Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (ENTR:9450:0EXC)
Instructor: Lynn Allendorf
Dates: November 17, 19, 28, December 1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15
Time: Mondays & Thursdays 6:00–9:00 p.m. & Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., room 301
Role of technology in creation, growth, and survival of industries; processes, risks, and rewards of technological innovation and commercialization; successful approaches to developing technological strategy and products.

Winter session

Influence and Constructive Persuasion (MGMT:9090:0EXC)
Instructor: Patrick Highland
Dates: December 28–January 14
In-person class dates: January 3, 4, 12, 13, 14
Time: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., room 303
Exploration of methods of persuasion and the science behind why and how influence works in a contemporary business setting; leadership as a function of consensus building, convincing, and motivating in today's team-based, knowledge-centric enterprises; how leaders select from a variety of influence techniques to get others' commitment to a course of action rather than commanding others; persuasion—using solid evidence coupled with emotional appeal—as capacity to present a message in a way that leads others to support it; how persuasion, when used effectively, creates a sense of freedom—others freely choose your perspective and support it.

Strategic Management of Change (MGMT:9130:0EXC)
Instructor: Ken Brown
Dates: December 28–January 13
In-person class dates: January 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
Time: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., room 301
Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions.
How congruence in organizational strategy, structure and culture, job design, and employee characteristics produces effective organizations; emphasis on managing organizational change, implementing and working in teams, project management.

Spring 2017

Corporate Financial Strategy (FIN:9310:0EXC)
Instructor: Yiming Qian
Dates: Wednesdays, January 18–April 12
Time: 6:00–9:20 p.m., room 302

Dynamics of Negotiations (MGMT:9110:0EXC)
Instructor: Brady Firth
Dates: Thursdays, January 19–April 13
Time: 6:00–9:20 p.m., room 304

Managing Employee Performance (MGMT:9250:0EXC)
Instructor: Andrew Hosmanek
Dates: Tuesdays, January 17–April 11
Time: 6:00–9:20 p.m., room 301

Spring intersession

Leadership & Personal Development (MGMT:9120:0EXC)
Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Dates: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, April 19, 20, 26, 27, 29; May 3, 4, 6, 10, 11
Time: Wed/Thu 6:00–9:30 p.m. & Sat 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., room 303

Marketing Communication and Promotions (MKTG:9350:0EXC)
Instructor: Nancy Abram
Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, April 14–May 6
Time: Fridays 6:00–9:00 p.m. & Sat 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., room 302

Des Moines

Fall 2016 intersession

Corporate Investment & Finance Decisions (FIN:9300:0EXD)
Instructor: Yiming Qian
Dates: November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Time: Fridays 6:00–9:00 p.m. & Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., room 308
Underpinnings and optimization of corporations' investment and financing decisions; firmwide and project-specific cost of capital, optimal capital structure decisions; in-depth capital budgeting methods, including real options techniques; corporate investment module of the class includes simulation analysis using Crystal Ball; cost of capital, valuation techniques, advanced capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy, option pricing models applied to corporate finance.

Winter session

Lean Process Improvement (MSCI:9130:0EXD)
Instructors: Phil Jones and Kimberly Wayne
Dates: December 28–January 14
In-person class dates: January 3–7
Time: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., room 308
Lean principles across the enterprise; real-world applications in manufacturing and service sectors.

Managing and Preventing Conflict  (MGMT:9230:0EXD)
Instructors: Lon Moeller and Jay Christensen-Szalanski
Dates: December 28–January 13
In-person class sessions: January 6, 7
Time: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., room 328
This course will be delivered using a combination of in-person class sessions, recorded lectures, and discussion boards. Recorded lecture can be accessed beginning December 19 and can be viewed at the student's choice of time. The course will NOT have required synchronous weekly class sessions with the exception of the in-person weekend classes on January 6 and 7. Please note the in-person class is not a live web session.
Skills for management of high-conflict situations in the workplace and for long-term business success and job satisfaction; experience developing mediation-based skills and communication techniques to prevent and resolve workplace conflicts.

Spring 2017

Developing Professional Service Business (ENTR:9000:0EXD)
Instructor: David Hensley
Dates: Thursdays, January 19–April 13
Time: 6:00–9:20 p.m., Room 308

Product & Pricing Management (MKTG:9330:0EXD)
Instructor: John Murry
Dates: Wednesdays, January 18–April 12
Time: 6:00–9:20 p.m., Room 308
This course will be delivered utilizing videoconference technologies.  The instructor will originate from both Des Moines and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.

Contemporary Topics in Finance: Corporate & Financial Risk Management (FIN:9010:0EXD)
Instructor: Richard Peter
Dates: Tuesdays, January 17–April 11
Times: 6:00–9:20 p.m., Room 308

Spring intersession

Strategic Management of Change (MGMT:9130:0EXD)
Instructor: Sara Rynes
Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, April 14 – May 6
Time: Fridays 6:00–9:00 p.m. & Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 pm, Room 308

Advanced Project Management (MSCI:9190:0EXD)
Dates: Fridays & Saturdays,  March 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 and April 1
Time: Fridays 6:00–9:00 p.m. & Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Room 301

Quad Cities

Fall intersession

Leadership and Personal Development (MGMT:9120:0EXQ)
Instructor: Virginia Wilson-Peters
Dates: November 18, 19, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Time: Fridays 6:00–9:00 p.m. & Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., room 120
Major theories; determinants of leader effectiveness, personal and career success; practical development of leadership, managerial skills to enhance individual, organizational effectiveness.

Winter session

Project Management (MSCI:9185 0EXQ)
Dates: December 28–January 14
In-person class dates: January 4, 5, 6, 10, 11
Time: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., room 120
Students will complete coursework outside of in-person class sessions. Preparation for managing projects and project portfolios; project selection, project planning and budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, project control; integration of project planning tools, including project management software.

Spring 2017

Product & Pricing Management  (MKTG:9330:0EXQ)
Instructor: John Murry
Dates: Wednesdays, January 18 – April 12
Time: 6:00 – 9:40 pm, Room 112
This course will be delivered utilizing videoconference technologies. The instructor will originate from both Des Moines and Quad Cities on an alternating basis.

Corporate Financial Strategy  (FIN:9310:0EXQ)
Instructor: Yiming Qian
Dates: Tuesdays, January 17 – April 11
Times: 6:00 – 9:20 pm, Room 111

Managing Employee Performance (MGMT:9250:0EXQ)
Instructor: Maria Kraimer
Dates: Tuesdays, January 17–April 11
Time: 6:00–9:20 p.m., Room 112

Spring intersession

Advanced Project Management (MSCI:9190:0EXQ)
Prerequisites: MSCI:9185 Project Management or significant experience in project management
Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, April 14–May 6
Time: Fridays 6:00–9:00 p.m. & Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Room 111

Online

Winter session

Managing and Preventing Conflict (MGMT:9230:0EXW)
Instructors: Lon Moeller and Jay Christensen-Szalanski
Dates: December 28–January 13
In-person class sessions: January 6 & 7, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
This course will be delivered using a combination of in-person class sessions, recorded lectures, and discussion boards. Recorded lecture can be accessed beginning December 19 and can be viewed at the student's choice of time. The course will NOT have required synchronous weekly class sessions with the exception of the in-person weekend classes on January 6 and 7. Please note the in-person class is not a live web session. Professors Moeller and Christensen- Szalanski will be instructing the session at the Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines.
Skills for management of high-conflict situations in the workplace and for long-term business success and job satisfaction; experience developing mediation-based skills and communication techniques to prevent and resolve workplace conflicts.

Spring 2017

Digital Marketing Analytics (MKTG:9165:0EXW)
Instructors: Gary Gaeth and Goutam Chakraborty
Dates: January 19 – April 16
This course is delivered via the web. This online course will NOT have required synchronous weekly class sessions, but will follow a weekly lecture and assignment schedule. The course will be delivered using recorded lectures, cases, applied projects, and discussion boards. Course material can be accessed throughout each week at the student’s choice of time; however, assignments will be due throughout the semester on a weekly basis.

AS SPACE ALLOWS: Contemporary Topics in Marketing: Google AdWords & Analytics: Promote & Measure Website Traffic (MKTG:9010:0EXW)
Instructor: Matt Cardoni
Dates: Wednesdays, March 22 – May 10
Time: 5:30 – 9:05 pm
This course is delivered via the web through live weekly class sessions.  Participation in live online class sessions is required.  Students will complete coursework outside of class.
Introduces students to AdWords, Google's Paid Search platform to manage ads in the digital marketing space. AdWords is an industry standard marketing tool for businesses of all sizes.  Students will take two Google exams with the goal of earning a Google Certification through the course and learn how to create, optimize, measure and report on pay-per-click campaigns.