Topics: Understanding Financial Statements and Budgeting
Prerequisite: None. This course does not substitute for ACCT 225 for those students seeking to continue into ACCT 226, nor can it be taken for credit by students with credit for ACCT 225.
An introduction to the primary information needed for understanding the business environment and the important role of financial statements and budgeting in that environment. The course will focus on what decision makers want to know about accounting information, rather than how the information is prepared. The emphasis will be on how to read and analyze financial information and make decisions based on that information in order to provide effective leadership for the organization. To gain a better understanding of how different companies, sometimes in the same industry, communicate their financial information in different ways and how analysis can assist in decision making, we will study the reports of selected companies. In addition, the budgeting process will focus on planning, control, and forecasting, using cost accounting elements. The course uses the @witt@home format, combining limited classroom meetings and interactive web-supported instruction.
Human Resource Management
Prerequisite: One S-course. This course is cross-listed with BUSN 465S.
Introduction to the fundamentals of the field, including HR philosophies and assumptions; legal concerns (EEO, OSHA, ADA, etc.); job analysis; personnel planning and recruitment; employee selection, testing, training and development; and compensation systems. â€œPersonnel workâ€ has evolved from primarily administrative functions such as hiring and payroll to a view of â€œhuman resourcesâ€ as a critical partner in business strategy. We will explore this evolution and address issues that face businesses, HR professionals and other managers, and employees. HR issues are current events, so that this will be a dynamic course, using case studies, Web sites, on-line work, newspapers, and magazine articles to supplement the text. @witt@home format.
Senior Leadership Seminar
Adult students synthesize their learning from previous study and experience and develop it into a major report. In this report, students typically identify a problem or process in an organizational setting, provide analysis, present options, and propose appropriate action. The inquiry process, developed in conjunction with the instructor and through activities with the group, addresses the dimensions of both management and leadership. Students present their report in writing to the instructor and orally to the seminar group. The report also serves as the basis for the oral senior assessment presentation for the Liberal Studies majorâ€”taking the form of an executive briefing before an invited audience. @witt@home format.
Spanish for Professionals I
First course of a two-course sequence (with SPAN 106F) that follows a modified individualized instruction format, with students meeting to review grammar, to discuss, and to present assignments and projects. Assignments are keyed to studentsâ€™ professional and/or personal interests, including such areas as business, health care, and law enforcement. Limited to adult/nontraditional students.
Practicum in Nursing Leadership and Management
2 credit hours
Prerequisites: Admission to RN-BSN program. Completion of all other RN-BSN major courses.
Examines managerial and leadership concepts, issues, and roles as applied to the role of the professional nurse in various healthcare settings. Facilitates students in the transition from student role to professional nurse role through concentrated clinical experience in selected clinical areas. @witt@home format.
Concepts in Community Health Nursing
Prerequisites: Admission to RN-BSN program.
Study of community health nursing theories and principles applied to the nursing care of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. @witt@home format.