EDU544: Business Management for Learning Organizations

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Course Overview

This course establishes a working knowledge of business planning to achieve organizational objectives by introducing considerations related to:

  • Finance
  • Principles of management
  • Applications of information technology and systems
  • Human resource management
  • Operational management

In the course project, Business Proposal: Integrating Business Decision Making into Educational Organizations, students develop either a business case or a grant proposal for a real-world organization of their choosing. The purpose of the proposal is to convince a person (or persons) in authority to commit money, people, and/or resources (existing assets) to the proposal.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Describe the organization or educational institution in terms of its mission, vision, goals, culture, constituents/stakeholders/customers, and decision-making structures.
  • Analyze the organization or educational institution to determine an unmet need (that can be met through an education/training-related innovation).
  • Propose an innovation/program/project that will enable the organization to fulfill the unmet need.
  • Assess the setup and operational costs of the proposed innovation, and potential sources for the revenue needed.
  • Assess the human resource requirements for the proposed innovation.
  • Develop an implementation and operational plan for the proposed innovation.
  • Determine how success of the innovation will be measured.
  • Demonstrate how the proposed innovation benefits the organization or educational institution and aligns with its strategic goals.

Special Requirements

Microsoft Excel