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3 credits
This course provides an introduction to
innovation.  Focus is on creating
organizational processes to foster creativity
and innovation.  Topics include idea
generation, risk management associated
with evaluating and implementing new
ideas, and identifying and working through
barriers to innovation.  Students will study
the role of creativity and innovation as
organizational strategic core competencies. 
(Prerequisite: GRST 510 & 511. Concurrent
with GRST  520.)
GRST 535
Leading for Change II: Reflection and
1 credit
This seminar affords students the
opportunity to develop a conceptual
framework that will integrate topics that
have been explored in the core classes. 
Students will continue the process of
articulating insights that have emerged
from the core courses regarding
professional issues.  The focus of the
professional track courses of the second
year of study will build upon the core
foundation. (Prerequisite:  Completion of
all courses in the common core.)
Business Track
BSGR 540 
Leadership: Applied Systems Thinking
3 credits
This course is designed to study the various
interrelated systems and functions within 
the organization and to gain an
understanding of the impact decisions in
one system have on other systems within
the organization, as well as the impact on
overall organizational effectiveness. The
course will use case analysis and best
practices to look at various departments
and functional areas of the organization
and use evidence-based practice to identify
innovations within these areas, such as
balanced scoreboard, concurrent
engineering, among others to improve
efficiencies an achieve organizational
success. (Prerequisite: All GRST common
core courses.)
BSGR 545
Change:  Failures and Successes
3 credits
This course focuses on leadership success
and failures through the study of the
mechanisms and processes that shape and
direct organizational change.  A
combination of case studies, theoretical
perspectives, as well as studies of historical
leadership failures and successes will equip
the student with knowledge and insights
useful for leveraging organizational
change. (Prerequisite: All GRST common
core courses.)
BSGR 550 
3 credits
This course examines contemporary
approaches to motivation and employee
satisfaction.  There is a strong emphasis in
the course on the student developing the
skill set necessary to move from theoretical
knowledge to implementation of
motivation practices and programs in the
actual work setting.  The course will also
focus on the need to develop cultural
awareness when developing motivation
programs and the emerging issue of job
burnout will be examined. (Prerequisite: All
GRST common core courses.)
BSGR  555 
Resource Management
3 credits
This course examines the role of financial
resource management as a tool to
organizational success.  Focus will be on
budgeting, short-term and long-term
planning, financial resources, allocation of
resources, as well as general understanding
of the role of financial statements in
decision making.  Students will use
financial tools to plan and evaluate
decisions through case analyses as well as
hands-on projects. (Prerequisite: All GRST
common core courses.)
BSGR 560 
Team Building and Conflict Management
3 credits
This course will focus on developing the
conceptual base and skill set that are used
in building effective work teams.  There
will be particular focus on developing an
understanding of the challenges and
opportunities encountered in building
effective culturally diverse teams.  The
course will explore the conceptual tools that
team leaders find useful in managing work
place conflict and ways to direct conflict to
creative, constructive outcomes.
(Prerequisite: All GRST common core
BSGR 570 
Leadership: Accountability and Social
3 credits
This course focuses on the role of
organizational leadership in developing an
ethical organizational culture and climate
for accountability and social responsibility.
The focus will be on classical ethical
theories and their relevance to diverse
contemporary organizational issues, both
within and outside the organization. Topics
will include value focused enterprise risk
management, codes of conduct, the
responsibilities of the organization to the
numerous and diverse stakeholders, both
internal and external as well as other issues
of social responsibility. (Prerequisite: All
GRST common core courses.)
BSGR 575
Project Readings
2 credits
Students will complete a supervised,
extensive literature review related to their
topic for the Capstone Project. (Prerequisite:
All GRST common core courses.)
BSGR 590
Leading for Change III: Innovative
Leadership Capstone
3 credits
Students will complete an in-depth
research project or application project. 
Project should center upon a research
project or development of a case study
integrating work applications, core
coursework, as well as literature reviews
completed in Project Readings.
(Prerequisite: All GRST common core
courses and all other BSGR courses.)
Education Track
EDGR 540 
Innovation and New Leadership Roles for
3 credits
This course will assist students in the
critique of their assumptions, and those of
other stakeholders, about the need for
change and reform in education. Students
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