General Administration Concentration Areas (12-18 hours) Guide to Choosing Courses
Students are encouraged to complete courses listed within a broad range of categories. If not taken as part of the core cur- riculum, any one (1) MSA designator course may be completed to partially fulfill the requirements of the General Administration concentration.
Students may substitute up to six (6) credits of courses on this concentration providing the courses are consistent with one or more of the categories listed below. The use of the substitutes must be recommended by the advisor and approved by the MSA Director.
Concentration Courses I Information Systems and Analysis
The integration of computer and production systems into admin- istrative decision making. BIS 601 - Management Information Systems 3(3-0) CPS 603 - Computer Information Systems 3(3-0) ECO 532 - Economic Forecasting 3(3-0) IET 500 - Production Concepts 3(3-0) MKT 555 - Market and Sales Forecasting 3(3-0)
Concentration Courses II International Systems, Issues, and Problems
The study of systems, issues, and problems that impact upon dynamic organizations operating within a global environment.
COM 667 - Seminar in Intercultural Communication 3(3-0) FIN 573 - International Finance 3(3-0) MGT 667 - International Business 3(3-0) MKT 560 - International Marketing 3(3-0) PSC 555 - International Law I 3(3-0)
Concentration Courses III Legal and Political Systems
The nature of legal and political systems and how they impact the operation of organizations and individual decision making.
ECO 515 - Collective Bargaining and Labor Law 3(3-0) PSC 514 - American Public Policy Making 3(3-0) PSC 522 - Regulatory Processes and Administrative Law 3(3-0)
Concentration Courses IV Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Administration
The study of individuals within the work organization and the systems and processes that affect their behavior.
CED 655 - Human Relations Skills 3(3-1) COM 665 - Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in
Employee Relations 3(3-0) MGT 643 - Personnel Management 3(3-0) MGT 646 - Labor Relations Issues 3(3-0) PSC 711 - Public Personnel Administration Practice 3(3-0) PSC 785 - Strategic Leadership 3(3-0) PSY 535 - Organizational Psychology 3(3-0)
Concentration Courses V Organizational Communications
Improving communication of individuals and groups within and between organizations.
COM 560 - Communication and Social/Organizational Change
3(3-0) COM 561 - Communication in Conflict Management 3(3-0) COM 667 - Seminar in Intercultural Communication 3(3-0) EDL 610 - Grants and Fund Procurement 3(3-0) JRN 670 - Public Relations Management 3(3-0) MKT 555 - Market and Sales Forecasting 3(3-0)
Concentration Courses VI Social and Economic Systems
The nature of social and economic systems and how they constrain, control, and impact the operational effectiveness of operations.
ECO 603 - Economic Effects of Urbanization and Technology
3(3-0) ECO 625 - Firm Behavior and Game Theory 3(3-0) ECO 660 - Public Finance and Fiscal Policy 3(3-0) IET 524 - Technology and Environment 3(3-0) PHL 518 - Professional Ethics 3(3-0) PSC 774 - Strategic Planning for Public/Non-Profit Organizations
3(3-0) SOC 512 - Industrial Sociology 3(3-0)
Note: Students may not count both MSA 620 and PSY 535 on a certificate or degree program. Students may not count both ECO 515 and MGT 646 on a certificate or degree program.
Health Services Administration
The Health Services Administration concentration is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for directors, administra- tors and supervisors in health services. Students will select 15-18 credits in consultation with their advisor.
Required Courses (12 hours) HSC 507 - Introduction to Health Service Organizations and
Systems 3(3-0) HSC 520 - Health Services Administration 3(3-0) HSC 570 - Financial Aspects of Health Services Organizations
3(3-0) HSC 571 - Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations 3(3-0)
Note: Advisors may recommend to the MSA Director the substitu- tion of another course for HSC 520, if the student has appropriate management experience.
Electives (3-6 hours)
Select from the following: HSC 538 - Development of Proposals and Reports in Health
Administration 3(3-0) HSC 544 - Biostatistics 3(2-1) HSC 545 - Health Planning 3(3-0) HSC 572 - Quality Improvement in Health Services 3(3-0) HSC 581 - Managed Care: Origins, Organizations, and Operations
3(3-0) HSC 617 - Community and Public Health 3(3-0) HSC 700 - Program Evaluation in the Health Fields 3(3-0)
Hospitality & Tourism Administration
Note: CMU is not currently accepting students into this pro- gram.
The Hospitality and Tourism Administration Concentration is designed to enable students to examine suppliers of hospitality service including: hotel/resort facilities, passenger transportation carriers, food/beverage providers, and conference and event pro- viders. Students are provided with background and competency in the following areas: hospitality service provider processes and organization, governmental regulation of the industry and inter- national tourism controls, managerial tools and techniques, and pricing considerations.
Required Courses (12 hours) HSA 542 - International Tourism 3(3-0) HSA 543 - Hospitality Industry Organizations and Operations
3(3-0) HSA 544 - Current Research Issues in Hospitality and Tourism
3(3-0) HSA 546 - Management in the Hospitality Service Sector 3(3-0)
Electives (0-3 hours) One specialized course determined by the MSA Director.