Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5301. Managing People: Communication Skills in Supervision, Personnel Management and Leadership

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to MSW students in the Administration concentration. Prerequisites: BASC 5390, BASC 5391, FED 5351and FED 5301. Corequisites: FED 5352 and FED 5302 (RG3228).

Grading Basis: Graded

Leadership theory and analysis, supervision, personnel/human resource management, with emphasis on interactional skills. Prepares students to function effectively in supervisory and administrative roles and to use themselves in creative professional ways in exercising leadership in human service settings. Required for students in the Administration concentration.

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5302. Managing Money: Financial Management Strategies & Fiscal Responsibilities for Social Administrators

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to MSW students in the Administration concentration. Prerequisites: ADMN 5301, FED 5352 and FED 5302. Corequisites: ADMN 5353 and FED 5310 (RG3425).

Grading Basis: Graded

The fundamental principles and processes in financial management processes, budgeting systems, preparation and execution of budgets, basics of accounting, use of computer spread sheets, managerial accounting, financial statements, cost analysis, inventory and fixed asset accounting, funding sources, financial performance measures, internal control and external audits, fiduciary relationships and responsibilities, liabilities in 501(c)3, ethics in finance, collaborating and leveraging of resources. Required for students in the Administration concentration.

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5303. Creating and Managing Opportunities in the Organization's Internal and External Environment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to MSW students in the Administration concentration. Corequisite: ADMN 5354 and FED 5311. (RG3433)

Grading Basis: Graded

Selected internal and external challenges and opportunities for the social work administrator. These include staff relations and organizational climate, the use and organization of the organization?s physical environment, the voluntary board, public relations, and strategic alliances. The course gives students opportunities to develop a range of knowledge and skills in work with staff, volunteers, the media, and partners in the community to maximize opportunities to enhance the organization and its services to clients and the community. Required for students in the Administration concentration.

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5353. Field Education in Administration III.

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: FED 5302 and 5352; open only to MSW students in the Administration concentration. Corequisite: ADMN 5302 or POPR 5310, and FED 5310. (RG568)

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Focuses primarily on the student's major method, emphasizing preparation for competent, advanced specialized practice. Required course for students in the Administration concentration.

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5354. Field Education in Administration IV

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to MSW students in the Administration concentration. Corequisite: FED 5311

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Focuses primarily on the student's major method, emphasizing preparation for competent, advanced specialized practice. Required course for students in the Administration concentration.

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5355. Block Placement in Administration.

8.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: FED 5352 and FED 5302. Co-requisites: POPR 5310 and FED 5350. Open to MSW students in the Administration concentration. (RG804).

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Field Education in Administration for well-prepared students who have completed all course requirements except the second year of field education and the appropriate method course. Required course for students in the M.S.W. program completing a Block Field Placement.

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