Wanting to take a few courses outside of your primary area for professional development purposes?

Such courses can prepare students with skills needed for a variety of employment settings.

The Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee initiated this opportunity with the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. Graduate students outside of the Bloch School can enroll in up to 15 hours of these courses, many of which have no prerequisites. This is not a complete list – please contact Nancy Wilkerson (235-2217) in the Bloch School if you are interested in getting enrolled in these or other courses.

NOTE: The English course, writing in the workplace, is an undergraduate level course, so you will need to complete an authorization form before enrolling in it.

Just added – courses from the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics!


Bloch Executive Hall (left) and Bloch Heritage Hall (right)


DepartmentCourse NumberTitleDescription
English304WIWorkplace WritingThis writing intensive course focuses on the rhetorical principles of workplace communication, providing students with opportunities to analyze complex rhetorical situations, to study various workplace genres, and to compose texts that meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. (3 credits)
Entrepreneurship5502Introduction to EntrepreneurshipThis course helps students develop insight into what it takes to launch a successful startup. The primary focus is on opportunity identification and evaluation. This is accomplished by examining the characteristics of a good entrepreneurial opportunity and the steps required to get a business up and running. (1.5 credits)
Entrepreneurship5515Entrepreneurship Boot CampThis course provides students with an understanding of the process for identifying and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities. Students will also learn how strategy, marketing, financial and legal structure, and cash flow affect opportunities in terms of execution and growth, and how to position a new firm for success. The course will encourage students to reflect on their own entrepreneurial potential and to evaluate entrepreneurship as a potential career path. Even those who do not feel that they are entrepreneurs will benefit by discovering how to function more effectively in entrepreneurial organizations. Furthermore, those responsible for technical innovation and business development within existing organizations should find this course helps them to create value and distinguish themselves in their work performance. (3 credits)
Entrepreneurship5525Entrepreneurship: Managing Creativity and InnovationThe course examines the nature of creativity and innovation and how entrepreneurship involves the ability to identify market opportunity based on new ideas. Detailed attention is given to the entrepreneurial process: the concepts, skills, know-how and know-who, information, attitudes, alternatives and resources that entrepreneurs need to manage creativity in the process of creating something with tangible economic value. (3 credits)
Entrepreneurship5545Entrepreneurship and New Venture CreationThe objectives of this course are: (1) to build personal appreciation for the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship in an independent mode by examining/simulating its environment; (2) to present and examine, through the use of complex case studies and high level guest/lectures, economic, legal and managerial mechanisms proven useful in creating new wealth; and (3) to foster continued development of venture ideas, suitable as career entry options or for investments, using a tutorial approach to business plan development, presentation and evaluation. (3 credits)
Finance5501Economics for AdministrationThis course is designed for graduate students in the School of Business and Public Administration. Topics include the theory and determination of national income, fiscal policy, monetary theory and policy, production and cost theory, and market structure. (3 credits)
Management5501International Business EnvironmentThe aim of this course is to provide a broad introduction of the international business environment. Students will develop understanding of different economic, cultural political and legal environments affecting international business activities. They will further explore why international trade and government interventions occur among and across countries and how world financial institution have developed historically. (1.5 credits)
Management5502Leadership in OrganizationsThis course focuses on how organizations work and how leaders can help them work better, Its goal is to provide ideas, tools, and tactics that will help students become more effective leaders. The course is designed to challenge students conceptually through readings, discussions, and developmental assessments, and to challenge at the level of self-awareness and action through teamwork, reflective activities, role plays, case applications, ad "leadership challenges". (1.5 credits)
Management5507Human Capital ManagementThis course seeks to provide managers with knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively manage human capital in organization of all sizes. It presents an overview of the theory, research, and practices used to strategically align HR policies and practices with the organization's overall business goals. The course highlights how HR policies and practices can support business objectives in a diverse, global environment while supporting ethical principles. Within a strategic HRM framework, functional areas of staffing, training and development, performance management, total rewards (compensation and benefits), and managing employment relationships are covered. (1.5 credits)
MedB5503Biostatistics III, Mixed Effects ModelsThis course is the third in the Biostatistics sequence and is intended for students, physicians and researchers in the clinical, biological, and medical fields. It will cover Hierarchical Linear Mixed Models, Generalized Linear Mixed Models, and Generalized Estimation Equations. Students will learn about these different mixed models and use SAS to perform the analyses. Prerequisites: Biostatistics I, II, and intro to SAS and R.
MedB5513Overview of Health Services ResearchHealth services research (HSR) is the multidisciplinary investigation of how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately population health and well-being. This course will provide an overview of the US health care system and will integrate detailed evaluation of published research and discussion of the methodologic and research challenges of HSR.
MedB5521Clinical BioinformaticsClinical Bioinformatics will provide the foundation required for effective communication between computational, biological and clinical experts. Students will become proficient with public bioinformatics resources. This course will prepare students to apply bioinformatic techniques to their research or participate in interdisciplinary clinical teams.