Organization & Management Courses Spring 2004

First Year Program
Second Year Program
Health Care Management
Department Workshops – Keene
Department Workshops – Portsmouth


First Year Program


OMF 561
Financial Management I

Competency Area: Financial Management (Required)
Prerequisite: OMF 564 Introduction to Accounting, or written permission of advisor attached to or on registration form.
Priority to O&M Students.

This course will focus on the uses of accounting data within an organization by its managers. We will look at the kind of information that is needed by managers, where some of this information can be obtained, and how this information can be used by managers to assist in planning and controlling operations. Students will acquire skills and have practice in working with math and algebra, engaging in critical thinking, and working with spreadsheet programs. Topics such as financial statement analysis, statements of cash flow and various budgeting concepts will be presented. Students will complete additional problems and work on a group project and presentation involving case-study analysis on-line.

Keene Site
Section K: James DunphyCredits: 3
Portsmouth Site
Section P: Sandy Colliton
Time: Sundays, February 15, March 14, April 4 & 25,
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Maximum: 24 per section


OMG 535
Group Dynamics & Leadership I

Competency Area: Collaboration & Group Dynamics
Required of 1st year O&M Spring Enterers.
First priority to O&M students.
Second priority to ES students.

This course is designed specifically for first semester O&M students. It will focus on group development, group dynamics, and leadership. The course introduces students to elements of group dynamics and to a model that matches leadership styles to stages of group development. Students work in teams during the course and use course concepts to analyze their experience. Skills emphasized are group leadership and membership skills, group observation and feedback, conflict management, and managing diversity in groups. Students are expected to read The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams by Blanchard, Carew and Parisi-Carew before the first class meeting. Students may do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line.

Keene Site
Section K: Robbie Hertneky
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
January 30, 31 & February 1,
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Maximum: 24

Credits: 2


OMF 564
Introduction to Accounting

Competency Area: Financial Management (Required)
Priority to O&M students.

Accounting is a system that collects, summarizes, analyzes and reports information on an organization’s revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities and equity. This system collects information for management control and for reporting to outside parties. In this introductory course students will look at how financial data is summarized, as well as three types of statements used for financial reports. Students will participate in a case study during class time.

Keene Site
Section K: James Dunphy
Portsmouth Site
Section P: Sandy Colliton
Time: Saturday & Sunday, January 17 & 18,
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Maximum: 18 per section
Credits: 1


OMS 502
Organizational Behavior

Competency Area: Systems & Strategic Thinking (Required)
First priority to O&M students.
Second priority to ES students.

This course gives students an opportunity to experience and investigate the relevance to management of a series of topics from psychology, social psychology, and sociology. The course explores interaction between individuals and the systems in which they live and work. It gives insight into the impact on people of individual characteristics, and of their interactions, group situations, and organizational structures. Students will do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line.

Keene Site
Section K: Steve Guerriero
Portsmouth Site
Section P: Sunny Bradford
Time: Saturdays, February 14, March 13, April 3 & 24, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Maximum: 24 per section
Credits: 3


OMD 661
Professional Seminar

Competency Area: Self Development

Professional Seminar provides a setting in which students and faculty offer consultation and support regarding issues students face in their educational, professional, and personal development. All students enrolled in Professional Seminar and site faculty meet as a community, working together to develop a productive and inclusive learning group. Through dialogue and guided activities, we explore specific issues identified by students as they progress through their learning experience in the Department of Organization & Management. Students may do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line.

Keene Site
Section K: Tad Dwyer and Robbie Hertneky
Time: Fridays, January 16, February 13,
March 12, April 2 & 23,
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Maximum: 24
Credits: 2


OMD 664
Professional Seminar

See description above.

Portsmouth Site
Section P: Marsha Greenberg and William Griffith
Time: Fridays, January 16, February 13,
March 12, April 2 & 23,
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Maximum: 24
Credits: 2


OM 690
SIS: Supervised Independent Study

If you are planning an independent study, please register for an SIS on your registration form. However, an SIS contract must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by April 20, 2004, in order for it to appear on your schedule or transcript. Please be sure to specify on the contract if the SIS will be used to fulfill a competency area or serve as a required course substitute, or as an elective. Contracts received after the April 20 deadline will be returned to you for registration in a subsequent semester (additional costs may apply). Credits will not appear on your schedule until the SIS contract(s) has been submitted to the Registrar’s Office, thus affecting your enrollment status and perhaps your financial aid eligibility.

Credits: variable


Second Year Program


OMS 517
Elements of Strategy

Competency Area: Systems & Strategic Thinking

This course prepares students to engage in strategy formulation and implementation activities for profit and nonprofit organizations. The methodology used in class blends best practices from traditional and leading edge approaches to strategy. Students acquire skill and knowledge in topics that include: analyzing trends in the organization’s micro and macro environments, developing strategies, implementing large scale initiatives, designing effective measurements, and managing strategic outcomes. Students may do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line.

Keene Site
Section K: Tad Dwyer
Time: Saturday, January 17, and Sundays,
February 15 & March 14,
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Portsmouth Site
Section P: Shannon Banks
Time: Sundays, January 18,
February 15 & March 14,
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Maximum: 24 per section
Credits: 2


OMG 531
Managing Diversity

Competency Area: Collaboration & Group Dynamics
Required of second year O&M Spring Enterers.
First priority to O&M students.
Second priority to ES students.

Successfully managing diversity and understanding the dynamics of difference in organizations requires skills in diagnosing and leading individuals and groups to acknowledge and capitalize on the richness of difference in all aspects of business, employee relations, and daily life. This course is intended to develop competencies and improve skills in managing and working effectively in a work force that reflects differences of every type. Students will: identify and develop competencies for managing the dynamics of change in the workplace; explore issues of sameness and difference; and enhance diagnostic skills for analyzing the dynamics of difference at the individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational levels. Students will do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line.

Portsmouth Site
Section P: Marsha Greenberg
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
January 30, 31 & February 1,
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Maximum: 24
Credits: 2


OMS 510
Marketing Management

Competency Area: Systems & Strategic Thinking

This marketing management course is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to the key concepts, tools and applications of modern marketing analysis within a wide variety of organizations, both corporate and not-for-profit. The course combines both theoretical and practical elements and is intended to help students understand the critical nature of the marketing function, from the perspective of the marketing manager within the organization and within the global marketing environment. The learning methods used include lectures, visuals, case studies, group presentations and research on the Internet.

Portsmouth Site
Section P: Jean Corson Wolff
Time: Saturday & Sunday, March 20 & 21,
and Sunday, April 25,
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Maximum: 18
Credits: 2


OMC 672
Organization Development

Competency Area: Purposeful Systemic Change (Required)

Organization Development refers to the applied behavior science discipline that seeks to improve organizations through planned short- and long-term efforts focused on the organization