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General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

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GBLD511: Strategic Analysis, Decision Making and Evaluation

 Course Description: Develops knowledge and key skills necessary for conducting strategic analysis, decision making, and evaluation in the context of a ‘learning organization’ that is engaged in planning for complex social change. With donors and communities expecting results, and social-purpose organizations often working with uncertain long-term funding, competent planning is critical. The course will address how to establish innovative goals and processes, and project an ethical and accurate image of the organization, yet manage expectations that align with limited resources. Participants will be introduced to the processes of performance monitoring and evaluation, enabling them to assess the impact of organizational decision making and operations, and to revise decision making accordingly. Pre-requisites: GBLD501, GBLD505  Credits: 3.00

GBLD511: Strategic Analysis, Decision Making and Evaluation

 Course Description: Develops knowledge and key skills necessary for conducting strategic analysis, decision making, and evaluation in the context of a ‘learning organization’ that is engaged in planning for complex social change. With donors and communities expecting results, and social-purpose organizations often working with uncertain long-term funding, competent planning is critical. The course will address how to establish innovative goals and processes, and project an ethical and accurate image of the organization, yet manage expectations that align with limited resources. Participants will be introduced to the processes of performance monitoring and evaluation, enabling them to assess the impact of organizational decision making and operations, and to revise decision making accordingly. Pre-requisites: GBLD501, GBLD505  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 12, 2018 February 3, 2019 2165.83 Online
January 21, 2019 March 31, 2019 TBD Online
May 6, 2019 July 14, 2019 TBD Online
July 29, 2019 October 6, 2019 TBD Online
September 2, 2019 November 10, 2019 TBD Online
November 18, 2019 February 9, 2020 TBD Online
January 20, 2020 March 29, 2020 TBD Online
May 4, 2020 July 12, 2020 TBD Online
July 27, 2020 October 4, 2020 TBD Online
September 7, 2020 November 15, 2020 TBD Online

LEAD516: Concepts and Theories of Leadership in Organizations

 Course Description: Provides an in-depth and meaningful examination of the complex and evolving conceptions of leadership in Organizations. Examines major leadership theories in current literature to critically reflect on and understand challenges that face today’s leaders. Critical reflection on leadership literature and students’ own conceptions and experience of leadership will ground students’ studies throughout the program.  Credits: 3.00

LEAD516: Concepts and Theories of Leadership in Organizations

 Course Description: Provides an in-depth and meaningful examination of the complex and evolving conceptions of leadership in Organizations. Examines major leadership theories in current literature to critically reflect on and understand challenges that face today’s leaders. Critical reflection on leadership literature and students’ own conceptions and experience of leadership will ground students’ studies throughout the program.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
September 24, 2018 December 16, 2018 2165.83 Online
January 14, 2019 April 7, 2019 TBD Online
April 15, 2019 July 7, 2019 TBD Online
August 5, 2019 October 27, 2019 TBD Online
September 23, 2019 December 15, 2019 TBD Online
January 13, 2020 April 5, 2020 TBD Online
April 13, 2020 July 5, 2020 TBD Online
August 3, 2020 October 25, 2020 TBD Online