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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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MSBA Leadership Studies Criminal Justice
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MSBA Leadership Studies Criminal Justice    
   Required Courses    
      ACC 5250   Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3 s.h.  The development and use of accounting information used to make improved managerial decisions in the areas of planning, controlling, and performance evaluation. Emphasis is placed on analyzing cost management systems and improving organizational performance in order to enhance the administrative and leadership functions. Prerequisite: ACC 5150 and MIS 5580 or equivalent. 
      BR 6430    Managerial Research Design 3 s.h.  Study of the quantitative and qualitative research processes as used in academic and business environments. Course content includes: research topic development, hypotheses, instrumentation development, sampling, literature review techniques, statistical analysis, computerization of data input and analysis, focus group methodology, graphics construction and report writing. Integral to the course is a research topic of the student’s choosing; in many cases this topic will be expanded in the following semester to become the capstone MSBA project or MSHP thesis. Prerequisite: BR 5170 (waived by examination only). Must be taken the semester before BR 6840 or HSP 6840. 
      BR 6840    Project Research Study 2 s.h.  Continuation and completion of research started as part of BR 6430. Completed research is presented at the conclusion of the course. Prerequisite: BR 6430. 
      ECN 6300   Managerial Perspectives on Economics 2 s.h.  Examination and application of theoretical and analytical tools economists use. Determination of the significance of macro- and microeconomic principles on the management of organizations. Emphasizes the applications of economic analysis through examination of empirical studies and cases involving actual managerial situations at many levels of commerce, for profit, non-profit and government. Areas of analysis include unemployment, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, the pricing system, capital structure strategies, and government regulations. 
      MGT 5220   Issues in Leadership Studies 1 s.h.  An assessment of the student’s leadership and managerial competencies, resulting in an individual plan of development; overview of information sources, including the library and basic graduate research tools; assessment of computer literacy skills. (Must be taken as the first course in the MSBA program.) 
      MGT 5300   Leadership of Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.  Focus on the types of individual and group behaviors, along with related behavioral problems, experienced by managers. Students develop competencies based on understanding the processes responsible for specific behaviors, especially when compounded by effects of environmental forces and diverse individual differences, and perform in-depth analysis of the social and ethical issues which influence managerial constraints. 
      MGT 5550   Ethical Considerations in Leadership 2 s.h.  Students explore ethical dimensions of the character, roles and functions of the leader; sources of individual and group ethics and their application to behavior of and within organizations, including in students’ own work situations; values and moral dilemmas in individual and administrative decision-making; corporate ethics; and codes of ethics. Students consider comparative ethical systems as they bear on cross-border business and professional communication and interaction; and current and historic business ethics cases including social responsibility and sustainable development. 
      MIS 5580   Information Systems for Managers 2 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  A generic approach to information systems providing a comprehensive conceptual foundation through the study of the psychological and sociological aspects of information systems, decision making and the value of information, the Systems Life Cycle, and office automation technology. Prerequisite: computer literacy or register as 3 s.h. course. 
      MKT 6210   Leadership in Marketing Management 3 s.h.  Exploring and applying marketing tools available to managers and leaders in an organization for the purpose of maximizing the organization potential in consumer and business environments. 
      Required CJ Courses    
         CJ  5100   Legal & Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Administration 2 s.h.  An examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront managers and administrators in a criminal justice agency: the underlying legal process and issues as related to the decision functions of managers and administrators; the adjudicatory process (civil, administrative, and criminal); contract law; and other contemporary issues. Emphasis is given to the operation of our legal system, including an examination of employment issues, such as discrimination, administrative agencies, civil liability, and vicarious liability. Emphasis on the ethical administration and application of authority to both internal and external entities. 
         CJ  5200   Labor Law Issues in Criminal Justice Management 2 s.h.  Examination of various labor law issues as they relate to law enforcement/criminal justice management. Focus on public sector labor relations, specifically the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA), with some historical references to general labor laws on a national level, i.e., National Labor Relations Act. The course also includes applicable arbitration decisions. 
         CJ  5300   Advanced Criminal Justice Administration 3 s.h.  An examination of the functions of the police, court, and corrections in the Criminal Justice System; concepts and principles of organizational structure; concepts and principles of administration; and management with an emphasis on budgets, change, conflict, strategy, and evolution. 
         CJ  5400   Criminal Justice Operations & Programs in the 21st Century 2 s.h.  Review of contemporary policy issues, programs, and strategies. Assessment of reform measures, and accountability mechanisms. Detailed analysis of present practices within each criminal justice component and investigation of what may be changed in the future. 
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