School of Continuing & Professional Studies-General Information
Steven Goss, Ed.D., Dean
In 1973, the College established the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) to provide skills development courses for lifelong learners. SCPS evolved into an undergraduate degree completion program in 1997. This program offered professional students an alternate pathway to achieving their baccalaureate degree. Since then, SCPS has expanded its academic portfolio to meet the changing needs of adult learners. In 2012, SCPS launched its first ever master’s degree, the M.S. in Organizational Leadership. A year later, the School followed the M.S. with a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, featuring concentrations in general leadership studies and allied health administration. In 2015, SCPS established the organizational leadership master’s online program, making the degree the College’s first 100% program online. In recent years, SCPS has dedicated itself to strengthening the College’s programming for second language learners, establishing the Camino Program in 2017. This program, the first associate degree at the College, provides native Spanish-speaking students an opportunity to complete their degree while improving their English language proficiency. The school also extends support to second language students through its Intensive English Language Program (IELP), a non-credit program started in 2017 to serve prospective undergraduate students who qualify for admission to the College but need assistance to meet the English proficiency requirement. IELP is one of the many programs under the school’s non-credit division. The SCPS Non-Credit Division started in 2018, offering various courses for K-12 learners and working adults. The purpose of the non-credit programs is to provide learners, both young and old, with the necessary skills and tools to achieve their educational goals and needs. In 2021, SCPS expanded its healthcare portfolio by adding two new undergraduate degrees from the Radiological Health and Professions Program, Nuclear Medicine Technology and Radiation Therapy Technology. Our accelerated, hybrid, cohort-based programs have made SCPS the school of choice for thousands of employees from corporations such as Consolidated Edison, UPS, the MTA, and NYPD. These professionals have turned to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to prepare themselves for leadership positions that not only impact their current roles, but the roles they may seek in the future.
The mission of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies is to prepare nontraditional students for success in diverse professional environments. SCPS is committed to creating and offering programs designed to serve the non-traditional student population with a particular focus on advancing their careers and/or fulfilling academic goals. The School of Continuing and Professional Studies is dedicated to offering programs in convenient and flexible formats.
Applicants for any SCPS undergraduate program are required to provide the following:
- Official High School transcript or GED report and, if applicable, college transcripts. Sealed or official electronic copies of college transcripts should be sent directly to Manhattan College.
- Current resume demonstrating at least two years of professional experience or comparable competency after completing high school.
- Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be written by individuals who can write about your personal and professional qualities, such as a supervisor, colleague, teacher, clergy, or military personnel. In both letters your references should clearly explain their relationship to you.
- Written personal statement (minimum of 500 words) sharing your educational, professional, and personal goals and a description of how your professional and life experiences make you a good fit for this program. You should also provide examples of how your experiences outside of your education have prepared you to be a student in the Continuing and Professional Studies program.
Intensive English Language Courses
IEP 001. Beginner Level Intensive English Program. 0 Credits.
This level develops academic skills necessary for speaking, listening, and reading for beginner level students interested in formal study at Manhattan College. The objectives of the course of study include academic vocabulary development, improvement of listening skills in academic settings, note-taking skills, grammar, and reading comprehension. The skills of listening, writing, speaking, and reading are monitored by specific learning outcomes consistent with beginner student needs. For communication fluency, students will be exposed to accent reduction exercises. Successful completion of this one semester course satisfies requirements for entry to IEP 2, Upper Beginner Level.
IEP 002. Upper Beginner Level Intensive English Program. 0 Credits.
This level further develops basic paragraph structure such as topic sentences and writing supporting information and conclusions. Basic verb tenses such as present, past and future are further investigated. Students also learn the fundamentals of the writing process, reading skills and vocabulary development, as well as discussing brief texts. Speaking and Listening skills such as oral communication and effective listening are emphasized. Students learn how to comprehend and interact in basic spoken settings while responding accurately. Speaking activities are designed for common social setting, and well as for effective pronunciation and fluency.
IEP 003. Intermediate Level Intensive English Program. 0 Credits.
This level further develops listening, speaking and reading skills from IEP 2, upper beginner level, while adding an academic writing and research skills component for students pursuing undergraduate programs at the college level. The learning objectives build on the skills needed for academic writing, listening, speaking, and reading. Another core component of this level is the skills needed for academic vocabulary development, improvement in writing, comprehension of university textbook materials, and development of academic essay and research paper writing skills. Students will be expected to read and present material both verbally and through essay writing. Successful completion of IEP 3, Intermediate Level course satisfies requirements for entry to IEP 4, Upper Intermediate Level.
IEP 004. Upper Intermediate Level Intensive English Program. 0 Credits.
In this high intermediate level the students write multi-paragraph essays on academic topics while further learning the writing process (outlining, drafting and editing). Advanced verb tenses are used and students show marked improvement in writing and vocabulary usage. Students demonstrate active reading strategies such as inferring, scanning for key words and identifying information in context. Academic textbooks are introduced for reading comprehension. Students learn to confidently give presentations on academic topics, participate in group discussions and debates, and improve their language fluency and intonation. Successful completion of IEP 4, Upper Intermediate Level course satisfies requirements for entry to IEP 5, Advanced Level.
IEP 005. Advanced Level Intensive English Program. 0 Credits.
This level develops academic listening and speaking skills, and reading/writing scenarios for advanced level students who are preparing for formal undergraduate matriculation at the college. Learner outcomes for Listening/Speaking include academic listening skill improvement, development of effective note-taking skills, and improved discussion and presentation skills. Learner outcomes for the Reading/Writing component include further reading comprehension, writing proficiency, academic specific vocabulary, and research skills. Activities for this level include formal classroom presentations, reading/listening specific to academic content, and research reports. Successful completion of this course satisfies requirements for formal undergraduate matriculation to Manhattan College.
IEP 006. Upper Advanced Level Intensive English Program. 0 Credits.
This level further develops reading, writing, listening and speaking for upper advanced students planning to study at the graduate level at the college. Learner outcomes for this level include reading relevant portions of graduate academic sources (books, journal articles, or material of similar quality) in their field of study, understanding graduate lectures for listening comprehension, and improved oral presentation skills. Students will demonstrate many different ways of introducing a source, and use MLA and APA formatting correctly, including APA abstract. Activities for this level include writing 12-15 page essays, reading specific topics in the graduates’ field of study, listening and understanding lectures, and making academic presentations. Successful completion of this course satisfies requirements for formal matriculation to the graduate school of Manhattan College.
Organizational Leadership Courses
MSOL 600. Special Topic. 3 Credits.
An introduction to a topic, theme, or issue related to leadership. The subject will vary from semester to semester. (Cr. 3).
MSOL 601. Fundamentals of Organizational Leadership. 3 Credits.
This survey course will provide an overview of the topic. Problem solving, ethics, conflict resolution, delegation, empowerment as well as general principles of leadership will be explored in this course. This will be overlaid by the practice of reflection.
MSOL 605. Leadership Communication and Coaching Essentials. 3 Credits.
This course focuses on the persuasive communication techniques and strategies that can be used when one must or chooses to rely on influence as opposed to formal authority. Situations include: how to gain commitment; how to overcome resistance; and how to effectively manage conflict. Students will use their organizations as cases, employing communications technologies as appropriate. The role of ethics is considered throughout. Prerequisite: MSOL 601 or permission from Instructor.
MSOL 607. Management and Sustainable Development for Organizational Leaders. 3 Credits.
The focus of this course is on coordinating and sustaining cooperative activities across various types of international and cultural boundaries. This course is offered and delivered in an international setting, exploring development and management concepts and the appropriate leadership skills needed in a worldwide context. The course covers the practical realities of leading across cultural differences and national boundaries.
MSOL 610. Leading Across Cultural and Global Boundaries. 3 Credits.
The focus of this course is on coordinating and sustaining cooperative activities across various types of international and cultural boundaries(including generational, gender, and regional). The course covers the practical realities of leading across cultural differences and national boundaries. Students will explore differences domestically and globally. Prerequisites: MSOL 601 and MSOL 605 or permission from Instructor.
MSOL 615. Metrics for Today's Leader. 3 Credits.
The foundation of this course is the application of metrics to performance improvement and process reengineering. The balanced scorecard as well as other metrics approaches are the key elements of this course. Students will learn the essential tools and technologies required for this effective leadership technique. Prerequisite: MSOL 601, MSOL 605, and MSOL 610 or permission from Instructor.
MSOL 620. Shaping the Learning Organization. 3 Credits.
Students will learn how to create stimulating environments that are efficient, flexible and encourage personal growth. This course will cover techniques for challenging the organization and increasing its capacity. Prerequisites: MSOL 601, MSOL 605, MSOL 610, and MSOL 615 or permission from Instructor.
MSOL 625. Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace. 3 Credits.
This course approaches the study of organizations from a holistic viewpoint. It focuses on how leaders may utilize the canons of ethics and spirituality to enhance performance at the individual, group and organizational levels. Prerequisite: MSOL 601.
MSOL 630. Organizational Planning, Administration and Governance. 3 Credits.
The essence of effective organizational leadership is planning. This course prepares current as well as future leaders in the areas of operational and strategic planning. The course also equips students with tools and techniques for maintaining governance in an organization. Prerequisites: MSOL 601, MSOL 605, and MSOL 615 or permission from instructor.
MSOL 641. Talent and Performance Management. 3 Credits.
A comprehensive talent management system is key for organization. This course covers best practices as well as evaluation tools that contribute to organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite: MSOL 601 or permission from Instructor.
MSOL 642. Collaborative Project Management. 3 Credits.
This course goes beyond basic project management. Students will learn advanced PM technology tools and techniques for managing complex projects and programs. Cases and simulations will allow students to learn how these advanced skills are applied to produce business/organizational results that require collaborative relationships. This course builds toward the capstone course. Prerequisite: MSOL 601 or permission from Instructor.
MSOL 651. HR Issues in the Workplace. 3 Credits.
In this course, students are introduced to the principles of human resource management (HRM). The course balances the theoretical and practical approaches to HRM. Emphasis is placed on the four primary HR functions: recruitment, selection, performance management, and governance. Other topical areas that are covered include compensation and benefits as well as the challenge of international HRM. Prerequisite: MSOL 601 or permission of Instructor.
MSOL 652. Employment Law for Organizational Leader. 3 Credits.
This course introduces the non-legal professional to laws that govern workplace personnel. Students are provided with an overview of legal issues affecting human resource management. The primary concentration is on the practical application of employment law on individuals in organizations and its impact on HR decisions. Prerequisite: MSOL 601 or permission from Instructor.
MSOL 661. Non-Profit and Government Leadership. 3 Credits.
This introductory course provides in-depth discourse on the unique challenges and issues of nonprofit and government agency leadership. The course provides insights and skills for leadership in these non-corporate sectors. Prerequisite; MSOL 601 or permission from Instructor.
MSOL 662. Issues in Civic Engagement. 3 Credits.
This course balances the study of contemporary theory and empirical research on civic engagement. It examines contemporary research from the perspectives of individual identities and backgrounds, personal motivations as well as political and social institutions. Prerequisite: MSOL 601 or permission of Instructor.
MSOL 671. Special Topics:Foundations of Professional Leadership:Developing the Leader Within. 3 Credits.
The demands of business today require a range of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that lead to success. An individual's success in business often hinges on his or her self-awareness and self-management. Here the ability to build trust, communicate, manage relationships, and build effective teams, as well as ones political savvy and ethical use of power, requires management skills for everyday life. This course will dive deeply into these topics as learners reflect upon how they "show up" as people. (3 cr.).
MSOL 672. Global Dilemmas of Leadership: Race & Religion. 3 Credits.
The significance of issues of diversity, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity are of pressing urgency in today's globalized and transnational world. As leaders, it is even more important to understand theoretical global dynamics of race, religion, and conflict in reflection to today's workplace. This course provides a vibrant intellectual journey of global discovery in closely thinking through historical and contemporary issues of race and religion that enables one to think differently about these issues in regard to one's workplace environment in fostering civic engagement and social responsibility.
MSOL 674. Social Media Marketing for Sports & Entertainment Leadership. 3 Credits.
Basic and advanced principles and understanding of social media and various social media marketing channels. Understanding how organizations use, implement and execute social media strategies to drive business goals and objectives including: revenue generation, increase sales and exposure, brand awareness, promote products and solutions, measure consumer behavior, etc. Students will learn current social media practices for thriving organizations in the sports and entertainment industry.
Exposure to social media channels to include but not limited to: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and emerging networks.
MSOL 680. Train & Devl:E-Learning Design. 3 Credits.
This course provides participants with background about key principles in designing training through e-learning. It provides opportunities to design instruction that is effective, efficient, and engaging. Course content will focus on determining learner needs, define goals of the instruction, and creating a process that may take place in an asynchronous e-learning environment. E-tools and e-learning will be integrated into learning strategies and organizational planning. Participants will produce deliverables that can be used for online training and development.
MSOL 682. Instructional Systems Design for the Organizational Leader. 3 Credits.
This course is designed to provide training for Organizational Leaders who require knowledge of the instructional systems design process. Instructional design is a systematic approach to developing teaching and learning activities within the organizational environment. There are several design models that are used when developing instruction. Using elements from design models and theory, students will establish skills to apply learning outcomes, activites, and assessments in their marketplace setting.
MSOL 683. Collaboration Technologies. 3 Credits.
The ways in which we communicate today have a tremendous impact on our society and are changing everything we do. How groups of people come together has transformed over the past ten years. Technologies afford individuals the tools to cluster and connect with others around ideas, interests, and beliefs.
This course looks to study and enhance organizational and teamwork synergies through the use of digital collaboration tools. It introduces theories and methods related to collaborative technologies that are increasingly critical to the management of modern organizational settings and participation in interactive teams. In today's complex global economy, group projects and teamwork take on increased significance.
Technologies for collaboration can enhance team and workplace cooperation and effectiveness. When used formally they offer the ability to communicate and edit complex information within groups and to customers, organize thoughts and ideas, coordinate learning, and manage information for meetings, presentations, projects, and proposals. This course strives to apply the principles of organizational communications to the topics of collaboration and teamwork. Students will have various opportunities to utilize collaboration technologies throughout the course in virtual teams.
Credits : 3
Graduate Elective Course.
MSOL 690. Capstone-Consulting Project. 3 Credits.
This two-term capstone course is a faculty led consulting project for an external client. This engagement draws on the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program and requires student teams to perform a comprehensive analysis of an actual organizational issue and develop appropriate methods to address said issue. The result is a deliverable for the client organization. Pre-requisite: All required courses in the program must be completed.
MSOL 691. Capstone Consulting Project. 3 Credits.
This course is a continuation of MSOL 690. During this segment, students will finalize their reports and presentations for the client organization.
Professional Studies Communication Courses
PSCM 326. Inter-Cultural Communication. 3 Credits.
This course will introduce students to the cultural factors that affect workplace and professional communication in a variety of settings. Students will learn to identify differences in cultural communication patterns. The course also covers strategies for dealing with cultural differences at the organizational, team and interpersonal levels. (Cr. 3).
PSCM 371. Visual Communications. 3 Credits.
This course explores the principles and practices behind the clear and efficient transmission of visual information and data. It provides the foundation for how to communicate effectively through the use of presentation development, infographics, and best practices in visual communication to serve as visual leaders within the organization.
Professional Studies Allied Health Courses
PSAH 393. Hospital Organization & Management. 3 Credits.
This course teaches concepts vital to organizational success, with applications to the health care industry. We cover:
-Principles of planning, organization, control, motivation, directing ,
management in a very regulated environment.
-Systems theory, goal setting, and goal achievement.
-Group formation and guidance.
-Departmentalization, delegation, and hospital governance.
-Group management, informal and formal managers.
-Leadership theory and one-way, two-way and diagonal communication.
-Corporate cultural and organizational development.
PSAH 395. The US Health Care System. 3 Credits.
This course surveys the 21st Century health care system and forecasts possible futures for it. The class covers the following:
History of US health care from 1850-2013 with emphasis on the recent past and future; the impact of managed care; what caused it, what are its strengths and weaknesses, how it has and is evolving; monopsony-fueled recent and near-future changes in delivery systems structure, reimbursement, delivery of care and career opportunities; how long-term and chronic care is changing, the impact of the boomer generation and the future shortage of funds to pay for this care; how medical crises are created by medical providers. The impact of pharmaceutical manufacturers of crises and pseudo-crises; the needs of special populations, e.g. homeless, and the sprawling growth of ambulatory health provisions; and the development of quality assurance from its health care start in the 1980s to present day.
Professional Studies Economics Courses
PSEC 231. Economics. 3 Credits.
This module focuses upon the principles of economics as they need to be understood and used by managers and supervisors in all fields. In this era of 'downsizing' or 'rightsizing' brought on by international competition and globalization of every part of our American way of life, it is crucial that managers at every level understand and use the principles of economics to aid them in making sound decisions.
Professional Studies Elective Courses
PSEE 101. Adult Development. 3 Credits.
This module introduces adult learners to adult development theory and links these concepts to life through a process of individual reflection. Both classical and contemporary adult development theories are examined. These theories then provide the paradigm for self-analysis and life assessment.
PSEE 141. The Psychology of Motivation and Leadership. 3 Credits.
This course will explore issues which have been identified by research as impacting workplace motivation. It will introduce an approach to managing which has been found to enhance intrinsic motivation in employees. Readings and discussions will focus on creative strategies for intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
PSEE 201. Introduction to Computer Programming. 3 Credits.
An introductory course in programming and computer science. Students will be introduced to the basics of hardware and software and will learn to develop computational logic. Students will build programming skills by writing codes using the Python programming language.
PSEE 207. Public Speaking. 3 Credits.
This course treats the issues, problems, and techniques in effective public speaking. Students will emerge will a heightened sense of self and a greater confidence in their own ability to communicate to others in business and social situations. The course will focus on how to organize ideas, how to make a speech, examples of good communication and bad communication, poor listening and good listening skills, protection of self, shyness, how to jog your memory and how to feel more secure and in command at business meetings.
PSEE 233. Resiliency Development in the Workplace. 3 Credits.
This course teaches students how to select the correct response when managing life's challenges. It also covers techniques for building stamina when faced with stressful situations. Attitude and behavior as well as physical and emotional health are assessed and explored while finding approaches to properly manage daily and event driven stress.
PSEE 236. Essential Finance Skills for Emerging Leaders. 3 Credits.
This course is an introduction to the major financial concepts, principles, and analytical tools of corporate finance. The course covers financial statement analysis, forecasting, the risk/return tradeoff, the time value of money concept, valuation, the cost of capital, and the capital budgeting process. The course assists students in understanding how to utilize these concepts, principles, and techniques so that they can make well-reasoned decisions.
PSEE 238. Personal Finance. 3 Credits.
Students explore personal financial planning, banking, consumer credit, explore housing alternatives, mortgages and sale of a home; discuss types and insurance and risk management; investment fundamentals, the range of investment vehicles, estate planning and retirement planning.
PSEE 239. Essential Accounting Skills for Emerging Leaders. 3 Credits.
This course covers activity-based costing, budgeting, flexible budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost estimating, and the costs of outsourcing. Students are also introduced to topics including standard costing, variance analysis, responsibility accounting, and performance evaluation. There is also some focus on cost terminology (the wide variety of costs), cost behavior, cost systems, and the limitations concerning the use of average costs. This course teaches students how to extract and modify costs in order to make informed decisions.
PSEE 246. Managerial Marketing. 3 Credits.
Through assigned readings, case studies, Web-site connections, class discussion, writing assignments and the team project, adult learners will be exposed to basic marketing theory and terminology. They will be given the opportunity to apply these principles and concepts to real world, domestic and international situations. This exploration provides adult learners with an appreciation of the role of marketing in organizational strategic planning; an awareness of how customer behavior and decision data are collected and analyzed in the marketing planning process; and the confidence to participate with other organizational members to "connect with customers" in a variety of effective and meaningful ways.
PSEE 291. Career Development. 3 Credits.
The fast paced and ever-changing global environment demands the working individual to understand and adapt to numerous challenges in planning a successful career path within their present or future organization.Topics to be considered will be dual career issues, emotional intelligence, balance of professional and personal life, building a network, career development skills, assessment, and midlife career change.
PSEE 300. Emotional Intelligence. 3 Credits.
This course explores the role of emotional intelligence within the organizational setting. This course provides tools and theories to apply emotional intelligence to be an effective leader in today's organizations. This course affords students the strategies for emotion management and empathy development.
PSEE 360. The History of Art. 3 Credits.
In this course, students will study the art and architecture of the Western World. They will develop an understanding of basic aesthetic principles and an appreciation of the great works upon which modern culture is built. Through reading, discussion, and presentations in class by the teacher and students themselves, they will develop a basic understanding of art and architecture, an important foundation upon which they will build on in their future interactions with art here in New York City and on future vacations.
PSEE 370. The History and Culture of Modern China. 3 Credits.
This course attempts to introduce students to the basic elements of Chinese history and culture from 1900 until the present. This includes philosophy, religion, economics, science and technology, art, literature, and sociology. Certain key elements of early Chinese history and thought will also be included.
PSEE 402. Public Policy. 3 Credits.
Contemporary society is in the middle of a dynamic environment. This course examines the interrelated actions of business, government and society and how the needs of each are satisfied, or hope to be satisfied. We look at the role and importance of business and society, the ethics of business, how globalization presents challenges for business and how government influences business through the legal system and how corporations influence government. Also we examine the effects of business on the natural environment, how technology has changed business organizations and the business and its various stakeholders. Using various media, we apply the principles of this course to real-world examples. 3 credits.
PSEE 403. Workplace Dispute Resolution. 3 Credits.
An overview and practicum on the process of mediation. This course will outline the background of conflict resolution and the origins of alternative dispute resolution systems. The course will cover the concepts underlying mediation, present the structure of a mediation, practice mediating conflicts plus analyze the skills needed and challenges faced during mediation. 3 credits.
Professional Studies English Courses
PSEG 106. Introduction to Composition. 3 Credits.
This course includes a basic review of grammar and practice exercises to improve and develop your writing skills. It is geared to upgrade your writing through use of academic language, accuracy, and creativity. The focus will be on a response to literature, research writing, and practice with the descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive essays.
PSEG 110. Foundations for Professional Writing. 3 Credits.
This module is an intensive writing workshop with occasional lectures by the facilitator. Students are expected to complete a variety of writing exercises and assignments, both in class and as homework, by compiling a portfolio of work to be submitted at the completion of the module. The aim is for students to write fluent, logical, and grammatically correct Standard English.
PSEG 111. First Year Composition. 3 Credits.
PSEG 111 is designed to assist students in developing the habits of writing, reading, and critical thinking needed for composing effectively within the academic community. The goal is to increase student understanding the writing process and provide a set of rhetorical strategies to fulfill assigned tasks. Review of grammar and research methods is included.
PSEG 226. Organizational Communication. 3 Credits.
This course investigates the role of communication in creating a productive organizational environment. It aids adult learners in developing and strengthening their communication skills focusing on interpersonal, group and presentation skills.
Professional Studies Environmental Studies Courses
PSEV 490. Environmental Issues. 3 Credits.
This course will explore the significant environmental issues facing the nation and the world today and the search for solutions. The adult learner will investigate issues in Global Climate Change, Energy, Human Population, Air Pollution, and Sustainability and Protection of the Environment. Ethical issues will be discussed throughout the course as well as selected environmental science foundations to support intelligent discussion of the issues. Learning activities includes viewing videos, "taking sides" discussions on various environmental issues, and performing 'labs. A course paper will be required.
Professional Studies Law Courses
PSLW 365. Legal Aspects & Analysis of the Organization. 3 Credits.
This module provides a general overview of the Business Law system including the Constitution, laws, regulations, case studies, common law, treaties and the interplay between Federal and state systems. Particular emphasis is placed upon contracts, agency, torts, professional liability, products liability, intellectual property, cyberlaw, business litigation, partnerships and corporations.
Professional Studies Leadership Studies Courses
PSLS 102. Theories and Reflection of the Adult Learner. 3 Credits.
This foundational course is designed to build and/or enhance the requisite skills needed for academic success. Students will identify their individual learning styles and devise strategies for maximizing their effectiveness. The course also introduces students to theories on adult and career development.
PSLS 111. Organizational Change. 3 Credits.
Adult learners examine the formal and informal functions of organizational and analyze an agency or organization based on a systems model. Students will also analyze and solve organizational problems using a step-by-step method. This analysis will be applied to adult learners' work related Research projects.
PSLS 151. Conflict Management in Complex Adaptive Systems. 3 Credits.
This course will explore what conflict is and how it is identified. Understanding the reactions to and the behaviors of conflict will allow the student to explore strategic options to better manage their own conflict as well as those who work with or for them. This course will help the adult learner understand what a conflict competent organization with a working action plan. The course will utilize research, inquiries, videos and case studies to help the student apply the principles of a conflict competent leader.
PSLS 195. Math Concepts for the Organizational Leader. 3 Credits.
This course is a general overview of mathematical concepts used in quantitative reasoning. This course places quantitative skills and reasoning in the context of experiences that students will be likely to encounter. It emphasizes processing information in context from a variety of representations, understanding of both the information and the processing, and understanding which conclusions can be reasonably determined. Topics include the mathematics of elections, network theory, population growth models, financial mathematics, statistics and probability. This class meet once a week for four hours. Much of the course work, including discussions and assignments, are to be completed online and can be found on Moodle, https://lms.manhattan.edu.
PSLS 275. Teams & Group Dynamics. 3 Credits.
This module is a study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision-making and conflict resolution. Adult learners develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are handled by groups or by individuals.
PSLS 280. Capstone Refresher. 1 Credit.
Capstone Refresher will allow students who have re-matriculated to Manhattan College review and restrategize any work completed in PSLS 287 or PSLS 285. This course is only for students who have completed PSLS 287 or PSLS 285 over 2 or more years.
PSLS 287. Capstone Preparation Seminar. 1 Credit.
The thesis is a major research effort designed to enhance knowledge in an area related to one's professional work. This in-depth seminar prepares students for research and execution of the final thesis. Among the topics covered are best practices in research, effective use of the library and databases, crafting, a useful thesis outline and draft guidelines.
PSLS 300. Special Topic. 3 Credits.
An Introduction to a topic, theme or issue related to leadership. The subject will vary from semester to semester. (Cr. 3).
PSLS 351. Organizational Leadership. 3 Credits.
Adult learners examine major leadership theories and research and explore their application to individual and group functioning in work and home settings. Leadership styles are covered through readings and class practice.
PSLS 368. Leadership & Literature. 3 Credits.
Through intense discussion each work of literature will be examined; particular attention will be given to issues which resonate with the modern-day business world and the leadership it demands. Students are expected to complete a weekly two-page typewritten reaction paper along with the formulation of questions for class discussion. A final paper will be assigned.
PSLS 375. Organizational Ethics. 3 Credits.
This module begins by assisting students in discovering and articulating who they are and what they believe by reviewing several religious traditions, philosophical thinkers and scientific theorists. In addition, the module adds the theory of business ethics, social responsibility, and an ethical decision-making framework. Within the context of domestic and international case studies, students analyze complex issues, apply principles, and view alternative approaches and perspectives.
PSLS 386. Capstone Project Proposal. 1 Credit.
This seminar is designed to provide a hands-on experience in research outlining and draft writing that will conclude with students submitting a Capstone Project proposal. The seminar will also provide students with a refresher on research and data collection essentials.
PSLS 387. Research Project III. 0 Credits.
Students will complete their and make an oral presentation.
PSLS 399. Independent Research. 1-3 Credit.
Individual study and/or research under faculty supervision. Repeatable.
PSLS 401. Social Psychology of the Workplace. 3 Credits.
This module presents an analysis of major contemporary social problems. Particular attention is given to the problems of poverty, racism, sexism, drug and alcohol abuse, and illiteracy and their impact on the contemporary workplace. Consideration is given to diverse sociological perspectives regarding the causes, consequences, and solutions to these problems.
PSLS 407. Introduction to Management and Sustainable Development for Organizational Leaders. 3 Credits.
This course is offered and delivered in an international setting, providing an introduction of development and management concepts, and the appropriate leadership skills needed in a worldwide context. The course covers strategies for dealing with cultural difference at the organizational, team, and interpersonal levels and introduces students to to various management planning models and techniques.
PSLS 450. Strategic Planning. 3 Credits.
This module introduces students to various management planning models and techniques and applies these to business cases. It stresses the concepts of business planning and strategic management.
PSLS 485. Research Project IIIA. 0 Credits.
Students will complete their thesis and make an oral presentation.
PSLS 487. Capstone Presentation. 1 Credit.
The Capstone Project is a major research effort designed to enhance knowledge in an area related to one's professional work. This course is the culmination of a final oral presentation in class and the submission of the final written thesis. Pre-requisite: All core courses must be completed.
Professional Studies Math Courses
PSMT 195. Modern Mathematics for the Organizational Leader. 3 Credits.
This course is a general overview of mathematical concepts used in quantitative reasoning. This course places quantitative skills and reasoning in the context of experiences that students will be likely to encounter. It emphasizes processing information in context from a variety of interpretations, understanding of both the information and the processing, and understanding which conclusions can be reasonably determined. (Cr. 3).
PSMT 221. Statistical Research Methods. 3 Credits.
This module is an introduction to research and its tools for the adult learner as both a consumer and producer of statistics and research. Specific emphasis is placed upon helping students to complete the Research Project and understand managerial decision-making.
Professional Studies Psychology Courses
PSPY 249. Industrial Psychology. 3 Credits.
This module is an exploration of the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and procedures relating to recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees.
PSPY 280. General Psychology. 3 Credits.
A survey course the explores the theoretical perspectives and research methods employed in the scientific study of behavior and mental process. Particular attention is given to learning, memory, motivation, emotion, and human development.
PSPY 316. Ten Theories of Human Nature. 3 Credits.
A course to help students understand how humanity has struggled to comprehend its nature by exploring the ideas of major philosophies and thinkers from ancient eastern traditions to theories of modern psychology. Students will critically examine each theory on four points - the nature of the universe, the nature of humanity, the ills of humanity, and the proposed cure for these ills. Participants will consider who we are, what motivates us, and how we can understand and improve the world.
PSPY 381. Applied Psychology for Managers. 3 Credits.
Topic outline for this course includes: adjusting to modern life; theories of personality; stress and its effects; coping processes; social thinking and social influence; interpersonal communication; careers and work; psychology and physical health; the self; friendship and love; marriage and intimate relationships.
Professional Studies Religion Courses
PSRL 217. Religions in the Workplace. 3 Credits.
This course is an examination of major world religions and their impact in the modern workplace. In addition to studying the differing world views, beliefs, rituals and customs of different religions, this course will focus on how these differing Weltangschauungs affect the workplace in the 21st century, both on the international level in the global village and on the local level in our pluralistic, multicultural society.
PSRL 274. Religion & Social Justice. 3 Credits.
A study of the role of Catholic social movements in the economic, political, and cultural life of New York as interpreted through biblical insight and Roman Catholic social teaching. Topics include charities, the Catholic Worker, labor issues, Wall Street, inner-city churches, and the United Nations.
PSRL 379. Religion and Popular Culture. 3 Credits.
A general or topic-specific examination of the influences of popular culture or religion as well as of the religious dimensions of contemporary literary, musical, visual, and/or other prevalent social practices.
Professional Studies Science Courses
PSSC 300. Social Development Through Leadership. 3 Credits.
This course investigates different sociological approaches of leadership within an international scope. Theoretical concepts will be examined and applied in a selected setting, treating government and non-government perspectives. The course will draw a connection between key leaders and the role they play in a sustainable development process. The goal is to understand the connection between global structures and local cultures responses. Attention will be devoted to a wide variety of social reactions ranging from inclusive (cultural diversity) to exclusive (nativism) responses.
PSSC 344. Fundamentals in Human Nutrition. 3 Credits.
This course is a dynamic overview of the relationship between human physiology, diet, and wellness. Following discussions of nutrient quality, food labels, and research techniques, carbohydrates, lipids and proteins are studied as fuels and components of bodily structure and function. Study of digestion, absorption, and regulation of metabolic pathways elucidates the relationship between dietary intake and consequent outcomes of healthy vs. unhealthy bodies. Finally choices and balance of dietary components are explored in relation to physiological pathways which lead to conditions like poor blood sugar control, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, and poor bone development.
PSSC 394. Everyday Biology. 3 Credits.
This course is an introduction to the foundational principles and uses of biology in present-day life. The course relates biology to health, chronic diseases, medicinal plants among other every day elements in the environment.
Professional Studies Spanish Courses
PSSP 101. Spanish I. 3 Credits.
An introduction to the four basic skills with emphasis on speaking and comprehending spoken Spanish. The course also provides an introduction to the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples. For students with little or no background in Spanish or with only one year of high school Spanish.