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  • Information Systems Management | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    security management plan to an organization s enterprise systems including integrating physical and digital security technologies into an enterprise security system that meets the requirements of an organizational information security plan and its policies ISM 441 Enterprise Incidence Response Learners develop the knowledge and skills necessary to create an information security incident plan lead an information security incident response and conduct information security incident investigation Topics include the plan components security incident response methods and the investigation process Prerequisite SMGT320 Enterprise Systems ISM 427 Enterprise Architecture Management Learners examine the planning design development implementation and management of the information technology infrastructure for a business enterprise Topics include design models planning and design means and methods and best practices for enterprise architecture development implementation and management Credit 3 hours Prerequisite ISM 200 ISM 431 Enterprise Security This course teaches learners how to apply an information security management plan to an organization s enterprise systems including integrating physical and digital security technologies into an enterprise security system that meets the requirements of an organizational information security plan and its policies ISM 437 Emerging Technologies and the Enterprise Learners explore emerging technologies and their potential application to enterprise solutions Topics include the technologies their features and the function and roles that they each may fulfill in the enterprise Prerequisite ISM 200 Data Management Decision Support ISM 424 Database Design and Decision Support Learners explore database design and technologies for the purpose of decision support Topics include database design and integration data warehousing data mining and on line analytical processing OLAP Prerequisites ISM 367 and ISM 400 ISM 434 Decision Support Modeling Learners learn business analytics through decision modeling and analysis Learners gain skills in the use of decision modeling and analytical technologies Topics include modeling and analytical methods simulation and statistical software applications and Web based decision support systems Prerequisites ISM 367 and ISM 400 ISM 444 Data Visualization Learners develop the knowledge and skills necessary to use visualization to present and analyze data in a manner that end users readily understand Topics will include visualization methods and technologies and their application to data analysis and presentation Prerequisites ISM 367 and ISM 400 Foundation Requirements CORE101 Developing Academic and Professional Strengths How does higher education help create the type of person that businesses want to hire Learners will explore the answer to this question and in doing so help lay the foundation for academic and professional success Each learner will develop a core set of skills needed to be both an effective college student and a successful professional in the 21st century workplace Learners will develop and practice practical strategies with which to become more efficient and effective learners while also developing higher order learning skills to reflect on critical issues relevant to both academic and professional environments such as personal responsibility and ethics CORE110 Information Literacy This course is designed to provide learners with the skills that are fundamental to becoming an information literate professional who can locate evaluate organize and communicate

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  • Operational Leadership | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    with the multiple challenges of leading in today s global society Learners are introduced to leadership strategies in the areas of multi cultural relationships negotiating and forecasting Successful completion of the Operational Leadership Certificate prepares the learner to take a proactive role in strategic leadership and decision making Admission Requirements Anyone interested in completing the Certificate in Operational Leadership may complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Application for Admission The five courses comprising the Operational Leadership Certificate can be completed in eight months or less with no prerequisites Individuals completing the Operational Leadership Certificate at Southwestern College may apply these 15 credit hours earned toward a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Strategic Leadership or they can be applied as electives in other bachelor degrees offered by Southwestern College Professional Studies The Operational Leadership Certificate is offered in an Online format Courses are delivered in six week sessions to allow maximum flexibility for busy professionals Core Major Requirements STL 307 Leadership Theories and Practical Applications This course is an introduction to various leadership theories and models Learners will evaluate and apply leadership theories to practical real work situations OMGT320 Managing Group Dynamics Learners in this course will examine individual and group behavior within the context of the organizational design and culture Learners gain theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as motivation leadership management decision making group process and conflict resolution STL 410 Negotiation Skills This course helps learners develop the tactics strategies and interpersonal skills necessary for today s complex organizations Learners are also introduced to strategies for conflict management and the technique of dispute resolution The process of mediation facilitation and negotiation will be reviewed as well STL 420 Forecasting and Leading Change The course is designed to enable learners to use market trends and societal changes to forecast changes Topics that include demographic changes market trends national income and societal shifts to effectively forecast future changes by using forecasting techniques will also be covered STL 430 Multi Cultural Perspectives and Global Trends This course includes the study of leadership implications surrounding political social economic and other world views Learners will also explore how global events effect decision making and strategic goals Apply Online TODAY Learn More Today Program Level None Bachelor s Master s Doctorate Certificate Guest Select a Major None Cyber Crime Investigation Emergency Planning Enterprise Risk Management Executive Accounting Executive Leadership Executive Quality Management Homeland Security Lean Six Sigma Operational Leadership Organizational Communication Rural Healthcare Leadership Accounting Business Administration Business Quality Management Computer Programming Technology Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education General Studies Healthcare Administration Human Resource Management Information Systems Management RN to BSN Operations Management Pastoral Studies Psychology Security Management Strategic Leadership Accountancy Business Administration Education with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction Education with a Major in Special Education Education with a Major in Special Education Adaptive Education with a Major in Special Education Functional Leadership Management Security Administration Teaching Education Guest First Name Last Name Phone State None

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  • Strategic Leadership | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    Requirements CORE101 Developing Academic and Professional Strengths How does higher education help create the type of person that businesses want to hire Learners will explore the answer to this question and in doing so help lay the foundation for academic and professional success Each learner will develop a core set of skills needed to be both an effective college student and a successful professional in the 21st century workplace Learners will develop and practice practical strategies with which to become more efficient and effective learners while also developing higher order learning skills to reflect on critical issues relevant to both academic and professional environments such as personal responsibility and ethics CORE110 Information Literacy This course is designed to provide learners with the skills that are fundamental to becoming an information literate professional who can locate evaluate organize and communicate information The abundance and rapid flow of data requires skill development in the understanding of information resources accessing information sources determining the credibility of Internet information logically organizing sources and finally presenting the information professionally ENGL101 Composition 1 This course helps learners develop writing skills that are transferrable to any academic or workplace writing task The course guides learners through the process of planning drafting revising editing and proofreading academic and workplace writing Learners will develop skills necessary to craft coherent sentences and paragraphs to edit editing their writing for proper spelling grammar and punctuation They will learn about narrative structure and techniques as well as the elements of successful argumentation and persuasive discourse This course also guides learners through every stage of the research process Learners will develop a research plan conduct research organize and draft a research paper and then revise edit and proofread that research paper ENGL102 Composition 2 This course builds on the thinking and writing skills introduced in Composition 1 Learners will write critical argumentative essays based on their interpretations of nonfictional texts including literary film and cultural texts and in doing so will recognize the role of rhetoric in the writing situation as they craft persuasive discourse In doing so they will learn methods of questioning analyzing and evaluating their own beliefs as well as the perceptions and perspectives of others These methods of critical thinking are intended to improve the quality and organization of learners writing for any purpose including academic and workplace purposes In addition to writing essays learners will develop more advanced research strategies as well greater proficiency in APA style Prerequisite ENGL101 COM 125 Speech This course helps learners majoring in any discipline strengthen communication skills essential for success in academics and the workplace Learners will focus on listening evaluating and delivering spoken discourse based on audience and purpose Learners will evaluate why some people are more effective than others as public speakers analyze speeches and audiences study ethical considerations for speakers research and organize findings on a topic and present findings before an audience and learn techniques for identifying and reducing speech anxiety HUM 201 Ethics Ethics introduces learners to

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  • Master of Science in Leadership | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    a personal leadership profile MGMT560 Ethics in the Global Marketplace What are the challenges for an organization to be considered an ethical corporate citizen locally and globally How can an organization effectively address those challenges in a diverse global society economy and marketplace while also pursuing profitability Learners explore ethical leadership and the organization and the triple bottom line evaluating the means and potential strategies for ethically balancing profit corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability Learners also examine the local and global impact of those strategies inclusive of the impact on societies cultures economies and stakeholder constituencies LEAD510 Leadership in Context Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how economic social and or political events and relationships whether local national or worldwide affect organizations and impact culture and community Participants will develop a plan of action for dealing with that impact LEAD515 Leadership Communication and Conflict Resolution The course will teach leaders to hone and refine important communication and conflict resolution skills including interpersonal and small group communication persuasion media communication and crisis communication LEAD520 Leadership Coaching The course will help students coach mentor and empower future leaders The course will review coaching theories and models as well as the theoretical and applied aspects of teamwork Participants will focus on building the skills of collaboration Participants will articulate a personal leadership development plan LEAD560 Leading Change in Organizations Participants will learn to navigate the world of needs assessment tools in order to build an organization s ability to operate on the consistent generation of information Systems used to analyze information and implement change resulting from data will be covered through case studies individual and group exercises Participants will develop practical tools for engaging people at all levels of an organization through inevitable change LEAD565 Knowledge Based Leadership The course will cover the integration and alignment of strategic planning mission vision with goals and objectives to position organizations to transition to a knowledge based environment Participants will develop a plan for capturing tribal knowledge and using that knowledge to create and communicate a shared vision LEAD570 Leadership for the Future Participants will learn to identify trends implement change initiatives maximize resources and develop a response to changing workforce dynamics This course provides a thorough foundation in the methods used when leading project initiatives LEAD575 Organizational Structures and Behavior Participants will learn decision making models principles of organizational hierarchy and how organizations are impacted by leadership styles Participants will analyze how their own leadership behavior impacts others through 360 degree feedback LEAD580 Practical Problem Solving for Today s Organizations Working from current and relevant case studies students will develop the skills to make real world real time decisions CAPS600 Graduate Project All learners will prepare and submit a professional electronic capstone portfolio as a graduate requirement in this course The portfolio serves as an opportunity for the learners to demonstrate their achievement of their respective degree program outcomes through their degree program coursework and their commitment to lifelong learning through

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  • Lean Six Sigma | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    Six Sigma may complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Application for Admission The five courses comprising the Lean Six Sigma Certificate can be completed in eight months or less with no prerequisites Individuals completing the Lean Six Sigma Certificate at Southwestern College may apply these 15 credit hours earned toward a Bachelor of Science degree with our major in Operations Management or they can be applied as electives in other bachelor degrees offered by Southwestern College Professional Studies The Lean Six Sigma Certificate is offered both online and in the classroom The five courses are delivered in six week sessions to allow maximum flexibility for busy professionals Core Major Requirements OMGT311 Six Sigma Green Belt 1 This course is the first of a two part series to prepare professionals to participate on teams that are designed to improve redesign and create efficient customer focused business processes It will provide an understanding of how Six Sigma integrates tools and best practices from various disciplines into a more powerful system of management The teaming aspects critical to Six Sigma will be described OMGT312 Six Sigma Green Belt 2 This course is the second in a two part series and will emphasize the quantitative and problem solving techniques associated with Six Sigma Statistical Process Control SPC and how it is used for monitoring analyzing and improving quality will be covered In addition analysis of histograms and machine process capability will be studied Proficiency with problem solving tools will be gained through practical application Methods for achieving continuous improvement will be discussed The Green Belt candidates must successfully complete a process quality improvement project in the second of the two course series Prerequisite OMGT311 OMGT310 Operations Management 1 This course provides an overview of the salient aspects of operations management related to process analysis product and service delivery design work measurement reliability and quality This course is the first course in a two part series Discussion of the aspects of operations strategy supply chain management competitive advantage and the management of operations in a global environment are included OMGT320 Managing Group Dynamics Learners in this course will examine individual and group behavior within the context of the organizational design and culture Learners gain theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as motivation leadership management decision making group process and conflict resolution OMGT415 Integrative Supply Chain Management The focus of this course is on intricacies of supply chain management and disruptive factors that influence the supply chain Topics include an analysis of current practices that reflect maximum supply chain reliability and sustain delivery integrity Apply Online TODAY Learn More Today Program Level None Bachelor s Master s Doctorate Certificate Guest Select a Major None Cyber Crime Investigation Emergency Planning Enterprise Risk Management Executive Accounting Executive Leadership Executive Quality Management Homeland Security Lean Six Sigma Operational Leadership Organizational Communication Rural Healthcare Leadership Accounting Business Administration Business Quality Management Computer Programming Technology Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education General Studies Healthcare Administration Human Resource Management

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  • Master of Science in Management | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    foundations of quality management Tools and methods for analytic study including basic probability and statistics are discussed Models of quality management are utilized through practical case study application Learners will have the opportunity to apply quality management and statistical analysis to a real world project of their choice MGMT565 Financial Analysis and Management 1 This course introduces and covers a broad range of financial topics of interest to managers Differentiation between accounting and finance time value of money macroeconomics including supply and demand forecasting techniques capital budgeting and investment decisions are included CAPS600 Graduate Project All learners will prepare and submit a professional electronic capstone portfolio as a graduate requirement in this course The portfolio serves as an opportunity for the learners to demonstrate their achievement of their respective degree program outcomes through their degree program coursework and their commitment to lifelong learning through the identification of specific future learning goals All learners will be required to prepare conduct and report on an applied learning project relevant to their degree program as a second graduate requirement in this course This project will cover theory concepts practices knowledge and skills covered across the respective degree program courses and their application to a real life or simulated situation Learners projects from this course are also included in the final professional portfolio submitted at the end of the course Prerequisite Successful completion of all major courses In addition to the required courses listed above select one class from the group below LEAD560 Leading Change in Organizations Participants will learn to navigate the world of needs assessment tools in order to build an organization s ability to operate on the consistent generation of information Systems used to analyze information and implement change resulting from data will be covered through case studies individual and group exercises Participants will develop practical tools for engaging people at all levels of an organization through inevitable change MBA 544 Organizational Dynamics and Change This course provides a foundation in organizational change theory and practice Learners gain a framework for understanding and changing organizations from a micro to macro level as they learn how to create an organization that is responsive to environmental forces Change in large and small and public and private entities will be examined through analysis of real world businesses Prerequisite MBA 500 Cross Listed with MGMT520 Elective Courses Choose 12 credit hours from the following list MGMT510 Financial Accounting Learners concentrate on interpreting financial statement information using accounting information for decision making and evaluation and examining current trends in accounting of importance to the manager LEAD510 Leadership in Context Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how economic social and or political events and relationships whether local national or worldwide affect organizations and impact culture and community Participants will develop a plan of action for dealing with that impact LEAD515 Leadership Communication and Conflict Resolution The course will teach leaders to hone and refine important communication and conflict resolution skills including interpersonal and small

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  • Nursing (RN to BSN) | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    evidence based research and practice knowledge to impact progressive healthcare improvements Prerequisite NURS309 NURS331 Evidence Based Practice Learners develop the skills to read critique analyze and determine how to utilize research and existing knowledge bases in nursing practice The course provides the learner with an understanding of the evidence based process and its application to nursing care Developing the skills to access sources of evidence through databases and to utilize a model to translate the evidence to practice learners increase their knowledge and skills to participate on a team implementing evidence based care Prerequisite NURS300 NURS406 Patient Centered Care Coordination The approach toward medical care has evolved from considering the patient a subject to treat to inclusion of the patient as a member of his or her care team This course explores the importance of understanding a patient s genetic profile the patient s understanding of his or her illness the patient s culture s values beliefs and norms to be considered toward illness and treatment and the patient s own goal for treatment and its outcome help form the basis for a team based decision regarding the patient s care Because each person is a member of a community the course includes a focus on the social and economic principles that contribute toward the formation of a community s culture Learners gain knowledge in inter professional communication and the optimization of expertise Prerequisite NURS309 NURS407 The Social and Moral Context of Health Learners are introduced to the major ethical theories principles and models for the recognition analysis and resolution of ethical dilemmas in health care practice Particular attention is given to the concepts of social justice diversity and socio economic dislocations in relationship to differential access to care treatment inequity and health disparities Prerequisite NURS309 NURS408 Community Based Public Health Nursing Learners develop an understanding of the concept of partnering with the community as the basis for nursing practice in and on behalf of the community Epidemiology illness prevention health promotion disease prevention and disaster preparedness approaches are explored and applied to community settings Learners apply the practices of community assessment disease prevention and health promotion to planning implementing and evaluating community health interventions Prerequisite NURS309 NURS427 Trends and Issues Facing Healthcare Learners study current political economic and social trends affecting nursing and the healthcare system Learners will integrate knowledge from previous courses to further explore healthcare quality and safety evidenced based practice informatics and the nurse s role in today s healthcare system Prerequisite NURS309 NURS435 Professional Nursing Practicum and Project Learners explore and reflect upon the application of the program outcomes and the knowledge and skills gained from their coursework as they explore observe and further experience nursing leadership and mentorship in a healthcare setting 72 hours in one health care setting is required While working with a nurse in a leadership role the nursing learner identifies assists in providing leadership to and participates in a clinically focused project that will refine clinical leadership analytical decision making

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  • Operations Management | Top Online Bachelor and Master Degrees | Southwestern College - Professional Studies | Wichita, KS
    will be given to the presentation of evidence and artifacts from their major courses as well as recent research relevant to their major courses and their specific program outcomes The purpose of the final portfolio project is to document learner achievement and to ensure learning outcomes are met Additionally learners will conduct research and report on career potentials within their major field careers for which they are potentially most qualified and a specific career and career path of interest resulting from their research Foundation Requirements CORE101 Developing Academic and Professional Strengths How does higher education help create the type of person that businesses want to hire Learners will explore the answer to this question and in doing so help lay the foundation for academic and professional success Each learner will develop a core set of skills needed to be both an effective college student and a successful professional in the 21st century workplace Learners will develop and practice practical strategies with which to become more efficient and effective learners while also developing higher order learning skills to reflect on critical issues relevant to both academic and professional environments such as personal responsibility and ethics CORE110 Information Literacy This course is designed to provide learners with the skills that are fundamental to becoming an information literate professional who can locate evaluate organize and communicate information The abundance and rapid flow of data requires skill development in the understanding of information resources accessing information sources determining the credibility of Internet information logically organizing sources and finally presenting the information professionally ENGL101 Composition 1 This course helps learners develop writing skills that are transferrable to any academic or workplace writing task The course guides learners through the process of planning drafting revising editing and proofreading academic and workplace writing Learners will develop skills necessary to craft coherent sentences and paragraphs to edit editing their writing for proper spelling grammar and punctuation They will learn about narrative structure and techniques as well as the elements of successful argumentation and persuasive discourse This course also guides learners through every stage of the research process Learners will develop a research plan conduct research organize and draft a research paper and then revise edit and proofread that research paper ENGL102 Composition 2 This course builds on the thinking and writing skills introduced in Composition 1 Learners will write critical argumentative essays based on their interpretations of nonfictional texts including literary film and cultural texts and in doing so will recognize the role of rhetoric in the writing situation as they craft persuasive discourse In doing so they will learn methods of questioning analyzing and evaluating their own beliefs as well as the perceptions and perspectives of others These methods of critical thinking are intended to improve the quality and organization of learners writing for any purpose including academic and workplace purposes In addition to writing essays learners will develop more advanced research strategies as well greater proficiency in APA style Prerequisite ENGL101 COM 125 Speech This course

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