General Studies Courses

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.

Upcoming Start Dates

LEAD580: Leadership, Community, and Collaboration in a Complex Environment

 Course Description: Examines the complex challenges associated with effective leadership in organizations and explores both individual and collaborative approaches drawn from learners’ experience and the most recent literature and research in order to inform leadership and successful organizational change. Learners will explore dimensions of personal and strategic leadership, the dynamics of personal and organizational change, and their roles as catalysts for change.  Credits: 3.00

LEAD580: Leadership, Community, and Collaboration in a Complex Environment

 Course Description: Examines the complex challenges associated with effective leadership in organizations and explores both individual and collaborative approaches drawn from learners’ experience and the most recent literature and research in order to inform leadership and successful organizational change. Learners will explore dimensions of personal and strategic leadership, the dynamics of personal and organizational change, and their roles as catalysts for change.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
November 2, 2020 December 13, 2020 TBD Blended

PCOM645: Organizational Design, Communication and Knowledge Management

 Course Description: Organizational leaders must consider the impact of their design choices not only on business performance, but also on employees, customers, and the communities and societies in which they operate. This course discusses the systematic approach to configuring and aligning structure with strategy and includes an examination of the links between communications, processes, knowledge, metrics, leadership and people practices, with culture and strategic direction in organizations. Using case studies, application of theoretical principles, interactive discussions and activities, students will explore how organizations can be designed for optimal performance and sustainability. Focuses on effective organizational design in both traditional and innovative organizations with special emphasis on innovative organizational forms and knowledge management principles. Team projects include inventing new possibilities for real organizations.  Credits: 3.00

PCOM645: Organizational Design, Communication and Knowledge Management

 Course Description: Organizational leaders must consider the impact of their design choices not only on business performance, but also on employees, customers, and the communities and societies in which they operate. This course discusses the systematic approach to configuring and aligning structure with strategy and includes an examination of the links between communications, processes, knowledge, metrics, leadership and people practices, with culture and strategic direction in organizations. Using case studies, application of theoretical principles, interactive discussions and activities, students will explore how organizations can be designed for optimal performance and sustainability. Focuses on effective organizational design in both traditional and innovative organizations with special emphasis on innovative organizational forms and knowledge management principles. Team projects include inventing new possibilities for real organizations.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
May 25, 2020 August 2, 2020 TBD Blended
October 19, 2020 December 20, 2020 TBD Blended
January 4, 2021 March 7, 2021 TBD Online
October 18, 2021 December 19, 2021 TBD Blended

WINV690: Workplace Innovation: Strategy and Culture

 Course Description: Considers the need for embedding innovation in both strategy and culture within an organization. Identifies leadership practices necessary to encourage and support innovation. Students will examine models and tools for understanding how workplace culture can be measured and managed, alongside innovative approaches to strategy development.  Credits: 3.00

WINV690: Workplace Innovation: Strategy and Culture

 Course Description: Considers the need for embedding innovation in both strategy and culture within an organization. Identifies leadership practices necessary to encourage and support innovation. Students will examine models and tools for understanding how workplace culture can be measured and managed, alongside innovative approaches to strategy development.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
March 23, 2020 May 24, 2020 2600.00 Online
March 22, 2021 May 23, 2021 TBD Online