Engaging and Retaining Human Capital
This course is focused on evaluating the effectiveness of an organization’s human resource programs in motivating and retaining employees. The topics of employee motivation, satisfaction and commitment are discussed. HR policies that meet organizational needs, are legally compliant, and are viewed by employees to be fair are examined.
Financial Communication and Interviewing
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for personal financial planners, business professionals, coaches, counselors, and therapists to help them improve their client communication and interviewing skills. This course examines the practical application of advanced communication and interviewing skills. This course introduces students to:
- speaking the language of the subconscious
- the psychology of optimal client experiences (internal and external factors)
- methods of establishing rapport
- exquisite listening™ techniques
- the use of open-ended inquiries, active listening, and summarizing
- understanding client ambivalence to change
- techniques to overcome client resistance to change
- neurolinguistic programming, and
- motivational interviewing.
- Learning Objectives
Health Behavior Modification (HWC 650)
This course studies behavior modification theories and techniques that can be applied to affect human behavior. Students explore methods, terminology and procedures used, as well as the development and history of behavior modification. Students evaluate and research papers that are based on behavior modification practices and procedures. An emphasis is placed on effective interpersonal communication with others that can lead to positive health outcomes.
Innovation and Design Thinking
The Creighton University Design Thinking program combines the techniques of empathy, defining the challenge, ideation, prototyping, and testing used by experts in the field with those used by Creighton alumni in real-world examples to help you approach your own challenges at work and home.
The program includes:
- online videos
- textbook and online readings
- final collaborative real world challenge
The lessons in this program lead you through the design thinking steps and enable you not only to participate in design thinking activities, but lead them as well. This program follows the Jesuit values of empathy, diversity and positive social change. Learn how you can make impactful contributions as you approach a variety of challenges!
Introduction to Business and Data Analytics
The course provides an overview of business analytics as well as introduces and reinforces the concepts common to all modern statistical methods. Coverage includes sampling, confidence, hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression.
Introduction to Collaborative Care for Educators & Clinicians
This course introduces the basics about interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP). The course is offered in a self-paced online format with a competency-based approach. Each lesson builds on previous content.
In addition to basic IPECP terminology, participants will gain an understanding based on the four Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, the basics of effective health care teamwork and how to lead an interprofessional team. You’ll learn from instructors who are experts both in IPECP and in online teaching. In addition, the course offers a flexible learning approach and can be completed anywhere, anytime.
The course offers eight (8) CMEs through Creighton University’s Health Sciences Continuing Education, which has joint accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the first university to receive this accreditation.
Introduction to Collaborative Care for Students
This online, self-paced course provides a basic introduction to the concepts of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) for health professions students–at Creighton or other institutions. The course is designed to be .5 credits or 8 contact hours.
Students receive an introduction to:
- Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
- Roles and responsibilities of health care providers on the team
- Health care team development and dynamics
The course is integrated with cases for application and knowledge growth.
Introduction to Financial Psychology
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills to use with individuals, families and business owners to help them meet their financial goals. This course is an introductory financial psychology course that examines the intersection between financial planning, financial coaching, and financial therapy. This course introduces students to:
- the impact of early financial experiences on money beliefs, financial behaviors, and an individual’s ability to achieve business and personal financial goals
- money disorders frequently seen by financial professionals
- techniques to establish rapport with clients
- tools to help clients change problematic/destructive money-related behaviors
- techniques to deal with client resistance to change
- tools to work with couples and families
- cognitive biases that influence investing behavior
- methods for integrating financial psychology knowledge and tools into personal financial planning
This is an online course through Creighton University worth 3 credits. It is one of five courses in the Certificate in Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance
Managing Projects, Part 2: Applying the Fundamentals
Building on Managing Projects, Part 1 – Understanding the Fundamentals, Managing Projects, Part 2: Applying the Fundamentals provides the opportunity to apply various tools and techniques to plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project via a project simulation. You will focus on practice and application. Students work in teams to approach a complex project management scenario and take a project from initiation through closing using a tailored approach that integrates the various topics covered in both courses and allows for direct application of tools and techniques.
This course incorporates the use of experiential learning including hands-on activities and group exercises to create various project documents, tools, and artifacts to achieve measurable objectives, identify and manage project scope, estimate project time and costs, manage resource requirements and assignments, determine work required and task dependencies, and monitor and control project execution.
This course is aligned with the industry-leading standard in project management worldwide, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and focuses on the five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and 47 associated processes in the PMBOK® Guide.
Mastering Projects – Advanced Topics, Tools and Techniques
Course 2 of 2 in the “Project Management Mastering Projects” Badge.
Part 1 is: “Mastering Projects: Real World Agile in Practice”
In this course, participants will build upon the fundamentals covered in the “Managing Projects” courses by applying knowledge, tools and techniques to scenarios and case studies. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning exercises both individually and in teams, and explore specific topics in greater detail including: interpersonal skills, identifying opportunities and threats, requirements gathering, critical path and critical chain methods, project performance management, and procurement/contracting.
MBA 706 is aligned with the PMI®, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the leading project management standard worldwide today. This course is intended to engage participants and inspire them to develop a pragmatic approach for managing projects by combining their experience (both classroom and career) and knowledge with industry standards and good practice. Students are encouraged to continue building a project management “toolbox” by adding additional components acquired from the course as well as through discoveries made in class from other students, through work experiences, via in-class experiential activities and through research.
Advanced topics and specific project management tools, techniques and methods are introduced in this course and additional time is spent exploring the ten knowledge areas and five process groups outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Your application to the Creighton Graduate School, Heider College of Business is embedded in the course registration process. You can leverage your education and earn a Badge or Certificate in Project Management and these credits apply towards Creighton’s MBA or MSBIA graduate degrees. It is highly recommended that students have several years of working experience, prior business-related coursework, and have taken MBA 501 and 502 before taking this course.