Year: First Year

Organizational Management

This course provides an introduction to management for organizational effectiveness.  Students will explore research and techniques to improve communication and inspire others. By exploring the benefits and limitations of different leadership and communication styles, students will expand their ability to motivate and provide purpose for their teams.

Project Management

An overview of Project Management theory, with examples from academic and credit union sector projects. Provides tools and techniques for project definition, goal creation, budgeting, timeline planning, risk analysis, team-building, tracking and managing the project, and project post-review and analysis. This course provides the foundation for the service-learning project portions of the WCMS curriculum.  All …

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Financial Management I or Financial Management II

This course analyzes the foundations of finance with emphasis on credit union management. Key topics include valuation of assets and liabilities, risk and risk management, understanding financial statements and key accounting ratios.  Financial Management II is designed for students with previous training and/or responsibilities in finance and allocates more class time to current credit union …

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Economics I or Economics II

A first course on the fundamentals of economics and modern market economies. Explores the principles of micro and macroeconomics, including the role of supply and demand in a market economy, the determination of interest rates, and the estimation of present value and decision making across time.  The course also explores how economic conditions affect credit …

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Credit Union History and Philosophy

This course explores the history and business structure of credit unions and cooperatives.  What is the societal role of nonprofit cooperatives and why are U.S. credit unions are tax exempt?  The course explores the historical roots and modern mandate of credit union’s mandates to serve the underserved.

Credit Union Management

This course helps students discover the elements of a strategic market position.  Students will understand the dynamics of strategy and develop the strategic management position for a credit union.

Communications

This course presents the elements of effective communication with application to appropriate writing styles for business.  Students will develop appropriate communication styles to use when working with colleagues using various technological means.

Business Law

This course provides an introduction to business law from a practical legal standpoint, drawing from credit union experience. This course will focus on corporate and business law, establish a foundation for contract and tort law, and provide an introduction to human resources.

Organizational Behavior

This course covers the basic principles of organizational behavior and management, including how individuals make decisions and motivate others, how to influence groups, and how to exert leadership throughout an organization.