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Dolan School Of Business

Now available fully online and entirely over the summer, the Business Essentials Certificate (Mini MBA) is for students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in something other than business who would now like to gain basic business knowledge. This program is ideal for:

  • New small business owners who want to get an overview of the major areas of running a business
  • New graduates who aren’t sure if they want to commit to an MBA program
  • Anyone seeking a flexible program that allows you to take these courses over one summer

These courses are also the required foundational courses in the MBA program. Should you decide to continue once completing the certificate, all 12 graduate credits will apply to the Fairfield MBA.

Available Online Courses

AC 400 - Introduction to Accounting (3 Credits): This course examines the basic concepts necessary to understand the information provided by financial and managerial accounting systems. The focus is on interpretation of basic information, as students learn about internal and external financial reporting. Topics include: accrual accounting; revenue and expense recognition; accounting for assets, liabilities, and equities; accumulation and assignment of costs to products and services; and budgeting. This course is offered in Summer Session II.

FI 400 - Principles of Finance (3 Credits): This course examines the fundamental principles of modern finance that are helpful in understanding corporate finance, investments, and financial markets. More specifically, the course examines the time value of money; the functioning of capital markets; valuation of stocks, bonds, and corporate investments; risk measurement; and risk management. Students learn to use sources of financial data and spreadsheets to solve financial problems. This course is offered in Summer Session II.

MG 400 - Organizational Behavior (3 Credits): This course examines micro-level organizational behavior theories as applied to organizational settings. Topics include motivation, leadership, job design, interpersonal relations, group dynamics, communication processes, organizational politics, career development, and strategies for change at the individual and group levels. The course uses an experiential format to provide students with a simulated practical understanding of these processes in their respective organizations. The course is offered in Summer Session I.

MK 400 - Marketing Management (3 Credits): This course examines analytical and managerial techniques that apply to marketing functions with an emphasis on the development of a conceptual framework necessary to plan, organize, direct, and control the product and strategies needed for promotion, distribution and pricing of a firm's products. The course also considers the relationship of marketing to other units within a firm. This course is offered in Summer Session II.

*QA 400 - Applied Business Statistics (3 Credits): Using spreadsheet software, this hands-on course teaches a variety of quantitative methods for analyzing data to help make decisions. Topics include: data presentation and communication, probability distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing and regression, and time series analysis. This course uses numerous case studies and examples from finance, marketing, operations, accounting, and other areas of business to illustrate the realistic use of statistical methods. This course is offered in Summer Session II. It does not count towards the Business Essentials Certificate.

Admission Procedures for the Business Essentials Certificate (Mini-MBA)

  1. Apply online and complete the formal application
  2. Pay a non-refundable $60 application fee
  3. Submit your official undergraduate transcript
  4. Submit a professional resume

Send all admission documents to:

Committee on Graduate Admission
Dolan School of Business
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Questions

Dr. Mark LeClair
203-254-4000, ext. 3019
mleclair@fairfield.edu

To enroll in a single course as a visiting, non-matriculated student: If you are not currently enrolled in a Fairfield graduate degree or certificate program, and would like to enroll in a summer course, please enroll using Non-Matriculated Student Status.

Graduate School Of Education And Allied Professions

The Educational Technology program is offering two online courses over the summer that serve as the foundation for the online graduate certificates in Classroom Technology Integration and Learning Design and Technology or for the full MA in Educational Technology. The Certificate in Classroom Technology Integration is designed to provide a foundational understanding of technology integration, its principles, and its practices to teachers seeking to strengthen their educational technology skills. The Certificate in Learning Design and Technology geared to those students seeking to design and deliver educational programs and professional development/worker training in settings other than educational institutions, e.g., corporate training and human resource departments.

Available Online Courses

MD 400 – Introduction to Educational Technology (3 Credits): This foundational course offers a hands-on overview of effective teaching methods using digital technologies. Candidates will gain understanding of the potential applications of educational technology in schools, organizational settings, and higher education. The course develops candidates' skills in using digital technologies to design and implement effective learning environments for students from diverse academic and social backgrounds. This course is offered in the Full Summer Session.

MD 460 – Principles of Instructional Development (3 Credits): This course covers the principles and application of systemic design of instruction in multimedia curricula design. Topics include designing, developing, and evaluating instructional materials; selecting media; conducting needs assessment and learner analysis; writing instructional objectives; and assessing learner performance. Candidates analyze, evaluate, and propose potential solutions to selected case studies and conduct a needs assessment. This course is offered in Summer Session I.

Admission Procedures for the Certificates in Classroom Technology Integration or Learning Design and Technology

  1. Apply online and complete the formal application
  2. Pay a non-refundable $60 application fee
  3. Submit your official undergraduate transcript
  4. Submit a professional resume

Questions

Dr. Joshua Elliott
203-254-4000, ext. 2540
jelliott@fairfield.edu

To enroll in a single course as a visiting, non-matriculated student: If you are not currently enrolled in a Fairfield graduate degree or certificate program, and would like to enroll in a summer course, please enroll using Non-Matriculated Student Status.

School Of Engineering

Available Online Courses

ME423 – Thermal Management of Microdevices (3 Credits): This course addresses the thermal design in electronic assemblies which includes thermal characteristics, heat transfer mechanisms and thermal failure modes. Thermal design of electronic devices enables engineers to prevent heat-related failures, increase the life expectancy of the system, and reduce emitted noise and energy consumption. This course provides the required knowledge of heat transfer for such analysis and various options available for thermal management of electronics. This course also presents advanced methods of removing heat from electronic circuits, including heat pipes, liquid immersion and forced convection.  This course is offered in the Full Summer Session.

ME453 – Turbomachinery (3 Credits): Theory and fundamentals of modern turbomachinery for aerospace (helicopter, aircraft) and power generation (marine, industrial) applications. Brayton engine cycle analysis and performance improvement are examined. Applications of the principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to the design of turbines and compressors are discussed; analysis and velocity diagram for axial compressors, centrifugal compressors and axial turbines. Discussion of combustion and environmental emissions is included. Students are required to conduct an independent research on one of the new and emerging energy sources, write a research report and make a class presentation on their research. This course is offered in the Full Summer Session.

SW 406 – Web Client-Side Development (3 Credits): This course introduces the student to developing browser applications for use on the web. Students learn client side concepts including the display of static information. The course topics include designing and authoring web pages, usability, search engine optimization, markup languages, style sheet, the client side document object model, and making web pages dynamic on the client side. This course is offered in the Full Summer Session.

To enroll in a single course as a visiting, non-matriculated student: If you are not currently enrolled in a Fairfield graduate degree or certificate program, and would like to enroll in a summer course, please enroll using Non-Matriculated Student Status.

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