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Summer/Autumn 2013
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May 15, 2013

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Course Requirements

First Year 

Second Year

MPS 500

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Introduces students to organizational theories and practices useful to public service managers. Teaches how to use structural, human resource, political and symbolic perspectives to rethink public service organizations. Provides an introduction to managerial issues including workforce diversity, decision making and leadership; stresses critical thinking and writing skills.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student of the School of Public Service is a prerequisite for this class.

CMNS 546

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Explores presentational skills, interviewing skills, bargaining and negotiating skills, and small group communication skills. Surveys topics critical to effective managerial communication in a corporate environment. (Cross-listed with PRAD 510).

WRD 522

WRITING IN THE PROFESSIONS

Improves writing skills useful in semitechnical and nontechnical professions; emphasis on style, tone, awareness of purpose and audience; effective memo, proposal and report design.

MPS 515

NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

This course explores key issues in operations budgeting and capital budgeting. Specific skill sets include cash flow analysis, variance analysis, present value techniques, interpreting financial statements, and evaluating financial performance.
Prerequisites:
MPS 500 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 530

LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS

This course utilizes a theoretical framework to provide a foundation of understanding of effective leadership in organizations. The opportunity for self-assessment of leadership strengths and management styles, as well as reflection and action planning for individual leadership development, is also provided. To enhance self-assessment, there are questionnaires, as well as classroom exercises, experienced in a supportive group environment. Examples of effective organizational leadership are also critically examined in case studies. Current leadership topics to be covered include values and vision, strategy, organizational culture, management style, leading groups and teams, and coaching, thus providing analysis from both the macro and micro organizational levels. Offered twice a year.

MPS 519

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

This course teaches students the theories and techniques of resource development. We discuss the fundraising tradition in the U.S., principal donor types, theories of donor behavior, and the organizational, legal and ethical contexts of fundraising. Students learn basic fundraising tools, including planning, grant writing, special events, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. Students work as volunteer consultants with nonprofit partners to analyze their current fundraising strategies and materials and help them develop new ones.

THE 521

ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR

All study revolves around this weekly seminar that includes aspects of the Chicago Shakespeare work experience and DePaul course integration in addition to readings, field trips, projects, and time for independent study. The Synthesis Seminar is fluid and reflective, allowing for both examination of coursework and on-the-job experience. Each seminar session synthesizes the students' weekly studies, experiences both at work and in the community, independent research, and natural curiosity in close connection with Theatre School faculty, program director, and the Chicago Shakespeare department heads.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 522

ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR

All study revolves around this weekly seminar that includes aspects of the Chicago Shakespeare work experience and DePaul course integration in addition to readings, field trips, projects, and time for independent study. The Synthesis Seminar is fluid and reflective, allowing for both examination of coursework and on-the-job experience. Each seminar session synthesizes the students' weekly studies, experiences both at work and in the community, independent research, and natural curiosity in close connection with Theatre School faculty, program director, and the Chicago Shakespeare department heads.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 523

ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR

All study revolves around this weekly seminar that includes aspects of the Chicago Shakespeare work experience and DePaul course integration in addition to readings, field trips, projects, and time for independent study. The Synthesis Seminar is fluid and reflective, allowing for both examination of coursework and on-the-job experience. Each seminar session synthesizes the students' weekly studies, experiences both at work and in the community, independent research, and natural curiosity in close connection with Theatre School faculty, program director, and the Chicago Shakespeare department heads.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 511

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

Work training course as full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Specialized training in company operations of tickets sales, gift processing, customer service, house management, producing, company management, budget development, special event planning, subscription campaign, marketing and development, facilities operations, and organizational structure.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 512

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

Work training as full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Specialized training in company operations of ticket sales, gift processing, customer service, house management, producing, company management, budget development, special event planning, subscription campaign, marketing and development, facilities operations, and organizational structure.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 513

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

Work training as full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Specialized training in company operations of ticket sales, gift processing, customer service, house management, producing, company management, budget development, special event planning, subscription campaign, marketing and development, facilities operations, and organizational structure.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

MPS 525

WORKING WITH NONPROFIT BOARDS

This course examines the legal and philosophical reasons that nonprofit organizations are governed by an external board of directors. Membership, structure and process for this body are examined, as well as the relationship of employees to the individual board members and the policies established by this group.

MPS 561

LAW AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Introduces laws and regulations governing nonprofit organizations, including procedures for incorporation, maintenance of tax-exempt status, and compliance with relevant labor laws. No legal background is assumed.

AP 550

ORGANIZATIONAL AND INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS

This area addresses the human and structural issues that professionals encounter within practice (work) environments, providing students with the opportunity to consider how their professional role in the focus area affects and is affected by systems, technology, structure and other people within their practice settings.

THE 621

ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR

All study revolves around this weekly seminar that includes aspects of the Chicago Shakespeare work experience and DePaul course integration in addition to readings, field trips, projects, and time for independent study. The Synthesis Seminar is fluid and reflective, allowing for both examination of coursework and on-the-job experience. Each seminar session synthesizes the students' weekly studies, experiences both at work and in the community, independent research, and natural curiosity in close connection with Theatre School faculty, program director, and the Chicago Shakespeare department heads. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 622

ARTS LEADERSHIP SYNTHESIS SEMINAR

All study revolves around this weekly seminar that includes aspects of the Chicago Shakespeare work experience and DePaul course integration in addition to readings, field trips, projects, and time for independent study. The Synthesis Seminar is fluid and reflective, allowing for both examination of coursework and on-the-job experience. Each seminar session synthesizes the students' weekly studies, experiences both at work and in the community, independent research, and natural curiosity in close connection with Theatre School faculty, program director, and the Chicago Shakespeare department heads.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 611

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

Work training as full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Specialized training in company operations of ticket sales, gift processing, customer service, house management, producing, company management, budget development, special event planning, subscription campaign, marketing and development, facilities operations, and organizational structure.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 612

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

Work training as full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Specialized training in company operations of ticket sales, gift processing, customer service, house management, producing, company management, budget development, special event planning, subscription campaign, marketing and development, facilities operations, and organizational structure. (4-6 credit hours)
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 613

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM

Work training as full-time employment at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Specialized training in company operations of ticket sales, gift processing, customer service, house management, producing, company management, budget development, special event planning, subscription campaign, marketing and development, facilities operations, and organizational structure.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.

THE 681

ARTS LEADERSHIP THESIS PROJECT

As the final term of the Synthesis Seminar, this course focuses on the culmination of the program and successful completion of a final capstone project. These projects will be individually selected in conference with the Program Director during the second year of the program. Possible projects include analytical reports, a specific and substantial employment undertaking, and exploration and treatise with an innovative focus in the industry.
Prerequisites:
Status as Graduate Theatre student is a prerequisite for this class.