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Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business

To graduate with a BA in Business, students must successfully complete all general requirements for the bachelor’s degree. (Please refer to “Degree Requirements” in “Academic Policies.”) As part of these requirements, 52 credits of course work in business administration must be completed as follows:

Required: 30 credits in the Core Curriculum

MGT 346 Career Strategies (2 credits)

Career Strategies: Choosing a Career to Maximize Inner and Outer Fulfillment

  • The course has a practical focus on career discovery and implementation. In the framework of Consciousness-Based principles for success, students consider their own skills, abilities, and objectives, and learn to design a career that utilizes their talents and creativity for maximum effectiveness, achievement, and evolution. They design an action plan to implement their career goals, and then work with the best Internet resources to research occupational interests, business and service organization profiles, and industry trends.
  • Students learn networking strategies, including interviews, and using the telephone and Internet for extending their professional networks. They also develop scripts for introducing themselves and describing their achievements and capabilities with confidence in various formats, writing about themselves in the cover letter, resume, and portfolio, and speaking about themselves and what they can offer to potential colleagues, funding agencies and employers. (variable credits)
  • Prerequisite: third year of undergraduate study

Plus 7 of the following 8 courses

MGT 201 Business Communication Skills

Creating a Frictionless Flow of communication between Sender and Receiver through Effective Presentations and Writing

  • Effective communicators are skilled at both informing and inspiring other people. This course provides instruction and practice in making oral and written presentations based on the principle that ideal communication is a friction-less flow that nourishes both sender and receiver.
  • Topics include: word processing and presentation software; library and Internet research skills; oral presentations; writing letters, reports, proposals, and manuals; and the principles of ideal communication. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: WTG 192

MGT 220 CCTS: Current Topics in Sustainable Economics

Efficiently Using Resources to Promote the Fulfillment of Individuals and Society

  • In this Critical and Creative Thinking seminar, students develop their skill in the use of logical argument, the interpretation of evidence, and the analysis of underlying assumptions to understand current issues in economics. We review the basic assumptions and logic of classical microeconomics and macroeconomics in light of their modern critique through sustainability.
  • Specific topics will vary from one offering to the next, but frequent themes in the course are the social responsibility of business, the importance of local versus global markets, equality of economic opportunity, the distribution of wealth and income, the role of government in the economy, the conservation of natural resources, and the goals of an economic system. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: STC 108.

MGT 314 Statistics for Business and the Environment

Discovering the Orderly Patterns and Relationships at the Basis of Nature’s Functioning

  • Statistics offers powerful quantitative tools based on the underlying orderliness of Nature to support improved decision-making in business and environmental management. Statistics is the art and science of finding meaningful patterns and relationships in data (data analysis), generating useful data (data production), and drawing valid conclusions from data (statistical inference).
  • In this course you will learn how to use key graphical and numerical tools of data analysis, how to effectively present your findings, and evaluate the validity of your conclusions. Environmental applications and case studies will be emphasized.
  • Topics include: graphical and numerical tools for summarizing and describing data, modeling data with probability distributions, sampling and surveys, designing experiments, hypothesis testing for means and proportions, correlation analysis, and modeling relationships using regression analysis. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: MATH 153 or equivalent.

One course in accounting:

Either:

MGT 315 Financial Accounting: Using the Self-Referral Mechanism of Financial Statements to Structure an Organization’s Progress and Prosperity

  • Accounting systems provide financial information to guide management planning, decision-making, and control. Financial statements are essential for reporting to management, stockholders, creditors, and the government.
  • Topics include fundamentals of bookkeeping, internal control, generally accepted accounting principles, inventory valuation, receivables and payables, depreciation, amortization, stocks and bonds, inflation accounting, and the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: MATH 153 or MATH 170 or MGT 314

or

MGT 316 Managerial Accounting: Creating Self-Referral Feedback Mechanisms to
Provide Data for Informed Decision-Making

This course provides analytic tools and techniques to assist management in planning, decision-making, and control.

Topics include: cost-volume-profit analysis, manufacturing
costs, job order and process costing, standard costing and variance analysis, variable and full costing, fixed and flexible budgets, responsibility accounting, direct and absorption
costing, and the behavioral implications of management accounting systems. (4 credits)

MGT 200 Principles of Business Success

Principles of Marketing, Finance, Operations, Accounting, and Human Resource Management as the Keys to Creating Happiness, Health, and Good Fortune in Business Enterprises

  • This course provides a holistic overview of business for new management majors or students from other majors. Principles of marketing, finance, operations, accounting, and human resources are taught in the perspective of an integrated business strategy and are illustrated by lively examples from videos, case studies, guest speakers, and field trips. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: STC 108/109

MGT 350 Financial Management

Intelligently Directing the Flow of Funds to Achieve the Organization’s Strategic Goals

  • Financial management provides an intelligent direction to the flow of funds for maximizing firm value. This course introduces techniques and concepts necessary to effectively manage the financial resources of any organization in order to achieve strategic goals.
  • Topics include the time value of money, stock and bond valuation, risk and return, capital investment decisions, analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, working capital management, the investment banking process, and the sources of funding for a business. Students will develop capital requirements, plan the raising of capital, and develop a cash flow design for their business plan project. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisites: MATH 153; MGT 315 preferred.

MGT 378 Marketing Management

Creating a Positive Influence to Attract, Satisfy, and Retain Customers

  • Marketing is the process of creating exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational objectives.
  • Topics include consumer behavior, market research, market segmentation, competitive positioning and strategy, advertising, pricing, distribution and channel management, selling techniques and sales force management, and new product development. Students conduct an industry analysis and write the marketing section for their business plan. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisites: MGT 314 and WTG 192.

MGT 428 Business Law and Ethics

Learning to Act in Accord with Natural and National Law— Supporting Business Interactions through Contracts, Torts, and Agency Law

  • Law is a tool of progress. It creates the legal form of the business and enables business people to communicate clearly. It facilitates their commercial relationships and averts problems before they arise. Familiarity with business law and the natural laws upon which it is based promotes success for the individual and society.
  • Topics include contracts, torts, agency, bankruptcy, secured transactions and property (real, personal, and intellectual property.) Students learn to select the most appropriate form of organization for their business and draft simple contracts. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: MGT 200

MGT 429 Human Resource Management

Designing Systems to Attract, Retain, Motivate, and Nurture the Organization’s Most Precious Resource

  • People are an organization’s most important asset. Success comes from organizing and managing people to produce the products and services that customers value.
  • This survey course exposes students to the full array of human resource functions: human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training, performance management, compensation, unions, and upholding employer/employee rights and responsibilities. The students become familiar with the role of human resource department staff in designing human resource systems, as well as the critical role line managers and supervisors play in using these systems effectively to attract, retain, and motivate employees. Students also design a comprehensive human resource section for their business plan. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: MGT 200

Required: 16 credits in one of the following Tracks

Management Track: 16 credits

Choose 12 credits from the following courses:

MGT 335 Forming and Funding a Nonprofit Organization

Skill in Action to Fulfill Unmet Needs

This workshop-style course will give students hands-on training in the steps needed to start a nonprofit organization that include establishing a board of directors, creating a mission statement, planning strategically, and following legal protocols. Students will gain a thorough grasp of fundraising by connecting with a local nonprofit organization, researching grant opportunities for it on the Foundation Center national database, and drafting an actual grant proposal. In addition, students will examine what it takes for an organization to thrive over time. (2-4 credits)

MGT 336 Social Entrepreneurship

Solving Problems from the Level of Infinite Creativity

This project-based class challenges students to employ every ounce of their creativity and apply their knowledge to finding solutions to the world’s most challenging problems, whether local or global, in the area of environmental sustainability, education, communications, or business. Each week we will connect with and learn from social entrepreneurs from around the world working in education, mobile technology, community development and so forth, and draw inspiration from their relentless vision and determination. Through the study of innovations in the social sector, we will develop an understanding of core principles and tactics of social change as well as the necessary leadership qualities of social entrepreneurs. Students will work individually or in groups to conceive of a social intervention of their own design. Students will present their plans, models and media to a committee to evaluate the potential of their work to create social change. (2-4 credits)

MGT 341 Management Information Systems

Effective managers have a good understanding of information systems and the opportunities provided by rapidly evolving technologies. Students in this course learn the fundamental concepts in the design and management of information systems. Topics include different types of information systems as well as tools and technologies such as networks, hardware, software, services and data. Attention will be paid also to hot new technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social networks and predictive analytics, with a focus on their managerial implications. The course will include several case studies and hands-on projects to develop a good understanding of information systems.

(4 credits)

MGT 382 Management and Organization

Expanded Consciousness Is the Basis of Ideal Behavior at the Individual, Team, and Organizational Levels

An understanding of the principles of human behavior at the individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational levels of analysis is critical to successful planning, organizing, and implementation by any manager. This course explores the dynamics of individual and group achievement from the perspectives of both skills and theory. Topics include: general management theory, leadership, delegation and coordination, planning and problem solving, organizational structure, and organizational change.

(4 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 201.

MGT 405 Cross-Cultural Communication:

Understanding and Appreciating Differences to Create a Frictionless Flow of Communication

Ever increasing globalization makes it imperative that students understand the different cultures in their world. This course provides frameworks useful in classifying cultures and understanding cultural norms and traditions. Analyzing case studies and participating in workshops and presentations enable students to establish patterns of behavior that facilitate cross-cultural communication.

(2–4 credits)

MGT 484 Mediation and Negotiation

Utilizing the Deepest Principles of Human Nature to Create Win-Win Solutions

This course is a survey of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration methods of resolving disputes without litigation. Students gain practical negotiation skills through workshops and case studies. Topics include: understanding other parties, building a productive framework for negotiation, defining objectives and strategy, framing proposals, and finding “win/win” solutions.

(2–4 credits)

MGT 498 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Internship in Management

Integrating Knowledge and Experience to Develop Skill in Action

This course offers practical experience through work in business administration, public administration, or educational administration. Students maintain journals that record their growth in understanding and experience, as well as their impact on the organization.

(4 credits)

Prerequisites: consent of academic advisor and written authorization of international student advisor

MGT 499 Directed Study

(Variable credits)

Prerequisite: consent of the Department faculty

Plus one of the following capstone courses courses

MGT 402 Managing for Sustainability

Maximizing the Intelligent Use of the Environment by Focusing on Environmental and Resource Policy

Ideal for both Management and Sustainable Living students, this course shows how creating an environmentally sustainable operation can provide opportunities for increasing profits. Using case studies, students learn how to apply the core principles of sustainability in agriculture, business, manufacturing, government and other activities, so that it is both profitable and beneficial to the environment. The course is project-based and covers sustainability in all areas of society from both local and global perspectives. The role of ISO 14001, responsible investing, and environmental advocacy organizations, in the transition to sustainable living, will be made clear. Students will interact with city and industry leaders and managers to create budget and return-on-investment projections for transformation to sustainable practices.

(4 credits)

MGT 432 Entrepreneurship Project

Integrating the Principles of Management to Start a Sustainable Business

This capstone course enables entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs to dynamically integrate the knowledge of the Entrepreneurship Module in the creation of their business plan to manifest their intention. Students evaluate sample business plans, review and give feedback on classmates’ business plans, and revise and present their own business plan to faculty and mentors.

(4 credits)

Prerequisites: MGT 350, MGT 378, MGT 428, MGT 429 and WTG 192

Accounting Track: 16 credits

Choose 12 credits from the following courses:

One course in accounting:

One course in accounting not taken in the Core Curriculum, either:

MGT 315 Financial Accounting

Using the Self-Referral Mechanism of Financial Statements to Structure an Organization’s Progress and Prosperity

  • Accounting systems provide financial information to guide management planning, decision-making, and control. Financial statements are essential for reporting to management, stockholders, creditors, and the government.
  • Topics include fundamentals of bookkeeping, internal control, generally accepted accounting principles, inventory valuation, receivables and payables, depreciation, amortization, stocks and bonds, inflation accounting, and the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: MATH 153 or MATH 170 or MGT 314

or

MGT 316 Managerial Accounting

Creating Self-Referral Feedback Mechanisms to Provide Data for Informed Decision-Making

This course provides analytic tools and techniques to assist management in planning, decision-making, and control. Topics include: cost-volume-profit analysis, manufacturing costs, job order and process costing, standard costing and variance analysis, variable and full costing, fixed and flexible budgets, responsibility accounting, direct and absorption costing, and the behavioral implications of management accounting systems.

(4 credits)

MGT 341 Management Information Systems

Effective managers have a good understanding of information systems and the opportunities provided by rapidly evolving technologies. Students in this course learn the fundamental concepts in the design and management of information systems. Topics include different types of information systems as well as tools and technologies such as networks, hardware, software, services and data. Attention will be paid also to hot new technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social networks and predictive analytics, with a focus on their managerial implications. The course will include several case studies and hands-on projects to develop a good understanding of information systems.

(4 credits)

MGT 440 Intermediate Accounting 1

Developing Broad Comprehension of Accounting Principles and Sharp Focus in their Application for an Accurate Financial Statement

This course sequence provides a technical analysis of how generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are applied in the presentation of published financial statements. The interplay of government, the accounting profession, and the conceptual framework of accounting at the basis of formulating GAAP demonstrate how collective consciousness interacts within itself to create steps of social evolution. References are made to technical statements and pronouncements that are the sources of GAAP, covering a variety of specific topics such as accounting for leases, pensions, and inter-period income tax.

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: MGT 315

MGT 441 Intermediate Accounting 2

This course sequence provides a technical analysis of how generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are applied in the presentation of published financial statements. The interplay of government, the accounting profession, and the conceptual framework of accounting at the basis of formulating GAAP demonstrate how collective consciousness interacts within itself to create steps of social evolution. References are made to technical statements and pronouncements that are the sources of GAAP, covering a variety of 014/15 88 specific topics such as accounting for leases, pensions, and inter-period income tax.

(4 credits)

Prerequisite: MGT 440

Plus one of the following capstone courses

MGT 408 Preparation for Professional Exam

Examinations administered by professional associations provide a standard assessment of learning in specific professional areas. This course provides an opportunity for students to review the material covered by specific professional examinations and to practice taking sample examination questions.

(4 credits)

Business Electives: at least 6 credits from among the following

Other business course*

*Any course with an MGT designation not used to meet a Core or Track requirement

FOR 437 Becoming a Leader

Strengthening Your Relationship with Your Self to Rise to True Leadership

Delving into Maharishi’s knowledge of leadership, students hear leaders interpret their leadership experiences, and leadership consultants speak on the success of consciousness-based leadership. Students examine their own experiences of leadership and discover the principles of consciousness at work in those experiences. They also consider how to apply this knowledge of leadership in their future career.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 405 Cross-cultural Communication

Note: Not for Business credit if MGT 405 has also been taken

Ever-increasing globalization makes it imperative that students understand the different cultures in their world. This course provides frameworks useful in classifying cultures and understanding cultural norms and traditions. Analyzing case studies and participating in workshops and presentations enable students to establish patterns of behavior that facilitate cross-cultural communication.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

 

FOR 423 Leadership for Community Building

Progressing Together to Enjoy Fulfillment Together

This course focuses on providing students with tools and techniques to be effective leaders and exceptional group participants. The course has an emphasis on improving communication skills and developing greater self-awareness. Students learn about individual tendencies, team dynamics, mediation and facilitation. They also learn how to recognize subtle body language in communication and how to recognize and address the needs and concerns of diverse individuals they are working with. Together students explore what it means to be a leader in our communities and specifically in the Maharishi University of Management community. The class is interactive and provides students with time to experience the lessons through various planned activities. All students interested in being part of the Peer Mentorship must take this course.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 424 Professional Success

Skill in Action
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with soft skills — intrapersonal and interpersonal — that determine a person’s ability to excel or at least fit in a particular social structure, such as a project team or a company. These skills include competencies in areas such as communication, personal habits, time-management, personal relations,  etiquette, self-motivation, self-discipline, persuasion, etc. Students will understand cultural orientation of the U.S. i.e., how people in the U.S. speak, act, negotiate and make decisions. They will also learn how these skills arise from their common source in the eternal laws of nature as explained by the Science of Creative Intelligence.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 429 Maharishi’s Principles of Success

Developing Purity of Consciousness and Aligning Behavior with Natural Law as the Foundation of Success in Every Area of Life 

Success in life is based on profound knowledge that guides action to produce the desired achievement to bring fulfillment. This course explores key themes of knowledge that highlight the contributions of Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology to individual and professional success and fulfillment in life.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 438 Ideal Relationships

Improving Your Relationships by Exploring the Principles of Natural Law That Operate in All Relationships

We live our lives in relationships, beginning with our mother, father, and family, expanding to our friends, spouse, and children, our business associates, our fellow citizens, and on to all the people of the world. Handling these relationships with wisdom, appropriateness, and love is central to our good fortune. The Science of Creative Intelligence and Maharishi Vedic Science provide insights into how all relationships have their source in the self-referral dynamics of consciousness, our own Self — and guidelines for ensuring that our relationships are in accord with the natural evolution of life in accord with natural law. The course features tapes of Maharishi, guest presentations, group projects, and practical knowledge of etiquette.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

FOR 463 Ramayana

In this course, students study the Rāmāyaṇa, one of the great epics of the Vedic Literature. Students read the Rāmāyaṇa in Sanskrit and English, and see videos of the Rāmāyaṇa created by Ramanand Sagar. Students see videotapes by Maharishi on topics related to the Rāmāyaṇa and create presentations on the Rāmāyaṇa.

(2 credits)

Prerequisite: MVS 102

Prerequisite for undergraduates: FOR 103

Students may interview for business positions and earn up to 16 elective credits of internship toward their bachelor’s degree with the approval of the BA Program Director. Students at Maharishi University of Management have a particular advantage in the competition for internships nationwide. The block calendar of month-to-month study makes it easy for a student to take off one or more months and work full-time on a business project at any time of the year. Such internships are an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge gained in the Business Administration major in a workplace setting.

Transfer Credits

  • The BA Program Director in the Business Department will work with all transfer students to maximize the amount of credit they may transfer from prior college-level work. Any potential transfer student may send their transcripts to the BA Program Director for an evaluation of transferability into the MUM Business major.

Contact: Dr. David H. Goodman, dgoodman@mum.edu

Credit for Experiential Learning

  • Students whose life experience has given them the knowledge equivalent to a course in the Business Administration major may apply to the BA Program Director for experiential learning credit. Though MUM does not have a formal policy governing credit for experiential learning, we are open to giving student credit for what they know and seek to follow the practices that are common at accredited institutions of higher education.

 


 

Graduation Requirements for the Minor in Business Administration

To graduate with a minor in business, students must complete 20 credits of course work in business including MGT 200 Principles of Business Success.

Graduation Requirements for the Minor in Government

To graduate with a minor in government, students must complete 20 credits of course work consisting of at least 8 credits of government (GOV) courses. Eligible MGT courses are those in the following list:

MGT 340 International Law

  • International law is composed of voluntary agreements between nations in a variety of contexts.
  • This course provides an introduction to the processes and evolution of international law through a survey of topics in the field with a special focus on one subject, which varies from year to year.
  • Topics include human rights, the global environment, economic integration, and global sustainability. (4 credits)

MGT 414 Taxation

Calculating the Individual and Corporate Contribution to Government Activities to Bring Fulfillment to the Goals of Society

  • State and federal taxation are instruments of social policy. The principles of taxation must be considered in the planning and decision-making process of every organization whether profit or nonprofit. This course surveys basic tax concepts and their use in individual and organizational tax planning.
  • Topics include social policy implications of taxation, concepts of income, tax reporting, taxpaying entities, deductions, property transactions, and gain or loss recognition. (2–4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: WTG 192, MGT 220

MGT 428 Business Law and Ethics

Learning to Act in Accord with Natural and National Law— Supporting Business Interactions through Contracts, Torts, and Agency Law

  • Law is a tool of progress. It creates the legal form of the business and enables business people to communicate clearly. It facilitates their commercial relationships and averts problems before they arise. Familiarity with business law and the natural laws upon which it is based promotes success for the individual and society.
  • Topics include contracts, torts, agency, bankruptcy, secured transactions and property (real, personal, and intellectual property.) Students learn to select the most appropriate form of organization for their business and draft simple contracts. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: MGT 200

MGT 429 Human Resource Management

Designing Systems to Attract, Retain, Motivate, and Nurture the Organization’s Most Precious Resource


People are an organization’s most important asset. Success comes from organizing and managing people to produce the products and services that customers value. This survey course exposes students to the full array of human resource functions: human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training, performance management, compensation, unions, and upholding employer/employee rights and responsibilities. The students become familiar with the role of human resource department staff in designing human resource systems, as well as the critical role line managers and supervisors play in using these systems effectively to attract, retain, and motivate employees. Students also design a comprehensive human resource section for their business plan. (4 credits) Prerequisite: MGT 200

MGT 484 Mediation and Negotiation

Utilizing the Deepest Principles of Human Nature to Create Win-Win Solutions

  • This course is a survey of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration methods of resolving disputes without litigation. Students gain practical negotiation skills through workshops and case studies.
  • Topics include understanding other parties, building a productive framework for negotiation, defining objectives and strategy, framing proposals, and finding “win/win” solutions. (2–4 credits)

Graduation Requirements for the Minor in World Peace

To graduate with a minor in world peace, students must complete MVS/GOV 380 The Individual as the Unit of World Peace and GOV 290 Collective Consciousness and World Peace, and 12 credits of course work from the following:

GOV 280 International Relations and Peace

Applying Principles of Cultural Integrity, Invincibility, and World Harmony to International Relations

  • This course examines contemporary international relations with an emphasis on the search for effective means to reduce and prevent armed conflict, enhance international cooperation, and promote world peace. Students will analyze in-depth case studies and write policy papers on key issues in international relations. (4 credits)

MGT 405 Cross-Cultural Communication

Understanding and Appreciating Differences to Create a Friction-less Flow of Communication

  • Ever increasing globalization makes it imperative that students understand the different cultures in their world. This course provides frameworks useful in classifying cultures and understanding cultural norms and traditions. Analyzing case studies and participating in workshops and presentations enable students to establish patterns of behavior that facilitate cross-cultural communication. (2–4 credits)

MVS 302 Bhagavad-Gita — Chapters 1–3

The Principles of Dharma, the Eternal Nature of Life, and Effortlessness of Transcending as the Basis of Right Action

  • This course studies Maharishi’s translation and commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, a work that sequentially unfolds profound principles of human behavior. The Bhagavad-Gita, as a textbook for Maharishi Vedic Science, contains the essence of the detailed knowledge of consciousness contained in the Vedic Literature.
  • Course topics include the scope, structure, and dynamics of human behavior; the seven states of consciousness; collective consciousness; and the solution to the fundamental dilemma at the basis of human suffering. (variable credits)
  • Prerequisite: (STC 108/109)

MVS 303 Bhagavad-Gita — Chapters 4–6

The Roles of Action and Silence, Knowledge and Experience, in Rising to Higher States of Consciousness

  • This course studies Maharishi’s translation and commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita, a work that sequentially unfolds profound principles of human behavior. The Bhagavad-Gita, as a textbook for Maharishi Vedic Science, contains the essence of the detailed knowledge of consciousness contained in the Vedic Literature.
  • Course topics include the scope, structure, and dynamics of human behavior; the seven states of consciousness; collective consciousness; and the solution to the fundamental dilemma at the basis of human suffering. (variable credits)
  • Prerequisite: STC 108/109

MVS 304 Application of Maharishi Vedic Science

Applications of Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Stress-Free, Harmonious, Prosperous, and Enlightened Society

  • In this course, students examine applications of Maharishi Vedic Science to education and rehabilitation, government and defense, or business and industry. Then they review research documenting the effectiveness of the technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science in these areas. (variable credits)

MVS 307 Practicum in Maharishi Vedic Science

Practicum in Maharishi Vedic Science: Individual Project in Creating Heaven on Earth

  • In this course students gain experience presenting the practical application of Maharishi Vedic Science to an area of society that they studied in MVS 304. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: MVS 304

MVS 330 Transcendental Meditation-Sidhi Course

  • The Transcendental Meditation Sidhi® (TM-Sidhi) program is a simple, natural, effortless set of procedures that accelerate the personal growth gained from the Transcendental Meditation® technique by itself. As scientific research studies have shown, the TM-Sidhi program brings faster growth of creativity, learning ability, physical health, and psychological well-being.

SL—P101 Sustainable Global Environment

  • Many believe that we currently face a real possibility of collapse in the global environment that supports human civilization and the Earth’s other living beings. How much is myth and how much is truth? How do we set about structuring a sustainable living environment that can be maintained on a global scale for all future generations?
  • This course is about the big picture that drives the global sustainable living agenda. It provides a broad perspective on the problems we face as a species. We study what can and should be done to transform the current trends effecting population growth, biodiversity, climate, energy supply and consumption, food and water security and other threats to sustainability. We explore the shift in mind set or consciousness that is needed to take us from regarding the environment and an expendable resource to treasuring it as an entity with which we must live in harmony.
  • This is the policy track core course.  (4 credits)

MGT 340 International Law

  • International law is composed of voluntary agreements between nations in a variety of contexts.
  • This course provides an introduction to the processes and evolution of international law through a survey of topics in the field with a special focus on one subject, which varies from year to year.
  • Topics include human rights, the global environment, economic integration, and global sustainability. (4 credits)

MGT 402 Managing for Sustainability

Maximizing the Intelligent Use of the Environment by Focusing on Environmental and Resource Policy

  • Ideal for both Management and Sustainable Living students, this course shows how creating an environmentally sustainable operation can provide opportunities for increasing profits. Using case studies, students learn how to apply the core principles of sustainability in agriculture, business, manufacturing, government and other activities, so that it is both profitable and beneficial to the environment.
  • The course is project-based and covers sustainability in all areas of society from both local and global perspectives. The role of ISO 14001, responsible investing, and environmental advocacy organizations, in the transition to sustainable living, will be made clear. Students will interact with city and industry leaders and managers to create budget and return-on-investment projections for transformation to sustainable practices. (4 credits)

MGT 403 World Peace Project

Applying the Consciousness-Based Approach to Peace

  • During this project, the student connects the knowledge gained from the other four or more courses in the World Peace minor, by answering the theme question: How does the Consciousness-Based Approach to Peace bring peace to the individual, the nation and the world? Each student creates a contract with the faculty advisor to design a unique response to this question, and meets on a regular basis to show progress on the project.
  • This course is taken as a formal class when 10 or more students are enrolled in it during any block. This project may also be done, with faculty approval, in the context of a preparation course for a peace conference at Maharishi University of Management or at another site. (4 credits)

MGT 484 Mediation and Negotiation

Utilizing the Deepest Principles of Human Nature to Create Win-Win Solutions

  • This course is a survey of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration methods of resolving disputes without litigation. Students gain practical negotiation skills through workshops and case studies.
  • Topics include understanding other parties, building a productive framework for negotiation, defining objectives and strategy, framing proposals, and finding “win/win” solutions. (2–4 credits)

LIT 207 The Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita: The Essence of Veda — Studied as the “Complete Guide to Practical Life,” from Ignorance to Enlightenment

  • This course will look at the Bhagavad-Gita not only for its insight and inspiration but also for the beauty of its form and language. The primary text of this course will be Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation and Commentary Chapters 1-6. We will also read the Gita’s last 12 chapters in another translation, a condensed Mahabharata, and The Legend of Bagger Vance, a novel based on the Bhagavad-Gita. We will also look briefly at works by other writers such as Emerson, Thoreau, and T.S. Eliot who have been inspired by the Gita. (4 credits)
  • Prerequisite: STC 108/109

LIT 370 Literature and the Environment

Literature and the Environment: Re-Enlivening Natural Law in Collective Consciousness — from Thoreau to Barbara Kingsolver

  • Nature and the environment has become the most celebrated cause of the last few decades, giving rise to a literature of its own.
  • In this course we will begin first with Maharishi’s vision of Nature and Natural Law, then read some traditional naturalists such as Emerson and Thoreau, and finally move to a variety of modern environmentalists. Our primary text will be the Norton Book of Nature Writing. In our reading we will study the philosophical, historical, and cultural approaches to the environment that America has inherited. Students will also read an extra text on nature to present to the class and keep a nature journal to discover what Mitchell Thomashow calls our “ecological identity.” (4 credits)

Degree Requirements for a Certificate in Business Studies

To receive a Certificate in Business Studies, students must complete 18 credits.
This includes:

  • STC 108
  • Any three undergraduate MGT courses (12 credits)

Students will also be expected to follow the Development of Consciousness requirements while they are enrolled in the certificate program

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