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Maharishi Universityof Management

Three-Year Schedule of Courses

2017 Spring-Summer (11 credits)

The Creative Intelligence module is a basic course in Consciousness-Based education that is the unique educational approach of Maharishi University of Management. Our university was inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a scientist and Vedic scholar from India. The practical aspect of STC is the Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple non-religious mental technique that produces positive effects on mental health, physical health, and social behaviors.
Operations management is concerned with the process of transforming inputs into higher-value outputs with maximum efficiency.
Topics include process design; quality management and control; lean production; supplier certification; capacity planning, facilities, and scheduling; and inventory management including materials requirements planning. Students research facility and personnel requirements, along with production and delivery plans including milestone dates for their business plan.
Students will learn key principles of data analysis and statistical thinking that underlie contemporary management approaches to improving business performance and quality through business process improvement, such as the Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma system employed by leading companies worldwide.
This course covers the theory and practice of performance improvement in both large and small organizations in the manufacturing and service sectors so that they operate in accordance with all the laws of nature. The focus will be on using lean thinking to transform every activity in an organization towards sustainable operations. Students will explore how to extend the principles, rules and tools of lean thinking to achieve sustainability along with the improvement in quality, reduction of costs, and maintenance of customer delight.
The course is based around implementing Lean Thinking in real world situations. Students will act as junior consultants under the guidance of experienced faculty. They will learn to define value from the perspective of all the stakeholders, how to map value streams, identify waste, and facilitate Kaizen-based process improvement events. They will assist with all aspects of policy deployment, which ensures that the ongoing process improvement reflects strategic business objectives while shifting the organization towards full sustainability.

2017 Fall (11 credits)

The Creative Intelligence module is a basic course in Consciousness-Based education that is the unique educational approach of Maharishi University of Management. Our university was inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a scientist and Vedic scholar from India. The practical aspect of STC is the Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple non-religious mental technique that produces positive effects on mental health, physical health, and social behaviors.
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 and development, performance evaluation, and compensation.
The current popularity of employee wellness programs demonstrates that corporate decision makers have a growing understanding of the connection between behavior, health and productivity. This course will review best practices to promote wellness among employees by improving diet, increasing exercise, reducing substance abuse, overcoming the harmful effects of stress, and creating a culture of happiness. The course will also examine the effect that such programs can have on the overall health of the company.
Leadership means accomplishing through others. Implementing successful change in organizations requires process skills in facilitating the performance of individuals and teams. The development of coherence in the collective consciousness of the organization provides for friction-less flow of communication and implementation. Topics include change management skills; life cycle of the consulting process; motivation for performance improvement; individual, interpersonal and team behavior; negotiating collaborative solutions; organizational learning; and the role of training in strategy implementation.
The aspiration of individuals to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs is most effectively undertaken on the community level. This course will focus on how to foster sustainable communities through public policy, corporate citizenship, economic development, and social marketing. As part of the course, students will prepare and give presentations to local community leaders to inspire and help them take action.

2018 Spring-Summer (11 credits)

The Creative Intelligence module is a basic course in Consciousness-Based education that is the unique educational approach of Maharishi University of Management. Our university was inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a scientist and Vedic scholar from India. The practical aspect of STC is the Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple non-religious mental technique that produces positive effects on mental health, physical health, and social behaviors.
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.
This course is a survey of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration methods of resolving disputes without litigation in the public as well as private sectors. Students gain practical negotiation skills through participation in negotiation and mediation workshops and the analysis of case studies.
Topics include understanding the perspective of other parties, analyzing the structure of negotiations, building a productive framework for negotiation, defining objectives and strategy, framing proposals, and finding “win/win” solutions.
This course is a survey of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration methods of resolving disputes without litigation in the public as well as private sectors. Students gain practical negotiation skills through participation in negotiation and mediation workshops and the analysis of case studies.
Topics include understanding the perspective of other parties, analyzing the structure of negotiations, building a productive framework for negotiation, defining objectives and strategy, framing proposals, and finding “win/win” solutions.

2018 Fall (11 credits)

The Creative Intelligence module is a basic course in Consciousness-Based education that is the unique educational approach of Maharishi University of Management. Our university was inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a scientist and Vedic scholar from India. The practical aspect of STC is the Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple non-religious mental technique that produces positive effects on mental health, physical health, and social behaviors.
Marketing is the process of creating exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational objectives. This course covers market research methods to understand consumer behavior and market segmentation with implications for product design and policies on advertising, pricing, distribution, and sales force management.
At the heart of sustainable business are customers who want sustainable products and value sustainable practices. This course explores the evolution of market segments in the sustainability arena, the range of “green” products and services, marketing research for radical product redesign, the role and use of ecolabels, marketing strategies for green products, and the current FTC rulings on environmental marketing claims.
This course presents the core aspects of marketing online, including usability oriented site architectures, pay per click campaigns, search engine optimization, social media and content strategies. Students develop a working website to demonstrate mastery of these concepts.
Web analytics is a process that extracts useful business intelligence from data about customer behavior on the Internet.
In this course, you learn how to use industry-standard analytics tools to both measure return on investment and make adjustments to online presentations in order to maximize success in achieving key performance goals.

2019 Spring-Summer (11 credits)

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.
Accounting systems provide financial information to guide management planning, decision-making, and control. Financial statements show the current standing and recent activities of the firm to management, stockholders, creditors, and the government. Topics include the fundamentals of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles applied to inventory valuation, receivables and payables, depreciation of physical assets, amortization of loans, and stocks and bonds, with implications for the interpretation and analysis of financial statements.
The new goal of sustainability requires new metrics for measuring and reporting its achievement. This course reviews measures used in “triple bottom line” reporting, where financial performance is evaluated along side of measures of employee health and wellness, corporate social responsibility, and greenhouse gas emissions. Also covered are standards for product ecolabels, “green” buildings, and sustainable organizations.

2019 Fall (11 credits)

The Creative Intelligence module is a basic course in Consciousness-Based education that is the unique educational approach of Maharishi University of Management. Our university was inspired by the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a scientist and Vedic scholar from India. The practical aspect of STC is the Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple non-religious mental technique that produces positive effects on mental health, physical health, and social behaviors.
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.
Students explore the rapidly growing field of emerging technologies for renewable energy, transportation, construction, and waste treatment—in order to select one that they will go deeply into during their capstone project.
Leadership means accomplishing through others. Implementing successful change in organizations requires process skills in facilitating the performance of individuals and teams. The development of coherence in the collective consciousness of the organization provides for friction-less flow of communication and implementation. Topics include change management skills; life cycle of the consulting process; motivation for performance improvement; individual, interpersonal and team behavior; negotiating collaborative solutions; organizational learning; and the role of training in strategy implementation.
Socially responsible investing screens companies according to their industry and operational practices, looking for the businesses that will be sustainable in the long run. This introductory course reviews the basics of investment analysis, examines the philosophy that money is colored by how it is earned, and reviews the practices and performance of socially responsible investment funds.

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