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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

College Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Courses - NSCI Graduate Level

501. Project Management for Scientists (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Not open to majors in the College of Business Administration.
Best practices utilized in scientific project management; includes project initiation, team dynamics, planning, scheduling, risk management, control, closure and evaluation. Applying gained knowledge to manage a project in their own scientific discipline.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs)

502. Leadership and Management for Scientists (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Not open to majors in the College of Business Administration. On-line only
Prepares students entering science-related careers with a foundation in management skills. Fundamentals of leadership, teamwork, motivation, planning, and organizational strategy and structure are presented along with human resource management topics including performance management, recruitment and selection, compensation and employment law.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours activity)

503. Accounting and Finance for Scientists (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Not open to majors in the College of Business Administration. On-line only.
Introduction to concepts of accounting and financial management, focusing on scientific grants and contracts. Topics include: budgeting, planning and control; brake-even, cost benefit and financial statement analysis; time-value of money; risk-return; capital and long term financing and investments.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours activity)

504. Introduction to Regulatory Science (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Not open to majors in the College of Business Administration. On-line only
Introduction to legal and regulatory issues important in engineering, technology, and scientific activities in the pharmaceutical, and medical device industries
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours activity)

505. Professional Ethics (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Not open to majors in the College of Business Administration. On-line only
Introduction to the standards of professional practice and codes of ethics in the responsible conduct of scientific research. Course objectives fulfill the federally mandated requirements and professional standards for training in the area of scientific ethics and best practices.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours activity)

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