Innovation and Design

CID 1301 - Foundations of Cultural Competence
Hours: 3
This course offers an overview of cultural competence considerations, including the definition of cultural competence, characteristics of different cultural systems, behaviors of culturally competent individuals, and the relationship these considerations have on justice.

CID 100 - Orientation
Hours: 0
This course will serve as an orientation for those entering the CID programs, highlighting the expectations and requirements of the program.

CID 111 - Critical Thinking
Hours: 3
Critical thinking is a necessary skill for anyone to be able to problem solve including making clear decisions and conclusions. This course dissects the components of arguments and helps students interpret them based on their own perspectives. The students are introduced to the processes of logical reasoning to interpret arguments and learn how to evaluate the quality of reasoning behind arguments, interpretations, and/or beliefs.

CID 225 - Record Keeping for Leaders
Hours: 3
This competency course explores the foundational knowledge of record-keeping, including recording transactions, understanding financial statements and long-term liabilities, cash flow and financial statement analysis, and other budgeting tools that impact decision-making. Students learn how to make better business decisions based on information derived from analyzing transactions, financial statements, cost, and financial ratios.

CID 302 - Statistics
Hours: 3
This course introduces the topics of descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency and variation and representing data graphically) and statistical inference. Inference will involve sampling techniques, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple regression. Applications emphasize interpretation of data and inferences for improvement.

CID 331 - Growth Hacking
Hours: 3
In this course, students will learn innovative techniques to reach and engage customers at scale through a variety of digital channels. Students will create prototype companies at the beginning of the course and learn new techniques to build on digital concepts. Skills learned include but are not limited to web design, email marketing, social media, and digital advertising, alongside earning digital platform certifications. Students will complete the course with 6 projects and 1 professional portfolio to showcase your hard work.

CID 334 - Agile Design
Hours: 3
Students will learn the foundations of graphic design taught for non-designers. Using elements and principles of design, students will learn how to think and create like a designer. Applying human-centered thinking to develop dynamic, engaging and effective visual communication pieces, students will gain hands-on experience with lightweight, approachable, and modern design tools. Come to listen, understand, and interpret feedback and use it as a competitive advantage. Finish the course with 6 design projects and 1 professional portfolio.

CID 335 - Agile Audiovisual
Hours: 3
Students will learn to tell stories, shoot and edit in a streamlined way with lightweight, modern technology and applications. Students will gain an understanding of industry vocabulary with hands-on experience planning, coordinating, and producing compelling content. Students will level-up their content creation skills through in-depth video lessons, personalized feedback sessions and immersive projects. Project scenarios include creating short and long-form video, designing a photo gallery, curating a digital portfolio and more. Students complete the course with 6 projects and 1 professional portfolio

CID 336 - No-Code Coding
Hours: 3
Students will earn to build apps and automations without code using approachable, modern, industry-standard “no-code” development tools. Students will learn how to ideate, prototype, create, and test apps and automations for impact. Students will gain an understanding the importance of user experience and how to design apps and automations that improve human interaction. Students will complete the course by designing 5 start-ups in 5 weeks and complete the course with 1 professional portfolio.

CID 338 - Talent Leadership in Human Resources
Hours: 3
This course looks at the different roles that the human resource department plays in a company and the skills needed to accomplish the day-to-day activities of HR personnel. Emphasis is placed on the role of HR management in the strategic management process of a company. Processes used by HR departments to recruit talent, train, and conduct performance appraisals are covered. Workplace discrimination, labor laws, and global trends are also examined.

CID 342 - Leading Innovation
Hours: 3
This course helps students develop the critical thinking skills needed for a role as an organizational leader, whether starting and operating a small business or not-for-profit organization or working for an existing corporation or company. In other words, the hallmark of a successful manager and leader is treating the company for which an individual work as if it were your own. As such, this course develops the basic skills individuals need to evaluate opportunities that can be applied across myriad managerial and leadership positions, anticipate challenges, assess the best course of action, monitor its progress, make adjustments, develop competitive advantages, seize and respond to opportunities, adapt to market changes, and the like.

CID 346 - Numbers for Leaders
Hours: 3
This course covers key components of financial leadership by exposing students to the financial skills needed for professional and personal success. Emphasis is on analyzing and interpreting data to write, decide and lead competently in both personal and professional arenas.

CID 347 - Research Methods
Hours: 3
The course is an introduction to two main categories of research methodology-- quantitative and qualitative research-- and their related components, including sample or case selection procedures, data gathering techniques, data analytical procedures. Some references are made to mixed methods, also.

CID 356 - Personal Branding and Identity
Hours: 3
This course will guide students through the process to research and create a personal brand and identity using social and career networking platforms. Students will explore best practices to create and sustain their personal brand that is aligned to their career goals after graduation.

CID 422 - Project Management for Leaders
Hours: 3
Students will explore a leader's responsibility for conceiving, designing, implementing, and managing the organization's overall objectives, culture, and environment as part of the project management process. Within this context, the course primarily focuses on understanding project management, aligning project management with the organization, project management oversight, projects as capital investments, globalization, and resources optimization.

CID 431 - Developing Globally Competent Leaders
Hours: 3
This course dissects the components of global competence and helps students to interpret them in relation to the critical role of leadership. Students are introduced to a wide variety of resources that have been shown to improve levels of global competence. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to better interpret and understand their own strengths and development areas that may benefit from further study and attention

CID 450 - Fostering an Inclusive Environment
Hours: 3
The course will examine the role of inclusion and how this influences the quality of social connections, openness to learning, agility, and depth of decision-making. Through self-reflection, students will learn concrete strategies to foster greater inclusion in the groups they lead.