Course Summary
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20 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 business administration


The course objective is to provide a brief overview of MWR and a more in-depth view of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Program. It discusses history, mission, components, administration, budget, marketing, and the organization of BOSS. At the end of this course, learners will have a better understanding of the basics of BOSS and how BOSS relates within the Family and MWR organizational structure.

Learning Outcomes:

  • describe the key roles and managerial responsibilities
  • state the origins of the BOSS program
  • administer the program through effective team building, time management, records maintenance, and effective communications
  • plan BOSS special events
  • develop BOSS marketing and media plans
  • describe the budget planning process
  • develop and reconcile their BOSS budget

General Course Topics:

  • Administering BOSS Programs
  • Effective communication
  • Special events planning
  • Marketing BOSS
  • Meeting management
  • Deployment
  • Cash controls budget preparation
  • Reconciliation and how all these functions inter-relate to successfully execute and implement BOSS program components and the three BOSS pillars
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Practical exercises; Knowledge checks; Review questions

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials