Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
WCUN-0019
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
162 hours taken in 2-week sessions over 3 summers. In addition, students complete 2 major projects, the first between year 1 and year 2 and the second between year 2 and year 3. The third year requires taped and evaluated presentations and computer financ
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Business Communications
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Strategic Management
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Service Operations Management
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Applied Leadership
Graduate 3 Managerial Finance
Graduate 3 Managerial Accounting
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Survey Of Finance
The total number of hours recommended for the completion of the Western CUNA Management School is 3 semester hours at the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 12 semester hours at the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, and 6 semester hours in the graduate degree category.
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide credit union personnel with advanced education, technical skills, and knowledge related to the strategic management and leadership of financial institutions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze and respond appropriately and strategically to the economic environment
  • Utilize principles and techniques of financial management to assess the current and projected future condition of credit unions
  • Articulate the value of credit unions to members, and explain the historic, ethical and legal foundation of credit union differentiation in the financial services industry
  • Identify appropriate and effective political advocacy avenues to support credit union members
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and knowledge in the management of human resources
  • Create and evaluate a multi-year strategic plan for a financial institution
  • Access a network of peer and senior credit union professionals able and willing assist in their professional development
  • Apply strategic management principles to the administration of financial institutions
  • Evaluate and comply with current legal thinking in business and employment law
  • Plan and Implement modern project management and change management techniques to oversee a business endeavor
  • Display critical thinking skills to solve problems and develop strategic business solutions through the integrated use of qualitative and quantitative tools from across multiple disciplines
  • Effectively present and communicate both orally and in writing

General Course Topics:

  • Accounting
  • Business ethics
  • Business law
  • Communications
  • Corporate strategy
  • Credit union history and philosophy
  • Credit union operations
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Organizational behavior
  • Project management
  • Technology
  • Leadership
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

80%
Supplemental Materials