BUS 690A - Contemporary Issues in Business: Career Management

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Designed for graduate students and mid-career professionals. The Career Management course consists of a variety of career exploration and development experiences designed to prioritize and focus your career search efforts as well as develop your leadership, communication and personal marketability. The course spans 8 weeks and will cover 4 distinct sections.

  • Career Direction - where am I going into the future; what is my career fit?
  • Skill Development - resume/cover letter/interview/networking/personal brand management
  • Internship / Job Search - strategies and implementation
  • Professional Development - creating executive presence, strategic networking, transitioning from mid-level positions into an executive role, confronting ethical and integrity issues in the workplace, and communications

Call (970) 491-2865 or email mbaadvisors@business.colostate.edu for assistance.

This course can be applied toward:


Admission to a Master’s Program in Business required.

Textbooks and Materials

Please consult the CSU Bookstore for textbook information: http://www.bookstore.colostate.edu/home.aspx


Jennifer Vancil

(970) 491-2865 | jennifer.vancil@colostate.edu

M. Travis Maynard

(970) 491-0255 | Travis.Maynard@colostate.edu

Associate Professor M. Travis Maynard, Ph.D., has conducted extensive research in the area of team effectiveness and leadership including topics such as virtual teams, interpersonal processes, empowerment, communication, and leadership coaching. He has consulted with numerous organizations such as: Connecticut Department of Public Safety, INOVA Health System, IBM, Midland Memorial Hospital, NASA, Prisma Peremarket (Estonia), Safer Healthcare, Swedbank (Estonia), and the University of Colorado Hospital.

Travis received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Connecticut. He holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from the College of William and Mary, and an M.B.A. in organizational behavior from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Prior to his career in academics, he was a CPA and worked as a public accountant and consultant for a variety of public accounting firms in Washington, D.C.; Burlington, Vermont; and Denver, CO.