Professor of Business Administration
Dr. Kathy Dye is a consummate educator in college
and corporate classrooms. She has combined her extensive experience
in the corporate world with impressive academic study in Human Resource
Development (M.Ed.) and Instructional Systems Technology / Management
Kathy currently teaches two courses in the accelerated
MBA program at Thomas More College, where she is honored to work
with bright, talented working professionals.
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What Students Say
Thomas More Graduate Students
- Kathy is a great instructor. She kept the environment
fun even when there was a great deal of work to accomplish.
- Kathy is a great professor. She seems very passionate
about teaching us and made the course very enjoyable.
- Great instructor. Enthusiastic and supportive!!
- Kathy is an excellent teacher. This class
was extremely beneficial.
- Kathy Dye continues to be a top-notch professor
here at TMC.
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- Kathy was great. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable,
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Academic Courses: Thomas More College
Current Graduate Courses
PRJ692 – Master’s Project
Master’s Project is the capstone course of the Thomas More
College accelerated MBA program. This 7-credit-hour course requires
students to consult with an actual business (for-profit or not-for-profit)
and help the address a current business problem or opportunity.
The course focuses on consulting skills, project management skills,
and applied business research skills. The major course deliverables
are completion of a rigorous and helpful consulting engagement which
is documented and presented to the client and faculty in a formal
research report and oral presentation.
MGT610 – Introduction to
Graduate Professional Education
Introduction to Graduate Professional Education is graduate school
“boot camp.” This 3-credit-hour course welcomes students
to Thomas More’s accelerated MBA program and coaches them
on the foundational skills of successful graduate studies: research,
individual and group writing, group presentations, and teamwork.
The major course outcomes are formation of an effective study group,
research of the continuing case industry, creation of an annotated
bibliography, and development of an overview report for the continuing
Additional Undergraduate Courses
FYS150 – Perspectives on Globalization
This 3-credit-hour course is limited to incoming freshmen (traditional
students). As part of a four-person team, Dye provides an historical
perspective on globalization. In addition, she facilitates “first
year college” topics such as time management, study skills,
and college etiquette. Dye also serves as freshman advisor for all
students enrolled in the course.
EDU255 – How Adults Learn
How Adults Learn is a 3-credit-hour undergraduate course designed
to help adult students take control of their own learning. “Teaching”
is what someone else does for us; “learning” is what
I do for myself. Concepts in this course include theories and models
of adult learning, using technology to facilitate learning, and
the differences between individual, group, and organizational learning.
The major course deliverables are learning journals and a variety
of individual and group learning plans. Concepts from this course
are equally useful in a business setting and an academic setting.
BUA302 – Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior is a 3-credit-hour undergraduate course
that explains the three perspectives of organizational action: individual
action, group action, and organizational action. Drawing from psychology
and sociology, students learn the factors that influence behavior
within an organization and discuss how to apply them in practical
With 20 years experience in the corporate world, Kathy has developed
and/or facilitated hundreds of business courses. A representative
assortment of courses and topics is listed below. Please note that
most of these courses are proprietary to the company for whom they
- Career Development / Resume Writing
- Consulting Skills
- Conflict Management
- Decision Making
- Goal Setting
- Interview Skills
- Legal Issues for Managers
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Proposal Development and Writing
- Selling Skills
- Writing Skills for Business
Professional Development for
Training and Development Professionals
Along with corporate courses, Dye is experienced in providing individualized
professional development and coaching for HRD professionals. Common
themes for development include:
- Evaluating Effectiveness
- Instructional Design
- Instructional Development
- Instruments and Measures
- Message Design
- Needs Assessment / Analysis
- Reigeluth’s Simplifying Conditions