The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management helps students develop effective leadership and management skills in the business arena from a distinctly biblical perspective. The curriculum is organized to provide a greater understanding of the management field, the communication tools necessary for success, and the biblical framework for a Christian in the workplace.
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The Organizational Management major is designed to equip you, the student, to be a leader in your field. The program is designed to be broad enough to prepare you for a variety of leadership opportunities and specific enough to give you the in-depth knowledge and character development to succeed in any career. Prior students have gone on to the following roles and careers:
This course is designed to re-introduce the student into the rigor of college life. Academic skills such as becoming a master student, time management, goal setting, and study principles are examined. The process of critical thinking and analysis as well as the concept of a Christian worldview will be covered. Identification and study of the characteristics of successful leaders and the traits they exhibit in everyday decision making responsibilities.
The principles of communication within an organization are presented. Effective communication methods, both oral and written, will be taught and practiced with an emphasis in using the proper communication method for any given situation.
A study of organizational structure, its processes and associated human behavior in a constantly changing environment. Management is presented in terms of the four major functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. A comparison of Organizational Behavior and biblical principles are discussed.
This course discusses the current thought and application of secular situational business ethics and how it affects our society and the market place. These ethics are compared and contrasted to biblical ethical standards. This course directly instructs the Christian in practicing moral decision-making based on the Bible.
Includes an introduction of both secular and biblical examples of leaders and how Christian ethics make a difference in their leadership role. The student is confronted with organizational management issues faced by a manager in today's marketplace. The course assists students in conducting strategic analyses and making strategic decisions while emphasizing the ability to defend the recommendations that are made.
This course explores organizational policies and practices of recruitment and selection, change and development, compensation and benefits, safety and health, employee and labor relations, and legislation. This course will integrate the above policies with strategically helping management obtain organizational goals.
This course will impart a basic understanding of technology, decision making and productivity as they relate to organizational frameworks. The importance of information technology and the vast amounts of data available can provide a highly useful and productive tool for attaining strategic and competitive advantages, but it must be viewed based on the value of the information produced by various technological tools.
A study of legal theory as it applies to the everyday business world inhabited by organizational managers. The student studies the principles of business law and the legal enviornment including the legal process, contracts, commercial relations, business formations, and special topics such as property, enviornmental law, labor-management relations, and international law.
Basic marketing theory and terminology in a global environment are presented. Students will have the opportunity to analyze real-world cases, explore domestic and international situations and problems, identify and evaluate critical marketing data, and present their solutions to complex global marketing issues.
Financial concepts and tools for the organizational manager are presented. The objectives of the course are to study and understand the general concepts of financial and management accounting, to understand these concepts in relation to "real world" organizational activities, and to learn how to perform analytical functions essential to successful organizational management.
This course is used to finalize preparation of the student's curriculum portfolio and to measure the student's academic achievement in the Organizational Management's subject matter. The course is designed to take knowledge learned in the OM curriculum and construct a viable action plan that could be used for the capitalization of a small business start-up or buyout. The overall objective is that the students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to own and/or operate a small company that effectively uses biblical principles and Christian ethics that honor the Lord. This would also be practical for students conducting an operational/organizational business plan within their existing corporation.