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Organizational Management and Leadership Courses

OML 300 Group Dynamics and Organizational Culture (4 credits)
In this course, students study group behavior and development, especially focusing on relationships of groups within organizations. Students examine organizational complexity, learn to analyze group and individual decision making techniques, determine various roles within organizational groups, and identify decision making skills and effective collaborative styles for efficient group management within the complexities of varying organizational cultures.

OML 310 Systems Theory and Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
This course trains leaders to observe and manage patterns and relationships within the organizational system as a whole, especially the impact of individuals, groups, structure, and environment on motivation and decision making. Organizational Systems concepts are used to analyze organizational behavior, facilitate and manage change, and find creative ways for leaders to address unique organizational behavior issues in positive ways.

OML 320 Organizational Research and Decision Making (4 credits)
This course explores basic research methodologies in the context of organizational management. Professional research articles are evaluated and analyzed with an emphasis on reading and understanding research. Basic statistical terms and concepts are taught and analyzed. Students also focus on the writing tasks of the research process. Many assignments dovetail with the synthesis project which is developed throughout the OML program, ending with OML 450.

OML 330 Strategic Planning and Project Management (4 credits)
Basic research methodologies are explored in the context of organizational management. Professional research articles are evaluated and analyzed with an emphasis on reading and understanding research. Basic statistical terms and concepts are taught and analyzed. Students also focus on the writing tasks of the research process. Many assignments dovetail with the synthesis project.

OML 330 Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (4 credits)
This course addresses the practical aspects of working with teams in a project environment. Students will learn the basics of strategic planning theories, effective project management, and applications that contribute toward organizational success, along with a functional application of project management software that helps manage the research project and other organizational challenges.

OML 340 Interpersonal and Intercultural Communications (4 credits)
This course explores interpersonal and organizational communication strategies and interpersonal relationship skills essential for creating a productive work environment in the diverse intercultural and global setting of the United States. Students explore language, nonverbal communication, context, constructive dialog, and global and multi-cultural implications of effective communication on an organizational setting as they explore the values, beliefs, customs and perceptions represented in various kinds of multi-cultural themes and create effective communication models.

OML 410 Financial and Strategic Leadership (4 credits)
This course explores major concepts of corporate finance within an organizational context, including basic accounting terms, budgeting, the time-value of money, and global considerations. Students learn to use standard financial tools that allow accurate business assessments leading to effective financial decisions important for leaders and managers in any organization. Financial analysis and strategic planning integrate in a culminating case study.

OML 420 Personal and Organizational Management and Leadership (4 credits)
Students examine key elements of management and leadership theory, including planning, organizing, motivation, feedback, and accountability. Students will analyze management and supervision styles and techniques to develop creative solutions to personal and organizational issues.

OML 430 Innovative Marketing (4 credits)
Students use market research skills and the Five P's of Marketing (place, price, product, promotion and people) as the context for understanding and researching customer needs and wants, advertising, branding, and market niches, all leading up to the development of a Marketing Plan.

OML 440 Applied Synthesis Project (4 credits)
This course is the culmination of the synthesis project that has been developed throughout the program. Students submit their complete written synthesis project and give a formal presentation of the project's content to the instructor and the cohort.

OML 450 Personal and Organizational Values and Ethical Leadership (4 credits)
In this final capstone course, students explore and assess their personal value systems, organizational mission and values, and diverse global characteristics, and explore their moral and ethical base to develop strategies for leading and managing from that ethical foundation in a Christian and secular context.