Department of Organizational Management

Studies in Organizational Management

(SYMBOL: OM)

Walenciak, Dean

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Student Learning Outcomes for Organizational Management

The Organizational Management degree is a diverse, accelerated program that is designed to address the career-advancement interests of mid-career adult learners who are returning to college.  This degree focuses on applying administrative and organizational theory and concepts to address the issues that leaders face daily in our uncertain world.  This curriculum, created with a uniquely Christian worldview, develops skills that are relevant to leadership in a broad range of organizational contexts.

The OM major should achieve the following outcomes:

1.  Effective communication – presentation and persuasion skills, standards of professionalism and excellence, use of contemporary media efficiently and effectively

2.  Creativity, critical reasoning, and integrative thought – skill in defining issues, understanding multiple viewpoints, integrating ideas and streams of thought, generating well-crafted arguments

3.  Decision making – ability to analyze options in meaningful ways and to select courses of action that are rational and ethical

4.  Knowledge utilization – ability to find and identify useful information, ideas, concepts, and theories; to build and synthesize; and to make application in meaningful ways

5.  Empowered leadership – enhanced ability to act based on confidence that comes from knowledge, competence, and practices

6.  Christian worldview – to understand organizational life and processes from the perspective of the evangelical Christian worldview

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with major in Organizational Management

1. General Education - 36 hours

English Composition: *6 hrs
Humanities or Fine Arts: **9 hrs
Natural Science: 3 hrs
Natural Science or Mathematics: 3 hrs
Social or Behavioral Science: **9 hrs
Health or Physical Education: 3 hrs
Biblical Studies: 3 hrs

    *English Composition requirement must be met prior to OM 2124 in Term 1

    **Maximum 8 hours in one discipline

2. Courses specified by this program - 48 hours

OM 1101 Orientation to Adult Learning
OM 2113 Organizations, Management, and Leadership
OM 2124 Communication I: Strategies and Tactics for Effective Communication
OM 2134 Communication II: Applied Research and Writing
OM 3213 Critical Analysis and Reasoning
OM 3223 Christian Faith for Business Leaders
OM 3233 Diversity in Organizations
OM 3243 Team Processes and Coalition Building
OM 3253 Current Economic Issues
OM 3263 Creating Value for Customers and Stakeholders
OM 3273 Creative Value for Organization Members
OM 3283 Entrepreneurial Spirit
OM 4213 Organizational Ethics and Values
OM 4224 Contemporary Metrics and Organizational Performance
OM 4234 Designing and Executing Competitive Strategies
OM 4241 Comprehensive Portfolio

3. Additional approved college credit - 40 hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

 

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