►Effective Personal and Organizational Communication (3 credits)
This course investigates communication and relationships in creating a productive work environment. Effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also covered through readings and exercises involving non-verbal communication, constructive feedback, dealing with anger, and resolving conflict.
►Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (3 credits)
This course exposes students to the nature of conflict within organizations and the various forms of employable conflict resolution techniques. Emphasis is given to overcoming positional or contentious strategies while building collaboration and offering choices. Focus is placed on understanding the interdependence of groups within the system and the cohesion necessary for organizational effectiveness.
►Principles of Management (3 credits)
Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making.
►Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 credits)
This course examines the psychological and sociological variables associated with the behavior of individuals in a group or organizational setting. Students will be challenged to recognize personal styles of interaction and the effects of those styles in organizational settings.
►Studies in Christian Management (3 credits)
Capstone for the management/organizational leadership major. The student will have the opportunity to read a variety of contemporary authors writing on effective management and leadership, participate as part of a study team, and prepare and present his/her own philosophy of management and leadership.