Business Management Elective Tracks
►Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure.
►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.
►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 to for organizational effectiveness.
►Effective Personal and Organization 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.
►Personal Values and Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
Through this course, the student will have the opportunity to investigate the interplay between personal values and professional ethics. Several major ethical theories are reviewed. Learners will be challenged to identify and articulate personal values. In addition learners will investigate business ethics, focusing on the application of personal values to the workplace.
►Followership and Servant Leadership (3 credits)
This course will challenge the student to integrate the latest research concerning organizational effectiveness, specifically related to research related to Followership and Servant Leadership. Self-analysis will be balanced with organizational analysis and real world application. The student will exit the course better prepared to be an effective team member.
►Statistics (3 credits)
A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation.