Organizational Communication 3
Introduces the basic concepts of organizational communication used in business, professional, and personal environments. Both written and oral communication skills are addressed from a biblical/Christian perspective, and students are equipped with the basic tools available for both formal and informal methods of communication in group and individual settings.
Marketing for Managers 3
An introduction to marketing emphasizing the manager’s role in the product, price, place and promotion decisions. Topics include: marketing communications, target market identification, segmentation, consumer behavior, product life cycle, planning and marketing strategies. Addresses issues in marketing ethics and marketing for both the profit and not-for-profit organization.
Management and Organizational Behavior 3
Introduces the four parts of managing organizations: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within the context of how organizational goals, priorities and strategies interface with the behavior of individuals and groups. Attention is given to the impact of organizational culture, organizational development and creating effective work groups.
Christian Perspective 3
Challenges students to consider how general revelation (creation) and special revelation (the Scriptures) of God affects every aspect of life. Each student will be encouraged to develop a truly Christian world view and understand and critique competing world views.
Project Management 3
A practical overview of the discipline of Project Management and its broad utilization within profit and not-for-profit organizations including personal application in planning and project execution. Emphasis of the class includes a focus on tools, terminology and software applications used in Project Managment and introduction to the certification requirements and process for various Project Managment professional designations.
Human Resource Management 3
From a management perspective, explores the interrelationship of the Human Resource Department and other organizational units in carrying out such activities as workforce planning, job analysis, recruiting, selection, staffing, orientation, training, employee development, performance evaluation, compensation, employee benefits, health and safety, employee relations, discipline, legal implications of HR, and international impact on labor and HR practices.
Research Methods and Statistical Concepts 3
Provides the student with an overview and understanding of research methods and statistical terms used in both the psychology and business disciplines with a special focus on compilation and interpretation of data. Research methods will include introduction to identification and procurement of relevant sources of information for conducting research relative to both an academic or practitioner application. Students will learn the proper documentation for applicable formatting of source data within their area of study.
Business Law 3
A general explanation of the law as it pertains to profit and not-for-profit organizations including its sources, development, and terminology. Specific legal doctrines and principles that affect business including an introduction to contracts, legal documents, and property are covered. Business entity structures such as sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations are addressed.
The Art of Interpretation 3
Provides an understanding of how the Bible came to be and introduces the basic principles and skills required to interpret it accurately. The emphasis will be on understanding and application of scripture in today’s world. The skills developed will then be related to reading critically other subject materials.
Managerial Accounting 3
An overview of accounting from the perspective of a non-accounting manager including the tools used to understand how accounting functions within an organization. Specific topics include internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data and financial planning.
Financial Management 3
An overview of the financial principles and accepted practices which need to be mastered by all managers including: profitability analysis; cash management; ideal capital structure; investment alternative evaluation; reading and interpreting financial statements; undestanding financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, and promissory notes; financial planning; risk and return calculations; discounting and future value analysis; interest rate calculations; internal and external auditing; understanding financial markets; and other financial terms common to organizations will be examined.
Bible Survey 3
This course introduces the student to the literary genres, historical background, cultural settings, and major theological themes of the Bible through a survey and overview approach.
Operations Management 3
An overview of the processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services. This course helps students understand the importance of operations management and how it interacts with the other parts of the organization, providing the necessary framework for developing skills needed to apply appropriate analytical tools to challenges within business operations.
Strategic Management 3
An integrative course with a focus of analyzing interrelationships of managerial decisions/actions within and between the firm and its environment. Applies multi-disciplinary techniques to diagnose and recommend actions appropriate to specific company situations using the case study method.
Entrepreneurship 3
This course provides an overview of entrepreneurship. Insight will be discussed into the characteristics of entrepreneurs and examines the growth of entrepreneurship. Students will apply the methods used to create, identify, and evaluate opportunities for new ventures and assess skills that are needed to start and manage new ventures. Students will develop a preliminary business plan including reviewing problems and actions involved in launching and operating small profit and not-for-profit organizations. This course emphasizes entrepreneuer characteristics sought by venture capitalists and investors, roles of the business plan and evolutionary stages of start-up activity.
Integration and Applied Learning 5
This series of 1 unit courses are concurrently sequenced with the core curriculum to focus on the integration and application of course concepts. Assignments are designed to complement and enhance the topics in each course through group and individual projects as well as exposure to community resources.