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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.
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.
Applied Ethics for Business 3
This course provides a biblical foundation for Christian ethics in the marketplace. It utilizes the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) as a primary text for the formulation of Kingdom ethics, and a basis for personal decision-making. It also makes specific applications to the business world through the analysis of real-world dilemmas and challenges.
Faith & Life Issues 3
This course explores the fundamental tenets of a biblical worldview and the interaction between Christianity and various other worldviews and faith systems. It also analyzes and critiques modernism and postmodernism, creating discussion about their impact on our work lives and personal lives; particularly as they pertain to business.
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.
Models of Leadership 3
This course explores the core leadership tenets of servant leadership and spiritual leadership, particularly as they pertain to the business environment. It examines key biblical principles and ways in which to apply them consistently and accurately for leadership in the contemporary world.
Fundamentals of 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.
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.
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.
Project Management 3
A practical overview of the discipline of project management and its broad utilization within profit and notfor-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 management and introduction to the certification requirements and process for various project management 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.
Applied Christian Leadership in Management 3
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.
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.
Project Management Tools and Techniques 3
This course introduces tools and techniques used in project management including computer software. Topics include; defining project scope, identifying and tracking project risks, as well as evaluating, controlling and monitoring, and closing a project. Project management software (Microsoft Project) is utilized to develop an integrated project plan and create a project work breakdown structure (WBS) and GANTT schedule.
Project Cost and Budget Management 3
This course analyzes the importance of cost management in executing a project plan and incorporates the elements of mid-course changes and cash flow management. Topics include cost estimation, creating a realistic baseline, evaluating project performance and presenting project benefits to the stakeholder(s).
Project Quality Management 3
This course provides an overview of quality principles related to projects such as total quality management (TQM), planning, assurance, & control. Topics include problem solving tools, such as flow charts, checklists, cause/effect diagrams, and audit techniques to comply with company-documented processes.
Project Risk Management 3
This course uncovers the process of assessing and managing risk in a project. Topics include developing a project risk management plan, identifying and documenting risk in a project, performing qualitative and quantitative risk analyses, planning risk responses and applying PMBOK® and PMI® standards to a project.
International Marketing 3
Focus on the business of global marketing. Focus will include the major economic, technological, industrial, political and demographic forces affecting international trade integrated with the marketing management functions.
Marketing Research 3
This course is a practical application of contemporary methods for gathering, analyzing, and developing market research for use in business decision making. Research methodology includes specific topic areas as the research process, primary and secondary data, qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistical analysis, and utilization of technology. Questionnaire and experimental design, attitude measurement, sampling and data analysis are emphasized along with applications to marketing decision-making.
Marketing the Non-Profit 3
Understanding the principles of marketing as applied to the nonprofit sector. Examine and evaluate the unique marketing strategies for social service organizations, foundations and other nonprofit organizations.
Marketing Communications 3
Evaluate the major forms of marketing communications channels. Topics address advertising, sales, ecommerce, public relations, integrating promotional ethics.
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