OM (Organizational Management)

 

OM 1101 Orientation to Adult Learning

One hour

Introduction to adult learning concepts and program expectations, including the Comprehensive Portfolio.

 

OM 2113 Organizations, Management, and Leadership

Three hours

Introduction to foundational topics associated with leading people and managing successful organizational processes.

 

OM 2124 Communication I: Strategies and Tactics for Effective Communication

Four hours

Exploration of effective communication strategies and practices in contemporary organizations. Prerequisite: EGL 1013, English I, or equivalent.

 

OM 2134 Communication II: Applied Research and Writing

Four hours

Essential logic and presentation of research, development of research questions, understanding data sources and data acquisition, reaching sound conclusions, and building strong fact-based conclusions. Prerequisite: OM 2124.

 

OM 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

Three hours

A study of accounting vocabulary and skill building in the applications of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to areas such as the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, cash and inventory control, fixed asset analysis, liabilities and stockholder's equity.

 

OM 2183 Principles of Managerial Accounting

Three hours

Study of basic concepts of management accounting, planning and control, management decision-making, just-in-time operating, activity-based-costing, and financial statement analysis.  Prerequisite: OM 2173.

 

OM 3113 Introduction to Organizational Management

Three hours

An introduction to many topics associated with the management of organizations as a field of study. Through readings, discussions, and simulations, students learn foundational concepts in organizational design, group dynamics and management, institutional mission, team dynamics, organizational culture, and other concepts relevant to the study of organizations.

 

OM 3143 Business Communication

Three hours

Development of professional communication skills, both written and oral, in business. Includes mechanics, techniques, and psychological principles of effective business communications.

 

OM 3153 Financial Mathematics

Three hours

A study of financial models used in managerial, production, and financial decision-making. Topics include simple interest, compound interest, annuities, amortization, sinking funds, and bond pricing. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or higher mathematics course

 

OM 3213 Critical Analysis and Reasoning

Three hours

Development of purposeful, unbiased analysis of evidence to arrive at logical and reasonable conclusions.

 

OM 3223 Christian Faith for Business Leaders

Three hours

Overview of core Christian values and perspectives with application to the daily life of the practicing manager/leader.

 

OM 3233 Diversity in Organizations

Three hours

Application of theoretical constructs (e.e., Hofstede cultural dimensions) to understand the many forms of diversity in contemporary organizations.

 

OM 3243 Team Processes and Coalition Building

Three hours

Experiential approach to understand team dynamics and processes with focus on building healthy, sustainable, goal-focused teams.

 

OM 3253 Current Economic Issues

Three hours

Survey of contemporary economic concepts that are critical to customer satisfaction, effective strategies, and organizational success.

 

OM 3263 Creating Value for Customers and Stakeholders

Three hours

Understanding the process of creating and articulating value propositions relating to external customers and stakeholders, and then aligning the organization to fulfill those commitments.

 

OM 3273 Creating Value for Organization Members

Three hours

Strategic Focus on creating sustainable organizations and effective change while developing and caring for people in healthy and meaningful ways.

 

OM 3283 Entrepreneurial Spirit

Three hours

Exploration of entrepreneurship in the context of business start-ups and larger organizations.

 

OM 3503 Leadership and Management

Three hours

An overview of leadership and management. Traditional and non-traditional perspectives of the role of leaders and managers are presented. The importance of leadership and management to the long-term success of organizations is stressed.

 

OM 3613 Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

Three hours

An analysis of the policies, procedures, and legal issues relating to recruiting, selecting, training, developing, and compensating employees. Attention is given to Equal Opportunity Employment and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of cases and simulations.

 

OM 4113 Applied Statistics for Managers

Three hours

An introductory study of statistical theory with emphasis on application to managerial problems. Topics include descriptive statistics, data reliability and validity, probability distributions, sampling and sampling theory, estimation and testing, correlation, simple and multiple linear regressions, forecasting, Chi-square, and analysis of variance.

 

OM 4213 Organizational Ethics and Values

Three hours

Study of organizational ethics and values and how they are developed and promulgated, and their significance to organizational mission and performance. Prerequisite OM 3223.

 

OM 4224 Contemporary Metrics and Organizational Performance

Four hours

Survey of financial, operational, and other metrics with focus on using information to drive desired performance outcomes. Prerequisites: OM 3263 and 3273.

 

OM 4234 Designing and Executing Competitive Strategies

Four hours

Integrative study of competitive analysis, strategic design and implementation, and execution of strategies that lead to mission fulfillment. Must be taken within the final nine hours of the major. Prerequisite: OM 4224.

 

OM 4241Comprehensive Portfolio

One hour

Documentation of student accomplishment and learning throughout the program. Prereqiusite: OM 4224.

 

OM 4304 Managerial Economics

Four hours

An examination of the principles of economics utilized by managers and supervisors in all fields. The internationalization of the U.S. economy and possible actions affecting economy in various types of organizations are included.

 

OM 4403 Integrative Strategies in Marketing

Three hours

An introduction to basic marketing theory and terminology. Students analyze real-world cases by exploring domestic and international marketing opportunities and problems, develop skills and confidence to identify and evaluate critical marketing data, and develop successful programs to solve problems and capitalize on opportunities.

 

OM 4433 Financial Management

Three hours

A study of the basic concepts of finance from the financial manager's point of view, including financial analysis and planning, working capital management, the capital budgeting process, and long-term financing. An investment game is introduced, cases are discussed in depth, and student presentations are made.

 

OM 4703 Strategic Management in Organizations

Three hours

An integrative study of managerial processes at the strategic level of organizations. Emphasis is on developing a strategic analytical perspective through the use of readings, case studies, guest speakers, or other means. Topics include organizational vision and mission, environment, core competencies, competitive advantage, strategy types, implementation, diversification, and global considerations. Prerequisites: OM 3113, 3123, 3143, 3153, 3503, 3613, 4113, 4304, 4403, 4433, and 4503

 

OM 4803 Organizational Ethics

Three hours

An exploration of the moral dimension of business, including ethical principles in business, the business system, ethics in the marketplace, ethics and the environment, the ethics of consumer production and marketing, the ethics of job discrimination, and the individual in the organization. Cases are discussed and a presentation is made during the final class meeting.

 

OM 4991 Capstone Project Proposal

One hour

An introduction to the Organizational Management Capstone Project. Project options include (but are not limited to) a business plan, a grant or capital campaign proposal, a new charity or ministry, a major project for a company or organization, or a comprehensive training process. The topic is to be integrative in nature and must be approved by the instructor. The approved proposal will be implemented during OM 4993.

 

OM 4993 Organizational Management Capstone Project

Three hours

A substantial applied research/development effort to be completed during the final term of study. Project options include (but are not limited to) a business plan, a grant or capital campaign proposal, a new charity or ministry, a major project for a company or organization, or a comprehensive training process. The topic is to be integrative in nature. Students submit a project document and a process integration paper, as well as deliver an oral presentation related to the project. The project must have been approved in OM 4991. Prerequisites: OM 4703, 4991.