Management and Organizational Leadership (MGOL) Courses

Management and Organizational Leadership

MGOL 260 Personal and Professional Assessment
3 hours. This course is designed to help students articulate their personal and professional learning as applicable for prior-learning assessment. Students will develop writing skills by practicing various writing strategies to promote analytical thinking and effective communication. Course content includes the development of lifelong learning skills.

MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior
3 hours. Course content focuses on organizational behavior models and practices and their application in work, group, and virtual teams.  Emphasis is placed on group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness.

MGOL 403 Organizational Theory
3 hours. This course provides an overview of the fields of organizational and management theory. It gives the student an understanding of the roles of management in fulfilling the mission and goals of the organization. Students are expected to apply management theory as they make decisions to solve organizational problems.
Prerequisite: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior.

MGOL 404 Organizational Communication
3 hours. The course focuses on the role communication plays in creating a productive work environment. Emphasis is placed on written, oral, and nonverbal communication. Communication models and their applications are discussed.
Prerequisite: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior.

MGOL 407 Christian Faith and Thought
3 hours. The roots and origins of the Christian faith are investigated. Focus is placed on the history of Christianity, the influence of Christianity upon society, and how Christian values relate to managing people.
Prerequisite: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior.

MGOL 410 Financial Decision Making
3 hours. Topics covered will enable students to analyze and interpret both historical and estimated data used by management to conduct daily operations, plan future operations and develop overall business strategies.
Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 403 Organizational Theory.

MGOL 412 Data Informed Decision Making I
3 hours. Methods for defining, researching, and analyzing problems are emphasized. Course content includes planning and designing survey research projects, as well as gathering and summarizing supportive knowledge from the existing literature to inform decisions parameters.
Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 403 Organizational Theory.

MGOL 413 Ethics for Managers
3 hours. This course will instruct students in ethical dilemmas in the workplace. Students will learn to identify and transform workplace behaviors that cause ambiguity and destructive environments within organizations and will learn how to apply managerial decision making based on ethical principles, processes, and formats.
Prerequisite: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior.

MGOL 415 Data Informed Decision Making II
1 hour. This course is designed for managers as users of statistical information. The course covers basic descriptive statistics, associated decision-making, and the purposes of inferential statistical methods.
Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 412 Data Informed Decision Making I.

MGOL 431 Operations Management
3 hours. This course introduces concepts and techniques for design, planning, and control of service and manufacturing operations. It provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions.
Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 410 Financial Decision Making, MGOL 415 Data Informed Decision Making II.

MGOL 432 International Dynamics
2 hours. This course will explore the implications of the global environment as it relates to the management and leadership of organizations. Topics of discussion will include culture, environment, STEP (social, technological, economical and political) forms and forces, and acculturation.
Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 403 Organizational Theory, MGOL 404 Organizational Communication.

MGOL 440 Human Resource Management
3 hours. In this course students examine policies and practices regarding employee planning, recruitment, selection, compensation, training, and development. Attention is given to current regulatory employment issues.
Prerequisite: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior.

MGOL 442 Dynamics of Leadership
3 hours. This course explores leadership theories, models, and styles through an examination of current leadership literature and discussions of effective leadership practice.
Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 403 Organizational Theory, MGOL 404 Organizational Communication.

MGOL 450 Strategic Management
3 hours. This course will focus on the strategic planning process which includes development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans in organizations. Students will be exposed to a variety of plans as well as value dilemmas encountered in the planning process. Emphasis will be placed on the need to include ethical values and diversity in the planning process through course assignments and case study applications.
Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 413 Ethics for Managers, MGOL 431 Operations Management.

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