Management and Organizational Leadership Minor

Expand your professional abilities through the incorporation of a minor in Management and Organizational Leadership

Pair the outstanding curriculum in any one of our other majors with the minor classes in management and organizational leadership. Students develop as well-rounded professionals proficient in organizational communication, finance, and human resources.

Students completing an MOL minor would complete the following classes along with those in their selected major:

MGOL 403 Organizational Theory and Design

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 410 Financial Decision Making

3 hours.  Topics covered will enable students to analyze and interpret both historical and estimated financial 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 Research Methods for Managers

3 hours. This course provides students with processes and techniques for conducting applied research in the workplace, evaluating various programs and initiatives at work, and acquiring data to create informed decisions. It helps students become familiar with the research process and with a variety of business research tools and techniques. Students learn how to define a problem and write good research questions, determine what tools and techniques are appropriate for different kinds of problems, find supportive information sources, assess their reliability, and critically analyze and summarize such information. 

Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 403 Organizational Theory

MGOL 415 Data Informed Decision Making 

3 hours. This research course focuses on using data as a tool to enhance decision making in organizations. It is designed for managers as users of statistical information to summarize and interpret data. The course covers descriptive statistics, associated decision-making, and the purposes of inferential statistical methods. 

Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior

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, MGOL 440 Human Resource Management.

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.

 

Interested in completing a minor along with your major? Your enrollment counselor can assist you in creating a tailor-made degree plan to incorporate this professionally-valuable coursework.