Management and Organizational Leadership (MGOL) Courses

Management and Organizational Leadership

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 Leadership Communication
3 hours. From a leadership perspective, this course focuses on the role communication plays in creating a productive work environment. Students will build communication competencies through learning to use listening skills, emotional intelligence, purpose identification, audience analysis, strategy development, message design, and medium selection. Topics covered include the effective use of digital media and leadership communication in the context of networks, groups and teams, addressing internal and external audiences, as well as in conducting meetings and presentations.
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 413 Ethics for Managers.

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 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
3 hour. 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.

MGOL 450 Strategic Management
3 hours. This course provides students with a pragmatic approach that will guide the formulation and implementation of organizational and functional strategies. It focuses on modern analytical methods and on enduring successful strategic practices. Intentionally designed as a capstone course, students will apply management and leadership concepts they have learned throughout their degree program.
Prerequisites: MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior, MGOL 404 Leadership Communication, MGOL 410 Financial Decision Making, MGOL 413 Ethics for Managers, MGOL 431 Operations Management, MGOL 442 Dynamics of Leadership.