Bachelors (BA) in Management and Organizational Leadership

Management and Organizational Leadership (BA)

The management and organizational leadership major offers a 36-semester-hour course of study that is designed for working professionals in business, public, and non-profit organizations. This program offers an innovative curriculum that attains a balance of management, organizational, and leadership theory and practice. Through specific instruction and practical experience, students will learn how to successfully manage and lead people, teams, and organizations.

In this program, students will learn to:

  • Function as self-directed learners who engage in continuous professional growth through application of experiential learning principles and practices, and support the learning and growth of others.
  • Express understanding of leadership and management functions, theories, and models, describe their own professional philosophy, and serve effectively as a team leader and a team member.
  • Utilize the management tools, analytical methods, and research skills necessary to identify organizational problems and to formulate solutions for those problems.
  • Apply the principles of organizational environment, design, systems, and change to facilitate improvements in operations and strategy.
  • Exhibit effective leadership communication skills and an understanding of organizational communication strategies and methods.
  • Describe how their understanding of ethics and Christian values informs their leadership and management practices in an organizational context.

Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all courses taken for the major.

Major Requirements

Management Core (21 hours)
MGOL 401 Organizational Behavior 3
MGOL 403 Organizational Theory 3
MGOL 404 Leadership Communication 3
MGOL 407 Christian Faith and Thought 3
MGOL 410 Financial Decision Making 3
MGOL 413 Ethics for Managers 3
MGOL 450 Strategic Management 3
Management and Organizational Leadership Coursework (15 hours)
MGOL 412 Research for Managers 3
MGOL 415 Data Informed Decision Making  3
MGOL 431 Operations Management 3
MGOL 440 Human Resource Management 3
MGOL 442 Dynamics of Leadership 3
Degree Completion Course Descriptions