2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Organizational Management (OMP)

OMP-2000: How Business Works (3 hours)

This introductory course is designed to acquaint the student with a broad variety of topics that are fundamental to the understanding of business. These include the essentials of economics, finance, management, marketing, international business, strategy and ethics. The study and discussion of current issues in each of these areas will increase the student’s understanding of the business enterprise.

OMP-4000: Group and Organizational Dynamics (3 hours)

Small group communication, dealing with positive feedback, principles of small discussions. Project planning, managing people, small group participation, re-engineering organizations. Understanding interpersonal communications, brainstorming process, decision-making and conflict resolution, and diagnosing group effectiveness.

OMP-4020: Systems Approach to Organizational Change (3 hours)

Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change.

OMP-4060: Business Technology (3 hours)

The use of computing and internet technologies as a tool for management and strategic planning. Discussion and application of emerging technologies.

OMP-4236: Research Design and Methodology (3 hours)

This course provides an overview of research methodology. Students will identify a well-researched problem or solution. Students will develop a research proposal.

OMP-4240: Organizational Communication (3 hours)

Importance of communication in organizations. Effective communication in organizations. Developing and delivering effective interpersonal communication. Team-building, conflict resolution and problem solving, communication and organizational culture, communication to and within groups.

OMP-4431: Principles in Management (3 hours)

This course is designed as an introductory study and analysis of the management process from the general manager’s perspective. As such, a broad overview of management topics is undertaken: corporate culture, managing in a global environment, managing ethics and social responsibility, managerial decision-making, organizational design and structure, and motivating employees. The emphasis of the course is on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage an organization.

OMP-4440: Human Resource Management (3 hours)

Personnel function, development and organizational structure. Developing job descriptions, personnel planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, personnel selection and orientation, legal aspects of personnel. Employee benefits and costs, performance appraisal and discipline, labor relations, unions and negotiation.

OMP-4605: Managerial Marketing (3 hours)

Basic marketing theory and terminology. Analyze real-world cases exploring domestic and international marketing opportunities and problems. Identify and evaluate critical marketing data.

OMP-4610: Personal Values and Organizational Ethics (3 hours)

Topics discussed from a Christian perspective include: nature of ethics and meaning of being ethical; ethical problems in organizations; environmental change and ethical considerations; moral reasoning, personal values and decision making; alternate modes of moral reasoning; ethical issues between individuals and organizations and principled leadership.

OMP-4700: Senior Project (4 hours)

The Senior Project is the Accelerated Degree Program capstone. This course is an intensive, process-oriented, active learning project through which students apply learning acquired through all major coursework. Designing and developing the Senior Project requires students to follow a problem from recognition to providing a well-researched solution or from the development of an opportunity to a well-researched action plan. Students are required to complete a comprehensive document and present their findings. Prerequisite: C or higher in OMP-4236.

OMP-4950: Independent Study In Organizational Management (1-6 hours)