Organizational Leadership

B.A. Degree - Organizational Leadership Major*

In addition to the general education requirements, majors in Organizational Leadership must complete 45 s.h. in the following courses:

  • ACCT2310 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
  • ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting 3 s.h.
  • BUAD3320 Principles of Management 3 s.h.
  • BUAD3450 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
  • BUAD3490 Human Resource Management 3 s.h.
  • COMM/INTD3100 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
  • COMM/PEAC/SOCI3210 Conflict Resolution 3 s.h.
  • COMM3310 Interpersonal Communication 3 s.h.
  • CSIT1010 Microcomputer Business Applications 3 s.h.
  • CSIT3500 Management of Information Systems 3 s.h.
  • ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
  • PSYC3440 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 s.h.
  • ORGL3100 Skills in Organizational Leadership 3 s.h.
  • ORGL3200 Concepts and Theories of Leadership 3 s.h.
  • ORGL4100 Ethical Leadership in a Global Society 3 s.h.

*Offered at Graceland University locations other than Lamoni Campus.

 

Courses in Organizational Leadership

ORGL3100 Skills in Organizational Leadership 3 s.h.
Emphasis on being a change agent in the organization; diagnosis, solution, and monitoring of system-wide change issues; developing the workforce by building effective teams and monitoring career development. Anticipation of change, overcoming resistance; intervention and negotiation strategies, and effective communication. Includes a focus on development as a systematic, continuing process designed to improve an organization and its employees’ ability to deal with change.

ORGL3200 Concepts and Theories of Leadership
Promotes leadership development through the study of leadership theory and concepts and encourages the practical application of leadership at all levels. Includes historical approaches to leadership and focuses on important contemporary leadership perspectives such as Situational Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Servant Leadership and Principle-Centered Leadership. Through an examination of leadership theory, individual research, self-assessments and reflection as well as case studies, students will create a personal leadership assessment and development plan.

ORGL4100 Ethical Leadership in a Global Society 3 s.h.
Emphasis on dealing with leadership issues and challenges in a global context, taking into account factors such as social mores, norms, folkways, traditions, legal systems, religions, customs, business and cultural contexts, and government influence. Dealing with ethical issues in an organization considering the social, traditional, and legal aspects. Understanding and avoiding pressures of ethnocentrism, situational ethics, and other leadership challenges in a poly-cultural and multinational work environment. A work/study project, done in a work environment, or a significant research paper on a timely organizational leadership topic will be required.