BA Degree - Organizational Leadership Major
In addition to the essential 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.
- COMM2600 Interpersonal Communication 3 s.h.
- COMM/INTD3100 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
- COMM/PEAC/SOCI3210 Conflict Resolution 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.
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. Goal 3E
Support Courses for Organizational Leadership Major
ACCT2310 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
An introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records. Prerequisites: One MATH course.
ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting 3 s.h.
The selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by management. Prerequisite: ACCT2310 and either BUAD1420 or MATH1510.
BUAD3320 Principles of Management 3 s.h.
Fundamentals of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling business activity. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Goal 6
BUAD3450 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
Human aspects of business organization, as distinguished from economic and technical aspects, and how they influence efficiency, morale, and management practice. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.
+BUAD3490 Human Resource Management 3 s.h.
A comprehensive review of essential personnel management concepts, laws, controversies, and techniques for success currently being used in business.
+COMM2600 Interpersonal Communication 3 s.h.
A focus on the study of communication within dyads with a specific focus on friendships, romantic relationships, and family relationships. The course seeks to draw from experience, interaction, and theory to encourage a behavioral and conceptual understanding of communication within interpersonal relationships. Goal 3B.
+COMM3100 Intercultural Communication (Also INTD3100) 3 s.h.
An examination of concepts that have application to communication across cultural boundaries, with emphasis on relating them to effective intercultural communication skills. Goal 4
COMM3210 Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210) 3 s.h.
An examination of conflict theories and approaches, negotiation process, conflict ethics, and third party mediation. In this class, students will become familiar with the causes of conflict as well as ways strategies and tactics used in conflict management. Further, this class will explore the foundational theoretical concepts and models of dialogue in the context of conflict management. Goal 3B
CSIT1010 Microcomputer Business Applications 3 s.h.
A proficiency-based course to develop intermediate level skills in Microsoft’s Windows® and Office Suite®. Does not count towards the CSIT major.
CSIT3500 Management of Information Systems 3 s.h.
Study of the fundamentals of information technology and how they support and interact with business organizations. Emphasis is on building a broad, basic technology framework. Prerequisite: CSIT1010 or CSIT1040 or CSIT1100.
ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability
PSYC3440 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 s.h.
Psychological theory applied to problems of work: workplace design; group behavior; labor-management relations; leadership; employee selection and retention; psychological evaluation of workers. Goal 1C
+Denotes alternate year course.