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  • BA Degree - Organizational Leadership Major

    In addition to the essential education requirements, majors in Organizational Leadership must complete a concentration of 36 s.h. in Organizational Leadership, Accounting, and Business:

    Courses Required for General Education

    Recommended in addition to required courses for Organizational Leadership:

    Internship in Organizational Leadership

    Other Recommendations:

    Leadership Academy Certificate

    Courses Offered
    • ACCT2310Financial Accounting
      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.

    • ACCT2320Managerial Accounting
      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.

    • BUAD1100Introduction to Business
      BUAD1100 Introduction to Business - 3 s.h.

      Introduction to Business is designed to expose students to the many functions of modern business including topics such as management, finance accounting, marketing, production, computers, international business, small business, investments and other areas of general business interest.

    • BUAD3450Organizational Behavior
      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. Offered Fall even years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD3490Human Resource Management
      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. Offered for online Organizational Leadership major only. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • BUAD4200Seminar in Business Policy
      BUAD4200 Seminar in Business Policy - 3 s.h.

      An analysis of the problem of business and the functions of management in the determination of business policy in the various functional areas of the enterprise. Prerequisites: BUAD3320, BUAD3330, BUAD3380, and MATH1360.

    • COMM2110Intercultural Communication
      COMM2110 Intercultural Communication - 3 s.h.

      An examination of concepts that have application to communication across cultural boundaries, with emphasis on relating them to effective intercultural communication skGE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace, GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. +This course is only offered every other year.

    • COMM3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210)
      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 +This course is only offered every other year.

    • CSIT3500Management of Information Systems
      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.

    • ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics
      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

    • MATH1280College Algebra
      MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

      Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • MATH1360Statistics for Critical Thinking
      MATH1360 Statistics for Critical Thinking - 3 s.h.

      A critical thinking approach to data analysis, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, probability, estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    • ORGL3100Skills 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.

    • ORGL3200Concepts and Theories of Leadership
      ORGL3200 Concepts and Theories of Leadership - 3 s.h.

      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.

    • ORGL4100Ethical Leadership in a Global Society
      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.

    • PEAC3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also COMM/SOCI3210)
      PEAC3210 Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also COMM/SOCI3210) - 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 +This course is only offered every other year.

    ACCT2310Financial Accounting ACCT2320Managerial Accounting BUAD1100Introduction to Business BUAD3450Organizational Behavior BUAD3490Human Resource Management BUAD4200Seminar in Business Policy COMM2110Intercultural Communication COMM3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210) CSIT3500Management of Information Systems ECON1320Principles of Microeconomics MATH1280College Algebra MATH1360Statistics for Critical Thinking ORGL3100Skills in Organizational Leadership ORGL3200Concepts and Theories of Leadership ORGL4100Ethical Leadership in a Global Society PEAC3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also COMM/SOCI3210)
    Course Descriptions
    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.

    BUAD1100 Introduction to Business - 3 s.h.

    Introduction to Business is designed to expose students to the many functions of modern business including topics such as management, finance accounting, marketing, production, computers, international business, small business, investments and other areas of general business interest.

    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. Offered Fall even years. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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. Offered for online Organizational Leadership major only. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BUAD4200 Seminar in Business Policy - 3 s.h.

    An analysis of the problem of business and the functions of management in the determination of business policy in the various functional areas of the enterprise. Prerequisites: BUAD3320, BUAD3330, BUAD3380, and MATH1360.

    COMM2110 Intercultural Communication - 3 s.h.

    An examination of concepts that have application to communication across cultural boundaries, with emphasis on relating them to effective intercultural communication skGE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. ELO4 Global Learning - World Citizenship, ELO4 Global Learning - Equality and Peace, GE3C Liberal Learning-Humanities. +This course is only offered every other year.

    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 +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

    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

    MATH1280 College Algebra - 3 s.h.

    Solutions of polynomial, rational and radical equations, systems of equations, matrices, sequences, series, functions, exponentials. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    MATH1360 Statistics for Critical Thinking - 3 s.h.

    A critical thinking approach to data analysis, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, probability, estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra. ELO6 Math, GE2B Foundational Skills-Mathematics/Quantitative.

    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 - 3 s.h.

    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.

    PEAC3210 Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also COMM/SOCI3210) - 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 +This course is only offered every other year.

  • Organizational Leadership Certificate

    Students wishing to earn the Organizational Leadership certificate must complete the following 9 credit hours with Graceland University.

    Courses Offered
    • COMM3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210)
      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 +This course is only offered every other year.

    • ORGL3100Skills 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.

    • ORGL4100Ethical Leadership in a Global Society
      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.

    COMM3210Conflict Management and Dialogue (Also SOCI/PEAC3210) ORGL3100Skills in Organizational Leadership ORGL4100Ethical Leadership in a Global Society
    Course Descriptions
    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 +This course is only offered every other year.

    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.

    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.

  • Course list - Organizational Leadership
    Courses Offered
    • ORGL3100Skills 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.

    • ORGL3200Concepts and Theories of Leadership
      ORGL3200 Concepts and Theories of Leadership - 3 s.h.

      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.

    • ORGL4100Ethical Leadership in a Global Society
      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.

    ORGL3100Skills in Organizational Leadership ORGL3200Concepts and Theories of Leadership ORGL4100Ethical Leadership in a Global Society
    Course Descriptions
    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 - 3 s.h.

    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.