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Organizational Leadership

ORGL 3113 Foundations of Organizational Leadership and Personal Development
This course is an introduction to the Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Science program. Essential components will include: overview of program expectations; principles of adult learning; resources for success including library, campus, online resources, and mentoring relationships; personal wellness/stress and time management techniques; study and test-taking skills; and basic computer skills for working in an online environment.
ORGL 3223 Professional Communication
A study of communication in the workplace within a framework of organizational ethics. Essential components and course content include: listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, written expression, and professional presentation methods.
ORGL 3333 Data Analysis and Interpretation
This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the application and interpretation of basic data analysis. Essential components and course content will include basic data analysis from a user perspective. Hands-on exercises will enable students to utilize Excel to solve problems and interpret results.
ORGL 3443 Survey of Fiscal Management
A managerial overview of fiscal management within organizations. Essential components and coursework content will include: understanding the components and articulation of financial statements, knowledge and application of financial ratios leading to an understanding of organizational performance across time and in comparison to industry standards, utilization of financial information in the acquisition of capital and budgeting decisions, and rudimentary understanding of cash flows.
ORGL 4113 Ethics and Organizations
This course is designed to examine the dynamics of workplace and personal ethics through the study of basic philosophical theories. Essential components and course content will include: leadership in the context of self-governance, responsibility, adherence to principles, integrity, and constancy of purpose. Current case studies will be used to apply ethical theories.
ORGL 4223 The Individual, the Organization, and Society
An examination of contemporary issues that affect organizations. Essential topics include environmental stewardship, social responsibility of the organization, effects and implications of globalization, the status of individual freedom within the organization, diversity, and the ramifications of technological change. This seminar course will be organized around student discussion and topical papers.
ORGL 4333 Leading and Managing
This course is a study of theories that influence leadership and management with application to a variety of work situations. Essential components and coursework content will include: basic leadership and behavior styles, negotiation, critical thinking, change, conflict resolution, ethics and social responsibility, and diversity in the workplace. Assessment of personal leadership abilities and personality traits will be included.
ORGL 4443 Markets and Stakeholders
This course introduces the student to the concept of markets and stakeholders. Essential components and course content will include: an overview of competitive markets, buyer behavior, development of new markets and products, marketing communication, distribution channels, pricing, and marketing mix strategies. It will include a discussion of external environmental factors and stakeholder analysis. Students will be able to evaluate market needs, select target markets, and develop an appropriate market mix.
ORGL 4553 Capstone
This course provides the student the opportunity to integrate concepts and theories covered in the core with their area of focus. Students will design and implement a capstone project related to their area of focus culminating in a written and oral presentation. This course must be taken in the student's final enrollment period.
ORGL 4993 Professional Internship
Supervised professional-level assignment with an organization, firm, government agency, or not-for-profit entity within the selected area of focus. Prerequisites: All core courses except for ORGL 4553 Capstone and instructor’s permission.