Organizational Management Program
The course work for the Organizational Management program consists of 48 semester credits to be completed over less than 24-monthperiod. These OM classes focus on organizational behavior, supervision,interpersonal skills, and management challenges and are designed to finish the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Click here for the program’s curriculum pattern.
OMP 310: The Adult Journey (3 semester hours) This course is specifically designed as the first module in the degree completion program sequence. As such, it has a dual purpose. Academically, it presents both classic and contemporary adult development lifespan theory while linking these concepts to individual experience through assessment and reflection. From an instructional design standpoint, this module provides the foundations forcohort development and lifelong writing skills to be utilized throughout the degree completion program.
OMP 320: Group and Team Dynamics (3 semester hours) This course is a study of group and team behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. emphasis is placed on decision making and resolving conflict in groups. Learners develop strategies for efficient and productive group management, and determine which tasks groups or individuals handle.
OMP 330: Organizational Behavior (3 semester hours) Learners examine the formal and informal functions of organizations and analyze an agency or organization based on a systems model. Learners will also analyze and solve organizational problems using a step-by-step method. This analysis will be applied to learners’ work-related projects.
OMP 340: Organizational Communications (3semester hours) This course investigates communication and relationships in creating a productive work environment. effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also covered through readings and exercises concerning nonverbal communication,constructive feedback, dealing with anger, and resolving conflict. Learners develop a model for effective relationships.
OMP 350: Economics for Managers (3 semester hours) This course focuses upon the principles of economics, both micro and macro, as they need to be understood and used by managers and supervisors in all fields. This survey of the field, will allow managers at every level, and in every type of organization, to understand and be able to use the principles of economics to aid in making sound decisions.
OMP 360: Management Principles (3 semester hours) Adult learners will examine the foundations and traditional approaches of management principles: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. This incorporates the elements of delivering strategic value, building a dynamic organization,mobilizing people, and learning and changing. Leadership and collaboration is integrated with direct applications to the individual and group functioning in today’s business environment.
OMP 370: Accounting for Managers (3 semester hours) In this course, the adult learner will build on the fundamentals covered in earlier,introductory accounting courses. Topics covered at the introductory level will be taken to a greater depth and new dimensions will be added. Also, new topics will be introduced and explored. Adult Learners will be challenged to develop relevant accounting-related skills and to integrate accounting knowledge with broader management issues.
OMP 380: Human Resource Management (3 semester hours) Learners explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices of recruitment,selection, training, development and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to equal employment Opportunity and Office of Safety and health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.
OMP 410: Marketing for Managers (3 semester hours) Through assigned readings, case studies, web-site connections, class discussion,writing assignments, and the team project, adult learners will be exposed to basic marketing theory and terminology. They will be given the opportunity to apply these principles and concepts to real world, domestic and international situations. This exploration provides adult learners with an appreciation of the role of marketing in organizational strategic planning: an awareness of how customer behavior and decision data are collected and analyzed in the marketing planning process; and the confidence to participate with other organizational members to “connect with customers” in a variety of effective and meaningful ways.
OMP 420: Finance for Managers (3 semester hours) This course in corporate finance first covers the organization-wide use of financial planning within the firm. The adult learner will explore the financial tools available for planning and analysis, as well as how those tools are utilized to manage cash flows and financial resources, and to evaluate future investment opportunities. Next, three primary topics in corporate finance will be developed. These topics include the importance of short-term finance for current operations, the use of capital budgeting tools for investment analysis,and the foundation of long-term finance for defining the organization’s cost of capital and optimal capital structure.
OMP 430: Business Ethics and Individual Values(3 semester hours) This is a course in which the learner formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business,accountability in government, respect for human rights, and responsible lifestyle in our contemporary world. ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion.
OMP 440: Domestic Business Issues (3 semester hours) This course presents an analysis of major contemporary social problems, especially in the United States. Particular attention is given to the problems of poverty,racism, sexism, drug and alcohol abuse, and illiteracy, and their impact on the contemporary workplace. Consideration is given to diverse sociological perspectives regarding the causes, consequences, and solutions to these problems.
OMP 450: Global Business (3 semester hours) Recognizing that today’s college graduates will live in a world that is economically,politically, and environmentally connected, this module seeks to challenge learners to think beyond their immediate surroundings and see themselves as part of a large human community. The module focuses on the complex global,intercultural, and cross-cultural issues that graduates will face as citizens of a global and an interdependent world.
OMP 460: Strategic Management (3 semester hours) This course introduces adult learners to various management planning models and techniques and applies these to actual business cases. It stresses the concepts of strategic planning and strategic management. This is the Organizational Management Capstone Course.
OMP 470: Research Methods and Statistics (3 semester hours) This course includes how to identify and define a problem suitable for such research, how to find information and literature sources related to the defined problem, and how to evaluate and utilize identified sources. Learners will use Microsoft excel Spreadsheets. Problem analysis and evaluation techniques are presented.Learners are shown methods for defining, researching, analyzing, and evaluating a problem they would solve in their work or a vocational environment. Specific statistical information covered in the module includes identifying and measuring objectives, collecting data, working with significance levels,analyzing variance, and constructing questionnaires.
OMP 480: Senior Project (3 semester hours) In this course, each learner combines his/her research and practical implementation of theories and concepts and develops an individual project. The project examines a problem in a learner’s occupation. The learner’s project is written and orally presented to the instructor and the learning group.