Academic Catalog

2019-2020 Edition

MLOS • Leadership and Organizational Studies

MLOS 500 · Research in Organizations   3 Credits

This course offers the student the opportunity to study research methodology as it relates to the needs and goals of the organization. The emphasis of this course is on the means by which research processes create information for organizations through both primary and secondary research methods.

MLOS 501 · Group and Team Dynamics   3 Credits

The contribution of small groups and teams to organizational functioning. Students examine how group and team membership, role dynamics, work habits, and decision-making behavior affect the overall effectiveness of organizations.

MLOS 504 · Managerial Marketing   3 Credits

Review of the basic functions of marketing and the development of marketing process, marketing mix, and marketing environment. A planning approach using problems, case studies, and readings places the student in the role of marketing manager. Preparation of a research project or marketing plan is an essential part of the course.

MLOS 514 · Information Systems for Managers   3 Credits

Introduction to computers in a business context providing the basic understanding that managers need regarding the use of the computer as a tool in solving operational and managerial problems. While productivity tools and microcomputers are used, the emphasis is on users of computers rather than development of computer specialists. Topics include management of computer resources; fundamentals of computers, including the hardware and software available to computer users; word processing and management information systems; and common and specialized computer applications in business.

MLOS 516 · Organizational Behavior and Analysis   3 Credits

The purpose of this class is to investigate the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization’s effectiveness. This course examines role behavior, group dynamics, communication, conflict, leadership, organizational structure, and motivation.

MLOS 517 · Human Resource Management   3 Credits

Students study the establishment of human resource objectives and requirements in an organization. Emphasis is on executive decision making in dealing with formal employee-employer relationships. Collective bargaining, organization of employees, negotiation, and administration of collective bargaining agreements are covered.

MLOS 529 · Leadership and Managerial Ethics   3 Credits

This course raises the student’s moral recognition of ethical issues of the organization’s functions and environments. Leadership, as it applies to the management of power and authority issues, is studied. Emphasis is placed on ethics and leadership as illustrated by Christian principles.

MLOS 535 · Survey of Organizational Finance   3 Credits

This course examines the essential components of organizational finance that are critical for any business leader and provides a solid foundational overview and comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of organizational finance. These domains include but are not limited to goals and functions of financial management, financial analysis and planning, working capital management, capital budget processing, long-term financing, and expanding the perspective of corporate finance.

MLOS 561 · Conflict and Negotiation in Organizations   3 Credits

This course focuses on the processes of informal conflict in organizations, as well as more formal situations of negotiation and bargaining. By observing conflict and negotiation in a variety of settings, the student learns multiple methods of analysis and response to this type of organizational situation.

MLOS 570 · Improving Quality and Productivity   3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and methods of quality and productivity improvement and examination of the organizational development professional’s role in designing and implementing programs to improve quality of products and services. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the forces that make quality and productivity critical organizational issues.

MLOS 578 · Strategy and Planning   3 Credits

This course examines the strategic planning process, including the setting of mission statements, goals and objectives, and determining what should be done to accomplish them. It examines the decision-making activity used by managers to ensure the future success of their organization and work units.

MLOS 598A · Directed Study A   1 Credit

In this course a subject of current interest is examined in depth. Students will analyze and evaluate current and/or controversial issues in business or organizations to reach and express a reflective position. These topics will lie beyond the regular course offerings. Students will work independently under the direction of a faculty member.

Students may earn up to 3 credits.

MLOS 598B · Directed Study B   1 Credit

In this course a subject of current interest is examined in depth. Students will analyze and evaluate current and/or controversial issues in business or organizations to reach and express a reflective position. These topics will lie beyond the regular course offerings. Students will work independently under the direction of a faculty member.

Students may earn up to 3 credits.

MLOS 598C · Directed Study C   1 Credit

In this course a subject of current interest is examined in depth. Students will analyze and evaluate current and/or controversial issues in business or organizations to reach and express a reflective position. These topics will lie beyond the regular course offerings. Students will work independently under the direction of a faculty member.

Students may earn up to 3 credits.

MLOS 599A · Directed Study in Research A   1 Credit

This course offers students the opportunity to study research methodology as it relates to the needs and goals of the organization. The emphasis of this course is on the means by which research processes create information for organizations through both primary and secondary research methods. This course is designed only for students who need 1-2 credits from the former MLOS 500 A, B, C sequence of Research courses that were blended into the former cohort model of MLOS.

MLOS 599B · Directed Study in Research B   1 Credit

This course offers students the opportunity to study research methodology as it relates to the needs and goals of the organization. The emphasis of this course is on the means by which research processes create information for organizations through both primary and secondary research methods. This course is designed only for students who need 1-2 credits from the former MLOS 500 A, B, C sequence of Research courses that were blended into the former cohort model of MLOS.

MLOS 599C · Directed Study in Research C   1 Credit

This course offers students the opportunity to study research methodology as it relates to the needs and goals of the organization. The emphasis of this course is on the means by which research processes create information for organizations through both primary and secondary research methods. This course is designed only for students who need 1-2 credits from the former MLOS 500 A, B, C sequence of Research courses that were blended into the former cohort model of MLOS.