ADCP Course Descriptions
Dynamics of Group Behavior (2 credits)
Research Methods and Statistics (2 credits)
Adult and Career Development (3 credits)
Diversity Management (2 credits)
Organizational Communications (3 credits)
Economic & Marketing Environment of Management (3 credits)
Organizational Behavior & Analysis (3 credits)
Strategic Management (3 credits)
Worldviews & the Global Market (3 credits)
Values & Ethics in the Workplace (3 credits)
Research Project I (2 credits)
Research Project II (3 credits)
ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM--SEMESTER ONE
Dynamics of Group Behavior (MGT 401) Students
analyze and experience what it means to be part of a group. Topics
explored include various roles of group members, effective decision-
making, cooperation versus competition, the nature of leadership,
problem diagnosis and assessment, and how group functioning affects
Adult and Career Development (MGT 403) Students
examine course readings on adult development theory and life cycle
research findings in the light of various career-related issues and
their own life experiences. In addition, an exploration of the
career planning process, including self-assessment, occupational
information, and job search skills, equip students to develop a plan
for career success.
Organizational Communications (MGT 402) Students
develop the skills involved in formal communication in organizations,
especially in writing letters, e-mails, memos, and in public
speaking. Students learn the importance of proofreading and
conducting peer evaluations. Students review grammar techniques
necessary for effective communication in the workplace. Students
also explore the complexity of communication at the personal
level. In developing an effective individual communication style,
they study such skills as listening and non-verbal communication.
Organizational Behavior and Analysis (MGT 405) Students
are introduced to Organizational Behavior, its historical origins and
current application and are familiarized with a model for analyzing the
effectiveness of an organization, with the goal of improving its
productivity. They develop the definition of an organization and
examine the formal and informal processes within an organization,
through readings, simulations, and other class activities.
Worldviews in the Global Market (MGT 407) Students
investigate common types of worldviews, with special emphasis on
Christian theism. The worldviews of the major religions are
examined, along with the so-called “secular” worldviews such as
humanism and materialism. Students study the role beliefs and
values play in the construction of worldviews; analyze the issues
involved in the comparison of worldviews; and develop an individual
worldview applicable to personal and professional life.
Research Project I (MGT 413) Students
prepare their written research project concerning an organizationally
based problem by defining the problem and reviewing literature.
They develop the research proposal and project design, using
contemporary research literature to provide the theoretical basis for
their original research. Students submit a written report of the
ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM--SEMESTER TWO
Research Methods and Statistics (MGT 409) Students
learn how to design and carry out a research study, including how to
perform, and analyze the results of various statistical tests.
They learn how to evaluate research findings and enhance their ability
to define, research, analyze, evaluate, and solve a problem in a work
Diversity Management (MGT 408) Students
will evaluate diversity strategies of organizations; will examine how
diversity strategies on an organization’s leadership, human resource
management, marketing initiatives, and profitability; and, within an
organizational context, will assess other such issues as diversity in
groups, impact of diversity on communication, and the role of
culture. Through a variety of methods, including case studies,
students will critique the effectiveness of different diversity
management techniques used by various companies.
Economic and Marketing Environment of Management (MGT 410) Students explore and examine the essentials of economics and marketing in today's dynamic world at both the macro and micro levels. They gain an applied understanding of the principles, concepts and operational aspects through a computer marketing simulation which takes place in a competitive technology oriented business environment. Student teams assume responsibility for developing and executing a firm's marketing strategic plan based on economic principles for broad product markets and selected target markets.
Strategic Management (MGT 406) Students
gain understanding of the continuous management process necessary to
successfully evaluate and respond to competitive forces faced by and
organization. The emphasis is on understanding current concepts
and the ability to apply them to individual organizations.
Values and Ethics in the Workplace (MGT 412) Students
investigate various ethical systems and perspectives, including that of
Christianity, and apply their learning about ethical theory and
personal values to a range of ethical dilemmas in everyday life and
Research Project II (MGT 414) Students prepare, in a business- oriented format, their written research project, demonstrating analytical, critical, and problem-solving skills. They analyze the specific data gathered in their original research; relate that data to their library research; form conclusions and recommendations about their project . As a conclusion to the program, students express in essay form what they learned from their project experience and what impact their participation in the program had on their lives.