ADCP Course Descriptions


 

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Semester One

Semester Two

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)

Course Descriptions

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 organizational effectiveness.

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 literature reviewed.

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 environment.

Diversity Management (MGT 408) Students will evaluate diversity strategies of organizations; will examine how diversity strategies on an organizations 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 work.

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.