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COM 355 Effective Business Communication in the Digital Age (3 credits)

Emerging communication technologies are drastically changing the current representations of the organizational environment. Constructs of identity, community, physical space, transparency, expediency of information dissemination, and the means through which it is expressed have all been altered reflecting the impact of the digital age and its processes. This course will explore the role of effective communication in the organization with an emphasis on learning current best communication practices, anticipating future communication developments in the digital age, and bridging the communication gap between younger generations inured in technology and those continuing to adapt to the frenetic changes such technologies inspire for organizations. The course will assess and practice implementing how new communication technologies affect the organization, its evolving culture, processes, and decision-making choices in light of this ever mutable digital age.

BUS 308 Technology in Decision Making (3)

Technology is integrated throughout all areas of an organization. This course will focus on some of the major technology used in organizations, such as Microsoft Office products (Excel), SAP technology (such as Enterprise Resource Planning, through the SAP University Alliance) and Social Networking applications. These and/or other technology components, which are embedded throughout the curricular program, will be studied.

CCS 341 Cultural Modes of Expression (3)

Exploration of the nuances of intercultural expression in the global community for an awareness and sensitivity needed for mutual understanding in international affairs.

ENG 242 Writing for Applied Research (3)

Theoretical principles and practical application of the academic research process with a focus on business. Students learn to form initial inquiry questions; locate and evaluate print and electronic sources; and summarize, paraphrase, and incorporate source material in written presentations using the APA citation format.

MKT 310 Innovative Marketing Strategies (3)

Creating value in any organization is a key to success. This course will focus on ways leaders create and leverage value in the marketplace. Students will examine ways in which organizations communicate this value in today’s environment. Social and mobile media, as well as other emerging platforms, will be analyzed.

ECO 323 Global Economics (3)

Given the advancement in global economic integration in today’s world, this course will analyze the cause and effect associated with global economic issues. The class will focus on current microeconomic and macroeconomic debates and public policy responses to these global economic concerns. Topics addressed will include international trade, economic development, labor markets, poverty and inequality, and population changes.

THE 335 Christian Faith in Action (3)

This course investigates the fundamental teaching of the Christian faith and the role of prayer and spirituality in living an authentic Christian life.

ECO 344 Business Analytics (3)

Analytics and statistics are key for any decision maker. This course will introduce the descriptive and inferential statistics used by organizations. This course will integrate technology, such as Microsoft Excel, to explore statistical data analysis. Students will learn to think critically and apply creative techniques to solve problems.

FIN 373 Finance for Decision Making (3)

Management level analysis and discussions of the techniques of accounting for business transactions and reporting will be studied. This course will have an emphasis on interpretation of financial statements for both planning and controlling functions of management for use in making sound business decisions.

BUSL 375 Best Practices in Management & Leadership (3)

Management and Leadership theories and applications are examined. Relating planning, organizing, leading and controlling with many leadership styles focusing on the organization and its employees are necessary challenging skills in the 21st century.

HRM 376 Managing Human Capital (3)

Management level study and discussions relating to the application and working functions of organizational internal and external human resource issues. Issues have the focus of employees and their roles and responsibilities when they are components in the working successes of an organization.

BUSL 377 Corporate Law and Social Responsibility (3)

Develops an understanding of the principles and doctrines of law that govern the establishment and operation of business organizations. Explores the impacts of legislation (statutory law), judicial decisions (Case Law), and government regulation (Administrative Law) on business decisions and management. Discussions include: major classifications of law, types of business organizations, contract law as the foundation of all business transactions, tort law, and the operation of government regulatory agencies. Current trends in Corporate Social Responsibility that impact organizational governance and management are considered in light of their benefits to society.

BUSL 378 Team Leadership & Coaching (3)

This course will develop the knowledge, abilities, and skills needed to lead high-performance teams in a rapidly changing, globalized commercial environment. Emphasis is placed on the study of group and organizational behavior, including examination of individual temperaments, interpersonal communication, leading change initiatives, mentoring, coaching and conflict resolution.

BUSL 393 Global Leadership (3)

This course will develop a foundational understanding of the knowledge, abilities, and skills that professionals need in order to perform effectively in leadership situations in within globally-oriented business operations. Areas of inquiry include leadership theories and styles, interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence, group and organizational dynamics, problem and decision analysis, change management, and conflict resolution.

BUSL 394 Project Planning and Implementation (3)

This course explores essentials of successful project management. Execution of complex projects requires decision-making clarity, and stakeholder alignment as well as alignment of the steps, timing, resources and capabilities with a project’s overall goals. Throughout project implementation, effective communication, reallocation of resources and plan revisions impact success.

BUSL 395 Emergency and Risk Management (3)

Organizations can proactively identify and address risks as well as prepare for response and recovery in emergencies. Understanding, forecasting and evaluating operational, financial and emergency-related risks are explored along with examining how organizations build preparedness, mitigate exposure and respond to enterprise risks effectively.

BUSL 396 Leading Strategy & Change in Business (3)

Theories and practices of strategy development and execution are examined in business case scenarios. Key topics covered include vision-driven innovation, pursuit of differentiated competitive advantage, and deployment of distinctive capabilities. Although a plan is required to enact a strategy, often the most significant lever for success is establishing effective change. (Prerequisite: completion of 90 credit hours).

PHI 384 Organizational Ethics (3)

Several major ethical theories are reviewed. Students examine personal values through readings and workplace analysis to consider management accountability, human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.

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