The concentration in Organizational Leadership prepares individuals for positions of leadership in businesses. Graduates will have a solid foundation to meet the challenges of leading organizations in a changing global environment.
Upon completion of the Business major and Organizational Leadership concentration, students should be able to:
- Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
- Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
- Apply business concepts in a business environment.
- Analyze a business operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
- Apply leadership theory and techniques to facilitate change within an organization.
PL3101 Organizational Leadership (Online Only) 3 credits 5 weeks
This course addresses effective models of organizational leadership by examining the impact of administrative structure, power and politics, conflict resolution, and motivation within the context of the organizational culture.
PL4301 Leadership Communication (Online Only) 3 credits 5 weeks
This course demonstrates communication techniques used by effective leaders by analyzing classic speeches, correspondence, and other modes of communication. Communication development opportunities will be available for students to practice personal skills. Students will also explore personality and emotions throughout communication.
PL4001 Leading Change (Online Only) 3 credits 5 weeks
Change is an ever-present reality in the 21st century and a certain requirement for organizational growth. Corporations and non-profits alike are challenged to successfully respond to their external environments and internal realities with new and effective ways of doing business. This course examines classic theoretical constructs of leadership, systems of organizational culture, and models and processes involved in successful organizational change. The learner will make application of this theory in his or her own organizational setting.
PL4101 Global Leadership (Online Only) 3 credits 5 weeks
This course will consider current issues and trends in global leadership as well as the challenges that arise while leading in a global setting. The course will assist students in developing their knowledge, attitudes, skills, and aspirations regarding the theory and practice of leadership in the context of the challenges created by global organizations and societies.