The MM program prepares professionals who want to enhance their career path in a variety of profit or not-for-profit organizations. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, ethics, and real-world application of management principles.
Upon completion of the MM program, the graduate should be able to:
- Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
- Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
- Apply management principles to work with people and processes within a profit or not-for-profit organization.
- Evaluate operations and provide recommendations to improve performance.
Core Course List - 36 Semester Credits
GR5000 Graduate Essentials 1 credit 4 weeks
Students enter the Ohio Christian University MBA and Master of Management (MM) with a wide variety of academic, work, and life experiences. As the first course for all entering students, Graduate Essentials begins the process of capitalizing on the student’s previous experiences, and reviews the primary skills and tools necessary to succeed in the remainder of the program. The course is an overview of writing, research, team collaboration, communication, and problem solving while building the student’s self-awareness of personal strengths.
MG5000 Business Essentials 2 credits 6 weeks
Leaders, managers, and professionals enter the Ohio Christian University MBA and Master of Management (MM) with a wide variety of academic, work, and life experiences. As the first business discipline specific course for all entering students, Business Essentials begins the process of capitalizing on the student’s wide variety of experiences and assures the skills and tools necessary to succeed in the remainder of the program. The course is a rigorous overview of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management theories, and leadership. (This course is the prerequisite for the remaining courses in the MBA and MM program.)
MG5030 Economics for Managers 3 credits 6 weeks
This course is an overview of basic economic theory necessary for establishing, revising, and interpreting business policy. Students will identify and interpret appropriate economic indicators and macroeconomic and microeconomic phenomena that aid sound decision-making for management. The course will also deal with political influences on the performance of markets, currency exchange, and economic growth.
MG5010 Marketing and Advertising for Managers 3 credits 6 weeks
This course is a study of Marketing Management with emphasis on analyzing marketing mix variables for problem solving in both domestic and international markets. Also it explores and analyzes consumer behavior as well as captures customer value through improving product management, maximizing channels and establishing customer-driven marketing strategies. Evaluation of digital marketing strategies is included in the course.
MG5020 Project Management 3 credits 6 weeks
This course develops a foundation of principles and solutions that support project management through all lifecycle phases, including initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It also includes a strategic view of best practice project management techniques, processes, and activities.
MG5050 Legal and Regulatory Environment 3 credits 6 weeks
This course reviews various regulatory and legal systems and their causal effect on the legal environment of business. The course will analyze relevant court cases and legal principles as a basis for understanding the depth and breadth of the law’s influence on the free market enterprise systems.
MM6060 Theory and Practice of Leadership 3 credits 6 weeks
This course will investigate the importance and impact of leadership on the function and performance of organizations. The topics covered will also include organizing, leading, and controlling groups and organizations, along with a survey of current literature on the topic of leadership.
MM6020 Advanced Organizational Behavior 3 credits 6 weeks
This course investigates the importance and impact of individual and organizational behavior upon the culture, climate, and structure of an organization. The practical application of human resource theories in the organization is introduced, emphasizing the relevance of the theories to contemporary events.
MM6500 Ethics in Leadership 3 credits 6 weeks
This course is designed to analyze and evaluate ethical, legal, and moral issues facing individuals and within the context of a Christian Biblical worldview. Students will be challenged to critically examine the challenges for leaders and managers to infuse and support ethical principles in an organizational culture.
MM6040 International Business Management 3 credits 5 weeks
This course deals with the challenges of managing in a culturally diverse organization. The course focuses on internal management practices necessary for operating effectively in a multi-curltural environment. Areas of study include special challenges for management of multi-national operations, managing diverse cultures, and multi-national/multi-cultural human resource management. This course may be replaced with MG6060 International Studies.
MM6080 Strategic Leadership 3 credits 6 weeks
This course includes an examination of the processes and approaches of strategic leadership beginning with the setting of direction through the defining of the organization’s mission and vision. The analysis of the development, implementation, and attainment of measurable strategic goals will include a review of how managers’ evaluate internal and external environments as part of this process.
MG5060 Managerial Finance and Analysis 3 credits 6 weeks
This course provides a framework for analysis of investment and financing decisions, through an understanding of financial theory and strategies. Emphasis is placed on the application of financial theory to management decision-making and problem solving.
MM6800 Applied Business Management Capstone 3 credits 6 weeks
Skills and competencies are applied to actual management situations. Students develop cross-functional business solutions. This course serves as the culmination and integration of the learning from all MM courses. There will be a synthesis of organizational and management strategies and practices from organizational behavior, leadership, marketing, financial analysis, and ethicsPrerequisite:
Advanced Organizational Behavior