MA in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Management Courses
Students pursuing the Organizational Management concentration in the MAOL program will take 4 concentration courses (12 credit hours).
ORGL-52700 Building Teams (3)
This course combines the theory and application of team development. As a member of a group, students will develop a work product and have the opportunity to improve their skills in observing and analyzing group behavior, as well as determining the role and impact of leadership. Students will improve their skills as a member and leader of a group. Students will gain a theoretical understanding of group development within organizations, how teams differ from work groups and how and when to develop high performance teams.
ORGL-55800 Planning Strategically (3)
This course will review traditional management planning processes and then examine the planning process from a strategic perspective. Students will learn how to apply a variety of management tools and techniques for decision making and will develop strategic approaches to management decisions. This course is designed to encourage students to think strategically and operationally about organizations in an increasingly diverse management environment. Students develop a strategic plan in this course following the Bryson model.
ORGL-56100 Organizational Cultures and Systems (3)
This course focuses on how to research and understand the elements contributing to an organization's unique culture, including basic philosophy, value system, communication patterns and styles and social roles. Students will learn how to assess the development of organizational structures and behavior factors within organizations of different types and sizes.
ORGL-56500 Finance as Organizational Text (3)
This course will prepare students to read, develop and write financial text for organizational leadership. Organizational leadership involves the allocation and distribution of resources as well as an ongoing knowledge of the financial impact of the local, regional and national economies. Offering an overview of inter-relations of money and markets, investment and financial management, the course proceeds to develop concrete skills in regard to fiscal leadership. Designed as a graduate level focus on financial analysis, design and reporting from a leadership perspective, the course will provide students an opportunity to focus on organizational issues which have a financial impact on the entity.