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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Organizational Leadership at MNU

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Organizational Leadership

School of Business

MNU's accelerated Applied Organizational Leadership program is designed for working adults seeking to earn a bachelor's degree in business.

While combining a broad business curriculum with innovative leadership courses, you can complete a bachelor's degree in just 1 year. 

 

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"Earning my degree has been the biggest accomplishment of my life—MNU made it possible for me to balance my son, my job and my school work. It was totally worth it."

-Stephanie Anderson
B.A. in Management & Human Relations, 2011

 
 
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Overview:

The Applied Organizational Leadership program is designed for working adults with 60 transferable hours of college credit* or an associate's degree. We know that earning a degree is a commitment. That's why the Applied Organizational Leadership program meets in a cohort format. You'll experience the program as part of a dedicated group of other adult learners.

  • Evening classes meet from 6-10 p.m., 1 night a week, for 50 weeks
  • Complete the program in 1 year
  • Earn credit for previous work or life experience
  • Program cost is approximately $11,600, including tuition and fees, but not the cost of books. Download a costs document here.

*Less than 60 hours? No problem. Our accelerated short-term classes can help you meet this requirement.

2013 Start Dates

Groups Starting in Olathe:

June 18, 2013
August 14, 2013

Groups Starting in Liberty: June 13, 2013
September 18, 2013

Learn to develop:

  • Critical thinking skills including analytical thinking, collaborative planning and organizing, problem resolution.
  • Effective communication through writing, interpersonal relations, small group facilitation, presentation skills.
  • Competence in management through contemporary leadership skills, supervisory skills, coaching skills.
  • Ethical responsibility through self awareness of personal values.
  • Adaptability within a team environment.

 

 

Course Sequences and Descriptions

Semester I

plusaOrganizational Behavior (3 credit hours, 5 weeks)

This module is a study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on making decisions and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are best handled by groups or individuals.

plusaStrategic Career Management (3 credit hours, 5 weeks)

Each student prepares a portfolio of personal and professional prior-learning experiences. Career patterns and adult life-stages are reviewed and analyzed, and goals are assessed through exercises and activities. Future trends are examined in relation to changing careers and life styles.

plusaOrganizational Development (3 credit hours. 5 weeks)

This module focuses on understanding organizational development as a means to increase an organization’s effectiveness and viability. Components include basic behavioral science techniques for facilitating individual, small group, and organizational change, problem solving, system improvement, and changing beliefs and values within an organization.

plusaCommunications and Conflict Management (3 credit hours, 5 weeks)

This module investigates communication and relationships within a productive work environment. Effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also covered through readings and exercises concerning nonverbal communication, constructive feedback, dealing with anger, and resolving conflict. Students develop a model for effective relationships.

plusaBiblical Leadership Perspectives (3 credit hours, 5 weeks)

This course reflects MNU’s commitment, as a Christian liberal arts university to nurturing an appreciation for the rich resources of the Scriptures. Cultural, societal, and biblical themes are explored through the study of literature and history of the Bible. Students study the development of five major themes throughout the Bible and examine biblical concepts as they relate to current professional issues and the integration of faith, learning, and living.

Semester II

plusaApplied Research (2 credit hours, 3 weeks)

Students are introduced to research as it applies to their Project. Students are shown methods for defining, researching, analyzing, and evaluating a problem requiring solution within their work or avocational environment.

plusaStatistical Methods (3 credit hours, 5 weeks)

This course includes problem analysis and evaluation techniques in statistics. Specific statistical information covered in the course includes identifying and measuring objectives, collecting data, working with significance levels, analyzing variance, and constructing questionnaires.

plusaManaging Human Resources (3 credit hours, 5 weeks)

Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices regarding recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Employment Opportunity and Occupational Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulation.

plusaEthical Leadership (3 credit hours, 5 weeks)

Students formulate a philosophy of life providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights, and a responsible life style in our contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion.

plusaLeadership Challenges and Best Practices (3 credit hours, 5 weeks)

Students formulate a philosophy of life providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights, and a responsible life style in our contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion.

plusaApplied Research Project (2 credit hours, 2 weeks)

Each student combines research and practical implementation of theories and concepts to develop a Capstone Project. The project examines a problem in the student’s occupation or avocation

 

Professors & Staff

Name Email Phone Number
Dr. Graydon Dawson,
Chair of Graduate Studies in
Management programs
rgdawson@mnu.edu 913-971-3873
Dr. Bob Humphrey,
Chair of Professional Studies in
Management department 
bhumphrey@mnu.edu 913-971-3872
Prof. LeAnn Yantis lyantis@mnu.edu 913-971-3866
Prof. Jonathan Downs jedowns@mnu.edu 913-971-3865
Kathy Adamson kadamson@mnu.edu 913.971.3862
 

Costs and Value of an MNU Education

We know that earning a bachelor's degree is an investment in your future. The Applied Organizational Leadership program (formerly MHR) is competitively priced and is a more affordable option than many other degree completion programs in the area. Even more valuable? The program is designed so that you can continue to work while attending class.

Credit Hours: 32 total
Onsite Tuition: $345/credit hour*
 

*Prices effective August 1, 2013.

We have several payment options available. Total cost, including fees and tuition, will be calculated based on your program, and can be divided into multiple payments. 

Group pricing is another option available for students enrolled in a program within Professional & Graduate Studies. Enroll as a group with your co-workers, friends or family members, or individuals from school, church or another type of organization.

Group of 3-5 students = 5% off entire tuition
Group of 6-9 students = 10% off entire tuition 

MNU also offers special pricing of $250/credit hour for active duty military members.

Financial aid is available for most qualified students. The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Organizational Leadership degree program at MidAmerica Nazarene University is approved for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Information and applications may be obtained from the Student Financial Services Office at (913) 971-3298 or  finaid@mnu.edu.

Questions? Contact us

MidAmerica Nazarene University
Student Financial Services
Campus Center Building
2030 E College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
Office Hours
Monday—Friday
8:00 a.m.—5 p.m. Central
Phone: 913-971-3298
Toll Free: 1-800-800-8887
Fax: 913-971-3482
Email: finaid@mnu.edu

Admission Requirements

Applied Organizational Leadership

  • have an associate's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university,
    OR
  • have 60 transferable hours* of college credit.
  • minimum 2.0 GPA.*
  • completed writing sample.

*Less than 60 hours or less than 2.0 GPA? Our accelerated short-term classes can help you meet this requirement. As you complete short-term classes and earn a course grade of C+ or higher, your cumulative GPA will be raised as well. You can also earn up to 34-hours of credit for life and work experience. Contact us today to find out more. 

Find additional application forms such as transcript requests and short-term couse regisrations.

 

Additional Information

Accreditation

The University is authorized to offer associate’s degrees in all fields, bachelor’s degrees in all fields, and master’s degrees in the fields of Administration/Leadership, Business, Counseling, Education, Nursing and Religion. 

 

Contact Us

13563 South Mur-Len Road
Olathe KS, 66062
913.971.3800
PGadmissions@mnu.edu

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