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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Applied Research Project is the signature requirement for the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Organizational Leadership (AOL). The project incorporates aspects of all the classes in the AOL program. The project spans 47 weeks of the AOL program, beginning at Week 3 in your first semester and ending at Week 50. Each student combines research and practical implementation of theories and concepts to develop the project examining a problem in the student’s occupation or avocation.
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.
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.
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.
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 lifestyle in our contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion.
Each student combines research and practical implementation of theories and concepts to develop an Applied Project. The project examines a problem in the student’s occupation or avocation. This is the completion of the Applied Research Project I from the first semester.