Bachelor Degree Management and Leadership in Business

Courses

Intro/online Strategy Course

This course will provide an overview of the content and practical skills necessary for completion in the program. It includes an orientation for learning and learning management system. Also included will be introduction to MNU's School of Business and it's programs, APA tutorial and other skills and tools to help ensure student success in this program. There is no credit hour attached to this course and there is no cost to you for completing it. Completion is required before starting the OBBA program. The MNU Admissions team will monitor the completion of this orientation course before starting the program. A certificate of completion is awarded upon completion.

Upper-division Core Courses

These courses must be taken at MNU to meet the residency requirement for graduation.

Management & Leadership in Business (MLB) Core Courses

An investigation of the role of communication and relationships in creating a productive work environment. Effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also covered through readings and exercises concerning such topics as nonverbal communication, constructive feedback, and conflict management. Students develop a model for effective relationships. 

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. 

The course reflects MNU’s commitment, as a Christian liberal arts university, to nurturing an appreciation for the rich resources of the Scriptures. A course which explores the elements of leadership, connects or relates key elements of leadership to biblical characters, analyzes the degree of effectiveness of biblical leaders, applies Christian leadership elements to current business practice, and identifies some contemporary Christian business leaders. 

Integration of research methods and statistics is a key to a better understanding how the research process requires the combination of both elements. In this course you will discover how the collection, description, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data will help you make better informed decisions. Statistics can be used to describe a particular data set (termed descriptive statistics) as well as to draw conclusions about the population from a particular data set (termed inferential statistics). This course applies statistical applications in a business context in order to address business related questions and help make evidence-based decisions. In Research Methods and Statistical Applications, you will learn to apply commonly used statistical methods in business contexts and how to interpret analyses performed by others. 

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 human resource trends, effects of globalization, workforce diversity, staffing, training & development, compensation and benefits, motivating employees, and labor relations. 

Students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Negotiation is covered through readings and class practice, with an analysis of the effect on productivity. 

This course is an introduction to information systems and how it is used to create value and to better achieve an organization’s objectives. This course is designed to cover foundational concepts and terms as well as new developments in the field of information systems. It also examines the ethical and social issues triggered by the use of computer information systems in a global society. This course develops an understanding of the increased concern over information security and privacy.

This course focuses on the knowledge and application of behavioral science theories and concepts useful in organizations with special emphasis on group functions. Specifically, the mechanisms that organizations and managers use to respond to and initiate change in internal and external environments. Students will examine specific business processes from the perspective of problem solving, intervention theory, decision making, organizational culture and power strategies.

This course develops conceptual models for improving the clarity and consistency of ethical judgment in business settings. A portion of the course will consider decision making skills and integrate them with ethical frameworks utilizing case analysis.

This course focuses on decision making and controlling the allocations of personnel, materials and machine utilization in manufacturing/service environments. Handling of materials, inventory, purchasing and quality control are addressed. Students are exposed to procedures used to set standards and develop skills in estimating and forecasting.

This course focuses on different aspects of business in the global environment. The complexities of operating in an interconnected economic environment will be examined. The challenges of multinational and international business issues will be discussed, as will the impact of uncontrollable environmental factors on the various functional areas of the firm.

This course offers a study of the legal environment of business with an overview of the general nature of law, the legal system, and the collection of laws that influence the behavior and conduct of commercial activity. Emphasis is placed on contract law.

A study of computer hardware and operating system software as it relates to the CIS professional. Systems networking is introduced. Rudimentary programming concepts are introduced using Python or a similar interpreted programming language.

This course focuses on project management principles and tools essential for today’s managers. Topics include managing project costs, schedule, and scope. Project management software that aids in planning, tracking, and variance analysis will also be explored.

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