Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management
Special Program Highlights for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management:
- This is a non-traditional program created to serve working professionals who have already completed some post-secondary education and want to finish their Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management.
- Meet one night per week for 5-7 weeks to complete each course. Take one course at a time.
- Complete course requirements outside of your work schedule, and earn a total of 60 credit hours during your degree program.
- Be a part of classes that are small and become close-knit during the degree completion process.
- Plan to spend between 16-18 hours per week in preparation for your weekly classes.
- The program enhances students’ interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications and problem-solving and decision making abilities as well as expanding their understanding or research techniques and applications.
- Classes are taught by various full time professors who are highly qualified and experienced in their area of expertise..
- Professors are excellent educators who typically build strong relationships with the men and women in their Continuing Education classes.
Adult Degree Completion Program–Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management
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Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management Audit Sheet
I. Content Area (18 hrs)
Content Areas Req. Hours
English Lit. or History 3
Natural Science or Math 3
Intercultural Communication 3
Intercultural Communication 3
Religious Studies 3
II. Electives (42 hrs)
III. Required Courses (60 hrs.)
Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four
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The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management is designed and delivered in a non-traditional format. It is offered through the Adult Learners Professional Studies (ALPS) Division of the university. It is for mature adults (at least 21 years of age) who are employed, have at least the equivalent of one-year of post secondary education, and want to complete their undergraduate degrees.
This is an accelerated degree completion format which enables students to develop interpersonal, self-reliance, leadership, problem solving, decision-making, written communications, and oral communication skills. Students also gain an understanding of research techniques and applications.
This B.A. degree prepares students to be managers in a variety of fields and businesses compatible with today’s employment market. Other graduates may consider further educational options, including the B.Ed. and M.B.A. degrees. Enrollment in this non-traditional, accelerated degree-completion program involves attending classes on a year-round basis, one night per week, for 24 months. The delivery follows a cohort team structure where facilitators are both educators and practitioners. Each student earns 60 credit hours by completing the program’s 18 required courses and an individual Applied Research Project.
Organizational Management 3003 Adult Development and Life Assessment
This course introduces students to adult development theory and links these concepts to life through a process of individual reflection. Both classical and contemporary adult development theories are examined. These theories then provide the paradigm for self-analysis and life assessment, the basis for understanding individuals within organizations.
Organizational Management 3103 Group and Organizational Dynamics
This course is a study of group behaviour and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision-making and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are handled by groups or individuals.
Organizational Management 3813 Managerial Marketing
Principles of marketing that need to be understood by managers in all areas in order to develop and utilize effective marketing practices are examined. Concepts of global economy, including major social, psychological, and political influences, will be explored and their marketing implications considered from a manager’s perspective.
Organizational Management 3413 Social Problems and Their Impact on the Workplace
This course presents an analysis of major contemporary social problems. Particular attention is given to the problems of poverty, racism, sexism, drug and alcohol abuse, and illiteracy, and their impact on the contemporary workplace. Consideration is given to diverse sociological perspectives regarding the cause, consequences, and solutions to these problems.
Organizational Management 4013 Worldview Perspectives
This course is designed to challenge students to consider the process of integrating their knowledge and abilities within the world in which they live. The course is team-taught and will deal with the question of worldview while examining ways in which different knowledge bases and “cultural realities” influence understanding. An integral part of the course will seek to consider the role of religion – and specifically Christianity – in influencing and shaping peoples view of the world.
Organizational Management 3713 Systems Approach to Organizational Change
Students examine the formal and informal functions of organizations and analyze agencies or organizations based on a systems model. Students will also analyze and solve organizational problems using a step-by-step method. This analysis will be applied to students’ work-related independent study projects.
Organizational Management 4904 Applied Research Project
The Applied Research Project course is a research process designed to enhance knowledge in areas related to students’ work or community and provide research skills to assist in effective decision-making. Students complete research projects related to their employment environment. Statistical analysis concepts and methods assist students in identifying a topic, collecting data, implementing and intervention, and measuring results. University faculty members monitor the progress of the independent studies, and on-site contacts are essential for completion of this course.
Organizational Management 3713 Research Methods for Management
This course will provide students with an understanding of the research process that is used in dealing with the practical problems and opportunities that exist in the world of organizational management. Course priorities include an emphasis on understanding the value of research in management for problem-solving, and the methodologies and process for designing and conducting management research projects from start to finish. This course will substantiate that research is the process of obtaining and enhancing knowledge and the utilization of such for a specific purpose rather than the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake.
Organizational Management 3914 Business Law
Business law studies the history, background, sources, and influences of modern day law as it pertains to the business activities of individuals, corporations, and other legal entities. As a part of this course particular emphasis will be placed upon laws governing contracts, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency, partnerships and corporations. Today’s managers need to understand the basic legal concepts to avoid costly courtroom problems and other legal issues.
Organizational Management 1003 Biblical Themes
The Bible is foundational to Western literature, religion, law, history, and general culture. Basic biblical literacy is, therefore, a fundamental element of a liberal arts education. This course introduces students to the Bible by means of an overview of its basic content and major themes. Special attention is given to the themes of covenant, redemption, justice, righteousness, reconciliation, eschatology, and hope. Students are guided in an examination of biblical faith and teachings in relation to daily life and individual purpose.
Organizational Management 3113 Issues in Management
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.
Organizational Management 3213 Managerial Accounting
This course will focus on three levels of analysis and the effect of analysis upon the cost centres and profit centres. These areas will be addressed as they relate to cost accounting, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, and relevant costs for decision-making. Students will be expected to apply concepts covered in earlier courses in accounting.
Organizational Management 3313 Managerial Finance
Principles of economics necessary to equip managers and supervisors for effective decision-making and leadership are presented. Special consideration will be given to the financial markets, the investment decision by the firm, the efficient market theory, and the financing decision. Specific economic concepts will be applied to problem solving in the manager’s workplace.
Organizational Management 3663 Organizational Communication
This course investigates communication and relationships in creating a productive work environment. Effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also covered through readings and exercises involving non-verbal
communication, constructive feedback, dealing with anger, and conflict resolution.
Organizational Management 3623 Human Resource Management
Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices of recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Opportunity and Health and Safety legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.
Organizational Management 1033 Basic Christian Thought
This course introduces students to the basic beliefs of Christianity, to their basis in the Bible, and to their historical development. It also considers their relevance to contemporary worldviews.
Organizational Management 3343 Strategic Planning
This course introduces students to various management planning models and techniques and applies these to business cases. It stresses the concepts of strategic planning and strategic management.
Organizational Management 1043 Western Ideas in History and Literature
This course introduces students to western literature that has influenced society, and it includes an overview of those aspects of human experience and endeavour that enable one to speak of Western Civilization, as well as the characteristic traits of culture which enable one to distinguish the various eras from each other. Asian, African and pre-Columbian American cultures are given summary treatment.
Organizational Management 3333 Personal Values and Organizational Ethics
Several major ethical theories are reviewed in this course. Students are asked to examine personal values through readings and workplace analysis. This examination of personal values will help student to formulate a management philosophy that incorporates business ethics, government accountability, human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.
List of Part Time Professors
- Dr. Stephen Carter, B.A. Crandall University. Ph.D. Durham University, UK
- Dr. Coreen Bodner, B.Sc., University of British Columbia, M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Aberdeen.
- Dr. Alan Chan, B.Sc. (Honours), M.A., University of Toronto, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
- Kimberley Cook, B.A., Crandall University, M.A., Providence Theological Seminary (Manitoba)
- Dr. Seth Crowell, B.A. (Honours), Acadia University, M.A., University of New Brunswick, Ph.D., Walden University
- Chris Cudahy, B.A. (Honours), Crandall University, M.A., Duquesne University, Ph.D. (Cand.), Texas A & M University
- Dr. Stephen Dempster, B.A. (Honours), University of Western Ontario, M.A.R., Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary, M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto
- Ivan Douthwright, B.A., Acadia University, M.L.S., University of Western Ontario
- M. Barrie Doyle, B.Sc., Dalhousie University
- Dr. Dan Goodwin, B.A., M.A., M.Div. (Honours), Acadia University, Ph.D., Queen’s University
- Dr. David Graves, B.Th., Ontario Bible College (Tyndale), C.N.A., Novell, Ph.D., Highland Theological College & University of Aberdeen
- Brent Hudson, B.A., Crandall University, M.Div., McMaster University, M.T.S., McMaster Divinity College
- Amy Lean MacArthur, B.Comm., M.B.A., University of New Brunswick
- Robert MacDonald, B.A., B.Sc., Dalhousie University, M.B.A., Saint Mary’s University
- Joanne Mills, C.G.A.
- Laura Nicholson, B.A. , L.L.B., University of New Brunswick
- Chris Quek, B.Sc., Clemson University, M. Arch., University of Manitoba
- Dr. Ralph Richardson, B.A., Gordon College, M. Div., Gordon-Conwell Divinity School, Th.M., Calvin Seminary, Ph.D., Walden University
- Dr. Cathy Rogers, B.A. Crandall University, M.A., Ph.D., University of New Brunswick
- Dr. Roger Russell, , B.Sc., University of Guelph, M.B.A., Saint Mary’s University, Ph.D., Curtin University (Western Australia)
- Barry Veno, B.Sc., M.B.A., Dalhousie University
- J. Sheldon MacLeod, B.Th. (Hon.), M. Ad. Ed., St. Francis Xavier University
- Jackie Tessier B.A. Crandall University, M. Ad. Ed., St. Francis Xavier University, CPHR (retired)
- Donald E. Moore B.Sc., University of New Brunswick, B.Ed., Mount Allison University, M.B.A., Universite de Moncton, PMP