Organizational Management - Courses

Organizational Management Courses

OM1003 Biblical Themes

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM1033 Basic Christian Thought

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM1043 Western Ideas in History and Literature

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM1323 Financial Statement Analysis

Credit hours: 3

This course is offered as a foundational component for students in the Organizational Management major who do not have financial background to do Managerial Accounting and Managerial Finance, which are two central courses within the program. A primary focus of the course will be on understanding financial statements and the key role they play within business in making important management decisions for the future.

OM1343 Algebra and Trigonometry in Business

Credit hours: 3

The course reviews only those high school mathematical concepts involving concepts of basic algebra, graphing, and trigonometry which are necessary to gain skills in setting up mathematical models that mirror real-life situations. Future projections can then be extrapolated from the model. The skill of learning to interpret answers is stressed. Business-related math models are pursued where possible.

OM2103 A History of Early Christianity (AD c.90-c.500)

Credit hours: 3

This course investigates the historical development of Christianity and its subsequent rise from a small Messianic sect in Judea to the official religion of the Roman Empire. Content includes a discussion of Hellenism and Judaism as the primary backdrop for the earliest church and the theological debates of the early centuries of the common era. Investigation will focus on the Church Fathers of the Eastern and Western Roman Empire, the ecumenical councils, various controversies which divided the church, and the eventual development of an orthodox Christian doctrine. All of the events studied in this course will be considered within their cultural and political contexts. A major component of this class will be reading primary sources and understanding them in terms of their historical context.

OM2203 The Life of Jesus

Credit hours: 3

This course explores the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth. The primary sources will be Synoptic Gospels Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John’s Gospel will also be consulted; however, it will not have significant focus in this course. Various critical issues surrounding the Synoptic Gospels (source criticism, redaction criticism, etc.), and some of the cultural and historical background of 1st century Palestine and 2nd Temple Judaism will be investigated. It is against this religious, political, and cultural backdrop that the life of Jesus will be considered. Modern application of Jesus’ principles will be discussed as appropriate.

OM2303 Prejudicial Communication

Credit hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an awareness and background of the many forms of prejudiced communication, including derogatory group labels, condescending verbal and nonverbal behaviour, hostile humour, and skewed portrayals of groups and entire cultures in the news and entertainment media. This will include discussion on how these behaviours lead to the perpetuation of stereotypes, discrimination, and status differences. Underpinning these understandings will also include input on the historical background to the birth of stereotypes, social cognitive principles that underlie the formation and maintenance of prejudice and stereotyping, measuring prejudicial attitudes, and steps to take to reduce prejudice and discrimination. The course is designed to stimulate critical thinking and discussions about the issues surrounding attempts to understand and reduce prejudice, as it relates to the workplace, and about the strength and limitations of various approaches to reducing prejudiced communication.

OM2313 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Credit hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to increase awareness of how to manage successfully in a diverse workplace environment through the development of cultural competence. The material in the course offers opportunities to examine the manner in which personal biases in the workplace can impact performance, retention, and worker morale. Further, this course will deal with the topic of diversity management as transformative within the organization, based on the view that an increasingly diverse workforce enhances an organization in multiple ways. It elaborates on the success of a global economy being at the root of innovation, enhancing positive relationships with customers and stakeholders, empowering employees by building a culture that values different perspectives. Essential to this discussion is the development of cultural competence: the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures. Communication strategies, team building, conflict management strategies, and concepts of time are just some of the specific components of cross cultural competence that will be addressed in this course.

OM2403 Introduction to Human Nutrition

Credit hours: 3

This course introduces students to the science of human nutrition by providing an overview of the nutrients that are determinants of health. The requirements and functions of the organic nutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and vitamins) and the inorganic nutrients (minerals and water) are presented. Other topics covered in this course include disorders related to intake or metabolism, various methods used to assess nutrient intakes, and interpretation of current research in the field of human nutrition.

Prerequisite: Thirty credit hours completed or permission of the Registrar

OM3003 Adult Development and Life Assessment

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM3013 Positive Psychology

Credit hours: 3

This course examines a burgeoning field within psychology, where a more positive view of the human condition is adapted. This is done by focusing on various human strengths (love, empathy, self-control, wisdom, commitment, happiness, self-respect, hope, and friendship). This positive outlook uses the scientific method in its efforts to assess, understand, and then build upon these strengths. This course aims to measure, understand, and foster the characteristics that arguably make life more worthy of living.

OM3103 Group and Organizational Dynamics

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM3113 Issues in Management

Credit hours: 3

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

OM3213 Managerial Accounting

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM3313 Managerial Finance

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM3333 Personal Values and Organizational Ethics

Credit hours: 3

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 the student to formulate a management philosophy that incorporates business ethics, government accountability, human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.

OM3343 Strategic Planning

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM3413 Social Problems and Their Impact on the Workplace

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM3623 Human Resource Management

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM3663 Organizational Communication

Credit hours: 3

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, anger management, and conflict resolution.

OM3713 Systems Approach to Organizational Change

Credit hours: 3

Students examine the formal and informal functions of organizations and analyse agencies or organizations based on a systems model. Students will also analyse and solve organizational problems using a step-by-step method. This analysis will be applied to student work-related independent
study projects.

OM3763 Research Methods for Management

Credit hours: 3

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. The two priorities for this course will be first, the emphasis placed on understanding the value of research and evidence to problem-solving, and second, the focus placed on designing and conducting of research projects. 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.

Prerequisite: OM3713 or permission of the Registrar

OM3813 Managerial Marketing

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM3913 Business Law

Credit hours: 3

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.

OM4013 Worldview Perspectives

Credit hours: 3

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 people’s view of the world.

OM4603 Project Management

Credit hours: 3

This course will describe the discipline of project management. It will explore the foundations of management and how they are applied to project management. The project management life cycle and processes will be examined including initiating, planning, executing, closing, and controlling a project. The project management knowledge areas will be outlined including scope, time, cost, risk, quality, human resources, and communication. This course will investigate the project management concepts of the triple constraint, earned value management, and scheduling.

OM4906 Applied Research Project Presentations

Credit hours: 6

The Applied Research Project is a major research effort designed to enhance knowledge in areas related to students’ work or community and to 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, and measuring results. University faculty members monitor the progress of the independent studies, and on-site contacts make certain that the students devote at least 200 hours to the project. An oral report of project findings is given by each student.

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