MINOR: Organizational Leadership and Management


Course No. Title   Hours
BUS 353 Organizational Ethics   3
BUS 373 Organizational Behavior   3
BUS 380 Human Resources Management   3
BUS 493 Team Design and Performance   3
Select three (3):     Hours  
BUS 331 Risk Management and Insurance 3  
BUS 381 Employee Training and Development 3  
BUS 390 Project Management 3  
MGMT** 553 Conflict Management and Mediation 3  
MGMT** 581 Human Resources Development 3  
SOC 300 Contemporary Social Problems 3  
      Minor Total 21

** Graduate courses taken for the Bachelor degree will not count toward a Master degree.

Course Descriptions:

BUS 353 | Organizational Ethics (3 credit hours)
This course applies ethical concepts and principles to moral issues in business: corporate responsibility, discrimination, advertising, competition, whistle-blowing, trade-secrets, multinationals, environment, workers' rights, government regulation, investment, bribes, product liability, and consumerism.

BUS 373 | Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)
This course presents the foundations of the history, theory, and applications of organizational behavior in the areas of personality, stress, motivation, job design, goal setting, learning theory, behavior modification, group behavior, power, leadership, organizational structure, decision-making, and control.

BUS 380 | Human Resources Management (3 credit hours)
Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts associated with human resource management and learn how to plan and implement strategies for efficient management of a firm's most critical resources-employees. Recruiting, selecting, evaluating, developing, and compensating employees is emphasized, while legal issues, managing in a union environment and contemporary issues in human resources management will also be covered.

BUS 493 | Team Design and Performance (3 credit hours)
This course examines the design and performance of work and decisional teams including team composition, authority, communication, roles, support, and leadership. This course will prepare the student to be a successful team member and leader by exploring team evolution, self-management, and conflict resolution. This course is recommended for juniors and seniors in any degree program.

Select three (3) of the following courses: 

BUS 331 | Risk Management and Insurance (3 credit hours)
This course introduces students to the study of risk management and insurance.

BUS 381 | Employee Training and Development (3 credit hours)
This course assists students in the study of corporate training. Topics include: needs assessment, relevant education theories and program design, transfer of training, traditional training methods, use of new technologies in training, and follow-up and evaluation of costs and benefits of training.

BUS 390 | Project Management (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on concepts, strategies and software associated with project management and the use of project management in the organizational environment.

MGMT 553 | Conflict Management and Meditation (3 credit hours)
Conflict is inevitable, but it does not have to be debilitating for individuals and organizational/social systems. This course explores the theory and practice of dispute resolution using interest-based mediation and negotiation techniques. Students gain a broad understanding of mediation and negotiation strategies, learn skills that lead to greater success in managing conflict, and develop confidence in the mediate process as an effective means for resolving interpersonal, organizational, and community disputes.

MGMT 581 | Human Resources Development (3 credit hours)
Human Resources Development (HRD) focuses on maximizing employees’ contributions to individual and aspects of organizational success. HRD encompasses training and skill development, career development, and organizational development and change. This course will emphasize the development and functioning of employees as adult learners in productive work environments.

SOC 300 | Contemporary Social Problems (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the causes, treatment, and prevention of selected social problems with particular emphasis on the problems of conflict and inequality. This course satisfies the Community, Regional and Global Studies requirement in the General Studies Program.
General Studies Outcome: Community, Regional & Global Studies/ Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema - Social Science