Organizational Leadership

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Students who complete the concentration in Organizational Leadership will complete 12 credit hours in addition to the Business Administration core of 39 hours.


BU 224 Organizational Communication - Students examine how the leader’s behaviors and decisions send messages to people throughout their organization. They analyze the concept of organizational culture, how it develops, and the effect it has on the leader and people in the organization. Students learn the best practices in organizational communication and they learn how leaders can bring about change in organizations with care and responsibility for the people being led. 


1.    Explain the theory (or theories) that drive the behavior of a given organization as it seeks to resolve its communication problems.

2.    Explain the assimilation processes that a given organization uses to assimilate its new entry employees.

3.    Express a new appreciation of the principles of organizational communication in light of our changing world.

4.    Point out linkages between biblical principles of communication and the needs, theories, and processes of today’s organizations.

5.    Diagnose communication issues that may be behind problems of a given organization.

6.    Envision creative solutions to an organization’s communication problems.


BU 331 Project Management - The purpose of this course is to enable students to design a project plan, from start to completion, enabling them to lead a team through the process of project management. The course will provide practical tools for leading such a team in a real-world workplace environment. 


1.    Design a project plan that includes the five stages of project management: initiation, planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating.

2.    Utilize a select set of templates to solve project management issues.

3.    Identify the management skills needed during each phase of the project management process.


GM 251 Conflict Management - Students explore the dynamics of conflict throughout the lifecycle. The course focuses on the causes, reasons and types of conflict resolution that are needed in the family and ministry environments. Special consideration is used for family and multicultural situations.

1.    Students will integrate the Christian worldview with the reality of conflict management.

2.    Students will understand key concepts in diagnosing, mediating, managing, and, if possible, resolving conflict between individuals or in groups.

3.    Students will understand the necessary components to coach another person who is experiencing conflict.

4.    Students will gain an appreciation for biblical peacemaking and for living as a peacemaker.


LE 401 Leadership Development - This course will cover how to develop leaders in organizations. The development of future leaders is paramount to the long-term success of any organization. Students will learn how to recruit, develop, and maintain appropriate leadership for organizations.


1.    Understand organizational theory and behavior as it relates to leadership and management development.

2.    Develop a plan for leadership and management development in organizations.

3.    Build confidence and abilities in best practices in leadership development.

4.    Evaluate the need for leadership development in an organizational setting.

5.    Persuade others to develop their leadership and management understanding, passions, and behavior.

6.    Understand key variables in leadership development.