OLA 503. Theories of Leadership. (3 Credits)

OLA 505. Theories, Strat, Visioning Ldr. (4 Credits)

This course provides an overview of modern leadership theories as they developed over the past half a century, Trait Theory, Contingency Theory, Cognitive Theories, Transactional and Transformational Theories, Culture and Gender Theories, and more recently developed Integrative Theories. Building upon a strong understanding of leadership theory, students develop short and longer term visions and plans (strategic and operational) around well-defined key performance indicators (KPI). 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MPW

OLA 509. Leading Change in Orgs. (3 Credits)

This course equips team leaders with the tools to create and maximize participation, collaboration, and effectiveness in order to build team identity, commitment, and trust. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, GB, MAD

OLA 512. Certified Management Cert. (3 Credits)

Students analyze the management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling and apply these functions to situations managers encounter as they achieve organizational objectives. This exam preparatory course emphasizes the application of real-world, practical management skills and techniques over theories; critical-thinking and decision-making skills over rote knowledge. The course serves as preparatory for those wishing to take the Certified Professional Manager (CM) Exam from The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM). 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

OLA 515. Organiz Comm and Negotiation. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on theories of organizational communication and current issues in ethical, interpersonal, cross cultural and competitive communication situations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: BEL, GB, MPW, WAU

OLA 521. Select & Implement Info Sys. (3 Credits)

This course explores how organizations select and use information systems to meet challenges and opportunities in various environments. Overall design features, implementation strategies, and management issues are addressed. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: GB, MPW

OLA 535. Strategic HR Management. (3 Credits)

OLA 542. Ethical Dimens of Leadership. (3 Credits)

Prepares students to understand and apply what is required to strengthen Christian ethics in organizational cultures. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, KEN

OLA 550. Special Topics in Leadership. (3 Credits)

Special Topics in Leadership courses are designed to address topics identified as attitudes, current events, knowledge, skills, and behaviors pertinent to examining the technical and occupational aspects of leadership. The topic for this course will change with each offering. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: WAU

OLA 555. Financial Analysis & Budg. (3 Credits)

This course introduces information and tools essential to understanding corporate financial management. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUAA, CUW, MPW

OLA 563. Leadership in Internatl Orgs. (3 Credits)

Examines the cross-cultural complexities, challenges, and opportunities of leadership at the national and international levels. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, MAD, WAU

OLA 570. Leadership Competencies Pract. (3 Credits)

In this course, students complete various leadership measures to assess their leadership style, and work intensively with the professor to formulate a personalized plan to develop their practical leadership skills over several months. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, MAD

OLA 584. Capstone Research Proj. (3 Credits)

This course concentrates on defining a research problem or applied project and preparing a prospectus. Students will learn how to focus a topic and submit a prospectus including a time line. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

OLA 585. Oral Defense of Capstone Proj. (1 Credit)

Students refine and finalize their research thesis or applied project and present (defend) it to the class. Possible areas include administration, communication, and leadership. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

OLA 599. Graduate Research Project. (4 Credits)

Offered at: BEL, CUAA, CUW, MAD, MPW, WAU

OLA 801. Visioning. (1 Credit)

Offered at: OL

OLA 803. Theories of Leadership. (3 Credits)

OLA 805. Theories Strat & Visioning Ldr. (4 Credits)

This course provides an overview of modern leadership theories as they developed over the past half a century, Trait Theory, Contingency Theory, Cognitive Theories, Transactional and Transformational Theories, Culture and Gender Theories, and more recently developed Integrative Theories. Building upon a strong understanding of leadership theory, students develop short and longer term visions and plans (strategic and operational) around well-defined key performance indicators (KPI). 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 809. Leading Change in Orgs. (3 Credits)

This course equips team leaders with the tools to create and maximize participation, collaboration, and effectiveness in order to build team identity, commitment, and trust. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 812. Certified Management Certif. (3 Credits)

Students analyze the management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling and apply these functions to situations managers encounter as they achieve organizational objectives. This exam preparatory course emphasizes the application of real-world, practical management skills and techniques over theories; critical-thinking and decision-making skills over rote knowledge. The course serves as preparatory for those wishing to take the Certified Professional Manager (CM) Exam from The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM). 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 815. Organiz Comm and Negotiation. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on theories of organizational communication and current issues in ethical, interpersonal, cross cultural and competitive communication situations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 821. Select & Implement Info Sys. (3 Credits)

This course explores how organizations select and use information systems to meet challenges and opportunities in various environments. Overall design features, implementation strategies, and management issues are addressed. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 835. Strategic HR Management. (3 Credits)

OLA 842. Ethical Dimens of Leadership. (3 Credits)

Prepares students to understand and apply what is required to strengthen Christian ethics in organizational cultures. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 850. Special Topics in Leadership. (3 Credits)

Special Topics in Leadership courses are designed to address topics identified as attitudes, current events, knowledge, skills, and behaviors pertinent to examining the technical and occupational aspects of leadership. The topic for this course will change with each offering. 3 credit hours.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 855. Financial Analysis & Budgeting. (3 Credits)

This course introduces information and tools essential to understanding corporate financial management. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 863. Leadership in Intl Orgs. (3 Credits)

Examines the cross-cultural complexities, challenges, and opportunities of leadership at the national and international levels. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 870. Leadership Competencies Practi. (3 Credits)

In this course, students complete various leadership measures to assess their leadership style, and work intensively with the professor to formulate a personalized plan to develop their practical leadership skills over several months. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 884. Capstone Project Research. (3 Credits)

This course concentrates on defining a research problem or applied project and preparing a prospectus. Students will learn how to focus a topic and submit a prospectus including a time line. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

OLA 885. Oral Defense of Capstone Proj. (1,3 Credits)

Students refine and finalize their research thesis or applied project and present (defend) it to the class. Possible areas include administration, communication, and leadership. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

OLA 899. Graduate Research Project. (4 Credits)

Offered at: OL