Master of Organizational Leadership – MOL

MOL 505 - Theological & Historical Foundations of Organizational Leadership (3)

This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of leadership and organization from a biblical perspective. Topics cover the historical development of theories related to leadership, organizations and teams, power, communication, and organizational citizenship. (3 credits)

MOL 510 - Theories & Models of Leadership (3)

As the foundational leadership course for the MOL program this course introduces students to the major theories, models, and pragmatic applications of management and leadership from historical and contemporary perspectives. Particular focus is given to the concept of Servant Leadership from biblical and academic perspectives. (3 credits)

MOL 515 - Organizational Behavior (3)

This course analyzes human work behavior at the individual, interpersonal, team and organizational levels. Emphasis is on understanding organizational culture and climate and the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping organizational behavior. Drawing from the fields of leadership and management, sociology, operations, information technology, ethics, economics, and psychology, Organizational Behavior is designed to help students develop their ability to analyze organizations and lead organizations more effectively from a biblical perspective.

MOL 520 - Organizational Communication (3)

This course is designed to focus on both the theory and practice of communication within organizations, with special emphasis on understanding key principles of how communication patterns develop and change at the individual, interpersonal, team, and organizational levels. Drawing from the fields of leadership and management, communication, operations and systems thinking, information technology, ethics, and psychology, Organizational Communication is designed to help students develop practical strategies and techniques for building understanding and teamwork, and for improving relationships, productivity, and the quality of work from a biblical perspective.

MOL 525 - Methods of Organizational Research (3)

Students learn methods for conducting research projects and analyzing information to answer research questions and test hypotheses. The course covers methods of study and analysis used in quantitative and qualitative research in the fields of organization and leadership. (3 credits)

MOL 530 - Strategic Leadership & Organizational Change (3)

In this course, students examine organizations using organizational diagnosis and development tools in an effort to help organizational leaders transform their organizations into high performing entities that allow organizational employees and followers to grow and develop to their full potential. Students examine decision making and planning within the context of organizational culture, communication, leader follower interaction, and students will develop a model of change using constructs from existing as well as new research to explain the behaviors and events in an organizational setting. (3 credits)

MOL 540 - Strategic Human Resources Management (3)

This is an introduction to topics such as human resource planning, equal employment opportunity, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, safety and health, and employee, and labor relations. The impact of laws and of societal and business trends on human resource functions is also presented. Each leader’s role in dealing with human resources is emphasized.

MOL 550 - Budgetary and Financial Management (3)

This course develops financial literacy and provides tools necessary for leaders to lead and manage organizations effectively. Students will understand and use accounting and financial documents for effective planning, decision-making, and control. Topics include the purposes and analysis of financial statements, budgeting, and financial accountability and controls within an organization. Students will use financial tools in an applied case and problem format. (3 credits)

MOL 560 - Organizational Ethics and Governance (3)

Students are challenged to explore organizational life from two radically opposing worldviews, examining ethical dilemmas of leadership within the context of moral choices and implications of decision-making. Defining personal worldviews in online postings will help students identify and clarify personal motivations, behaviors, and reactions to ethical problems in the organizational setting. (3 credits)

MOL 570 - Advanced Data Analysis Techniques (3)

In this course, students enhance their theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of the advanced qualitative, quantitative, and critical/rhetorical research methods applied to leadership studies. (3 credits)

MOL 575 - Operations and Project Management (3)

This course focuses on the principles associated with the effective design, implementation and management of organizational processes and systems. With an emphasis on efficiency, course coverage includes: systems design for products and services, inventory management systems, distribution and supply chain management. In addition, this course introduces students to the art and science of project management as applied to different types of project situations. Topics such as project life-cycle management, project organizations and leadership, project team building, RFPs, proposals and contracts, techniques for project scope definition, work definition, estimating, scheduling, risk management, control and closeout, the project management methodology, and PM software are covered. (3 credits)

MOL 590 - Organizational Leadership Capstone (3)

Students will draw upon and synthesize the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics and behaviors that were presented throughout the MOL program to complete this course. Each student is to select an organization (privately held or publicly traded, for-profit or not-for-profit) in which the student has a special interest and develop a capstone project proposal. The organization will be the basis of the Capstone Project. (3 credits / 8 weeks)

MOL 600 - Organizational Leadership Capstone (3)

[Pre-requisites of MOL 525 & MOL 590 required] MOL 600 consists of two primary elements. 1) Students will complete a culminating capstone project that is a practical application of their program learning intended to integrate what the student has learned in prior courses and in the student's employment experience. 2) Students will produce a program outcome portfolio containing key task artifacts that will demonstrate successful completion of program assessment outcomes.

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