Tulsa Organizational Leadership

 

Contact:
Dale Young
Director of Recruiting
Southern Nazarene University-Tulsa 
918-664-1949
dayoung@snu.edu


Why a BS degree in Organizational Leadership? More than any other time in history, today’s organizations change swiftly and often. Companies need qualified leaders to articulate vision and implement strategies that will distinguish the organization and transform the workplace. The Organizational Leadership program seeks to train true leaders by developing aptitudes and skills necessary to be successful in any organization.

Organizational Leadership focuses on the theory and practical application of universal leadership skills such as professional communication, problem-solving, strategic thinking, team building, business decision-making, and project management. The curriculum is multidisciplinary and prepares individuals to advance in the real world and pursue a professional life by:

  • Assuming leadership roles in a full range of organizations
  • Advancing your career in your current place of employment
  • Changing your place of employment for a more rewarding position
  • Developing start-up enterprises
  • Playing a greater role in your community
  • Entering graduate school for an advanced degree

With a BS in Organizational Leadership graduates are equipped to effectively lead the organization and compete for the future.

The Organizational Leadership (OL) program is a Bachelor of Science degree and is designed for adults who have already earned 60 or more transferable college hours. The required coursework seeks to train true leaders by developing aptitudes and skills necessary to be successful in any organization. The curriculum focuses on the necessary leadership, human relations, and decision-making skills to develop or increase effectiveness in working with people. Classes meet one night a week for 14 months.

OL Courses & Sequence:


 

MODULE 1
SP C 4423 - Interpersonal Communication
This course examines interpersonal communication and the factors that influence its effectiveness in both professional and personal relationships.

MODULE 2
PSY 3413 - Personal & Professional Development
This course examines adult learning theory and various learning styles. The course provides a model that is used to analyze life experience.

MODULE 3
BADM 3143 - Technical Communication
This course is designed to provide students with experiences involving major forms of technical communication used in professional fields. This course will introduce students to the rhetorical principles as well as documentation practices necessary for writing and producing effective and professional communications, such as letters, reports, instructions, proposals and websites.

MODULE 4
MGT 3413 - Organizational Behavior I; Diagnosis & Planned Change This course analyzes the formal and informal functions and problems of organizations. The course also examines the strategies to plan, implement, and manage change in an organization.

MODULE 5
BADM 4423 - Applied Research & Reporting
This course provides for the study and application of principles, methods and techniques required to conduct applied research. The course also emphasizes the skills needed to report the research in both written and oral presentation.

MODULE 6
BADM 4413 - Human Resources Administration
This course presents the policies of recruitment selection, training, development, and compensation of employees. Attention is given to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and the Office of Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) legislation.


   

MODULE 7
STAT 3423 - Data Analysis Methods
This course provides a survey and application of the basic data analysis methods used in the process of evaluation, including a study of both descriptive and inferential statistical methods.

MODULE 8
REL 3413 - Biblical Perspectives in Western Culture
This course provides study of the Bible as a foundation to an understanding of Western culture and history. The course also explores the relevance of the Bible to modern day life.

MODULE 9
SP C 3473 - Group & Organizational Communication
This course examines communication in group and organizational settings and its effectiveness in both professional and personal groups and organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, decision-making, and conflict management.

MODULE 10
MGT 4414 - Organizational Behavior II; Leadership & Management
This course examines various theories of management, leadership styles, and motivation theories as applied to the supervision of people in organizations. The course includes the study of labor negotiations, performance appraisals, and employee productivity and development.

MODULE 11
GS 4423 - Personal & Professional: Ethics and Values
This capstone course examines various theories of man and their relevance to personal and social values. The course provides the basis to formulate or clarify a philosophy of life that is consistent with the demands of a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.

INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
BADM 4433 - Senior Research Project
The project requires the student to analyze an organizational problem, select appropriate research methodology to examine solutions, and evaluate the implementation. The project results are reported in both written and oral presentations.