Management and Organizational Development Curriculum

Semester One

MOD 330
Adult Development and Life Planning
The emphasis in Module One is on the experiential nature of nontraditional education and adult development theory. Students will be familiar with various theories and instruments that will provide a cognitive basis for personal analysis and understanding. The objective of this interdisciplinary module is personal discovery through examination of issues in adulthood as studied in the fields of literature, wellness, and gender studies. (4 semester hours)

MOD 350
Organizations and Environments
This module focuses on organization structure and design. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the organization as an open system.Students will learn to utilize a systems approach in basic organizational diagnosis. Contingency theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding the impact of the environment on organizational effectiveness and design. (3 semester hours)

MOD 360
Group and Organizational Behavior
This module is a study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are best handled by groups or individuals.(3 semester hours)

MOD 380
Individual in the Organization
This module focuses on organizational behavior as it relates to individual motivation, productivity, and performance. A secondary emphasis is a focus on effectiveness in interpersonal relationships. Students will develop understanding of theories of motivation and organizational behavior and develop skills in effective interpersonal relationships.(3 semester hours)

BIST 390
Biblican Perspectives
This course reflects the commitment of Eastern Mennonite University as a Christian, liberal arts university, to nuture an appreciation for the rich resources of the scriptures for creative personal faith and human life in the modern world. It is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the literature and history of the Bible and the integration of faith, learning, and living.(3 semester hours)

Cultural Perspectives
This module focuses on the development of global awareness, faith, and management as it relates to cross-cultural understanding. Students will be challenged to look beyond their own culture and understand social systems and institutions from the perspective of people in another culture. Experiential learning will take place as students participate in an off-campus, cross-cultural experience in a culture that is different from the students’ majority orientation. (3 semester hours)

Semester Two

MOD 440
Global Trends in Economic Justice
This module will examine global economic trends and issues in economic justice through a variety of written material presenting opposing perspectives and case studies in economic development. Students will develop a deepended and more nuanced perspective on issues of poverty and justice.(3 semester hours)

MOD 405
Organizational Research
This module guides the student in understanding the research process and becoming a critical consumer of research. Organizational research concepts are examined in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students critically read and critique organizational research.(3 semester hours)

Issues & Values
In this course, the student formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights, and a responsible life style in our contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroon discussion. (3 semester hours)

MOD 410
Human Resources Administration
Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices of recruitment, selection, training, development and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Employment Opportunity and Office of Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.(4 semester hours)

MOD 420
Principles of Management and Leadership
Students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Negotiation is covered through readings and class practice, with an analysis of the effect on productivity.(4 semester hours)

MOD 430
Application of Research Project
Students combine their research and practical implementation of theories and concepts in this capstone project. The project examines an area of the students occupation or avocation. The students project will be written and presented orally to the instructor and cohort learning group. (2 semester hours)