Course Offerings for Spring 2015

OLS 530 Organizational Behavior, 6-8 p.m. (3 SH)

All organizations are organic, interconnected systems that take on a life of their own regardless of the individuals that occupy various roles in the system. Leaders need to understand their organizational systems and the behavior of those systems if they hope to effectively lead or change them. This course will explore organizational behavior and organizational development from a systems perspective, including concepts of change and conflict. It will rely heavily on case studies and student participation. (Year 1 Spring Course) Course syllabus


OLS 540 Managerial Finance and Accounting I, 8-10 p.m. (3 SH)

Managers and executives carry fiduciary responsibility for their organizations; it is therefore imperative that they know how to read financial statements, analyze financial health, assess financial risks, and communicate this knowledge effectively to others. The course emphasizes the role of the manager relating to finance and accounting through the analysis of quantitative information largely at the conceptual level. Topics include financial governance, understanding and reading financial statements, financial statement analysis, cost behavior, breakeven analysis, budgeting, balanced scorecard, working capital management, and the use of short-term cash planning. The overall aim is to improve organizational decision-making based on financial, social, and ecological metrics. Course syllabus


OLS 610 Strategic Marketing Management, 8-10 p.m. (3 SH)

Provides an introduction to the principles and practices of marketing. Topics include marketing structure, channels of distribution, consumer behavior, pricing, advertising, industrial marketing, telemarketing and marketing research. Aspects of international marketing and service marketing are included. Consumer behavior topics include psychological, sociological and anthropological variables that influence consumer motivation and actions. (Year 2 Spring Course) Course Syllabus


MBA 630 Managerial Economics, 6-8 p.m. (3 SH)

Analyzes household and business decisions using economic concepts. Microeconomic theory and quantitative methods are applied to managerial decisions regarding consumption, profits, and output. Emphasis is placed on computer spreadsheets as a decision tool. (Year 2 Spring Course) Course syllabus


NURS 515 The Health Care Delivery System (online)

Gives the health care manager a broad overview of health care delivery within the United States, along with a brief perspective on the history of involvement in health care delivery by the Mennonite Church. The involvement of local, state, and federal agencies in the delivery of care, as well as its financing, will also be examined, along with an overview of the development of health policy. Technology’s impact on the health care environment both currently and in the future will be outlined along with an exploration of healthcare informatics. In addition, comparison to other nations’ health care systems will be made as well as projections for the future of the U.S. system.

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