Course Syllabi

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

— Albert Einstein

MBA 539 / OB 551 Theory and Practice of Third-World Development

Description

Paradigms of economic development; strategies and applications in various societies.

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OB 347 Leadership

Description

Principles and practices needed to serve as effective leaders in families, church, community, and work settings—planning, decision-making, self-awareness, effective human influence, and community building.

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OB 490R/P-Mgt. 692R Becoming a Social Entrepreneur/Global Change Agent—Professional Development Seminar.

Description

This class focuses on skills, concepts, and strategies for becoming social entrepreneurs who address global problems by creating new social inventions and social purpose enterprises.

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MBA 543 Dynamics of Organizational Change

Description

Forces operating to induce or resist change in organizations; current models and methods of OD (organizational development) and other consulting/intervention processes.

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OB 660 Spirituality in Business, Ethics, Social Responsibility and Moral Organizations

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OB 616 Industrial Democracy

Description

Survey of global movements to democratize the workplace including European and U.S. efforts, co-determination, worker ownership through ESOPs/Co-ops and other systems of participative leadership.

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MBA/EMBA 501 Organizational Behavior for Managers

Description

Introduces EMBAs with considerable managerial experience to core OB/HR concepts, theories, and applications.

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MBA/EMBA 682 Ethics, Business, and Society

Description

Offers a critical assessment of American unethical/illegal practices. Tools are explored for preserving one’s integrity, and reshaping corporate culture towards higher moral values and company practices.

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OB 321 Organizational Effectiveness

Description

Theories and concepts for creating effective organizations, e.g., individual, group, and organizational processes and human resource functions.

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“We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.”

— Blaise Pascal

Is there any “organizational behavior” in all this?

“The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of soul—books.”

— Emily Dickinson