Course Offerings for Fall 2014

OLS 510 Leadership and Management for the Common Good, 6-8 p.m. (3 SH)

Students will study contemporary and forecasted societal stresses—from community level to global—and learn of the critical role of organizations in both contributing toward, and helping to mitigate, these stresses broadly classified as ecological, social, and economic. Students will then learn a broad range of organizational leadership and management theories, styles, and practices to identify approaches to leading people, systems, and organizations in ways that bring restoration, that offer hope, and that work toward promoting the common good. Click here to view fall 2013 syllabus


OLS 520 Comparative Perspectives on Business and Society, 8-10 p.m. (3 SH)

Examines the range of perspectives for understanding the relationships between business and society. Anabaptist and other alternative frameworks, as well as classical and mainstream ethical frameworks, are presented and assessed from which critical issues in business are evaluated. (Year 1 Fall Course) Click here to view the fall 2013 syllabus


MBA 640 Managerial Finance and Accounting II, 6-8 p.m. (3 SH)

New course for fall 2014


MBA 660 Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship, 8-10 p.m. (3 SH)

A theory and practice 3 SH summer course including a combination of field trips, classroom and online discussion, and case studies focusing on systems approaches to stewardship, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. The course objectives include developing a strategic framework for understanding stewardship design principles found in natural and human ecologies and how to apply them to become more effective organizational leaders; increasing theoretical and practical understanding of the sources of socio-tech innovation, and in co-designing, influencing and leading innovation; and developing an understanding of social entrepreneurship (SE) and how corporations, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations apply SE strategies to more effectively achieve their missions and objectives. Students will be encouraged, at their sole option, to contribute to the field either through service (1 SH elective practicum) or research (1 cu publishable paper). (Year 2 Fall Course) Click here to see fall 2013 syllabus


NURS 516 Application of Legal and Ethical Principles to Health Care

Examines the legal and ethical issues health care managers will need to negotiate as they manage the delivery of health care both organizationally and clinically. The use of an organizational ethics committee will be outlined. Care delivery issues that emerge with changing technology will be discussed, which include procreational issues such as abortion, in vitro fertilization and the use of stem-cell technologies, end-of-life issues, advance directives and elder care. The influence of faith-based values on ethical decision making will be outlined with students expected to identify and reflect how their own personal values shape their ethical positions. The context of medical errors and resultant malpractice claims will also be examined. Multiple case studies that reflect these issues will be used to engage the students in decision-making regarding an appropriate managerial response. (Year 2 Spring Course)

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