Course Offerings for Summer 2013
MBA 682 Business Policy and Strategy (2 SH)
July 9, 11, 23, 25 (6-10 p.m.) and 27 (all day), 2013
Instructor: Tom Frank
Emphasizes strategic planning through analysis of the firm’s industry environment, competitive position and internal resources. Topics include defining mission and vision, identifying strategic competencies and maintaining competitive advantage. Course syllabus
MBA 683 Organizational Governance and Leadership (2 SH)
June 4, 11, 18, 25 (6-10 p.m.) and 29 (all day), 2013
Instructor: Marshall Yoder, J.D.
Covers the free market control and governance process including the roles of shareholders, corporate officers and the board of directors, while focusing on the role of the leader and leadership, as provided by the governing mechanism. Topics include leadership development, managerial succession, management and board relations, acquisitions and takeovers and boardroom conflict. Course syllabus
Course Offerings for Fall 2013
MBA 510 Leadership & Management for the Common Good (3 SH)
August 29-December 12, 2013
Instructor: James M. Leaman, Ph.D.
(Tentative course description) 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.
MBA 520 Comparative Perspectives on Business and Society (3 SH)
August 29-December 12, 2013
Instructor: Spencer L. Cowles, Ph.D.
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.
MBA 660 Stewardship, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship (3 SH)
August 29-December 12, 2013
Instructor: Tony Smith, Ph.D.
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). Course syllabus
NURS 516 Application of Legal & Ethical Principles to Health Care (3 SH)
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
Course Offerings for Spring 2014
MBA 530 Organizational Behavior (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. Course syllabus
MBA 540 Managerial Finance and Accounting I (3 SH)
New course under construction
MBA 610 Marketing Strategy and Research (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. Course syllabus
MBA 630 Managerial Economics (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.