LOML 320: Leadership Development (3 semester hours)
The emphasis in this course 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
LOML 350: Organizational Behavior (3 semester hours)
Students study the foundational theories and approaches to organization structure,
design, and culture. 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 business environment on organizational effectiveness, design, and change.
LOML 360: Groups and Individuals in the Organization (3 semester hours)
This course is a study of group and individual behavior and how group functioning
affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making, group
dynamics, emotional intelligence, 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.
LOML 380: Team Dynamics (3 semester hours)
This is a practical course on the skills and practice of team building and leadership.
Students will become familiar with team types, roles, composition and processes, and
assess personal team and leadership skills. Classes are structured around weekly simulations
that provide experience with teams and team leadership. A secondary emphasis is a
focus on communications and effective interpersonal relationships. Students will also
develop understanding of theories of motivation and conflict management and their
applications in team building.
CCSCL 450: Cultural Perspectives (3 semester hours) - EMU Core Designate course
This course 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.
LOML 405: Organizational Research (3 semester hours) - Writing Intensive Course
This course 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
LOML 415: Action Planning in Organizations (1 semester hour)
This course builds on previous learning related to organizational analysis, including
problem identification, and utilizes evidence-based organizational strategies to provide
the knowledge and skills required to develop an effective action plan as part of the
capstone Application of Research Project.
BISTL 380: Biblical Perspectives (3 semester hours) - EMU Core Designate course
This course reflects the commitment of EMU as a Christian, liberal arts university,
to nurture 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,
SRSML 460: Business Ethics (3 semester hours) - EMU Core Designate Course
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 classroom
LOML 410: Human Resources Management (3 semester hours)
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.
LOML 440: Global Trends in Economic Justice (3 semester hours) - LOM+EMU Core Designate course
This course will examine global economic trends, theories of justice, and issues of
economic justice. A variety of written materials, historical literature, and contemporary
culture are examined for their perspectives on economic justice and fairness. Local,
national, and international perspectives on economic development and justice are studied.
Students will develop a deepened and more nuanced perspective on issues of poverty
LOML 420: Leadership Theory (3 semester hours)
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.
LOML 430 Leadership Practice (3 semester hours)
Expanding upon the previous course, students will put their leadership theories to
practice as their knowledge, skills, and abilities are tested against real-world scenarios.
Experiential and application-based learning are utilized throughout this course to
develop the student’s individual leadership style.
LOML 460 Application of Research Project (2 semester hours) - Writing Intensive Course
Students combine their research and practical implementation of theories and concepts
in this capstone project. The project examines an area of the student’s occupation
or avocation. The student’s project will be written and presented orally to the instructor
and cohort learning group
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
(may be transferred in or taken at EMU Online)
- College Writing (3 credit hours)
- Public Communication (3 credit hours)
- Statistics (3 credit hours)
- Creative Arts: Art or Music (3 credit hours)
- Literature/History (3 credit hours)
- Natural Science (3 credit hours)
- Social/Behavioral Science (3 credit hours)