Grace College Online Education
GOL 3000 Adult Learner
In this course, students will examine adult developmental stages including physical, cognitive, personality, social, and moral development. This course will provide orientation activities for adult learners to adjust to the college environment, facilities, and technology. Experiential learning portfolio instruction is also provided, if applicable. Three hours.
GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium
Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy, and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment. Three hours.
GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace
In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct, and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth. Three hours.
GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace
Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership, and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments, and class discussion. Three hours.
GOL 3400 Principles of Management
This course will survey the role of managers in organization: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. We will explore leadership styles and techniques, preparing students to solve problems and apply effective decision-making processes in their environments. Three hours.
GOL 3500 Business Law
Students study the basic legal principles which control modern business transactions. Additionally, the course deals with such topics as contracts, agencies, employment, negotiable instruments, property, sales, and business relations with government. Three hours.
GOL 3600 The Human Factor
Students will be exposed to major theories of human resource management and contemporary trends in recruiting, training, motivating, and retaining a productive workforce. The legal, psychological, social, and economic issues related to managing people will also be addressed. Three hours.
GOL 4000 Interpreting Basic Statistics
Students will learn how to interpret basic statistics in order to aid in the decision making process. Examples from research studies will be employed to help the student comprehend how various statistics can be used to make decisions about real life problems in the workplace. Three hours.
GOL 4200 Fundamentals of Finance
This course is an introductory survey analyzing the three fundamental forms of financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement. Interpretive skill set development will focus on strategic planning, assessing risk, and applying effective budgeting controls. Three hours.
GOL 4300 The Dynamic Organization
The study of organizational development explores how companies must adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments in order to thrive in today’s economy. Change strategies and intervention processes will be studied so students can apply practical solutions to various organizational challenges in case histories and in their own workplaces. Leadership and teamwork will be explored in the context of organizational development. Three hours.
GOL 4400 Operations Management
Students will learn how to use mathematics, statistics, and various computer packages to solve common business problems. Three hours.
GOL 4500 Information Technology Management
This course will primarily focus on understanding and utilizing information technology and information systems within the organization from a managerial perspective. Three hours.
GOL 4600 Applied Research
This course introduces the student to specific research terminology and research fundamentals such as design, samplings, surveys, experiments, focus groups, and other qualitative & quantitative approaches, culminating in a student research project. Three hours.
GOL 4700 Senior Seminar
This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.
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Graduating into the GOAL Program
Upon graduation, you will be able to move into Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program to earn your bachelor’s degree and pursue a future in business or human services. The GOAL program is an affordable and flexible way for adults to balance work and personal commitments while pursuing an education.
“I was really excited when Grace offered the GOAL program, and working with a lot of other people who were doing the same thing as me.”Dee Anna Muraski - Associate Director of Internships