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The constantly changing marketplace makes the skills of leadership and management incredibly valuable. Effective management can be the difference between a great success and a great failure. Today’s most successful companies and corporations are always on the lookout for leaders who can manage the day-to-day operations of their business. Strong managers will always have a wealth of opportunities available to them.
Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program is created just for students balancing work and personal commitments while pursuing an education. Our online Bachelor of Science in Management program offers convenient scheduling and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in 16 months.
Our courses will prepare you for the quick pace of today’s business world. You will gain the tools needed to become a strong and effective leader in a variety of situations. This program will also open a variety of job opportunities, and help take you from an entry-level position into management.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will learn how to use mathematics, statistics, and various computer packages to solve common business problems. Three hours.
This course will primarily focus on understanding and utilizing information technology and information systems within the organization from a managerial perspective. Three hours.
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.
This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace. Three hours.
Those looking for success not only need to be open to change but also need to embrace it. Without a strong basis in adaptability, a businessperson may find themselves far behind the curve before they can realize it.
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