Today's business culture seeks individuals who possess leadership training. A business degree in Organizational Management (OM) can be an asset in the workplace. The OM degree is designed to aid you in reaching your business-focused career goals and help you develop the management skills necessary to excel within many business arenas. It equips you to become an effective manager, supervisor, leader, or entrepreneur.
The Organizational Management degree track combines in-class and online learning. Students have the opportunity to take courses in the classroom like traditional students or elect to take courses in a fully online format.
Students desiring to enroll as an online student must complete an online readiness test and an online contract. Distant students who do not reside in the state of Alabama are required to complete the residency requirement.
Organizational Management Credit Requirements
- Orientation Seminar (1 hour)
- Computer and Health (5 hours)
- Humanities (15 hours)
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics (9 hours)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 hours)
- Religion (6 hours)
Organizational Management Credits38 hours
Total Hours128 hours
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OM 301 Adult Development & Life Assessment*
Students examine a number of adult development theories and link these concepts to life through a process of individual psychometric assessment and reflection. Both classical and contemporary adult development theories are examined. Writing skills are developed through the application of the Kolb’s writing model.
OM 303 Foundations of Management*
The course focuses on management control functions, strategic planning, and organizational structure and design. Furthermore, it investigates motivational theory, leadership styles, negotiations concepts and skills, and total quality management.
OM 304 Principles of Business Writing*
This course, especially designed for the non-traditional student, is a composite of theory, practices, and technologies essential to the development and refinement of written communication skills in business. Students are expected to apply good basic grammar and English mechanics skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
OM 305 Group & Organizational Dynamics*
OM 305 is a study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision-making and conflict resolution. Students develop strategies for effective and productive group management and for determining which tasks are best handled by a group or an individual.
OM 308 Marketing for Managers*
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how the marketing system has evolved over time, how it presently functions, and how it is likely to develop in the future. Basic marketing theory and terminology are studied and applied to analyzing real-world cases involving domestic and international marketing opportunities and problems.
OM 309 Accounting for Managers*
OM 309 enables students to gain a managerial understanding of accounting and finance as reflected in financial statements, the relationship between accounting and finance, and the way in which data in financial statements are used in evaluation, planning, and control in an organization.
OM 330 Economics for Managers*
This course focuses on the use of economics in managerial decisions both within an organization and in the larger market area. Issues involving scarcity and choice, the United States economy, price, production, cost, competition, money income, business cycles, and international trade are explored.
OM 340 Finance for Managers*
The course is designed to provide the adult learner a basic foundation in finance that includes the nature and framework of financial markets and their use by investors, corporations, and related institutions. The student learns modern valuation techniques and capital asset pricing, including but not limited to the arbitrage pricing, market efficiency, and portfolio theory. This foundational course emphasizes corporate finance along with investment essentials to help the student gain an understanding of core finance principles.
OM 350 Personnel Management*
OM 350 provides an exploration of the values and perceptions of an organization that affect social and economic life. This is done through an analysis of policies and procedures relating to recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees.
OM 413 Legal & Social Environment in Business*
This course offers a study of the ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business and focuses on the development of reasoning and analytical skills for applying these concepts to business decisions. It includes an exploration of history, ethics, social responsibilities, policy, economics, and law.
OM 430 Research Design & Analysis*
OM 430 guides students through the research process from problem selection to the completion of the research report. The process is based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogical devices used for solving business problems. Students come to understand that research needs planning and design, and they discover how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally.
OM 440 Career Management Seminar*
The course is designed to guide the adult student through successful career transitions. Career patterns and goals are reviewed. Future trends are viewed in relation to changing careers and lifestyles, and networking concepts are explored.