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Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management

As a current or aspiring leader, you have influence. Fuel your potential to lead others well by gaining foundational management knowledge and skills anchored in a Christ-centered perspective. At Cornerstone University, we are dedicated to equipping you as both a leader who is effective and a person of character who inspires others. Push toward a better future with this practical curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Our intentional learning community of peers and instructors from diverse fields empower you to launch your future on your own terms to reach your God-given potential.

Format

  • On Campus
  • Online

Location

  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo

Program Length

  • 20-22 months

Credit Hours

  • 46

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Estimated total cost is $22,665. Explore the full breakdown for more information.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 56 transferable credits from an accredited institution
  • Official college and/or military transcripts
  • Minimum of two years full-time work experience since high school (does not apply to online format)
  • CLEP and DANTES transcripts (if applicable)
  • International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Application ($25 fee)

Careers

Take your career where you want with practical business and leadership experience woven with Christ-centered virtues. With this foundation, you’ll be equipped to move your career forward to where you’ve always dreamed you could be.

Opportunities

  • Operations management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resources management
  • Small business management

Next Program Start

Move forward as a leader on your own schedule. By taking one course at a time, you can continue to advance as a leader without needing to take traditional semester breaks.

Grand Rapids / Sept. 23, 2020

Online / Nov. 2, 2020

Course Schedule

The foundation on which you cultivate your leadership potential matters. Engage in practical theories and frameworks anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you help empower others and excel as a leader in the workplace.

Minimum Credits for Bachelor's Degree Admission

No matter how much previous educational experience you have, we have a path for you to achieve a bachelor’s degree at Cornerstone. If you still need to earn additional credits before jumping into our bachelor’s degree program, we have two steps that are built to give you the credits you need and make an easy transition to your desired bachelor’s degree program.

Depending on the amount of transferrable credits you bring in, you’ll start at one of three steps:

  • Step I: <20 credits.
  • Step II: 20-55 credits.
  • Bachelor’s Program: >56 credits.

Once you achieve 56 credits, regardless of what level you’re at, you can move straight into your bachelor’s degree courses.

Several options are available to you to fill these additional credits. Some of these options can even be done while you’re waiting for your program to start. Here are a few to consider:

*These credits may be completed before your program begins.

If you are accepted into a degree program, connect with your academic adviser for more information about these options.

Program Courses

In addition to the courses listed here, you may also need additional elective credits to complete the required 120 total credits for your bachelor’s degree. If you are accepted into a program, your academic adviser can help you figure out how many credits you need and add them to your schedule.

BUS-302 Principles of Self-Management in Business

An examination of personal strengths and identification of areas that may assist in personal and professional growth, particularly in a business setting. Self-management includes the development of communication and management of individual and professional priorities. Emphasis is also placed on the nurture and development of personal faith and Christcentered worldview. Other topics include communication processes within teams and cross-functional groups, goal setting and time and project management.

ENG-119 Professional Writing

The study and practice of the various writing styles and skills required in a professional setting with emphasis on clear, concise expression aimed at a specific audience for a specific purpose. The course includes a library and research component, writing of professional letters, compilation of reports and graphs, use of computer technology and the writing of a research paper documented by APA standards. (Satisfies general education English requirement.)

COM-211 Professional Communication

An overview of the communication process in organizations with emphasis on oral presentation skills. (Satisfies general education speech requirement.)

BUS-401 Business Ethics and Values

A study of representative theories as they relate to various contemporary problems in business. Special consideration is given to the application of Christian ethical principles, values clarification and decision making.

MGT-314 Management and Leadership

An examination of current leadership theories and their application to management problems. Leadership behavior and its relationship to both organizational structure and individual personality style is discussed, with an emphasis on the application of leadership theories to actual situations.

MGT-317 Organizational Behavior and Processes

An examination of organizational behavior, structure and processes. The course focuses on individual and group roles in the organization and the effects of cultural elements on motivation and productivity

BUS-219 Business Technology

A study of emerging technological issues facing management in order to enable students to integrate technology with business strategy. Topics include E-commerce, management information systems, strategic information systems, decision support systems, executive information systems and issues of technology and culture.

MGT-315 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

A study of the development of communication and management skills necessary for successfully resolving conflict situations.

FIN-351 Financial Fundamentals for Managers

A basic theoretical framework for decision making in financial management and the role of the financial manager in achieving liquidity and profitability. Ratio analysis, working capital management, capital project evaluation, valuation, risk and financial environment are covered.

BUS-318 Global Business Perspectives

An in-depth study of globalization and various global business practices. Emphasis is given to a review of global organizations and global business models in various parts of the world. Topics explored include organizational culture, global strategy, cultural intelligence and emerging markets.

BUS-362 Legal Business Environment

A study of the legal foundations of business for managers in the 21st-century workplace. A priority will be given to the various areas of administrative law, agency, and employment law applicable for sound business decision-making. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of legal concepts in business and the ways in which a Christ-centered worldview and the Christian virtues inform business law concepts.

MGT-332 Human Resource Management

An exploration of 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.

MGT-438 Organizational Strategic Management

The study and application of tools and methodologies for strategic management of organizations. Course topics include SWOT analysis, internal and external factor analysis, competitive matrices and the development of appropriate organizational strategies.

MGT-441 Management Project

A course in which students produce an individual capstone paper and presentation demonstrating the ability to apply and integrate the knowledge and techniques studied in previous courses to a current business problem. Completion of all courses in the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management program is necessary for the successful completion of this course.

Program Learning Outcomes

At Cornerstone, we’re devoted to equipping you with the opportunity to thrive as a character-driven, effective leader in your world. This management-focus program invites you to explore key terms and concepts related to management and how to best utilize your experiences and resources to effect real, lasting change in your career, your organization and your life.

PGS has prepared me to be a Christian leader in my community and to apply biblical principles and wisdom to my work in the world. It has prepared me to be a leader who thinks and acts in a way that honors God, others and myself.

Cassandra Gross (B.S. ‘19)

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.