Cassandra Gross (B.S. ‘19)
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.
B.S. in Organizational ManagementGrow your
sense of purpose
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management
At Cornerstone University, we are dedicated to equipping you as both an effective leader 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. Anchored in a Christ-centered perspective, our intentional learning community of peers and instructors from diverse fields empowers you to reach your God-given potential.
- On Campus
- Grand Rapids
- Official college and/or military transcripts
- CLEP and DANTES transcripts (if applicable)
- International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score
Take your career where you want with practical business and leadership experience woven with Christ-centered virtues.
- Operations management
- Human resources management
- Small business management
Estimated total cost is $23,730. Explore the full breakdown for more information.
Of students work full time while pursuing a degree.
Online bachelor’s programs ranked No. 2 in Michigan (U.S. News & World Report, 2021).
Next Program Start
Move forward as a leader on your own schedule with flexible course scheduling and on-campus and online format options.
Summer 2022: Classes Start on May 9, 2022
Summer 2022: Classes Start on July 5, 2022
Fall 2022: Classes Start on Aug. 31, 2022
Fall 2022: Classes Start on Oct. 26, 2022
Spring 2023: Classes Start on Jan. 17, 2023
Spring 2023: Classes Start on March 13, 2023
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.
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
Today’s organizations need leaders who both understand core business operations and can inspire teams to thrive. With our bachelor’s in organizational management, you’ll unlock your potential for adding value to your bottom line while serving others to be at their best.
Proficiency in Terminology, Theories, Concepts, Practices and Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to management in the 21st-century workforce. In accomplishing this objective, you will be able to:
- Explain key terms and concepts related to core management competencies and practices.
- Articulate a systems approach to management theory and practice.
- Evaluate management practices and leadership decisions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental management skills and their related discipline.
- Recommend and defend management solutions for complex organizational issues.
Competency in Applying Knowledge to Address Real-Life Problems
Students will exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life problems through both individual and group effort. At the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate emotional intelligence and personal management skills germane to the needs of 21st-century management.
- Collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives of the management program.
- Exhibit business writing and speaking skills desired by employers for its managers in the 21st century.
- Use knowledge of empirical and theoretical research to solve 21st-century management issues, challenges and problems.
Integration of Traditional and Normative Cognitive Skills
Students will demonstrate your ability to integrate traditional and normative skills expected of students in the liberal arts tradition, including analytical skills, information literacy, quantitative competency and communicative fluency.
Students will demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues within the 21st-century business workplace.
Articulation of a Christ-Centered Worldview
Students will articulate a Christ-centered worldview to include its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.
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