Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership

Program Overview

Modern organizations require leaders to not only demonstrate business expertise, but also have the interpersonal skills needed to manage the demands of the contemporary marketplace. The organizational leadership major consists of a strategic combination of the disciplines of management and psychology based on a Christian worldview. As a graduate of this program you will be equipped with the tools needed to be successful in a wide range of leadership roles from human resource management to marketing.

Central Christian's Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership will prepare you to become an agent of change by understanding and applying the principles of leadership that modern organizations require. Whether you are working in a small or large company or are planning to run your own business, you will master the abilities, tools, skills, and knowledge required to be able to help your organization function more effectively.

Program Length
The Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership consists of forty courses, each six weeks in length, for a total of 120 credit hours. Students can complete the program one-course-at-a-time in approximately five years. The course delivery method is specifically designed for working professionals to make the most efficient use of time and to optimize learning experience.

Cost
The total program cost for the Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership is approximately $51,000, based on the current tuition rate of $425 per credit.

Transfer Credit
Many students have extensive knowledge gained through prior schooling, training, or on-the-job experience. Through Central Christian College, you may have the opportunity to earn credit toward your degree through a variety of options.

Outcomes
Central Christian's Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership will prepare you to become an agent of change by understanding and applying the principles of leadership that modern organizations require. Whether you are working in a small or large company or are planning to run your own business, you will master the abilities, tools, skills, and knowledge required to be able to help your organization function more effectively.

Career Opportunities
As a graduate of a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadersip degree program, you can look forward to supervisory and management careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The degree prepares you to perform tasks as managers, project managers, marketing professionals, and financiers, and is intended to prepare you to handle a myriad of different tasks. Visit the following websites for more information about the many career opportunities available to you once you attain your degree:

• Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, published by the U.S. Bureau of Statistics at www.bls.gov/oco/
• O*Net Online for career exploration and job analysis at www.onetonline.org/


Degree and Course Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership from Central Christian College, you must fulfill the following degree requirements:
  • Earn 120 semester hours of credit Complete a total of 48 upper division credit hours at Central Christian College
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Pay for your degree in full

Required courses

EN-CP 103 [G] (3) English Composition I (3 credits)
Instruction and practice in personal expository essays and paragraphs, with emphasis on correct writing.

MT-BI 100 [G] (3) Introduction to Biblical Literature (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity to gain an awareness of the contents of the Bible, the societies in which it was produced and the contribution that it has made to history, culture and the personal spiritual lives of individuals.

SP-SH 100 [G] (3) Fitness and Wellness (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the relationship of physical activity and fitness health to encourage students to select an appropriate personal lifestyle necessary to producing life-long health and well-being.

SS-PO 203 [G] (3) American Government (3 credits)
A critical examination of the formal and informal institutions of American government—congress, the presidency, bureaucracy, judiciary, political parties, media and interest groups—in order to understand the political policy and action of our nation.

SS-SO 202 [G] (3) Principles of Sociology (3 credits)
An introductory course dealing with social theory, processes, institutions, and problems, it emphasizes the impact society has on the individual.

NS-MA 104 [G] (3) College Algebra (3 credits)
This course is a study of real numbers and their properties, exponents, radicals, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities (linear and quadratic).  Special emphasis is placed on the concept of the function and the graph of a function, operations of functions, and inverse functions, polynomials, and rational functions.

MU-MS 105 [G] (3) Music Appreciation (3 credits)
A course designed to help students develop better music listening skills.  No previous instruction in music is required.  It is a study of the elements of music, music history eras, composers and their styles, and instruments of the orchestra and band.

EN-CP 104 [G] (3) English Composition II (3 credits)
The focus in this course is instruction in writing with an emphasis on research and analytical exposition. This course is required for graduation. Prerequisite:  EN-CP 103 [G].

SS-PY 110 [G] (3) General Psychology (3 credits)
This course gives students a general introduction to psychology with special emphasis upon psychology as a basic science dealing with human behavior.  The student is introduced to sensation, perception, learning, personality disorders, psychotherapy, and social psychology.

HU-AR 101 [G] (3) Art Appreciation (3 credits)
This is a survey course covering art history, art techniques, the various visual art forms and functions.  It is designed to develop an understanding of and appreciation for human artistic endeavors.

BS-CP 235 (3) Computer Applications in Business I - (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide an interactive environment for learning the fundamental functions of the most popular commercial applications software, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentations.  This course meets the need of future business people, managers, and a generally well-informed using public.

MT-BI 101 [G] (3) Survey of the Old Testament (3 credits)
The Old Testament text is surveyed according to its parts: Law, Prophets, and Writings. In addition, background materials and the critical method are explored.  The Old Testament will be viewed through its literary and historical settings.

SS-PO 112 (3) Current World Problems (3 credits)
A critical examination of international affairs and issues, evaluated in terms of historical perspective, sociological impact, international political implications, and their effect on American culture and policies.

NS-BI 100 [G] (3) Environmental Science (3 credits)
A course designed to introduce the student to the interrelationships between organisms and their environment with emphasis on how man affects these interactions.  Environmental issues such as pollution, resource use, loss of biodiversity, etc. are discussed in light of economic, political, and cultural influences.

MT-BI 102 [G] (3) Survey of the New Testament (3 credits)
The student explores the background, history, and the basic teaching of each book.  An emphasis will be placed on the internal and external evidence related to authorship.

EX-MG 341(3) Theories in Leadership (3 credits)
Several theories will be explored that attempt to explain what leadership is and how to apply it to key areas, such as influencing individual  behavior, group or team performance, and change. Additionally, the module will examine sources of power, motivational theory, and conflict resolution strategies.

EX-MG 360(3) Managerial Marketing (3 credits)
Designed to advance an understanding of the strategic processes associated with product, pricing, promotion, and distribution as it aligns with institutional mission and objectives.

BS-EC 265 [G] (3) Personal Finance (3 credits)
This course encompasses personal and family financial planning.  An emphasis is placed on time, the value of money, budgeting, investments, retirement planning, housing, car buying, and insurance.

SS-PY 335(3) Industrial & Organizational Psychology (3 credits)
A survey of the applications of psychology in industry, the course topics include personnel selection, training, and performance appraisal; organizational psychology and job design; human engineering of the industrial workplace; and issues of employee motivation, morale, safety and health.  An emphasis is placed on the application of psychological principles to the understanding of organizational effects on individual and group behavior.

BS-MG 355 [G] (3) Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict and leadership in organizations.  Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure.

MT-PH 364 [G] (3) Contemporary Culture and Worldview (3 credits)
This course will introduce the student to philosophical thought reflected in contemporary culture. Philosophies such as Postmodernism, Secular Humanism, Cosmic Humanism, Christianity, and Islam are investigated in light of their contributions to the major institutions of modern society. Application of these philosophical perspectives is discussed in an open forum allowing for exploration and debate.

EX-OR 425 (3) Effective Personal and Org. Communication (3 credits)
Several major ethical theories are reviewed.  Students are asked to examine personal values through readings and workplace analysis to formulate a management philosophy incorporating business ethics, government accountability, human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.

EX-MG 445(3) Human Resource Management (3 credits)
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the human resource management function in organizations.  Topics include staffing and recruitment, employment benefits, employee law, training and development, and compensation.  Contemporary issues include quality of work-life and legal environment.

EX-MG 450(3) Strategic Planning (3 credits)
In this course, students are exposed to the strategic planning process, allowing them to conduct environmental scans and SWOT analysis in a healthcare setting. The course incorporates and integrates theory, knowledge, skills, and abilities gained from previous coursework.  Students will have an opportunity to develop a problem statement based on a topic of their choice.

EX-MG 320 [G] (3) Research & Applied Statistics - (3 credits)
Problem analysis and evaluation techniques are presented.  Students are shown methods for defining, researching, analyzing, and evaluating a problem in their work or vocational environments that they have selected for independent study project.  Specific statistical information covered in the course includes identifying and measuring objectives, collecting data, working with significance levels, and analyzing variance and constructing questionnaires.

EX-MG 420(3) Business Law (3 credits)
This course is a study of the basic legal principles governing contracts, commercial papers, sales, agency, employment, partnerships, corporations, and other commercial transactions.

SS-SO 320 (3) Cross Cultural Communication & Diversity (3 credits)
The course is designed to examine the principles and processes of communicating from one culture to another. Through this course the student will have the opportunity to investigate domestic and international aspects of cross-cultural communication including how culture shapes values, beliefs, worldviews and behaviors. The student will also discover how these same issues impact interpersonal and mass communication. Other topics will include investigation relative to the dynamics of both verbal and nonverbal communication; barriers to communication; ethnic, racial, and other identity movements; cross-cultural immersion; cross-cultural adaptation; and cross-cultural conflict and negotiation. Furthermore, students will have opportunity to discuss strategies for practical application that will address these issues and integrate Christian values. An immersion experience in a differing culture will be used as a "laboratory" to explore how culture impacts interaction (if the course is offered during interterm).

EX-OR 455 (3) Personal Values and Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
Several major ethical theories are reviewed. Students are asked to examine personal values through readings and workplace analysis to formulate a management philosophy incorporating business ethics, government accountability, human rights, and a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.

SS-PY 320(3) Social Psychology (3 credits)
The study of how the individual is influenced in his or her behavior, attitudes, perceptions, emotions, and thoughts by other people.

BS-MG 351(3) Principles of Management (3 credits)
Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored.  The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making.

EX-MG 306(3) Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (3 credits)
This course exposes students to the nature of conflict within the various forms of employable conflict resolution techniques. Emphasis is given to overcoming positional or contentious strategies while building collaboration and offering choices. Focus is placed on understanding the interdependence of groups within the system and the cohesion necessary to deliver quality health care.

BS-MG 450(3) Studies of Christian Management (3 credits)
Students will learn to identify and use the necessary communication tools to make the most of both business and personal interpersonal interactions from a Christian perspective. Students will learn to openly discuss problems and challenges with others and be able to take advantage of the opportunities that they encounter.

SS-PY 311(3) Followership and Servant Leadership (3 credits)
Students will learn to identify and use the necessary communication tools to make the most of both business and personal interpersonal interactions from a Christian perspective. Students will learn to openly discuss problems and challenges with others and be able to take advantage of the opportunities that they encounter.

EX-PY 220(3) Stress Management (3 credits)
Designed as an applied science course, students will be introduced to the history and science of stress studies. The role of stress (negative and positive) will be reviewed with specific emphasis placed on the interaction of physiological, psychological, and spiritual factors.

NS-MA 201(3) Survey of Contemporary Mathematics (3 credits)
This course includes a broad survey of math topics including (but not limited to) algebra, logic, geometry, functions, graphs and probability. The historical and cultural aspects of math as well as its importance to modern society are also studied.

BS-AC 120(3) Basic Accounting (3 credits)
Designed for those interested in possibly pursuing accounting, but wanting to become familiar with accounting principles or for those not looking to major in accounting, but are in need of some basic accounting skills.

SS-PO 210(3) Civics and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
This course offers the student that chance to discover connection between personal responsibility and its relationship to local, state, national, and global society. Specific emphasis is placed on political participation, the Constitution (and other foundational documents), economics, social justice, and a social ethics.

EX-OR 465 (3) Applied Research Project (3 credits)
The Applied Research Project is a major research effort designed to enhance knowledge in an area related to one’s work or community and provide research skills to assist in effective decision making.  The student completes a research project related to his/her employment environment.  Statistical analysis concepts and methods assist the student in identifying a topic, collecting data, and measuring results.


Admissions Requirements

Acceptance to the Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership is based on each applicant’s educational background, professional experience, and potential. Standardized test scores are not required and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Generally, a minimum high school grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a demonstrated ability (typically a combination of academic and professional achievement) to succeed in an undergraduate program meets the minimum incoming academic requirement. Applications can be completed online.

Application Process
GlobalHealth Education will collect all applications, transcripts and materials from applicants and transmit them to Central Christian College. Upon receipt of a complete application, the Admissions Committee will evaluate an application and make an admissions decision. Admissions decisions can be expected within a week of submitting a complete application. GlobalHealth Education will release admissions decisions upon receipt, and an official letter with the admissions decision will be sent via e-mail from Central Christian College. 

Application Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Leadership Application Requirements:
• Completed Application Form
• GlobalHealth Education Permission & Transcript Request Forms
• CCC FERPA Form
• High School Diploma or GED

Please submit all application requirements to GlobalHealth Education at:
GlobalHealth Education
Attn: Registrar

3111 South Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Fax:866-466-2306
Email: registrar@globalhealtheducation.com

Home school transcripts will be accepted if they meet the required guidelines. Contact your Student Advocate for further assistance with home school transcripts.