2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Management Studies

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Faculty: M. Carlson Hurst (Dean), L. Foote, J. Krob, W. Poland,
C. Wilson (Executive Director of Management Studies)

The challenge and mission of the Department of Management Studies, which is part of the School of Business and Leadership, exists is to deliver dynamic, contemporary, faith-based programs to the lifelong learner. Our mission is to equip students with professional competencies based on management principles, Christian values, and ethical practices. Our students are individuals who excel in a wide variety of occupations and who extend the Malone University motto, “Christ’s Kingdom First” into their communities and places of employment.

Program Goals

  • To develop critical thinkers who effectively manage and lead within an applied management context.
  • To develop managers who effectively integrate Christian faith and values within multiple contexts.
  • To develop managers who ethically lead others and serve their community.
  • To develop learners who aspire to continued intellectual growth through research and problem solving.
  • To develop leaders who demonstrate accomplished and applicable communication skills.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

The Department of Management Studies expects students to learn what they need to know to attain personal success and fulfill their public responsibilities in a global and diverse society. We define educational quality by how well we achieve our mission relative to program intended learning outcomes:

  • Students will understand the basic concepts and theories of management.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of a Christian worldview and how it relates to management principles.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively in both an academic and business setting.
  • Students will be able to apply the general skills of management used in business, health care, and the public sector.
  • Students will develop research and problem-solving capabilities applicable to management.
  • Students will be able to make educated/learned informed choices in both professional and personal areas of their lives that demonstrate understanding of Christian values.

A focus of achieved student learning is critical. The Department of Management Studies uses five assessment tools; (1) Pre/Post Exam, (2) Ethical Case Resolution, (3) Business Critical Thinking Skills Exam, (4) Pre/Post Christian Worldview, and (5) Service-Learning/Volunteer Opportunity. All are part of required assignments within applicable courses of the program.

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion

The Malone Management Program first began to be offered by Malone University in 1984. In 2012, it was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The program is delivered via the “cohort” approach. A cohort is a group of up to 25 students which takes the entire 14-month program together. Each cohort attends classes the same weeknight (or Saturdays) at the same location throughout the program. The program is also offered online and available 24/7. The complete program description and requirements for MMP are found below.

For an application or information, please direct inquiries to 330.471.8500; 800.257.4723; Fax 330.471.8343; gps@malone.edu; www.malone.edu/gps

The accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree-completion program offers the following five majors:

All five majors include foundational courses and courses specific to the major.

Certificate Offerings

All five disciplinary areas listed above are also available in abbreviated certificate programs as non-credit, stand-alone Certificates of Completion. Students enrolling in the courses are initially part of existing/scheduled cohorts. Course descriptions are identical to the courses within the major programs; however, academic requirements for non-credit seekers differ from those for credit seekers.

The certificate options are as follows:

  • Organizational Management - MMP 201, 304, 332, 406
  • Project Management - MMP 341, 342, 345, 346
  • Marketing Management - MMP 323, 325, 327, 329
  • Health Services Management - MMP 361, 363, 364, 461
  • Environmental Management - MMP 371, 372, 374, 471

Student Requirements for Admission

Students applying for admission must meet the following:

  • Have 40 to 88 credit hours of undergraduate coursework from regionally accredited colleges or universities
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Have 5 years of work experience
  • Demonstrate writing proficiency through college/university English composition or a writing sample

For any applicant that may not meet all of the admission requirements, the student may submit a letter requesting review by the Enrollment Committee.

Course Requirements for Graduation

A student must have a minimum of 124 semester credit hours including the general education, liberal arts, and management curriculum requirements to complete the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in management. The graduation plan should be confirmed with the Malone University adviser.

A student pursuing the management major must meet the following course requirements for graduation, many of which are fulfilled by courses already listed above in the major requirements: one course each in communications (MMP 203), quantitative reasoning (MMP 305), English composition, mathematics (unless proficiency has been established by examination or a grade of C or higher in high school Algebra II), research writing (MMP 441 and 442), natural science, two courses in biblical studies/religion (MMP 407 and 409), MMP 410, and seven additional liberal arts courses from at least three of the following areas: fine arts, history, foreign language, literature, philosophy, psychology, natural science (one time only), and social science.

Transfer Credits

  • Accredited college course work
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) National testing program for awarding of college credit (maximum of 20)
  • Credits recommended by the American Council of Education (ACE) Guides, The Military Guide, The National Guide, and other guides.

Malone University reserves the right to set standards which may be higher than those recommended by ACE, CLEP, or other such agencies.

Additional Credit Options Offered through the Department of Management Studies

  • Credit by Examination (maximum of 20) – CLEP and subject area exams at Malone University
  • Prior Learning Assessment (maximum of 31) – An assessment of prior learning from work/life experience and technical/professional training ( )
  • Online General Education Courses
  • Science Workshops – Designed as 2-credit-hour field studies. The field trips and classroom lectures take place over four Saturdays. See Course Descriptions (  )
  • Writing Skills – see Course Descriptions (GEN 105 )
  • Art Analysis Workshop – see Course Descriptions ( )
  • Business Survey of Algebra – see Course Descriptions (MMP 101 )
  • Supplementary Courses – After transferring credits, additional courses may be needed. Courses can be taken at Malone University or any regionally accredited school.

Credit Requirement for Graduation

Total from transfer and additional credit options


MMP Curriculum (14-month program)


Total Semester hours needed to graduate


Malone Professional Studies Centers

800.867.6267 or 330.471.8242

Brecksville Malone Professional Studies Center
Grand Bay Corporate Center
Building 2, Suite 104
6900 South Edgerton Road
Brecksville OH 44141
Canton Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton OH 44709

MMP is online for anytime or anywhere degree completion.

Online Learning

Online learning adds flexibility and availability by allowing students access to their courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our goal is to create an active learning environment through thoughtful and engaged activity. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of discussion and exchange among students and the online professor. The result is an educational experience that breaks the mold of the traditional classroom. Educational opportunities over the Internet are offered in the following areas:

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion (MMP)
  • General Education Courses
  • Graduate Courses
  • Prior Learning Assessment

The accelerated degree-completion program, offering a bachelor of arts with majors in organizational management, project management, marketing management, health services management, and environmental management is available online with no residency requirement. Students who meet the credit hours, GPA, and work experience requirements will find this option designed to fit their “any-time, any-place” needs.

A wide array of online general education courses that fulfill requirements in the humanities, liberal arts, math, and sciences is available. For a complete list of courses go to www.malone-online.org.

Several courses within the graduate programs have also been developed as online courses. Other courses continue to be added into this flexible delivery system in order to provide helpful options for graduate students.

Prior learning assessment development offers adult students the opportunity to generate college credit from experiential learning through work, home, community, and other environments as well as learning through corporate, professional, and technical training, military or non-military.

Corporate Seminars

The Department of Management Studies partners with community businesses to support the needs of the workplace. Customized workshops or seminars can be designed to meet a specific organization training or skill development area. Classes can be hosted at the University or at the organizations’ facilities. Seminar leaders can be a combination of full-time teaching faculty and subject matter experts practicing in a specific field. Topics include the following:

  • Synergistic Decision Making
  • Managing Conflict
  • Help for Business Writing and Presentations
  • Setting Goals and Expectation for Employees
  • Returning to College



    Undergraduate Major


      Interdepartmental CoursesManagement

      MMP courses listed below are open only to students registered in the MMP program.

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