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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Management Studies


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Faculty: L. Foote, M. Williams, 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 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 four assessment tools; (1) Pre/Post Exam, (2) Ethical Case Resolution, (3) Business Critical Thinking Skills Test, and (4) Service-Learning/Volunteer Opportunity. All are part of required assignments within applicable courses of the program.

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion

The Accelerated Degree-Completion Program in Management (MGMT) was first offered by Malone University in 1984. In 2012, it was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The program offers three models: (a) 12-month, (b) 16-month, and (c) 24-month ground and online delivery. Major focus is Organizational Management; however, affiliated secondary majors in Project Management, Marketing Management, and Environmental Management are available. The complete program description and requirements for MGMT 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 majors:

Combined Accelerated Degree-Completion Program in Management (MGMT) and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

The combined Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management (MGMT) and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) enables academically talented students to complete their Bachelor’s Degree and earn a Master’s Degree in approximately 2-3 years. Four uniquely integrated LEAD courses are taken as part of the MGMT program for undergraduate credit replacing a set of pre-defined MMP courses. While in the MGMT program, upon completion of these integrated LEAD courses, the student will earn undergraduate credit toward completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree and the MGMT program. *Upon graduation from university with the BA degree and upon full acceptance into the Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program, the student will have the 14 hours of integrated LEAD coursework posted to his/her graduate transcript and applied to the graduate MAOL program. The remaining 22 graduate credits for the MAOL degree can be completed in one year.

To be eligible for the combined degree, the student must enter MGMT with a minimum of 80 completed undergraduate credits and a 3.00 gpa. Students will need to maintain a 3.00 or above gpa throughout the combined program. When a student is accepted into the combined degree program, the student has regular admittance status in MGMT and provisional admittance status in MAOL. As a student completes a combined course in MGMT, the student is awarded the undergraduate credit. Upon completion of the MGMT program and all undergraduate degree requirements, enrollment status in MAOL changes to regular admit. At that time, the undergraduate credits transfer to the graduate program (see above*). The outline of course requirements for the combined degree program follows:

A) The regular undergraduate component consists of the following 24 credit hours:

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B) The integrated component consists of the following 14 credit hours:

C) The regular graduate component consists of the following 18 credit hours:

LEAD 520, 601, 612, 632, 641, and 692.

NOTE: courses descriptions for all LEAD courses referenced above in C) can be found in the 2017-18 Graduate Catalog.

Certificate Offerings

All disciplinary areas listed above are also available in abbreviated certificate programs as non-credit, stand-alone Certificates of Completion. 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:

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 (MGMT 203), quantitative reasoning (MGMT 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 (MGMT 441 and 442), natural science, two courses in biblical studies/religion (MGMT 407 and 409), MGMT 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 (MGMT 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

88

MGMT Curriculum (12-month program)

  36

Total Semester hours needed to graduate

124

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 Degree-Completion Program in Management (MGMT)
  • General Education Courses
  • Graduate Courses
  • Prior Learning Assessment

The accelerated degree-completion program, offering a bachelor of arts with a major in organizational 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.

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