Courses To Take

The innovative format of the adult degree completion program involves a variety of learning environments: face-to-face classes, online courses, individual and group projects, on-site learning, and credit from work experience.

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Courses cover topics and skills that are important in today's workforce.

The curriculum was developed by faculty throughout the state with feedback from Oklahoma's business and industry leaders. The course work includes a common curriculum that's offered at multiple campuses across the state. Other courses will be developed and offered by each participating university. Students will also have a capstone course during the final phase of the program.

The degree program offered by each university is approved through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Course Descriptions

This course is an introduction to the Organizational Leadership Bachelor of Science Program. Essential components will include: overview of program expectations; principles of adult learning; resources for success, including library, campus and online resources and mentoring relationships; personal wellness/stress and time management techniques; study and test-taking skills; and basic computer skills for working in an online environment.

A study of communication in the workplace within a framework of organizational ethics. Essential components and course content include: listening, verbal and nonverbal communication, written expression, and professional presentation methods.

This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the application and interpretation of basic data analysis. Essential components and course content will include basic data analysis from a user perspective. Hands-on exercises will enable students to utilize Excel to solve problems and interpret results.

A managerial overview of fiscal management within organizations. Essential components and coursework content will include: understanding the components and articulation of financial statements; knowledge and application of financial ratios leading to an understanding of organizational performance across time and in comparison to industry standards; utilization of financial information in the acquisition of capital and budgeting decisions; and rudimentary understanding of cash flows.

This course is designed to examine the dynamics of workplace and personal ethics through the study of basic philosophical theories. Essential components and course content will include: leadership in the context of self-governance; responsibility; adherence to principles; integrity; and constancy of purpose. Current case studies will be used to apply ethical theories.

An examination of contemporary issues that affect organizations. Essential topics include environmental stewardship; social responsibility of the organization; effects and implications of globalization; the status of individual freedom within the organization; diversity; and the ramifications of technological change. This seminar course will be organized around student discussion and topical papers.

This course is a study of theories that influence leadership and management with application to a variety of work situations. Essential components and coursework content will include: basic leadership and behavior styles; negotiation; critical thinking; change; conflict resolution; ethics and social responsibility; and diversity in the workplace. Assessment of personal leadership abilities and personality traits will be included.

This course introduces the student to the concept of markets and stakeholders. Essential components and course content will include: an overview of competitive markets; buyer behavior; development of new markets and products; marketing communication; distribution channels; pricing; and marketing mix strategies. It will include a discussion of external environmental factors and stakeholder analysis. Students will be able to evaluate market needs, select target markets and develop an appropriate market mix.

This course provides the student the opportunity to integrate concepts and theories covered in the core with their area of focus. Students will design and implement a capstone project related to their area of focus culminating in a written and oral presentation. This course must be taken in the student’s final enrollment period.

Supervised professional-level assignment with an organization, firm government agency, or not-for-profit entity within the selected area of focus. Prerequisites: All core courses except for ORGL 4553 - Capstone. Permission of instructor.