Management

 

MGT 5302 Management of Non-Profit Organizations: This course helps the student to comprehend the basic concepts and general principles of management in the context of churches and other non-profit organizations. Topics include the general background of modern management techniques and practices, cultural and social dimensions of managerial functions, leadership and decision-making, marketing, planning, and policy formulation. The course will explain the fundamental principles of managing a nonprofit, including creating a board of directors, staffing, fundraising and relationship with stakeholders. Emphasis is given to creative, real‑life approaches to the development and practice of management and administrative skills. 3 credits. Dr. Barry or Dr. Isaacs.

MGT 5303 Leadership and Organizational Planning: This course introduces the basic principles of organizational leadership and organizational planning. It investigates the tasks and role of top management in achieving successful results in the planning, production and delivery of goods and services. It also examines the skills needed to manage and motivate employees, empha­sizing the leadership skills required to deliver quality services in a nonprofit organ­ization. Finally, this course discusses special topics related to international dimen­sions of organizational behavior and cross-cultural management. 3 credits. Dr. Isaacs.

MGT 5304 Leadership in the Social Sector: Part 1: The first in a two-course sequence to prepare students for effective social action in their communities and leader­ship in the social sector. It focuses on leadership (including executive leadership, organiza­tion­al culture and the strategic planning process). Students will gain an understand­ing of service and leadership for "the common good," analyze the setting in which service takes place, actively participate in a community service setting and gain hands-on knowledge, skills and experience about a specific non-profit organization. 3 credits. Dr. Phillips or Dr. Isaacs.

MGT 5305 Leadership in the Social Sector: Part 2: The second course in a two-part sequence, this course explores the effective­ness (marketing and program evalu­a­tion) and efficiency (financial management, reve­nue generation and volunteer manage­ment) of non-profit organizations. Students will apply an area of concentration in mar­ket­ing, volunteer management or revenue genera­tion to a community service setting and gain hands on knowledge, skills and experience about applying these concepts to a nonprofit organization. 3 credits. Dr. Phillips.

MGT 5311 Principles of Marketing: An introductory course designed to acquaint students with general marketing principles and practices. Marketing is much more than advertising and sales; it includes understanding the environment, consumer needs and behavior, assessing the value of the product, promotion, place and price. Emphasis is placed on developing marketing skills and understanding the role of marketing in the strategic orientation of the business and non-profit organization. We will also discuss, adapt and apply marketing methods to the realm of church growth. 3 credits. Dr. Isaacs or Mr. Corcoran.

MGT 5312 Entrepreneurship: This course explores the challenges of starting one's own business and looks at the best practices of successful entrepreneurs. Many of the principles studied in this course can also be applied to church planting or starting a non-profit ministry. 3 credits. Dr. Isaacs.

MGT 5331 Human Resource Management: This course covers the knowledge and practical skills necessary to manage the staff of a non-profit organization. Primary focus will be the impact of human resource man­agement on the effectiveness of organiza­tional and individual performance. The course studies the interactions between managers, organizational staff, and special­ists. It covers planning, compensation, job analysis and design, recruitment, selection, and performance evaluation. Key concepts will be illustrated and applied via case studies, as well as personal experience. 3 credits. Dr. Barry or Dr. Isaacs

MGT 5341 Christian Economics I: Explores the theory and practice of Christian economics and its application to developing funding campaigns for churches and charities. This course will begin with a study of God's economic plan as derived from the Scriptures and continue to explore biblically-based praxis as exemplified in the economic life of Israel and the early Christian church. 3 credits. Faculty.

MGT 5401 Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations: This course will focus on finance and budgeting aspects of leading a non-profit organization, addressing the specific concerns of religious leaders with little background in business and finance who desire to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to them. Topics include: reading financial statements, creating and managing budgets, supervising investments and endowments, measuring performance, identifying fraud, and other accounting issues. 3 credits. Mr. Eric Holt.

MGT 5402 Fundraising and Grant-Writing for Non-Profit Organizations: This course provides a hands-on approach to developing grant writing skills for not-for-profit professionals. It includes some examination of the similarities and differences between grant-writing and fundraising. All aspects of proposal develop­ment will be examined: idea genera­tion, identification of potential funding sources, writing letters of inquiry, and working on the proposal itself. In this practical "how-to" course students will actually write and apply for grants. 3 credits. Dr. Isaacs

MGT 5501 Public Relations: Public relations is a vital mission for any organization as it seeks to make its message known to an indifferent or even hostile public. Public relations includes efforts at improving and managing an organization's reputation, communicating the message, and engaging in efforts to change public policy. It also includes efforts to better understand the public through analyzing trends, market research, etc. In addition to understanding the role of public relations, students will learn various public relation strategies and skills, including how to write a press release, do a TV interview, attract media attention to an event, manage a hostile press, and influence legislation. Case studies of PR campaigns by the Unification movement will be examined. 3 credits. Faculty.

MGT 5390 Independent Study in Management: 1‑3 credits. Faculty.

MGT 6390 Thesis/Project in Management: 4 credits. Must be accompanied by the Divinity Colloquium, MIN 5801. Faculty.