A member of the OKLAHOMA REACH HIGHER ADULT DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM
Common Core Courses
FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (ORGL 3113)
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, 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.
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (ORGL 3223)
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.
DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION (ORGL 3333)
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.
SURVEY OF FISCAL MANAGEMENT (ORGL 3443)
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.
ETHICS AND ORGANIZATIONS (ORGL 4113)
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.
THE INDIVIDUAL, THE ORGANIZATION, AND SOCIETY (ORGL 4223)
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.
LEADING AND MANAGING (ORGL 4333)
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.
MARKETS AND STAKEHOLDERS (ORGL 4443)
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.
CAPSTONE (ORGL 4553)
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.
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP (ORGL 4993) Optional
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.
Institutional Area of Focus Courses
Students will complete 12 to 15 hours from the following list of courses:
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCTG (ACCT 2013)
Basic principles of financial accounting, including how to record transactions, prepare financial statements, analyze selected accounts and use accounting information in decision-making. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or by consent of advisor.
PRINCIPLES OF COST/MANAGERIAL ACCTG (ACCT 2023)
Basic principles of cost accounting related to manufacturing and other enterprises. Use of management and cost accounting information in decision-making. Lecture 3 hours, Prerequisite: ACCT 2013
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I (ECON 2013)
An introduction to, and analysis of, the general concepts of the American capitalistic system; supply and demand; the determinants of the level of total output, employment, and prices; monetary policy; and American economic growth policies. Lecture 3 hours.
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II (ECON 2023)
A continuation of ECON 2013 with analysis of the concepts of allocation of resources to the firm and the distribution of final output to the individual; domestic economic problems of agriculture, unions, monopoly, and social goods; international trade and payments; and foreign economics. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: ECON 2013
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (BUS 3113)
Principles of effective business communication; organizational communication theory; document design; practice in preparing letters, memoranda, business reports, and employment-related messages; professional oral presentation. Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or equivalent.
BUSINESS LAW I (BUS 3213)
An overview of the legal system, principles of contract law, Uniform Commercial Code and how it has changed contract law, rights of debtors and creditors and bankruptcy. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of Chair.
BUSINESS LAW II (BUS 3223)
A continuation of Business Law I. Agency, partnership, and corporate law with an emphasis on selecting the form of business organization. Sections on personal and real property, bailments, and real estate transactions. A brief look at wills, estates, and trusts. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: BUS 3213.
PERSONAL FINANCE (FIN 2113)
Problems and applications in personal finance. Study includes budgeting, credit use, financial institutions, insurance, real estate, taxes, investment, retirement, and estate planning. Lecture 3 hours.
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE (FIN 3603)
A basic course in financial structure; sources, acquisition and management of short-term and long-term funds in both the money and capital markets; money market; instruments; the comparative evaluation of corporate capital structure in terms of risk, control and flexibility. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: ECON 2023 and ACCT 2023.
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (MGMT 3013)
An introductory management course dealing with the fundamental principles of management: planning, organizing, and controlling. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of Chair.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (MGMT 3513)
A comprehensive review of human resources policy development, along with a description and analysis of human resources techniques. The interdependence of human and operating functions is discussed. Focuses on the primary management functions as they relate to employment law, recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and safety and health. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: MGMT 3013 or permission of Chair.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (MGMT 4013)
Concerns the application of knowledge relating to human behavior theory as it applies to the business environment. Includes motivation theory, leadership patterns, organization climate, interpersonal relations, intergroup behavior, etc. Emphasis is on behavioral research findings. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: MGMT 3513.
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (MKTG 3413)
An introductory course utilizing a managerial approach to the study and development of marketing with emphasis on marketing strategy and development of marketing mix. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the Chair.
CONSUMER MOTIVATION & BEHAVIOR (MKTG 3423)
An examination of the internal and external influences on buyer behavior; analysis of the buying process; consumer decision-making; aggregate consumer behavior over time. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: MKTG 3413, Junior standing.
RETAILING (MKTG 3433)
Designed to assist students seeking knowledge of the retail field. Principles and methods of organizing and operating a retail firm with particular emphasis on store layout, buying, pricing, sales promotion, control of stock, and evaluation. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: MKTG 3413 and MGMT 3013.
SALES MANAGEMENT (MKTG 3533)
Problems of organization; planning and control of sales; formulation of sales policies and the operation of a sales force. Using the principles of selling along with supervising a sales program. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: MGMT 3013 and MKTG 3413.
TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS (TECH 3013) - Required
Principles of organizing information into clear and concise audience-centered technical reports and presentations. Writing as a process, collaboration, and presentations are emphasized. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 and Junior standing.
WORKPLACE SAFETY (TECH 4143) - Required
An in-depth study of the necessary skills for the improvement, expansion, and enrichment of employer health and safety to promote accident-free work experiences for American workers in various settings. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
6 to 9 hours from the following:
TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP - WS: OPERATING SYSTEMS SECURITY (TECH 3003)
Designed to give intensive emphasis to a specific area of technology. May be repeated with a change of content for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and/or departmental permission.
DIRECTED INTERNSHIP (TECH 4003)
INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (TECH 4033)
Study of the interrelationship of machines and employees in the workplace. Topics include facilities, equipment, constraints, and personnel management systems. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or departmental permission.
TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE (TECH 4443)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (MIS 4433)
The course presents basic principles of project management, tools of project management, and the role of project manager in the successful completion of a project. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Criminal Justice Option
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CJ 1013) - Required
A study of the historical development of the criminal justice system, contemporary agencies, and processes involved in the system. Introduction to the three main components of the criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections. Lecture 3 hours.
9 to 12 hours from the following:
THEORIES OF CRIME (CJ 3103)
Theoretical explanations of etiology of crime (ie., theories from biological, psychological, sociological, geographic, economic, and political perspectives). The nature and extent of crime, historical development of criminological theory, and analysis of crime control and its implications. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: CJ 1013.
ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CJ 3133)
This course discusses professional conducts of Criminal Justice practitioners. The institutional actors of the Criminal Justice system are granted a certain degree of discretion required for performing their jobs and this course will analyze the ethical boundaries of such discretion. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: CJ 1013.