Management and Leadership, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Management and Leadership is a comprehensive response to the high demand for organizational knowledge in employees who may seek career opportunities in government, corporate and nonprofit entities. Participants develop skills and knowledge that transcend organizations, whether private or public, service or manufacturer, corporate or non-profit, which helps develop competent personnel in any organization through the understanding of organizational structures and best practices for contemporary organizational success. Through the exploration of individual, group and organizational behaviors, students integrate knowledge of human action, communication and change in the organization. As participants in organizational life, students in this program develop the knowledge and competencies to become contributors to their organization’s success. They may even exercise formal or informal leadership roles in their respective organizations and are thus well versed in contemporary organizational theories and practices to make their integration into an organization more effective. Participants may further seek to pursue administrative, supervisory or advanced roles within their organization.

This program is designed to meet the needs of traditional students moving through a 4-year program or as a degree completion program for adults who desire to better position themselves in their respective organizations consistent with industry expectations. This program of study integrates analysis of theory, case studies, service learning and research while encouraging thoughtful and creative approaches to understanding organizational structure that are assessable, measurable and observable. This degree program is focused on realistic, accurate, and sound interpretations of the complexity and diversity found in different organizational settings. The program strives to be consistent in scope with college standards, and consistent with industry outcomes.

The embedded certificate in Management (18 credits) may be earned as part of the milestone policy in the Management & Leadership program. This milestone may be earned by other baccalaureate based degree programs as well.

Admission Requirements / Degree Completion Students

This program also serves as a degree completion program, all previous courses taken outside of Goodwin College ought to be submitted for programmatic review at the time of application and before acceptance into the program to assess the students overall academic status. Degree completion students may transfer in up to 90 credits provided that they were earned from accredited institutions of higher education. Not all transfer credits may be applicable to the degree. See transfer of collegiate credit policy.

Program Outcomes

In addition to the general program outcomes expressed by the Department of General Education, participants who successfully complete of all program requirements will be able to:

  1. Analyze effective organizational structure, culture, strategy and change;
  2. Integrate elements of successful organizational communications across multi-cultural perspectives;
  3. Assess worker behavior and appraise performance management systems in light of talent development;
  4. Incorporate and support team-building skills and processes;
  5. Assess effective organizational leadership development-theory and practice; and
  6. Evaluate and practice ethical decision making in the organization.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in the major.

Curriculum

Bachelor in Management and Leadership

General Education Requirements - 46 Credits

General Education Core Requirements - 40 Credits

ENG 101English Composition

3

ENG 1XXWriting Competency (WR)

3

ENG 325Advanced Writing for the Business Professional

3

COM 1XXCommunications Competency (COM)

3

CAP 1XXComputer Literacy Competency (CL)

3

MATH 1XXMath Competency

3

Science Competency (SCI)

4

PSY 112Introduction to Psychology

3

Social Science Competency (SS)

3

Cultural Competency (CU)

3

PHIL 101Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

3

Global Studies Competency (G/US)

3

Global Studies Competency (G/W)

3

Programmatic General Education Requirements - 6 Credits

IDA 120Intellectual Discovery Strategies

3

OR

General Education Elective

 

STAT 167Principles of Statistics

3

Management and Leadership Major Core Requirements - 36 Credits

Freshman Year

OS 101Team Dynamics and Individual Skills

3

OS 160Leadership Theory and Practice in the Organization

3

OS 180Organizational Supervision and Administrative Roles

3

Sophomore Year

OS 210Organizational Communications

3

OS 230Organizational Ethics

3

OS 250Understanding Worker Behaviors

3

Junior Year

OS 315Organizational Theory

3

OS 320Cross-cultural Competencies in Organizations

3

OS 330Talent Development and Performance Assessment

3

Senior Year

OS 310Positive Mentoring

3

OR

OS 355Project Management

3

OR

OS 425Facilitating Groups

3

 

OS 430Organizational Change

3

OS 450/BUS 490Capstone: Strategic Planning for Organizations

3

Directed Elective - 9 Credits

ACC 1XXAccounting Elective

3

 

BUS 101Introduction to Management

3

OR

BUS 107Introduction to Nonprofit Management

3

 

PSY 205Organizational Behavior

3

General Electives - 30 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 121