Azusa Pacific University System
The Organizational Dynamics concentration prepares students to specialize in designing and implementing innovative and strategic corporate-wide change initiatives designed to advance the organization’s sustainability and long-term viability. Students develop the key organizational skills necessary to analyze an industry and implement change initiatives to ensure a competitive advantage for the long-term viability of their firm or organization.
This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:
Explores research and perspectives on experimental and applied analyses of behavior that impact motivation. Addresses the application of methods for effective motivation in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology
This course analyzes the organization in relation to competitors in the global industry. Leaders evaluate the driving forces of the industry and develop key strategies to provide the organization with a competitive advantage. Leaders forecast technological and environmental changes and implement initiates enabling organizations to positively leverage the changes.
This course examines the theories and practices of marketing products domestically and globally. The course offers an in-depth study of the primary concepts of marketing and the transition to E-Commerce and how social media has changed advertising and the distribution of products and services. Learners examine the concept of global homogenization and consumer behavior.
This course provides an introduction to the functions of information systems and how systems aid firms in creating value while maximizing efficiency and increasing competitiveness. Learners evaluate systems design, database management, networking communications, security, privacy, policy, legal and ethical issues associated with technology.
Studies the process and practice of project and change management of information systems and software applications. Learners work through the process of defining, planning, implementing and delivering a change project. Learners develop cost estimates, time requirements, quality controls, team assignments, training schedules, documentation and potential risks associated with the change.
Management positions, governmental organizations, international institutions, ministry organizations, churches, and firms.
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