Leadership & Organizational (MA) | Los Angeles Pacific University

Master of Arts

Leadership & Organizational Studies

33

Required Units

$600

Cost Per Unit

$19,800

Estimated Total Cost

Leadership & Organization Studies Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies program features a sequenced course design consisting of 11 classes which total 33 units. Students take one course at a time completing two classes each semester. The required courses are:

Major Course Requirements

33 Units

MLOS

500

Research in Organizations

3 Units

This course offers the student the opportunity to study research methodology as it relates to the needs and goals of the organization. The emphasis of this course is on the means by which research processes create information for organizations through both primary and secondary research methods.

MLOS

501

Group and Team Dynamics

3 Units

This course focuses on the contribution of small groups and teams to organizational functioning. Students examine how group and team membership, role dynamics, work habits, and decision-making behavior affect the overall effectiveness of organizations.

MLOS

504

Managerial Marketing

3 Units

Students review the basic functions of marketing and the development of the marketing process, marketing mix, and marketing environment. A planning approach using problems, case studies, and readings places the student in the role of marketing manager. Preparation of a research project or marketing plan is an essential part of the course.

MLOS

514

Information Systems for Managers

3 Units

This course introduces students to computers in a business context. As a manager, the student needs a basic understanding of the use of the computer as a tool in solving operational and managerial problems. While productivity tools and microcomputers are used, the emphasis is on users of computers rather than the development of computer specialists. Topics include the management of computer resources, fundamentals of computers, including the hardware and software available to computer users; word processing and management information systems; and common and specialized computer applications in business.

MLOS

516

Organizational Behavior and Analysis

3 Units

The purpose of this class is to investigate the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization's effectiveness. This course examines role behavior, group dynamics, communication, conflict, leadership, organizational structure, and motivation.

MLOS

517

Human Resource Management

3 Units

Students study the establishment of human resource objectives and requirements in an organization. Emphasis is on executive decision making in dealing with formal employee-employer relationships. Collective bargaining, the organization of employees, negotiation, and administration of collective bargaining agreements are covered.

MLOS

529

Leadership and Managerial Ethics

3 Units

This course raises the student's moral recognition of ethical issues of the organization's functions and environments. Leadership, as it applies to the management of power and authority issues, is studied. Emphasis is placed on ethics and leadership as illustrated by Christian principles.

MLOS

535

Survey of Organizational Finance

3 Units

This course examines the essential components of organizational finance that are critical for any business leader and provides a solid foundational overview and comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of organizational finance. These domains include but are not limited to goals and functions of financial management, financial analysis and planning, working capital management, capital budget processing, long-term financing, and expanding the perspective of corporate finance.

MLOS

561

Conflict and Negotiation in Organizations

3 Units

This course focuses on the processes of informal conflict in organizations, as well as more formal situations of negotiation and bargaining. By observing conflict and negotiation in a variety of settings, the student learns multiple methods of analysis and response to this type of organizational situation.

MLOS

570

Improving Quality and Productivity

3 Units

This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and methods of quality and productivity improvement and examination of the organizational development professional's role in designing and implementing programs to improve the quality of products and services. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the forces that make quality and productivity critical organizational issues.

MLOS

578

Strategy and Planning

3 Units

This course examines the strategic planning process, including the setting of mission statements, goals and objectives, and determining what should be done to accomplish them. It examines the decision-making activity used by managers to ensure the future success of their organization and work units.

Total Units

33 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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