MAOL Courses

Based on reasonable projections of faculty availability and appropriate curriculum considerations, the following courses can change as deemed necessary by Baker University to fulfill its role and mission. Approximately 22 to 24 months are required to fulfill the curriculum requirements. Courses must be completed in the order recommended by the University.

MAOL 510 Introduction to Graduate Education

This course makes students aware of graduate education expectations and responsibilities. It focuses on understanding individual and group requirements and resources that students need to be successful in a graduate degree program. (3 credits)

MAOL 515 Leadership Fundamentals

In this course, students will define leadership, differentiate between management and leadership, created a personalized leadership development plan, and outline individual and peer assessment and accountability measures. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 520 Leadership and Organizational Behavior

In this course, student-leaders will focus on how managers become effective leaders by addressing the human side of business. Student-leaders will integrate effective communication skills, through study of conflict resolution and negotiation, coaching and mentoring techniques, and evaluation of individuals, teams, and overall organizational performance levels. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 530 Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability

This course is designed for awareness of social, cultural, economic, political, financial implications and vulnerabilities. Personal values, legal requirements, ethical standards will be explored in relation to balancing equity for shareholders, customers, internal/ external audiences. Topics will include labor laws, outsourcing, fiscal management, and transparency. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 540 Maximizing Technology in Organizations

In this course, students explore the implications of using technology across the organization to manage product development and production, data collection and storage as well as human capital. Students focus on how technology has changed the nature of organizational data. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 550 Methods of Inquiry for Business Decisions

This course will focus on methods and resources for collection and analysis of business data. Statistical procedures, research methodology, and application to real-world scenarios will be explored. Additionally, students will learn how to apply analyses of commonly used documents such as annual reports, financial statements, performance reviews, and production reports to make sound business decisions. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 560 Assessment of Organizational Performance

This course will examine the assessment of organizational performance from a holistic perspective. Students will study the techniques of assessment for a variety of groups and individuals in the organizational setting. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on using multiple forms of performance data for strategic planning, group and individual performance enhancement, mission and goal development, and industry comparison. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 570 Tradition, Trends, Treaties, and Trade-Offs

In this course, student-leaders will transport from the world of traditional markets into conversions of trend analysis and market-driven research to navigate the macroeconomic environment in international communities. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 580 Sustainability for Future Success

This course will look at growth and sustainability strategies with a focus on current models, frameworks, and measurement systems for long-range business success. Students will develop and determine sustainable business plans for current companies looking at industry trends, consumer research, financial success, and community responsibility. Creative and innovative approaches to business sustainability will be reviewed and applied. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 585 Winds of Change

This course is designed to ascertain the impact of internal and external environmental issues (e.g., social, cultural, economic, ethical, legal, political, financial) on opportunities and risks in global marketplace. After in-depth analysis, student-leaders will determine which dynamics provide a competitive advantage.

MAOL 590 Strategic Leadership: Vision to Implementation

In this course, student-leaders will explore how successful leaders develop a vision for the future, align the organization behind that vision, and motivate people to achieve the vision. The design of effective organizations is dependent upon managing change to achieve superior performance. Students will develop plans for creating and sustaining a climate for corporate growth that adapts through strategic agility and resilience. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 595 The Leadership Perspective

In this course, student-leaders will interact with a number of corporate and community leaders who will outline their philosophies of organizational growth and define the forces that drive a competitive environment. Guest speakers will offer strategy, predictions, and secrets to leadership success. Students will research each company and prepare questions for interactive interviews. (3 credit hours)

MAOL 598 Leadership Seminar

In this course, students will design and implement a leadership project. Students will propose and implement a project that aligns with their area of interest. Projects will be approved by the instructor and should relate to the students' present or future position. (3 credit hours)

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