Organization Development

MBA

Whether you want to assist entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, or existing small businesses whose values and missions align with yours, Concordia University, Nebraska’s MBA in Organization Development is the program for you.

With the organization development curriculum, you will get the opportunity to work as a consultant for real companies, helping them manage their organizational goals, addressing their inefficiencies and helping them with potential marketing strategies.

Investigate alternatives for your client to solve or address their specific issues, point out and address issues that may be organizationally dysfunctional within the client’s current procedures, and present them with potential solutions including timeline for implementation, costs, and projected results.

Our MBA curriculum is specifically designed to have immediate real-world application – this means you can take what you learn in class and immediately apply it to your job. Evening courses also let you advance your education without taking time away from your current job. Our student-focused approach also gives you the support of fellow students – build a professional network and reinforce case studies as you learn with your peers.

Organization Development Program Goals

Provide students who participate in the organization development program with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence and integration of faith.

Match students with real businesses to implement an organizational development plan that benefits and enriches the company.

Help students gain consulting experience and insight into business development and organization.

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The next start date for Organization Development is Monday, Oct 23.

Organization Development MBA ConcentrationCourses

  • Total Credits 36
  • Total Courses 12
  • Course Length 8 weeks

The Organization Development MBA concentration program from Concordia University, Nebraska combines the foundational knowledge of an MBA with additional coursework developed to help give you real-world organization consulting experience.

MBA Core

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    MBA 525 Leadership And Organizational Behavior
    3
    This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group and structural behavior and concepts are presented. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of leadership and communications.
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    MBA 531 Effective Decision-Making and Communication
    3
    This course enables students to understand the theories and processes by which people construct and interpret messages that influence attitudes and events. Individual and group interactions will explore the decision-making process within organizations. Students will reflect about the purpose and effects of decisions made in business, and examine the proper way to communicate these decisions.
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    MBA 550 Strategic Marketing
    3
    This course will focus on the development of decision-making skills for both effective and efficient marketing. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of marketing in strategic planning and the critical process components in the development of effective marketing strategies. Topics will include market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
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    MBA 505 Ethical And Legal Environment Of Business
    3
    This course equips business leaders to analyze their own ethical philosophies and those of others in a diverse and global business environment and to apply those philosophies in creating proactive ethics programs and solving ethical issues in their organizations. Included in the course is a study of different ethical models being applied in the modern business environment of the global community and the challenges faced by Christians in this morally diverse environment. This course also introduces students to important legal challenges they will face in leadership roles in business organizations and how they should analyze relevant variables in those areas to make wise decisions. Areas such as the civil litigation process, contract law, torts, and employment law will be discussed to aid in the analysis of the ethical and legal environment of businesses.
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    MBA 513 Accounting: Financial Analysis For Decision-Making
    3
    This course studies the use of internal accounting systems for decision-making and control. Topics include the nature of costs, organizational architecture, responsibility accounting, budgeting, cost allocation theory and practices, and management accounting in a changing environment.
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    MBA 551 Operations Management
    3
    This course focuses on operations in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing logistics to promote efficiency and overall quality. Topics include production planning, inventory management, statistical process control, project management, product design and lean manufacturing.
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    MBA 530 Corporate Finance
    3
    This course studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning.
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    MBA 508 Innovation and Business Model Generation in a Digital Age
    3
    This course will look at cutting-edge theories and practices in the areas of design thinking, complex problem solving, new types of innovation models, perceptual mapping in marketing research, and generating new business models for early stage companies and corporate intrapreneurship. In looking at design thinking, students will be equipped to examine discontinuities in underserved markets and uncover opportunities ripe for exploitation. Innovation will be explored through cases from the perspectives of product manufacturers, service providers and prospective customers.

Organization Development Concentration

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    MBA 660 Entrepreneur Development
    3
    This course is required for Concordia University MBA Students who are participating in the MBA Organization Development Clinic where a client of the clinic is an Entrepreneur who is requesting assistance in the development of a Business Plan to submit to potential investors. This is an eight-week course where the Entrepreneur client meets with the students enrolled in this course during the Week One class session to discuss the idea for the potential business, the reasoning behind the idea, and objectives for the students to meet in the course. Each student spends 100 documented hours working for the Entrepreneur client under the guidance of both the MBA Instructor assigned to that course and the Entrepreneur Client. During the final class session, the students will submit a written document to the Entrepreneur Client that addresses the objectives provided and will conduct an oral presentation to the Entrepreneur Client.
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    MBA 662 Nonprofit Organization Development
    3
    This course is required for Concordia University MBA Students who are participating in the MBA Organization Development Clinic where a client of the clinic is an existing Nonprofit Organization that is requesting assistance in the development of a Marketing Plan to increase donor or volunteers, Planning of a Promotional Event, or Development of a Training Program for volunteers. This is an eight-week course where the Nonprofit Organization client meets with the students enrolled in this course during the Week One class session to discuss the mission, vision and services provided, the current needs for the organization, and the objectives for the students to meet in the course that can address those needs. Each student spends 100 documented hours working for the Nonprofit Organization client under the guidance of both the MBA Instructor assigned to that course and the Nonprofit Organization client. During the final class session, the students will submit a written document to the Nonprofit Organization client that addresses the objectives provided also will conduct an oral presentation to the client presenting their findings.
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    MBA 664 Small Business Development
    3
    This course is required for Concordia University MBA Students who are participating in the MBA Organization Development Clinic where a client of the clinic is an existing Small Business that is requesting assistance in the development of a Marketing Plan to increase sales, Assessment of Operation Efficiency, or Development of a Sales Training Program for Employees. This is an eight-week course where the Small Business client meets with the students enrolled in this course during the Week One class session to discuss the mission, vision and services provided, the current needs for the organization, and the objectives for the students to meet in the course that can address those needs. Each student spends 100 documented hours working for the Small Business client under the guidance of both the MBA Instructor assigned to that course and the Small Business client. During the final class session, the students will submit a written document to the Small Business client that addresses the objectives provided also will conduct an oral presentation to the client presenting their findings.

MBA Capstone

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    MBA 690 Strategic Management
    3
    This course is a culminating MBA degree course. Managers in today’s business environment must adapt and evolve to meet the technological and global pace of business. This course will provide the manager with the tools to successfully evaluate the internal and external environment and develop a strategic plan that is aligned with the goals of the organization and the needs of the market. Focus will be placed on the formation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans through a balance of readings, class discussion, case analysis and simulations. Students’ achievement of the MBA Program Goals will be measured.

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