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Bachelor of Arts In
Organizational Management

Overview:

  • Six-week classes meet one night each week, 6-10 p.m., and usually two full Saturdays during the course.
  • Your books are provided free of charge and are delivered to you the first night of class.
  • Learn to manage organizational development and change effectively and strategically.
  • Address ethical and cross-cultural issues that influence how business is done.
  • Understand how Christian ethics and values can influence and shape organizational strategies and operations.
  • Prior-learning assessment portfolio is available.

Degree Snapshot

Format
Evening, six-week courses (with occasional Saturdays)
Locations
North Spokane, U-District
Application Deadline
Four weeks prior to start date (view course schedule)
Cost per Credit
$540 for the 2016-17 academic year
Books and related course materials are provided free of charge.
Financial aid is available.
Average Completion Time
Transferring with A.A. degree: 2-2 1/2 yrs
New students with no transfer credits: 4-5 yrs
  • Program Details

    Whitworth's B.A. in Organizational Management Program is a management-degree program that provides practical knowledge built on the latest management and leadership theories. Focus on what you need to know as a mid- to high-level manager. Become prepared for success in the business world, as you learn to integrate professional skills with your own faith-based values and ethics. Whitworth's organizational management program offers the perfect blend of theory and practice, taught by faculty who have years of professional experience.

    Highlights

    • Six-week classes meet one night each week, 6-10 p.m., and usually two full Saturdays during the course.
    • Your books are provided free of charge and are delivered to you the first night of class.
    • Learn to manage organizational development and change effectively and strategically.
    • Address ethical and cross-cultural issues that influence how business is done.
    • Understand how Christian ethics and values can influence and shape organizational strategies and operations.
    • Prior-learning assessment portfolio is available.

    Cohort Format

    Whitworth's Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management Program is offered in a cohort format. Simply put, this means you'll be part of a small group (approximately 20 students) who take the cohort curriculum in sequence, one course at a time, and complete the major together. Because student groups stay together throughout the program, they develop a stronger sense of community and collaborative learning, while instructors build upon a knowledge base that increases with each successive course.

    Prior Learning Portfolio

    If you've obtained knowledge through experience outside of the traditional classroom, you may earn up to 32 semester credits toward your degree through portfolio assessment. Examples of appropriate college-level learning might be work-related training seminars or self-directed study. For more details about portfolio credit, please speak with an advisor in the School of Continuing Studies.

  • Degree Requirements

    The organizational management curriculum prepares you to be an effective leader in any organization. Throughout the program, you'll gain competitive skills, qualifications, and professional experience that can enhance your employability.

    Organizational Management Program Admission Requirements

    Admission to the School of Continuing Studies does not guarantee admission into the organizational management degree program. In addition to being admitted to the School of Continuing Studies, prior to starting the organizational management major, students must:

    • Complete a minimum of 60 semester credits, either by transfer or at Whitworth, with a grade-point average of 2.0 or above;
    • Provide a current résumé; and
    • Complete an interview with the director of the organizational management program.

    Learning Objectives

    The learning outcomes for the organizational management degree are consistent with those articulated by the Whitworth School of Business for all business degrees. Learning outcomes of this major prepare you to…

    • engage in successful problem-solving and decision-making activities that require critical reasoning and creativity to develop sound, integrated solutions;
    • identify internal and external economic and financial conditions facing the organization;
    • demonstrate clear and persuasive verbal and written communications skills;
    • engage in sound self-management practices;
    • articulate a personal code of professional ethics and formulate effective, ethical strategies to address relevant organizational issues.

    Organizational Management Major - 36 credits

    Courses for the major may be completed in just 18 months. Time to degree completion varies, depending on course load and transfer credits. Call us to speak with one of our academic advisors and receive a complimentary transcript evaluation.

    SP 351 Group Dynamics 3 credits
    BU 352 Human Behavior In Organizations 3 credits
    BU 354 Management of Human Resources 3 credits
    BU 457 Employment Laws and Regulations 3 credits
    BU 356 Managerial Marketing 3 credits
    EC 356 Applied Economic Principles 3 credits
    BU 355 Managerial Accounting & Finance 3 credits
    CS 459 Managing Technology 3 credits
    BU 460 Applied Cross-Cultural Communication 3 credits
    BU 461 Ethics in Management 3 credits
    BU 458 Strategic Management 3 credits
    BU 353W Organizational Development and Change 3 credits

    General Education Requirements & Electives

    All adult education programs from Whitworth must include general education and elective coursework to complete degree requirements. Some of the requirements may be met by courses offered in the major. Check with an advisor for details.

    Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate - 126 credits

    Total credits needed at Whitworth will vary depending on credits transferred from other institutions and/or earned on college-level examinations. Organizational management students may also prepare a learning portfolio to qualify for additional credits.

  • What type of Job Can I get?

    Strong management skills are necessary in all work environments. Whether you're pursuing your bachelor's degree in order to advance your career or finish what you started long ago – or if you're ready for a career change, earning your degree from Whitworth can move you forward.

    Many graduates from our organizational management program are promoted due to their pursuit and completion of their bachelor's degree; others obtain high-level positions in new organizations upon graduation from our program.

    See Some of the Jobs our Graduates Hold
    operations directorbusiness manager
    claims adjusterhealthcare manager
    site supervisorquality analyst
    marketing directorhuman resource manager
    credit underwriting specialistveterans program administrator
    technical support leadrisk management
  • Where our students work

    Whitworth's organizational management program is highly regarded throughout the Northwest for preparing individuals with professional, real-world experience. Our graduates work in a variety of industries and respected companies, including…

    Where Our Students Work
    AvistaSpokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU)
    Red Lion Hotels CorporationGroup Health
    Premera Blue CrossJubilant Hollister-Stier Laboratories
    Guardian Life InsuranceUmpqua Bank
    Providence HealthcareGarco Construction
    Safeway, Inc.Northwest Farm Credit Services
    Empire Airlines, Inc.Pitney Bowes, Inc.
    K&N Electric 

OUR MISSION

Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.

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