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Organizational Management

Is an online associate degree in Organizational Management right for me?

If you’re interested in developing the skills you need to be an effective leader and manager in virtually any area of business you choose, then yes! Now might be the perfect time to start pursuing an Associate of Science in Organizational Management.  

Thinking about earning a college degree but wonder how you will juggle work and family demands on a limited budget? HU’s fully online Organizational Management program, designed specifically to help you finish your degree around a busy schedule, may be the perfect solution. Our five-week online courses let you focus on your studies — and the next step in your career.

Why study Organizational Management at Huntington University?

  • Workers with associate degrees have lower unemployment rates and higher incomes than those with high school diplomas or only “some college.”
  • No prior college experience is necessary to start our program.
  • You can complete your degree without giving up your current job — or valuable family time!
  • Learn leadership principles rooted in Christian faith.
  • Develop excellent interpersonal skills, understand human behavior and learn how to develop credibility with colleagues and employees.
  • Lay the groundwork for your future bachelor’s degree.

After Graduation

With an Associate of Science in Organizational Management, you’re well on your way to a variety of expanded opportunities, complete with potential salary increases and greater responsibilities. Think management roles in nearly any industry you can imagine, including community services, government agencies, and health services. Or you can take your career to the next level with a bachelor’s degree.

There’s so much more we could tell you about Huntington University.

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Earn your degree through engaging online courses.

Huntington University specializes in creating a supportive online learning environment for busy adults. You’ll earn the same degree as traditional college students but with the convenience of completing weekly courses around your schedule.

HU’s Associate of Science in Organizational Management engages students in problem solving and creative thinking. You’ll develop new business tools and gain systematic approaches essential in today's dynamic and rapidly-changing business environment.

A Degree of Integrity

Our degree programs are built on Christian principles and enriched with our broad curriculum in the liberal arts. Your professors will help you integrate academic excellence with your Christian faith. If you want to connect with fellow students and faculty mentors in meaningful ways, all while gaining the professional competence you need, Huntington University is where you belong.

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Organizational Management Courses

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OM 116 Business Math
( 3 credits )

A study of basic mathematical concepts and their applications to business is the purpose of this course. Topics include markups, comparative analyses of income statements, depreciation methods, allocation of expenses, simple and compound interest, present value and depreciation.

OM 201 Diversity in the Workplace
( 3 credits )

This course is designed, through lecture and discussion, to examine the various elements that create differences within society and the workplace. Also to be examined will be the current legalities regarding diversity in the workplace and how to interface with employers that will enable them to work effectively in a diverse world.

OM 202 Small Business Management
( 3 credits )

This is a course about starting and operating a small business. Topics include facts about small business, essential management skills, preparation of a business plan, financial needs, marketing strategies and legal issues.

OM 204 Personal Finance
( 3 credits )

This course provides an overview of all aspects of personal financial management, including budgeting, retirement planning, life and health insurance, income taxation, auto and real estate transactions, estate planning and personal fixed income and equity investment management.

OM 205 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
( 3 credits )

This course provides students with an understanding of the entrepreneurial process from a historical and research perspective, provides an overview of the business plan formulation, examines alternative financing mechanisms and provides technical skills for managing and growing and ending new ventures. The course provides background information needed to help students develop an entrepreneurial way of thinking and addressing problems.

OM 207 Introduction to Supervision
( 3 credits )

This supervision course will provide the skills and knowledge base needed to become supervisors in today's changing work environment. The course avoids using confusing terminology or multiple perspectives, instead presenting the tools that are clearly most appropriate for the task at hand. Change in the workplace and the world at large, constantly present supervisors with new challenges. This course prepares supervisors to successfully address these demands.

OM 211 Principles of Macroeconomics
( 3 credits )

This course will use a topical approach to address economic concerns in society, such as poverty, the environment, health care and prescription drug markets, Social Security, outsourcing, etc. Students will be introduced to macroeconomic issues which will increase public policy awareness and knowledge for more effective citizenship.

OM 213 Foundations of Management
( 3 credits )

Through real world references provided by the text, videos, and current management related articles, students will be introduced to management concepts and practices. This course will address the key management process components of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; and will do so with a contextual focus of current key management challenges, including international management, ethical considerations, employee motivation, value creation, and supply chains.

OM 215 Communication in Organizations
( 3 credits )

This course investigates the role of communication in creating a productive organizational environment. It aids students in developing or strengthening their communication skills by focusing on interpersonal, group and presentation skills.

OM 217 Principles of Microeconomics
( 3 credits )

Students are exposed to the principles of economics as they need to be understood and utilized by managers and supervisors in all fields. The globalization of our economy and possible actions affecting economy in all organizations will be included.

OM 223 Introduction to Computer Applications
( 3 credits )

Introduction to Computer Applications introduces fundamental computing concepts and terminology applicable for today's business world. Topics will include terminology, issues in computer usage and ethical practice. Students will complete hands on introductory software assignments using the Windows operating system, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and an Internet browser. Students will apply their computing concepts and software skills to a real-world project.

OM 231 Introduction to Research
( 3 credits )

This course will introduce the language of research, ethical research principles, challenges in research, and elements of the research process. This course will also focus on the analytical techniques used in research. Topics may include the anatomy of the experimental method, characteristics of variables, data analysis techniques, reliability and validity considerations, sources of experimental error, data analysis techniques, APA scholarly writing, and ethical issues in research.

OM 233 Computer Information Systems
( 3 credits )

This course examines the role of information processing in an organization, including information processing applications, computer hardware and software, internal data representation, stored program concepts, systems and programming design, flowcharting and data communications. Reviews the history of computers, the social impact of computers and computer security.

OM 243 Introduction to Marketing
( 3 credits )

Students in this course will investigate marketing topics that include the marketing concept, marketing research, consumer behavior, the product life cycle, distribution, advertising, public relations and social responsibilities of marketers. Students will examine marketing from the consumers and organization's perspective and applications to global markets and other business disciplines.

OM 253 Human Resource Administration
( 3 credits )

Students will explore recruiting and selection, effective use and development of job descriptions, performance management, compensation and benefits and labor relations in the effective management of human resources. Special attention is given to all the employment laws involved in these various functions. This course delivers the impact of effective human resource management.

OM 283 Business Case Study
( 3 credits )

An in-depth study is made as students apply previous learning in business principles to a culminating business case study.

OM 303 Organizational Culture and Behavior
( 3 credits )

A study of culture and how it affects an organization, including the behavior of employees and those the organization serves. This course will discuss the components of a healthy organizational culture as well as toxic culture, including what actions and behaviors can help in ensuring a healthy culture exist and what steps can be taken to reverse a toxic culture within an organization.

OM 323 Statistics for Managers
( 3 credits )

An introduction to research and its tools provides students with specific emphasis upon helping the student complete business research and understand managerial decision-making. Content will include statistical methods, database development, research methods and analysis of a problem or opportunity suitable for a business research topic.
Prerequisite: OM 116 or its equivalent

OM 334 Issues in Management
( 3 credits )

This course will introduce students to management issues as they are applied to both formal and informal organizations. The course seeks to develop a deeper understanding of key issues facing current and future leaders such as innovation, the value of groups and teams, behavior and social responsibility.

OM 351 Business Law
( 3 credits )

Students will explore legal rights and obligations arising out of common business transactions. Fundamental principles of the law of contracts, negotiable instruments, agency bailment, sales and partnerships are examined.

OM 353 Ethics in the Workplace
( 3 credits )

This course surveys ethical issues confronting business in the context of personal worldview. Students are asked to examine personal values and formulate strategies to improve management accountability, respect for human rights and how to lead a responsible lifestyle in today's world.

OM 400 Global Business Experience
( 3 credits )

This course introduces students to the world of international business through study and international travel. The course examines cross-cultural differences in business practices. Among the topics covered are the differences in management styles, multiculturalism, international negotiations, as well as international human resource issues, social responsibility and ethics in a global context. This course is designed to enhance the student's international and global expertise through case studies, international travel opportunities and classroom/online discussions.
Prerequisites: OM 213 and 217

OM 413 Managerial Accounting
( 3 credits )

This course provides students with an overview of the acquisition, analysis and reporting of financial information, including a study of income statements, balance sheets, cash flow budgets, changes in financial position and ratio analysis. Emphasis is on reading and understanding accounting documents rather than on their preparation.
Prerequisites: OM 116 and ACX 241

OM 421 Managerial Finance
( 3 credits )

Students explore the financial tools available for planning and analysis, as well as how those tools are utilized to manage cash flows and financial resources and to evaluate future investment opportunities. Three primary topics in corporate finance will be developed. These topics include the importance of short-term finance for current operations, the use of capital budgeting tools for investment analysis and the foundation of long-term finance for defining the organization's cost of capital and optimal capital structure.

OM 433 Operations Management
( 3 credits )

This course analyzes the performance of managerial activities required in selecting, designing, operating and controlling productive manufacturing and service systems. Special emphasis is given to the discussion of managerial tools needed to assess system efficiency and effectiveness.

OM 438 Strategic Planning
( 3 credits )

Students are introduced to various management planning models and techniques and apply these to business cases. The concepts of strategic planning and strategic management are emphasized. Students are focused on the concept of thinking through the desired result before an activity or related series of activities is started. The student is asked to think about planning in whole organizations as well as in units of organizations. Planning starts from a mission. Every organization has a mission, even if it is not written down or no one in the organization can clearly articulate it.

OM 450 Business Capstone
( 3 credits )

As a capstone course, students will demonstrate their mastery of their learning by addressing a real business organizational issue. The outcome will include a theses-type written report and oral presentation demonstrating individual competence.
Prerequisite: Senior standing

OM 490 Independent Study
(1 to 4 credits )

A study of various aspects of organizational management, the subject area of which will be determined by the instructor according to student interest.
Prerequisite: Consent