Courses

Core Requirements

IOP503 Indstrl Orgnztnl Psych and Behvr

This course provides an overview of the impact individuals, groups, and structures have on human behavior within organizations, while also providing an introduction to literature in sociology, psychology, communication, and management. Topics include: individual differences, leadership, work motivation, perception, communication, decision making, power and politics, group development, performance, individual and work team effectiveness, conflict, organizational culture, organizational systems theory, and workplace diversity. (3 units; Fall)

IOP503-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/04/2018 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Yeager Center B219

IOP509 Ldrshp Dvlpmnt and Change Mngmnt

Emphasis is on developing self as an agent for change with opportunities given to practice and develop self as an agent for influence. This course examines the basic concepts, theories, nature, and practices of leadership and leadership behavior. Reflection, developmental conversations, and introspection will take place. Systemic approaches to leadership in the context of organizational culture and interpersonal factors such as leadership ethics, purpose, motivation, power, and communication are covered. (3 units; Fall)

IOP509-A
Iverson, Nathan David
09/04/2018 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Building 36 36A2

IOP523 Teams in Organizations

Introduces theoretical frameworks on leadership and team development. Highlights cutting-edge tools and practices for selecting and developing leadership capacity within organizational settings, as well as the interpersonal and structural dynamics that characterize effective groups. Prerequisite: IOP503. (3 units; Summer)

IOP523-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
05/06/2019 Th 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

IOP529 Social Psychology

Examines the social basis of behavior, exploring the major theories, concepts, and research topics in social psychology. Studies the social and interpersonal determinants and consequences of individual behavior, with special reference to social dynamics that shape attitudes, emotions, perception, and behavior. Topics may include social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, leadership, social influence, interpersonal perception, attraction, altruism, and group dynamics. (3 units; Spring)

IOP529-B
Iverson, Nathan David
01/09/2019 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Health Science Campus A013
IOP529-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
01/07/2019 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex 191

IOP533 Job Analyses and Prfrmnc Apprsl

This course includes the theories and techniques used to generate information about what is involved in performing a job or task, the physical and social context of this performance, and the attributes needed by an incumbent for such performance. Additionally, this course covers performance appraisal and feedback systems which meet organizational needs while enhancing worker motivation. (3 units; Spring)

IOP533-A
Iverson, Nathan David
01/07/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253

IOP539 Work Motivation

This course unpacks the conditions and environment influences on human behavior in the workplace looking into personal strategies for successfully navigating the challenges of work and life. Together, we explore motivation theory, research, and practice with attention placed on the implications for individuals, the groups to which they belong, and the organizations where they work. (3 units; Summer)

IOP539-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

IOP553 ResrchMthds and StatstclAnalysis

Introduces students to descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, probability, statistical vs. clinical significance, effect size, and power. Overviews analytical strategies including tests of mean differences, analysis of variance, correlation, linear prediction, and non-parametric statistics. Emphasis given to both conceptual understanding and application in SPSS and Excel computer software. Highlights consideration of research questions and assumptions of tests in order to appropriately analyze and interpret data in the context of work. (3 units; Spring)

IOP553-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
01/07/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Yeager Center B113

IOP559 Learning and On-the-Job Dvlpmnt

This course includes tools and methods used to develop effective learning systems within organizational contexts. Also covers foundational theory in learning and training, curriculum and course development, and impact assessment. Explores strategies for utilizing on-the-job experiences as rich developmental opportunities, along with strategic implications of leadership development for the organization. (3 units; Summer)

IOP559-A
Iverson, Nathan David
05/06/2019 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

IOP563 Special Topics

This course is designed to be an in-depth seminar on a selected topic within Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Course is repeatable for a total of fifteen units with a change of topic. (3 units; Fall)

IOP563-A
Bishop, Mike D.
09/04/2018 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203

IOP569 Prsnnl Rcrtmnt,Selectn andPlcmnt

Explores themes of organizational justice and equity in the selection of employees to organizations. Legal and societal tensions that affect selection, placement, and classification are covered. This course also explores the theories and statistics involved in the effective matching of individual needs, preferences, knowledge, skills, and abilities with the needs and preferences of organizations. Recruitment strategies for raising organizational equity are also examined. (3 units; Fall)

IOP569-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/04/2018 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM Building 36 36A1

IOP573 Statstcl Tools for Busns Applctn

This course is designed to provide students with the practical skills and information they will need to apply their knowledge of research and statistics in organizational settings. Topics include: developing or identifying assessments based on organizational needs, administering employee surveys, analyzing data, visualizing data, and using data to inform talent management strategy. Prerequisite: IOP553. (3 units; Fall)

IOP573-A
Iverson, Nathan David
09/04/2018 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Building 36 36A2

IOP579 Prgrm Eval and Orgnztnl Consltng

Covers the major models and methods for evaluating the effects of intervention packages or programs on groups and organizations. Emphasizes procedures that the consulting psychologist may use to set goals and objectives, document services, evaluate outcomes, perform cost/benefit analysis, and strategically improve organizational process and/or product. A draft of the Master's Project is completed in this course. (3 units; Spring)

IOP579-A
Bishop, Mike D.
01/07/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 245

IOP583 Cross-Cultural Communication

Explores global perspectives of approaching the world of work. Based on measurable differences between cultures, we discover strategic approaches to the world of business and psychology, considering how they may vary from culture to culture. An emphasis will be placed on the inputs, processes, outputs model applied to social interactions. (3 units; Spring)

IOP583-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
01/07/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251

IOP593 Practicum

Students interact in peer-coaching conversations to help capture lessons learned in their places of work. The course is based on student-driven work opportunities, performance goals, and developmental growth. (3 units; Spring)

IOP593-A
Iverson, Nathan David
01/07/2019 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 052
IOP593-B
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
01/07/2019 F 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 356

Electives

Choose 3 units from the following courses:

IOP563 Special Topics

This course is designed to be an in-depth seminar on a selected topic within Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Course is repeatable for a total of fifteen units with a change of topic. (3 units; Fall)

IOP563-A
Bishop, Mike D.
09/04/2018 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203

BUS503 Foundations of Management

A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)

BUS503-B
Hove, Tad A.
09/04/2018 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS503-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/04/2018 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS503-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
01/07/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/03/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS
BUS503-B
Hove, Tad A.
09/03/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS520 Managerial Ethics

This course covers ethical reasoning based on biblical principles as it applies to business situations. Specific topics include the legal environment, corporate social responsibility, bribery, affirmative action, cultural diversity, dispute resolution, consumer protection, employee rights, deception, advertising ethics, product safety, environment protection, and economic justice. The course develops an awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: BUS 358 or BUS 503. (3 units)

BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/04/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS520-A
Vanderslice, Gaynell
05/06/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS539 Financial Management

The course focuses on the application and development of management decision making and problem solving skills in the financial area. Specific topics of discussion include financial statement analysis, credit and operational risk, financial planning and budgeting, asset valuation, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting, and firm valuation from a value-based management and corporate governance perspective. Prerequisite: ACC250. (3 units)

BUS539-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
BUS539-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/07/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS539-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/06/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS545 Global Business Management

This course focuses on management perspectives, economics, finance, culture, politics, legal, and organizational issues associated with international business operations. Course materials address business strategies, enterprise management alternatives, political and economics relations, comparative national systems, and the global economy. (3 units)

BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/04/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS545-B
Assaf, Raef J
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/07/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
05/06/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS545-B
Ortiz, Mandy H.
05/06/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS545-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS548 Strategy and Decision Making

This course is designed to develop the skills and analytical tools to build a strategic framework to align with organizational objectives. Quantitative tools, including decision models, game theory, and statistical analysis will be employed, and coupled with qualitative techniques, to examine critical business problems and develop and implement practical solutions. Insights from behavioral economics will offer an innovative approach to the managerial decision-making process and improve business performance. (3 units)

BUS548-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS548-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/04/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 103
BUS548-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS548-B
Scott, Andrea D.G.
07/01/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS548-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

LDR525 BiblicalPerspectivesOnSocialChng

This course examines the theological foundations for social transformation and evaluates historical and current thinking and practice on the relationship between the Church and social problems. Students will evaluate institutional and individual influence on society as well as theories and practices of social change. (3 units)