Courses

Program Requirements (45 units)

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. The course includes a summary of core topics to be covered in the IOP program such as: principles of social psychology, teams, job analysis, motivation, decision-making, performance, culture, and justice. (3 units; Fall)

IOP503-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/03/2019 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 191
IOP503-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/08/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

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 investigates leadership principles and practices to create learning opportunities through experience. (3 units; Fall)

IOP509-A
Iverson, Nathan David
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 192
IOP509-A
Iverson, Nathan David
09/08/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

IOP523 Teams in Organizations

This course builds on themes covered in Social Psychology to dig deeper into the antecedents and underlying factors of team success. Students will learn from case studies, recommendations from the literature, and a summarized application of the content to business leaders. Prerequisites: IOP 503 and IOP 529. (3 units; Summer)

IOP523-A
Miller, Shondi R.
05/04/2020 Th 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 191

IOP529 Social Psychology

The course exposes students to advanced concepts of human thought and behavior in groups. Concepts such as social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, leadership, social influence, interpersonal perception, attraction, altruism, and group dynamics may be covered in this course. Students will apply these theoretical concepts through research and practice. (3 units; Spring)

IOP529-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
01/13/2020 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex 245
IOP529-A
STAFF, STAFF
06/29/2020 Th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex 190

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
01/13/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 192

IOP539 Work Motivation

This course presents the conditions and environmental influencers of human behavior in the workplace. Together, students will work through personal strategies for raising their own motivation and applying those concepts to an organizational context. (3 units; Summer)

IOP539-A
Abramian, Alex
05/04/2020 T 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 191

IOP553 ResrchMthds and StatstclAnalysis

This course introduces students to descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, probability, statistical vs. clinical significance, effect size, and power. Investigates methods to appropriately analyze and interpret data in the context of work. (3 units; Spring)

IOP553-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM BUS 209

IOP559 Learning and On-the-Job Dvlpmnt

In this course, students develop a training deliverable grounded in modern learning theory, principles of adult learning theory, and conditioning principles for the purpose of influencing performance behaviors among employees. Students tie their trainings to the existing literature and design an assessment system for their project. (3 units; Summer)

IOP559-A
Tadjbakhsh, Nazanin
05/04/2020 W 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM James Complex 192

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-B
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 245
IOP563-A
Bishop, Mike D.
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 189
IOP563-A
Bishop, Mike D.
09/08/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
IOP563-B
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/08/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

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
09/03/2019 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 245
IOP569-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/08/2020 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA

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
09/03/2019 W 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 192
IOP573-A
Iverson, Nathan David
09/08/2020 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA

IOP579 Prgrm Eval and Orgnztnl Consltng

This course invites students to consider and apply their course material from throughout the IOP program, creating a consulting toolkit. As a cumulative course, this class integrates the principles of psychology, business, and statistics providing an opportunity for students to refine their professional acumen. (3 units; Spring)

IOP579-A
Miller, Shondi R.
01/13/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 192

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
01/13/2020 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106

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
01/13/2020 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 356
IOP593-B
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
01/13/2020 F 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM James Complex 190

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-B
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 245
IOP563-A
Bishop, Mike D.
09/03/2019 M 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM James Complex 189
IOP563-A
Bishop, Mike D.
09/08/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
IOP563-B
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/08/2020 M 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM TBA

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-C
Lainson, Douglas L.
09/03/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 123
BUS503-B
Hove, Tad A.
09/03/2019 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 202
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
01/06/2020 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
05/04/2020 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS503-A
Hove, Tad A.
08/31/2020 Sa 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-B
Lainson, Douglas L.
08/31/2020 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; Spring)

BUS520-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
01/06/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS520-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
01/06/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251

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: ACC 250. (3 units; Fall/Summer)

BUS539-B
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 204
BUS539-D
George, Kenneth B.
10/28/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS539-C
Harrison, Adele L.
11/23/2019 Th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM BUS 253
BUS539-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
06/29/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS539-A
Harrison, Adele L.
11/21/2020 Th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM BUS 253
BUS539-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
10/26/2020 Th 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
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/06/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
05/04/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
08/31/2020 Th 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; Summer)

BUS548-B
Hove, Tad A.
06/29/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS548-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251

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)