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Leadership within organizations necessitates virtuous men and women, grounded in their faith who can empathize with employee needs. Young leaders must expand their perspective through a diverse pool of knowledge and skills to succeed amid ever-evolving corporate structures. The Business Department’s philosophy is to integrate Christ-centered ethics into organizational leadership courses whilst also developing strong business acumen among students.

Students completing the Bachelors of Science in Business Organizational Leadership program at Central Christian College of Kansas find themselves prepared for a wide range of managerial positions. Leadership professionals deliver impactful leadership skills in the fields of business, healthcare, human resources, and more. Organizational Leadership is on the rise with job opportunities expected to rise by 10% to 20% by 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Central Christian College of Kansas and its faculty are dedicated to preparing young leaders as they attain an understanding of genuine leadership and an appreciation for the free market.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Sales Managers – $117,960*
  • Human Resource Manager – $106,910*
  • Training and Development Manager – $105,830*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

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Organizational Leadership Core (47 Credits)

BS-AC 120 Basic Accounting (3)
BS-EC 210 Survey of Economics (3)
BS-CP 235 Computer Application in Business (3)
BS-MG 311 Advanced Professional Communication (3)
BS-MG 351 Principles of Management (3)
BS-MG 355 Organizational Behavior (3)
BS-MG 356 Human Resource Management (3)
BS-MG 357 Business Law (3)
BS-MG 363 Professional Ethics (3)
SS-PY 211 Leadership Development (3)
SS-PY 320 Social Psychology (3)
SS-PY 200 Stress Management (3)
BS-MG 451 Strategic Management [Capstone] (3)
Upper Division Elective (9)

 

Bachelor of Science in Business: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
= 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 47 Credits – Organizational Leadership Core
  • 30 Credits – Open Electives

Mind

  • Evaluate knowledge in business, management, and accounting principles while developing unique and creative solutions to business-related challenges and operations.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while conducting appropriate research.
  • Summarize the contributions of business and economics historically and within contemporary culture.

Heart

  • Collaborate with those from diverse cultures and differing worldviews as an effective member of a team.
  • Structure business practices to ascertain industry opportunities while exercising social responsibility at the local, national and global levels.
  • Justify the responsibility that a business has to all stakeholders and engage society as ethical and productive citizens.

Soul

  • Integrate ethical reasoning and worldview to decision-making and business practices.
  • Evaluate business-related theories in practices from an evangelical Christian perspective.
  • Articulate and defend the role of Christian character in personal and professional dealings.

Strength

  • Express thoughts, ideas, and findings effectively, utilizing multiple mediums of communication.
  • Facilitate the effective use of organizational resources, i.e. human, physical, and financial, while practicing appropriate Biblical stewardship.
  • Practice appropriate professional appearance and behavior as a professional identity is developed.

Anyone interested in business is encouraged to join Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). Monthly meetings include special speakers and tours. Student leaders develop annual projects conducted by the organization. In the spring, members have an opportunity to demonstrate their business skills at the Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference (SLC). Central students typically win 35-40 awards at this conference. Central Christian College of Kansas state winners participate and place regularly at the PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at various sites across the nation.

Students in the Business Department have the opportunity to join the lifetime society of Sigma Beta Delta (SBD). As one of the leading prestigious business honor societies their focus is on wisdom, honor, and aspirations.

Membership in Central’s chapter of SBD is reserved for the most distinguished of the departments students. Established in 2016, the chapter inducts 2-5 students each spring.

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The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

Topics include staffing, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, employee rights, and unionization. Contemporary issues include quality of work-life and legal environment.

This course includes in-depth discussion of current communication topics including workplace diversity, technology, correspondence applications, proposals, business plans, visual aids, teamwork, interpersonal communications, listening, nonverbal messages, presentation skills, and employment communication. Positive, neutral, goodwill, negative, and persuasive letters will be prepared.

This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict, and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure.

Business law studies the history, background, sources, and influences of our modern day law as it pertains to the business activities of individuals, corporations, and other legal entities. As a part of this module, particular emphasis will be placed upon the laws governing contracts, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency, partnerships, and corporations. Today’s managers need to understand the basic legal concepts to avoid costly courtroom problems and other legal issues.

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision making.

This is the final capstone course including  Accounting, Management,  Entrepreneurship, Risk Management, and Organizational Leadership. A case method approach is used involving topics such as strategic planning, policy, and ethics, among others. Group work, class presentation, discussion, and participation are expected. This course is designed to be taken after the student has completed the business core.

FACULTY

Heath Whitehouse

Chair of Business Division
heath.whitehouse@centralchristian.edu

Dr. Enrique Barreiro

Chair of Masters Program in Strategic Leadership
enrique.barreiro@centralchristian.edu

Dr. David Ferrell

Business Instructor
david.ferrell@centralchristian.edu
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