Organizational Management

Organizational Management Major       Management & Accounting Major

Organizational Management Major, B.A.

The Whitworth Organizational Management Program blends current organizational theory with practice, providing a one-of-a-kind educational experience for the adult who seeks to complete a bachelor’s degree while working.

Part of the Whitworth School of Business, the program is characterized by several unique features in comparison with traditional degree programs. First, the program can be completed more quickly. Students can complete a 36-semester-credit major much more quickly than the normal 24- to 30-month time span for a part-time student. Each course meets one evening per week for six weeks, with two Saturday sessions. Second, the program is offered only to a cohort of students. Simply put, this means that a group of 20 students or fewer will take the courses for the organizational management major together in sequence. Cohorts begin in August and February, subject to enrollment.

Organizational Management Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the School of Continuing Studies does not guarantee admission to the Organizational Management Degree Program. In addition to being admitted to the School of Continuing Studies prior to beginning 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 admission interview with the director of the organizational management program.
Admission Evaluation for Organizational Management Program

Admission into continuing studies does not guarantee admission into the Whitworth Organizational Management Degree Program. Final determination of admission into the organizational management program is made by the director of the program in consultation with continuing studies advisors and staff. This decision may be based on prior coursework, recommendations from prior instructors, a personal interview, business aptitude, ability to work well in a cohort-based program, and grade point average. Applicants will receive notification of their admittance status from the Whitworth School of Continuing Studies Office.

Portfolio Assessment

Students enrolled in the organizational management program who have obtained college-level knowledge through prior experience outside of the traditional college classroom may earn college credit through portfolio assessment. Designed for the adult who is self-motivated and highly skilled in analytical process, portfolio development involves knowledge assessment, documentation, third-party verification, and an understanding of college-level learning expectations. Examples of appropriate college-level learning include work-related training seminars and self-directed study. See a continuing studies advisor for details.

Organizational Management Curriculum

Each course is a prerequisite for the course that follows. A passing grade must be achieved in each course in order for a student to continue on to the next. A failing grade (F) will necessitate withdrawal from the program.

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 include graduates who are able to do the following:

  1. Engage in successful problem-solving and decision-making activities that require critical reasoning and creativity to develop sound, integrated solutions.
  2. Identify internal and external economic and financial conditions facing the organization.
  3. Demonstrate clear and persuasive verbal and written communications skills.
  4. Engage in sound self-management practices
  5. Articulate a personal code of professional ethics and formulate effective, ethical strategies to address relevant organizational issues.

Requirements for Organizational Management, B.A. (36)

SP 351Group Dynamics3
BU 352Human Behavior in Organizations3
BU 354Management of Human Resources3
BU 457Employment Laws and Regulations3
BU 356Managerial Marketing3
EC 356Applied Economic Principles3
BU 355Managerial Accounting and Finance3
CS 459Managing Technology3
SP 461Applied Cross-Cultural Communication3
BU 461Ethics in Management3
BU 458Strategic Management3
BU 353WOrganizational Development and Change3

Management & Accounting Major, B.A.

The Whitworth Management & Accounting Degree Program blends a traditional accounting curriculum with a business management core to equip the adult student with competencies in both accounting and management. This degree prepares students for careers as controllers and directors of finance in industry. 

Admission into continuing studies does not guarantee admission into the management & accounting degree program. Final determination of admission into this cohort program is made by the director of the program, in consultation with continuing studies advisors and staff. This decision is based on factors that include prior coursework, recommendations from prior instructors, a personal interview, business aptitude, ability to work well in a cohort-based program, and grade point average. Applicants will receive notification of their admittance status from the Whitworth Continuing Studies Office.
 

As part of the Whitworth School of Business, the management & accounting degree is differentiated from the traditional undergraduate accounting degree by several features, including the 150 credits required for completion. Those who hold this undergraduate degree will have met the academic requirement to take the CPA exam and will be equipped for positions in senior management. The accounting courses are offered in a 15-month series designed to maximize student retention and learning. 

The learning outcomes for the management and accounting degree are consistent with those articulated by the School of Business for all business degrees. Learning outcomes of this major prepare the student to do the following:

  1. Engage in successful problem-solving and decision-making activities that require critical thinking, reasoning and creativity to develop sound, integrated solutions.
  2. Identify internal and external economic and financial conditions facing the organization.
  3. Demonstrate clear and persuasive verbal and written communications skills.
  4. Engage in sound self-management practices.
  5. Articulate a personal code of professional ethics and formulate effective, ethical strategies to address relevant organizational issues.

Requirements for Management and Accounting Major, BA (60)

BU 357Financial Management3
BU 334Intermediate Accounting I4
BU 335Intermediate Accounting II4
BU 466WPrinciples of Auditing3
BU 336Introduction to Taxation4
BU 332Cost Accounting3
BU 240Business Law3
SP 351Group Dynamics3
BU 352Human Behavior in Organizations3
BU 354Management of Human Resources3
BU 457Employment Laws and Regulations3
BU 356Managerial Marketing3
EC 356Applied Economic Principles3
BU 355Managerial Accounting and Finance3
CS 459Managing Technology3
SP 461Applied Cross-Cultural Communication3
BU 461Ethics in Management3
BU 458Strategic Management3
BU 353WOrganizational Development and Change3
Dean

CHERYL VAWTER

Director

CHRISTIE ANDERSON