Bachelor of Science in Management (GOAL)

Overview

The GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) program gives adult learners the opportunity to earn a B.S. in Management or a B.S. in Quality Management (click here for QMD description), while maintaining their family and career responsibilities.

GOAL is specifically designed for adult learners who desire to complete their four-year degree while continuing full-time life responsibilities. With convenient scheduling, current technology and outstanding conventional classroom instruction, Grace offers the faculty, courses and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality.

Practical learning is key to Grace College's GOAL program. Check out WNDU's coverage of one of our GOAL class' events.

These bachelor degrees serve those who have interrupted their higher education for work, family or other commitments. Building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences equivalent to about two years of college, the GOAL degree can be completed in 16 months.

*Ivy Tech State College, Ancilla College, Schoolcraft College and Grace Weber School graduates are eligible to receive a scholarship worth $100 per credit hour! For more information, please click here to contact our GOAL Admissions team.

Strengths:
  • Convenient schedule with each course meeting one night per week for five weeks or for two day-long Saturday sessions.
  • Adult assessment replaces traditional examinations.
  • The final two years of your college program is completed in 16 months.
  • GOAL is priced substantially below most degree completion programs.
  • Outstanding and understanding faculty, who are geared toward teaching adults.

 

Below are schedules of study for the upcoming cohorts who are seeking the B.S. in Management degree.

GOAL Schedule of Study - Fall 2015

GOAL Schedule of Study - Spring 2016

For more information concerning the B.S. in Quality Management degree, please click here.

The B.S. in Management degree is also offered online.

 

If you would like to visit campus or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Phone: (574) 372-5100, ext. 6340
Email: goal@grace.edu

Courses

Several courses in this major:

GOL 3000 Adult Learner and Portfolio Instruction

In this course, we will examine adult developmental stages, including physical, cognitive, personality, social and moral development. This course will provide orientation activities for adult learners to adjust to the college environment, facilities and technology. We will also learn how to prepare a portfolio of experiential learning.

GOL 3100 Business Writing in the New Millennium

Students will build a writing portfolio for diverse audiences and purposes. A writing rubric will ensure strong ideas, logical organization, conversational voice, clear words, smooth sentences, correct copy and a reader-friendly design. Computer tools will be used to create and enhance written messages that meet the needs of today’s fast-paced business environment.

GOL 3150 Creating a Competitive Edge

This course will take an in-depth view of "personal brand," requiring students to explore and define what unique characteristics give them an advantage in the marketplace. Students will gain an understanding of their personal brand and competitive advantage through biblical and modern contexts in order to fine-tune them accordingly. Other topics covered are online/social media presence and the "brand" of Jesus.

GOL 3200 Expanded Conversation: Public Speaking in the Workplace

In this course, students will learn to analyze, construct and deliver a variety of presentations required in the modern workplace. Emphasis will be on practicality and individual growth.

GOL 3300 Gifts Differing: Diversity and Teamwork in the Workplace

Students will gain experience with and knowledge of concepts related to diversity in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on understanding personality preferences. Group dynamics such as power, perception, motivation, leadership and decision-making are analyzed through readings, written assignments and class discussion.

GOL 3400 Principles of Management

This course will survey the role of managers in organization: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. We will explore leadership styles and techniques, preparing students to solve problems and apply effective decision-making processes in their environments.

GOL 3500 Business Law

Students study the basic legal principles which control modern business transactions. Additionally, the course deals with such topics as contracts, agencies, employment, negotiable instruments, property, sales and business relations with government. 

GOL 3600 The Human Factor

Students will be exposed to major theories of human resource management and contemporary trends in recruiting, training, motivating and retaining a productive workforce. The legal, psychological, social and economic issues related to managing people will also be addressed.

GOL 4100 Ethical Change Agents

Students will develop ethical awareness and accountability and consideration of individual contributions to the ethics of the working world, including small group analysis of selected rules and cases.

GOL 4150 Managerial Economics

This course is designed to prepare students to understand the economic system and its effect on individuals as consumers, producers and citizens. Students learn these key economic principles: central vs. de-central government, inflation vs. deflation, saving vs. spending, Austrian vs. Keynesian Economics. Students also learn the relationship of the government's budget to their personal budget and create a personal budget plan. All topics are presented in an engaging, organic, easy-to-understand format.

GOL 4200 Fundamentals of Finance

This course is an introductory survey analyzing the three fundamental forms of financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statements and Cash Flow Statement. Interpretative skill set development will focus on strategic financial planning, assessing risk and applying effective budgeting controls.

GOL 4300 The Dynamic Organization

The study of organizational development explores how companies must adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments in order to thrive in today's economy. Change strategies and intervention processes will be studied so students can apply practical solutions to various organizational challenges in case histories and their own workplaces. Leadership and teamwork will also be explored in the context of organizational development.

GOL 4400 Operations Management

Students will work with case studies to learn how to use mathematics, statistics and various computer programs to solve common business problems.

GOL 4660 Business Intelligence

Students will learn how technology and data help drive modern business and assist in decision making. This course will consist of a history and an overview of modern business intelligence practices along with exercises to demonstrate the practical applications of business intelligence.

GOL 4700 Senior Seminar

This culmination experience will enable students to select individualized activities that demonstrate their practical managerial skills in the workplace.

GOL 4800 Spiritual and Leadership Development

This course focuses upon servant leadership, equipping and empowering others for leadership, and leading as a change agent. Though the leadership principles in this course are based upon Scripture, they are all applicable to a variety of contexts in the workplace.

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