Concordia University Chicago’s Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management will help you build the business, management and leadership skills you need to achieve the career you’ve dreamed of.

Through our program you’ll be presented with the skills you need to:

  • Achieve business success: coordinate and facilitate the work of others to accomplish goals that may not be achieved by a single individual
  • Manage and motivate teams: understand the techniques that effectively guide individuals and teams
  • Become an effective leader: cultivate interpersonal skills and learn how to lead
  • Explore business culture: understand organizations and their culture
  • Understand all areas of a business: explore organizational areas such as human resources, operations, marketing, education and technology

Now Enrolling for October 25, 2021

Tuition $505 / credit hour
Total Credits to Graduate 128 Credit Hours
Transfer up to 67 credits
Earn credit for prior learning
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Organizational Management Coursework

OMP-4000 Group and Organizational Dynamics

Small group communication, dealing with positive feedback, principles of small discussions. Project planning, managing people, small group participation, re-engineering organizations. Understanding interpersonal communications, brainstorming process, decision-making and conflict resolution, and diagnosing group effectiveness.

OMP-4020 Systems Approach to Organizational Change

Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change.

OMP-4060 Business Technology

The use of computing and internet technologies as a tool for management and strategic planning. Discussion and application of emerging technologies.

OMP-4240 Organizational Communication

Importance of communication in organizations. Effective communication in organizations. Developing and delivering effective interpersonal communication. Team-building, conflict resolution and problem solving, communication and organizational culture, communication to and within groups.

OMP-4431 Principles of Management

This course is designed as an introductory study and analysis of the management process from the general manager’s perspective. As such, a broad overview of management topics is undertaken: corporate culture, managing in a global environment, managing ethics and social responsibility, managerial decision-making, organizational design and structure, and motivating employees. The emphasis of the course is on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage an organization.

OMP-4440 Human Resource Management

Personnel function, development and organizational structure. Developing job descriptions, personnel planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, personnel selection and orientation, legal aspects of personnel. Employee benefits and costs, performance appraisal and discipline, labor relations, unions and negotiation.

OMP-4605 Managerial Marketing

Basic marketing theory and terminology. Analyze real-world cases exploring domestic and international marketing opportunities and problems. Identify and evaluate critical marketing data.

OMP-4601 Managerial Accounting

Financial tools for managers in decision-making: financial statements, bookkeeping process, financial statement analysis, statement of cash flow, internal cost concepts, present value concepts, budgeting.

OMP-4236 Research Design and Methodology

This course provides an overview of research methodology. Students will identify a well-researched problem or solution. Students will develop a research proposal.

ADP-4050 Adult Learning Today and Tomorrow

An introduction to Adult Learning theory, concepts and self-management. Resources and tools to successfully complete degree will be examined. Writing, research and communication strategies will be discussed. Personal adult learning mission and plan will be developed.

OMP-4610 Personal Values/Ethics

Topics discussed from a Christian perspective include: nature of ethics and meaning of being ethical; ethical problems in organizations; environmental change and ethical considerations; moral reasoning, personal values and decision making; alternate modes of moral reasoning; ethical issues between individuals and organizations and principled leadership.

OMP-4700 Senior Project

The Senior Project is the Accelerated Degree Program capstone. This course is an intensive, process-oriented, active learning project through which students apply learning acquired through all major coursework. Designing and developing the Senior Project requires students to follow a problem from recognition to providing a well-researched solution or from the development of an opportunity to a well-researched action plan. Students are required to complete a comprehensive document and present their findings. Prerequisite: C or higher in OMP-4236.

General Education Courses

  • Communication 9 cr
  • Humanities 9 cr
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Macroeconomics 9 cr
  • Natural Sciences, one biological science and one physical science 7-8 cr
  • Mission-specific: Theology 6 cr
  • Mathematics, must be above intermediate algebra 3 cr
  • Health and Wellness, and Multicultural Program Support 5 cr

For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Find your place in a high-growth career field

With an organizational management degree from Concordia University Chicago, you’ll be prepared to kick down doors in a variety of fields.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stastics, the median pay for Administrative Services Managers in 2019 was $46.61/hour, or $96,940/year. The number of jobs is expected to increase by 7% from 2018 to 2028. The average growth rate for all occupations is 5%. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations.

Our program helps prepare you for a variety of managerial roles and titles:

  • Human Resources
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Training and Development
  • Retail Store
  • Operations
  • Project
  • General
  • Medical and Health Services
  • Social and Community Services
  • Information Technology
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Administrative Service

Other areas of business administration and management that our degree program helps put you on a pathway toward:

  • Industrial-organizational psychologists
  • Management analysts
  • Chief executives
  • Information technology specialist or consultant
  • Risk management specialists

1. Complete an Online Application

2. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Submit of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  • The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • The Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

3. When to Submit a High School Transcript or G.E.D.

  • Fewer than 15 college credits: If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit in a college or university, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided.
  • College not regionally accredited: An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation.
  • G.E.D.: Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.

Concordia University Chicago allows you to transfer in up to 67 credit hours from past educational and other experience. This is half the credit you need to graduate.

  • $505 per credit hour + technology fee
  • 128 Total Credit Hours

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia-Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why Accreditation Matters

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Organizational Management

OMP-4000 Group and Organizational Dynamics
Small group communication, dealing with positive feedback, principles of small discussions. Project planning, managing people, small group participation, re-engineering organizations. Understanding interpersonal communications, brainstorming process, decision-making and conflict resolution, and diagnosing group effectiveness.
OMP-4020 Systems Approach to Organizational Change
Nature and meaning of systems, boundaries and environments, mission statements, organizational structures, relationships, rewards, power and procedures. Diagnosing problems in organizations. Preparing for, implementing and managing change.
OMP-4060 Business Technology
The use of computing and internet technologies as a tool for management and strategic planning. Discussion and application of emerging technologies.
OMP-4240 Organizational Communication
Importance of communication in organizations. Effective communication in organizations. Developing and delivering effective interpersonal communication. Team-building, conflict resolution and problem solving, communication and organizational culture, communication to and within groups.
OMP-4431 Principles of Management
This course is designed as an introductory study and analysis of the management process from the general manager’s perspective. As such, a broad overview of management topics is undertaken: corporate culture, managing in a global environment, managing ethics and social responsibility, managerial decision-making, organizational design and structure, and motivating employees. The emphasis of the course is on the skills and knowledge needed to successfully manage an organization.
OMP-4440 Human Resource Management
Personnel function, development and organizational structure. Developing job descriptions, personnel planning and forecasting, internal and external recruitment, personnel selection and orientation, legal aspects of personnel. Employee benefits and costs, performance appraisal and discipline, labor relations, unions and negotiation.
OMP-4605 Managerial Marketing
Basic marketing theory and terminology. Analyze real-world cases exploring domestic and international marketing opportunities and problems. Identify and evaluate critical marketing data.
OMP-4601 Managerial Accounting
Financial tools for managers in decision-making: financial statements, bookkeeping process, financial statement analysis, statement of cash flow, internal cost concepts, present value concepts, budgeting.
OMP-4236 Research Design and Methodology
This course provides an overview of research methodology. Students will identify a well-researched problem or solution. Students will develop a research proposal.
ADP-4050 Adult Learning Today and Tomorrow
An introduction to Adult Learning theory, concepts and self-management. Resources and tools to successfully complete degree will be examined. Writing, research and communication strategies will be discussed. Personal adult learning mission and plan will be developed.
OMP-4610 Personal Values/Ethics
Topics discussed from a Christian perspective include: nature of ethics and meaning of being ethical; ethical problems in organizations; environmental change and ethical considerations; moral reasoning, personal values and decision making; alternate modes of moral reasoning; ethical issues between individuals and organizations and principled leadership.
OMP-4700 Senior Project
The Senior Project is the Accelerated Degree Program capstone. This course is an intensive, process-oriented, active learning project through which students apply learning acquired through all major coursework. Designing and developing the Senior Project requires students to follow a problem from recognition to providing a well-researched solution or from the development of an opportunity to a well-researched action plan. Students are required to complete a comprehensive document and present their findings. Prerequisite: C or higher in OMP-4236.


General Education Courses

Communication 9 cr
Humanities 9 cr
Social and Behavioral Sciences, including Macroeconomics 9 cr
Natural Sciences, one biological science and one physical science 7-8 cr
Mission-specific: Theology 6 cr
Mathematics, must be above intermediate algebra 3 cr
Health and Wellness, and Multicultural Program Support 5 cr

For a listing of General Education and elective courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Find your place in a high-growth career field

With an organizational management degree from Concordia University Chicago, you’ll be prepared to kick down doors in a variety of fields.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stastics, the median pay for Administrative Services Managers in 2019 was $46.61/hour, or $96,940/year. The number of jobs is expected to increase by 7% from 2018 to 2028. The average growth rate for all occupations is 5%. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations.

Our program helps prepare you for a variety of managerial roles and titles:

  • Human Resources
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Training and Development
  • Retail Store
  • Operations
  • Project
  • General
  • Medical and Health Services
  • Social and Community Services
  • Information Technology
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Administrative Service

Other areas of business administration and management that our degree program helps put you on a pathway toward:

  • Industrial-organizational psychologists
  • Management analysts
  • Chief executives
  • Information technology specialist or consultant
  • Risk management specialists

1. Complete an Online Application

2. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Submit of official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  • The most recent college transcript must indicate that the student was in good standing and earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • The Admission Committee reserves the right to evaluate applicants on an individual basis or request additional information when prior college transcripts do not reflect a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.

3. When to Submit a High School Transcript or G.E.D.

  • Fewer than 15 college credits: If an applicant has completed fewer than 15 semester hours of credit in a college or university, or has not completed one semester at full-time status, a final high school transcript with graduation date must be provided.
  • College not regionally accredited: An official high school transcript is also required if the college from which the credit was earned does not have regional accreditation.
  • G.E.D.: Applicants who have not completed high school must provide documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.

Concordia University Chicago allows you to transfer in up to 67 credit hours from past educational and other experience. This is half the credit you need to graduate.

  • $505 per credit hour + technology fee
  • 128 Total Credit Hours

Concordia University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. All Concordia-Chicago degree programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Why Accreditation Matters

Institutional accreditation is an indicator of quality. Accreditation is granted to institutions that have gone through comprehensive reviews and have demonstrated strict adherence to accreditation standards in degree programs, courses, faculty, administration, and student support services. The institution must provide high quality education in order to qualify for and receive accreditation.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Concordia University Chicago are transferable to other institutions that are also accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.