Course Syllabus

ORG601: Cross-Cultural Management and Ministry

Undergraduate Syllabus

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Course Description

This course provides a toolkit for those working in cross-cultural environments. Topics include: cultural intelligence, ethnic identity, social class, cultural dimensions, indigenous leadership development, organizational culture and organizational cross-cultural assessment and strategic planning. The course centers around a final project where you will develop: 1) a personal cross-cultural leadership growth plan, 2) a cross-cultural organizational assessment, and 3) a cross-cultural strategic plan for your organization. 3 credits.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe culture, cultural intelligence and principles of cross-cultural ministry.
  2. Describe your own cultural journey in terms of ethnic identity development and social class.
  3. Assess the cultural dimensions of yourself, your organization and your clients to develop strategies to serve as a bridge-builder.
  4. Develop a personal cross-cultural assessment and leadership growth plan.
  5. Assess your organization’s culture and your cultural management profile using the Competing Values Framework.
  6. Conduct demographic analysis of your organization’s outcomes and  stakeholders.
  7. Develop a comprehensive cross-cultural assessment and strategic plan for your organization.

Degree Program Outcomes

ORG601 is offered by City Vision’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This course supports one of six program outcomes for the MBA program, marked with an asterisk (*).

As a City Vision MBA graduate, you will be professionally competent in these six success areas:

  1. Finance. Analyze the complexities of financial and administrative systems and apply that to make effective business decisions.
  2. Innovation. Develop strategies and plans to effectively use technology and innovation to achieve organizational goals.
  3. Relational. Develop and implement human capital, talent management and general human resource plans sensitive to the dynamics of corporate human behavior in different cultural contexts.*
  4. Values. To develop plans to achieve their own personal vocation and calling as well as bringing social change to the world in line with Christian values. *
  5. Strategy. To develop a synthesis to integrate a wide range of business skills into a plan for starting or growing an organization.
  6. Specialization. Demonstrate professional competencies in a specialty area appropriate for managerial roles in private industry, public sector institutions, and not-for-profit agencies. 

Required Texts

Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes. 

Guidelines for Written Work

All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.

Critical Policies to Read for This Course

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Additional Policies:

This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: September 2, 2022

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