Course Syllabus

ORG301: Cross-Cultural Management and Ministry

Instructor & Contact Information

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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

ORG303 is offered by City Vision’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program. This course supports three of eight program outcomes for the program, marked with an asterisk (*).

As a City Vision BS in Business graduate, the students will be professionally competent in these eight success areas:

  1. Communicate effectively in professional situations through writing and electronic media.
  2. Describe the core functions of a business and apply them to achieve desired organizational goals.
  3. Apply theories of management and Christian leadership in business and nonprofit contexts. *
  4. Make use of the principles of basic accounting and managerial accounting, through developing, using, and evaluating financial documents in nonprofits and social enterprises.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of economic principles and practices and evaluate their implications for business strategy.
  6. Develop plans to grow nonprofits and social enterprises in a way that is socially responsible and that reflects God’s love and purposes for the world. *
  7. Create a synthesis of a reflective life vision and plan to enable 24/7 ministry based on God’s purposes for work and their own unique calling. *
  8. Apply theories and concepts in one area of specialization: nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship or general management.

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: January 17, 2024

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