Courses | Master of Management, Nonprofit Organizations (MM)

Summary

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.


Course Overview

The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.


Core Requirements

Students learn to manage the marketing process in the context of the firm's strategies and objectives. Topics include analyzing marketing opportunities, selecting target markets, developing marketing strategies, planning marketing programs, budgeting the marketing program, and implementing and controlling the marketing effort. Students will also be introduced to economic principles that affect marketing decisions. Throughout the course students will reflect on Biblical and ethical issues in marketing, and how they potentially affect the marketing management process. Grade Mode: A.
The objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to understand the complex accounting and financial data they will receive as operating managers. In particular, students will learn how to use the data as an effective management tool for coordinating managerial and organizational activities. Financial accounting, managerial accounting, and financial management are covered with consideration of international, economic, and legal issues. Students also consider the nature of numerical analysis as a description of reality, giving rise to ethical and other Biblical issues of interpretation. Grade Mode: A.
This intensive course consists of a weekend session that is used to initiate the program. Students will learn the importance of highly productive teams in the modern innovative organization, and will experience how to build a productive team. The learning that takes place here will be used and amplified in the students' future coursework. Students will also be introduced to how a biblical worldview equips the Christian to follow Christ in the workplace. Another important part of the weekend is the introduction of the M.B.A. Mentor Program, along with the outstanding individuals who have been selected, and have chosen, to serve as mentors. Grade Mode: A.
This course focuses on the development of managerial skills to enhance personal and organizational effectiveness. Students will examine and critique academic articles, professional literature and business cases related to personal and organizational productivity, operations management, human behavior in organizations, leadership and general management. Students will be required to reflect deeply upon the meaning of managerial effectiveness and will further be expected to challenge their own practices in light of these lessons. Special attention will be placed on the development of one's personal faith and a Biblical perspective of management. Grade Mode: A.
Within the context of Scripture, philosophical and ethical principles are identified, discussed, and applied to business problems and situations including the organization's obligation to the individual and to society, and the individual's responsibility to the organization. Grade Mode: A.
This course is designed to teach students how to create and manage change for productivity, through individual and group leadership. Students will study traditional and cutting-edge methods for initiating and supporting innovation in new and existing organizations, as well as pitfalls to avoid. The crucial role of leadership in the change process will be examined, and opportunities for experience in innovation and change will be made part of class time and assignments. Students will also study significant variables that influence organizations and individual effectiveness necessary for developing effective leadership in the contemporary workforce while examining the role of change from a Biblical perspective. Grade Mode: A.
The study of the management principles, concepts, and practices in nonprofit organizations. Topics include the development of mission statements, success measures, organization structure, stakeholder management, promotion, fundraising, and strategic decision-making. Grade Mode: A.
This course ties together all of the materials covered in the Master of Management in Nonprofit Organizations program. Students will complete a field study project that demonstrates their understanding of business concepts with the unique challenges that faith-based and nonprofit organization brings. Grade Mode: A.

Theology Track 1: Spiritual Formation Focus

Students may select one of two theology tracks as a part of the Master of Management program.

Introductory study of the nature of spiritual theology and formation, which attempts to understand the nature of new life in Christ, the process of formation in the Spirit and the directives for cooperating with His work. Attention is given to the implications of Spiritual Theology for seminary training and classroom experience. Particular attention is given to understanding the implications of life in Christ regarding guilt, shame and legalism as well as the New Covenant ministry of the Spirit in transforming the heart in light of the dynamics of original sin, early relational development and the habits of sin developed over time. Attention is also given to developmental spirituality, how the Spirit transforms the heart over time and how this affects ministries of teaching, preaching and discipleship in the church. Notes: Required of all Talbot students not in a Spiritual Formation academic program. A retreat will be introduced and required. This course will include a cohort group of no more than 15 students who explore the course content as well as the student's own life and growth within community. Required in the students' first semester at Talbot. Only students in the Talbot M.Div. program with a specialization in Messianic Jewish Studies (Feinberg Extension) are eligible to take this course for 2 credits. Grade Mode: A, N.
A theological and experiential exploration into human relationships and issues related to gender, romance, marriage, family and parenting as they relate to spiritual growth. Course includes an investigation into the impact of personal and family history on theological outlook, emotional congruence, relational attractions and moral decisions. Personal assessments and a one-day retreat are an integral part of this course. Students will experience spiritual community and intercessory prayer as they begin individual spiritual direction with a spiritual director and continue relationships within a cohort group to explore deeply their relational capacity at the heart of how Christ is formed in them, thereby developing deeper levels of trust and vulnerability.Prerequisites: TTSF 501. Notes: Required of all Talbot students not in a Spiritual Formation academic program. Cohort groups will continue to meet from TTSF 501 and a one-day group spiritual retreat will be required. Only students in the Talbot M.Div. program with a specialization in Messianic Jewish Studies (Feinberg Extension) are eligible to take this course for 2 credits. Grade Mode: A, N.
A theological and experiential exploration of the believer's vocation and the various 'callings' in the Bible as it relates to the general call of loving God and neighbor, a training in righteousness and conformity to Christ's image. Explores the panoply of spiritual disciplines sanctioned by the Bible and developed throughout Church history in order to enter deeply into one's calling. This learning takes place in a cohort group and includes various modalities of learning. A retreat component is included with this course. The retreat focuses on various spiritual disciplines and one's relation to the various calls of God in one's life, particularly one's personal call to ministry. Notes: Required of all Talbot students not in a Spiritual Formation academic program. Grade Mode: C, N.
A personal experience is required in Spiritual Direction at the Center for Spiritual Renewal at ISF. This course provides students the opportunity to explore their life of prayer and growth with a trained spiritual director from the Institute for Spiritual Formation. Notes: Two semesters of spiritual direction must be completed for the Spiritual Formation Focus requirement (TTSF 506 after completion of TTSF 505). Students are required to meet with an approved spiritual director a minimum of four times per semester. Required of all Talbot students not enrolled in a Spiritual Formation academic program. Grade Mode: C.
A personal experience is required in Spiritual Direction at the Center for Spiritual Renewal at ISF. This course provides students the opportunity to explore their life of prayer and growth with a trained spiritual director from the Institute for Spiritual Formation. Notes: Two semesters of spiritual direction must be completed for the Spiritual Formation Focus requirement (TTSF 506 after completion of TTSF 505). Students are required to meet with an approved spiritual director a minimum of four times per semester. Required of all Talbot students not enrolled in a Spiritual Formation academic program. Grade Mode: C.

Theology Track 2: Biblical Foundations Focus

Students may select one of two theology tracks as a part of the Master of Management program.

A study of principles or sound interpretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules and specialized principles for the various biblical genre and phenomena and the development of an exegetical method. Notes: Required of M.Div. and M.A. students. Grade Mode: A.

A broad survey of the Old Testament books, including selected introductory and critical issues, relevant background, major themes and divisions, and crucial problems. Notes: Required of M.Div. and M.A. students. Grade Mode: A.

A general overview of the New Testament books, including selected introductory and critical issues, relevant background, major themes and divisions, and crucial problems. Notes: Required of M.Div. and M.A. students. Grade Mode: A.

The person and saving work of Christ. The nature and application of salvation including the person and work of the Spirit. Special emphasis on the practice of sanctification in personal Christian living. Notes: Required of students in the Talbot M.A. program with a specialization in Biblical and Theological Studies in the Eurasian Context (Kyiv Extension). Grade Mode: A.