Available courses

The purpose of the course is to provide students with conceptual and practical skills to develop web-enabled database applications and database management systems in organizations.

Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding and application of system analysis and design processes. Students evaluate and choose appropriate system development methodologies and design a system.

Expected Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course students are expected to:

  1. Explain the key issues in systems analysis and design in the modern, real-world context.

  1. Identify the information and processing need of the organization and know how to analyze an existing information system.

  2. Develop process models, data models and use case models for an information system.

  3. Be able to produce a structured system specification for a simple system from system analysis.

Course Content

Introduction to systems analysis and design; project initiation and management, and requirements determination; analysis modeling: functional modeling, structural modeling, and behavioral modeling; design modeling: moving on to design, class and method design, data management, layer design, human computer interaction layer design, physical architecture layer design; construction, installation, and operations of IT services systems.

Welcome to ‘Project’ writing class!

The culmination of the MBA program is the written project/thesis that demonstrates the student’s mastery and integration of theory and applications gained during his/her studies. The project/ thesis provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply research skills in analysis, critical evaluation, writing and presentation; ultimately producing an original piece of research and making a significant contribution to solving a problem and expanding the knowledge base in the specific discipline.

Consequently, this course will provide students with an opportunity to apply the principles presented in BURM 680  and to demonstrate capacity to understand and explain issues, opportunities and/or situations within organizations. In the end, each student will produce a research proposal as a major requirement for the course.

Organizational behavior is a field of study that seeks to understand, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. Most organizations focus their efforts on improving two aspects of human behavior: (1) job performance—the degree to which individuals perform the behaviors needed for the organization to achieve its goals; and (2) organizational commitment—the degree to which employees remain loyal to the organization rather than seeking employment elsewhere. Through research, cases and assignments, this course will guide you to understand and apply OB concepts to improve the effective functioning of your organisational unit.

The purpose of this course is to introduce and illuminate the range of ethical issues confronting managers, employees and institutions in today’s society. It is designed to stimulate thinking on ethical issues and professional challenges encountered in organizations and to provide plausible frameworks for dealing with those conflicts through the lens of Christian values.My primary goal as your professor is to help you become thinkers and informed citizens who can use what you learn in school to benefit yourselves, organizations, and society. I want you to gain critical thinking skills and become better managers and communicators. As a result, I try to create exams, assignments, and activities that (1) test your knowledge of the material, (2) ask you to apply the theory or concept to specific situations, and (3) ask you to integrate ideas so that critical thinking skills are developed.

I want my courses to be an exciting class. My definition of “exciting” is one where motivated students read the assignment, do their homework, make logical arguments, integrate course concepts into their discussions, and actively participate in class discussions.

 By means of lecture, readings, class discussion, application projects, group presentations and case studies, this course will enable students to recognize ethical issues as they arise and formulate their own standards of integrity and professionalism.

This capstone course deals with the process of strategic management. Strategic management deals with decisions that fundamentally influence the direction of the organization and effective implementation of the direction chosen. The center of attention is the total organization—the industry and competitive environment in which it operates, its long-term direction and strategy, its resources and competitive capabilities, and its prospects for success. A variety of experiential methods are used, including case studies, work sheets/assessments and a strategic project on an existing organization. Students are required to enroll in this course during their last semester.

This course is in twofold: This first part of the course analyzes the forces that drive organizations to change, examines impediments to change, and surveys a range of approaches for making organizational change more effective. The second part of the course details the thinking and planning that is essential to managing and communicating during an organizational crisis.

The purpose of this course is to expose and enlighten students on biblical leadership principles and practices in contrast to the secular leadership principles in society at large. This course will also review a leadership approach that will be referred to as Last Day Leadership; a leadership approach that views leadership from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective using the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy as the baseline foundation. Generally, the course will be constructed around biblical narratives and characters who demonstrated successful and unsuccessful leadership traits. Emphasis is placed on highlighting concepts and principles that inform effective leadership traits that accomplish spiritual goals and objectives according to God’s divine economy.

History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Africa (CHIS 678) explores the Seventh-day Adventist movement in Sub-Saharan Africa from the 1850s to the present day. As a background, the first two class sessions will trace the history of Christianity in Africa, from the first century AD, through the Middle Ages and Protestant Reformation, and to the Second Great Awakening. The other eight sessions will explore the origins of the Seventh-day Adventist message in Africa; significant indigenous believers and ministers; important foreign missionaries; the means of the expansion of the message; early Adventist institutions; the organization and development of church administrative structures; the church’s impact on local societies; missional challenges unique to the African setting; the assumption of African leadership; the decades of evangelism from the 1970s onward that have resulted in world church membership being approximately one-third African; the church’s engagement with regional and national politics; and the impact of African Adventists on the global church and the world.