Best Practices: Transforming the Digital Organization – COMS 550

CG • Section 8WK • 02/18/2020 to 12/31/2021 • Modified 02/01/2022

Course Description

Lead digitally-driven organizations to extraordinary growth in for profit and/or non-profit sectors.



Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Formulate and apply a working knowledge of the practices and principles for leading and mentoring an organization to market primacy in a digital environment.
  2. Understand the dynamics of effective approaches to leadership in the digital era.
  3. Understand the competitive advantages of a Christian Worldview in the transactional marketplace.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Video Introduction

Discussion Board Forums (3)

The student is required to provide a thread of at least 400 words in response to a provided prompt for each forum. The student must also reply to at least 2 other classmates’ threads, and each reply must be at least 200 words.

Application Paper Outline

The outline must sketch the introduction, main points, and conclusion using complete but succinct sentences.  The outline may be bullet point, alphanumeric, or whatever format with which you are most comfortable; however, each section should be sketched with at least 3 sentences.

The reference page page must include at least 5 references, in addition to the course textbook and the Bible (these references will be the foundation of the more extensive references required for the completed Paper).  The outline and reference/works cited page must be in current APA format.

Literature Review

The student will write a 5–7-page paper on a topic or issue of interest to him/her from the textbook readings, and which will then serve as the topic for his or her Research Paper. The Literature Review will include a bibliography that cites at least 15 resources, formatted according to current APA style.

Application Paper

The student will write a Research Paper on a topic or issue of interest to him/her from the textbook readings. The Application Paper Outline will be complete in Module/Week 2, and will be the basis for the structure of the paper. The Literature Review completed in Module/Week 5, in shortened form, will serve as the foundation of the Application Paper. The student will use the topic he or she chose for the Literature Review to write the Research Paper. The Application Paper will be 6–8 full pages, accompanied by a list of references (works cited) in current APA format.

Exams (2)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material completed in the modules/weeks covered prior to the exam. Each exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The exam will be open-book/open-notes and will have a time limit of 2 hours and 45 minutes.