Ikwukananne Udechukwu, D.B.A.

Instructional Faculty,
Department of Business

Ike has served as a Lead Faculty for Management at Columbia Southern University where he was focused on assisting the Program Director in the day-to-day management of the business program, to include faculty management, teaching, scheduling, curriculum development, etc., for about 7 years.  He has served as a doctoral  dissertation chair and reader of comprehensive exams in schools to include Capella University and Grand Canyon University. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty at schools to include Mercer University and Shorter University in  Georgia. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Master in Public Administration from Valdosta State University. Ike enjoys biking and watching any nature shows narrated by Sir David Attenborough of the BBC.

Education

  • Doctorate in Management
    Nova Southeastern University
  • Master's in Public Sector Management
    Valdosta State University
  • Bachelor's in Management
    Park University

Research Interests

Research interests are in the areas of management, organizational behavior, leadership, international business, human resources, etc.

  • Benjamin, W., & Udechukwu, I. (2014). The relationship between HRM practices and turnover intentions: A study of government and employee organizational citizenship behavior in the Virgin Islands. Public Personnel Management, 43(1), 58 – 62.

 

  • Udechukwu, I., & Mujtaba, B. (2013). An institutional and architecture based view of corruption in Nigeria: A developing economy’s analysis of formal and informal structures. Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 4 (3), 230 – 239.

 

  • Kaba, A., Udechukwu, I., & Mujtaba, B. G. (December, 2012). The value of social exchanges in building links between fairness and trust in multinational mining organizations. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, 12 (2), 422 – 440.

 

  • Udechukwu, I., Redmond, D., & Mujtaba, B. G. (September, 2012). Spinning the wheels of trust and culture in organizations: A conceptual and mathematical model using social exchange theory. International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 1(4), 11-28.

 

  • Udechukwu, I. & Manyak, T (2009, Winter). Job applicant’s perception of resumes versus employment application forms in the recruitment process in a public organization. Public Personnel Management, 38(4), 1-18.

 

  • Udechukwu, I. (2009). Correctional Officer Turnover: Of Maslow’s Need Heirarchy and Herzberg’s Motivation Theory. Public Personnel Management, 38(2), 69-82.

 

  • Udechukwu, I., Harrington W., Manyak, T., Segal, S., & Graham S. (2007, Fall). The Georgia Department of Corrections: An exploratory reflection on Correctional Officer turnover and its correlates, Public Personnel Management, 36(3), 247-268.

 

  • Udechukwu, I. (2007). The influence of intrinsic and extrinsic satisfaction on organizational exit (voluntary turnover): Evidence from a correctional setting. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 12 (1), 127 - 141.

 

  • Udechukwu, I. I., & Mujtaba, B. G. (2007). Determining the probability that an employee will stay or leave the organization: A mathematical and theoretical model for organizations, Human Resource Development Review, 6(2), 164-184.

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Leadership degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn advanced leadership skills and competencies that will make you a more effective leader.

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M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.

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M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education

This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement

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B.S. in Applied Management & Leadership Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Management and Leadership program is built as a transfer friendly degree completion program, providing students with the knowledge and skills to become and advance as managers and leaders within their respective fields. Graduates of the program will be able to decipher financial statements and make decisions about future business performance. They will develop, prepare, and manage marketing strategies taking consumer data into discussion. Those who earn the degree will also determine ways to organize and lead many aspects of a variety of projects.

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Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training Certificate

This certificate is designed to help you utilize teaching skills in an environment that requires professional development, team building, or training to improve personal, collaborative skills in adults. Theories of interaction are taught through experiential activities that you can apply to training opportunities.

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Certificate in Leadership Certificate

This program is for graduate students who wish to develop their personal and professional leadership skills. This certificate provides leadership skill development that spans all disciplines, including education, nursing and other healthcare roles, administration and business.

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Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate

Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.

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Micro-Credential in Information Systems Micro-Credential

This micro-credential addresses the notion that technology is a way of life in the 21st century. Information is gathered, stored, processed for reports and retrieved from data warehouses to be analyzed and acted upon by decision-makers. The quality of the information is critical for effective action in face-to-face environments and in the virtual world of content delivery.

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Micro-Credential in International Education Micro-Credential

This International Education micro-credential is intended to prepare and equip leaders with skills, knowledge and a theoretical foundation to address international education and transnational dimensions of learning. It is well suited to those aspiring to work in the field of international education, spanning international schools, institutions of higher education, international organizations, international aid agencies, global foundations, and non-profit organizations among others. Designed to complement and support professional agendas, the course provides a broad overview of international dimensions of education, introducing students to international development policy, international aid, refugee education, international organizations, global foundations, cross-national studies of education, international migration, and global pedagogy and curricula. Students will also learn strategies and gain experience in conducting comparative research and cross-national policy analysis.

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Micro-Credential in Leadership Micro-Credential

Leadership is more than managing tasks; it involves investing in individuals, pursuing effective policies and procedures to ensure an organization is successful. Enhancing personal and professional abilities and traits, this micro-credential identifies practices of exemplary leadership, asking students to engage in actions leading to change through shared vision, analyzing processes, and enabling others to reach their potential through shared modeling and advocacy. Leaders make a difference as they bring change.

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