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Online Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior Curriculum
The online Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior curriculum at Benedictine University provides you with the breadth and depth of knowledge to lead effectively in a company or organization. You will gain a solid foundation and comprehensive understanding of issues in strategic planning, labor relations, managerial accounting, information management, global interdependence, workforce diversity, change management, and ethical leadership. You will learn from professors and top national academicians who are experts in their field and teach from their own experience in organizational behavior and organization development.
The organizational behavior degree and training at Benedictine will provide you with excellent academic preparation to lead organizations and manage change in a rapidly evolving, global business environment.
To earn the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (MSMOB), students are required to complete 30 credit-hours as described below.
Core Courses (30 credits, each course is 3 credits)
MNGT 6101 Organizational Behavior: Theory and Contemporary Practice (3 Credits)
Covers the basic theory and application of administration and management. Emphasizes organizational behavior, including problems of motivation, leadership, organizational design and organization culture.
MNGT 6201 Organizational Development (3 Credits)
Considers the theory and practice of organizational change and organization development (O.D.). Discusses analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation of change programs. Covers the learning process, O.D. interventions, consultant skills, employee participation, monitoring success, reinforcement and ethical issues.
MNGT 6202 Groups and Team Building (3 Credits)
Develops a knowledge of team building, its theoretical basis, and its strengths and weaknesses as an organization development (OD) intervention. Includes the application of team building in organizational performance.
MNGT 6203 Organization Development Consulting Skills (3 Credits)
Covers the concepts, models and philosophy of process consultation and its role in organization development. Emphasizes the application of this key activity in consulting to organizations, groups and individuals. Presented in a context useful to consultants and mangers alike.
MNGT 6204 Research for Managerial Decision Making (3 Credits)
Covers alternative methods of research design for organization studies. Emphasizes academic and practitioner research issues, and skill building in the logic and practice of organizational research. Includes qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, analysis and report writing.
MNGT 6205 Global Change (3 Credits)
Examines and analyzes organization development (OD) values and their relationship with national and cultural values globally. Consists of an overview and case studies involving application and adaptation of management and OD practices to local situations differing by organization and national culture
MNGT 6701 Business Intelligence (3 Credits)
This course explores how data and information systems can be utilized to drive effective operations, improved decisionmaking and create strategic advantages in organizations. Reviews information lifecycle components of data collection, analysis, and interpretation as well as the development of measurement systems for strategic goals. Includes an introduction to common analysis techniques and technology tools utilized for both analysis and presentation. Focus will be placed on collecting and transforming quality data to draw appropriate conclusions.
MNGT 6301 Human Resources and Talent Management (3 Credits)
Introduction to strategic human resource management. Covers the relationship of business and HR planning and the changing character of the workforce. Provides systemic overview of recruiting, training, compensation, and diversity, inclusion, legal issues, and employee relations.
MNGT 6401 Leadership and Ethics in a Global Environment (3 Credits)
Examines important ethical theories and considers the need for social responsibility in business and other organizations. Studies the ethical dilemmas faced by leaders in such areas as marketing, product safety, the environment, and job discrimination.
MNGT 6601 Project Management (3 Credits)
This course emphasizes planning, while introducing project management fundamentals and principles from the standpoint of the project manager who must plan, organize, execute, and monitor and control non-operational activities to deliver projects on-time, under-budget and within performance objectives.