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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 64 credit-hours as described below.
Foundation Course (34 Credits)
MSA 500 Financial Accounting (4 Credits)
Concentrates on the preparation, interpretation, and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Emphasizes the rationale for and implications of important accounting concepts, the selection of alternative accounting methods, and their effects on valuation, net income determination and reporting.
MGMT 521 Career and Human Resource Planning (2 Credits)
Students gain mastery in the theory and research used in career and manpower planning, including techniques of career planning and individual organization.
MSMOB Students: This course must be taken with MGMT 570
MGMT 522 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Management (2 Credits)
Coursework focuses on ethical theories and the need for social responsibility in business and other organizations.
MSMOB Students: This course must be taken with MGMT 558
MBA 530 Organizational Behavior (4 Credits)
This course focuses on the effects of organizational variables on individual and group behavior. Coursework addresses the theory and practice of organization behavior as it relates to the individual, effective team building, conflict management and resolution and the negotiation of legal and psychological contracts. The course also examines broader aspects of organizational culture and their impact on today's managers. Students learn how to use concepts in the traditional workplace as well as the virtual workplace.
MBA 541 Analytical Tools for Management Decisions (4 Credits)
This course prepares students to be more effective users of quantitative information as well as to avoid potential pitfalls from the misuse of statistical methods. Coursework emphasizes understanding what a previously obtained data set implies and, if appropriate, to develop meaningful forecasts with a reasonable sense of confidence. Specific topics include data analysis and statistical description, sampling and statistical inference, time series and regression analysis.
MGMT 591 Lecture Series (1 Credits)
Lectures with exceptional guest speakers addressing topics relevant to the program will be offered on-campus every spring and fall. Students must attend two one day events, or one two day event to meet the 2-credit Lecture Series requirement.
MGMT 612 Methods of Organizational Research (4 Credits)
The focus of this course is on learning alternative methods of research design for organizational studies. The emphasis is on academic and practitioner research issues and skill-building in the logic and practice of organizational research. Topics include qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, analysis and report writing.
MGMT 634 Strategy, Structure, Decision Making (4 Credits)
Students explore the role of management in the development of organizational strategy, decision-making processes, and development of appropriate organizational structure and control systems.
MBA 671 Strategic Management (4 Credits)
This course requires students to use and integrate the disciplines and techniques learned in previous required courses. Strategy formulation and implementation concepts are discussed using theory and cases.
MBA 683 Project Management (4 Credits)
The class is an examination of the art and science of project management as applied to a variety of business and technology settings.
MGMT 691 Lecture Series* (1 Credits)
Lectures with exceptional guest speakers addressing topics relevant to the program will be offered on-campus and/or online periodically throughout the program. Students must attend two of these lectures to meet the 2-credit Lecture Series requirement.