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Learn how to make a difference with management and organizational behavior courses.

The study of organizational behavior touches multiple disciplines, including psychology and sociology. A critical component of these areas include how employees work in groups and make decisions. Leaders who understand these behaviors and how to influence them can maximize productivity, create a positive culture and improve workplace satisfaction while advancing larger organizational goals.

Whether you already hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology or Sociology, or are simply interested in the study of human behavior and how it impacts organizational performance, Benedictine University’s online MS in Management and Organizational Behavior helps you develop the skills to effectively influence individual and group behavior.

Courses to Meet Your Specific Interests

Courses in the MS in Management and Organizational Behavior are taught by top professors and leading experts in the field and give you real-world skills that you can apply immediately. Courses include:

  • Strategy, Structure and Decision-Making
    This course focuses on the role of management in the development of organization strategy and structure. Through case analyses you will learn how to apply behavioral concepts to resolve managerial and organizational problems.
  • Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series
    Learn, network and collaborate with top national academics, consultants, professors and peers while discussing current organizational behavior and development issues at the two-day Contemporary Trends In Change Management lecture series at Benedictine’s Lisle, Illinois campus.
  • Organizational Behavior
    This course examines the diverse nature of individual and group behavior within an organization. You will examine the effects of individual behavior, personality, emotions, values and attitudes on different business situations. Study concepts and research findings on how the motivation and performance of individuals and teams can be nurtured and sustained. Areas covered include performance management, employee motivation, communication strategies, team development and company culture.
  • Leadership
    Explore several different models of leadership and their effects on employee and organizational performance in this course. Then examine your own and learn how to develop your own style to most effectively enhance the performance of your team and your company as a whole.

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To learn more about how an online MS in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University is related to human behavior, click here or call (866) 295-3104 to speak with an admissions adviser.