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Academic Catalog '12-'13 | Organizational Management (M.S.A.)

Organizational Management (M.S.A.)

Program Chair

Dr. Kelley Wood, SPS Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Description

The Program in Organizational Management offers a Master of Science in Administration degree (M.S.A.) to prepare students for management positions in corporate, government, and not-for-profit settings. Students focus their studies in one of five areas of specialization:

  • Federal Program Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Public and Community Health

The program consists of 36 credits distributed among a content core (18 credits), specialization area (15 credits), and capstone course (3 credits). The content core focuses primarily on developing knowledge and skills in managerial aspects of administration. Specialization courses allow students to focus their studies in areas related to a selected career field. In the capstone course, students complete either a research or applications-oriented project that demonstrates their ability to synthesize and develop on the knowledge acquired during the program. By combining both general management and field-specific course work, the M.S.A. is ideally suited for those wanting to pursue or advance a management career in an area related to one of the available specializations.

Degree Requirements

 

Content Core (18 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

INT 501 SPS Transitions Seminar for Graduate Students
INT 601 Intro to Research Design and Methods
ADMN 601 Excellence in Managing Contemporary Organizations
ADMN 603 Excellence in Leadership: Theory and Practice
ADMN 605 Group Dynamics and Team Building
ADMN 607 Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
ADMN 677 Effective Human Resource Strategies

Capstone Course (3 credits)

ONE Capstone Project

ADMN 699 Capstone Project

Specialization (15 credits)

All M.S.A. candidates complete a specialization consisting of 15 credits of course work in federal program management, human resource management, nonprofit management, organizational development or public and community health.

Federal Program Management Specialization

The federal program management track is designed for those wanting to assume or advance in a management position within the federal government. With one-third of its workforce eligible for retirement in the next few years, the federal government offers numerous long-term career opportunities. The federal program management track delivers skills and knowledge essential to current and aspiring federal employees, addressing fiscal, technical, and professional concepts and applications. Courses approved for the federal program management specialization include:

ADMN 620 Electronic Government
ADMN 621 Public Administration
ADMN 622 Public Finance
ADMN 627 Federal Acquisition Management
ADMN 628 Project Management

Other courses may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Human Resource Management Specialization

The human resource management track prepares individuals to assume leadership positions in the human resource function within business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Emphasis is placed on developing in students both a broad management perspective as well as familiarity with the technical aspects of managing human resources and human resource programs. Courses approved for the human resource management specialization include:

ADMN 671 Performance Management
ADMN 672 Organizational Staffing: Planning and Management
ADMN 673 Human Resources Law: Govt, Labor, & Union Rel
ADMN 675 Staff Development and Training
ADMN 676 Compensation and Benefits
ADMN 678 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
ADMN 679 Diversity in the Workplace

Other courses may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Nonprofit Management Specialization

The nonprofit management track is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function effectively as leaders in not-for-profit associations and organizations. The program places a heavy emphasis on resource development, fundraising, and grant writing. Courses approved for the nonprofit management specialization include:

ADMN 631 Trends and Issues in Nonprofit Management
ADMN 633 Nonprofit Marketing and Public Relations
ADMN 635 Government Relations and Grant Writing for Nonprofits
ADMN 637 Nonprofit Resource Development and Fundraising
ADMN 638 Nonprofit Financial Management and Budgeting
ADMN 639 Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Board Development

Other courses may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Organizational Development Specialization

The organizational development track is designed primarily to prepare individuals to assume positions as OD consultants and practitioners. However, with industry and organizational transformation becoming commonplace in response to increased globalization, competition, and stakeholder expectations, the track also provides an excellent background for managers wanting to enhance both their own and their organization's adaptability and performance. The track's emphasis is on how to effect organizational change and lead an organization's human resources toward the accomplishment of strategic organizational goals. Courses approved for the organizational development specialization include:

ADMN 661 Organizations and the Individual
ADMN 663 Organizations as Sociotechnic Systems
ADMN 665 Organizational Strategy
ADMN 667 Current Topics in Organizational Development: The Appreciative Inquiry
ADMN 668 Diagnosis for Organizational Change
ADMN 669 Organization Intervention and Change Implementation
ADMN 675 Staff Development and Training

Other courses may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Public and Community Health Specialization

The public and community health track prepares health practitioners for career advancement in government organizations, family and community service associations, and other health and human service entities. The program focuses on the application of theory, science, management and public health principles, combining a solid foundation in management and administration with essential coursework in public and community health. Graduates will typically find employment in a diverse set of organizations including but not limited to the following:

  • Federal and State government
  • Associations
  • International Health Organizations
  • Department of Public Health
  • Private healthcare organizations
  • Universities and other academic research centers

Courses approved for the public and community health specialization include:

ADMN 641 Public and Community Health
ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures
ADMN 643 Fundamentals of Health and Behavior Change
ADMN 645 Transcultural Populations in Health Promotion Planning
ADMN 647 Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
ADMN 648 Current Issues in Women's Health
ADMN 649 Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Health Promotion Programs

Other courses may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Course Descriptions

ADMN 601 Excellence in Managing Contemporary Organizations
ADMN 603 Excellence in Leadership: Theory and Practice
ADMN 605 Group Dynamics and Team Building
ADMN 607 Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
ADMN 620 Electronic Government
ADMN 621 Public Administration
ADMN 622 Public Finance
ADMN 627 Federal Acquisition Management
ADMN 628 Project Management
ADMN 631 Trends and Issues in Nonprofit Management
ADMN 633 Nonprofit Marketing and Public Relations
ADMN 635 Government Relations and Grant Writing for Nonprofits
ADMN 647 Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
ADMN 638 Nonprofit Financial Management and Budgeting
ADMN 639 Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Board Development
ADMN 641 Public and Community Health
ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures
ADMN 643 Fundamentals of Health and Behavior Change
ADMN 645 Transcultural Populations in Health Promotion Planning
ADMN 647 Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
ADMN 648 Current Issues in Women's Health
ADMN 649 Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Health Promotion Programs
ADMN 661 Organizations and the Individual
ADMN 663 Organizations as Sociotechnic Systems
ADMN 665 Organizational Strategy
ADMN 667 Current Topics in Organizational Development: The Appreciative Inquiry
ADMN 668 Diagnosis for Organizational Change
ADMN 669 Organization Intervention and Change Implementation
ADMN 671 Performance Management
ADMN 672 Organizational Staffing: Planning and Management
ADMN 673 Human Resources Law: Govt, Labor, & Union Rel
ADMN 675 Staff Development and Training
ADMN 676 Compensation and Benefits
ADMN 677 Effective Human Resource Strategies
ADMN 677 Effective Human Resource Strategies
ADMN 678 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
ADMN 679 Diversity in the Workplace
ADMN 691 Graduate Internship
ADMN 697 Directed Research
ADMN 699 Capstone Project


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