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Academic Catalog '14-'15 | Organizational Management (M.S.A.)

Organizational Management (M.S.A.)

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Description

The program in organizational management offers a Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.) degree 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), a specialization area (15 credits), and a 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.

Core Degree Requirements

The M.S.A. program consists of 36 credits, which are split between core degree requirements (21 credits total) and specialization requirements (15 credits total).

Comprehensive Leadership & Management 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 607 Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
ADMN 628 Project Management
ADMN 677 Effective Human Resource Strategies

Capstone Course (3 credits)

ONE Capstone Project

ADMN 699 Capstone Project

Specialization Requirements

In addition to the core degree requirements, all M.S.A. candidates also 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

The federal program management track prepares individuals to assume or advance in management within the federal government. The federal government offers numerous long-term career opportunities in program management, contract management, and acquisitions. The federal program management track emphasizes the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to current and aspiring federal employees, addressing fiscal, technical and professional concepts and applications.

ALL of the following courses:

ADMN 620 Electronic Government
ADMN 621 Public Administration
ADMN 622 Public Finance
ADMN 625 Contracts & Negotiations
ADMN 627 Federal Acquisition Management

One substitution course may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Human Resource Management

The human resource management track prepares individuals to assume leadership positions in the human resources field 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. Combined with the comprehensive management core, courses in this specialization prepare students to meet the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) competencies.

ALL of the following courses:

ADMN 611 Negotiation and Conflict Management
ADMN 672 Organizational Staffing: Planning and Management
ADMN 673 Human Resources Law: Govt, Labor, & Union Rel
ADMN 674 Human Resources Development
ADMN 676 Compensation and Benefits

One substitution course may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Nonprofit Management

The nonprofit management track prepares individuals for management positions and is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function effectively as leaders in not-for-profit associations and organizations.  Individuals in the nonprofit management track are able to leverage resources and fundraising opportunities and manage relationships with foundations and governments. The program places a heavy emphasis on resource development, fundraising and grant writing.

FIVE of the following courses:

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

One substitution course may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Organizational Development

The organizational development track is designed primarily to prepare individuals to assume positions in leadership and as organizational development practitioners through organizational transformation in response to increased globalization, competition and stakeholder expectation. Individuals in the organizational development track are able to enhance both their own and their organization's adaptability and performance. The track emphasizes how to effect organizational change and lead an organization's talent and capital in the accomplishment of strategic organizational goals.

ALL of the following courses:

ADMN 661 Organizations and the Individual
ADMN 665 Organizational Strategy
ADMN 668 Diagnosis for Organizational Change
ADMN 669 Organization Intervention and Change Implementation

ONE of the following courses:

ADMN 613 Ethics for Leaders
ADMN 615 Comparative Global Management Practices
ADMN 617 Leadership: Response and Resolution of Crises
ADMN 663 Organizations as Sociotechnic Systems
ADMN 667 Current Topics in Organizational Development: The Appreciative Inquiry

One substitution course may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Public and Community Health

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.

ALL of the following courses:

ADMN 641 Public and Community Health
ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures
ADMN 647 Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
ADMN 649 Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Health Promotion Programs

ONE of the following courses:

ADMN 643 Fundamentals of Health and Behavior Change
ADMN 645 Transcultural Populations in Health Promotion Planning
ADMN 648 Current Issues in Women's Health

One substitution course may be selected in consultation with the program advisor.

Program Policies

Capstone Seminar:
The organizational management program requires students to complete a comprehensive research project and research paper in the Capstone Seminar. The comprehensive research project will include the preparation, implementation, and analysis of a research project on a topic developed by the student and approved by the professor. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in the Capstone Seminar to complete the program.

Cross-tallied Courses:
Unless noted otherwise, courses that are cross-tallied represent identical courses offered with a different program prefix. Students may not enroll in or receive credit for more than one iteration of a cross-tallied course even in different semesters.

Grades in Graduate Courses:
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to graduate, no more than one grade of "C" on the transcript can satisfy degree requirements, and no grades below a "C" can satisfy a degree requirement.

Elective Courses:
All courses must be at the 500-level or higher to count toward the degree.

Pass/No Pass:
Graduate students may not take courses on a Pass/No Pass basis; courses taken Pass/No Pass do not fulfill certificate requirements.

TELL Policy:
TELL credits are not applicable toward the degree.

Transfer Policy:
Students may transfer up to 6 graduate credits from other appropriately accredited institutions of higher learning toward the degree with approval from their faculty advisor. Associations recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEA) confer appropriate accreditation; these associations include but are not limited to regional accreditors.

Course Descriptions

ADMN 601 Excellence in Managing Contemporary Organizations
ADMN 603 Excellence in Leadership: Theory and Practice
ADMN 607 Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
ADMN 611 Negotiation and Conflict Management
ADMN 613 Ethics for Leaders
ADMN 615 Comparative Global Management Practices
ADMN 617 Leadership: Response and Resolution of Crises
ADMN 620 Electronic Government
ADMN 621 Public Administration
ADMN 622 Public Finance
ADMN 625 Contracts & Negotiations
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 637 Nonprofit Resource Development and Fundraising
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 672 Organizational Staffing: Planning and Management
ADMN 673 Human Resources Law: Govt, Labor, & Union Rel
ADMN 674 Human Resources Development
ADMN 676 Compensation and Benefits
ADMN 677 Effective Human Resource Strategies
ADMN 699 Capstone Project
INT 501 SPS Transitions Seminar for Graduate Students
INT 601 Intro to Research Design and Methods


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