Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
Our programs in organizational management provide our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to function as effective leaders in businesses, government programs and non-profit associations and organizations. We prepare professionals to lead as managers who plan, organize and direct complex and demanding programs in a number of concentrations:
- Federal Program Management
- Human Resource Management
- Nonprofit Management
- Organizational Development
- Public & Community Health
Our program teaches students to analyze and assess local and national funding trends and community issues, evaluate markets, assess services, develop resources, write grant proposals, and improve and maintain board relations. Students in all of the concentrations grow personally and professionally; they expand their understanding of the vision, mission and dynamics of complex global organizations, and they sharpen their competitive edge by developing their skills in valuing interpersonal differences, respecting others, communicating effectively and evaluating policy trends for opportunity and growth. Many of our career specializations lead graduates to professional certification from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), Project Management Institute (PMI), and the National Contract Manager’s Association (NCMA). Be sure to ask how you can distinguish yourself with a MSA in Organizational Management.
Featured CoursesADMN 603 Excellence in Leadership: Theory and PracticeExcellence in Leadership: Theory and Practice is an introduction to historical and current leadership theories, effective contemporary leadership practices, and how the scholar and the practitioner might inform each other for greater effect. This course will emphasize the student's analysis of themselves as leaders while preparing them to make use of their strengths and opportunities. Topics included in this course will include transformational leadership, women in leadership, multicultural leadership, classic management theories, and ethical management. Formerly titled Theories of Leadership and Organizational Change
3 credits ADMN 627 Federal Acquisition ManagementExamines principles, processes, and trends in federal procurement of and contracting for services and goods. Planning, sourcing and contractual design will be addressed. Discussions include Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) standards and their application to making successful contracting decisions, enforcement of contract terms, financial analysis and management, and disputes and appeals, as well as the emerging role of electronic commerce in these processes.
3 credits ADMN 628 Project ManagementThe Project Management course provides the framework for managing a project from initiation to project completion, from a systems perspective. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the project management (PM) life cycle and the core PM processesinitiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controllingthat are essential to effective project management. Areas covered include managing team structure, scheduling, budgeting, costing, resource allocation, staffing, communication, quality management, risk management, and procurement.
Prerequisites: None ADMN 635 Government Relations and Grant Writing for NonprofitsProvides an overview of governmental organizational and financial systems and focuses on the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with governmental bodies and individual officials. The preparation of applications for government grants is reviewed in detail with an emphasis on writing successful proposals for such funding.
3 credits ADMN 647 Epidemiology and Disease PreventionDiscusses the principles of epidemiology and disease prevention. Topics include the determinants of health and disease in populations, rates of disease, analytic and descriptive epidemiology, and disease control and prevention. Formerly ADM 647 Epidemiology and Disease Prevention.
3 credits ADMN 669 Organization Intervention and Change ImplementationFocuses on the selection, design, and implementation of appropriate interventions for organizational change. Students gain practical experience in selecting and designing an organizational intervention. Formerly ADM 630 Organization Intervention and Change Implementation.
3 credits ADMN 672 Organizational Staffing: Planning and ManagementOrganizational Staffing: Planning and Management students will appraise and implement policies, practices, develop strateg ies for, and evaluate the effectiveness of workforce recruiting, hiring, development, retention, and organizational exiting to facilitate and sustain a workforce that shares the vision, culture, and goals of the organization, and meeting the organizations strategic management goals and objectives. Students will examine and evaluate policies and practices for job analysis, pre hiring assessment, placement, promotion, and legal compliance. Formerly ADM 672 Organizational Staffing.
Prerequisites: ADMN 677 preferred ADMN 677 Effective Human Resource StrategiesThe Effective Human Resources Strategies course students, acting as members of the organizations strategic planning team, will use quantitative, financial, accounting, marketing, and technology data to forecast, plan, implement, and evaluate Human Resources policies, practices, and strategies based in best practices as defined by SHRM, in compliance with organizational policy, regulations, and inclusive of the cross cultural and international differences and perspectives of the organizations stakeholders. Students will analyze and assess the human capital needs and resources of the organization and will formulate Human Resources objectives, policies, and practices to meet the strategic organizational goals, manage change initiatives, and to grow and sustain human capital resources. Formerly ADM 511 Effective Human Resource Strategies. Cross-listed with BADM 673.
- Program Manager
- Program Analyst
- Executive Director
- Management Consultant
- Acquisitions Specialist
- Human Resources Manager
- Human Capital Manager
- Case Manager
- Healthcare Advocate
- Health Program Manager
- Managing Director
- Development Director
- Association Manager