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Master of Science in Organizational Management

Organizational Management                                                                            College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences                               Degree MS, Organizational Management                                                   Department Chair Timothy Kearney, PhD

Philosophy

The master of science degree in organizational management educates individuals for successful careers as managers in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in both public and private spheres. The program reflects a management perspective, which assumes that the professional manager is able to analyze problems, synthesize solutions, communicate decisions and understand the organizational impact of those decisions.

Program

The program prepares students for responsible organizational leadership. Faculty encourages students to think deeply and broadly from a systems viewpoint about the roles, functions, and tasks of a manager and to develop and use a variety of management skills and prescriptions in organizational environments. The program stresses not only management theory, but also the application of that theory in various managerial situations.

Admission Criteria

Full Admission- Applicants are eligible for full admission to graduate program if they either have a GPA higher than 2.79 or a score on the MAT or GRE of at least the 35th percentile.

Conditional Admission- Applicants who have a GPA of less than 2.80 and an MAT or GRE score below the 35th percentile will be conditionally accepted to the program and restricted to taking a maximum of six (6) OM credits. At the completion of the first six (6) credits their file will be reviewed and if their GPA is less than 3.00 they will not be able to continue in the program and will be dismissed.

Completion and Degree Requirements

A student whose graduate level GPA falls below 3.00 after the completion of a total of 12 credits will be placed on probation. If a student's graduate level GPA falls below 3.00 a second time the student will be terminated from the OM program.

A student receiving a grade of "F" will be placed on probation and will have to retake the course the first time it is offered. This can only be done once. Exceptions are made only for those classes that are no longer part of the student's curriculum due to a change in concentration. A second grade of "F" will result in the student's dismissal from the program.

To be eligible for an OM degree, a student must have a 3.00 or better graduate level GPA at the time of completing all graduate course work, complete all required course work at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and satisfy the experiential learning requirement.