Core Courses


ORG-502  21st Century Leadership

This graduate level course is designed to strengthen students' leadership abilities by exploring leadership concepts, theories and student's experiences of leading. The role and function of leaders looks very different today than years ago. Change is the norm. Leaders must understand today's challenges and be able to function effectively given a borderless, multicultural, virtual, and diverse group of partners, stakeholders and constituents.

3 Credits  

ORG-510  Organizational Communication and Culture

This graduate level course blends the exploration of a critical, theoretical understanding of organizational culture with the theories and skills of leadership and change, equipping students with the knowledge and ability to develop a healthy, successful nonprofit organization. As part of this course, students will explore how values shape and define organizational culture, along with management structure, geographic scope, size, client groups and governance structures. Students will develop the theories and skills needed to lead organizational change processes.

3 Credits  

ORG-511  Quantitative Analysis & Research Methods

Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods will examine some of the principle analytical tools for decision-making in business and investigation in the social sciences.

3 Credits  

ORG-512  Organizational Behavior

In this graduate level course students will understand and interpret the theories and professional practices as related to organizational behavior. This will help students to acquire and use vital business knowledge and skills, and will invite students to think critically. Students will be able to explain relevant business, organizational, and leadership terms, facts, and processes. This will help students to acquire and use business knowledge and skills, and will encourage students to identify and transform data into useful information for decision-making. Students will analyze information to inform organizational decisions. This will help students to acquire and use business knowledge and skills, will encourage students to identify and transform data into useful information for decision-making, will force students to think critically, and will help students to recognize and evaluate the broad effects of business decisions. Students will demonstrate professional communication skills. This will assist students, as they move forward into their lives and careers, to communicate professionally. Students, working in teams, will propose solutions to a business or organizational case. This will provide students with the benefit of learning to work as members of teams.

3 Credits  

ORG-520  Strategic Marketing Management

This course focuses on refining students' skills in comprehending marketing theories and measuring marketing strategies and seeing how the marketing tactics selected need to be in alignment with strategies, such as the selection of which businesses and segments to compete in, how to allocate resources across businesses, segments, and elements of the marketing mix iTn a dynamic competitive environment.

3 Credits  

ORG-530  Conflict and Change

This course provides the student with an introduction to the study and conflict and its resolution. We will explore the basic theoretical concepts of the field and apply this knowledge as we learn and practice skills for analyzing and resolving conflicts. The first section of the course examines the causes of conflict and explores methodologies for understanding, analyzing, and responding to them. The second section of the course focuses on skills for waging conflicts productively, and for resolving and transforming them. Throughout the course we will examine conflicts occurring within different contexts that stem from a variety of needs and interests.

3 Credits  

ORG-531  Profsnl Ethics & Social Respnsblty

This graduate level course examines the responsibilities of management and senior executives as they lead organizations. The course will focus on stakeholder management, corporate social responsibility, ethics and morality, sustainable development. Students will learn to analyze, question critically, challenge and change ethical and moral standards, priorities, points of trade-off and compromise to be applied to business and professional behavior.

3 Credits  

ORG-542  Entrepreneurial Management

Entrepreneurial Management is intended for graduate students who are interested in exploring the world of entrepreneurship and innovation for the purposes of starting their own venture (venture creation) or helping existing organizations to develop new business opportunities (intrapreneurship). The course is designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving concepts and promote self-exploration through the investigation and implementation of real business opportunities. The goal is to provide experiential and applied learning opportunities that develop the mindset, skills and competencies that enable students to create their own opportunities and function as innovative leaders in entrepreneurial or high potential firms.

3 Credits  

ORG-571  Strategic HR Mgmt & People Analytics

This graduate level course examines the fundamental issues behind current theory, techniques and practices encountered in human resource management.

3 Credits  

ORG-595  Capstone

The Organizational Leadership capstone is designed to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize the materials they have worked with over the course of the program. The capstone provides students with a critical learning opportunity either in the form of public service project where students work with a client organization on a specific challenge or task, or conduct original research. The capstone project provides students with the opportunity to pursue a specific body of knowledge within a particular context, thus honing their expertise in a specific knowledge area, while also developing research skills, gathering and analyzing data, and in the case of a project, the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to a real-time need. Students are encouraged to work in teams to complete the capstone project.

3-6 Credits