Master of Science in Organizational Management

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Mission

The Master of Science in Organizational Management degree is designed to serve the needs of the CSC service region by providing a master’s level education designed to prepare individuals for management, administrative, supervisory, or leadership positions within corporate, government, or not-for-profit settings. This degree is offered by the Nebraska State College System with online courses available not only from CSC, but also from Wayne State College and Peru State College.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with the MS in Organizational Management will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast research types and state their relationship to results and outcome.
  2. Synthesize a research design scenario.
  3. Describe a successful application of the functions of management/leadership.
  4. Differentiate between the characteristics of a successful and unsuccessful leader/manager.
  5. Explain the relationship between organizational structure and appropriateness of leadership style.
  6. Analyze the leadership/management styles needed to maximize organizational performance in different situations.
  7. Apply knowledge of leadership theory and practice in a research/statistics activity.
  8. Integrate management and leadership knowledge and skills into focus area.
  9. Synthesize knowledge of organizational management into focus area.

Application for Admission

Following are criteria for acceptance into Graduate Study in the MS program:

  1. Application for admission to graduate study must be completed online on the CSC website.
  2. Students must possess an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. General education at the baccalaureate level is a prerequisite for admission to all MS degree programs at CSC.
  3. Students must submit to Admissions an official transcript from the college or university which issued the bachelor’s degree and from any institutions attended afterwards, if applicable. (In order to be considered an official transcript, it must be sent directly to CSC from the college or university.) Transcripts from CSC need not be submitted.
  4. Applicants must have a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or above on a 4.0 scale. Domestic students who do not meet the minimum entry GPA, but meet all other requirements, may be conditionally accepted until they have completed the first 12 credits in their degree program and must obtain a GPA of at least 3.25 by the end of this period in order to qualify for formal acceptance consideration. Failure to meet this threshold will result in dismissal from the graduate program.
  5. Students admitted to graduate study may be required to spend more than the minimum time to complete the work for the master’s degree. The Dean of Graduate Studies may require students to make up any deficiency in preparation by completing specified courses without credit toward the desired degree.

Acceptance to Graduate Study, Plan of Study Filing, and Applications for Graduation and Oral Examination are separate and independent levels in the degree program. Students must apply and be approved for each level.

Note: The graduate student must complete at least 24 course credits of graduate coursework after being accepted for graduate study.

Courses

Listed below is the course work required by the Program:

Research Design and Methods Courses

CA 615RESEARCH PROCESS AND PRACTICE3
or EDCI 631 RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS
MATH 533STATISTICAL METHODS AND DATA ANALYSIS3
or PSYC 538 BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS
Total Credits6

Organizational Management and Leadership Courses

Select four of the following:12
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
THEORIES OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
HIGH PERFORMANCE LEADERSHIP
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
LEGAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGEMENT
ADVANCED ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Total Credits12

Thesis, Scholarly Project, Internship

Select six credits from the following:6
Thesis
Scholorly Project (3) and Internship (3)
Internship
Total Credits6

Program Focus Areas

Human Services

Research Design and Methods Courses6
Organizational Management and Leadership Courses12
Select one of the following NOT already taken in Organizational Management and Leadership area:3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS
THEORIES OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTS, IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT
MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGEMENT
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Electives: In consultation with advisor, select and additional nine (9) credits which complement the desired learning outcome of the student.9
Thesis, Scholarly Project, Internship6
Total Credits36

Natural Resources

Reserach Design and Methods Courses6
Organizational Management and Leadership Courses12
Select one of the following NOT already taken in Organizational Management and Leadership area:3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS
THEORIES OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTS, IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT
MATHEMATICS FOR MANAGEMENT
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Electives: In consultation with advisor, select an additional nine (9) credits which complement the desired learning outcome of the student.9
Thesis, Scholarly Project, Internship6
Total Credits36

Sports Management

Research Design and Methods Courses6
Organizational Management and Leadership Courses12
HPER 637SPORTS MANAGEMENT3
Electives: In consultation with advisor, select an additional nine (9) credits which complement the desired learning outcome of the student.9
Thesis, Scholarly Project, Internship6
Total Credits36