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Management and Leadership (M.S.)

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The goal of the Master of Science Degree in Management and Leadership/Organizational Behavior is to provide graduate level instruction to students from any undergraduate major and allows students to gain leadership skills from a business perspective and understand the workings of business from a psychological standpoint. Additionally, students will gain important communication and organizational administrative skills in this multidisciplinary degree.

Faculty have a combination of strong academic training and business experience and will challenge students to apply theories learned in the classroom to current or future employment. Students will explore the following:

  • Impact of individual and group behaviors on organizational performance
  • Team processes including communication, decision-making, and negotiation
  • Organizational strategic planning through analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the organizational environment
  • Traditional and contemporary models of leadership
  • Financial statement analysis, cost measurement and control, budgeting, and other Management control topics
  • Development of a research plan to identify and solve a business problem
  • Apply concepts from the field of I/O psychology to enhance the work environment, encourage productive work-related behaviors, and solve organizational problems

Requirements

MGT 501 Organizational Behavior 3 credits
MGT 502 Organizational Strategy 3 credits
MGT 503 Organizational Leadership 3 credits
MGT 504 Organizational Control Systems 3 credits
MGT 570 Introduction to Business Research 3 credits
MGT 585 Independent Study or 586 – Internship 9 credits
PSY 510 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 credits
CMST 550 Organizational Communication 3 credits
DMET 526 Organizational and Administration of Instructional Technology 3 credits
    33 credits

For more information on this program, please contact the Graduate College (570) 422-3570, or the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Sheila Handy (570) 422-3181, shandy@esu.edu, in 312 Gessner Hall.