Understanding how organizations function from a human perspective
This program of interdisciplinary study prepares students who wish to more fully understand organizations and the behaviors of people within them. It may be combined with elective study in management, psychology, or other disciplines, and forms a foundation for students who are interested in managing organization change initiatives. This major also prepares students who wish to undertake graduate study in various areas of organization studies or management.
Each student works with a faculty advisor to plan the sequence of courses that will contribute most to his/her career goals. The following plan is an example of a sequence that includes management courses. Similar plans could also be developed for psychology or other disciplines. A student's plan also will incorporate the General Education courses and electives that best support his/her career interests.
Organizational Behavior major outcomes
Students completing the Organizational Behavior major will be able to:
- Integrate management theory and practice
- Demonstrate oral and written communications skills
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills
- Demonstrate skillful use of technology
- Integrate personal values and management style
- Understand the implications of global issues in the practice of management
- 28 Credits Management Courses
- 12 Credits Psychology Courses
- 4 Credits Sociology Course
- 4 Credits History Course
- 4 Credits Philosophy Course
The minor in Organizational Behavior requires at least 20 credits of Management and Psychology courses. Students may design a minor with any management faculty member.