Master of Science in Organizational Management

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The 36-credit-hour Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM) online program offers three focus areas:

  • Entrepreneurial and Economic Development
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Strategic Leadership and Communication

Program Requirements:

Fall even year:
MGMT 550 Organizational Development and Change (3)
MGMT 551 Program Evaluation (3)

Spring odd year:
MGMT 552 Management of Innovation and Growth (3)
MGMT 553 Conflict Management and Mediation (3)

Summer odd year:
MGMT 601 Study Design and Data Analysis

Summer even year:
MGMT 602 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis

The Master of Science in Organizational Management is designed to enable individuals to acquire training as change agents to facilitate growth in their organizations and communities. The focus area in Entrepreneurial and Economic Development directly supports business growth and economic development. The course structure allows students to explore their own business and community enhancement projects.

Fall odd year:
MGMT 660 Theories of Entrepreneurship
MGMT 661 New Venture Planning and Financing

Spring even year:
MGMT 662 E-Commerce and Internet Communication
MGMT 663 Economic Development

The addition of the focus in Healthcare Administration provides graduate education for students seeking a career, or advancement in a healthcare organization. Peru State College's Healthcare Administration focus is unique in its emphasis on the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in various areas of the healthcare industry. The Healthcare Administration focus uses the same core as the existing MSOM degree providing a strong foundation for healthcare organizational management. The program is also designed to include courses that add to the tool kit of a healthcare administrator, such as understanding the complex and dynamic healthcare delivery systems, application of policies and laws in the workplace, financial and economic considerations, and the important aspects of informatics and use of data.

Fall odd year:
MGMT 630 Healthcare Delivery Systems
MGMT 641 Healthcare Economics and Finance

Spring even year:
MGMT 642 Healthcare Information Systems
MGMT 623 Healthcare Law, Policy and Compliance

The Master of Science in Organizational Management is designed to enable individuals to acquire training as change agents to facilitate growth in their organizations and communities.  The focus area in Strategic Leadership and Communication supports the development of theoretical and practical  problem-solving, culture building, analytical, and mentorship skills necessary for successful strategic leadership and communication within organizations. The course structure allows students to explore their own business and community enhancement projects.

Fall odd year:
MGMT693 Team Design and Performance
MGMT 665 Leadership Theory and Practice

Spring even year:
MGMT 634 Strategic Communication in Leadership
MGMT 631 Executive Coaching and Mentoring

Students complete six hours of Thesis, Action Research Project, and/or Internship credit in advanced topic areas. The final paper should relate to the student's area of concentration and constitute the culminating experience in the Master of Science degree program.

Two primary goals for graduate programs at Peru State College are flexibility and relevance. Students may propose to write detailed case studies, develop unique courses or programs for other institutions or the community, research and write substantial grant proposals, etc.

Graduate credit earned from another accredited graduate institution may be applied toward the Master of Science degree provided: (1) the hours are of a grade of “B” or above; (2) the credits would have counted toward a graduate degree program at the institution where earned; (3) courses must have been completed within the last seven years from the date of first-class with Peru State; and (4) the credits have been approved by the Dean of Graduate Programs.

Students must request permission from the Dean of Graduate Programs for approval of transfer credits to be applied to a program of study by submitting the Transfer Request Form and by requesting that an official transcript from the institution where credit was received be sent to the Dean of Graduate Programs

Note: Sitting out a term or semester will delay a student’s program completion by 18 months.