Master of Science in Organizational Management Entrepreneurial and Economic Development

The 36-credit-hour Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM) program blends coursework in organizational management, economic development, and entrepreneurship.

Graduates will be uniquely prepared to start their own businesses, foster development of new enterprises in their communities, and facilitate a company’s evolution to a more innovative and growth-oriented corporate culture.  The program also provides students an opportunity within each course to explore their own business and community enhancement projects.

*Students who take an additional 3 hour course (MGMT 581 – Human Resources Development) will also earn a Certificate of Achievement in Organizational Development.

Program Coursework/Sequence

Course  Course Title Summer Fall
Term I
Fall
Term II
Spring
Term I
Spring
Term II
MGMT 550 Organization Development and Change (3)
X
even years
MGMT 551 Program Evaluation (3) X
even years
MGMT 552 Management of Innovation and Growth (3) X
odd years
MGMT 553 Conflict Management and Mediation (3) X
odd years
MGMT 601 Study Design and Data Collection (3) X
odd years
MGMT 602 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (3) X
even years
MGMT 660 Theories of Entrepreneurship (3) X
odd years
MGMT 661 New Venture Planning and Financing (3) X
odd years
MGMT 662 E-Commerce and Internet Communication (3) X
even years
MGMT 663 Economic Development (3) X
even years
                                                                                                                  Total course hours (30)                                                                                                                  
and
Summer Fall Term I Fall Term II Spring Term I Spring Term II
MGMT 695 Graduate Internship (3-6) X X X X X
or
MGMT 696 Thesis/Action Research Project I (3) X X X
MGMT 697 Thesis/Action Research Project II (3) X X X
                                    Master  of Science in Organizational Management (36)                                                                                          
   MGMT 581* Human Resources Development (3) Summer Only

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

Internship, Thesis, or Practical Project Credit
Students complete six hours of thesis, internship and/or research project 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.

Guidelines and required documents for the Internship, Thesis, and Action Research Project are on the Forms & Documents page.

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