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

F = Fall    S = Spring    M= Summer EY = Even Years    OY = Odd Years     Sem = Semester
Course Prefix Course No. Course Title Sequence Credit Hours
MGMT 550 Organization Development and Change F1-EY 3
MGMT 551 Program Evaluation F2-EY 3
MGMT 552 Management of Innovation and Growth S1-OY 3
MGMT 553 Conflict Management and Mediation S2-OY 3
MGMT 601 Study Design and Data Collection M-OY 3
MGMT 602 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis M-EY 3
MGMT 695 Graduate Internship Each Sem. 3-6
MGMT 696 Thesis/Action Research Project I Each Sem. 3
MGMT 697 Thesis/Action Research Project II Each Sem. 3
Total Credit Hours 24
MGMT 660 Theories of Entrepreneurship F1-OY 3
MGMT 661 New Venture Planning and Financing F2-OY 3
MGMT 662 E-Commerce and Internet Communication S1-EY 3
MGMT 663 Economic Development S2-EY 3
Total Credit Hours 12
Master of Science Total Credit Hours 36
   MGMT      581 Human Resources Development Each Sem.         3

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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