Master of Science in Organizational Management - Entrepreneurial and Economic Development

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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.

Program Coursework/Sequence:

Each Term is 8 weeks

Beginning Fall 2020 Degree Rotation

   Spring Term I
Spring  Term II Summer
Fall Term I Fall Term II
Even Year Start       MGMT 550 MGMT 551
Odd Year MGMT 552 MGMT 553 MGMT 601 & Internship OR Thesis/Action Research Project I (3) MGMT 660 MGMT 661
Even Year MGMT 662 MGMT 663 MGMT 602 & Internship OR Thesis/Action Research Project II (3)    

Overall Course Rotation Schedule

Course  Course Title Summer Fall
Term I
Term II
Term I
Spring Term II
MGMT 550 Organization Development and Change (3)
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)
  Summer Fall Term I Fall Term II Spring Term I Spring Term II
MGMT 695** Graduate Internship (3-6) 16 weeks
MGMT 696** Thesis/Action Research Project I (3)   16 weeks
MGMT 697** Thesis/Action Research Project II (3) 16 weeks
Master  of Science in Organizational Management (36)                                                                                          

**To be completed normally after 27 credit hours in the program. (The student should have successfully completed MGMT 601 and submit permission paperwork for approval.)

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

MSOM Course Descriptions

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 under Internship Forms.