Organizational Studies

The Organizational Studies concentration is an interdisciplinary study of organizations. It is based in the social sciences, drawing most heavily from the discipline of Sociology. The concentration consists of seven core courses, five electives related to an Organizational Studies track, Corporate Social Responsibility (Senior Seminar), and a comprehensive examination course tailored to the student's area of emphasis. The core courses focus on a theoretical understanding of organizations in several dimensions. Concentration electives allow the student to pursue more specialized study in areas related to Organizational Studies. Some of the courses in the Organizational Studies concentration may need to be taken by directed/independent study.

Lower Level Courses

  • SO 101S Introduction to Sociology or PS 101S Introduction to Psychology
  • BE 160M Statistical Methods
  • MN 251S Work and Occupations
  • MN 252 Evaluation Research Methods

Upper Level Courses

  • MN 371 Organizational Behavior
  • MN 345 Complex Organizations
  • MN 351E Technology, Society, & the Environment
  • MN 401 Senior Seminar: Corporate Social Responsibility
  • OS 499 Senior Project

Students may elect tracks in the following areas:

Corporate Area Focus (choose five courses)

  • MN 272S Management Information Systems
  • MN 369S Principles of Marketing
  • MN 271S Principles of Accounting I
  • MN 377 Introduction to Business Finance or IB 378 Investment Finance
  • MN 300S Organizational Consultation
  • MN 302S Managing Cultural Diversity
  • MN 472 Organizational Dynamics

Non-Profit Area Focus

  • MN 406S Non-profit Management
  • MN 302S Managing Cultural Diversity
  • MN 472 Organizational Dynamics
  • 2 courses related to non-profit organizations

Public Leadership Area Focus

  • MN 302S Managing Cultural Diversity
  • MN 472 Organizational Dynamics
  • 3 courses related to Public Administration

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