M.S. in Organizational Management
About the Master of Science in Organizational Management
The accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM) program represents a new approach to learning. Our eight-week long courses emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, servant leadership and multi-cultural understanding. Course material stems from today's business thought leaders, and only the most applicable concepts from textbooks are presented. Quizzes and standard question and answer assignments are replaced with case studies and projects that require students to research and apply in order to solve problems. No matter the area of discipline in your undergraduate degree, you can pursue the MSOM with no prerequisite courses. The MSOM degree provides a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum.
For those interested in a specific focus, the following high-demand concentration areas are available to pursue:
Supply Chain Management: Supply chain managers are responsible for synchronizing the flow of products, information, and funds between their organizations and both their suppliers and customers in a way that adds value. As logistics and supply chain networks become increasingly complex, with tighter deadlines and greater financial risk from disruption, supply chain professionals can benefit from additional education and credentials to assist them in their current position or to advance their careers. Our Supply Chain Management concentration gives you the higher-order skills and abilities to think in concert about the people, processes, and technologies required for world-class integrated supply chain management.
Analytics: Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Especially valuable in areas rich with recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance. Firms commonly apply analytics to business data, to describe, predict, and improve performance. Our Analytics concentration immerses students in a comprehensive and applied curriculum exploring the underlying data science, information technology and business of analytics. Graduates will be exceptionally well equipped to harness and communicate the full value of data to the organizations they serve.
Operations Management: Operations managers oversee all aspects of the manufacturing process and are largely responsible for an organization's performance in the key areas of safety, quality, delivery, and cost. In today's turbocharged competitive environment, operations managers are increasingly part of their organization's strategic management teams that work to competitively position their organization in a global marketplace. Our Operations Management concentration helps students develop specialized expertise and leadership skills in the production of goods and services while providing the training needed to manage personnel and inventory efficiently, ultimately increasing a company's cash flow through streamlined operations.
Project Management: Project managers are responsible for seeing that an organization's projects successfully achieve the intended purpose and are completed within scope, on time, and on budget. The successful project manager must possess technical skill and knowledge, organizational skill, financial knowledge along with excellent communication and people skills. Corporations rely on project managers to oversee all aspects of a project so that everything flows seamlessly. As more organizations use project-based methods to accomplish tasks, experienced project managers are in high demand. Our Project Management concentration provides a skill set valued by companies in virtually every industry.
Students can be confident they'll be learning from experts in the field. Our faculty have experience in the disciplines in which they teach, so they know and understand real-world conditions and concerns.
MSOM students come from diverse professional backgrounds. They are engineers, firefighters, healthcare and school administrators, marketing professionals, law enforcement officers and consultants.
- Time to Completion: Students can earn their graduate degree in as little as twelve months. Each class is completed in an eight week, accelerated term. Students can take up to 2 classes in each term and there are six terms per year.
- Costs and Credit Hours: Current tuition is $625 per credit hour ($22,500 total*), regardless of the number of hours a student takes. The MSOM is 36 hours total, and each class is 3 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 6 hours towards the degree. * Total cost based on the 2013/2014 tuition rates
- Financial Aid:By filling out a FAFSA, students may be eligible for federal student loans. Students can also use tuition reimbursement, private scholarships and private loans.
1. Complete a graduate application online
2. Request official transcripts
3. Complete the online Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA)