Degree Requirements Department of Organization & Management, 2007/2008

Practicum Requirements

Students in all degree programs offered by the Department of Organization & Management are required to do a minimum of two semesters of practicum work in an appropriate setting. The practicum generally takes place beginning in the second or third semester, concurrent with coursework.

MS in Organizational Leadership & Management
MEd in Administration & Supervision
MBA in Organizational & Environmental Sustainability
Certificate in Organization Development


Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management

MS—40 credits

To earn the degree of MS, you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits, distributed as follows (course credit value denoted in parentheses):

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Systems & Strategic Thinking

  • Perspectives on Organization Theory & Behavior (3)
  • Systems Theories & the Organizational Environment (2)
5 credits
Management & Decision Making

  • Managing Knowledge & IT Resources (3)
  • Organizational Research & Evaluation Methods (2)
  • Developing Human Resources (3)
8 credits
Group Dynamics & Collaboration

  • Group Dynamics (2)
  • Diversity in the Workplace (2)
4 credits
Financial Management

  • Financial Management (3)
  • Student selected courses with OMF prefix
5 credits
Leadership & Self Development

  • Professional Seminar (1-2)
  • Leadership & Management Theory & Practice (1)
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility (1)
4 credits
Purposeful Systemic Change

  • Change Models & Applications (3)
  • Organizational Strategy & Decision Making (2)
  • Practicum (5)
10 credits
Electives 4 credits

Total Credits for MS in Organizational Leadership & Management

40 credits

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Master of Education in Administration & Supervision

MEd —40 credits

To earn the MEd degree in Administration & Supervision, you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits, distributed as follows (course credit value denoted in parentheses):

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Systems & Strategic Thinking

  • Perspectives on Organization Theory & Behavior (3)
  • Systems Theories & the Organizational Environment (2)
5 credits
Management & Decision Making

  • Managing Knowledge & IT Resources (3)
  • Organizational Research & Evaluation Methods (2)
  • Developing Human Resources (3)
8 credits
Group Dynamics & Collaboration

  • Group Dynamics (2)
  • Diversity in the Workplace (2)
4 credits
Financial Management

  • Financial Management (3)
3 credits
Leadership & Self Development

  • Professional Seminar (1-2)
  • Leadership and Management Theory & Practice (1)
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility (1)
4 credits
Purposeful Systemic Change

  • Change Models & Applications (3)
  • Organizational Strategy & Decision Making (2)
  • Practicum (5)
10 credits
Electives 6 credits

Total Credits for MEd
in Administration & Supervision

40 credits

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Masters of Business Administration in Organizational & Environmental Sustainability

MBA—45 credits

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Systems & Strategic Thinking

  • Perspectives on Organizational Theory & Behavior (3)
  • Marketing (3)
6 credits
Collaboration & Group Dynamics

  • Group Dynamics & Leadership (2)
  • Diversity in the Global Workforce (1)
3 credits
Purposeful Systemic Change

  • Change Models & Applications (3)
  • Practicum (4)
7 credits
Natural Systems

  • Principles of Sustainability in Complex Systems (2)
  • Earth Systems Science (3)
  • Sustainable Human Ecology (2)
7 credits
Finance & Economics

  • Economics I – Neo-Classical (2)
  • Economics II – Ecological Economics (2)
  • Managerial Accounting (3)
  • Managerial Finance (3)
10 credits
Management & Decision-Making

  • Organizational Research & Evaluation (2)
  • Operations Management (3)
  • Developing Human Resources (3)
  • Knowledge Management (1)
9 credits
Leadership & Self Development

  • Self as Leader (1)
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility (1)
  • Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation (1)
3 credits

Total Credits for MBA
in Organization & Environmental Stability

45 credits


Certificate in Organization Development

Certificate—15 credits

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Organization Development (2)
  • Organizational Entry, Contracting, and Assessment (2)
  • Self Development for Effective OD Practice (1)
  • OD Intervention Theory & Practice (3)
  • OD Consulting Skills (2)
  • Supervised Consulting Project (5)
15 credits

Total Credits for Certificate
in Organization Development

15 credits