Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior

In this competitive and complex age, organizations are dependent on managers who can achieve exceptional performance through creating high commitment and effectively managing human resources.

Competence in the "human side of enterprise" including global interdependence, workforce diversity and the management of change, has become the hallmark of excellent managers and leading edge companies.  

The M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior at Benedictine University is recognized locally, nationally and internationally as a leader in providing education toward managing the human side of organizations. From our commitment to experiential learning, our internship program, and our Contemporary Trends in Change Management Lecture Series, our program seeks to develop skills and build career competencies.

Our program has demonstrated responsiveness to the needs of our students and the marketplace. Faculty members combine strong academic backgrounds with extensive practical experience and reputations to build a program that values human dignity, worth and needs in the workplace.

Benedictine's program fosters collaborative faculty-student relationships aimed toward achieving a common goal: learning to create and sustain excellence in management.

Sincerely,

 PSorensenSig

Peter F. Sorensen, Jr. Ph.D.
Chair, Management and Organizational Behavior

The M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior program is designed to accommodate working professionals. Therefore, classes are scheduled in the evening and on weekends. Eighty-five percent of the degree requirements can be completed through weekend coursework. Most students complete their degree in two to four years of part-time enrollment.

The curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in the traditional areas of management skills, such as strategic planning, managerial accounting and information management. Most of all, the program fosters collaborative faculty/student relationships aimed at achieving a common goal: learning to create and sustain excellence in management.

Accelerated 13-Month Program

The Accelerated M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior is a 13-month program consisting of five quarters and provides a concentration in organization development and change management.  The program is committed to providing students with the most current information on the timeliest of Organization Development topics and mirroring the trends and activities apparent in management today.

Designed in a cohort, weekend format, the Accelerated program furnishes instruction and professional supervision to present and future O.D. practitioners for leadership roles as consultants (internal and external) and managers in a variety of settings.

Built on a 40-year history of successful graduate-level education, this program is intended for working professionals currently holding positions in organization development, line management or a closely-related field such as human resource management.

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The academic calendar is organized around four 10-week academic quarters. The Benedictine M.S.M.O.B. program offers a rolling admission so students may be admitted into any of these quarters. It is possible to follow either a part-time or full-time program.

ADMISSION APPLICATION AND PROCEDURES:

An application to the Benedictine M.S.M.O.B Program requires the following items have been received:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. A non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended. The student should request that all transcripts, including any from Benedictine University, be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at Benedictine University.
  4. Two letters of reference from persons who know the applicant from a professional or academic perspective.
  5. A one-page statement of educational and career goals.
  6. Resume which includes chronological work history.
  7. Interview with the M.S.M.O.B. Program Director, at the director's discretion.
  8. Test scores (i.e., TOEFEL).

Applicants having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better may be waived from the GMAT requirement. Applicants wishing to apply for a GMAT waiver, but who do not have a GPA of 3.0 or better, may be considered pending successful completion of a specified quantitative and qualitative courses.
All of our M.S.M.O.B. classes require significant written and verbal presentations. Completion of case analysis by teams is frequently required to enhance your skills in team effectiveness and professional presentations. Ability to work in teams is required.

Course Substitutions and WaiversCourse substitutions and waivers for Foundation level courses may be determined by the M.S.M.O.B Program Director, on a case-by-case basis. Students with a graduate business degree or a professional certificate (e.g., Certified Public Accountant, Project Management Professional, etc.) may be eligible for a course substitution/waiver. Students with extensive undergraduate equivalent coursework completed at a 3.0 or higher grade point average taken within seven (7) years from the date of application to the M.S.M.O.B. program may be eligible for a course substitution/waiver.

For inquiries about the admissions process or to have information on any of these programs sent to you, please contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300.

The Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior requires 64 quarter-hour credits. It consists of a general management foundation and a choice of seven concentrations. A minimum of 12 credits is required in a concentration; the management foundation requirements contain 34 credit hours.  Students also take 18 credits in general electives of their choice.

Management Foundation Courses:

  • MGMT 500 Accounting for Managers (4)
  • MGMT 521 Career and Human Resource Planning (2)
  • MGMT 522 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Management (2)
  • MGMT 530 Organizational Behavior (4)
  • MGMT 540 Data Processing and Management (4) or MBA 641 Information Technology Management (4) or MBA 683 Project Management (4)
  • MGMT 591 Contemporary Trends in Change Management (1) (students must successfully complete a minimum of two MGMT 591 classes during the program)
  • MGMT 612 Methods of Organizational Research (4)
  • MGMT 634 Strategy, Structure and Decision Making (4)
  • MGMT 671 Strategic Management (to be taken as last foundation course) (4)
  • MPH 511 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4) or MBA 541 Analytical Tools for Management Decisions (4)

The concentrations available include:

  • Health Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Service Administration
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Management in a Professional Technical Environment
  • Organization Development

Accelerated 13-Month Program Curriculum

Designed in a cohort, weekend format, students will be in class about every 3rd weekend.

  • MGMT 500 Accounting (4)
  • MGMT 521 Career and Human Resource Planning (2)
  • MGMT 522 Ethics and Social Responsibility in Management (2)
  • MGMT 530 Organizational Behavior (4)
  • MGMT 540 Data Processing and Management (4)
  • MGMT 581 Team Building (2)
  • MGMT 585 High Performance Work Systems/Large Group Interventions (2)
  • MGMT 586 International Organization Development (2)
  • MGMT 591 Contemporary Trends in Change Management (1) - (Students will complete three classes during the program)
  • MGMT 593 Process Consultation (2)
  • MGMT 600 Independent Study/Conference Attendance (2)
  • MGMT 612 Methods of Organizational Research (4)
  • MGMT 634 Strategy, Structure and Decision Making (4)
  • MGMT 671 Strategic Management (4)
  • MGMT 690 Management Internship ("Independent Study") (4) – For Four quarters students will complete four credit hours devoted to field experience.
  • MGMT 691 Advanced Topics in Organization Development (1) - Students will complete three classes during the program.

M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior/ Master of Business Administration

The M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B. dual degree combines the comprehensive business core of the M.B.A. with the strong people and organizational focus of  the M.S.M.O.B. program. Students have sufficient elective courses to  earn a concentration in any of the areas available in the M.B.A. program or to continue study in the M.S.M.O.B. area. This option requires  application and admission to each degree program and the completion of  all requirements for both degrees. The M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B. Program  requires 96 credits.

MSMOB/ MBA Curriculum Planner

M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior/ Master of Public Health

The M.S.M.O.B./M.P.H. dual degree option adds to any administration  concentration of the M.P.H. program the strong people and organizational focus of the M.S.M.O.B. program. This option requires application and  admission to each program and the completion of all requirements for  both degrees. The M.B.A./M.P.H. program results in both the M.P.H. and  the M.S.M.O.B. degrees and requires 96 credits.

MSMOB/MPH Curriculum Planner

M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior/M.S. in Management Information Systems

The M.S.M.O.B/M.S.M.I.S. dual degree combines the strong people and  organizational focus of the M.S.M.O.B. program with the in depth  technical expertise in information systems provided by the M.I.S.  courses. This option requires application and admission to each degree  program and the completion of all requirements for both degrees. The  M.S.M.O.B./M.S.M.I.S. program requires 96 credits.

MSMOB/ MSMIS Curriculum Planner

Lecturers:

  • Philip T. Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Mark Bennett, J.D.
  • Kathleen M. Buchman, Ph.D.
  • Christopher L. Fernandez, Ph.D.
  • Connie Fuller, Ph.D.
  • George W. Hay, Ph.D.
  • Gina Hinrichs, Ph.D.
  • Ida M. Kisiel, Ph.D
  • Jennifer Smith, M.S.M.O.B.
  • John Morrow, Ph.D.
  • Cheryl Richardson, Ph.D.
  • Christopher A. Robinson-Easley, Ph.D.
  • Marilyn J. Runkel, Ph.D.
  • Donald Strauss, M.A.
  • Patricai A. Svehla, M.B.A.
  • Richard Magner, Ph.D.
  • Stephen H. Treacy, M.S.
  • Steven DiBiase, Ph.D.
  • Robert Verner, Ph.D.,
  • Matthew G. Vosmik, M.B.A., M.A.
  • Nancy Voss, M.S.

Accelerated Program Lecturers

  • Philip T. Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen M. Buchman, Ph.D.
  • Christopher L. Fernandez, Ph.D.
  • George W. Hay, Ph.D.
  • Gina Hinrichs, Ph.D.
  • Cheryl Richardson, Ph.D.
  • Marilyn J. Runkel, Ph.D.
  • Richard Magner, Ph.D.
  • Stephen H. Treacy, M.S.
  • Nancy Voss, M.S.
College of Business
benedictine university

John Minogue, Ph.D., Acting Dean
Dawn Smith, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6463
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