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Management and organizational behavior

Management and
Organizational Behavior
(M.S.M.O.B.)

Master of Science

DANIEL L. GOODWIN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Management and Organizational Behavior program at Benedictine University is recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in providing education geared toward managing the human side of organizations.

Competence in the “human side of enterprise,” including global interdependence, talent management, and the planning of change, has become the hallmark of excellent managers and leading-edge companies. The Management and Organizational Behavior program blends a practitioner orientation with a combined academic, theoretical, and research focus to provide a relevant and balanced approach to managerial skill development. Most of all, the program fosters collaborative faculty-student relationships aimed at achieving a common goal: learning to create and sustain excellence in management.

Students in the Masters of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior program have the opportunities to:

Demonstrate the ability to formulate and align the elements of human organizational systems, human resource systems, over their respective life cycles, including system responses to exogenous and endogenous disruption as well as planned interventions.
Apply and evaluate corporate strategy, ethical and socially responsible management practices, planned change interventions, and productive teams for collaborate work processes.
Understand Organization Development, including its historical development and key events, key thought leaders, values underlying major literatures and practices, key events and writings in their social context

Optional Concentrations

  • Project Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Change Management
  • Talent Management

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Certificate Programs

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organization Development and Consulting

What Our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior Alumni

The Benedictine program prepares managers, executives, consultants, human resources and organization development consultants with the opportunity to interact with the leading scholars and practitioners in the field of organization change and global management. Our graduates work at Boeing, US Cellular, Kemper, Accenture, and PNC just to name a few places.

World-Renowned Faculty

The M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior program blends a practitioner orientation with a combined academic, theoretical and research focus to provide a relevant and balanced approach to managerial skill development. Created by Organization Development pioneer, Dr. Peter Sorensen, the program fosters collaborative faculty-student relationships aimed at achieving a common goal: learning to create and sustain excellence in management. The program is ranked among the top three programs of its kind by the Organization Development Institute.

Peter Sorensen, Ph.D.
Therese Yaeger, Ph.D.

Preeminent Master's Program

The M.S. in M.O.B. program is one of the preeminent Master’s programs in the field, one of the oldest and founding graduate programs with over 50 years of history! The mission of the M.S. in M.O.B. program is the education of Managers, Organization Development practitioners, human resource personnel and executives in the practice of organization change and the development of high performance organizations.

Accelerated Program

The Accelerated M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior program is a 13-month program consisting of five quarters. The program is committed to providing students with the most current information on the timeliest of Organization Development (OD) 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 OD practitioners for leadership roles as consultants (internal and external) and managers in a variety of settings.

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Lisle Campus

The M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior degree from Benedictine gave me the knowledge and confidence to begin a successful career in organization development. The mix of theory and real-world application was relevant and allowed me to immediately apply what I learned in the classroom to my job.

Sarah Peacey, MSMOB

SARAH PEACEY
M.S., Ph.D. ’15
Project Manager: Workforce Transformation – Lockheed Martin

Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior Faculty

Peter Sorensen, Ph.D.

Peter Sorensen, Ph.D.

Therese Yaeger, Ph.D.

Therese Yaeger, Ph.D.

Rachael Narel

Rachael Narel, Ph.D.