master of science in organization management (msm)


Graduate coursework for the Master of Science in Organization Management (MSM) degree is designed for practitioners in a wide variety of non-profit management professions.  The curriculum provides opportunities for students to prepare for a career as a professional or to enhance careers which may already be underway.

Completion of this degree program prepares one for positions in not-for-profit agencies and similar organizations.  The core courses are taken with persons from diverse organization experience and insight including law enforcement, health care, human development, human services, government agencies, museums and cultural entities, foundations, community service, associations and professional groups, and other non-profit organizations.  To maximize access to the program, coursework is scheduled via Telecom and Online, and through independent study.  Additional campus classes may be taken.  

The Master of Science in Organization Management prepares students for leadership positions in a broad diversity of organizations.  Effective managers are essential to efficiently serve customers and achieve organizational outcomes.  The program’s six elective credits allow students to tailor the degree to meet their individual career goals.

Students who have completed graduate coursework in management may be able to transfer up to six (6) credits.  The coursework must be from an accredited institution with grades of “B” (3.0) or better.  The coursework may not be older than five (5) years at the time of transfer.  Credit cannot be given for experiential work completed prior to enrollment in the program.


  1. To prepare students to understand themselves, colleagues and the global community, and their responsibility to be a catalyst for social change and stability.
  2. To prepare students to think, analyze, debate, and reason in the realm of ideas, data, policy, and practice.
  3. To prepare students to manage with confidence, intensity, and integrity.
  4. To prepare students to make reasoned decisions with regard to impact and consequences for individuals and the community of all people.
  5. To prepare students to understand and act in a manner that considers and develops the strengths of individuals working within and amongst organizations; and
  6. To prepare students to understand and apply ethical and value-based consideration and decision making.


  1. Make evident an understanding and command over key concepts, theories and data regarding society, challenges and opportunities for organizations in the public sector.
  2. To be able to critically evaluate research, literature, and to gather, organize, process, and interpret quantitative data.
  3. Make evident an understanding of the process of management and supervision of personnel.
  4. Demonstrate their ability to fiscally manage an organization and to pursue revenue and manage expenses.
  5. Develop the writing and presentation skills to communicate to a variety of professional audiences.
  6. To be able to articulate strategies for reform and human empowerment related to their own contexts.
  7. To be aware of ethical and legal issues concerning management roles and responsibilities in a wide range of non-profit organizations.
  8. To be able to successfully market and convey the mission of non-profit organizations.
  9. To be able to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate plans and outcomes to expand the effectiveness of organizations.

The Master of Science in Organization Management degree, with Concentrations in Criminal Justice, Management, and Human Development, is designed to provide practitioners with the essential administrative and management knowledge, skills, and professional capacities to perform as mid-level managers advancing to leadership roles in non-profit organizations.  A core benefit of this program is the diverse professional environment that stimulates exchange and integration of learning.

The MSM prepares administrators and managers for advancement from entry-level administration through mid-level management into leadership roles.  An essential element within MSM is the flexibility in the choice of electives to meet the unique needs and outcomes for the individual student.  To maximize access to and completion of the programs, coursework is presented by Telecom, Online, Independent Study, Directed Reading, on-campus, and transfer of credits.


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