MA in Organizational Sciences
The Master of Arts in Organizational Sciences degree pushes the bounds of strategic leadership. Courses apply theories of organizational management and effectiveness to real-world objectives like employee retention and workplace culture change.
Faculty share a strong foundation in systems thinking and work closely with students in small classes. Graduates emerge prepared to successfully manage organizations at the individual, group and environmental levels.
Note: The Organizational Sciences MA is an Open Enrollment Master’s Program at the Arlington Graduate Education Center.
- Fall Semester: April 1 (February 1 for fellowship/assistantship applicants)
- Spring Semester: October 1
Organizational Science Info Session: November 10
Join us online for an information session discussing the field of organizational science and communication and GW's Master of Arts in Organizational Sciences.
Outcomes and Focuses
"What we learned in the classroom translated so easily to our everyday lives ... how organizations work internally, how they interact with outside organizations and how things can change within."
MA '16, Organizational Management
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
36 credits, including 27 credits in required courses, 9 credits in elective courses, and successful completion of a master’s comprehensive examination.
|ORSC 6104||Statistics in Management, Administration, and Policy Studies|
|ORSC 6209||Management Systems|
|ORSC 6216||Theories and Management of Planned Change|
|ORSC 6219||Managerial Economics|
|ORSC 6241||Strategic Management and Policy Formation|
|ORSC 6242||Organizational Communication and Conflict Management|
|or COMM 6242||Organizational Communication and Conflict Management|
|ORSC 6243||Seminar: Leadership in Complex Organizations|
|ORSC 6245||Seminar: Organizational Behavior|
|ORSC 6259||Psychology of Individual and Group Decision Making|
|9 credits from the following:|
|ORSC 6212||Current Issues in Personnel Testing and Selection|
|ORSC 6214||Personnel Training and Performance Appraisal Systems|
|ORSC 6217||Productivity and Human Performance|
|ORSC 6222||Theory and Practice of Compensation Management|
|ORSC 6223||Collective Bargaining|
|ORSC 6224||Persuasion and Negotiation|
|or COMM 6150||Persuasion|
|ORSC 6246||Comparative Management|
|ORSC 6248||Strategic Human Resource Planning|
|ORSC 6250||Leadership Coaching: Principles and Practices|
|ORSC 6251||Team Coaching and Facilitation|
|ORSC 6295||Directed Research|
|ORSC 6297||Special Topics|
|ORSC 6298||Directed Readings|
|Successful completion of a master’s comprehensive examination.|