Organizational Sciences

The Organizational Sciences Program draws from a broad range of resources within the university, including organizational management, psychology, communication, economics, and statistics.

The program is based on the premise that for individuals and organizations to succeed—whether they are in the for-profit, not-for-profit, government, military, service, or manufacturing sectors—they must be ready to think and act in the most effective ways possible. Organizational Sciences is focused on preparing individuals to quickly analyze and solve problems by synthesizing information, rethinking work processes, enhancing member collaboration, sculpting organizational culture, integrating the interests of a diverse set of stakeholders, and steering the organization toward a successful future. The achievement of this requires a deeper understanding of the interactive-systems relationships among the individual, organization, and environment.

Organizational Sciences ties managerial and executive success to the integration of knowledge in three key areas: Strategy & Change Management, Leadership & Communication, and Performance & Talent Management. Each of these knowledge components are interlocking dimensions that, when fused, create a knowledge base critical for individual and organizational success.

Student-Centered Integration

Cornerstones of Organizational Sciences

  • Formulating strategic initiatives
  • Designing interactive systems
  • Implementing change
  • Managing internationally
  • Developing effective teams
  • Recruiting, training, retaining
  • Communicating internally / externally
  • Implementing transformational leadership
  • Making decisions in uncertainty
  • Negotiating and mediating
  • Measuring performance
  • Persuading with data