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Organizational Performance

Master of Science Degree

Prepare to be a respected leader of organizational effectiveness who knows how to get results. In this master's program, all core courses in the Organizational Performance degree are aligned with industry-recognized business certifications that students can work toward attaining through a corresponding applied project course.

Program Outcomes:

  • Formulate performance improvement methods to optimize synergies between human and organizational capital.
  • Generate and implement change initiatives that integrate innovation and enhance business performance.
  • Integrate the values of effective knowledge management, entrepreneurship, and systems thinking in organizational cultures.
  • Design measurement instruments that support enhanced organizational performance.
  • Develop organizational strategies that sustain competitive advantage.

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Courses in the major include:

In this course, students learn how to develop an effective performance management system that will maximize employee performance by aligning individual and group performance with organizational goals. Course topics include the history of and status on performance management, problem solving, communicating, linking organizational goals, risk and analytics.
In this course, students learn how to apply performance improvement interventions to improve output. Course topics include conducting and analyzing needs assessments, organizational design choices, selecting, implementing, and evaluating performance improvement interventions.
In this course, students learn about coaching and mentoring in relation to helping each employee improve and maintain performance for maximum output. Students learn about the differences between coaching and mentoring and identify which is useful and appropriate when interacting with employees.
In this course, students learn the importance of innovation as a fundamental source with which organizations achieve competitive advantage. The focus of the course is learning how to systematically foster innovation within an organization.
In this course, students learn how to develop and promote cultures within their organizations that not only accept, but embrace change. Students also learn how to proactively drive development in order to enable their organizations to remain competitive and relevant in the global market.
In this course, students learn how to stimulate organizational innovation by developing an environment that promotes and develops individual creativity. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and develop employee creativity as part of an overall plan to stimulate organizational innovation.
In this course, students learn how to apply advanced conceptual and theoretical perspectives to the design of organizations and the linkage mechanisms that organizations must develop to manage their environments. Students practice diagnosing and resolving organizational problems related to the growth, survival and decline of organizations. Research emphasis is placed on how size, structure, technology and organizational culture impacts operations, strategic contingencies and competitive advantage.
In this course, students learn different methods of managing talent to help build organizational cultures dedicated to value creation. Students will further study the concept of organizational talent as our top competitive advantage.
In this course, students learn how to apply ethical theory to modern ethical dilemmas. Students also learn how to utilize analytical decision-making tools within complex real-life situations.
In this course, students learn how to develop an understanding of how strategies are formulated and implemented within the organization. The integration of the functional areas of management and how to deal with the various trade-offs from the perspective of management are considered. Emphasis is placed on the role of strategy development in unifying the organization.
In this course, students perform the general art of collection, analysis and transformation of data into information for the purpose of decision making. Descriptive methods are introduced for graphical, tabular and numerical summarization of data.
In this course, students focus on organizational problem solving and entrepreneurial endeavors, with an eye toward preparing a final paper that students can use to demonstrate their managerial competencies.

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