College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences
Degree MS, Organizational Management
Department Chair Timothy Kearney, PhD
Program Advisor John L. Kachurick, DBA
The master of science degree in organizational management educates individuals for successful careers as managers in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in both public and private spheres. The program reflects a management perspective, which assumes that the professional manager is able to analyze problems, synthesize solutions, communicate decisions and understand the organizational impact of those decisions.
The program prepares students for responsible organizational leadership. Faculty encourages students to think deeply and broadly from a systems viewpoint about the roles, functions, and tasks of a manager and to develop and use a variety of management skills and prescriptions in organizational environments. The program stresses not only management theory, but also the application of that theory in various managerial situations.
Full Admission - Applicants are eligible for full admission to the graduate program if they either have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, or a score on the MAT or GRE of at least the 35th percentile.
Conditional Admission - Applicants who have a GPA of less than 3.0 and an MAT or GRE score below the 35th percentile may be conditionally accepted to the program and restricted to taking a maximum of six (6) OM credits. At the completion of the first six (6) credits their file will be reviewed and if their GPA is less than 3.0 they will not be able to continue in the program and will be dismissed.
Completion and Degree Requirements
Please see the Graduate Program Standing and Graduation Requirements for Graduate Students sections of the catalog (in the "Policies and Procedures" section under Graduate Academics at Misericordia University).
The program consists of 36 credits of study that can be completed on a part-time basis. Students must complete a core curriculum of 24 credits and a specialization area of 12 credits.
Core Courses (24 Credits)
The program offers an opportunity for students to concentrate their elective courses in one of four areas of special interest: human resource management, information technology management, management, or not-for-profit management.