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Organizational Management

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Fred Croop

Organizational Management  

PHILOSOPHY: Misericordia University's Master of Science degree in Organizational Management(MSOM) educates individuals for successful careers as managers in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in both private and public 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.

PROGRAM: The program prepares students for responsible organizational leadership. Faculty encourage students to think deeply and broadly from a systems view point 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 the application of that theory in various managerial situations.

CURRICULUM: The program consists of thirty-six (36) credit hours of study which can be completed on a part-time basis. Students must complete a core curriculum of twenty-four (24) credits and a specialization area of twelve (12) credits. The areas of opportunity for specialization are: Human Resource Management, Healthcare Management, Management, and Information Technology Management.

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Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management specialization prepares students to develop skills and knowledge necessary to become effective leaders in the management of human resources in a variety of organizational settings including corporations, health and health-related facilities, local, regional and state governments and other complex organizations. Graduates develop professional competencies and skills to deal with issues such as selection and compensation, as well as employee motivation and development.


The Management specialization provides students with the ability to understand the characteristics of leadership and to develop and use a variety of management skills and prescriptions in organizational environments. Graduates are prepared to assume managerial roles in for-profit, private or publicly-traded corporations, companies and businesses.

Healthcare Management

The Healthcare Management specialization prepares students for a management career in the fast-paced and dynamic healthcare sector. The student will develop effective leadership skills specific to this changing environment.  Students will receive a broad-based background in finance and legal issues pertaining to the healthcare field, and gain an understanding of principles critical for organizational success.

Information Technology

Information and the technology that supports it are valuable resources to organizations. Their proper management is critical for organizational success. The Information Technology Management specialization provides conceptual and skill-based components in both technological and managerial areas that allow graduates to meet the increasing information needs of organizations.

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For information on the MSOM program, please contact David Pasquini at 570-674-8183, toll free at 1-866-262-6363; e-mail