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Organizational Performance Degree - Master of Science

Degree Information

The Master of Science, Organizational Performance Program prepares students to meet the changing roles and demands of management by preparing them to become effective leaders and facilitators of performance improvement initiatives, organizational development project, and change management strategies.


Major Requirements (36 credit hours)

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  • MSOP 602 Performance Management

    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.
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  • MSOP 606 Designing and Conducting Performance Improvement Interventions

    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.
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  • MSOP 610 Coaching and Mentoring for High Performance

    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.
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  • MSOP 614 Leading for Innovation

    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.
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  • MSOP 618 Leading Organizational Change

    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.
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  • MSOP 622 Stimulating Creativity in Organizations

    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.
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  • MSOP 626 Organizational Design

    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.
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  • MSOP 630 Talent Management

    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.
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  • MSOP 634 Ethical Decision Making

    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.
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  • MSOP 638 Crafting a Strategic Vision

    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.
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  • MSOP 642 Applied Management Research

    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.
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  • MSOP 646 Applied Project

    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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