The objective of the Master of Science Program in Organizational Behavior is to provide professionals and managers with the latest knowledge and techniques for addressing critical human issues in rapidly changing organizations to achieve high quality, productivity and job satisfaction.
The course of study is designed for students with a wide variety of experience and needs. These range from human resource practitioners who need to update and broaden their qualifications to those with diverse backgrounds
who wish to acquire the expertise to enter a field related to one of the following concentrations:
- Human Resource Management
- Management of Change
- Training and Development
- Human Resource Information Systems
Some of the unique aspects of the program focus on topics that address rapidly changing organizational environments, such as:
- Managing the impact of changing technology on people and organizations.
- Motivating knowledge workers to stay up-to-date with developments in their field
- Conflict resolution in turbulent and uncertain environments
- Designing new organizational structures that are more responsive to rapid change
- Career management in restructuring companies
- Training and development innovations to cope with changing job requirements
- Utilizing job and workplace design to improve motivation and performance
- Addressing human resource issues in organizations affected by globalization
- Outsourcing as a human capital strategy
- Developing effective leadership and teamwork
- Enhancing organizational effectiveness through human resource information systems and web-based human resource technologies
Because most Polytechnic students are working professionals, many with managerial responsibilities, class schedules are offered in the evenings after normal office hours. Seminar-style classes, emphasizing participation and discussion, enable organizational behavior students to receive individual attention and to work closely with faculty as well as classmates, often in teams.
An active, award-winning student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides extracurricular opportunities for professional seminars, workshops and networking to enhance individual career development. With the unique knowledge and skills acquired from the Organizational Behavior Program, graduates have been able to pursue successful careers in prestigious firms ranging from high-tech to financial institutions as well as in the public sector, or as private consultants.