2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Management MS


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Business Programs (Undergraduate and Graduate)

College of Business
Department Chair David Gargone, EdD

Faculty

Soumendra N. Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Business, BSc University of Calcutta; MA Jawaharlal Nehru University; MA, PhD Clark University

Mary B. Carden, Professor Emerita of Business, BS College Misericordia; MA New York University; MBA University of Scranton

Fred J. Croop, Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; EdD Northcentral University

David Gargone, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Scranton; MAT Rockford College; EdD United States Sports Academy

Zhen Ma, Associate Professor of Business, BA City University of New York Queens College; PhD City University of New York Graduate Center

Charles J. Makar, Instructor of Business, BA, BS, MBA Wilkes University

John Mellon, Associate Professor of Business, BS The Pennsylvania State University; MBA University of New Haven; EdD George Washington University

Allen C. Minor, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Baltimore; MS University of South Carolina; DBA Nova Southeastern University

Ronald V. Petrilla, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Bloomsburg State College; MS University of Scranton; PhD University of Pennsylvania

Corina Slaff, Associate Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; PhD Capella University

Thomas J. Sweetz, Instructor of Business, BA Moravian College; MS College Misericordia

Joshua D. Winneker, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Muhlenberg College; JD Seton Hall University School of Law

David F. Zinn, Instructor of Business, BS West Virginia University; MS University of Tennessee; MA Cumberland College

Program and Student Learning Outcomes

The business department aims to prepare students for success in both their careers and life. This is accomplished through a holistic and integrated approach to learning which enable students to adapt to new and changing business paradigms. The deparment aims to develop students analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to help them to integrate real-world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices. Importantly, the department emphasizes the development of a framework for ethical decision-making, and strives to give students the ability to recognize and understand awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business. Consequently, students should develop the ability to recognize and understand the values of mercy, justice, and hospitality.

Upon completion of any business program (accounting, business administration, health care management, management, marketing, sport management, MBA, master of science in organizational management), graduates will:

Program Learning Outcome 1: Students will use critical concepts and fundamental principles in the core business disciplines.
Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will comprehend and integrate major concepts and principles in the functional areas of business, economics, accounting, finance, marketing and management.


Program Learning Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will present ideas, using appropriate technologies, effectively in oral and written forms for differing professional audiences.

 

Program Learning Outcome 3: Students will think critically and analytically in the business sphere.
Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will analyze and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools to solve business problems and evaluate information critically to formulate sound business decisions.


Program Learning Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate comprehension of the importance of social and ethical concepts in business.
Student Learning Outcome 4: Students will be able to identify and assess ethical and social responsibilities of business organizations.


Program Learning Outcome 5: Students will comprehend the impact of globalization on the business environment.
Student Learning Outcome 5: Students will be able to evaluate cultural diversity and integrate global trends in their business decision making.

Master of Science in Organizational Management

Department Chair David Gargone, EdD
Program Advisor Corina Slaff, PhD

Philosophy

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.

Program

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.

Admission Criteria

Full Admission - Applicants are eligible for full admission to the graduate program if they either have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Conditional Admission - Applicants who have a GPA of less than 3.0 may be conditionally accepted into the program and restricted to taking a maximum of six (6) OM credits. Students accepted conditionally will be required to receive a grade of B or better in each one of the two courses and an overall GPA of minimum 3.0. At the completion of these first six credits their file will be reviewed and if all these conditions will not be met, they will not be able to continue in the program and will be dismissed. The decision for the conditional accept rests with the graduate admissions committee.

English Language Proficiency

For applicants for whom English is not the first language spoken, or if English is not the primary language spoken in the applicant’s home, the applican must submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following are the minimum score requirements:

Internet-based TOEFL exam (iBT): The Internet-based TOEFL has four subsections, with a grading scale for each section from 1 to 30 (30 being the highest score). Misericordia University will look closely at the score for each section rather than the total score. The minimum scores for each section are as follows:

  Writing: 22
  Speaking: 22
  Reading: 22
  Listening: 22

Students should indicate on the registration form that they wish the test results to be sent directly to Misericordia University. The TOEFL code for Misericordia University is 2087.

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).

Curriculum


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.

Specializations


The program offers an opportunity for students to concentrate their elective courses in one of four areas of special interest: human resource management, management, healthcare management, or sport management.

Track I: Human Resource Management (12 credits)


Clearly a need exists for the development of professional competencies and skills in human resource management that deal with management issues that arise or relate to the people-side of the organization. The program provides opportunities to develop skills and a knowledge base necessary to exert effective leadership 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.

Track II: Management (12 credits)


The management specialization provides students with opportunities to acquire and practice the functions of management and to understand the characteristics of leadership, particularly within for-profit private and publicly traded organizations.

Track III: Healthcare Management (12 credits)


Track IV: Sport Management (12 credits)


Other Options


Dual Degree Options


Those interested should refer to the corresponding undergraduate program section for further details on the program.

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