Management and Organizational Development Major
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Management & Organizational Development provides expertise in management, human dynamics, and organizational development for business and public administration. This interdisciplinary program takes a systems approach to the problems, principles and practices of management, incorporating conceptual and theoretical knowledge. Learn more about the admissions process.
- Attend class one evening per week (Classes are only offered at the Harrisonburg campus)
- Complete your studies in about 15 months
- Study with other working adults
- Must be at least 25 years of age
- Must have current work experience (or significant volunteer experience)
- Must demonstrate satisfactory writing ability
Study in this program exposes you to:
- The importance of developing organizations in a variety of areas – human resource administration, interpersonal relationships, adult development models and motivation theory.
- The practical application of skills and theories in the classroom and through a field-based research project (applied research project).
- The evaluation of issues and concepts central to the practice of management through the perspectives of historical, cultural, biblical and ethical standards.
Management and organizational development graduates work in:
- Businesses: manufacturing, retail, health, engineering, housing, recreation, transportation, legal, marketing, human resources, computer information systems, accounting & finance, administration and banking.
- Service Agencies: health services, department of corrections, community mental health organizations, religious organizations, education, non-profit organizations, police and fire departments and local government.