Master’s in Organizational Behavior Degree Overview
Arm yourself with the tools you need to navigate the complex and rapidly changing world of business with our Master’s in Organizational Behavior degree program.
This higher education program that is available on-ground and online is designed as an 18-month scholar/practitioner-style program with a curriculum built with a focus on management and organizational behavior, shared learning, dialogue, and experience with working professionals, from seminars with distinguished faculty, and from an emphasis on managerial skill development that focuses on the human side of business.
The coursework in the organizational behavior masters degree also helps develop leadership skills and strategic management.
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In the field of Organizational Behavior, it is vital that you understand the diverse needs of the hearts and minds that give life to an organization. Build cultural competence skills so that you’re prepared to work with any organization and any employee, anywhere in the world.
CSPP is a proud member of the nation’s top network of industry leaders, the Organizational Development Education Association, a sub-group of the National Organization Development Network.
A Growing Field
This degree most frequently leads to a career in human resources management (HRM), which according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS), is expected grow over the next 10 years. Applicants with a master’s degree will be attractive in this competitive landscape.
Travis Bradberry, PhD is an award-winning author, president of a professional consultancy firm, and California School of Professional Psychology alumnus. After receiving his PhD in both clinical and industrial-organizational psychology, he went on to write the #1 bestseller Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founded the world’s premier provider of emotional intelligence (EQ) TalentSmart. Bradberry set out on a quest to improve the way we build relationships in the workplace and enhance our professional capacity by understanding our emotional intelligence. After all, as he points out, “We experience 27 discernible emotions every hour,” and we can’t just ignore that. “We are emotional creatures before we are rational creatures. We have an emotional reaction to events before we have rational reactions to events…that’s just the way we’re wired,” says Bradberry. He knows that emotions drive behavior and focuses on how to build awareness of that in order to improve professional practice.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the career outlook for graduate students of the degree program?
Earning an Organizational Behavior Master’s degree most frequently leads to a career in Human Resources Management (HRM), and the Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the HRM field will grow by 9% over the next 10 years, which is slightly above average when compared to the national career field. While growth is mostly in line with the national average, there is expected to be an increased amount of competition for these positions and applicants with certifications or a master’s degree—particularly those with a concentration in human resource management—will have the best job prospects moving forward.
What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?
Graduates armed with an Organizational Behavior Master’s degree often work with human resources managers, work in HRM, or similar fields in companies both large and small, and both public and private. Graduating students also have the opportunity to branch out into other fields, such as: office management, education, professional training and development, and sales management, among others.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
The overview mentions guest faculty—what does their presence provide me?
CSPP wants to provide the opportunity for students to examine special topics in the field of organization development and behavior, and the opportunity to personally interact with well-known consultants, authors, faculty and experts from the field. So, we have built in exposure to those working/writing in the field; the differing perspectives on topics not focused on in core curriculum; and assistance to students in their consideration of the opportunities available for future engagement of practice.
When does the MA in Organizational Behavior degree program start?
The Organizational Behavior masters program is offered as an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 8-week term academic calendar here.
How long does it take to complete the Master's in Organizational Behavior degree program?
The degree program is a 34-credit program and takes a minimum of 4 years to complete, across 9 terms.
Degree Campus Locations in California
The Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior program is offered on-campus. Click an image below to learn more about each campus and what each one has to offer.
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The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is Alliant’s cornerstone school and was built on a legacy of thought leadership, multicultural competence, and quality of care. CSPP’s programs pair hands-on professional practice with academic rigor in order to prepare the next generation of psychologists and mental health care professionals.