Online Organizational Behavior, Systems and Analytics Master's Degree

You must complete 36 credits with an average of B or better to obtain a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior, Systems & Analytics at the School of Engineering.

In any of the concentrations listed below, there are 4 components you should address in order to receive the degree:

A maximum of 9 transfer credits may be granted for graduate courses completed elsewhere, as evaluated by the Academic Director.

NOTE: Please refer to the Course Catalog to view course descriptions by course number if information is not listed below.

Admissions Requirements

The admissions requirements for this program are parallel to the on-campus requirements. View the Organizational Behavior, Systems and Analytics, MS admissions requirements.


Core Courses (9 Credits)

The required courses below should be taken as early in the program as possible. They provide an introduction to the theory, research, and practice basic to the field of organizational behavior.

If you have previously completed undergraduate courses in any of the areas, you may be excused from taking them by presenting proof of competence and receiving waivers from the Academic Director. Other courses must be substituted with permission of the Academic Director.

Areas of Concentration (18 Credits)

You are expected to choose at least one area of concentration representing the applications or technology built on the scientific foundation in the organizational behavior core courses. This may be 1 of the 5 oncentrations listed below or, with the Academic Director’s approval, a concentration may be revised to consist of at least 18 credits of courses designed to meet your particular needs. In some cases, a second concentration may be pursued, with the Academic Director's approval.

Each concentration consists of 9 credits of required courses, plus at least 9 credits of elective courses selected from a list in each concentration. Courses in each concentration may consist of both 3 credit and 1.5 credit courses.

Students who have previously completed a specific undergraduate course in any of the areas of concentration may be excused from taking that course by presenting proof of competence and receiving a waiver from the Academic Director.

Human Capital Engineering & Analytics (minimum of 18 credits)

The concentration in human capital engineering and analytics will provide you with the latest innovations in HR management systems that integrate talent management, workforce analytics, knowledge management, process re-engineering, and other applications of organization science as well as industrial engineering to more effectively recruit, develop and retain talent for attaining organizational effectiveness.

Required Courses (9 credits)

Electives (Select at least 9 credits):

Human Resource Management

The concentration in human resource management will prepare you to deal with the critical human issues involved in staffing, evaluating, and rewarding employees in an era of rapidly changing work environments.

Required Courses

Electives (Select at least 9 credits):

Human Resource Information Systems

The concentration in human resource information systems integrates knowledge and skills in information systems and web-based technologies together with human resource management to achieve organizational effectiveness.

Required Courses

Electives Select at least 9 credits:

Management of Change

The concentration in management of change provides you with the latest tools and techniques necessary to guide organizations and their employees through periods of rapid, potentially disruptive change, especially transitions created by changing technologies.

Required Courses

Electives (Select at least 9 credits):

Training and Development

The concentration in training and development will prepare you to design, administer, and evaluate complex training and development programs, particularly in organizations affected by the introduction of new technology.

Required Courses

Electives (Select at least 9 credits):

Free Electives (Optional 6 Credits Maximum)

You may choose up to two graduate courses with Academic Director's approval (may be used for a second concentration).

Research Project (3 Credits)

You must submit an independent research project (MG 9343), typically during your final semester.