2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Behavior, Human Capital Engineering & Analytics Concentration, M.S.


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

The Curriculum


In any concentration there are four components to the Master of Science in Organizational Behavior degree:

  1. Core Courses (required)
  2. Concentration Courses (including required electives)
  3. Free Electives
  4. Research Project

A total of 12 courses (36 credits) are required in these four components, as described below.

1. Core Courses


Core courses provide an introduction to the theory, research and practice basic to the field of organizational behavior. This scientific foundation consists of three core courses upon which the student can build a more applied cutting-edge specialization within the degree program.

Students who have previously completed courses as undergraduates in any of these areas 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. The core courses should be taken as early in the program as possible.

Required Core Courses: 9 Credits


2. Areas of Concentration


Students are expected to choose an area of concentration, representing the applications or technologies, built on the scientific foundations from the field of Organizational Behavior. This may be one of the four concentrations listed below or, with the Academic Director’s approval, a concentration may be revised to consist of 18 credits of courses designed to meet a student’s special needs.

Each concentration consists of 9 credits of required courses plus 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 course as undergraduates 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. Other courses must be substituted, with permission of the Academic Director.

Courses in each of the four areas of concentration are shown below:

3. Free Electives: 6 Credits Maximum


Up to 6 credits of related graduate courses may be chosen from any program at Polytechnic with the Academic Director’s permission.

4. Research Project: 3 Credits


All students must submit an independent research project, typically during the final semester.

Human Capital Engineering & Analytics: 18 Credits


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