Organizational Studies

Our students understand the analytical frameworks that surround office environments — like interpersonal, individual and group conflicts — and learn to make every personality in an organization flourish.

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What makes a company productive? Happy? Successful?

Through hands-on class projects and independent learning opportunities, you'll dive into the complexities of gender-based leadership theories — combating the negotiation challenges that women confront daily in the workplace.

The organizational studies minor or specialization is versatile, allowing students to combine multiple interests. Our students apply their advanced interpersonal skills to perfectly balance any work environment. You'll gain important leadership skills that will serve you well in life and complement any major.

Recent changes to this program will be updated here by late August. Please feel free to contact Todd Herrmann, Undergraduate Program Director, at [email protected], if you have any questions.

Required Courses

MGMT 100 Foundations of Business & Management 4
MGMT 234 Organizational Communication and Behavior 4
MGMT 320 Negotiations 4

Students select two electives from the following list:

MGMT 221 Project Management 4
MGMT 222 Human Resources Management 4
MGMT 224 Socially-Minded Leadership 4
MGMT 225 The Manager and the Legal Environment 4
MGMT 229 Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing People, Planet, & Profit 4

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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  • Minor
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Our Faculty

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Spela Trefalt

  • Associate Professor Diane K Trust Chair in Leadership Development