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This concentration provides people working in organizations in various capacities the skills needed to succeed and advance. Students will gain skills in oral and written communication, leadership and management, negotiation, teamwork, critical thinking, and research. Courses include business, communication studies, and psychological perspectives on behavior in organizations and methods of addressing human resources related problems. This concentration should appeal to students who would like to develop a professional skill set that is broad both in content and application.

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

M.I.S. Requirements
13 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 501 - Humanities Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 502 - Social Sciences Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 503 - Natural Sciences Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 510 - Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (4 credit hours)

Concentration Requirements
15 credit hours

  • PSY-P 505/PSY-B 319 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • IDIS-D 512/ENG-W 331 - Business & Administrative Writing, or
  • PSY-P 512 - Grant Writing
  • IDIS-D 512/SPCH-S 440 - Organizational Communication
  • ISID-D 512/BUS-W 320 - Leadership and Ethics
  • One elective*

Thesis Requirement
6 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 601 - Graduate Project/Thesis
  • IDIS-D 602 - Graduate Project/Thesis

*Elective: Students will choose from a variety of courses that allow them to give their degrees a particular vocational focus. For example, students who would like to know more about Human Resources Management can take either IDIS-D 512/BUS-Z 441 (Wage and Salary Administration) or IDIS-D 512/BUS-Z 445 (Human Resource Selection). Although IDIS-D 512/BUS-Z 440 (Personnel-Human Resource Management) is a prerequisite for these courses, faculty have agreed that PSY-P 505/PSY-B 319 (required for the concentration) can serve as an equivalent course.

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