What to Expect
Your coursework will be split into dynamic, five-week modules on organizational behavior and related concepts plus departmental research specialties. This foundation sets you up for your own research pursuits, starting off with an integrative scholarship paper you’ll submit for a conference presentation or send to a journal for consideration. Then you’ll conduct a pilot study in your second year, giving an in-depth analysis of your chosen topic, which ideally leads into your dissertation—your main focus while you’re here. During your dissertation research, you also might choose to do extra independent projects to delve further into your chosen specialty. Former projects have combined organizational behavior with social work, political science, anthropology and even medical disciplines.
If you want to expand your studies a bit, you can earn the Appreciative Inquiry Certificate and the Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competence Inventory Certification for added professional development and emotional intelligence training.