Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior
Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior

The mission of the M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S. in M.O.B.) program is the education of managers, organization development practitioners, human resource personnel and executives in the practice of organization change and development of high-performance organizations.

The M.S. in M.O.B. program at Benedictine University is recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in providing education geared toward managing the human side of organizations.

Competence in the "human side of enterprise," including global interdependence, talent management, and the planning of change, has become the hallmark of excellent managers and leading-edge companies. The M.S. in M.O.B. program blends a practitioner orientation with a combined academic, theoretical, and research focus to provide a relevant and balanced approach to managerial skill development. Most of all, the program fosters collaborative faculty-student relationships aimed at achieving a common goal: learning to create and sustain excellence in management. 

Learning Goals

Upon completion of Benedictine University's M.S. in M.O.B. program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to formulate and align the elements of human organizational systems, human resource systems, over their respective life cycles, including system responses to exogenous and endogenous disruption as well as planned intervention.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of Organization Development, including its historical development and key events, key thought leaders, values underlying major literatures and practices, key events and writings in their social context (political, social, economic, and personal forces).
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply and evaluate corporate strategy, ethical and socially responsible management practices, planned change interventions and productive teams for collaborate work processes.
Program Format

Benedictine University's traditional and online M.S. in M.O.B. programs are designed for working adults. The program's course schedule is ideal for those who seek flexibilitity in their course schedules and plan to register as either a full or part-time student.

On-campus courses are taught in eight-week formats during evenings and weekends. Online courses are also offered in eight-week formats.

The M.S. in M.O.B. curriculum requires ten core courses, that is, 30 semester credit hours, as well as two foundation courses, that is, six semester credit hours.  All foundation courses must be completed before enrolling in any core course. 

M.S. in M.O.B. Curriculum

Foundation Courses (subject to waiver, each is 3 credits)

  • Acct 5100 Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
  • Balt 5101 Analytical Tools for Management Decisions

Core Courses (30 semester hours, each course is 3 credits)

  • MNGT 6101 Organizational Behavior: Theory and Contemporary Practice
  • MNGT 6201 Organization Development
  • MNGT 6202 Groups and Teambuilding
  • MNGT 6203 Organization Development Consulting Skills
  • MNGT 6204 Research for Managerial Decision Making
  • MNGT 6205 Global Change 
  • MNGT 6701 Business Intelligence
  • MNGT 6301 Human Resources and Talent Management
  • MNGT 6401 Leadership and Ethics in a Global Environment
  • MNGT 6601 Project management 
Optional Concentrations

Project Management 

Project management is an in-demand skill set, spanning all industries and sectors of business. Project management leadership is a highly sought-after skill as intense global competition demands that new projects and business development be completed on time and within budget. Courses offer the student an understanding of organizational behavior as it relates to the individual, effective team-building skills, conflict management and resolution, as well as skills to effectively manage the financial side of projects.

Required courses (each course is 3 credits)

  • MNGT 6101 Organizational Behavior: Theory and Contemporary Practice
    • or MNGT 5101 Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 6601 Project Management 
  • MNGT 6602 Project Cost and Scheduling 
  • Optional course of MNGT 6603 PMP Preparation

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing uses social media platforms to engage your audience - customers, clients, stakeholders - to build your brand. Increased web traffic leads to increased sales. Advertising on various social media platforms is analyzed. Publishing content on social media platforms is considered. Listening to your audience is also examined.

Required courses (each course is 3 credits):

  • MKTG 6101 Brand and Marketing Management
  • MKTG 6102 Advanced Search and Social Media
  • MKTG 6103 Advanced Content Marketing, Automation and Google Analytics

*More concentrations will be available by the 2022-2023 school year.

For more information about this program please send inquires to

Goodwin College of Business
benedictine university
Phone: (630) 829-6018
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Darrell Radson Ph.D.
Phone: (630) 829-6018

Goodwin Hall, Room 480
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532