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MA in Organizational Management

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Organizational Management program allows students to develop professional competence in a world of rapid change. Read on to learn more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Organizational Management

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:


Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Students considering applying to the Master of Arts in Organizational Management program should have an educational or professional background in management. Applicants must have an accredited bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA and must fulfill the English Language Requirement.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Organizational Management program at Ashford University examines the human side of managing organizations. Students can study organizational behavior and group dynamics, organizational change, decision-making, marketing, human resource management, ethics, and management communication tools. The program also allows students the opportunity to focus their education by offering specializations in global management, health care administration, human resource management, organizational leadership, project management, public administration, and supply chain management. This program is part of the school's Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢, and online business students have access to vast library of resources, including curated talent and high quality content dating back almost a century, as well as unique online speaker series and webinars.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

33 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Organizational Management:

Course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • BUS 600: Management Communications with Technology Tools (3 credits)
  • MGT 601: The Functions of Modern Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 610: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • BUS 670: Legal Environment (3 credits)
  • OMM 615: Strategies: Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations (3 credits)
  • OMM 618: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • OMM 622: Financial Decision-Making (3 credits)
  • OMM 640: Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (3 credits)

Standard Specialization Requirements

  • OMM 612: Managing in Social Change (3 credits)
  • BUS 644: Operations Management (3 credits)
  • OMM 692: Organizational Management Strategy (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Management can apply to Ph.D. program. Degree opportunities may be available in fields like organizational management, business, or even economics and finance.

Career Paths:

Alternatively, graduates can pursue employment. Those with a background in organizational leadership can often enter the workforce in management positions, and they can do so at many different types of companies.

Jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Human resources
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government
  • Entrepreneurial startups