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Organizational Studies Major

The Organizational Studies degree at Grand View is a powerful combination of management, social science, and technical skills courses that create a unique interdisciplinary program. You will also have training in human relationships and diversity, two topics that are vital to the success of businesses and organizations in our modern world. You’ll finish the program with the management and leadership skills to work in a variety of careers.

Why Grand View?

  • Organizational studies students enrich the skills through exposure to course work in the arts, social sciences, humanities and the sciences.
  • A great option for adult learners who would like to complete their education.
  • Experienced faculty who are dedicated to your personal goals and success.
Career Options

Depending on what concentration you select, graduates of Organizational Studies can continue their education in graduate school or begin their career in positions such as:

  • Marketing 
  • Management
  • Human Resources 
  • Corporate Recruiting
  • Police Officer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Private Detective
  • City Manager
  • City Development Manager

What Can I Do With This Major?

Course Requirements

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Student Testimonials

Dr. Alec ZamaDr. Alec Zama

“Alec Zama has always pushed me to do my best. When needing help, he always goes out of his way to find the resources to help me. Every time I receive an accomplishment, he ensures to recognize it by sending a quick "congratulations" email. He is one of my go-to persons.” - Magda Almendarez

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Awards and Accomplishments

Cathy Beck-Cross • Assistant professor of sociology, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 IEREA Distinguished Research Award by the Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association. Her paper is titled Individual, Family, School, and Community Predictors of High School Male Suicidal Behaviors: An Analysis of 2010 Iowa Youth Survey Data

Alex Zama • Assistant professor of business, has presented a paper, at the Midwest Academy of Management Conference (MAM), titled: Impact of High-CSE CEO on Top Management Team Composition and Size. He has been a reviewer and presenter at MAM since 2009. He has also been a key note speaker at the Leadership Iowa Luncheon.

Why Organizational Studies?

  • The major is a great opportunity to turn an associates degree into a baccalaureate degree or complete a B.A. that was never finished.
  • Grand View offers evening and weekend classes for adult learners who are working while finishing their degree.
  • It is a way to continue moving up in a career path and better preparing the student to reach their goals.
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