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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

Requirements (45 credits)

BSAD 310 Principles of Management 3 credits
BSAD 365 Project Management 3 credits
BSAD 375 Human Resource Management 3 credits
ENGL 309 Writing for Business 3 credits
BSAD / SOCS 410 Organizational Behavior 3 credits
PSYC / SOCS 310 Social Psychology 3 credits
BSAD 452 or
SOCS 450 or
POLS 450
Service Management Capstone Seminar or
Senior Seminar or
Senior Seminar
3 credits
INTS 450 Capstone Project 1 credit

Take either 12-15 credits in Technical Skills or take all of the following:

  • PSYC 101 General Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOCS 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOCS 315 Social Problems (3 credits)
  • Any 399 Internship or other approved course (prerequisites and outcomes vary by subject)
Take 9-12 credits additional coursework in Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Communication, History, Political Science 9-12 credits

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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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