Organizational Analysis

Organizational analysis provides an understanding of the human and structural elements that influence an organization's effectiveness. For most students, this area of interest should be combined with one or more functional areas of interest.

Job titles of alumni in organizational analysis and general management include president, owner, vice president, organization consultant, managing partner, business analyst, program manager, senior manager, and project manager.

Students interested in organizational analysis benefit from the professional, leadership and networking opportunities from the wide range of student professional organizations available, including the Atkinson Consulting Association.

The elective courses listed in the column to the right are recommended for students interested in Organizational Analysis. Students may select courses from the list and from other areas of interest to build a customized individual program that meets their specific goals.

Elective courses in each area of interest are offered every year. It is possible that a specific course may not be offered in a given year and that previous courses will be replaced by new courses. Current and recent course schedules are available at http://www.willamette.edu/mba/for_students/full_time/course_schedules/index.html

Recommended Elective Courses

Students may select courses from the list and from other areas of interest to build a customized individual program that meets their specific goals.

  • GSM 6211 - Managing Organizational Change
  • GSM 6229 - Principles of Management Consulting
  • GSM 6236 - HR Principles and Practices
  • GSM 6249 - Project Management
  • GSM 6265 - Not-for-Profit Governance and Management
  • GSM 6268 - Leadership
  • GSM 6276 - Social Networks for Managers
  • GSM 6289 - The Business of Government
  • GSM 6286 - Negotiation
  • GSM 7251 - Internship

(Students are also encouraged to complete at least one quantitative oriented elective course.)