Progressive businesses today increasingly understand the need for careful strategic management of human and other resources. The school's MORS program trains students at all levels (undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive levels) to understand how organizational design, strategy, culture leadership, compensation, decision making structures, and other human resource characteristics influence organizational performance.
Students learn to analyze complex organizations-how to identify the causes of suboptimal performance and to develop and implement effective remedies. Course work familiarizes students with the most relevant topics of the day. World-renowned faculty experts teach courses covering creativity, leadership and change management, organizational strategy, management of professionals, total quality management, organizational culture, power and politics, executive compensation, managing high-tech firms, negotiation, global management skills, and Japanese management systems. Courses in research design and methods are also emphasized at the Ph.D. level.
Coursework is supplemented by field work with local organizations and firms. Students visit local firms to examine and make recommendations on organizational problems. Industry speakers regularly visit classes as well as the student-initiated MORS club.