The Organizational Behavior Professional

No matter what industry you look at, individuals and their work product are part of a broad network of individuals arranged in a way that is meant to maximize productivity and decrease redundancy. In order to help move an organization forward, an individual’s communication and behavior is an important element in the success or failure or any organization. To address these issues, Organizational Behavior Specialists are fast-becoming a significant player in organizations across the country. Today’s Organizational Professionals are increasingly involved in company initiatives and strategic planning. With this evolving role, companies are now able to offer unprecedented opportunities for those entering the field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of HR professions in the US including Organizational Behavior specialists will rise faster than the national average over the next 10 years, making this a great focus for students looking to enter the business world.


The Organizational Behavior Professional Program

This program addresses how a company functions on a daily basis with the makeup of talent, roles and responsibilities, needs and various divisions that can help to effectively break up a large organization into something that can work effectively and efficiently. Students will have the opportunity to explore the behavior of the organization as a whole, the groups and individuals within it and those elements that contribute to a positive (or negative) work environment. This program examines organizational theory and application to provide a comprehensive review of individual, group, and organizational performance in relation to organizational structures in contemporary business settings.


Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast theories of organizational behavior
  • Analyze management issues as related to organizational behavior
  • Evaluate ethical issues as related to organizational behavior
  • Examine challenges of effective organizational communication
  • Differentiate the differences and similarities between leadership, power, and management
  • Assess the impact that a company’s structure and design can have on its organizational behavior
  • Assess the impact of culture on organizational behavior
  • Use Microsoft Office


Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.


National Certification

Upon successful completion of this  program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program  will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.