MBA Organizational Effectiveness

The Organizational Effectiveness major is designed to educate students in the leading edge of theory and practice associated with the management of employees and the design of organizations. It spans topics from understanding the behavior of individuals and groups to designing management systems and structures to support business strategy. It serves students with a range of career objectives: (1) those who seek leadership positions focusing on employees in organizations; (2) those interested in consulting in the area of organizational effectiveness or management consulting more generally; and (3) those interested in balancing a more technical academic and business backgrounds with greater depth in understanding behavioral and management expertise.

Requirements for the Major

The major requires four credit units. You must take at least 1.00 cu of core courses. If you have more than 1.00 cu of core courses from the first list below, you may count an additional 1.00 cu of core courses towards the second list. Only one credit unit of pass/fail coursework can be counted toward the major.

  1. Organizational Effectiveness required courses (1.00 cu of core courses are required from the list below):
    MGMT 611 – Managing the Established Enterprise (1.00 cu)
    OR
    MGMT 612 – Managing the Emerging Enterprise (1.00 cu)
    OR
    MGMT 613 – Managing the Established Enterprise (WEMBA only)
  2. Plus 3 credit units of the following:
    MGMT 610 – Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership (0.5 cu; required course)
    MGMT 624 – Leading Diversity in Organizations (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 625 – Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation and the Board (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 671 – Executive Leadership (1.00 cu; WEMBA only)
    MGMT 691 – Negotiations (1.00 cu)
    MGMT 751 –  Strategic Management of Human Assets (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 772 – Power & Politics in Organizations (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 773 – Managing Organizational Change (1.00 cu)
    MGMT 793 – People Analytics (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 794 – Understanding Careers (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 802 – Innovation, Change, & Entrepreneurship (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 816 – Building Human Assets in Entrepreneurial Ventures (0.5 cu)
    MGMT 892 – Advanced Study Project in Management (1.00 cu)

Advisors: (for current Wharton Students only, Prospective students should contact the Admissions Office) Adrian TschoeglAllison Elias
Telephone: 215.898.1149

For additional information or to apply visit the MBA website.