Peru State College Online

Online Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM)

Program Overview

Online Master's Degree in Organizational Management Overview

Are you eager to push beyond the status quo and find new ways to help an organization thrive? Is your goal to be a leader and drive positive change? If so, our online Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM) may be the ideal next step for you and your career.

At Peru State College Online, you'll enjoy an online MSOM program that focuses specifically on entrepreneurship and economic development. Unlike the makeup of typical MBA programs, the entrepreneurial slant of our graduate-level business education will boost your competitiveness in a climate hungry for innovators and difference-makers.

You'll graduate confident in your new knowledge, ready to blaze your own trails or those of your company. With modern curriculum offered in an engaging online format, Peru State College's 36-credit-hour MSOM is achievable in as little as 24 months. Robust classes like New Venture Planning and E-Commerce will prepare you to be more strategic, more decisive, and contribute at your best – whether working for a large company wanting to expand into new areas, or preparing your own company for growth.

Our online MSOM degree often checks the box for promotion opportunities and can lead to a higher earning potential. It also serves as a stepping stone to earning your doctorate, another impressive goal.

In a world that continually shifts and evolves, your education can make all the difference in keeping you moving forward, too. Narrowing your focus, Peru State College Online's MSOM forges the way to an amazing future waiting for you.

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$380/Credit Hour

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36 Credit Hours

Why Choose a MS in Organizational Management Online?

At Peru State College Online, all MSOM courses are eight and 16 weeks, and taught by expert faculty, who possess an in-depth understanding of practical and theoretical issues associated with organizational management, entrepreneurship and business development. Their priority is to stay on top of new trends and emerging best business practices. And through continually refreshed, robust curriculum, you are ensured exciting new knowledge to enhance your career.

In each course, you'll have the opportunity to explore your own business and community enhancement projects. And you'll top it off by completing a 16-week internship, thesis or action research project in advanced topic areas. When all is said and done, you'll graduate uniquely prepared to start your own business, foster development of new enterprises in your community, and facilitate a company's evolution to a more innovative and growth-oriented corporate culture.

Your instructors' expertise also includes online teaching methods, and they strive for a smooth, interactive experience for you and your classmates. By keeping the online classroom smaller than you would typically find with a physical campus, the faculty is able to respond quicker, and focus on meaningful interaction with students one-on-one and as a group.

Our online testing practices are also quality-designed to help you perform at your best, with proctored exams giving way to a more personalized, less stressful experience.

Getting excited about your degree path with us? Our MSOM degree assures quality online education to accelerate your success.


Through the masters's of science in organizational management program, you can anticipate the following learning goals and outcomes:

  1. The student will be able to research, analyze and discuss theoretical and practical knowledge associated with innovation and organizational change in the public and private sectors.
  2. The student will be able to analyze and construct quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to conduct program evaluations and assist in evidence-based decision making for profit and non-profit organizations.
  3. The student will be able to plan, design, and assess entrepreneurship, economic development and financing of projects.
  4. The student will be able to demonstrate the role of technology in commerce and research.
  5. The student will be able to practice effective negotiation and mediation as a mechanism to promote change in organizations and communities.


Low Tuition, Top-Value Education

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No other per-credit hour fees

At Peru State College Online, we take it all seriously – including your education investment. Our students work hard on their education, so we do our part to make it as affordable as possible. Peru State's approach of hiqh quality at a competitive cost works well for both you and us, earning our college the distinction of being a Top ROI, Best Buy and Best Value.

What's our secret? No surprises here …

  • At a lean $380 per credit hour, our low, “one-rate, any-state” tuition simplifies things, with no other per-credit-hour fees to worry about.
  • Other cost-friendly options are available, too, like transfer credit, financial aid, and corporate or military tuition assistance, if applicable to you.
  • Finally, it's free to apply.

Less financial stress for you, enormous pride for us. Ready to make the most out of your education dollars? At Peru State College Online, you'll find transformative education offered affordably, for you.

Academic Support

An Engaged Online Community

With no physical boundaries, Peru State College's rich tradition of community on campus easily extends to our family online. You will immediately feel welcome among our circle of faculty, staff and distance learners like you.

  • Our knowledgeable instructors are experts in teaching online. Easily accessible, they include 1:1 faculty interaction, discussion boards and video conferencing as part of your experience.
  • You'll advance alongside others with similar aspirations, and benefit from knowledge sharing and motivating mutual support.
  • Free online tutoring and career services are just a few bonus features that help keep your eye on the prize.
  • And to help ensure a top-notch educational journey, your student advisor will be by your side, offering encouragement and keeping you right on track to graduation.
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Simple, Clear Application Process

Whether you'd like a little help from us or prefer to get started on your own, your journey at Peru State College Online begins with a smooth — and FREE — application process.

  • STEP ONE. Complete the Application for Admission (FREE)
  • STEP TWO. Request your official college transcripts (not required if you are transferring a bachelor's degree from Chadron State College or Wayne State College)
  • STEP THREE. Provide two recommendation forms (preferably from a supervisor/principal and coworker), a copy of your Teaching Certificate and a current Resume

We promise a speedy response to your application, averaging about 24 hours to process. From there, we'll work together to enroll and get you moving toward your graduation goal ahead.

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"Peru has helped me find my passion and achieve my dreams."
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Flexible, Quality Learning

At Peru State College Online, all MSOM courses are eight weeks and taught by expert faculty, who possess an in-depth understanding of practical and theoretical issues associated with organizational management, entrepreneurship and business development.

  • Eight-week courses
  • Multiple starts throughout the year
  • Easy Canvas navigation
  • No set daily login times
Core Courses – Required

MGMT 550 Organization Development and Change (3 Credit Hours)

Organizational development is considered as a multi-step process that may involve a wide variety of interventions. Interventions from those involving basic human processes to those requiring planning at the strategic level are considered in this course, with a particular emphasis on selecting appropriate interventions based on thoughtful diagnosis of organizational issues. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 551 Program Evaluation (3 Credit Hours)

The purposes, procedures, and techniques of effective evaluation processes are considered, with an emphasis on informing those involved in organization change efforts. Students have the opportunity to prepare a detailed evaluation plan. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 552 Management of Innovation and Growth (3 Credit Hours)

Understanding innovation as a process and creating the conditions for this process to occur successfully within an organization are the main themes of this course. Common routes to organizational growth are also considered as is dealing with issues associated with rapid growth. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 553 Conflict Management and Mediation (3 Credit Hours)

Conflict is inevitable, but it does not have to be debilitating for individuals and organizational/social systems. This course explores the theory and practice of dispute resolution using interest-based mediation and negotiation techniques. Students gain a broad understanding of mediation and negotiation strategies, learn skills that lead to greater success in managing conflict, and develop confidence in the mediation process as an effective means for resolving interpersonal, organizational, and community disputes. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 601 Study Design and Data Collection (3 Credit Hours)

The development of appropriately phrased research questions and alternative methods of inquiry are considered, as are factors influencing validity and reliability. Although survey methods are considered in detail, qualitative approaches also receive attention. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 602 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis (3 Credit Hours)

A variety of statistical techniques frequently used in social science research are covered. Using statistical software, interpreting data, and drawing appropriate conclusions are emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 660 Theories of Entrepreneurship (3 Credit Hours)

Individual and social perspectives regarding entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activity are considered with an emphasis on understanding factors that facilitate entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 661 New Venture Planning and Financing (3 Credit Hours)

Various business planning and venture financing models are considered, as are resources available to facilitate these activities. Developing skills to evaluate the decisions made in these areas by others is emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 662 E-Commerce and Internet Communication (3 Credit Hours)

E-commerce as a business model, particularly for new ventures, is considered. Sourcing support services and software for e-commerce and Internet marketing strategies are emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

MGMT 663 Economic Development (3 Credit Hours)

Economic development is considered from the perspective of a practical set of social policies, community strategies, and resources available at the local, state and federal level. Innovative regional and community approaches and planning for economic development are emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status

Thesis/Action Research Project

Students complete six hours of thesis, internship and/or research project credit in advanced topic areas. The final paper should relate to the student's area of concentration and constitute the culminating experience in the Master of Science degree program.

Two primary goals for graduate programs at Peru State College are flexibility and relevance. Students may propose to write detailed case studies, develop unique courses or programs for other institutions or the community, research and write substantial grant proposals, etc.

Guidelines and required documents for the Internship, Thesis, and Action Research Project are on the Forms & Documents page.

MGMT 695 Graduate Internship (3-6 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: Completed 27 or more credit hours & Permission of the Dean of Graduate Programs

MGMT 696 Thesis/Action Research Project I (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: Completed 27 or more credit hours & Permission of the Dean of Graduate Programs

MGMT 697 Thesis/Action Research Project II (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: Completed 27 or more credit hours & Permission of the Dean of Graduate Programs

Organizational Management Careers

With an online Master of Science in Organizational Management from Peru State College Online, you can take your career in the direction you choose. Start your own business. Become a highly respected leader. Develop your niche. Doors will open by gaining solid knowledge that can make a big impact on company structure, direction and success.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management occupations is projected to grow 7% by 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations. The median annual wage for management occupations was $105,660 in May 2019.

For those eyeing the executive suite, opportunities abound, as well. There is a 6% projected growth for executives by 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. These professionals are found in nearly every industry. They work for both small and large businesses, ranging from companies in which they are the only employee to firms with hundreds of thousands of employees.

The median annual wage for chief executives was $184,460 in May 2019. And the median annual wage for general and operations managers was $100,780 in May 2019.

While opportunities with your online MSOM cover a lot of territory and vary widely in scope, the following careers are a few of the possibilities …

    • Entrepreneur
    • Franchise Owner
    • Chief Operating Officer
    • Training Officer
    • Growth Officer
    • Sales Lead
    • Management
    • Financial Analyst
    • Corporate Recruiter
    • Strategic Planner

Be the leader sought by companies industry-wide. Channel your new confidence to go for your own dreams. Earn the master's degree that will help you reach for the career that inspires and energizes you to achieve your greatest success.

With an MSOM from Peru State College Online, you'll be well-prepared for the next exciting chapter that is just right for you.

Job titles and salaries reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Accredited and Respected

Firmly established since 1867, Peru State College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915.

HLC is an institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit degree-granting colleges and universities.

Peru State received notice in July 2022 of its continued accreditation by HLC with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2031-32.

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION Peru State College is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, for a period of 7 years, from 2015 – 2022.

Peru State College was reviewed under the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in Fall 2022 and is awaiting action on its review. Formed in 2013, CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation and administers NCATE accreditation.

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