Organizational Behavior Management Master’s
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MASTER OF SCIENCE - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
With an organizational behavior management master's degree, graduates use their expertise to help companies improve efficiency and increase employee productivity. Faced with operating in an increasingly competitive global economy, businesses of all sizes, including nonprofit groups and governmental organizations, seek consultants with organizational behavior management (OBM) training to evaluate corporate systems and staff using a behavioral scientific approach.
Florida Tech's organizational behavior management master's program is among only a few in the world that focuses on OBM principles. Graduates of the program have the skills and experience to either consult in a corporate environment or create their own firm. This specialized expertise addresses organizational efficiency and success, allowing graduates to:
- Assist managers with training and staff development
- Improve staff performance, productivity and behavioral safety
- Reduce absenteeism and staff turnover
- Aid personnel selection and placement
- Improve direct-line supervision of employees
Florida Tech also offers a master's degree that combines organizational behavior management with applied behavior management for a wider range of expertise.
Students attending the organizational behavior management master's degree program at Florida Tech learn in an accredited program:
- The Association for Behavior Analysis International accredits Florida Tech's School of Behavior Analysis programs.
- The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB®) approves the core course sequence.
- The BACB has approved the Intensive Practical Training in Behavior Analysis as meeting the intensive practicum requirements for the experiential component of the BCBA examination.
- Florida Tech's master's in ABA and OBM prepares students with the requirements to take the BCBA examination immediately upon graduation.
Respected Faculty – Close Knit Learning Environment
Florida Tech has more faculty teaching in the fields of organizational behavior management and applied behavior management (ABA) than other universities, with all core faculty board certified behavior analysts. Florida Tech's low student-to-faculty ratio encourages close collaboration and mentorship as well as individual creativity and leadership.
Students working towards an organizational behavior management master's develop their expertise through class discussions of case studies, involvement in research and internship opportunities, even participating in developing solutions for performance problems in organizations.
Many professors are published authors and experts on many facets of ABA and OBM, such as behavioral economics, self-control, sports psychology, employee efficiency and others. Florida Tech professors are involved in ongoing research at the world-renowned Scott Center for Autism Treatment, located on Florida Tech's campus. Working alongside professors who provide one-on-one attention during research and client interaction, organizational behavior management master's degree students earn visibility as research professionals and colleagues, able to study and work in the field.
Florida Tech's dedication to research and state-of-the-art facilities creates the perfect environment to earn an organizational behavior management master's degree. Internship opportunities at Scott Center for Autism Treatment give students an opportunity to apply learned skills by analyzing internal processes for efficiency and evaluating staff for effectiveness.
The Society for Performance Management provides students with the opportunity to discuss, research and present projects on many areas of OBM. Students earning an organizational behavior management master's degree get a head start on building a portfolio of consulting experience and published work through organizations and research centers located both on and off campus.
Diverse Career Options
Graduating with an organizational behavior management master's degree positions students for a wide variety of career options. Businesses ranging from local organizations, multinational Fortune 500 companies, government organizations and nonprofit groups employ Florida Tech OBM graduates as consultants, high-level managers and executives.
Graduates with an organizational behavior management master's degree can also pursue further study in the discipline by choosing to obtain a Ph.D. at Florida Tech. On average, graduates with a Ph.D. have higher salaries and employment rates than those with a master's or bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Doctoral students receive significant assistantships from The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, and often continue into academia as professors to teach the next generation of students.