Organizational Behavior Studies Major

Organizational Behavior Studies is a program that focuses on the scientific study of the behavior and motivations of individuals functioning in organized groups, and its application to business and industrial settings.

Organizational Behavior Studies majors and degree programs likely include instruction in organization theory, industrial and organizational psychology, social psychology, sociology of organizations, reinforcement and incentive theory, employee relations strategies, organizational power and influence, organization stratification and hierarchy, leadership styles, and applications of operations research and other methodologies to organizational analysis.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Organizational Behavior (use the College Search feature and enter " Organizational Behavior " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Organizational Behavior Studies?

The public sector, the private sector, nonprofits, and academia all hire organizational behavior professionals.  Career paths vary greatly across industry.  Typically, an entry level job requires a bachelor’s degree.  Additional qualifications may provide further opportunity for advancement.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Organizational Behavior Studies:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



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