Critical thinking, rigorous inquiry, and the acquisition of knowledge -instead of just skills- are central to the OMS curriculum, and the Business Minor is designed to give students in any major a solid grounding in the core principles of business.
The OMS major explores organizations, how they behave within the context of societal issues, how people in those organizations behave, and how those organizations are managed. Students gain a strong foundation in organization theory and behavior, statistics, research methods, and systems thinking.
The business minor-which includes courses in finance, marketing, accounting, organizational behavior, and economics, plus one elective-is designed to give students in any major a solid grounding in the core principles of business.
What is systems thinking, and why should students learn it?
According to Organization and Management Studies Prof. Ben Bruce, it's a way of thinking that enhances student's problem solving capabilities. Once you learn it, he says, it becomes a lifelong passion.