Organization and Human Resources


  • Studies in Organization and Human Resources (OHR) focus on the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations, the relations between individuals and organizations, organizations themselves, and the behavioral/social science foundations of these subjects.

    For the most part, specific class information is not explicitly listed on this page because of uncertainty as to when classes will be offered. Be sure to speak with your faculty advisor when deciding which classes you need to take to plan your curriculum according to class prerequisites and progression in the program.

Major Requirements

First Year Second Year Third and Fourth Years

Students in their third year will take courses to complete their scholarly development (e.g., hierarchical linear modeling) and other courses related to their minors or desired expertise.

Students in their fourth year will receive one credit per semester for work on their dissertation.

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Minors Outside of the School of Management

Students in OHR have generally earned minors in statistics. However, students are also welcome to seek minors in other departments. Students who would like to seek minors should discuss this with their advisor, the OHR PhD coordinator, and the OHR department chair (all of whom must approve the minor). In the past, students have typically sought minors in the following departments:

  • Statistics
  • Social psychology
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Strategy