Complex Organizations

The interdisciplinary minor in complex organizations complements a wide variety of majors.

Complex Organizations is an interdisciplinary liberal arts program focusing on the behavior of individuals and groups in a variety of organizational settings. The program studies the theory and nature of organizations and challenges students to examine critically and imaginatively a range of current issues affecting organizational life, including ethics, decision making, privacy, patterns and practices of discrimination, finance, and career paths.

From the status of women in the U.S. economy and the economics of health care to the social consequences of tax policies, courses within the program explore how the interplay of societal, organizational, and individual forces shape the national and global communities. The program is meant to complement a major in any field by providing a number of methodologies for dealing flexibly with the issues graduates will face either in their careers or in further study.