Retain the “Organizational Behavior, Systems, and Analytics” MS degree program at NYU
Subject: Petition to New York University decision-makers to retain the “Organizational Behavior, Systems, and Analytics” Master of Science degree program”.
We the undersigned -- alumni, students and concerned professionals -- petition the NYU administration to continue to offer the Organizational Behavior, Systems, and Analytics (OBSA) Master of Science degree. This program is currently offered inthe Department of Technology Management and Innovation at the Tandon School of Engineering.
If the OBSA degree is maintained, students will continue to have access to the program’s cutting-edge knowledge and skills. These include the critical human capital systems and analytics necessary to manage the workplace of the present and future.
Moreover, this program is important to the reputation and status of the university, which is enhanced by the success of its alumni who have achieved high-level positions in prestigious organizations.
Unique aspects of the program include:
- There are no other graduate programs in the greater New York area (and likely other regions) that offer a curriculum that integrates the management of people, organizations, technology and analytics.
- Its variety of courses and concentrations provides in-depth knowledge and skills applied to multiple specialties that allow students to gain expertize in a number of professional fields.
- New graduates of this highly-regarded program experience a competitive advantage when applying to top-level organizations, including consulting firms.
- Employees of prominent firms have enrolled in the OBSA program, with company tuition support, because the courses focused on the people analytics needs of industry combined with specializations that are immediately applicable to their work.
- NYU students from other disciplines, including Engineering and Computer Science, enroll in the OBSA cutting-edge courses in multiple concentrations to enable them to be successful people managers and leaders.
We are concerned that future students can continue to have the opportunity to benefit from the unique Organizational Behavior, Systems, and Analytics Master of Science degree, and therefore, we petition the retention of this program at NYU. Thank you for your prompt consideration of this request.