Bring your career path into sharp focus.

Busy professionals find that a master’s degree in Organization Management prepares them for career growth in the public sector or similar settings.

Efficient and Flexible

This master’s degree in business is just 30 credits (or 10 courses.) You’ll take courses in practical areas like critical thinking, organization design and development, human resources and management information systems, plus an elective and you’ll participate in a capstone project.

Classes are held on Russell Sage College’s campus in Albany and online and you can combine in-person and online courses for the most flexibility. Most graduate business classes are offered in the evenings or one day a month on a weekend or in a reduced seat time format.

Most students complete the master’s degree in Organization Management in two years by taking two classes during fall, spring and summer semesters.

Student-Centered, Whether Online or On-Campus

Your classes will be led by full-time professors with doctorates in management disciplines and adjuncts who are also directors of state agencies, business-owners and chief officers in financial, health care and technology fields — many who have taught at Sage for years.

The same faculty members teach the same Organization Management curriculum online and on campus, so your own learning style and the demands on your time can be the deciding factors when it comes to choosing the combination of online and in-person classes that work for you.

And we keep our graduate business program small, to allow a level of individual attention that is rare in business school. As a matter of fact, the dean of the School of Management advises all the graduate business students personally — and we annually celebrate our top students at the Sigma Beta Delta international business honor society induction ceremony.

“Students who are looking for a graduate degree in business but aren’t quite sure they want to go through an MBA can pick the Organizational Management degree.”

Kevin Fletcher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Chair, School of Management

Your Future

Whether you want to pursue a promotion at your current employer, or apply for a managerial role at another organization, Sage’s master’s program in Organization Management will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and graduate business degree that will help you stand out for leadership roles in state and local government, health care, private corporations, manufacturing and service-based organizations.

Real World Content and Connections

As a student in Russell Sage College’s master’s program Organization Management, you won’t be lectured at. Instead, you will learn through case studies, lively discussions and a capstone project with a local business.


You’ll have an opportunity to present your work at Russell Sage College’s annual Graduate Research Symposium. You’ll also get to network with government and nonprofit leaders, health care, finance and technology executives, and start-up entrepreneurs and small-business owners at school-sponsored events like employer panels and weekend-long business-plan intensives.

Program Objectives

Russell Sage College’s graduate program in Organization Management curriculum includes eight graduate-level management courses, plus an elective and capstone project.

You will graduate with new knowledge and a sharpened skillset, well-prepared for positions that require a master’s degree in state and local government, health care, private corporations, manufacturing and service-based organizations.


The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is pleased to announce that as of March 2014 the School of Management at Russell Sage College has been granted first-time accreditation.

The School of Management has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and advancing academic quality.

Application Requirements

Please include official transcripts from all the post-secondary institutions you attended, two letters of recommendation, a one-to-two page essay describing your career goals and a resume with your application to Russell Sage College’s master’s program in Organization Management.

Have questions?

Visiting Assistant Professor
Assistant Provost for Grants & Community Relations and Graduate Program Director
Chair & Undergraduate Program Director, School of Management
Associate Professor