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Analysis of Institutions and Organizations Graduate Certificate

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Certificate Program focuses on the structures and processes of Institutions and Organizations in changing environments. Institutions are the "rules of the game" that shape human interaction and consist of both formal rules (e.g., legal-contractual) and informal structures (norms, values, and beliefs). Organizations are the concrete, humanly devised entities in which people interact and pursue goals, ranging from families to private and nonprofit firms and public agencies. This certificate emphasizes the common foundations of institutional analysis across academic disciplines including economics, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, geography, and law, as well as the ways that multidisciplinary perspectives can inform each other.

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For information about certificate, contact: 
Rural Sociology – Dr. David O'Brien (certificate director) and    Dr. Jere Gille (Director of Graduate Studies);
Agricultural and Applied Economics – Dr. Harvey James (Director of Graduate Studies)

Email:  Dr. David O’Brien                                   
 (573) 882-7451
Address:  109 Gentry Hall  University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211