Master of Arts in Organization Development and Leadership
MASTER OF ARTS IN ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP
The Master of Arts in Organization Development and Leadership is designed for students who want to gain expertise in designing and leading development and change—a continual requirement for long-term survival in today’s competitive world. Organization development and leadership involves a multi-disciplinary perspective and uses concepts and methods from such fields as management, sociology, anthropology, organizational development, technology, psychology, and comparative economics.
The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work. The 30 semester hours are divided into 27 semester hours of core courses and 3 semester hours of capstone course.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who complete the Master of Arts in Organization Development and Leadership will:
Conduct a systems-based diagnosis of organizations that integrates a systems perspective in their diagnosis and assessment of organizations
Identify the impact of the environmental including social, political, and economic forces on the organizational system
Assess organizational/system shared assumptions, attitudes, beliefs, values and norms (culture)
Design effective organizational interventions
Develop a learning environment which capitalizes on successes and failures
Communicate effectively by designing and delivering written works and oral presentations to include assessments, evaluations, diagnosis feedback, and related products