Apr 12, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Organization Development & Leadership, MA

Featuring an accelerated curriculum, this one-year MA in Organization Development and Leadership (MA-OD&L) program will equip students with the leadership and organization development skills needed to address contemporary challenges and prepare them to be a transformative change agent within your organization. Learn alongside other professionals with a diverse set of backgrounds and occupations at varied levels of leadership. This environment will add value to the student’s experience, providing insights into cross-industry sectors and functional areas. Through the curriculum, students will learn to: 

  • Effectively address complex challenges by mastering fundamental leadership skills of observation, interpretation, and intervention.
  • Enhance group and team development through effective collaboration and intervention.
  • Assist organizations and communities in framing challenges and realizing opportunities through the intentional design of processes and interventions.
  • Mobilize organizations and communities to realize their preferred future through the application of systems thinking, design, and consultative practice.
  • Help organizations thrive by applying a rich body of organizational and leadership theory.

The master’s in OD&L program equips graduates with the leadership skills needed to address today’s organizational challenges and prepare graduates to be transformative change agents, offering foundations in important areas such as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), data analytics, and leadership. MA-OD&L graduates hold positions in mid- and upper-level management in private and nonprofit sectors including education and government. Others create private practices as consultants or work as internal consultants in organizational development, management, coaching, and leadership.

Required Courses:

Effective Date: 05/01/2021

Total Semester Credits: 36