With changes in globalization, information technology, and managerial innovation, organizations need professionals to build systems to support and improve both people and performance in the workplace. Professionals in organization development help build adaptable organizations while advancing employee capabilities to achieve higher levels of success. The MA in Organization Development helps students develop expertise in the theories and practices of organization development, a systematic approach to improving productivity and competence in organizational settings. Students will complete nine required courses and three electives to form a foundation of knowledge that will prepare them to assess organizational and individual needs, identify and implement solutions, and generate support.
Classes are taught by industry leaders, who use analytical and creative approaches in a highly energizing, constructivist format that are mapped to Assocaition for Talent Development (ATD formerly ASTD) competencies, so you are assured of receiving relevant curriculum that transfers immediately to the workplace.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A written statement of academic and professional goals and a current resume are required.
In addition to 11 courses, students are required to complete a master's portfolio. The master's portfolio allows students to demonstrate their competency through reflection and assessment of previously completed projects as well as enhance their materials for professional presentation.
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