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MS Organizational Development & Leadership Course List

The MS degree requires completion of 36 graduate credits (12 courses) and a capstone project.  On a case-by-case basis, up to 6 credits (2 courses) may be waived for previously completed graduate courses or for work experiences that have met program competency requirements. 

Classes, conducted in 12-week terms, are held in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate a full-time work schedule.  Each course has defined objectives and competencies in organizational development and leadership.

 ODL Curriculum: Core Courses

501        Foundations and Systems of Organizational Development
502        Understanding the Business of Organizations
504        Personal and Professional Development
505        Team Dynamics
513        Business and Professional Communications
514        Managing Emotional Systems in the Workplace
510        Capstone Project (Completed in the last term)

 ODL Curriculum: Elective Courses

506        Social Factors and Cultural Diversity
507        Action Research in ODL: Capstone Project Preparation
508        Leadership for Practitioners
512        Small & Large Systems Diagnosis and Change
516        Developing Systems Literacy: Organizational Workshop
518        Ethical Effectiveness
519        Strategic Change: Planning for Organizational Success
520        Appreciative Inquiry

Course Descriptions 

Last Updated: 10/27/14