The MSOD curriculum focuses on the use-of-self in leading organizational and personal change, emphasizing the impact of executive coaching on change management. The curricuulm was designed by faculty with strong academic and business experience, specifically in the areas of management consulting, organizational change, and executive coaching. Grounded in behavioral sciences, the curriculum stresses communication and writing skills, international and cultural awareness, and a comprehensive managerial perspective. Course instruction is presented through various methods including lecture, group projects, and applied OD and consulting experiences with local business and not-for-profit organizations.
Degree Requirements (36 credit hours)
Each course is 3 credit hours unless noted otherwise.
ODV 600 Leadership Development
ODV 605 Intro to Organization Development
ODV 610 Organizational System Change
ODV 615 Business Acumen
ODV 620 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
ODV 625 Intro to Coaching Theories and Application
ODV 630 Research Methods
ODV 675 Capstone Practicum in Organization Development
Elective Courses. Select 3.
ODV 632 Conflict and Negotiation
ODV 634 Adv Coaching Theories and Practice
ODV 636 Coaching Practicum
ODV 638 Entrepreneurship
ODV 642 Personality Assessments for Work
ODV 644 Management Consulting
ODV 646 Transformational Change
ODV 648 Creative Connections
ODV 652 International Experience
ODV 654 Independent Study in Org Development
ODV 670 Topics in Organization Development (Topics vary; prerequisites vary by topic.)
*To earn the Coaching Certificate as part of the Master of Science in Organization Development, students complete ODEV 645 Advanced Topics in Coaching Theories and Application and ODEV 650 Coaching Practicum as two of their elective courses.