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MS IN Organization Development

McColl School of Business

School of Business

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Creating meaningful change starts with developing mindful leaders

The organization development program—or MSOD—at Queens is designed for professionals looking to help clients and companies achieve extraordinary change. As developing leaders, candidates may choose from a variety of electives to customize their curriculum to focus on personal and professional goals. The MSOD program is 36 credit hours and is offered in the evenings.

A Program with Boundless Opportunities

  • By studying organization development, candidates can look to advance their careers in many ways. Some positions include consultants, human resources managers and generalists, training and development managers, executive coaches, facilitators, and leaders. These positions can be found in non-profits and industries, such as government, energy, healthcare, education, consulting, communication, and financial services.
  • With an emphasis in coaching, candidates can earn a Certificate in Executive Coaching along with their degree.
  • Small class sizes enable you to interact with accomplished OD faculty and share insights with other professionals through classroom discussions and collaborative projects.
  • You'll gain access to a strong network of OD professionals who ensure you're plugged into the Charlotte business community.

Qualified Faculty 

Our high-caliber faculty are committed to supporting and challenging you as you pursue your degree. They are scholar practitioners, meaning they have strong academic credentials, deep knowledge of the subjects they teach, and real-world experience to bring to the classroom.

"I never expected to go back to graduate school, but I am so thankful I did and that I chose Queens' MSOD program. It has opened doors for me professionally that have truly propelled my career. I have thoroughly enjoyed my professors, classmates, and overall experience." -Ashley Houseman '15, Vice President of Leadership & Organization Effectiveness, Spectrum

Experiential Learning 

In our graduate programs, students draw on the skills of faculty and fellow students to acquire strategic tools that they can immediately apply at work. Diverse perspectives provide a richer experience and push students to evaluate their beliefs, so they are better prepared to face challenges in the workplace.

    • Case studies allow students to analyze real-world business situations and develop recommendations.
    • Applied OD and consulting experiences with local businesses and nonprofit organizations provide hands on learning and practical application of OD theories and skills.

Is the MSOD Right for You?

If most of these statements align with your background, career objectives, and personal goals, we encourage you to apply to the McColl School MSOD program.  

  • You have at least five years of full-time, professional work experience.
  • You are in a role related to leadership development, managing change and resistance, culture transformation, employee engagement and motivation, teambuilding, conflict management, innovation and corporate creativity, strategic planning, organizational design, executive coaching, or consulting.
  • You are interested in learning how to apply organization development theories and practices to facilitate change and improve performance and organization effectiveness.
  • You would like to lead and support change at the individual, team, and organization level.
  • You are seeking ongoing personal and professional development.
  • You are committed to gaining self-awareness and understanding my impact on others.
  • You would like to become a part of an active network of fellow Organizational Development professionals.
  • You are prepared to be challenged by professors and peers, contribute in a meaningful way to classroom discussions, and devote the time necessary to be successful in a program.
  • You are looking for a transformational learning experience that pushes me to be better and inspire change.  


The MSOD curriculum focuses on the use-of-self in leading organizational and personal change and emphasizes the impact of executive coaching on change management.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Organization Development
  • Organizational Systems Change
  • Introduction to Coaching Theories & Practice*
  • Business Acumen
  • Research Methods
  • Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
  • Leadership Development

Electives (Select 3)

  • Advanced Coaching Theories & Practice*
  • Coaching Practicum*
  • Conflict & Negotiation
  • Creative Connections
  • Transformational Change
  • International Experience
  • Management ConsultingTopics in OD

Capstone Practicum in Organization Development

*By completing Introduction to Coaching, Advanced Coaching, and the Coaching Practicum, you have the unique opportunity to earn a Certificate in Executive Coaching as part of your degree.

Reach Out

We'd love to hear from you and partner with you in your professional and personal development. Contact the Graduate Admissions Office with any questions, to schedule an appointment, visit a class, or speak with an alum. Contact us at 704-337-2224 or


You can begin this program in August, January or May. Learn more about the admissions requirements.

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