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School of Business
Change can be confusing and chaotic for employees, customers, shareholders and executives. It takes more than a good manager to bring about effective organizational change—it takes a strong leader.
Graduates of the MS in Organization Development (MSOD) program differentiate themselves by facilitating positive change, whether it be at the individual, team or organization level.
The MSOD is a 36 credit hour, evening program designed to help each student develop an effective leadership philosophy and style. Classes are taught by scholar practitioners with a broad range of consulting and management experience.
“I received a holistic experience through classroom instruction, applied learning and inspiring connections with students, faculty and the Charlotte community"—Michelle Shail '11, Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, TIAA
Built on Hugh McColl’s 3 Cs of Leadership—Competence, Character and Commitment to Community—the McColl School of Business seeks to develop leaders who act with a keen sense of self-awareness and an understanding of the impact they can have on their organizations and communities. You will develop your capacity for leadership in a variety of ways.
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.
*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.
Our faculty members 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. Meet our faculty.
"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
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.
The International Experience provides a rich learning opportunity that incorporates a mix of business, cultural and educational experiences. It is open to all McColl School graduate students and can be completed for credit as an elective course.
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.
You'll gain access to a strong network of organization development professionals who ensure you're plugged into the Charlotte business community. The MSOD Board of Advisors represent a wide-range of professional experience in Organization Development and Executive Coaching related fields. They provide ongoing guidance on strategic initiatives related to curriculum, practical learning experiences, and career placement for students and graduates of the MSOD program.
You can begin this program in August, January or May. Learn more about the requirements, fellowship opportunities and other details regarding the MS in Organization Development program.
We'd love to hear from you and partner with you in your professional and personal development.
We can meet with you one-on-one, set up a class visit, or connect you with an alumnus/a.
Liza Munford, M.S.
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Senior Director of Enrollment Management & Student Services