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Master of Science in Talent and Organizational Development

What You’ll Study

Responding to ongoing changes in today’s business environment requires optimizing an organization’s most valuable resource – its people. Modern workplaces need individuals who can adapt and lead efforts to meet organizational and talent needs.  

This program is designed to enhance your interpersonal, motivational, analytical, and decision-making skills. Want to propel your organization forward? Gain valuable experience and knowledge that will prepare you to create, implement and lead change to propel organizations and their people forward.  

Founded in 2006 and housed within our AACSB-accredited McColl School of Business, the MSTOD program evolves to meet the needs of today’s marketplace. You will gain expertise in theories, models, and frameworks of talent development and organization development. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 30 credit hours 

Number of courses needed to graduate: 10 

Average Completion Time: 2 years 

Cost per credit: $1,165

Flexible Program: Online with in-person options

Immersive residency

Annually, Queens hosts the Queens Talent and Organization Development Mini-Conference. We invite you to join us to build your network and to continue your education.

Optional Specializations

To gain specialized knowledge to support your career and maximize your impact, you can customize your degree by choosing three electives that meet the requirement for one of the following seven specializations: 

  • Executive Coaching
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Executive Coaching 
  • Learning and Development Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Strategic Human Resource Management and Consulting
  • Stakeholder, Client, and Relationship Management

Most specializations are also available as a stand-alone certificate to give you what you need on your schedule.

How Can You Use This Degree?

The MS in Talent & Organization Development (MSTOD) degree provides opportunities for advancement for individuals who desire to lead and develop teams, departments, and organizations. Talent development and organization change skills can be leveraged to support a host of roles including:

  • Consultant
  • Training & Development Specialist
  • Human Resource Business Partner
  • Operations Manager
  • Executive Leaders & Director
  • Professional & Executive Coach
  • Relationship Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Specialist
  • Organization Development Specialist
  • C-Suite Executive
  • HR Manager
  • Program Managers
  • Facilitator

Highlighted Courses

  • Organizational System Change (TOD 610) 
  • Introduction to Coaching (TOD 625) 
  • People Analytics (TOD 630) 
  • Talent Strategies (TOD 645) 
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Organizations (TOD 648) 

Program Contact

Greg Berka, Ph.D.

Director, MS in Talent and Organizational Development
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Joseph Campos, M.B.A.

Graduate Recruiter

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The McColl School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) which is the gold standard for business schools. Fewer than six percent of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation.