College Degrees

MS-Organizational Development

A master of science in organizational development is a degree track that provides a detailed curriculum for graduate students, with based on scientific approaches to leadership and organization. Graduate students in this kind of master program are traditionally working professionals seeking more credentials to help fortify their resumes, in hopes of advancement candidacy. In addition to these ‘ladder-climbers,’ graduate students are also sometimes recent bachelor grads looking to continue their education with a leadership focus.

In corporate businesses and large companies, organizational development majors might seek work as human resource directors, department heads, and team managers. In these positions, managers are often expected to oversee large groups of associates and report back to a president or vice president of the relative department. Within smaller organizations, these specialists might explore opportunities as board executives, serving roles with titles like Vice President of Sales and Production Director. Although smaller companies will not typically need managers to oversee large departments of people, the duties that the managers in these roles perform are just as essential to small operations as they are to larger ones. The local government sector may also utilize these kinds of professionals to organize committees, cleanups, events, town objectives, and more.

Example Courses

  • Individual Development and Change
  • Organizing Systems and Strategies
  • Foundations of Large Systems

Potential Industries

  • Corporate Business
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Government Sector

Colleges Offering Degree

  • Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Pepperdine University Graziado School of Business and Management

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