ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Available Online and Hybrid.
A major or minor in Organizational Development and Management prepares you to be a strategic, ethical, effective, and innovative leader in corporations and communities.
Our students are passionate about becoming engaging and socially responsible leaders and managers, and are committed to developing the tools and knowledge to take them to the next level in their career.
Curriculum and Coursework
Our professionally-oriented curriculum is designed to help you understand and appreciate the structure of organizations, and the local and global contexts in which they operate.
In your coursework, you will identify and analyze the impacts of individual and group behavior on organizational processes and outcomes.
You will develop analytical skills and collaborative practices related to strategic organizational management of diverse individuals and teams.
You will practice and analyze decision-making processes required in complex business organizations. And you will learn about the tools, techniques, and methodologies of process improvement.
By the end of the program, students will be able to:
- Understand and appreciate the structure of organizations, and the local and global contexts in which they operate.
- Identify and analyze the impacts of individual and group behavior on organizational processes and outcomes.
- Demonstrate analytical skills and collaborative practices related to strategic organizational management.
- Practice and analyze decision-making processes required for strategic management of complex business organizations.
- Demonstrate the ability to lead, communicate, and work effectively and innovatively with diverse individuals and teams.
- Appreciate the importance of ethical leadership and the influence organizations have on the communities which they serve.
Students pursuing a major in Organizational Development and Management can also apply to the combined BIS/MS Human Resource Development program.
BIS vs. BA
The primary difference between a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is the core curriculum that must be completed for each.
Students completing the BIS degree follow a 45-credit core curriculum. This provides more flexibility and choices in selecting classes.
Students completing the BA degree follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 50-credit core curriculum, which includes foreign language courses and science courses with a lab.