Organization Development, MAOD

Offered in: Chicago | Roosevelt Online

Developing highly marketable skills through our programs in Training and Development and Organization Development will prepare you to reshape tomorrow’s workforce. Our expert faculty and award-winning curriculum will prepare you for leadership roles in talent development, workplace learning, e-learning, performance improvement, consulting, and organization development.

Our groundbreaking program was the first to map curriculum to the Association for Talent Development (formerly American Society for Training and Development) Competencies, so it's assured that what you learn will transfer seamlessly to your career.

Our faculty and curriculum will guide you in developing a portfolio of projects that will demonstrate your expertise to future employers. As a member of our learning community, you will participate in highly interactive classes, seminars and guest lecture events, where you will learn to solve real-life problems in our field.

Degree program options include:

  • Master of Arts in Training and Development (MATD)
  • Master of Arts in Organization Development (MAOD)

Admission requirements are the same for both degrees and include:

  • 3.0/4.0 GPA
  • Goal statement
  • Resume

With changes in globalization, information technology and managerial innovation, organizations need professionals to build systems to support and improve both people and performance in the workplace. Professionals in organization development help build adaptable organizations while advancing employee capabilities to achieve higher levels of success. The MA in Organization Development helps students develop expertise in the theories and practices of organization development, a systematic approach to improving productivity and competence in organizational settings. Students will complete 10 required courses and two electives to form a foundation of knowledge that will prepare them to assess organizational and individual needs, identify and implement solutions, and generate support.

Classes are taught by industry leaders, who use analytical and creative approaches in a highly energizing, constructivist format that assures that you gain relevant knowledge and skills that transfer immediately to the workplace.

Admission

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited institution and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A written statement of academic and professional goals along with a current resume is required. For additional information, contact the graduate program in Training and Development.

Requirements

A total of 12 courses (36 credit hours) are required to complete the degree.

After completing all required courses, students are required to complete a master's portfolio. The master's portfolio allows students to demonstrate their competency through reflection and assessment of previously completed projects as well as enhance their materials for professional presentation.

Core Courses
TRDV 400INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT3
TRDV 420CAREER DEVEL IN ORGANIZATIONS3
TRDV 422ADULT LEARNING THEORY AND APPLICATION3
TRDV 423TEAM BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP3
TRDV 424CONSULTING TOOLS & TECHNIQUES3
TRDV 425PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
TRDV 433MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE3
TRDV 434EVALUATION RESEARCH3
TRDV 435ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT3
TRDV 441HUMAN PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT3
TRDV 445EXECUTIVE COACHING3
TRDV 499PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO3
Total Credit Hours36

A student who has not completed a portfolio or other final project must maintain continued registration during subsequent semesters until completion of the project by registering for the appropriate zero-credit course (course number followed by "Y"). Students who have not maintained continuous registration for thesis or other final project will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation.