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Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development

The purpose of the major in Organizational Development is to prepare students for challenges related to improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency by increasing the capacity for individuals, groups and organizations to adapt to change. This includes those interested in becoming OD practitioners, as well as those desiring to learn approaches for introducing new methods or practices in the workplace, and in helping organizations solve problems and achieve goals.

In addition to building a foundation in business/business management, and developing competencies in key OD activities, the student will develop important skills in critical thinking, problem solving, technology and business communication.

Major Requirements

Completion of 46 semester hours of UIW Core Curriculum

45 semester hours as follows:

A. Business (21 hours)

ACC 2311 Financial Accounting
BIS 2325 Business Information Processing
MSC 3370 Statistical Analysis of Business
MSC 3371 Models of Management Science
MGT 3340 Concepts and Functions of Management
MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
MGT 4355 Organizational Behavior

B. Organizational Development (24 hours)

ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
ORGD 3360 Teambuilding in Organizations
ORGD 3370 Total Quality Management
ORGD 3395 Organizational Change
ORGD 3390 Communication in Organizations
ORGD 4330 Organizational Learning
ORGD 4350 Leadership in Organizations
ORGD 4380 Capstone in Organizational Development

Free Elective Module

Hours as needed to meet the 120 total credits.

Total requirements must equal at least 120 credit hours to be eligible for graduation.

Minor in Organizational Development (18 hours)

Must complete the following:

ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
ORGD 4350 Leadership in Organizations

Plus complete 12 hours from the following:

ORGD 3360 Teambuilding in Organizations
ORGD 3370 Total Quality Management
ORGD 3390 Communications in Organizations
ORGD 3395 Organizational Change
ORGD 4330 Organizational Learning

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