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.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (46 hours)

Completion of 46 semester hours of UIW Core Curriculum

Business Curriculum (21 hours)

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

Organizational Development Curriculum (24 hours)

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

Electives

Hours as needed to meet the 120 total credit hours to be eligible for graduation.

6 hours of the following:

  • ORGD 3340 Organizational Development
  • ORGD 4350 Leadership in Organizations

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