Advisors: David Szabla
The Master of Arts in Organizational Change Leadership is housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology (ELRT). It designed to address one of the most critical and sought after competencies needed in today’s organizations- the ability to lead effective change in an age of globalization. Designed for a diverse assemblage of individuals working in a variety of industry sectors (e.g., education, government, health care, military, not-for-profit, for-profit, and management consulting organizations), this competency-grounded program combines research, theory and practice to build the capacity to effectively lead and develop individuals, groups, and organizations in an age of globalization. Substantiated in project-based, experiential and peer-to-peer learning, evidence-based practice, and immediate applicability of concepts, theories, and models to the workplace, this interdisciplinary curriculum offers a strong foundation in organizational change, leadership, culture, learning, group dynamics, and organization diagnosis and consulting. The overarching goal of the program is the development of scholar-practitioners who have the ability to apply scholarly knowledge to lead change in diverse contexts, including domestic and cross-cultural settings. The global emphasis on developing ethical professionals who lead effective change at multiple organizational levels to increase the capacities of their employees and organizations make this a unique and desirable master’s program.
The program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours, including 6 credits of elective courses and one individually designed Capstone experience and seminar. Individuals who wish to apply for this program are encouraged to review the application requirements listed on the web page.