Prepare for the Change Ahead with Your Master’s of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD)
Every company needs leaders. At Avila, you’ll gain insight and skills by mastering organizational psychology and become an expert at organizing initiatives and managing teams. Choose one of seven career-enhancing concentrations to help build your portfolio of skills: Strategic Human Resources, Coaching Certification, Inclusion & Belonging, Psychology, Workplace Instructional Design, Change Management, or Executive Leadership Development.
Your organizational development master’s will provide you the skills and confidence to:
- Motivate people and manage organizational change
- Engage with real-life clients
- Develop your critical leadership and teambuilding capabilities
- Become a self-aware manager of effective conflict resolution
- Enhance your listening and communication skills
- Build consulting skills
- Test your progress through applied research
Choose a concentration in the following:
- Strategic Human Resources
- Leadership Coaching Certification
- Executive Leadership
- Inclusion & Belonging
- Workplace Instructional Design
- Change Management
The Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD) degree program class schedule begins six times a year in 8-week online and remote formats. Your advantage is the flexibility to start, pause, and resume your progress toward your degree in organizational development according to your own personal schedule.
Choose your Concentration
Strategic Human ResourcesThe Graduate Strategic Human Resources Certificate consists of 15 credit hours of coursework designed to prepare learners for upper-level management of human resource functions and departments within their organizations. This curriculum prepares the student to take the PHR or SPHR exam for certification. The certificate in Strategic Human Resources can be taken independent of enrollment in any graduate degree program.
Leadership CoachingThe Graduate Leadership Coaching Certification consists of 12 credit hours of coursework focusing on learning coaching skills to improve organizational effectiveness and to align with organizational goals. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive coaching assessment in order to earn certification. The certification in Leadership Coaching can be taken independent of enrollment in any graduate degree program.
Executive LeadershipThe executive leadership concentration is designed to expose you to the skills, the new technologies, best practices, and leadership methods needed to thrive in today’s business and non-profit climate. Your instructors are uniquely positioned to present the real-world knowledge, innovation, creativity, conflict management, team development, and networking you’ll need to succeed and that top employers are seeking.
Workplace Instructional DesignDesigned to engage learning industry professionals, Avila’s Instructional Design Certificate prepares you to lead in the workplace. Define your organization’s learning needs. Determine the appropriate instructional formats. Design materials. Implement solutions. Throughout the program, you will apply course material and your new proficiencies to your current professional activities in real-time.
Inclusion & BelongingThe Inclusion & Belonging Concentration focuses on teaching students how to develop and implement programs and strategies to manage diversity, inclusion, and equity more effectively in the workplace. This new concentration provides leaders, diversity managers, HR professionals, consultants, and others with a valuable credential in this increasingly important field.
MSOD Program Highlights
- 37 credit hours
- Available on-site
- Evening classes
- Complete in 24-36 months
- No GRE required
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Interested in a degree in Organizational Development?
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