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BA Organizational Development

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development prepares 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

UIW Core Curriculum Requirements (46 hours)

See Core Curriculum for course information

Business Course Curriculum (21 hours)

ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors OR
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I
BINF 2325 Personal Productivity
BMDS 3370 Business Statistics
BMDS 3371 Management Science
BMGT 3340 Theory and Practice of Management
BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management
BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior

Organizational Development Specialization Curriculum (24 hours)

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

Elective Coursework

Remaining hours needed to meet 120 hour requirement are elected by student. Students will work with their academic advisor to select courses that will meet their career goals and ensure fulfillment of advanced hours and residency degree requirements. Transfer credit may be used to fulfill these hours.

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

Transfer Policy

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