Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

MASL 523 - Organizational Development and Innovation

(3 credits)

This course uncovers the classic and contemporary literature on organizational development (OD). The goal of organizational development is to increase efficiency, enrich organizational culture and teamwork, and productivity of organizational processes through planned intervention. Broad topics include change management, organizational culture, team development, and organizational development diagnostic models. Students will examine common OD efforts that may include diagnostic activities, systems realignment, team-building, sensitivity training, or technology innovation. The outcomes of successful organizational development efforts include higher workplace morale and productivity; an enhanced organizational learning culture; and related organizational patterns and behaviors that are dynamic, agile, innovative, and creative.

By the end of this online 8-week course, the graduate student will:

  1. Acquire in-depth, advanced knowledge of the classic and contemporary ideas on organizational development, including the concepts and techniques associated with organizational design and renewal.
  2. Understand and apply organizational development skills and methods to both private and public organizations.