Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Designed for performance managers, human resource and training professionals, owners of small businesses, consultants, and recent college graduates, the Master of Organization Development degree program can be completed as an executive (part-time) or traditional (full-time) program. Our mission is to educate individuals interested in systematically transforming organizations into world-class competitors. Executive M.O.D. classes meet on weekends during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Full-time M.O.D. classes meet during regular class periods in the fall and spring semesters. The 18-month program is designed to develop new management skills in enhancing organizational performance and individual performance, thereby helping students meet the changing demands of global competition.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. In addition, proficiencies in prerequisite fields must be demonstrated by completing appropriate course work.
Executive M.O.D. students may demonstrate competency in prerequisite fields either by completing appropriate course work or by passing an examination based upon a self-study learning packet.
Employers of Executive M.O.D. applicants must endorse participation in order to permit student research in their organization and to provide an opportunity for application of program concepts and technology.
Applicants seeking admission to the M.O.D. and Executive M.O.D. programs should follow the instructions outlined in the "Graduate Admission" section of this catalog. Applicants are reviewed by the M.O.D. advisory committee, which makes an admission recommendation to the Graduate College.
Master of Organization Development
For full-time students, the program represents an 18-month resident period requiring at least 33 semester hours of graduate credit for graduation. For Executive M.O.D. students, the program represents an 18-month period requiring at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit for graduation.
The Executive M.O.D. program begins with the first weekend typically held in mid-May. Students then follow a sequence of courses through the program in accordance with a prearranged schedule. Executive M.O.D. students enroll in two courses (two weekends each) in the summer, fall, and spring semesters.
In addition to seven ORGD courses (ORGD 601 through 606) and a capstone course (ORGD 607 or 691), students must successfully complete MBA 632, MBA 608, and STAT 601 to fulfill the requirements for the degree.
Full-time students attend classes during traditional class periods during the fall and spring semesters. Full-time students are required to complete an internship, which usually takes place during the summer semester.
Please access graduate courses online at http://webapps.bgsu.edu/courses/search.php. Graduate courses offered by the Organization Development program use the prefix: ORGD.