Executive Master of Organization Development (Blended)
What is the Executive Master of Organization Development (EMOD) Blended Program?
EMOD is a blended 18-month program in which instruction takes place online and in only three on-campus weekends per semester.
Although an undergraduate degree is required, it does not need to be a degree in business.
Combination of course delivery via the Internet as well as face to face contact provides the best of both worlds: easy access to course material and in person interaction with faculty and classmates.
Online communities provide greater student and faculty contact throughout the program, which provides opportunities to build stronger relationships and networks.
Why a Master of Organization Development?
A Master of Organization Development provides graduates with a solid foundation in a variety of areas which provides them with the tools to improve the performance of individuals and organizations. These competencies include:
- Change Leadership
- Organizational Structure and Design
- Human Resource Management
- Leadership Development
- Group Processes and Communication
- Team Building
- Conflict Management
- Emotional Intelligence
- Strategic Planning and Goal Setting
- Organizational Restructuring
Why the Bowling Green State University MOD?
The BGSU MOD program was founded over 30 years ago as one of the first Master’s degree program of its kind in the world. It maintains recognition as one of the most prestigious OD graduate programs in the world.
While there are many benefits to choosing BGSU’s MOD program, the following is a list of some of the more popular advantages our students enjoy:
- Earn a master’s degree in only 18 months
- Program utilizes strategically online course delivery
- Create an extensive network of contacts
- Study within a cohort-based class schedule which allows for the building of lasting relationships and extensive networking among students
- Program fosters an overall business orientation which applies to both profit and nonprofit organizations within a variety of industries
January 2013 Schedule
Orientation: December 7, 2012 from 8:30 – 5:00
Semester Courses Residency Weekends Spring
January – May 2013
May – August 2013
August – December 2013
January – May 2014
January 31-February 2
February 28-March 2
May – August 2014
May 30-June 1
August 2014 GRADUATION August 9
xecutive MOD Program Curriculum
The Executive MOD curriculum is designed to educate students on increasing the effectiveness of individuals and organizations. Prior academic preparation in business is not required. Executive students are required to complete the following 10 courses that are typically taken two a semester and completed within 18 months.
Four basic tenets drive the course sequence:
- Understanding organizational change
- Diagnosing organizational change
- Targeting organizational change
- Mastering organizational change
Understanding Organizational Change
Introducing Organizational Change – ORGD 6010
An overview of behavioral science interventions for organizational and transorganizational improvement; explores the concepts and history of organization development, power and politics in change, role of change agents, types of interventions, importance of measurement and empiricism, ethical considerations, and models of organizational change.
Technologies for Collaboration & Change – ORGD 6015
Develop competencies for facilitating collaborative projects utilizing synchronous/asynchronous and in-person/distance approaches. Use of collaborative methods for data collection and diagnosis, organizational planning and learning, collaborative event design and facilitation, decision-making, project management, strategic planning, and various kinds of change initiatives.
Leading for Organizational Success – ORGD 6080
Understanding the effective functioning of individuals, groups and teams in organizations. Emphasizes application of behavioral science knowledge to major organizational issues such as performance, decision-making, communication, conflict, and leadership. Employs a cross-cultural perspective.
Building a Strategic Organization – ORGD 6030
Integrative course that examines the various strategy, structure, and culture options to cope with a challenging, global, competitive environment. Focuses on dimensions of structure; impact of strategy, size, technology and environment on structure; organizational effectiveness criteria; theories of organization; the nature of organizational culture; pressures for changes in strategy from within the organization as well as from competitive forces, macro-environmental trends, and discontinuous shifts; and the interrelationships among organizational strategy, structure, and culture.
Diagnosing Organizational Change
Diagnosing Organizational Issues – ORGD 6040
Use of applied research methods to identify organizational effectiveness issues and to determine possible causes. Focus on measures of organizational effectiveness, hypothesis formulation, qualitative and quantitative research designs, and the role of empiricism in organizational change.
Data Collection and Feedback Processes – ORGD 6050
Use of techniques for collecting, analyzing, and feeding back data to the organization. Focus on qualitative and quantitative collection procedures, statistical tools, and analysis protocol; techniques for presenting results to the organization, and utilization of results for intervention design and evaluation.
Targeting Organizational Change
Enhancing Individual & Group Effectiveness – ORGD 6020
Study of interventions that focus on improvements in individual and group performance; individual development interventions; improving interpersonal relations; characteristics of effective work groups and teams; team building; process consultation; individual and group decision making.
Implementing Process and Quality Improvement Methods – ORGD 6090
Examines organizational change issues associated with process and quality improvement methods. Reviews basic concepts of six sigma, lean, and total quality management and steps for successful implementation. Addresses issues such as gaining top management commitment, creating a culture of improvement, and using cross-functional teams in the implementation process.
Engaging Whole Systems for Change – ORGD 6060
Development, adaptation, and application of theories and methods emphasizing inter-group, systemic, and trans-systemic change. The focus is on the change of an organization or community, not necessarily determined by the size of the system.
Mastering Organizational Change
Mastering Change – ORGD 6070
Capstone course integrating the knowledge and skills acquired in previous ORGD courses.
- Step 1: Application Step 2: Nomination Form
Complete the application form. There is a $45 application fee. Note: if for some reason all of your transcripts don’t arrive or you change your mind, another application and fee is required for the next semester.
Step 3: Transcripts
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One (1) letter of recommendation (also called a Nomination Form) – preferably this letter is from your current employer. Your recommender can complete the Nomination Form and/or submit a letter examining your ability to perform in a management graduate program.Step 4: Resume
Two copies of transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended – Transcripts must be sent directly from institution (Transcripts marked “Issued to Student” are not accepted).Step 5: Standardized Test
A current resume describing both educational and work experience.Step 6: Statement of Academic Purpose
An official GMAT or GRE score report*.
*Applicants with ten or more years of professional work experience, at least five years of significant management capacity, and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale may be eligible from an exemption from the GMAT/GRE. Or – applicants with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited US university may also be eligible for an exemption from the GMAT/GRE. Please contact us for more information on the GMAT/GRE waiver. You can find more information about taking the GRE or GMAT at their respective websites.
The admissions committee is interested in learning your reasons for pursuing a graduate business degree from Bowling Green State University. Among the issues you should address are your:
- Reasons for selecting BGSU
- Expectations of the role of the EMOD program in achieving your objectives
- Ability to contribute to the program
Application materials can be mailed either all together or separately to:
Graduate and Executive Programs in Business
ATTN: Master of Organization Development
Business Administration, Room 369
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403