Organization Development and Change
The BGSU Organization Development & Change Doctorate program prepares scholar-practitioners (leaders, managers, consultants, educators, and facilitators) to apply behavioral science to organizational leadership, transformation, and community revitalization.
A flexible, professional program aimed at leaders and change agents who aspire to be valued members of the C-suite in the Change Management and Human Resources areas. The three-year professional degree is focused on collaboration and a systemic approach to improvement. It is guided by humanistic values and is interdisciplinary and interprofessional in its delivery.
The curriculum of the Bowling Green State University Doctorate in Organizational Development (OD) and Change is based on a collaborative and systemic approach to improvement. The interactive curriculum is designed to prepare scholar-practitioners for leadership roles in a variety of organizations in business or nonprofit areas.
Candidates are equipped with a strong background in organizational change and leadership of change. Courses focus on change leadership, motivation and morale, transformational change, managerial judgment and decision making, collaborative change, and innovation, as well as providing a strong focus on quantitative and qualitative research to evidence change.
Organizational change and development has been a central focus within the BGSU College of Business for over 40 years. BGSU’s Ohio based and online Graduate programs have been included on The Princeton Review’s list of Best Business Schools for the last ten consecutive years.
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- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Strategy Officer
- Management Consultant
- Human Resources lead
- Education Management
- Academic Researcher
- Healthcare Administrator
With 75% of change programs failing or missing their target, the profession is in need of well-qualified professionals. Overall, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an 11% increase in demand for this profession between 2018 - 2028.
We serve three broad populations: leaders, consultants and facilitators, although an executive student may fit into more than one of these categories. Across the corporate, nonprofit and educational leadership spectrums, candidates looking to advance their academic and professional goals will find a course to prepare them for transformational leadership roles in a variety of complex organizations facing the challenge of change.
For consultants providing change, collaboration and innovation services, and in the education leadership arena, we serve experienced professionals looking for opportunities in the academy as a second career or as complementary work. Graduates will lead change to become valuable members of the executive suite and to make a positive impact on the world.
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