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Master of Arts in Organization Development and Change

USA

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What will I learn?

  • Experiential learning – explore real-world problems
  • Work with actual businesses and organizations on projects
  • Learn from professors with years of experience in the field
  • Can be completed entirely online, seated, or hybrid
  • Interdisciplinary program – Psychology, behavioral science, systems science, management

HPU’s MAODC program gives you all the flexibility you need by letting you complete the program completely online, in-class or in a hybrid format. Enjoy the best of both worlds by engaging in academic and experiential learning with our experienced faculty and partnerships with businesses and organizations, and learn how to make decisions based on research and behavioral science to introduce solutions and interventions that influence an organization’s strategic objectives and bottom line. Make an impact and become the leader modern businesses need!


LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1-2 years

ENTRY TERMS: Fall (on-campus, online, hybrid), Spring (online, hybrid), Summer (online, hybrid)

Today’s world is extremely complex and experiencing tremendous social, economic, political and climate change. Organizations need leaders who can understand the complexity of organizational systems from small businesses to international entities. At all levels, they need agents of change who can master this rapidly changing world, new technologies, workforce needs and government regulations. Graduates of the MAODC program can find many options for rewarding careers across a wide array of industries and organizations.

Organization development involves an ongoing process of implementing effective organizational change interventions. OD is a field of applied science focused on understanding and managing organizational change and is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on social psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, theories of motivation, learning, and personality. Along with the behavioral sciences, the practice of OD has incorporated new and emerging fields of study including systems thinking and organizational learning, into a much more multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to change and organizational effectiveness.

Organization Development and Change processes are planned organization-wide, designed to increase organization effectiveness and health, through planned interventions in the organization's "processes,” using behavioral and systems science knowledge focusing on developing organization capability through alignment of strategy, structure, processes, people, rewards and metrics. Leading change is often conducted through organization, leadership, professional and talent development as well as organizational effectiveness activities. Opportunities for organization development and change professionals include business, education, not-for-profit, government, international NGOs, politics and consulting.

Which department am I in?

College of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$21,150.00 per year
Cost of program: USD $33,750; USD $1,125 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected August 2023

Venue

Hawaii Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive,

HONOLULU,

Hawaii,

96813, United States

Online/Distance with attendance (4 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$21,150.00 per year
Cost of program: USD $33,750; USD $1,125 per credit hour
Application deadline

1 April 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023

Venue

Hawaii Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive,

HONOLULU,

Hawaii,

96813, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree (or the equivalent to a U.S. college or university degree for international students) with a GPA of 2.7 or higher are encouraged to apply for admission.

For international students

Students must have a conferred Bachelor's degree, Master's if applicable.

International Applicants: the minimum English Proficiency Requirements for the MAODC program is a TOEFL (IBT) overall score of 80 with a writing Score of 25, or IELTS overall score of 6.0 with a Writing Score of 6.5.

Application Deadlines: November 30th for Spring entry; July 1st for Fall entry; April 1st for Summer entry.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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