The Master’s in Organizational Development program is designed to equip students to become leaders who integrate faith with critical and global thinking in a variety of organizational contexts. This outcome will be demonstrated through the following five program competencies.
- Leadership – Discern and develop their own and others’ individual and team leadership strengths through the integration of study and personal reflection.
- Conflict Resolution – Learn how to articulate and apply the knowledge, techniques and skills of conflict resolution, one of the most important and valuable skills a leader can develop.
- Ethics – Conduct rigorous evaluation, including self-evaluation, of professional and ethical behaviors in the workplace. Learn to sort through ethical dilemmas and think carefully about the system of ethics in organizations as well as in your own life.
- Diversity – Articulate the importance of diversity in the workplace, identify diversity in the workplace and develop strategies for welcoming diversity.
- Training – Explore how to assess organizational training and consulting needs and utilize applied theories and skills to implement relevant training and consulting protocols.
The top 3 skills students developed while taking the program are:
- Critical Thinking
What Organizational Development students are saying:
- 100% of students surveyed have applied the skills they learned in both their personal and professional life
- 100% of students surveyed said they would recommend ACU to a friend or colleague
- 80% of students surveyed agree the faculty members were supportive throughout their studies