MS Organizational Change Leadership Degree Requirements

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Earn your degree by completing 30 graduate credits with a GPA of 3.0/4.0. If you attend full-time (nine credits per semester, fall and spring), you could complete the degree in two years. Most students work on the program part-time. You have seven years from the date of admission to complete the program.

Credit Overview

Core Courses (18 required credits)

*BUSADMIN 7330 Intro to Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice 3 cr.
*BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
ACCTING 7210 Applied Accounting 3 cr.
MEDIA 7330 Organizational Communication 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 7200 Strategic Thinking and Change 3 cr.

Capstone Course: Completion of all coursework or consent of instructor required prior to enrollment.

Elective Courses (12-15 credits)
Our curriculum is continuously updated to ensure its relevance to today's business world.

BUSADMIN 5540 Quality Management or 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 7540 Advanced Quality Management 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 5740 Consumer Behavior 3 cr.
PHLSPHY 7530 Business Ethics 3 cr.
PROJMGT 7040 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-Located Teams 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 7380 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 7400 Creative Problem Solving 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 7500 Organizational Development 
(Prerequisites: BUSADMIN 7330 and BUSADMIN 5530)
3 cr.
BUSADMIN 7530 Organizational Theory 
(Prerequisites: BUSADMIN 7330 and BUSADMIN 5530)
3 cr.

*Successful course completion is required prior to enrolling in identified elective courses. 


  1. All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits.
  2. No more than 12 credits may be transferred from an external program, including other UW-Platteville graduate programs. All remaining graduate credits must be earned from UW-Platteville.
  3. Courses in the 5000-6000 levels are open to graduate students for graduate credit, provided the courses had not previously been taken at the undergraduate level.
  4. Graduate students must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.
  5. Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master’s program to complete degree requirements (extensions may be granted).
  6. Transfer of credits requires approval by faculty in the Organizational Change Leadership Program and the Director of the School of Graduate Studies.
  7. Transfer credits will not be officially recorded until the student has successfully completed some graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and only courses where the student received a grade of B or higher will be accepted.

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