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 (12-18 required credits)

ACCTING 7000 Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MEDIA 7330 Organizational Communication 3 cr.
OCL 7200 Strategic Thinking and Change 3 cr.
OCL 7330 Intro to Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice 3 cr.
OCL 7840 Capstone* or 3 cr.
OCL 7920 Seminar Paper Research* or 3 cr.
OCL 7990 Thesis Research* 3 cr.

*Completion of all coursework or consent of advisor/instructor required prior to enrollment.

Areas of Emphasis (Optional)
You may complete one area of emphasis by taking at least 9 credits in your chosen area. Your Capstone/Seminar Paper/Thesis Research topic must relate to your chosen area.
 

Healthcare

OCL 7600 Change Leadership in Healthcare 3 cr.
OCL 7610 Current Issues in Healthcare** 3 cr.
OCL 7840 Capstone or 3 cr.
OCL 7920 Seminar Paper or 3 cr.
OCL 7990 Thesis Research 3 cr.

**OCL 7610 Current Issues in Healthcare will be offered as OCL 7940 Special Topics in Change Leadership during Spring 2015.

Project Management

PROJMGT 7010 Project Management Techniques I 3 cr.
PROJMGT 7020 Project Management Techniques II 3 cr.
OCL 7840 Capstone or 3 cr.
OCL 7920 Seminar Paper or 3 cr.
OCL 7990 Thesis Research 3 cr.

Distance Education

DEL 7010 Introduction to Distance Education Leadership 3 cr.
DEL 7910 Critical Issues in Virtual Education 3 cr.
OCL 7840 Capstone or 3 cr.
OCL 7920 Seminar Paper or 3 cr.
OCL 7990 Thesis Research 3 cr.

General

OCL 7410 Intercultural Change Leadership 3 cr.
OCL 7380 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3 cr.
OCL 7840 Capstone or 3 cr.
OCL 7920 Seminar Paper or 3 cr.
OCL 7990 Thesis Research 3 cr.

Elective Courses (6-18 credits)

Select elective courses with the assistance of your academic advisor. Additional electives may be available through transfer and/or other arrangements. Courses taken as part of an emphasis requirement may NOT be counted in this category.  Contact the program coordinator for more information. The curriculum is continuously updated to ensure its relevance to today's needs in the discipline of organizational change leadership.

ACCTING 7000 Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 5030 Human Resource Management 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 5540 Quality Management or 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 7540 Advanced Quality Management 3 cr.
BUSADMIN 5740 Consumer Behavior 3 cr.
DEL 7610 Virtual Team and Project Management 3 cr.
INDUSTDY 7000 Research Methods 3 cr.
OCL 7380 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3 cr.
OCL 7400 Creative Problem Solving 3 cr.
OCL 7410 Intercultural Change Leadership 3 cr.
OCL 7500 Organizational Development 
(Prerequisites: BUSADMIN/OCL 7330 and BUSADMIN 5530)
3 cr.
OCL 7530 Organizational Theory 
(Prerequisites: BUSADMIN/OCL 7330 and BUSADMIN 5530)
3 cr.
OCL 7840 Capstone 3 cr.
OCL 7920 Seminar Paper 3 cr.
OCL 7940 Special Topics in Change Leadership 3 cr.
OCL 7990 Thesis Research 3 cr.
PHLSPHY 7530 Business Ethics 3 cr.
PROJMGT 7040 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-Located Teams 3 cr.

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

  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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