Organizational Change Leadership Degree Requirements

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You'll earn your degree by successfully completing 30-39 graduate credits. Tailor your education to match your career goals with the wide variety of elective courses. Optional areas of emphasis allow you to further specialize in focused disciplines. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated.

Foundational Courses (0-9 credits)

ACCTING 7210 Applied Accounting
BUSADMIN 5030 Human Resource Management
(ONLY for those students completing the Human Resource emphasis)
INDUSTDY 7000 Research Methodology
(ONLY for those students completing OCL 7990 Thesis Research)

Core Courses (21 credits)

BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior
MEDIA 7330 Organizational Communication
OCL 7200 Strategic Thinking and Change
OCL 7310 Business Analytics
OCL 7330 Intro to Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice
OCL 7410 Intercultural Change Leadership
OCL 7840 Capstone*, OCL 7920 Seminar Paper Research*, or OCL 7990 Thesis Research*

*Completion of all coursework or consent of advisor/instructor required prior to enrollment. If you are choosing an area of emphasis, your final seminar paper, thesis, or capstone will relate to both the area of emphasis as well as organizational change.

Optional Areas of Emphasis
An area of emphasis may be earned by completing at least six credits in your chosen area. Your final seminar paper, thesis, or capstone will relate to both the area of emphasis as well as organizational change.

The Healthcare emphasis is designed for those who currently work or wish to pursue a career in the ever-changing healthcare industry. Synthesize knowledge from coursework focused on managerial and change leadership concepts to gain the skills necessary to better serve as an effective change agent in various healthcare settings.

OCL 7600 Change Leadership in Healthcare
OCL 7610 Current Topics in Healthcare

Project Management
The Project Management emphasis enhances your ability to lead change efforts by applying contemporary project management tools and techniques across three broad areas: organizing and initiating projects, planning projects, and performing projects. Discover how integrating the art of change leadership with the science of project management brings necessary and critical structure for effectively implementing change.

PROJMGT 7010 Project Management Techniques I
PROJMGT 7020 Project Management Techniques II

Human Resources
The Human Resources emphasis is designed for those who currently work or wish to work in the ever-changing arena of people management. Synthesize knowledge from coursework focused on managerial, human resource, and change leadership concepts to consider and address strategic solutions to changing human resource practices and organizational environments.

OCL 7700 Strategic Human Resources
OCL 7710 Current Issues in Human Resources

Elective Courses (3-9 credits)

Cutting-edge curriculum assures that the knowledge you gain is relevant to today's needs in the discipline of organizational change leadership. Your academic advisor will guide you in selecting courses that allow you to make Your Best Career Move.

BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 5540 Quality Management or BUSADMIN 7540 Advanced Quality Management
BUSADMIN 5740 Consumer Behavior
OCL 7380 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
OCL 7400 Creative Problem Solving
OCL 7500 Organizational Development 
(Prerequisites: BUSADMIN/OCL 7330 and BUSADMIN 5530)
OCL 7530 Organizational Theory 
(Prerequisites: BUSADMIN/OCL 7330 and BUSADMIN 5530)
OCL 7940 Special Topics in Organizational Change Leadership*
OCL 7980 Independent Study*
PHLSPHY 7530 Business Ethics
PROJMGT 7040 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-Located Teams

*Courses taken as part of an emphasis area requirement may not count as elective credit.

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 3.0 grade point average.
5. Graduate students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into a master's program to complete degree requirements.
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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