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Organizational Dynamics at OU-Tulsa

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Organizational Dynamics


A Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics from OU-Tulsa links the latest management theory with students real life work experience. More people focused than an MBA, the ODYN program at OU-Tulsa develops professionals who have the leadership and teamwork skills needed to manage people, projects, and processes.

What is ODYN?

Organizational Dynamics (ODYN) combines the disciplines of industrial-organizational psychology and management/organizational behavior. Students learn how to lead and manage teams, helping an organization's employees work together more effectively and ensuring alignment between an organization's goals and the strategies people use to achieve them.

ODYN includes specializations in human resource management and project management. Since all organizations utilize people and projects,  skills learned through this degree are applicable in a wide variety of industries including public, private, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations.

I’m looking at MBA programs, why might I be interested in ODYN?

As a business degree, an MBA focuses on numbers and regards employees as costs. ODYN concentrates more  on people and regards human capital as an organization's most important asset. No job can be done without people, so organizations need to know how to utilize their employees' knowledge, skills, and abilities to the fullest. The ODYN program teaches students how to do this.

 


"I wouldn't say that I use ODYN, but rather live it. My job requires creative solutions to problems that ODYN has been instrumental in helping me produce with short-term notice."

- Kaili (Endres) Ellis
Organizational Development Specialist, Helmerich & Payne
Graduated 2018

Check out what our graduates say about the ODYN program


The ODYN program at OU-Tulsa helps students develop skills by bringing together cutting edge research with practical application in a team-based learning format. Class and capstone projects address real organizational challenges and opportunities.

Formed through a unique collaboration between Tulsa-based businesses and industrial/organizational psychology faculty members at OU-Tulsa, a Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics  is a hallmark of success for both the program’s students and the organizations for which they work. This is exemplified by the exceptionally high rate of promotions, job offers, and increased visibility of program graduates. ODYN graduates from OU-Tulsa are recognized as possessing the leadership skills, vision, and creativity needed to excel within their respective fields.

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