This 36 credit hour Master's program can be completed in 24 months. Courses are taught in compressed weekend and evening formats to meet the scheduling needs of working adults. This degree has three different tracks from which students can choose.
This degree program focuses on the development of teamwork, leadership, communication, and organizational assessment skills. Students pick the mix of project management and human resource management courses that best fit with their unique career goals. This major is the most flexible of the three.
This degree program focuses on the development of human resource management skills, including but not limited to developing selection systems, compensation policies, training programs, performance management plans, and health, safety, and wellness cultures within organizations. Courses in this major also help students develop teamwork, leadership, communication, and organizational assessment skills. Courses in this track can help students prepare for professional certification in human resource management and related areas.
This degree program focuses on the development of project management skills, specifically being able to lead a team of diverse professionals to complete projects on time, on budget, and within scope. Courses in this major also help students to develop teamwork, leadership, communication, and organizational assessment skills. Courses in this track can help students prepare for professional certification in project management.
Interactive, team-based learning techniques are used in all courses. Teams are comprised of diverse members so students can learn from the varied experiences and unique perspectives each team member brings to projects and assignments. Courses emphasize how evidence-based practices can be applied in the workplace. Class and capstone projects address real organizational challenges and are presented to and evaluated by business leaders.
The program’s specialization options provide students with the flexibility to tailor the program to their unique career goals. Students can complete a general major in Organizational Dynamics or complete a major specialization in either Human Resource Management or Project Management. Students who major in Human Resource Management or Project Management also complete an alternative specialization in an area of their choice.
Industry leaders approached OU-Tulsa about offering a program that would develop employees’ teamwork and leadership skills so they could effectively manage people, projects, and processes. Team-based and project-based learning techniques are used extensively so the learning experience in the classroom mirrors organizational work environments.
A Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics prepares individuals for a variety of careers. A number of occupations in these career fields have been identifed by O*NET as Bright Outlook occupations. O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is the nation's primary source of occupational information.
Some typical career paths include:
The ODYN program is a 36 credit hour program offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. Click below for application and enrollment FAQ, including scholarships to fund your education.
Our program’s value is well demonstrated through the employers our graduates have worked for: