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MA in Organizational Development and Leadership - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization

Business professionals with the desire to play a leadership role in helping companies grow and expand their products and services could prepare for this career goal when they become students of University of the Rockies' Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. Read more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

School Offering Program:

University of the Rockies; School of Organizational Leadership

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this master's degree program might have earned a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership, business administration, or management and have current or recent entry-level or mid-management experience in a business setting. Applicants to University of the Rockies' programs must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent international degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. If you enter with a bachelor's degree earned with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.99, you will be placed on Academic Watch. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

University of the Rockies' Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn business leadership strategies and managerial decision-making processes utilized in company growth and new business ventures. Among the topics students could likely study in concentration courses are new product development and management, financial management, brand marketing, service management, strategic planning processes, and traditional and innovative marketing strategies. Other required courses could address management theories, team management, organizational behavior, change management, recruiting and training strategies, employee relations, and performance assessment methods. Students must also complete a comprehensive exam at the end of this program that allows them to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and theories discussed throughout the curriculum.

Learning Format:

Online and Denver

Program Length:

39 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Aid opportunities include scholarships, federal financial aid programs, and veterans benefits programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of the Rockies to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses

  • ORG 6504: Leadership & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6523: Teams in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503: Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • ORG 6506: Leading Organizational Change (3 credits)
  • ORG 6534: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 5100: Assessment - Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • ORG 6405: Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ORG 6800: Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ORG 6802: Product & Service Development & Management (3 credits)
  • ORG 6805: Financing Development, Innovation, & Growth (3 credits)
  • ORG 6807: Marketing & Managing Innovation (3 credits)
  • ORG 6810: Measuring & Managing Innovation (3 credits)
  • ORG 6812: Managing Through Growth Stages (3 credits)
  • Completion of Comprehensive Exam

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, graduates could be prepared to enter a doctoral program. A doctoral program could help graduates realize their fullest potential by offering the most advanced studies in business development and entrepreneurship.

Doctoral degrees graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • PsyD with a specialization in Organizational Leadership
  • PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership

Career Paths:

Once they have earned University of the Rockies' Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, graduates could seek upper management or executive positions in nearly any type of business. They might oversee areas of production, customer service, business development, marketing, or project development. In addition, graduates could choose to begin their own business venture.

Jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Postsecondary business teacher
  • General and operations manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Public relations and fundraising manager

Special Terms and Conditions: The Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student's responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

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