Organization Development and Human Resource Development

The modern knowledge economy has changed the nature of organizations, careers, and jobs. These changes necessitate the continuous development of individuals’ knowledge and skills as well as developing the organizations where they work. Organization-development and human-resource-development professionals help to create the work settings that are attentive to both organization and human needs as well as prepare individuals for their current and future careers.

This concentration prepares students to:

  • Design, develop, and evaluate the learning initiatives in organizations
  • Provide both training and non-training solutions to organization problems
  • Create environments that are attentive to both individual and organizational needs

Graduates typically work at Human Resource Development, Talent Development, Organization Development, Training, or Learning and Development departments in a broad range of public and private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Required Core Courses (12 credit hours)

Course Name Course Title Credit Hours
OILS 541 The Adult Learner 3
OILS 546 Framing Designs of Learning (Instructional Design) 2
OILS 547 Prototyping Designs for Learning (Instructional Design) 1
OILS 535
-and-

OILS 536

-or-

OILS 545
Culture and Global eLearning I


Culture and Global eLearning II


Cross-Cultural Issues in Adult Learning
1


2


3
OILS 544 Program Evaluation 3

Required Courses for the Organization Development and Human Resource Development (OD&HRD) Concentration (9 credit hours)

Course Name Course Title Credit Hours
OILS 540 Foundations of HRD and Instructional Technology 3
OILS 542 Theory and Practice of Organizational Learning 3
OILS 551

Training Techniques

3

Elective Courses for the OD&HRD Concentration (6 credit hours)

Students may select 6 additional hours of electives from the following list selected in consultation with their advisors.

Course Name Course Title Credit Hours
OILS 557 Human Performance Improvement 3
OILS 558 Leading Change 3
 

Other OILS courses

3

Capstone (3 credit hours)

Students must register for OILS 597 Capstone. The Capstone is offered as a 1 credit hour segment 5 times an academic year (Fall 1st Half, Fall 2nd Half, Spring 1st Half, Spring 2nd Half, and Summer). Students should repeat the course three times to fulfill the requirement for 3 credit hours. Students may take the 1 credit hour segments consecutively, but it is not required. For students who plan to graduate in one year, students should take the Capstone during their second semester. For Students who plan to graduate in two years, students should take the Capstone during their third semester.