Demand is high for a degree in organizational change. For example, approximately two of three university business professors possess a doctorate, and most institutions of higher education are now requiring a doctorate for full-time positions. An even greater demand, however, exists for executive leadership positions in medium to large organizations. There are more than 16,000 large organizations with over 500 employees in the United States. Yet less than 2% of CEO’s in these organizations possess a doctorate, which trails both China (33%) and the European Union (24%). Other top positions include COO, CFO, HR Director and other Executive Director positions whose top ranks see a doctorate as a competitive advantage.
In an ever-changing professional world, strong ethical leadership can make a crucial difference in the success of an organization. To this end, the Specialization in Organizational Change prepares graduates to effectively lead and implement change in complex organizations, by employing various motivational and management strategies and skills. Featured courses include Innovation and Organizational Change, Entrepreneurship, and Consultancy Project.