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Master’s Concentration

Strategic Innovation and Change

Organizations need to innovate to stay ahead, but how do you navigate the change that comes with new ideas? Learn what it takes to fulfill the vision and mission of an organization in the age of continual change. You’ll enhance and cultivate your skills in strategic planning, entrepreneurship, and change management in this program designed to provide you with the knowledge needed to thrive in start-ups or well-established organizations.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 18 months

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Skills You’ll Learn

Initiate and manage a strategic planning process

Conduct the process of environmental scanning

Manage organizational change initiatives

Curriculum

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Strategic Innovation and Change requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

5

Core Courses

4

Concentration
Courses

3

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

ORL 4500 Leadership Development
ORL 4510 Building the 21st-Century Organization
ORL 4520
Principles of Financing for Organizations
ORL 4905 Graduate Social Research Methods
ORL 4901 Capstone Project 
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ORL 4902 Capstone Seminar
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ORL 4904 Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar 
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ORL 4400 Leading Strategic Planning in Organizations
ORL 4410 Principles of Environmental Scanning
ORL 4420
Leading Change for Transformation
ORL 4530
Leading a Culture of Organizational Innovation
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Organizational Leadership program include:

ICT 4001 Technology Leadership
ORL 4110 Fundamentals of Organization Development
ORL 4115
ORL 4120 Team Effectiveness and Interventions
ORL 4125
Evaluate and Sustain Change
ORL 4170 Developing Human Capital in Organizations
ORL 4550 Strategic Organizational Partnerships
ORL 4980 Internship (Organizational Leadership)
HRA 4170 The Inclusive Organization
HRA 4500 Organizational Leadership, Team Effectiveness, and Communications
GS 4050 Diversity and Organizational Structure

Elective courses may be chosen from among non-core and concentration courses in the academic program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs. Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.

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Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Strategic Innovation and Change.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Strategic Innovation and Change

Employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

From major software upgrades to company mergers, organizational change can be a very complex, confusing, and costly process, which requires competent change managers.

More organizations are hiring change management consultants to ensure the best possible returns on their investments.


 

 

 

 

Job Titles

 
 
Change Specialist
Change Leader
Consultant
Director of Strategy and Innovation
Human Resources Manager
Product Management Director
Project Manager
Strategic Innovation Officer
 
 

Business Development Analyst Salary: National Average

$61,815

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“Every single class taught me something that I didn’t know before. Every single class had the capacity for me to grow with other people—even online.” —Mario Burton, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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