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Learning and Organizational Change

Equipping leaders with the vision, knowledge, and skills to facilitate sustainable, positive organizational transformation.

Our Academic Programs

Unlock your potential to disrupt the status quo with our Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC). Choose from degree and/or certificate options, or explore executive education. Tailor your full-time or part-time learning experience to elevate your career with expertise in change management, leadership, and talent development. Our flexible hybrid format lets you live anywhere in the U.S. and earn your degree in as little as one year.

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Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC)

Be a leader who faces continuous organizational change with confidence, backed by innovative tools and frameworks. Deepen your expertise in coaching, design thinking or leading equity and inclusion by completing a graduate certificate along with your degree.

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Organizational and Leadership Coaching Certificate (OLCC)

Develop as a leadership coach who understands that making business impact depends on knowing how people learn and change. Build on tested theory to create a practical toolkit for partnering with individual change leaders and teams.

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Designing for Organizational Effectiveness Certificate (DOEC)

This organizational change and design graduate certificate equips you with the tools, frameworks, and skills to become an innovator proficient in applying design methods to talent and organizational development challenges.

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Leading Equity and Inclusion in Organizations Certificate (LEIOC)

Join a cohort of leaders who embrace the challenge to strive for equity in all of their organization’s practices. Solidify your understanding of how individual identities and institutional inequities impact experiences in organizations.

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Executive Learning and Organizational Change (ELOC)

Explore executive education experiences designed for professional leaders seeking to maximize skills with limited available time. ELOC prepares you for the future by learning essential strategies for coaching, inclusive leadership, and organizational design.

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Undergraduate Concentration Learning and Organizational Change

Our undergraduate concentration examines key concepts and ideas about formal and informal change across society. Learn more in the undergraduate section of our site.

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Why LOC?

Diane Knoepke

‘AND’ is in our DNA! MSLOC is a place where we have a lot of rigor, AND that does not mean we lose the heart. ”

— Diane Knoepke, Director of Program Engagement and Outreach

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Why Organizational Change Matters

The workplace grows more complex all the time, and the pace of change continues to accelerate. This means more opportunities for innovative, confident leaders to increase their impact through an organization's most resilient resource: its people.

Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) can enhance your career by helping you seize those opportunities by strengthening your leadership foundation.

In our Students’ Words

Minji Lew

The flexibility that MSLOC afforded me to smoothly transition from student to worker again was so helpful during my career pivot. Now more than ever, this kind of flexibility isn't just a perk - it's a necessity. It's just another factor that makes MSLOC ahead of the curve in the higher education space. ”

Minji Lew
MSLOC 2020
Sarah Futa

I came into this program because I wanted to do something for me and after being in this program, it has transformed the way I view the world, the way I view my relationships, and the impact that I want to have. ”

Sarah Futa
Current MSLOC Student

MSLOC can help meet your organization’s talent demands

Northwestern MSLOC talent is sought after by employer organizations and clients wherever learning and change is happening (or needs to happen).

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