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About the Program

The value you gain from learning in a graduate program may start with the content of the curriculum, and we know there is so much more. At Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC), from your initial onboarding to becoming part of our alumni network, you are part of an active community that shares a common, innovative learning experience.

Curriculum Focused on Change Leadership

The MSLOC curriculum is designed to develop the competencies required for leadership in the face of complex, continuous organizational change. To meet that challenge, we continuously update the curriculum to incorporate new research and frameworks and to provide learning experiences that engage and inspire all members of our community.

A Collaborative Community of Learners

Students and faculty work collaboratively to learn and succeed together. MSLOC starts with a deeply interactive onboarding process, followed by meticulous course design and facilitation that provides a learning environment rich in discussion and sharing. Learning from peers is as important as learning from faculty. Your ideas are considered and critiqued by your course colleagues, encouraging you to think deeply.

Valuing Diverse Perspectives

The diversity of professional backgrounds and experiences among our students is consistently mentioned as a notable MSLOC distinction. We attract leaders from large and small companies, nonprofits, education, and government institutions.

By design, each course benefits from this mix of perspectives. Surfacing new and different viewpoints is important to developing deeper awareness of mental models, culture and biases, and unknown possibilities.

Transforming Yourself, Transforming Organizations

Our alumni are confident leaders of organizational transformation because they understand transformation at an individual, self-aware level.

You will:

  • Learn the skills of self-directed learning
  • Be encouraged to set clear objectives to take control of your own learning
  • Reflect, share your insights with your colleagues, and gain feedback in a supportive environment

Learning by Doing

Collaborative and experiential learning are central approaches in our courses. Our courses introduce, then extensively use problem-based learning approaches and work with peers and clients to identify, frame, and solve complex team and organizational problems.

In this environment you will apply and experiment with new tools, techniques, and practices to address real-world challenges presented by individual and organizational clients.

Digital Networked Learning

MSLOC integrates learning technologies for an explicit professional development outcome: Developing the digital literacy required for success in the networked organization.

Our online learning platforms, including a learning management system and enterprise social network, are designed to facilitate collaboration in a manner more closely resembling a contemporary workplace than a traditional school environment. We also actively integrate a variety of collaboration technologies into our course designs.

Being Innovative Means Learning How to Learn

Keeping pace with new ideas, and transforming those ideas into applied innovation, means learning how to learn.

Faculty routinely experiment with new approaches to teaching and learning. You will:

  • Experience learning through cases, research-based projects, simulations, assessments, feedback, coaching and more.
  • Be encouraged to engage in practical innovation by creating articles and solutions that are shared with audiences outside of the program.