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About Organizational Management and Development

In the organizational management and development concentration, you will learn and integrate the key components of the process for leading, managing and developing organizations. You will learn to develop organization product and service strategies that align external opportunities with internal strengths while addressing threats and managing organizational weaknesses. You will learn to design a supporting organization, develop core products and services. In addition, you will learn to support processes, secure and deploy required human resources, motivate employees and support task completion, assesses performance, and develop the organization. You will also learn how to think critically and solve organizational challenges in creative ways.

This concentration prepares you to work in a range of industries in the public, private and non-profit sector. This program offers you a practical curriculum that covers diverse aspects of organizational leadership, management and development. It prepares you to direct individuals, teams and organizations to maximize their development and performance.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) core curriculum provides you with the skills you need to succeed in today’s global economy. Students who are looking to complete their bachelor’s degree will receive both foundational knowledge and profession-specific skills.

Where can Organizational Management and Development take me?

A Bachelor of Professional Studies degree with a concentration in organizational management and development will strengthen your leadership, management and professional service skills in areas like process management, organizational coaching and organizational development. The strategies you will learn in the BPS core classes and in the organizational management and development classes will help you enter a new industry or advance your career.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), training and development managers earned a median annual wage of $111,340 in 2018. By 2026, the BLS predicts that jobs in this field will increase by 10 percent. In South Carolina, jobs in training and development are predicted to grow by 14 percent.

Management analysts, or management consultants, earned a median annual wage of $86,610 in 2018. By 2026, the BLS predicts that jobs in this field will increase by 14 percent. In South Carolina, jobs in this industry are predicted to grow by 17 percent.

As an organizational development manager, you may be asked to plan, develop, implement and administer HR programs and associated programs in addition to helping the organization achieve strategic business goals. Demand for organizational management and development employees will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency, control costs, and workplace training.

Organizational Management and Development Career Opportunities

  • general manager
  • team leader
  • strategic planning specialist
  • organizational coaching
  • organizational development consultant
  • training and development specialist
  • human resources manager

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Required Coursework

The Bachelor of Professional Studies is a four-year degree program at the College of Charleston. Most students come to this program with some college credit; however, if you are interested in this program and do not have college credit, please speak with an advisor to discuss your options.

Because most students enter the program with some college credit, the BPS program requires that students complete a core curriculum of 20-22 hours. The BPS Core includes professionally oriented courses like Leading Oneself and Others in the 21st Century, Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century, and Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability in the 21st Century.

Then, each student is required to complete 18 credit hours within a concentration. The courses in the organizational management and development concentration include

  • MGMT 301 Management & Organizational Behavior
  • PRST 321 Fundamentals of Strategic Planning
  • PRST 322 Fundamentals of Process Management
  • PRST 323 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • PRST 324 Fundamentals of Coaching Individuals, Relationships and Teams in Organizations
  • PRST 326 Fundamentals of Organizational Change and Development

  • Finally, students will need to complete 12 additional credit hours. There are over 35 electives that students can choose from.


    What you will learn

    Core CompetencyDescriptionConcentration CourseInstructor
    Systemic and Integrated Perspective of the beginning-to-end organizational management and development processYou will learn and integrate the key elements of the organizational management and development cycle:
  • assessment of the external and internal environment followed by the development (revision) of organizational strategy (mission, vision, values, strategic objectives and tactics)
  • design an organization (core/supporting processes, structure and culture) that supports the efficient and effective execution of organizational strategy
  • secure, develop, deploy/motivate and retain the necessary human resources
  • lead, supervise and support the execution of required tasks at the operational, tactical and strategic level
  • assess individual, team and organizational performance in an integrated and multi-dimensional manner
  • develop the organization and/or make required changes
  • MGMT 301 Management and Organizational BehaviorGraeme Coetzer (Program
    Director)
    Strategic PlanningYou will learn to assess the external environment and internal environment, and develop product/service delivery strategies the align key organizational strengths with external opportunities while addressing external threats and internal weaknesses.PRST 321 Fundamentals of Strategic PlanningSharon McGhee
    (Charleston Airport
    Authority)
    Organizational Design and
    Behavior
    You will learn how to design an organization by shaping the organization’s processes, structure and culture to align with the demands of the performance environment and support efficient and effective execution of the organization’s strategy.MGMT 301 Management and Organizational BehaviorGraeme Coetzer (Program
    Director)
    Process ManagementYou will map out, audit, (re)engineer and manage the core value-added product or service delivery processes and organizational support processes in an integrated manner.PRST 322 Fundamentals of Process ManagementCheryl Carter (Boeing)
    Human Resource ManagementYou will learn to secure, prepare, deploy, motivate, develop and retain the human resources necessary to execute key organizational tasks.PRST 323 Fundamentals of Human Resource ManagementShawn Edwards (The Citadel)
    Lead, Supervise and Coach Individuals, Relationships and Teams in OrganizationsYou will learn how to support others in establishing the goals, pathways, competencies, resources and incentives required to execute key organizational tasks.PRST 324 Fundamentals of Coaching Individuals, Relationships and Teams in OrganizationsJennifer Avenel (Roper
    Saint Francis)
    Assess, develop and change organizationsYou will be able to assess the multi-level performance of an organization relative to various outcome measures, and learn to identify, design and implement both development and change requirements within organizations.PRST 326 Fundamentals of Organizational Change and DevelopmentTiffany Keller (Mercedes)

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