Earning your Bachelors in Organization Development at Regis

Regis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Organization Development degree prepares students for organizational leadership or staff development management positions that require knowledge and skills in human resource management, leadership and organizational behavior.
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B.A. Organization Development

Bachelor's Degree Overview

The B.A. in Organization Development degree equips you with a thorough knowledge of behavioral science. Learn how organization development strategies are used to change internal attitudes, values and structures in order to capitalize on new technologies, adapt to market changes and overcome challenges. Both on-campus and online organization development courses are offered at Regis.

The Organization Development degree from Regis University's College for Professional Studies introduces you to the best in management and ethical business practices, enabling you to pursue a career in a wide variety of organizations, including for-profits, nonprofits, major corporations and global enterprises. The program is also valuable for those with specialized or technical expertise who now find themselves managing individuals and teams.

A Faster Path to Success Through Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees
Students have the opportunity to work on a B.A. in Organization Development degree in tandem with one of the School of Management's graduate degree programs. Learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

Total Organization Development Degree Requirements: 128 credit hours

  • Combined Bachelor's and Master's degrees: 152 credit hours (158 credit hours for the combined B.A. and MBA degree)
  • Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
  • Foundational courses: 30 credit hours
  • Upper division requirements: 27 credit hours
  • Minor (optional): 0 or 12 credit hours
  • General electives: 14 credit hours (if minor is selected); 26 credit hours (if minor is not selected)

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree in Organization Development at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

CPS: Undergraduate Core

Advncd Oral/Written

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(3SH)
COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475

English Composition

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EN 203 (3SH)

Global Issues

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Global Issues (6SH)

HU 366 - Leading Lives That Matter

Provides an opportunity to explore the question, "How ought we to live?" in light of educational and professional goals within the context of the Jesuit tradition.

Literature/Hum

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Literature/Humanities (3SH)

Mathematics

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MT 201, MT 204, MT 270 (3SH)

Natural Science

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Natural Science (3SH)

Oral Communication

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COM 210 or COM 211 (3SH)

Philosophy

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All PL courses (6SH)

Religious Studies

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all RC and RS courses (6SH)

Social Science

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Social Science (6SH)

Organization Development Major Foundational

BA 300 - Business Systms in a Sustainable Society

Applies individual skills in a systems approach to business, probes individual and organizational functional dependencies, and responsibility to internal and external stakeholders in the context of social responsibility, sustainable growth, and the Jesuit world view questioning 'How ought we to live?'

BA 315 - Developing Supervision Skills

Introduces effective management skills and their impact on organizational, team, and individual performance. Familiarizes students with the skills of management such as delegating, coaching, conflict resolution, stress management, problem solving, and building effective teams.

BA 335/EC 335

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(3SH)
Global Business Issues

BA 366 - Management Essentials

Examines managerial principles, theory, practices, and problems applicable to a variety of modern organizationals through a study of the fundamental functions of management. Specific trends, techniques, principles, and skills for life-long learning, critical thinking, ethics and awareness of organizational and social issues are explored.

BA 381 - Legal Environment of Business

Explores contemporary legal environments of business focusing on forms of business, regulatory agencies and issues, antitrust law, sales, negotiable instruments, agency, environmental law, and selected employment law and international business topics. Includes fundamentals of tort law, with specific emphasis on negligence and product liability.

EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

FIN 215 - Principles of Budget and Finance

Explores development of budgets, how to read and interpret financial reports to better supervise departmental operations, control costs, set objective priorities, and improve performance.

Cross listing(s): BA 215.

MKT 325 - Marketing Principles

Focuses on ethically applying Marketing Mix tactics for a well-defined target market, using sound situational analysis and clear definition of objectives, goals and strategies for goods and services in domestic and global markets.

MT 204 or MT 270 - Contemporary Mathematics

Presents topics in contemporary mathematics that are relevant to the Liberal Arts student. Develops the skills required to understand and interpret quantitative information that students encounter in the Liberal Arts curriculum.

Organization Development Upper Division Major

BA 410/COM 410

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(3SH)
Strategic Leadership

BA 426 - Managing Cultural Diversity

Provides an in-depth exploration of diversity influences in organizations. Includes stereotypes and other blocks to equal treatment, and the impact of increasing diversity on organizational objectives and career expectations.

BA 452 - Management of Human Resources

Examines the nature and challenge of personnel management from mechanics to social responsibility, the organization of a work force and the development and management of human resources. Studies creating a favorable work environment, including management and labor relations, remuneration and security for employees.

BA 454 - Organizational Behavior

Emphasizes organizational environment and behavior concepts. Focuses on human resources and system ideas, motivating employees, job satisfaction, leadership, managing change, communication and group processes, employee counseling, and interpersonal and group dynamics.

BA 479/CS 480

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(3SH)
Managing Technology for Business Strategies

BA 480 E-W

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(3SH)
Issues in Management

BA 493A - Business Research

Applies business theory and research methodology to develop the proposal for Senior Capstone--BA 493B. Focuses on problem definition, research design, data acquisition, and analysis.

Pre-requisite: TAKE BA*300 AND MT*270;

BA 493B - Senior Capstone

Provides culminating experience of the major, focusing on integrating theory with application and implementation of research to a complex business problem, need, or opportunity.

Pre-requisite: BA*493A

BA 495E - Ethical Decision Making in Business

Focuses on ethical problems in the business environment including whistle-blowing, employee rights, privacy, hiring, compensation, as well as corporate social responsibility and governance. Covers the fundamental philosophical theories that can be used to address these dilemmas. Individually, students investigate specific dilemmas inherent in their chosen profession and analyze how those problems could be resolved by value-driven ethical standards.

Cross listing(s): AC 495E EC 495E.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

BA 300 Business Systms in a Sustainable Society (3.00)

Applies individual skills in a systems approach to business, probes individual and organizational functional dependencies, and responsibility to internal and external stakeholders in the context of social responsibility, sustainable growth, and the Jesuit world view questioning 'How ought we to live?'

BA 315 Developing Supervision Skills (3.00)

Introduces effective management skills and their impact on organizational, team, and individual performance. Familiarizes students with the skills of management such as delegating, coaching, conflict resolution, stress management, problem solving, and building effective teams.

BA 335 Global Business Issues (3.00)

Assesses global impacts from historical, cultural, social, economic, government, and business perspectives. Analyzes how changes affect decision-making, ethical and justice concerns.

Cross listing(s): EC 335.

BA 366 Management Essentials (3.00)

Examines managerial principles, theory, practices, and problems applicable to a variety of modern organizationals through a study of the fundamental functions of management. Specific trends, techniques, principles, and skills for life-long learning, critical thinking, ethics and awareness of organizational and social issues are explored.

BA 381 Legal Environment of Business (3.00)

Explores contemporary legal environments of business focusing on forms of business, regulatory agencies and issues, antitrust law, sales, negotiable instruments, agency, environmental law, and selected employment law and international business topics. Includes fundamentals of tort law, with specific emphasis on negligence and product liability.

BA 410 Strategic Leadership (3.00)

Explores strategic leadership through discussion of vision, mission and values. Examines how a clear, compelling vision can move individuals and organizations toward desired goals. Evaluates strategies that translate vision and mission into action.

Cross listing(s): COM 410.

BA 426 Managing Cultural Diversity (3.00)

Provides an in-depth exploration of diversity influences in organizations. Includes stereotypes and other blocks to equal treatment, and the impact of increasing diversity on organizational objectives and career expectations.

BA 452 Management of Human Resources (3.00)

Examines the nature and challenge of personnel management from mechanics to social responsibility, the organization of a work force and the development and management of human resources. Studies creating a favorable work environment, including management and labor relations, remuneration and security for employees.

BA 454 Organizational Behavior (3.00)

Emphasizes organizational environment and behavior concepts. Focuses on human resources and system ideas, motivating employees, job satisfaction, leadership, managing change, communication and group processes, employee counseling, and interpersonal and group dynamics.

BA 479 Managing Tech for Business Strategies (3.00)

Provides executive perspective on management information systems, systems analysis and database management. Develops an understanding of strategic issues underlying information systems, technical issues in developing systems, strategic issues related to critical business success factors. Includes information's role in competition, industry leadership, and business planning. Covers alternative development methods and addresses issues of databases, projected management, and functional management. NOTE: Not for CIS majors.

Cross listing(s): CS 480 MCMT 480 CIS 480 BA 479.

BA 480E-W Issues in Management (3.00)

Focuses on various aspects of management. Provides perspective on current issues and practices in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Explores legal and ethical behavior, technology's impact on management and operations, changing cultures and organizational structure, demographic shifts, and international competitive forces.

BA 493A Business Research (3.00)

Applies business theory and research methodology to develop the proposal for Senior Capstone--BA 493B. Focuses on problem definition, research design, data acquisition, and analysis.

Pre-requisite: TAKE BA*300 AND MT*270;

BA 493B Senior Capstone (3.00 - 6.00)

Provides culminating experience of the major, focusing on integrating theory with application and implementation of research to a complex business problem, need, or opportunity.

Pre-requisite: BA*493A

BA 495E Ethical Decision Making in Business (3.00)

Focuses on ethical problems in the business environment including whistle-blowing, employee rights, privacy, hiring, compensation, as well as corporate social responsibility and governance. Covers the fundamental philosophical theories that can be used to address these dilemmas. Individually, students investigate specific dilemmas inherent in their chosen profession and analyze how those problems could be resolved by value-driven ethical standards.

Cross listing(s): AC 495E EC 495E.

BUS 493 Capstone: Applied Project (3.00)

Culminating experience for the major, requiring students to utilize integrated program concepts and theories to investigate and address a complex business problem, need or opportunity. Note: Majors only. Senior class standing required.

Pre-requisite: BA*493A

EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00)

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics (3.00)

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

FIN 215 Principles of Budget and Finance (3.00)

Explores development of budgets, how to read and interpret financial reports to better supervise departmental operations, control costs, set objective priorities, and improve performance.

Cross listing(s): BA 215.

FIN 300 Finance for Non-Financial Managers (3.00)

Examines uses of financial information for planning, budgeting, managing, and evaluating financial performance from a non-financial manager's perspective. Includes ratio analysis, working capital and cash flow management, break-even analysis, and basic capital budgeting concepts.

Pre-requisite: TAKE AC*325;

MKT 325 Marketing Principles (3.00)

Focuses on ethically applying Marketing Mix tactics for a well-defined target market, using sound situational analysis and clear definition of objectives, goals and strategies for goods and services in domestic and global markets.

MT 204 Contemporary Mathematics (3.00)

Presents topics in contemporary mathematics that are relevant to the Liberal Arts student. Develops the skills required to understand and interpret quantitative information that students encounter in the Liberal Arts curriculum.

MT 270 Introduction to Statistics (3.00)

Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

How to Apply

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

At a minimum, applicants seeking a bachelor’s degree in Organization Development from the College for Professional Studies must either:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Evidence of work experience

Applicants who do not meet each of these requirements may submit a letter of exception to the Assistant Dean of the school in which the applicant seeks to enroll. The letter should describe the applicant's goals and substantiate his/her ability to be successful at Regis University. Download guidelines for work experience admission appeal.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form online
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection.

Non Degree-Seeking Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Class Starts

Term Class Start Date
Summer 8W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W1 - 2014 May 5, 2014
Summer 5W2 - 2014 June 9, 2014
Summer 8W2 - 2014 June 30, 2014
Summer 5W3 - 2014 July 14, 2014

Tuition

Regis University Degree Tuition: B.A. in Organization Development

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50
Online $13,850 - $58,930 30 - 128 $460 $50

Directed study costs $460 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.