MSOD Academic Experience
MS in Organization Development
At Pepperdine, we believe the educational process is as important as the subject matter. We are as interested in developing the whole person as we are in understanding organization change.
Be Part of a Learning Community
Your MSOD class will comprise a cohort of approximately 30 people from all over the
world. During each session, students will stay in condominium-style accommodations
and meals are taken together to enrich the close-knit learning community and to leverage
personal accountability, communication, and resource exchange. The creation of a "learning
community" is fundamental to the MSOD experience.
Personal and Professional Development
The first session of the program provides an intense focus on personal growth. Through
experiential learning, students deepen their knowledge of themselves as instruments
of change and clarify needed work in their behavioral style, ethical practices, and
values orientation. We believe the true worth of OD practitioners is measured by their
ability to produce superior results—not by the skills or techniques they possess.
Therefore, the integration of OD knowledge with self-awareness is essential to creating
powerful interventions and increased effectiveness.