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Pepperdine | Graziadio Business School

MSOD Academic Experience

Students in MSOD classroom

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.