Online MBA with Certificate in Organizational Development

In a competitive job market and an increasingly complex business landscape, differentiation is key for business professionals looking to take the next step in their careers. A diverse skillset, encompassing both traditional business competencies and a focused area of specialization, is essential for success.

That's why Champlain College has designed an MBA program that meets these needs: while it delivers the foundation of business knowledge expected of a traditional business degree program, it also gives students the opportunities to hone their skills with a concentration in a specific subject area.

An MBA with a concentration in positive organization development will provide you with technical and business skills in addition to a strong grounding in the philosophies, theories, applications and practice of Positive Organization Development, strength-based leadership, and Appreciative Inquiry, transforming you into a truly well-rounded business professional.

Why Earn Your MBA at Champlain College?

Finish Your Master's Degree In as Little as 12 Months

The online MBA in organizational development is designed to allow highly motivated students to earn a master's degree from a nationally recognized, accredited college in as little as one year. The program accommodates working professionals with busy lives and demanding careers, allowing you to choose a one or two-year accelerated path to completion. Your academic advisor will help you determine the time frame for completion that works best for you.

Immediately Apply Organizational Development MBA Coursework to Your Career

Instead of relying solely on theory and case studies, the Champlain's organizational development programs allow you to apply your coursework directly to the business you work for. You'll learn from your own experiences, along with those of your peers, and you'll begin seeing a return on your educational investment on day one of your program.

Learn From Business Experts and Practitioner-Faculty

At Champlain College, our faculty members include both established professionals in the business and organizational development fields and academic scholars. This combination provides you with well-rounded perspectives that contribute to a high-quality, relevant, and meaningful education. 

100% Online Courses Offer Flexibility and Convenience

The MBA in organizational development is offered entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to earn your master's degree while balancing many priorities including your career, your family and your personal interests.

Benefits of Earning a Graduate Certificate Alongside Your MBA

When you're ready to take the next step in your career (whether it's by obtaining a promotion or finding a new job), considering a master's in business administration degree makes sense - MBA degree holders are in high demand, and the experience gained through MBA programs can be applied to a wide range of fields and industries. But given the popularity of these degree programs, you might be wondering how you can stand out from the crowd. The solution is to get a graduate certificate along with your MBA. These will give you hands-on experience in a specialized field, setting you up for success upon graduating. An MBA with a graduate certificate in positive organization development will give you not just a valuable credential that employers will respect, but will also provide you with the tools you need to take the next step in your career.

Career Preparation

In today's businesses and organizations, employers are seeking leaders who can create positive change, create a culture of innovation and collaboration, and improve communication among stakeholders.

An MBA in Positive Organization Development prepares you for management positions in the business development and organization development fields, such as:

  • Corporate Development Strategy Manager

  • Senior Organization Development Consultant

  • Corporate Strategy Consultant

  • Senior Director of Change Management and Organizational Strategy

  • People and Organization Development Lead

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Start an application for your MBA with a certificate in organizational development today. Our online application is easy to use and there is no fee to apply.

Our Affordable Online MBA Program

MBA Program at a Glance

Get an overview of our 100% online, fully-accredited MBA with a concentration in organizational development.

MBA Curriculum

The Champlain College Online MBA curriculum is designed to meet the evolving needs of today's businesses. Throughout the program, students will learn how to address challenges facing fast-moving, modern enterprises using an integrated approach, and will be able to immediately apply what they learn in their own workplaces.

Positive Organization Development Graduate Certificate Curriculum

The curriculum of the Champlain College Online Organizational Development Master's Certificates is designed to give students the skills to become strengths-based leaders, covering topics such as the foundations of positive organizational change, inquiry-based change in organizations, advanced applications of appreciative inquiry, strength-based assessment and analysis methods, and more. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the online MBA in organizational development program, students will be able to communicate effectively in business settings, identify problems and formulate solutions with a systems-thinking approach, evaluate risk in business scenarios, generate innovative approaches to leadership, create a strategic vision, apply theories and methodologies of strength-based organizational change (including Appreciative Inquiry, positive psychology, and positive organizational behavior), create and apply effective questions that facilitate positive change at the interpersonal, team, and system levels, design and implement Appreciative Inquiry-based organizational interventions, and choose appropriate strength-based assessment tools and apply them to create and sustain positive organizational change.

Admission Requirements

At Champlain College Online, our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story.  We are interested in your previous academic record, but knowing you have much more to bring to the table as a working adult, we'll also consider your current and previous work experiences, as well as your personal and professional goals.

Academic Calendar

Champlain College offers six start dates per year. Learn more about our application deadlines, class start dates and end dates for each 8-week term in our online MBA in organizational development program.

Tuition & Financing

Tuition for our master's degree and graduate certificate programs is based on cost per credit. Find out more about our tuition rates, as well as ways to finance your education.

Program Director

The Program Director for the MBA in Positive Organization Development is Linda Miller, PhD, CPA, the Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for the Division of Continuing Professional Studies (CPS) at Champlain College Online.

Upcoming Program Webinars

Find out if an MBA is right for you. Join our next webinar to learn more about the online MBA program design and curriculum, what to expect from the online experience, our diverse faculty of business practitioner experts, and starting the application and admission process.  

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