The Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development program is designed specifically for students wishing to develop their skills and understanding of the Leadership and Organizational Development activities undertaken within the context of the evolving and complex world of today’s business environment. The MS LOD program provides students with a high-quality professional education in modern theory and practice of Leadership and Organizational Development. Graduates from the program would be able to analyze, solve problems and effectively respond to and manage rapid technological and organizational changes prevalent in the modern business environment.
This program supports the pillars of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision, especially those directed at the promotion of a large empowered private sector, and a sustainable knowledge-based economy. The degree provides the underpinning knowledge to students wishing to follow a career in the fields of leadership and organizational development.
Students successfully completing the MS LOD program will be able to:
The program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs through the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA).
Courses will be delivered over a 9-week period on weekdays from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Each course will have 45 contact hours; three courses are scheduled to be held each term. Classes will be held over four terms in a year (fall, winter, spring and summer).
Length of Program
Students may undertake the program on either a full-time or part-time basis. Students will be able to complete the program in 12 months by taking two or three courses in each term.
The MS LOD program consists of a total of 30 credit hours comprising 8 core courses and 2 elective courses.
|Research Methods*||LOD 211||3|
|Leadership Culture and Ethics||LOD 212||3|
|Leadership and Organizational Development Principles and Applications**||LOD 213||3|
|Managing Organization Change**||LOD 214||3|
|Leading Sustainable Performance||LOD 215||3|
|Strategic Management Principles and the Challenges of Complex Systems||LOD 216||3|
|Achieving Business Excellence||LOD 217||3|
|The Challenges of Organizational Leadership||LOD 220||3|
|Total Credits (Core)||24|
|Creative Problem Solving||LOD 218||3|
|Conflict Management||LOD 219||3|
|Total Credits (2 electives)||6|
* First Semester requirement