org722 | Graduate

Organizational Theory, Planning, And Change

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This course examines the structure of higher education organizations and the ways in which leaders manage these organizations through change. Learners will focus on the cultural aspects of educational organizations, the ways in which organizational strategies are designed and implemented, as well as the organizational contexts that affect structure and change. Course Competencies
  • Develop knowledge of organizational theory and its application to organizational planning and change as a leader within higher education.
  • Explain how higher education administrators may utilize organizational theory to improve leadership/management decisions and organizational outcomes through planning and change.
  • Analyze the influence of leadership style on the application of organizational planning and change.
  • Create operational and strategic plans to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of higher education organizations including continuous improvement and evaluation processes.
  • Analyze the dynamics of change, how to lead change, and the impact change has on students, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders.


This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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