2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

DBA 605 Organizational Development Theories and Trends

This course analyzes the current theories and trends associated with Organizational Development. Students will learn how to assess the current practices of an organization relative to its mission and values and then work with the leaders of that organization to suggest, select, and implement interventions to make the organization perform more efficiently. Some of the theories to be analyzed include organizational ecology, lean operational strategy, organizational frames, and appreciative inquiry. Students will also investigate the impacts of organizational change on key stakeholders and plan for resistance.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Analyze organizational development theory, models, and application.
  3. Demonstrate doctoral-level academic writing.
  4. Evaluate organizational development practice and application.
  5. Synthesize development practice and application for organizational intervention.