Courses Catalogue

Organizational Development

COURSE CODE: PAM 7204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Public Administration and Management, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

“Organization Development (OD) is both the field of applied behavioural science focused on understanding and managing organizational change to increase an organization’s effectiveness and viability and a field of scientific study and enquiry” Francis et al 2012. The course shall cover key aspects organization theory, history of organizational development, theories and models and organizational development interventions among others.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is designed to;

  • Introduce students to methods of undertaking organizational analysis
  • Enable students understand both the theory and practice about OD.
  • Discover how to organize an organization around purpose
  • Describe and apply OD interventions and tools using hypothetical case studies. 
  • Examine sensitive issue of power, politics and ethical standards in OD. 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the module, students will be able to;

  • Appreciate OD and its changing context both in theory and practice.
  • Discover how to organize an organization around purpose
  • Describe and apply OD interventions and tools using hypothetical case studies. 
  • Examine sensitive issue of power, politics and ethical standards in OD.