Organizational Management and Development

Organizational Management and Development concentration at the College of Charleston

About Organizational Management and Development 

In the organizational management and development concentration, you will learn and integrate the key components of the process for leading, managing and developing organizations. You will learn to develop organization product and service strategies that align external opportunities with internal strengths while addressing threats and managing organizational weaknesses. You will learn to design a supporting organization, develop core products and services. In addition, you will learn to support processes, secure and deploy required human resources, motivate employees and support task completion, assess performance, and develop the organization. You will also learn how to think critically and solve organizational challenges in creative ways. 

This concentration prepares you to work in a range of industries in the public, private and non-profit sector. This program offers you a practical curriculum that covers diverse aspects of organizational leadership, management and development. It prepares you to direct individuals, teams and organizations to maximize their development and performance. 

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) core curriculum provides you with the skills you need to succeed in today’s global economy. Students who are looking to complete their bachelor’s degree will receive both foundational knowledge and profession-specific skills. 

Where can Organizational Management and Development take me? 

A Bachelor of Professional Studies degree with a concentration in organizational management and development will strengthen your leadership, management and professional service skills in areas like process management, organizational coaching and organizational development. The strategies you will learn in the BPS core classes and in the organizational management and development classes will help you enter a new industry or advance your career. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), training and development managers earned a median annual wage of $115,640 in 2020*. By 2029, the BLS predicts that jobs in this field will increase by 7%*. In South Carolina, jobs in training and development are predicted to grow by 14%**. 

Management analysts, or management consultants, earned a median annual wage of $85,260 in 2019*. By 2029, the BLS predicts that jobs in this field will increase by 11%*.

As an organizational development manager, you may be asked to plan, develop, implement and administer HR programs and associated programs in addition to helping the organization achieve strategic business goals. Demand for organizational management and development employees will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency, control costs and workplace training. 

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Organizational Management and Development Career Opportunities 

  • general manager 
  • team leader 
  • strategic planning specialist 
  • organizational coaching 
  • organizational development consultant 
  • training and development specialist 
  • human resources manager 

Required Coursework 

The Bachelor of Professional Studies is a degree completion program. In order to declare this program of study, students must have completed an Associate’s Degree or be 21 years of age and have completed a series of prerequisite courses. Most students come to this program with some college credit; however, if you are interested in this program and do not have college credit or have not completed the prerequisite courses, please speak with an advisor to discuss your options.

In addition to prerequisite coursework, the BPS program requires that students complete a core curriculum of 20-22 hours. The BPS Core includes professionally oriented courses like Leading Oneself and Others in the 21st Century, Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century, and Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability in the 21st Century.

Then, each student is required to complete 18 credit hours within a concentration. The courses in the organizational management and development concentration include: 

  • MGMT 301 Management & Organizational Behavior 
  • PRST 321 Fundamentals of Strategic Planning 
  • PRST 322 Fundamentals of Process Management 
  • PRST 323 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 
  • PRST 324 Fundamentals of Coaching Individuals, Relationships and Teams in Organizations 
  • PRST 326 Fundamentals of Organizational Change and Development 

Finally, students will need to complete 12 additional credit hours. There are over 35 electives that students can choose from.