OCL Formats

  • Complete your degree fully online or in a hybrid format on campus in Kalamazoo

Fully online format

Synchronous Learning

Synchronous means occurring at the same time. With this format, you will participate in live interactive online sessions during scheduled weekly evenings between 6 to 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and go through the learning path together with your student colleagues and your instructor. You will analyze case studies, engage in group work and deliver presentations virtually in real time.

Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous means not keeping time together. With this format, you will access and review course content, demonstrate what you have learned and communicate with your classmates and instructor on your own time throughout the week of a scheduled class.

Hybrid format in Kalamazoo

With the hybrid format, you will complete the program with a blend of hybrid and online courses. Online courses are delivered synchronously and asynchronously. Hybrid courses meet in-person, on campus in Kalamazoo 5 to 6 evenings per semester with the remainder of the coursework completed online.

Sample Schedules

Complete the program at your own pace. Some students prefer a more accelerated program plan and take multiple courses per semester. Others desire a slower pace and complete the program by taking one course each semester.

What could my schedule look like?

Please note: The schedules that follow illustrate how students can complete the program, however, the schedule may need to be adjusted based on changing five-year plans.

Organizational Change Leadership 5-year plan.

 

 

Accelerated 2-Year Student 
(Fall Intake)

With this schedule, students take two courses in the fall, spring, and summer I and summer II semesters, starting the program in fall year-one and completing the program in spring-year two.

  • Year One

    Fall

    OCL 6400 - Foundations in Organizational Change Leadership

    EMR 5400 - Fundamentals of Evaluation, Measurement and Research

    Spring

    OCL 6430 - Group Dynamics and Team Development

    OCL 6410 - Organization Culture and Globalization

    Summer I

    EDLD 6890 - OCL Elective

    EDLD 6650 - Principles and Practices of Adult Learning

    Summer II

    EDLD 6890 - OCL Elective

    EDT 6420 - Instructional Design

  • Year Two

    Fall

    OCL 6440 - Large Scale Change and Organization Design

    EDLD 6020 - Educational Leadership, Systems and Change

    Spring

    OCL - Capstone Seminar in Organizational Change Leadership

Typical 3-Year Student
(Spring Intake)

With this schedule, students take courses in the fall, spring, and summer I and summer II semesters, starting the program in spring year-one and completing the program in spring-year three.

  • Year One

    Spring

    OCL 6400 - Foundations in Organizational Change Leadership

    Summer I

    EDT 6420 - Instructional Design

    Summer II

    EDLD 6890 - OCL Elective

    EMR 5400 - Fundamentals of Evaluation, Measurement and Research

  • Year Two

    Fall

    OCL 6430 - Group Dynamics and Team Development

    Spring

    OCL 6440 - Large Scale Change and Organization Design

    Summer I

    EDLD 6890 - OCL Elective

    EDLD 6650 - Principles and Practices of Adult Learning

    Summer II

    EDLD 6020 - Educational Leadership, Systems and Change

  • Year Three

    Fall

    OCL 6410 - Organization Culture and Globalization

    Spring

    OCL - Capstone Seminar in Organizational Change Leadership

Typical 4-Year Student
(Fall Intake)

With this schedule, students take one course in the fall, spring, and either summer I or summer II semesters, starting the program in fall-year one and completing the program in spring-year four.

  • Year One

    Fall

    OCL 6400 - Foundations in Organizational Change Leadership

    Spring

    OCL 6410 - Organization Culture and Globalization

    Summer II

    EDLD 6890 - OCL Elective

  • Year Two

    Fall

    OCL 6430 - Group Dynamics and Team Development

    Spring

    OCL 6440 - Large Scale Change and Organization Design

    Summer I

    EDLD - OCL Elective

  • Year Three

    Fall

    EMR 5400 - Fundamentals of Evaluation, Measurement and Research

    Spring

    EDLD 6020 - Educational Leadership, Systems and Change

    Summer II

    EDT 6420 - Instructional Design

  • Year Four

    Fall

    EDLD 6650 - Principles and Practices of Adult Learning

    Spring

    OCL - Capstone Seminar in Organizational Change Leadership