Organizational Change and Administration


Doctorate Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    56
  • Cost Per Unit
    $650
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $36k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    36

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Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Administration



Overview

 

 

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Change and Administration degree program prepares students to work in a wide variety of administrative and executive roles. The Ed.D. program includes intensive study and practice of the necessary theories, principles and skills for transforming organizations to achieve optimal growth. The Doctor of Education program is designed for working professionals looking to apply theory to their practice, and is ideally suited for current organizational administrators, executives of business, or leaders in any field to expand their career path and to advance their academic and professional goals. This interdisciplinary terminal degree allows emerging organizational administrators and leaders to focus their learning and research on K-12 education, higher education, private/corporate sectors, or public/non-profit sectors. The fully online Ed.D. has no residency requirements and has a remote comprehensive experience and dissertation defense.

Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Administration Highlights

  • 56-unit program
  • 3-year average completion time including dissertation
  • 8-week online course format
  • Cohort model allows for students to progress together through coursework and dissertation process
  • No residency requirements
  • Outstanding faculty with public, non-profit and private sector professional experience
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

The fully online and faith-based Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Administration focuses on problem solving, communication, analytical and research-oriented professional skills for responsible and innovative mid-to-upper executive level leaders who seek to maximize impact in organizations. Courses are specifically designed and delivered to meet the needs of practitioners who are tasked in leading through complex and unique issues encountered in private, public and nonprofit organizations.

Careers

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Administration degree program is an interdisciplinary degree leading to multiple career paths and is especially designed for educators, business executives, organizational leaders and administrators, city and county government managers, college faculty and staff, and other non-profit personnel.

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Course Requirements

Program Requirements (56 units)

New Era Organizations

New Era Organizations

This course prepares learners for the program by studying essential research-based theories on administration and management leading up to contemporary ones. Emphasis is on reviewing current and emerging organizational theories and concepts, business ethics, organizational change, talent development, and social responsibility, and developing and articulating a personal philosophy related to managing change in new era organizations. The theories and concepts reviewed will serve as a foundation for scholarly thought within the program. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
ORG710 AE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2020
ORG710 BE Session 1
08/31/2020
10/25/2020
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Organizational Change, Ethics, and Human Behavior

Organizational Change, Ethics, and Human Behavior

This course investigates strategies for promoting sustainable organizations by studying individual and group behavior within organizational settings. Key course concepts focus on organizational infrastructure, motivational strategies, ethical strategies, and leading change. Theories and frameworks studied are foundational principles of the program. This course also examines principles for leveraging conflict management strategies to promote positive organizational relationships and ethical outcomes. Prerequisite: ORG 710. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2020
ORG715 AE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Guignard, Sandra_Jeannette
Fall 2020
ORG715 BE Session 2
10/26/2020
12/20/2020
Online N/A N/A Guignard, Sandra_Jeannette
Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication

This course examines effective principles of communication critical for effectiveness within diverse organizations. Principles focus on opportunities for administrators to reflect on their own communication style and examine the components of effective communication strategies. Students will address the challenges inherent to effective communication present in today's multicultural, multilingual work environments. Students will apply strategies for addressing routine and unexpected organizational communication challenges and situations. Prerequisite: ORG 720. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2021
ORG720 AE Session 1
01/04/2021
02/28/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

This course examines the processes an organization uses to attract, retain, motivate and develop the best people for their jobs. Concepts of study include organizational recruitment, retention, engagement, evaluation, identification and development of high potential employees, succession planning, and employee development from the perspective of the organization's innovators and talent management professionals. Prerequisite: ORG 720. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2021
ORG725 AE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Leveraging Culture and Diversity

Leveraging Culture and Diversity

This course prepares administrators for gaining insight into identifying the barriers that exist within organizations that mitigate opportunities for diversity and inclusion. Students will survey the effects of culture on administrative strategies and actions, and policies and procedures. They will analyze strategies for leveraging diversity to promote greater organizational inclusivity and productivity. Ethical considerations and motivation for diversity are emphasized. Prerequisite: ORG 725. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
ORG730 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Strategy, Planning and Change

Strategy, Planning and Change

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed to maintain competitive advantage and sustainability in today's dynamic organizations. Special attention will be on the analysis and application of strategic approaches to overcoming barriers for organizational optimization, as well as methods for planning and driving support needed for implementation of change objectives that support the organization's mission. Prerequisite: ORG 730. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
ORG740 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Evidence-Based Decision Making and Innovation

Evidence-Based Decision Making and Innovation

In this course students will examine techniques and strategies that promote strategic data-driven decision making for effective administration and fostering innovative behaviors. Models for collecting, analyzing, and using organizational data effectively will be evaluated, and tactics for enhancing both collective and individualistic decision-making will be examined. Students will survey and assess models utilizing data to support innovation strategies, as well as develop strategies for presenting data to promote innovative-driven decision making at all levels of the organization. The course will develop students' skills in three areas: acquiring data, analyzing data to make predictions, and presenting the results of analysis to diverse stakeholder populations. Prerequisite: ORG 740. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
ORG750 AE Session 1
08/30/2021
10/24/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Data Analysis and Interpretation

Data Analysis and Interpretation

The purpose of this course is to introduce the principles and methods for descriptive and inferential statistics. The course will focus on understanding how descriptive and inferential calculations can be applied to effectively interpret data. Descriptive analysis covered will include measures of central tendency, variability, relationships, basic distributions. Inferential analysis covered includes chi-square, ANOVA, regression; the analysis of variance covariance, and multivariate data. Students will be required to utilize statistical software. Prerequisite: ORG 750. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2021
ORG760 AE Session 2
10/25/2021
12/19/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Quantitative Research Methods

Quantitative Research Methods

The purpose of this course is to present an examination of quantitative methods and designs that are utilized in the study of organizational administration and behavior. Areas of focus include measurement, sampling, and design issues in generating and testing research questions. Experimental, quasi-experimental, and survey research designs are assessed and applied. Prerequisite: ORG 760. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2021
ORG770 AE Session 1
01/04/2021
02/28/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

This course examines the theoretical foundations of qualitative research methods and techniques applied within the study of organizational administration and behavior. Students will be exposed to a wide array of research methods, design, measurement, analysis, and interpretation techniques that are crucial in descriptive research. Students will learn how to analyze human behavior, perceptions, and reactions as well as the meanings people give to their experiences. Prerequisite: ORG 770. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2021
ORG775 AE Session 2
03/01/2021
04/25/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Research Design

Research Design

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the practice of research and research design. The course develops an understanding of the principles, processes and techniques used in social science research. Topics will include reading and evaluating dissertations, identification of quality research design criteria, development of quality hypothesis statements, and the effective use of descriptive statistics. Students will use this information to evaluate their own thinking about research questions and develop potential research design descriptions. Prerequisite: ORG 775. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
ORG780 AE Session 1
05/03/2021
06/27/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Comprehensive Experience

Comprehensive Experience

This course examines the theoretical foundations of qualitative research methods and techniques applied within the study of organizational administration and behavior. Students will be exposed to a wide array of research methods, design, measurement, analysis, and interpretation techniques that are crucial in descriptive research. Students will learn how to analyze human behavior, perceptions, and reactions as well as the meanings people give to their experiences. Prerequisite: ORG 780. (4 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2021
ORG785 AE Session 2
06/28/2021
08/22/2021
Online N/A N/A Staff
Dissertation Experience

Dissertation Experience

Students will be guided through the research process after completing the dissertation proposal. This will include the development and completion of the dissertation. Students will work with their dissertation advisors both individually and in small groups. During the final iteration students will defend their dissertation in a public oral examination open to all members of the University community. Although the defense is concerned primarily with the dissertation research and its interpretation, the examining committee may explore the student's knowledge of areas relevant to the core of the dissertation problem. Students will finalize their dissertation manuscript for publication. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ORG 785. (4 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Dissertation Completion

Dissertation Completion


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Faculty

Greg Bowden

Greg A. Bowden, Ed.D.

Director of Educational Doctorate/Professor of Organizational Leadership

Office Phone: (951) 343-5560
Email: abowden@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Dirk Davis

Dirk Davis, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Academics / Professor of Organizational Leadership

Office Phone: (951) 343-3905
Email: ddavis@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Shari Farris

Shari Farris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education/ Director of M.S. in Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-2455
Email: sfarris@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
S. Jeannette Guignard

S. Jeannette Guignard, Ed.D.

Chair, Department of Arts and Sciences/Director of Masters in Organizational Leadership/ Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership

Office Phone: (951) 343-2458
Email: jguignard@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Mitchell Hovey

Mitchell Hovey, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3980
Email: mhovey@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Kathryn Norwood

Kathryn Norwood, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-2190
Email: knorwood@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Cammy Purper

Cammy J Purper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3935
Email: cpurper@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Riste Simnjanovski

Riste Simnjanovski, D.P.A.

Associate Professor of Public Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-3968
Email: rsimnjan@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government

Admission Requirements

1. Masters degree or the evaluated equivalency of the Masters degree, from a regionally accredited university with the following Grade Point Average:

  • 3.0 for unconditional admissions
  • 2.75 for conditonal admissions

2. Current Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae that includes the following:

  • Work experience
  • Educational, leadership, and professional organization activities
  • Scholarly activities

3. Personal statement of at least 500 words that includes the following:

  • Purpose for entering the program
  • Long-term professional goals including how a doctoral degree will influence those goals
  • Reasons for choosing California Baptist University

Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education

Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan*

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Administrationdegree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Students will examine and evaluate organizational behaviors and leadership effectiveness within a wide spectrum of industries and types in order to cultivate contextual intelligence (CI).
  2. Students will be able to apply previous learning as well as to conduct new ethical research with the aim of being able to apply this knowledge to address new opportunities and challenges.
  3. Students will examine organizational experiences, events or issues that are challenging, ambiguous or unexpected in order to enhance their leadership capabilities and navigate future challenges effectively.
  4. Students will communicate effectively.
  5. Students will enhance their relational capability through development of the four domains of EQ: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
  6. Students will set high standards for ethical conduct consistent with personal values, beliefs, and emotions. Students will continuously strive for lifelong learning and self-improvement, personally and professionally.
  7. Students will evaluate psychological factors that promote satisfaction and performance for self and others.
  8. Students will examine strategies for promoting innovative ideas, processes, and procedures that promote competitive advantage and organizational sustainability.
  9. Students will develop and enhance strategies for leveraging cultural intelligence, diversity, and inclusion.
  10. Students will identify, develop and enhance strategies for developing effective collaborative environments at all levels of the organization, and promote the development of future leaders.

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