MA in Organisation Development

The Master’s degree programme is designed as a sandwich programme and spread  over a period of one year, except for holders of approved Post-graduate Diploma in OD and other qualifications which may transfer credit hours and therefore complete the programme in a shorter period.

Students can also make a choice from the revised duration of the programme below:



The following schedules will be implimented depending on interest.

  • Full-time    - Three 6-weekly modules spread over ten (10) months (excluding mentoring sesions)  For Programme schedule click here MA Full time
  • Regular     - Six 3-weekly modules spread over sixteen (16) months (excluding mentoring sessions)  For Programme schedule click here   MA Regular
  • Evening    - Six 7-weekly modules spread over seventeen (17) months (excluding mentoring sessions) For Programme schedule click here  MA Evening
  • Weekend  - Six 7-weekly modules spread over seventeen (17) months (excluding mentoring sessions) For Programme schedule click here  MA Weekend


Students will conduct practical assignments in access (practice) organisations in-between modules.

A combination of class room and practical work are undertaken.

In addition, students pair up as OD practitioners / Consulting teams to undertake practical assignments and present field reports during mentoring sessions for assessment and feedback.


Modules and Course Outlines
Students pursuing the full time proramme are expected to cover eight modules over the ten-month period for the Masters degree. Six of the modules are taught courses while the remaining two are practical experiences and entail a period of professional attachment to OD Consultancy firms. During this period, students are expected to bring into practice the theories they learned in the class room. At the end of the six modules, students will enjoy the same benefits as listed for Post-Graduate Diploma students and in addition, be able to:

1. Write a consultancy proposal.

2. Conduct organizational effectiveness assessment.

3. Assess the effectiveness of teams.

4. Conduct organizational culture assessment.

5. Write and present OD assessment report.

6. Undertake effective coaching intervention.

7. Conduct strategic planning intervention.

8. Deepen their understanding of the characteristics of an effective OD consultant.

9. Conduct dynamic team building;

10. Undertake large systems intervention

11. Conduct management development intervention



  1. Gain knowledge in Organisation Development
  2. Write OD consultancy proposal
  3. Conduct Organisational effectiveness and culture assessment
  4. Undertake coaching intervention
  5. Conduct strategic planning intervention
  6. Help clients build their emotional intelligence
  7. Build dynamic teams
  8. Undertake interventions in large systems
  9. Help clients development management and leadership skills
  10. Will be able to establish a consultancy business


The programme is open to personnel working in:

  • Public Institutions,
  • The Private Sector,
  • Non-Government Organisations,
  • Practicing Consultants,
  • Human Resource Specialists,
  • Business Managers,
  • Lecturers who want to go into Consulting and
  • Educational Institutions, (i.e. Polytechnics and other Tertiary Institutions).