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Master of Science in Organizational Change and Project Management

The Master of Science in Organizational Change and Project Management is a specialized degree emphasizing innovative leadership and decision-making focused on leading organizational change initiatives and large-scale projects. The curriculum and teaching methodologies challenge leaders to develop forward-thinking ideas and strategies to effectively lead organizational change initiatives while winning the hearts and minds of key stakeholders. Students will learn sound project management principles to create, organize, and execute effective project strategies to ensure successful implementations.


To be granted full admission for any graduate degree program, applicants must meet the requirements for Full Admission to the Graduate School along with any additional requirements for a specific degree.  Applications for admission to a master's program are processed by the Graduate Admissions Office in conjunction with the relevant Program Director. 

Some degree programs may include additional requirements for admission that are supplemental to the Graduate School’s requirements.  Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another.  

Full Admission 

Applicants who meet all of the criteria listed below may be granted full admission to the Graduate School.  

  1. A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

  2. Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU's mission. 

  3. A likelihood of academic success as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all previous course work. 

  4. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members. 

  5. A current, professional résumé.  

Applicants seeking admission will be required to submit the following: 

  • A formal  Application for Admission to pursue a specified master's degree program.  The application will ask applicants for a Statement of Purpose outlining reasons for seeking admission and showing compatibility with DBU’s mission. 

  • Official transcripts from each institution attended as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student. 

  • Two letters of recommendation from non-family members. 

  • A current, professional résumé. 

  • Any additional requirements requested by a specific degree program. 

Additional Requirements 

The MS in Organizational Change and Project Management does not include any additional requirements for admission. 

Provisional Admission 

Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Graduate Admissions Office.  


All graduate business students are required to complete the foundational courses for the appropriate program through undergraduate or graduate course work. Students who have not completed appropriate undergraduate business courses will be required to take equivalent 5000-level graduate courses upon acceptance to the program. Students who have completed undergraduate business courses may have any (or all) of the 5000 level requisite courses waived if courses meet the waiver criteria: 

  • The completed undergraduate course is equivalent to the 5000-level course. 

  • The course grade is at least a B. 

  • The course is taken at a regionally accredited institution. 

  • Foundational courses will not be accepted if completed through correspondence, life and work experience, CLEP, or other standardized testing. 

The courses listed below are requisites and may be satisfied through undergraduate credit. Courses in brackets are the undergraduate equivalent classes: 

MS in Organizational Change and Project Management Foundational Courses

The courses listed below are requisites.  These courses do not satisfy the 36-credit-hour requirement of the MS in Organizational Change and Project Management program. 



Basic Concepts - Quantitative Analysis (MBA - McGraw Hill Connect course)*

*Three-session self-study requisite courses included with certain courses and must be passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.



MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making (Requisite: Self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade)

MANA 6310 - Leading Innovation

MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development

MANA 6333 - Managing Operations Technologies

MANA 6358 - Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

MANA 6371 - Motivating and Vision-Casting

MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems

MSITM 6320 - Agile Project Management

PROJ 6301 - Organizing the Project and Its Components

PROJ 6302 - Assessing, Managing, and Mitigating Project Risk

PROJ 6303 - Project Approaches and Strategy

PROJ 6304 - Planning and Managing Resources Capstone



(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component. 

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites. 


Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.