Avila University Master of Arts in Management with a concentration in Change Management Online

Navigate organizational change with a unique people- and process-oriented perspective that can optimize your company’s future while maintaining a positive work environment.

Apply by: 12/21/22
Start class: 1/3/23 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Learn more about the Avila online master’s in change management

Become a transformative business leader when you earn an online Master of Arts in Management with a concentration in Change Management from Avila University. You will learn to identify an organization’s change dynamics, determine prominent challenges, and produce data-driven solutions. From planned initiatives to unexpected market fluctuations, navigate the evolving business landscape with confidence and competence.

As a student, you will be supported by highly engaged faculty who are dedicated to your educational success. Designed for professionals like you, this program combines the practicality of an affordably priced degree and the accessibility of 100% online coursework.

Career opportunities:

  • Organizational Change Manager
  • Director, Organizational Change Management
  • Senior Consultant
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Change Manager
  • Director, Organizational Change Management
  • Senior Consultant
  • Change Management

$18,000 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
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Tuition

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Discover our exceptionally affordable tuition

The M.A. Management – Change Management online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-by-the-course rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition. Financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$18,000 Total Tuition
$600 Per Credit Hour

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Ideal for working professionals, the M.A. Management – Change Management online program features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.

Now enrolling:

12/21/22 Apply Date
1/3/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

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Explore the application process for the online change management master’s program

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online M.A. Management – Change Management below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2.75 GPA
  • No GMAT or GRE required

In order to be eligible to receive an M.A. Management degree from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for conditional admission: 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Submit all official transcripts to:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Courses

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Check out the online master’s in change management coursework

In order to earn the M.A. Management – Change Management online, you will complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. There are no leveling courses or prerequisites required.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of the structure, individual and group behavior, and development of organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed as a survey and overview of fundamental and intermediate statistical and financial concepts and techniques. The emphasis is primarily on the thought processes behind different types of analyses and secondarily on the mechanical execution of such analyses. The primary topics covered will blend key concepts from three disciplines: statistics, finance, and decision science.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the interpersonal communication and leadership skills needed for effective organizational development. The course emphasizes conflict management, presentation skills, and informal writing, as well as important leadership skills ranging from giving and receiving feedback to performance appraisals. The course is designed as a “train the trainers” course, enabling learners to later pass on skills to consulting clients, co-workers, and employees.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An experiential approach to the study of change for the internal or external OD professional or organizational manager. Topics regarding consulting and motivating for high-performing systems include interpersonal interventions, team development, and continuous improvement processes.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
One of the most important skills leaders and practitioners can have is the ability to influence others to achieve work and organizational objectives. Many organizations welcome diversity as an asset, but lack strategic thinking for managing diversity, inclusion and belonging effectively. This program provides participants with a strategic planning model and an understanding of the critical role diversity councils play in organization success. There is a blend of facilitation skills and activities that will enable organizations to appoint effective diversity councils, develop a mission statement, a vision for the organization, objectives, strategies, and employee action plans.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a course about leadership theory specifically in the context of management and organizations. In this course, you will survey the broad spectrum of leadership theories and the research that led toward the theoretical conclusions. You will learn to appreciate the strength of the theories but understand the limitations so that as practitioners you can apply your own set of principles based on what we do know about leadership
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is the capstone of the M.A. in Management program. It requires the completion of a faculty-approved project that demonstrates professional competence. The project is informed by and contributes to the appropriate discipline literature. It is comparable to a project a student would complete as an internal or external professional. The purpose of the Applied Research Project is the application and demonstration of skill and proficiency as a direct result of student learning accomplished throughout the Master’s program and in their work experience and integrating that with a knowledge base that provides evidence of the ability to research and give meaning to theory and assumptions
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Organizational change is not a simple matter of determining where you want to be and moving forward. Rather, organizational change depends on interrelated dynamics associated with processes in the organization and the people involved. In this course, students develop ideas and models designed to help think differently about change and why change is so difficult. The course begins with an overview of the complexity found in organizations and why quality remains elusive. Next, the course develops models related to strategic thinking and acting and how to approach aligning internal capacities with external factors in an organization, or parts of an organization. Then, the course addresses organizational readiness for change. And finally, an overview of change processes, inclusion and how to participate in organizational change.

Course objectives:

  • Define the elements of Quality and High Reliability as the basis for change
  • Recognize Complex System Dynamics (why change is hard) in the transition from current state to future state
  • Summarize the Change Management Strategy including change effects related to Internal Capacity, External Factors, and Strategic Alignment
  • Distinguish between various elements of individual and organizational behavior as it relates to change readiness
  • Conceptualize the three-step change model as a framework to systematically solve problems (Process-work)
  • Conceptualize the five domains of Psychology of Change to participate in change (People-work)
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Building on the strategic organizational aspects of change and is built around the completion of a project template. The template, based on Lean Six Sigma, a performance improvement program focused on discovering process variation, and improving processes to continually provide quality outputs. This focus on processes finds ways of acting, thinking, and learning about continuous improvement through five interrelated dynamic stages. Throughout these stages, students learn to involve others with democratic concepts through structured dialog. Lastly, the course approaches the idea of innovation, or finding new value in organizations through team or community thinking. FA.

    Course objectives:

  • Recognize the basic elements of the business process and how to assess change impact and risk
  • Produce a project charter including Project Classification, Stakeholder Analysis, Problem Statement, Aim/Goals, and Define the Process
  • Produce a process model and measures related to a change management project
  • Produce root cause analysis associated various problems related to measures in a change management project
  • Produce an action plan from solution ideas associated with a change management project
  • Produce a control plan associated with a change management project
  • Generalize the realities of project work and how to include stakeholders in the change management project template
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    In organizations, many stakeholders with various perspectives make up reality. To change and ensure continuous improvement, change agents have to discern this reality through data and evidence. This course will take a deeper look at data and statistically based decision making. Students will layer this data-based view over the DMAIC framework. Consideration of other change methodologies and team development approaches will also be examined.

    Course objectives:

  • Assess the Complex elements of business processes and produce decisions based on evidence
  • Distinguish between types, frequency and severity of existing problems and predict their effects on complex stakeholder relationships
  • Distinguish data collection methods, data and measurement scales, statistical sampling, descriptive statistics, and data summary in interconnected processes
  • Discriminate statistical analysis methods including common cause relationships, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and time series patterns in organizational processes
  • Differentiate the various approaches to improve processes including Design of Experiments and making choices
  • Discriminate process behavior charts and how to adapt to organizational processes
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