Organizational Development & Management Major (BIS)

The Organizational Development and Management (ODM) major prepares students to be strategic, ethical, effective, socially responsible, and innovative leaders in corporations and communities. This professionally oriented curriculum is designed to lay the foundation, equip students with the tools and knowledge to propel them to the next level of their career. Students will identify and analyze the impacts of individual and group behavior on organizational processes and outcomes, understand and appreciate the structure of organizations, and the local and global contexts in which they operate. Students will develop analytical skills and collaborative practices related to strategic organizational management of diverse individuals and teams as well as practice and analyze decision-making processes required in complex business organizations.

Internship Option: Choose CPS 3400 Internship Practicum (3 credits); CPS 5400/3400 Internship Practicum II (3 credits); or CPS 5400/4400 Internship Practicum (6 Credits)

LDR 5940 (3 credits) and LDR 5940 (1 credit) may be repeated for a maximum of twelve (12) credits applied to the major.

LDR 5950 (1 credit) courses can be combined to fulfill one (1) three credit course requirement.

BIS Core Curriculum (39 Credits)

Free Electives (51 Credits)

Degree Credit Summary

  • Major Credits: 30 credits
  • Core Credits: 39 credits
  • Free Elective Credits: 51 credits
Total Credits:


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Summer 2024 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived catalog available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 




Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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