Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

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Thesis or dissertation

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Submitted to the Program of Organizational Dynamics in the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Advisor: Eric van Merkensteijn


This thesis presents a comprehensive plan for the University of Pennsylvania Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics (MSOD) program to increase the number of participants who enroll and register into the program. The plan includes strategies to (1) expand opportunities for alumni and current students to help market the program; (2) implement program-specific marketing efforts; (3) create an option of more focused curriculum tracks; (4) develop new educational partnerships with peer institutions abroad; (5) make the program more accessible through financial flexibility; (6) nurture reciprocal learning relationships; and (7) estimate empirically the value of the proposed plan. The thesis will also offer a strategic perspective that will meet the program’s organizational mission and objectives, and will optimize its strength as a premier academic enterprise.



Date Posted: 11 October 2007