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Organizational Management & Consulting Doctoral (PsyD) Program - Los Angeles

Mission Statement

To develop effective and ethical organizational managers and consultants by providing meaningful classroom, field, and independent learning experiences, and the tools to become a lifelong learner.

About the Program

Phillips Graduate University's Organizational Management and Consulting (OMC) Program is designed to develop highly skilled, emotionally intelligent, and research-informed organizational leaders and consultants who can effectively:
  • Guide organizations in successfully managing change;
  • Build high performing teams through an understanding of human behavior;
  • Assist others in reaching their professional potential, and
  • Promote strategic thinking to attain the highest level of human and organizational outcomes.
The seven core competencies taught in the Phillips OMC program demonstrate the student’s readiness for work as organizational change agents. Each student will:
Conduct a Research-Informed Practice. Students are consumers of research and literature on best practices in business; as a result, they are able to design, recommend, and implement organizational interventions.

Demonstrate Emotional Intelligence. Students recognize their emotional state in real time and can manage those emotions based on the needs of the situation at hand; awareness of others’ emotions increases the ability to effectively manage business relationships.

Think Strategically. Students are able to assess, analyze, and determine the most effective outcome for a business situation.

Manage Change. Students understand and leverage basic principles, techniques, and prescriptions applied to the human aspect of major change initiatives in organizational settings.

Develop Others (Coaching). Students effectively partner with individuals or teams in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Build Teams. Students build, develop, facilitate, lead, and participate in teams. They encourage the development of structurally sound teams that have a strong sense of trust, commitment, and accountability that are then able to leverage conflict and achieve results.

Communicate Effectively. Students effectively present ideas orally as well as communicate in academic, business, and reflective writing. Students are aware of the impact on others of their verbal and nonverbal skills and are mindful of proper etiquette when communicating with colleagues, faculty, and clients.

Program Schedule

Our PsyD in Organizational Management and Consulting is a 96-unit program taken over two-and-a-half years in eight consecutive semesters (including summers). Courses are taught on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and occasional Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Career Paths

Graduates are prepared to work with organizations in the following areas:
  • Organizational development
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership development
  • Executive coaching
  • Organizational communication
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Nonprofit board development
  • Training and development
  • Team building and performance enhancement

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Program Goal 1: Understanding of theories, concepts, and research findings related to organizational consulting.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and theories in organizational management and consulting.
1.2 Conceptualize organizational dynamics from a systems perspective.
1.3 Analyze and apply published research related to organizational management and consulting.
1.4 Exhibit skills that facilitate lifelong learning.

Program Goal 2: Use of appropriate methods for assessment, intervention, and evaluation in organizational consulting.

Student Learning Outcomes:
2.1 Understand and evaluate the influence of culture in organizational settings.
2.2 Propose, design, and conduct assessments in diverse organizations.
2.3 Develop, implement, and evaluate interventions in diverse organizations.

Program Goal 3: Application of ethical and legal practices in business and in organizational management and consulting.

Student Learning Outcomes:
3.1 Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal business principles consistent with established standards.

Program Goal 4: Communication with organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes:
4.1 Understand and evaluate one's impact on others in professional activities.
4.2 Communicate effectively and professionally with organization stakeholders in written and oral formats.


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