Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change (OLPC) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education and Human Resource Studies – Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change Specialization

Degree Overview

Colorado State University’s organizational learning, performance, and change Ph.D. program in Denver develops both research and practical expertise, helping you to understand and enhance human performance in workplaces and implement long-lasting solutions to problems faced by businesses and, organizations.

The organizational learning, performance, and change (OLPC) Ph.D. specialization develops skills and competencies in students who seek to improve organizational effectiveness, enhance decision-making skills, and develop analysis and research expertise. The program is ideal for executives, researchers, and academics who desire an advanced degree but who are unable to participate in traditional doctoral programs which require full-time attendance.

While this program is strongly grounded in organizational, strategic, and change management theory, the curriculum is focused on practical, growth-oriented activities to ensure educational relevance and applicability in today's challenging business and institutional environments. Strong theory-to-practice models ensure that you will acquire advanced research competencies, the ability to manage change effectively, and the skills to improve the performance and effectiveness of your organization immediately.

Students enter the program in a cohort and complete courses based on an established plan of study. The cohort structure fosters support and allows you to network with other students seeking to create and administer organizational learning opportunities. Coursework is completed in eight semesters followed by a dissertation which typically takes nine to sixteen months to complete. Classes meet eight Saturdays per semester at the Denver Learning Center.

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