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Developing Tomorrow's Business Leaders

Combining the latest management theory with applied work experience, the Organizational Dynamics (ODYN) program at OU-Tulsa develops professionals who have the leadership and teamwork skills needed to manage people, projects, and processes thorugh a Master's degree in ODYN as well as several certificate courses. More people focused than an MBA, the ODYN program was uniquely developed through a collaboration between Tulsa-based businesses and industrial/organizational psychology faculty members at OU-Tulsa. Team-based and project-based learning techniques are used extensively so the learning experience in the classroom mirrors organizational work environments.

The applied focus of the program means that students can immediately apply what they learn on the weekends to their jobs. Courses in this 36-hour program are delivered in a condensed format with most class meetings conducted over three weekends to meet the schedule needs of working adults.

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Why Study Organizational Dynamics?


Why Study ODYN?

Organizational Dynamics Student Experience


ODYN Student Experience

Professional Societies, Support Information, and Program Forms


Societies, Support, and Forms

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Jennifer Kisamore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology
University of Oklahoma
Tulsa Graduate College
4502 East 41st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135

Organizational Dynamics (ODYN) combines the disciplines of industrial-organizational psychology, management. amd organizational behavior. Students learn how to lead and manage teams to help an organization's employees work together more effectively and ensure alignment between an organization's goals and the strategies people use to achieve them.

ODYN includes specializations in human resource management and project management. Since all organizations utilize people and projects,  skills learned through this degree are applicable in a wide variety of industries including public, private, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations.

The ODYN program at OU-Tulsa helps students develop skills by bringing together cutting edge research with practical application in a team-based learning format. Class and capstone projects address real organizational challenges and opportunities.

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ODYN graduates from OU-Tulsa are recognized as possessing the leadership skills, vision, and creativity needed to excel within their respective fields.

Students and alumni of the ODYN program report exceptionally high rates of promotions, job offers, and increased visibility while they are still completing the program as well as after graduation. Many graduates of the ODYN program stay in close contact with the program. Program alumni regularly give guest talks in classes, serve as jurors for class project presentations, and refer prospective students to the program. 

Organizational Dynamics graduates are professionals who represent a wide array of industries including knowledge, manufacturing, and service industries. Our students also represent all organizational levels and types of organizations from private companies to government and not-for-profit organizations.

We asked our alumni what they would tell prospective students about the ODYN program. Click on the major option below to see what alumni said about their experiences in the program.

ODYN Program Guide with Student Testimonials (pdf)

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Academy of Management (AOM)

    Midwest Academy of Management (MAM)

    Southern Management Association (SMA)

    Southwest Association of Management (SWAM)

Association for Psychological Sciences (APS)

Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    Tulsa Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA)

Association for Talent Development (ATD)

    Tulsa Chapter of ATD (ATD Tulsa)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

    Tulsa Chapter of PMI (PMI Tulsa)

There are many ways organizations and business professionals (including ODYN alumni) can support the continued success of the program:

1. Refer individuals to the program whose career goals align with what the ODYN program offers.

We love to receive referrals from current ODYN students and program alumni! If you know of professionals who want to take their career to the next level, please refer them to us!

2. Serve on a jury for class projects.

ODYN class projects are evaluated by real organizational experts. If you are interested in serving on a jury, please contact

3. Give a guest lecture in an ODYN course.

We are always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives on how to address real organizational challenges. If you are interested in giving a guest lecture in an ODYN course, please contact

4. Financial support of the ODYN program

The ODYN program has its own foundation account to support program activities. The program is requesting donations to support ODYN events which include engagement with the Tulsa business community as well as a scholarship program.


Master’s program

Please complete the appropriate form in the semester before you plan to graduate. The form should be turned in to Paul Mihos for processing.

Certificate Forms

Please complete the appropriate form in the semester you will complete the final course for the certificate. The form should be turned in to Paul Mihos for processing.

Thesis Student forms

Students completing a research thesis instead of a capstone project have to complete additional paperwork. Please complete the forms below based on deadlines indicated in the Graduate College Bulletin.

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