M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Organisation Development, Change and Leadership) (Self Financed)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Management and Labour Studies

Intake: 34


 ( This is a Self Financed program, no fee concession or waivers available for this program. )


Organisations are increasingly affected by constant change and the ability to adapt and stay relevant is the key determinant of their very existence. This has created a need for a genre of professionals who are able to enable organisations to better respond and adapt to industry/market changes and technological advances by deeply impacting both organisational factors and human factors.

In response to this need from the industry, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)  has launched the Executive Post Graduate diploma in Organisation Development and Change Programme (EPGDODC) in 2015 at the Mumbai campus. Soon, increased demand saw the programme being delivered out of Delhi and Bangalore  centres also in 2016.  The programme focused both on developing the knowledge and skills needed for  professionals who are dealing with Organisation Development and Change Management activities. However, it was felt that a much deeper understanding of both knowledge and practice of various business functions is also required to enable leaders to make sustainable change and create both competitive and collaborative advantage.

The MA in Organisation Development, Change and Leadership programme endeavours to address this gap by enabling the development of a new generation of leaders who are able to ride this wave of change with panache and lead organisations. The programme will transform the students both personally and professionally. Students will gain a deeper understanding about themselves and a thorough knowledge of organisational strategy, operational excellence and the interplay of systems and  people processes. This is in addition to creating an in-depth understanding  of functional knowledge across management disciplines.

The learning methodology is heavily tilted in favour of experiential learning through intensive “Field Immersions" across organisations. Students will have hands on exposure to different business functions during the field immersion  in varied industries.  Renowned  national and international academicians, in addition to reputed practitioners from the industry would facilitate  class room sessions. The programme adopts a customised approach to student development and provides individual coaches to students. There will be opportunities for students to work across  virtual teams in collaboration with top universities across the globe to enhance their cross cultural competence.

Over two years, this program blends multi-disciplinary formal and collaborative learning with human interaction labs, research dissertation and situated learning  experiences in social sector organisations and small medium enterprises.

The MA in Organisation Development, Change and Leadership programme focusses on nurturing next generation global leaders who can understand the new world as a system of interacting components that impact each other in significant but often underutilized ways; opening doors for more holistic, effective and innovative leadership for businesses and Societies.
For those passionate about growing their careers and making a difference, Masters in Organization Development, Change and Leadership is the program to reckon with.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Foundation 07 Credits
20 ODCL Courses 40 Credits
4 Field Work 24 Credits
1 Dissertation CBCS 06 Credits
CBCS 08 Credits
Electives 06 Credits
Total 91 Credits


Additional Components of the Programme

a)  Four Field immersions and Three Situated Learning Experiences in organisations
b)  Human Interaction Labs
c)  Coaching (for 6 months)
d)  Participation in odX ( learning through exchange of ideas)
e)  Participation in Virtual Collaboration Programmes to enhance cross-cultural competence


Semesterwise Courses:


Semester Course Course Title Credits Hours

FC Foundation Course 6 90
  Philosophy of Research 1 15
ODCL 01 Introduction to Organisation Development, Change and Leadership 2 30
ODCL 02 Research Methodology, Qualitative Research 2 30
ODCL 03 Organisation Theory and Design 2 30
ODCL 04 Basics of Economics, Sociology, and Psychology 2 30
ODCL 05 Operations Management 2 30
ODCL 06 Employment Relations 2 30
PC 01 Human Interaction Lab    
ODCL FW 01 Field Work I 6 90
PC 02 Situated Learning  Experiences in Organisations    
II ODCL 07 Organisational Behaviour I 2 30
ODCL 08 Statistics and Business Analytics 2 30
ODCL 09 Organisation Analysis and Diagnostic Models 2 30
ODCL 10 Human Resources: Systems and Processes 2 30
ODCL 11 Human Process Interventions 2 30
ODCL FW 02 Field Work II 6 90
III ODCL 12 Organisational Behaviour II 2 30
ODCL 13 Marketing and Sales Management 2 30
ODCL 14 Organisational Change: Practice Perspective 2 30
ODCL 15 Leadership: Theory and Practice 2 30
ODCL 16 Facilitation: Theory and Practice 2 30
PC 03 Situated Learning  Experiences in Organisations    
ODCL FW 03 Field Work III 6 90
IV ODCL 17 Finance and Accounting Management 2 30
ODCL 18 Strategic Interventions 2 30
ODCL 19 Evaluation of OD and Change: New Developments 2 30
ODCL 29 Strategic Management 2 30
PC 04 Situated Learning Experiences in Organisations    
ODCL DS Dissertation 6 90
ODCL FW 04 Field Work IV 6 90
    Optional Courses (Choose any 4)    
  ODCL OC 01 Learning and Development 2 30
  ODCL OC 02 Techno Structural Interventions 2 30
  ODCL OC 03 Data Management and Analyses 1 15
  ODCL OC 04 OD/ Change Management Consultation Process 2 30
  ODCL OC 05 Whole  System Interventions 1 15
  ODCL OC 06 Women and  Leadership 1 15
  ODCL OC 07 Art and OD 1 15
  ODCL OC 08 Action Learning in OD 1 15
  ODCL OC 09 Organisational Change and Sustainability 1 15





Fee Structure:


Component M.A. In Organisation Development, Change and Leadership
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Computer Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students’ Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 1,69,800 1,81,700 1,80,200 1,79,700
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 2,00,000 2,00,000 2,00,000 2,00,000
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.