MA Student Resources

» HDO Student Handbook: View the handbook for HDO Master of Arts students here.

» HDO Master’s Alumni Network: Open to all Master’s alumni and current students. Click here to learn more and join.

» HDO Survey: Use this form to submit your suggestions and questions on the academics and administration of the HDO program. This form is anonymous, but we do ask that you specify your graduation year. If you would like to share your name, please fill out the optional box at the end. Click here to participate.

Capstone Information

  • HDO Capstone Project Guidelines: View/download the guidelines here.
  • HDO Capstone Milestones: View captsone milestones here.
  • HDO Capstone Project Poster Template: Download the template here.
    • For printing purposes, the poster specs are: 48 inches (width) x 32 inches (height)
  • HDO Capstone Project Posters Archive: View previous posters here.
  • Batten-Savoie Scholars Application (Capstone Funding Assistance): Click Here to Apply

Alumni Contact Information & Bio Update: Via the form below, please submit any updated contact or bio information.

Alumni Information Update Form
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Student Biographies

  • HDO Class of 2020 Student Biographies: View here.
  • HDO Class of 2019 Student Biographies: View here.
  • HDO Class of 2018 Student Biographies: View here.
  • HDO Class of 2017 Student Biographies: View here.
  • HDO Class of 2016 Student Biographies: View here.
  • HDO Class of 2015 Student Biographies: View here.
  • HDO Class of 2014 Student Biographies: View/download the bios here.

Faculty Biographies

  • HDO Master of Arts Teaching Faculty: View/download here.
  • HDO Professional Seminar Leaders and Affiliate Faculty: View here.

HDO Schedule of Classes 

Summer 2020
(Class of 2020)

May 27-May 30

June 12-13
June 26-June 27
July 10-11
July 24-25
*August 07-08
*August 14-15
*back to back weekends

HDO 289: Writing and Researching Organizations
Davida Charney, Fridays 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Intensive Week: May 28, 8:30am to 4:30pm

HDO 386: Persuasion and Argumentation
Clay Spinuzzi, Saturdays 8:30am to 12:30pm
Intensive Week: May 27, 8:30am to 4:30pm AND May 30, 8:30am to 3pm

HDO 287: The Structure of Organizations
Zachary Elkins, Saturdays 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Intensive Week: May 29, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Fall 2020
(Class of 2021)

August 19-23 (students arrive 8/18)

September 04-05
September 18-19
October 02-03
October 16-17
October 30-31
*November 13-14
*November 20-21
December 04-05
*back to back weekends

HDO 390: Qualitative Research in Organizations
John Traphagan, Fridays 4:00pm to 7:00p
Intensive Week – August 19, 10:15am to 11:45am AND August 21, 8:30am to 4:30pm

HDO 381: Individual Perspectives on the Human Dimensions of Organizations
Elizabeth Keating, Saturdays 8:30am to 11:30am
Intensive Week – August 19, 8:30am to 10am AND August 22, 8:30am to 4:30pm

HDO 383: Society, Culture, and Diversity
Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, Saturdays 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Intensive Week- August 19, 3:00pm to 4:30pm AND August 20, 8:30am to 4:30pm

HDO 285: Organizational Ethics
Dan Bonevac, Saturdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Intensive Week- August 19, 1:15pm to 2:45pm AND August 23, 8:30am to 3:30pm

Spring 2020
(Class of 2021)

January 13-17 (students arrive January 12)

January 29-30
February 12-13
February 26-27
March 12-13
March 26-27
April 09-10
April 23-24
May 07-08

HDO 384: Organizational Inertia, Decision Making, and Change
Art Markman, Friday 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Intensive Week – January 13, 8:30am-10am AND January 14, 8:30am – 4:30pm (lunch break 12-1)

HDO 380: Cultural Perspectives on the Human Dimensions of Organizations
Polly Strong, Saturday 8:30am to 11:30am
Intensive Week – January 13, 10:15am-11:45am AND January 16, 8:30am – 4:30pm (lunch break 12-1)

HDO 391: Quantitative Research in Organizations
Mary Rose, Saturday 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Intensive Week – January 13, 1:15pm – 2:45pm AND January 15, 8:30am – 4:30pm (lunch break 12-1)

HDO 382: Approaches to Leadership
Paul Woodruff, Saturday 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Intensive Week – January 13, 3:00pm – 4:30pm AND January 17, 8:30am – 4:30pm (lunch break 12-1)