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School of Advanced Management

M.S. Programme (MPOD)

Masters Program in Positive Organization Development & Change

Being offered jointly by XLRI Jamshedpur and Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management (Cleveland, USA)

Changing the World, Changing You

The Master of Science Program in Positive Organization Development and Change (MPOD), pioneered by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, USA), is now being offered for the first time in India in partnership with XLRI Jamshedpur. It is specifically geared towards the needs of executives and change agents from around the world who face a torrent of continual change, increasing complexity, and growing interconnectedness in multicultural contexts; and who must respond to these challenges in ways that yield economic value for their organizations while upholding standards of environmental and social responsibility.


Program Format

The MPOD will be conducted in 6 modules spread over 15 months. The modules will be conveniently spaced 10 to 12 weeks apart-thereby making the program flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of executives and enabling them to attend school without leaving their employment.


Program Faculty

The program will be taught by high-profile thought leaders, authors, researchers, and practitioners who have had pioneering impact in the areas of Human Resource Development, Appreciative Inquiry, Emotional Intelligence, Resonant Leadership, Sustainable Enterprise, Change Management, and Strategic Thinking. They will be drawn from both XLRI and Weatherhead.

XLRI: J. Singh (Program Co-Director); I.S.F. Raj, R.K. Premrajan, Madhukar Shukla, Manish Singhal, R.C.B. Gloryson, and M. Jomon.

Weatherhead: Ronald Fry (Program Director); David Cooperrider, Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, Diana Bilimoria, and Harlow Cohen.


Program Fees

The all-inclusive fee for this program is $35,000 (or Rupee equivalent) plus Service Tax as applicable. It will cover:

  • Tuition fee
  • Program material
  • On-campus residential facility

Please note that the cost of travel is not covered by this fee.

XLRI has made arrangements with the State Bank of India for grant of educational loans to those who are enrolled in this program.


Expert Opinions

Many of the worst excesses of recent management practices have their roots in a set of ideas that have emerged from business school academics over the last 30 years. The 'negative problem' then then focuses on how organizations need to be managed so as to prevent these 'bad' people from doing harm to others.