The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.
Today’s organizations don’t need dogma. They need new models of consultation and intervention. Milano’s Organizational Change Management program trains students to become diagnosticians and designers of elegant, unique interventions that reimagine and reassemble cultures, build leadership capacities, and facilitate group dynamics. We offer a curriculum that provides students with a large intellectual and practical basket filled with theories, tools, and techniques. Our faculty is made up of engaged professionals creating change in a wide spectrum of organizations. They offer rigorous coursework in critical thinking and theory along with a sequence of increasingly complex projects conducted for real-world clients. Upon completion, you will have a portfolio that showcases an approach to change defined by innovative thinking, a commitment to civic responsibility, and a break from conventional formulas that fail to resolve underlying issues.
Our students typically have several years' experience within organizational cultures. The MS degree includes two to three semesters of required courses in which students work in diverse teams on multiple large projects and immerse themselves in practice-based learning. Our program allows for part-time or full-time study and the flexibility to switch back and forth when internships become full-time opportunities.
Connecting to New York City
You can take full advantage of New York City’s broad resources. You will have access to a wealth of client experience, teachers with unprecedented expertise, and an extraordinary range of organizations from the UN to digital start-ups.
Our students can be found coaching individuals as they transition to senior positions, facilitating groups under pressure to solve complex problems, working hand-in-hand with senior management, and helping organizations in every sector develop sustainable and motivating cultures. Our graduates launch their own consulting firms; join existing firms such as Gotham Culture, Mercer, Accenture, Deloitte, and PwC; work at companies including Jet Blue, Google, American Express Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Outbrain, and Reuters; and enlist at nonprofits of all shapes and sizes, including the Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations.
- Learn the models and tools needed to implement planned change at all organizational levels; restructure and realign work processes; articulate vision, structure, and culture
- Develop leadership, coaching, and team-building skills; manage diversity and difference
- Conduct a series of supervised consulting engagements throughout the program, exposing you to real-world organizational and HR challenges while building a portfolio of work
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Last updated November 4, 2018