M.S. in Organizational Leadership
The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Degree program is designed to provide working professionals with the knowledge and skills essential for successful leadership in a variety of sectors. The 33-credit accelerated program focuses on the synthesis of theory and practice of leading organizations in diverse settings including corporate, public and non-profit organizational environments, and is offered on campus or online.
The program consists of the following core courses:
- Fundamentals of Organizational Leadership
- Leadership Communication and Coaching Essentials
- Leading Across Cultural and Global Boundaries
- Metrics for Today’s Leader
- Shaping the Learning Organization
- Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace
- Collaborative Project Management
- Capstone-Consulting Project I & II (2 term course)
Plus 2 elective courses selected from the list below:
- Talent and Performance Management
- Foundations of Professional Leadership: Developing the Leader Within
- HR Issues in the Workplace
- Employment Law for Organizational Leaders
- Non-Profit and Government Leadership
- Issues in Civic Engagement
Courses are subject to change, please follow your specific cohort schedule.
Each course is 7 weeks long. Classes meet once a week for 4 hours with supplementary work online. All courses are offered in the evenings, from 5 p.m. to 9.p.m. This program is also offered fully online.
Students interested in applying to the program must meet the following admissions standards:
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
- Generally, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for courses taken in achieving that bachelor’s degree is required, but other factors, such as work experience and GPA on most recently taken courses will be considered
- Work experience of at least three (3) years
- Demonstrated potential for study of organizational leadership at the graduate level
- students who completed an undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES).
- TOEFL or IETLS scores are required for students who completed their degrees in a non-native English speaking country
Students may transfer a maximum of six (6) graduate credits to the program. An official transcript from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning is required.
The admissions committee process includes ongoing review of student application materials to ensure prompt admissions decisions. Applicants will be assessed primarily based on the following criteria:
- Overall G.P.A.
- Applicant’s personal qualities (evident by resume which should include examples of academic, professional and extracurricular achievement)
- Recommendations- Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s intellectual ability, leadership potential and ability to complete the program.
- Personal Statement-Applicants are required to submit an essay that reflects program interest as well as personal and professional goals.
This program accepts candidates twice a year: spring and fall. Students interested in a spring start (January) should submit application materials by November 15. Students interested in a fall start (September) should submit application materials by August 1.
To apply, submit the online application:
Once students receive their acceptance letter, they are required to pay a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $100. This enrollment deposit is required in order to reserve a space in your classes. The deposit will offset a portion of your registration fees for the first semester. Directions on submitting your deposit will be provided with your acceptance letter.