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Organizational Leadership - Accelerated M.S.

The M.S. in organizational leadership program helps working professionals develop leadership skills to advance professionally. Graduates of this program have excelled in human resources, health services, general and project management, and many other fields.

Why Choose Organizational Leadership?

With business expanding at many major organizations, so does the demand for strong leaders who care, and know how to successfully motivate and manage teams. 

The College’s organizational leadership program is designed with professional adults in mind. As a student, you will learn about strategies and techniques to lead others into success, including strengthening written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; developing an approach to leading ethical organizational behavior; and coming up with ways to address a culturally diverse organization. 

This master’s degree in leadership allows students to specialize in one of the four-degree tracks:

  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Public Service
  • E-learning and Training

Fully online and online blended tracks allow working professionals to complete their degree while balancing other responsibilities.  

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Build Leadership Skills on Your Time 

Our master's degree in leadership includes faculty and students from a variety of professional backgrounds and business sectors. This adds nicely to the many perspectives exchanged as everyone analyzes complex, real-world organizational problems and devises practical solutions. 

As a graduate of this program, you can expect to grow these and other skills: 

  • Conflict management 
  • Decision making 
  • Ethics
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic planning 
  • Team-building

Find Learning That Matches Your Lifestyle

The master’s in organizational leadership has two tracks available: 

Fully online track: In the 100% online track, students learn asynchronously and synchronously.

Online blended track:This track offers on-site instruction along with asynchronous and synchronous assignments and activities.

Courses for both the fully online and online blended tracks are offered in the fall and spring semesters with summer coursework. Students pursuing either track typically complete the program within 12 or 18 months, with full-time and 100% online students most likely to complete their degree within 12 months.

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    Our Organizational Leadership MS program guides you in developing a personal leadership brand that works with your style, skillset, and priorities.
  • Join an Enthusiastic Community

    You're rising in your career and know this — you don't want to be just a good leader; you want to be a great leader who inspires others and makes a positive impact in your workplace. Who better to learn from than classmates who want to achieve the same goal, and the faculty who have achieved this exact status. This deepens the educational experience in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies for everyone who earns our master's degree in organizational leadership. 
  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants to this program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, along with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. In addition, a demonstrated ability to study organizational leadership at the graduate level is considered.

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  • Program Requirements

    The Master of Science in organizational leadership requires 30 credit hours of coursework.

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    Courses in this program are taught by skilled professionals who are prominent throughout law, business, healthcare and other fields. Professors have developed research and teach courses focused on conflict management, public speaking, underrepresented populations, and many other areas. Our faculty were born to lead and are eager to share their skills with you.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What other students are asking about the Master's of Science in Organizational Leadership: 

    • How long will it take me to complete this program?
      With the MSOL accelerated program curriculum, students can finish the program within 1.5 years, which includes the fall and spring semesters, and summer coursework.
    • Can I complete this program 100% online?
      Yes, this program has two tracks: online and blended. The online track is 100% online with students working asynchronously and synchronously. The blended track adds on-site, real-time classroom instruction with asynchronous and synchronous activities and assignments
    • What can I expect to learn in this program?
      You will study various concepts in diverse areas of leadership, including conflict management, organizational change and ethics, strategic planning, and corporate communications, taught by established professionals working in consulting, business communication and coaching, and workforce development. The program culminates in a final capstone project, where students work with real-world organizations and corporations to develop implementable solutions for actual business problems.
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