Successful organizations require inspirational leaders to provide vision and guidance for a better tomorrow. The M.S. in organizational leadership program helps working professionals develop a leadership plan tailored to individual style, strengths, and goals to advance personally and professionally.
Why Choose Organizational Leadership?
The M.S. in Organizational Leadership is a program that is specifically designed for working professionals, in a highly structured format. As a graduate student in the Organizational Leadership program, you will collaborate and advance in a cohort, with the support from faculty facilitators. The Organizational Leadership program takes your skills and experiences and tailors the program to you.
The program creates learning experiences that:
Develop a custom assessment to identify the individual’s professional growth areas.
Personalize development plans that evolve throughout the program
Engage students in a practical capstone project that applies your leadership skills to a real-world organization.
As student progress throughout their courses, they establish:
A personal brand
Track record as a proven leader
Consulting experience with high-value solutions
Courses graduate students will explore are:
Ethics and spirituality in the workplace
Communication and coaching essentials
Collaborative project management
Leading across cultural and global boundaries
The blended coursework model allows students to build upon existing professional experience and discover how to best leverage proven leadership principles that can advance your career.
All hybrid courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate our full time working professionals, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., or weekends from 9:00-1:00pm. The course also has the online component which allows students the flexibility to interact with peers and faculty outside of a classroom setting.
Whether you are in the classroom, or on your computer, you will have one on one time with your professors, who are established professionals in consulting, business communication and coaching and workforce development. You will get the chance to work on small-group projects and computer-based exercises with classmates through an engaging virtual learning platform.
Degree Track Options
Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program can specialize in the following degree tracks:
E-learning and Training
Track specialization allows students to focus their academic coursework on theory, research, and case studies related to their professional objectives.
Benefit from the diverse professional backgrounds and perspectives of your peers and your professors. Together, you will analyze complex, real-world organizational problems and devise practical solutions.
The program culminates with an opportunity to apply your leadership skills as a consultant for a real-world organization. You will identify problem areas, propose solutions and initiate a plan for sustainable change. Past cohorts have:
Established a growth strategy that would maintain the ethics and culture of an education start-up, as it grew larger
Created a transition plan for an analytics company that faced culture shock with a pending merger
Built evaluation and feedback procedures for a workforce training company
What Will You Learn?
By the completion of the program you will:
Strengthen verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal relations
Lead and participate effectively in small and large group settings
Determine ways to achieve maximum organizational effectiveness including planning, problem-solving, and decision-making
Devise tools and techniques to address the culturally diverse organization
Develop an approach to lead ethical organizational behavior
Employers search for leaders that are skilled communicators and problem solvers. With an advanced degree, you will increase your lifetime earning potential and the likelihood of promotions and other professional opportunities.