Organizational Leadership - M.S.

Successful organizations require inspirational leaders to provide vision and guidance toward 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, hybrid format that includes traditional face-to-face classes plus online coursework. As a graduate student in the organizational leadership program, you will collaborate and advance with a cohort, with support from faculty facilitators.

The Classes

Organizational leadership is interdisciplinary and predominately includes the study of psychology, sociology and management. In addition to completing a capstone project, you will examine topics including:

  • Ethics and spirituality in the workplace
  • Communication and coaching essentials
  • Collaborative project management
  • Leading across cultural and global boundaries

All courses are offered in the evenings, between  5 p.m. and 9 p.m., to accommodate working professionals.

The Faculty

Our faculty are established professionals in consulting, business communication and coaching and workforce development. All are highly skilled adult educators bringing real and relevant experience to the classroom.

The Experience

Benefit from the diverse professional backgrounds and perspectives of your peers and your professors. As part of a cohort, you will collaborate with professionals from all over the Greater New York City Metro area. Small classes foster collective problem solving and knowledge sharing. 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
  • Developed an internet safety and protocols guide for a 40-person company in the health care industry
  • Created a transition plan for an analytics company that faced culture shock with a coming 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

This program is also offered fully online.

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What Will You Do?

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.