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 format. 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 on-campus courses are offered in the evenings, between  5 p.m. and 9 p.m., to accommodate working professionals.

On Campus or Online

This degree can be completed as a full or part-time student and is offered on campus or fully online. Whether you are in the classroom, or on your laptop, you will have face-to-face time with your professors, who are are established professionals in consulting, business communication and coaching and workforce development.

The Experience

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 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

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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.