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Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MS in Organizational Leadership)


The Master of Science. in Organizational Leadership (MS in Organizational Leadership) is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who hold or desire to hold leadership positions in organizations. Students are exposed to theories and best practices involving people and processes in organizations.

Program Learning Goals

A student will be able to:

  1. Critically analyze research used to evaluate the unique needs, challenges and opportunities of organizations.
  2. Determine alternatives for problem solving and decision-making as they relate to human behavior issues in organizations.
  3. Integrate knowledge of ethics and leadership into practice.
  4. Apply knowledge of leadership theory, organizational behavior theory, and change theory as they relate to best practices in organizational leadership.
  5. Demonstrate self-awareness of personal leadership style, strengths and skills, and how these impact others in an organization and a personal plan for leadership development.

Admissions Standards

See graduate admissions requirements.

Academic Performance

The academic standards apply to students in the MS in Organizational Leadership program with the following exception:

Any student who receives two or more grades of “C+” or lower will be dismissed from the program.


The MS in Organizational Leadership consists of:

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements 24 credit hours

MAN 600Foundations of Leadership Practice

3 cr.

MAN 605Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making

3 cr.

MAN 610Organizational Behavior and Theory

3 cr.

MAN 630Leadership and the Human Experience

3 cr.

MAN 642Leading Change

3 cr.

MAN 651Ethical Leadership Practice

3 cr.

MAN 652Contemporary Issues in Leadership

3 cr.

MAN 645Methods of Organizational Research

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:24

Plus two 3-credit electives in Management or other graduate courses focused on leadership as approved

XXXMajor Elective

3 cr.

XXXMajor Elective

3 cr.

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 30