Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

With a focus on current and emerging leadership theories, best practices, skills, and tools used to enable organizational innovation, creativity, and change in complex work environments, the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is designed to prepare graduate students to assume leadership roles in business, educational, governmental, military, and not-for-profit organizations.

To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:

  1. Students will be able to analyze the impact of critical issues and emerging theories in leadership on the role of leadership in organizational performance.
  2. Students will be able to examine methods that foster employee motivation and morale in an environment affected by organizational change.
  3. Students will be able to analyze processes utilized to control and manage organizations.
  4. Students will be able to evaluate legal aspects and communication strategies associated with leading a diverse workplace.

Estimated time of completion of this program is 3 years.

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Graduates will successfully complete 36 semester hours outlined below
Semester Hours
Major Requirements 30
Electives 6
Total 36
Major Requirements 31
MBA 5101 - Strategic Management and Business Policy 3
MBA 5841 - Strategic Marketing 3
MBA 6301 - Business Ethics 3
MBA 6631 - Intercultural Management 3
MBA 6941 - Managing Project Teams 3
MHR 6551 - Training and Development 3
MSL 5080 - Methods of Analysis for Business Operations 3
MSL 5200 - Crisis Communication Management 3
MSL 6000 - Psychological Foundations of Leadership 3
MSL 6040 - Current Issues in Leadership 3
Electives 6
Select 2 courses from the following. Students may also select any MBA or MOS courses.
MBA 5501 - Advanced Marketing 3
MHR 6401 - Employment Law 3
MHR 6451 - Human Resource Management Methods 3
MSL 5100 - Applied Research Project 3
Total 36 Semester Hours

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