Organizational Leadership

Cheryl Harrison, Ed.D.
Program Director

Vision Statement

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program offers working professionals a rich foundation and deep understanding of leadership theory and skills to further define themselves as burgeoning leaders within their personal and professional organizational environments. The MSOL program allows students to complete their graduate work through either a hybrid and/or online format, with a schedule that is flexible and conducive for working professionals. The program seeks to cultivate leaders who utilize acquired skills for talent development both professionally and civically.

Program Learning Goals for the MS in Organizational Leadership

1. Demonstrate appropriate competency in oral, written, and presentation skills, as well as interpersonal relations

2. Lead and participate effectively in small and large group settings

3. Determine ways to achieve maximum effectiveness in an organization including planning, problem-solving, and decision making

4. Devise tools and techniques to address the culturally diverse organization

5. Develop an appropriate foundation to lead ethical organizational behavior


MSOL Program Summary

The Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership is a 33 credit program. The program consists of nine 3-credit core courses and two 3-credit elective courses. Currently, the elective courses offered are in three areas: General Organizational Leadership, Human Resources, and Public/Non-Profit.

Nine (9) core courses:

MSOL 601Fundamentals of Organizational Leadership3
MSOL 605Leadership Communication and Coaching Essentials3
MSOL 610Leading Across Cultural and Global Boundaries3
MSOL 615Metrics for Today's Leader3
MSOL 620Shaping the Learning Organization3
MSOL 625Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace3
MSOL 642Collaborative Project Management3
MSOL 690
MSOL 691
Capstone-Consulting Project
and Capstone Consulting Project
Students may select any 2 courses from the following list of electives to fulfill the degree requirements.6
General Organizational Leadership Electives
Organizational Planning, Administration and Governance
Talent and Performance Management
Special Topics:Foundations of Professional Leadership:Developing the Leader Within
Human Resource Electives
HR Issues in the Workplace
Employment Law for Organizational Leader
Public Service Electives
Non-Profit and Government Leadership
Issues in Civic Engagement
Total Credits33
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