Academic Catalog

Organizational Leadership (M.S.O.L.)

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program is an online program that hones the leadership competencies needed to successfully lead in today’s virtual, uncertain, and complex work environments. The program aims to inspire and equip current and future leaders to excel in a continually evolving and diverse organizational environment by delivering a rigorous evidence-based curriculum, exposure to industry experts’ insights and perspectives, and application-driven learning. The curriculum provides students with essential leadership competencies, allowing them to customize their learning experience to their unique development needs and career goals. The target population for this program is aspiring, emerging, and mid-level leaders from all backgrounds who have a bachelor’s degree from a higher education institute. Individuals working for profit, nonprofit and public sectors, entrepreneurs, and individuals changing careers will find value in this program regardless of the industry. It is recommended for individuals with at least two years of professional work experience seeking to enhance their leadership skills and advance their leadership careers.

Admission to any graduate program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is a 30-credit Plan C (coursework only). The program’s curriculum is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of core and advanced leadership competencies for aspiring, emerging, and mid-level leaders. Both full-time and part-time program options are available. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the Mike Ilitch School of Business governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Core Courses
BA 7040Managing Organizational Behavior3
BA 7070Social Perspectives on the Business Enterprise3
MGT 7815Strategic Leadership3
MGT 7816Leading Self and Others3
Elective Courses *
Select six courses from the following list. The concentrations require completion of three associated courses.18
Strategic Thinking and Decision Making
Complex Organizations
Organizational Change and Development
Strategic Human Resource Management
People Analytics
Project Management
Business and Sustainability
Communication and Influence
Organizational Change and Development
Workplace Negotiations
Management through Constructive Persuasion
Seminar in Management
Leading a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
Management of Human Resources
Strategic Human Resource Management
People Analytics
Managing Employee Relations
Workplace Negotiations
Seminar in Management
Total Credits30

Elective courses cannot be taken until students complete BA 7040 and BA 7070. Elective courses can be taken concurrently with permission by the department.

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