MS in Organizational Leadership
Too often, the terms "leadership” and “management" are used synonymously. While elements of each may be present in the other, true leadership in today's diverse marketplace goes far beyond the traditional skills needed to manage a team. Successful leaders are transformative, both in defining business strategy and inspiring their team to perform at their full potential.
Whether you are new to your leadership role or well-established within your organization, our MS in Organizational Leadership will prepare you with the actionable skills and insights needed to emerge as an impactful leader. The program emphasizes the critical hard and soft skills needed to thrive in a diverse organization including communication for leading individuals and teams, adaptive leadership, analyzing data to improve performance, ethics, negotiation and more.
As a student in the program, you will be able to align your learning experience with your goals through the choice of career-focused electives, many of which provide additional credentialing opportunities to further your career. All of your coursework will be completed in our flexible online classroom, where you will share ideas with other seasoned leaders and our outstanding faculty members, each of whom bring decades of experience to their lessons.
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Message From the Program Director
Learn more about how the MS in Organizational Leadership degree program builds your professional communications, emotional intelligence and organization change skills to help you become a more effective leader.
The MS in Organizational Leadership program is designed to prepare you with the holistic skill set needed to thrive in any organizational setting. Specifically, the program will strengthen your ability to:
- Effectively communicate with various stakeholders throughout the organization.
- Analyze group dynamics and the best approach for leading productive teams.
- Critically self-reflect on your leadership prowess to fuel continuous improvement and personal growth.
- Identify an array of nonmarket forces and societal trends that impact the opportunities and risks for yourself, your organization and your team.
- Apply advanced analytical tools to review and enhance organizational and team performance.
- Leverage a deep digital literacy to navigate the multifaceted impacts of emerging technologies on your organization.
- Formulate strategies and potential implications for its implementation within diverse organizations.
- Approach strategic negotiations in a way that produces mutually beneficial outcomes for both individuals and organizations.
- Recognize choices in ethical contexts and use that framework to guide ethical decision making.
Return on Investment
The MS in Organizational Leadership program is 30 credits and may be completed entirely online. Coursework is composed of a 15-credit core curriculum that covers the essentials of effective leadership within the context of today’s marketplace and 15 credits of career-focused electives that allow you to customize your learning experience.
|Required Core Courses (15 credits):|
|OL 601||Foundations of Leadership & Organizational Behavior||3|
|OL 610||Crucial Conversations for Leaders||3|
|OL 650||Leading Organizational Change||3|
|OL 689||Consulting Capstone Part I||3|
|OL 690||Consulting Capstone Part II||3|
|Electives (choose five - 15 credits):|
|OL 607||Insights into Emotions and Emotional Intelligence||3|
|OL 615||Leadership Across Boundaries||3|
|OL 620||Leadership in the Digital Organization||3|
|OL 640||Project Management||3|
|OL 662||Ethics & Governance||3|
|OL 686||Leading Public Service Organizations||3|
|OL 687||Strategic Planning for Public Service Organizations||3|
|HM 600||Foundations of Health Care Management||3|
|HM 621||Quality Management in Health Care Facilities||3|
|HM 626||Epidemiology and Population Health||3|
|HM 630||Corporate Compliance in the Health Care Industry||3|
|HM 660||Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration||3|
|HM 664||Financial Management in Health Care Organizations||3|
|HM 668||Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery||3|
|HM 669||Organization and Management of Long-term Care Facilities||3|
|HM 671||Health Policy and Politics||3||SHRM Exam Prep Electives:|
|OL 630||Performance Management||3|
|OL 681||Leadership in Human Resources||3|
|OL 682||Employment Law for the Non-Lawyer||3|
|OL 683||Employee Development Strategies for Organizational Leaders||3|
|OL 684||Benefits and Compensation||3|
Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.
The MS in Organizational Leadership program offers starts in January, May and August. Admission to the program is very competitive and it is recommended that you submit your application as early in the process as possible to ensure you are able to begin in your desired semester. A completed application is required by posted deadlines and consists of the following:
- Completed application form
- $45 application fee
- Three professional or academic letters of recommendation
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- Proof of at least four years of professional work experience
Click here to view a detailed list of admission requirements including information for international students.
Application Deadline: January 7
Next Start Date: January 24
About the Quinnipiac School of Business
National accreditations and rankings in publications like U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review are only a small part of what makes Quinnipiac's business programs so sought-after. Our outstanding faculty members are what truly set Quinnipiac apart. Students have access to the same dedicated, full-time faculty, whether they take courses online or in a traditional classroom setting. Each student and faculty member is part of Quinnipiac's uniquely supportive educational community.
Quinnipiac's online graduate business programs were ranked #22 in the nation by U.S News & World Report in their 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. In addition, the Quinnipiac University School of Business ranked #3 nationwide in the area of "Services and Technologies" available to students.
The Quinnipiac School of Business holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction only held by the top third of U.S. business schools and 5% of international business schools.
Quinnipiac consistently receives strong recognition from The Princeton Review. In 2019, the School of Business was again named to their "Best Business Schools for 2019" list.