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Semester Dates

  • Summer 2014
    May 27 - Aug. 3, 2014
  • Fall 2014
    Aug. 25 - Dec. 21, 2014
  • Spring 2015
    Jan. 12 - May 10, 2015
  • Summer 2015
    May 26 - Aug. 2, 2015

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) is a degree program for professionals who recognize that individual and organizational success is about making a contribution.

Organizations are seeking innovative, high-performance professionals who have the skills and training to provide leadership—the kind of leadership that manages change, inspires others achieve greatness, and drives the bottom line. The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) at Northwood University is designed to help you unleash the human potential within your organization while positioning yourself for professional advancement.

The MSOL offers participants a chance to prepare for personal and professional advancement for themselves, their communities, and their organizations. The program design examines the behaviors that facilitate effective personal and organizational leadership and learning, as well as collaborative problem-solving strategies and practices. Prospective students must have earned a bachelor’s degree and have at least three years of work experience prior to enrolling in the program.

The program is ideal for individuals who want to upgrade their knowledge and skill-sets in a multi-disciplinary program and earn a graduate credential. Courses are offered by outstanding faculty who are both practicing leaders in their fields and exceptional educators who bring real-world experience and opportunities into the learning environment. The program is offered using the online / virtual classroom incorporating asynchronous and synchronous learning technology to create a robust learning environment.

A Master of Science in Organizational Leadership prepares you to:

Synergize the power of your peers and encourage positive change within an organization

Make ethical leadership choices

Master techniques of collaborative team communication

Implement creative and cooperative problem-solving strategies

Use various intellectual and technical tools to foster competitive advantage

MSOL Program Facts
Total Credits 30
Program Stats Fall and Spring
Program Length 24 Months*
Program Format Online
Class Size 20
Program Cost $21,000.00**
*Program may be completed at the students own pace
**Program cost based on 2014-2015 academic year

The MSOL degree is an alternative to the traditional MBA, though the programs are very different in content and purpose. While the MBA focuses on business topics such as accounting, finance, and marketing, the MSOL focuses more on people and organizational issues. Intended for those already working in a career, degree programs like the MSOL are in increasing demand by organizations seeking to maintain a competitive advantage.