Organizational Leadership

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Ranked in the Top 5 Online Graduate Business Programs in Michigan by U.S. News and World Report

The 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 to achieve greatness and drives the bottom line. 

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. The program is also offered in a hybrid format (a combination of face-to-face and online) at our Lansing, Michigan location.

Students of MSOL program will achieve the following competencies:


A competent practitioner in the leadership process with demonstrable working knowledge of:

  • Ethical Leadership Process & Practice

  • Individual and organizational behavior

  • Planning, critical thinking and decision-making


A competent practitioner of measurement with a demonstrable working knowledge of:

  • Collecting, reporting, analyzing and evaluating data
  • Individual/organizational and financial measurement practices
  • Performing assessment and evaluation

Organizational Transformation & Effectiveness

A competent practitioner and facilitator of organizational effectiveness with a demonstrable working knowledge of:

  • Concepts and practice organizational behavior and development
  • Foundations of organizational history, philosophy
  • Organizational transformation practices and emerging trends

Effective Communication

A competent practitioner of effective communication with a demonstrable knowledge of:

  • Individual and organizational communication concepts and practices
  • Appropriate and skillful use of verbal and written communication
  • Active listening, effective negotiation and presentation skills

Innovation & Technology

A competent practitioner and user of technology & innovative practice with a demonstrable working knowledge of:

  • The relationship of innovation and technology
  • Application of innovation & technology for individual organizational effectiveness
  • Application of current resources and recognition of emerging trends

MSOL Program Facts

Total Credits


Program Length

24 Months*

Program Format

Online or Hybrid^

Class Size


*Program may be completed at the students own pace
^Lansing location only


The MSOL focuses 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.


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See also: Admission Requirements