The mission of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program is to prepare diverse learners to become effective, change-oriented leaders in an international society. The program uses distinctive and challenging curriculum that integrates theory with practice, personal success with service to others, and information technology with creativity, empathy, and democracy.
The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program prepares individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests into change-oriented leaders. As every industry and profession needs effective and ethical leadership, employers are increasingly targeting candidates that possess the capacity to take initiative, build and cultivate strong teams, orchestrate conflict, and promote innovation to serve organizational purposes. Using a collaborative, integral and holistic approach, this degree builds the skill set to think critically and analytically, learn communication skills that serve a diverse population, and develop the ability to lead change in increasingly global/complex environments. Drawing from work/life experiences, students will learn to frame problems, use systems thinking and plan strategic interventions. Students will acquire knowledge, skills and abilities through experiential learning and critical analysis.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Distinguish between multiple approaches to exercising leadership in order to harness collective talent, promote innovation and confront complex issues within organizations.
- Interpret organizational dynamics, group dynamics and engage in systems thinking in order to promote the development of a learning organization capable of orchestrating conflict, creating innovation, and adaptation.
- Evaluate ethical issues and aid organizational members in creating ethical culture appropriate to the organizational and/or global arena that supports operating in environments of diversity, uncertainty and unpredictability.
- Distinguish between the functions of authority or power and the understanding of leadership and be able to apply diverse leadership skills, utilize frameworks in order to serve organizational purposes.
- Utilize emerging technology, presentation skills and communication both in face to face and virtual environments.
- Utilize dialogue and other forms of inquiry with groups and teams in order to create collective problem solving and strategic plans.
- Create frameworks to determine how decisions made might impact ethical culture, support sustainability practices and serve the organizational purpose.
- Identify quality scholarship and research and demonstrate the potential application of emerging leadership theory and knowledge to real world scenarios and simulations.
- Integrate knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines in order to utilize critical thinking, synthesize information, manage conflict, and create collective problem solving capacity.
- LED 601 Ethics and Classic Theories
- LED 602 Developing Groups and Teams
- LED 603 Leadership in the 21st Century
- LED 604 Leading Change and Adaptation
- LED 605 Conflict and Power Dynamics
- LED 610 Analysis and Decision Making
- LED 615 Consulting and Assessments
- LED 620 World View & Adult Development
- LED 680 Leadership Research
- LED 690 Capstone Project