Online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

This online organizational leadership master’s degree will help you function in an agile, innovative way for diverse roles. Enhance your career or secure a managerial role with this advanced study of organizational leadership.
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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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Details

Organizational leadership is an emerging field of study. It focuses on the multi-faceted challenges of managing public, private and non-profit organizations. Organizational leaders set strategic goals for employees and the organization as a whole. These goals help the team carry out day-to-day operations and future-focused business objectives. Effective organizational leadership includes managing current operations, implementing change, tackling problems, identifying future innovations and spreading the organization’s mission and vision.

What is a master’s in organizational leadership?

 

The online organizational leadership master’s degree has a rigorous curriculum of theory and method. You’ll take courses in conflict mediation, workplace dynamics, institutional evolution and strategic decision-making. You’ll learn how to lead diverse teams, solve critical problems and partake in collaborative governance.

The organizational leadership program’s curriculum gives graduate students the ability to analyze, assess, critique and apply scholarship and theories of organizational leadership. This sets the stage for a solid understanding of best practices and applied aspects of leading organizations. Then, students will create use-inspired research to impact the field of organizational leadership. The program culminates in a master’s thesis or an applied project.

What can I do with a degree in organizational leadership?

 

If you’re interested in being a leader with adaptable skills, the organizational leadership master’s program may be ideal for you. The master’s degree will enable you to build upon your current skills and advance your career. You'll investigate organizational leadership problems and develop evidence-based solutions. As a solution-focused change agent, you’ll make an impact in your work, the community and the world.

Organizational leadership courses


Required core

Organizational Leadership: Social Psychological Perspectives (3) 


Required core

Critical Perspectives in Leadership Theory (3) 


Required core

Evidence Based Inquiry in Organizational Leadership (3) 


Required method

Analyzing Organizations (3) 


Required method

Advanced Leadership Assessment (3) 


Required method

Qualitative Data Analysis in Leadership Research (3) 


Required method

Quantitative Data Analysis in Leadership Research (3) 


Method course

Advanced Multivariate Data Analysis (3) 


Related careers

Graduates of the Master of Science in organizational leadership program can pursue a wide variety of organizational leadership jobs in sectors of management, education, human resources, finance, information technology, the public sector and health care. Career examples include but are not limited to:

C-level executive

Corporate trainer (or training and development)

Human resources manager

Health services manager

Change manager

Management consultant

Sales manager

School principal

Entrepreneur

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Prestigious faculty

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Apply to the organizational leadership master’s program

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in any area or a related field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Accolades

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 5 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor's programs. 

Top 10%


best global universities. 

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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