Jamal Rashed, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business
The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is intended for individuals in a variety of organizations that require executives with well-developed leadership skills. Its curriculum reflects the emerging view that effective leadership depends on personal abilities and knowledge, value-based vision, and modeling socially responsible behavior.
The MSOL program mirrors the Mount’s commitment to interdisciplinary education with a focus on career preparation, and emphasis on values, integrity and social responsibility. In the realm of organizational leadership, this involves preparing students to be effective and moral leaders within organizations of all kinds. While its approach is grounded in the spiritual values and vision of the Mount’s founders, the Sisters of Charity, the curriculum and approach is nondenominational.
The MSOL program was designed after extensive market research involving both employers and potential students indicating a need for a leadership program that focuses on the development of the skills necessary to be effective leaders. The result is a program that focuses on people in organizations and the development of leaders and leadership behavior. The MSOL program is multidisciplinary with courses and faculty from business, the humanities, religious and pastoral studies, behavioral sciences, economics and management.
MSOL to MBA Continuation Degree
With as little as one additional year of study, graduates of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program from Mount St. Joseph University can earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with as few as 6 additional courses. More courses may be required, depending on the courses taken in the MSOL program. Graduate business courses that apply to the MBA must have been taken no more than 6 years prior to starting the second degree and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. All 6 additional courses in the MSOL to MBA program must be taken at Mount St. Joseph University.