Hours: 39 hours
The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program requires successful completion of 39 hours - 12 three-hour courses and an integrative project. There are 24 hours in required courses. The remaining 15 hours may be chosen from offerings in any area of the MSOL curriculum, subject to distributional requirements as indicated below. MSOL courses and requirements are distributed among the following four areas:
Leadership Core - 9 hours distributional requirement
MOL 600Exploring Leadership (3)
MOL 690Integrative Project (3)
RPS 514Spirituality of Leadership (3)
Organizational Decision Making - 9 hours distributional requirement
BUS 600Accounting & Financial Decision Making (3)
LGS 625Legal Issues in Organizations (3)
MGT 630Organization Development (3)
MGT 645Organization Theory & Design (3)
MOL 605Methods of Organizational Research (3)
PHI 660Ethical Issues in Organizations (3)
People & Organizations - 9 hours distributional requirement
MGT 610People in Organizations (3)
MGT 640The Changing Workplace (3)
HUM 670Reading and Writing: The Culture of Work (3)
PSY 635Social Influence (3)
ECO 655Global Economic Awareness (3)
MGT 675Leadership : Communication and Influence (3)
Technology - 6 hours distributional requirement
CIS 610Understanding Technology (3)
MGT 620Managing Information, Technology and Projects (3)
SOC 680Culture & Technology (3)
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university; however it does not have to be a business-related degree. The MSOL program encourages applicants in any career from any kind of organization. Other admission requirements include:
- an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (“B”).
- at least three years of significant workplace experience showing career growth, increasing responsibility and leadership potential.
- a commitment to values and ethical conduct.
- the ability to succeed in an educational environment that requires independent learning.
- a completed graduate application form.
- a $50 non-refundable application fee.
- a letter indicating your reasons for applying for admission to the MSOL program.
- a current résumé describing your work history.
- three letters of reference from employers or teachers speaking to your character as well as to your abilities. References should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission, College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233-1672 or submitted along with your application in envelopes sealed by the reference writers.
- Official transcripts with a baccalaureate degree noted, sent directly from the undergraduate institution(s) attended directly to the College of Mount St. Joseph, Graduate Admission Office, 5701 Delhi Rd. Cincinnati, Oh 45233. Mount graduates need not submit transcripts.
- An essay (300-500 words) about a difficult ethical or moral decision or dilemma experienced or observed at work or in another situation. Applicants should describe their thoughts and feelings about this situation and what was learned.
- An interview with the MSOL Program Director.
Admission with conditional standing is possible at the discretion of the program director if the student does not meet the requirements above but can provide evidence of promise for success in graduate study.
NOTE: Applications will be acted upon in the order in which they are completed (all required material has been received). Applications must be completed at least one month before the next term begins in order to enroll for that term, if space is available.