Program Requirements

Hours: 36

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program requires successful completion of 36 hours - 12 three-hour courses.

Major Courses

BUS 600Finance and Accounting for Leaders (3)

ECO 600Global Economic Issues (3)

LGS 625Legal Issues in Organizations (3)

MGT 610People in Organizations (3)

MGT 640The Changing Workplace (3)

MGT 620Managing Information, Technology and Projects (3)

MGT 680Organizational Research and Change (3)

MGT 690Organizational Research and Change II (3)

MOL 600Exploring Leadership (3)

PSY 635Social Influence (3)

RPS 514Spirituality of Leadership (3)

PHI 660Ethical Issues in Organizations (3)

Admission Requirements

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.
  • a completed graduate application form.
  • a current résumé describing your work history.
  • Two letters of reference from employers and/or teachers who can speak to your character as well as to your abilities. References can be submitted through e-mail by the writer to the assistant director of graduate admission
  • Official transcripts with a baccalaureate degree noted, sent directly from the undergraduate institution(s) attended directly to Mount St. Joseph University, 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).  All students will begin in the Fall term.  Two courses are offered per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) so that the degree can be completed in two years.  Students can elect to take courses at a slower pace, however students must be aware that some courses may not be offered in the desired semester, should they proceed at a different pace than the cohort.  Applications must be completed at least one month before the fall term begins in order to enroll for that term, if space is available.

Program Outcomes

  • evaluate organizational issues from a business perspective to include financial, accounting, economic, legal, and ethical frameworks.
  • apply leadership theories, concepts, and practices to lead and influence others effectively, ethically, and in a socially responsible manner across a variety of situations to include teams, groups, organizations, and virtual environments.
  • lead and manage change processes, projects, and new technologies to increase organizational performance and effectiveness to include problem identification and action research