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MS in Organizational Leadership

Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program is designed to help aspiring or current business professionals strengthen their managerial and administrative skills. Read on to find out more about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global master's degree program if they have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Program Description:

The curriculum of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program provides students with the opportunity to study management and organizational theories, practices and strategies. Course topics are likely to include change management, decision-making processes, team building methods, diversity management, organizational behavior, global leadership practices and business communication methods and technologies. This program offers a dual degree option wherein students can take additional credits to also earn a Master of Science in Management. Students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 will be required to complete a fundamental writing course. In the capstone course, students will integrate various concepts and techniques studied in the program to gain a deeper understanding of managerial responsibilities and strategies.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus master's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 36 semester hours of credits. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of credits from a regionally accredited institution may be transferred and applied to a CSU-Global master's degree, provided that each transferred course has a grade equivalent to B- or higher and that the credits have not been applied to the student's previous degree(s).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership:

Organizational Leadership Major - 9 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Fundamentals of Research and Writing (3)
  • Effective Organizations - Theory and Practice (3)
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability (3)
  • Leading Diverse Teams (3)
  • Leadership Development (3)
  • Decision Theory in a Global Marketplace (3)
  • Contemporary Business Writing and Communication (3)
  • Critical Evaluation of Research and Theory (3)
  • Organizational Theory - Strategy and Execution (Capstone) (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of four (4) upper division courses (12 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once they have earned CSU-Global Campus' Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, graduates could be prepared to explore upper management or directorial opportunities in various areas of business, such as human resources, production, operations or business development. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( reports that employment of administrative services managers is expected to increase by 15% from 2010-2020, while employment of human resource managers is expected to increase 13% during the same time period. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Project Management
  • International Management
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare Administration

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