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MS in Organizational Leadership - Accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Northcentral University offers an Accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program that is designed to help leaders examine their own skills, analyze how leadership can contribute to the wellbeing of an organization, and apply best practices to their leadership role. Read more to find out about the details of this online MSOL program.

Official Program Name:

Accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Those interested in an Accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program must qualify for direct entry, which is for applicants who have either completed a bachelor's degree in business or pass a test that proves a certain level of business acumen. All master's level programs at Northcentral University require a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Organizational leadership programs offer a study of leadership that includes self analysis as well as leadership theory and practice. The accelerated scheduling track, which is designed for students who are able to take on a fast-paced, heavy course load, allows students to complete the program in one year. Classes in this MSOL program cover topics in organizational health, business ethics, decision-making, and leadership strategies. Students in the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program at Northcentral University can also choose a specialization in criminal justice, healthcare administration, public administration, human resources management, project management, nonprofit management, or public administration.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Northcentral University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Leadership:

Those enrolled in the Accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program take the same courses as those with direct entry in the non-accelerated program, which includes 18 credits of core courses, 9 credits of specialty courses, and a 3-credit capstone project class. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Course Sequence (21 credits)

  • Leadership Development and Practice
  • Ethics and Decision Making
  • People, Processes, and Organizational Health
  • Leadership: Change, Crises, and Communication
  • Leadership and Organization Strategy
  • Understanding Data
  • Capstone Professional Project

Specialization Courses (9 credits) *Students select a specialization from the following: **Criminal justice **General organizational leadership **Healthcare administration **Public administration **Human resources management **Project management **Nonprofit management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program, graduates could choose to further their studies at the doctoral level, which may offer more opportunities for career growth and increased responsibility. Candidates may consider continuing to study leadership or complementing their current education with a program more focused on their specific industry.

Some possible degree options include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management
  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Doctor of Criminal Justice

Career Paths:

The skills acquired in an Accelerated Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program are cross-cutting and can cater to many different industries. This means that graduates of this program at Northcentral University may have flexibility when it comes to what type of career they pursue.

Possible careers could include:

  • Corporate trainer
  • Adult educator
  • Motivational speaker
  • Instructional designer
  • Program developer

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