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Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

College of Business

If your goal is to rise through the ranks in your company, the MS in Organizational Leadership will prepare you to assume managerial and leadership positions that influence the success of an organization. Companies are in a state of constant change, and you, as an emerging leader, may find yourself in the position of impacting those critical transformations. The ability to lead change, make decisions, manage others, and use good ethical judgment are what will make you an effective leader. These skills are cultivated in the Organizational Leadership program, and will empower you to elevate your career.

Why Choose Master of Science in Organizational Leadership?

This 30-credit program is flexible, offering both in-class and online sessions that will fit both your learning style and your lifestyle. Your courses are grounded in your leadership realities—what you learn in class one night, you’ll be able to apply at work the next day. You’ll be taught by our expert faculty with extensive leadership expertise, who created the region’s highly regarded Leadership Institute. The Western New England University College of Business is the only private institution in the region to offer the world’s highest accreditation for business programs from AACSB International. View our current tuition rates

What Will You Study?

The MS in Organizational Leadership is designed to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in order to hold leadership positions in an organization. You will be exposed to theories and best practices for problem solving, decision-making, and research, as well as identify your personal leadership style, strengths, and skills, and use them to impact your work. Courses include Leadership, Problem Solving, and Decision Making; Organizational Behavior and Theory; Leading Change; and Contemporary Issues in Leadership.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose The MS in Organizational Leadership

  1. Conceptual and Skills Based Curriculum for Advancement and Professional Mobility–Taught by expert faculty experienced with profit and nonprofit organizations, the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership will help you develop universal people skills with application in your professional and personal life. This expertise and insight will give you the in-demand skills and mobility to advance into leadership positions.

  2. Opportunities for Professional and Industry Connections–You'll be in good company as a member of the College of Business community. Studying online or in-class, you'll collaborate and learn from other high-performing students from top organizations in the region—and across the country. This collaborative culture facilitates the building of strong ties with industry and alumni connected to important career opportunities.

  3. Relevant Course Design with Immediate Application–You'll find immediate application of our comprehensive, skills-based and conceptually-oriented curriculum. Courses focus on leadership and management skills in the organizational process, work coordination, and providing direction. You will enhance skills in Change Implementation, and in how to lead and facilitate the Change Process.

  4. A Master's from an AACSB International-accredited University–Western New England University is the only private institution in western Massachusetts accredited by AACSB International, and among fewer than 5% of business schools in the world. Member institutions confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive multiyear review.

  5. Flexible Study Options Keep Your Life in Balance–Our blend of online/in-class learning, coupled with multiple terms offered annually, will provide you with the flexibility to fit grad school into your schedule and earn your degree in as few as 15 months while studying part-time.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. A wide variety of academic backgrounds will be considered for admission. The GMAT or GRE is required for admission. The minimum score will be based on your undergraduate GPA. There is the option to request a waiver of the GMAT.  Please reference our GMAT Waiver Form for additional details.

Admissions Process
How are Courses Offered?

How are Courses Offered?

Course Delivery: Online with optional in-class (evening)
Total Credits: 30

Courses are offered through a flexible model that includes optional in-class sessions as well as online via Kodiak, Western New England University's online learning management system. Through this online classroom you will be able to view lectures, complete and submit assignments, and participate in discussions.

Each course will consist of 11 class sessions, six of which are both online and campus-based*, while five will be offered completely online. You choose whether you will attend the classes that take place on campus, or whether you complete your studies completely online.

*International candidates will be required to attend in-class sessions in order to be in compliance with student visa requirements.

The MS in Organizational Leadership consists of 30 credits, or 10 courses. By taking two courses per 11-week term, you can expect to finish in 15 months. If you take one course per term, you can expect to complete you degree in two and a half years.



A diverse group of professionals, our Management and Leadership faculty members are focused on teaching and mentoring you. All members hold advanced degrees in accredited business majors from some of the finest colleges and universities. They are involved in research, provide consulting services to companies, publish in national journals, and present their work at regional and national meetings about leadership. Our faculty developed the area’s Leadership Institute more than 30 years ago, which educates mid-level managers, and offers a Management Institute for area companies.


AACSB International

The best business schools in the world are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Western New England University is the only private institution in western Massachusetts accredited by AACSB International and among fewer than 5% of business schools in the world to hold this accreditation.

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  • International Students

    A master's degree in Organizational Leadership can prepare you for advancement into excutive positions in virtually any field. Our status among just 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International demonstrates our commitment to high academic standards and the caliber of our business faculty. Learn more about our support for international students.

    International Students

    Kodiak is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System used by major universities and colleges around the world. It makes it easy for you to participate in class discussions, view calendars, communicate with faculty and classmates, post assignments, and view grades.

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