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The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program at St. Edward’s University prepares students to confidently and skillfully enact positive, organizational change — a crucial competency in today’s fast-paced companies and organizations. Students will understand leadership from the individual, group, organizational and global perspectives, allowing them to facilitate change across diverse teams in the workplace.
The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) offers two options:
- Leadership & Change Concentration: Explore contemporary issues in leadership & change, including how to execute change in many different types of organizations and environments.
- Human Development Concentration: Learn the impact of mental health issues common in education, cross-cultural issues/strategies, and how data analytics drives educational outcomes
“Change is endemic. We all live it daily. Leadership skills are needed in every type and sector of every organization.” - TOM SECHREST, PHD, Program Director
Degree Plan & Courses
The curriculum consists of ten courses for a total of 30 credit hours. Seven of the courses are core classes, then students choose one concentration for the remaining three courses.
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP CORE COURSES
- Leadership Foundations & Formation
- Principles & Practices of Organizational Change
- Data Analytics for Leaders
- Becoming a Strategic Leader
- Cultural & Critical Inquiry
- Leadership & Social Justice
- Conflict Analysis & Resolution
LEADERSHIP & CHANGE CONCENTRATION COURSES
- Executing Strategic Change
- Contemporary Issues in Leadership & Change
- Advocacy & Inclusivity in Organizations
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CONCENTRATION COURSES
- Human Development of Adults
- Human Development Services for Adults
- Advocacy & Inclusivity in Organizations
Learning Goals & Career Outcomes
After completing the online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to examine leadership issues from the vantage of the whole system to clarify purpose, align resources and mobilize change toward a preferred and sustainable future.
- Apply mindful leadership in order to help change efforts be more adaptable, resilient, entrepreneurial, creative, ethical and sustainable.
- Identify key issues in complex change efforts and then formulate appropriate interventions to achieve desired results.
- Take appropriate and grounded leadership actions that integrate individual and collective learning about change efforts, helping to collaboratively achieve transformational results consistent with an organization’s mission and values.
- Effectively communicate strategic direction, intent, and process.
Dr. Tom Sechrest, PhD, Program Director, brings a depth of experience, connections both locally and globally, and ties to many professional organizations, including the International Leadership Association, the Academy for Human Resource Development, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, and Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
"I teach to be a role model of lifelong learning, the joy of knowledge and the multiple perspectives necessary in our interconnected world." - Tom Sechrest, PhD
How to Apply
We require applicants for the Online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Review application steps and requirements, as well as important dates:
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Check Out This Helpful Q&A with Program Director Tom Sechrest
The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) prepares graduates to become intelligent, ethical, supportive leaders in a variety of roles, organizations and industries. Program director Tom Sechrest explains how this St. Edward’s University graduate program prepares leaders to thrive and make positive organizational impact.