Online Master of Science (MS) in Organizational Leadership Degree Program

Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership


Choose the Argosy University, Online Organizational Leadership degree program, and you can learn broad management duties across a range of industries and disciplines.

Our Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree program is designed to prepare you with the interpersonal skills central to leading a business. The program is designed to develop analytical and critical thinking skills that are actionable in the specific context of the employee/graduate, with emphasis on the ability to maximize the contribution of the team members, individually and collectively, toward the mission of the organization.

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Program Outcomes

  • Evaluate leadership and supervision practices from any work group in terms of human impact and financial impact over the short and medium term.
  • Apply ethical principles and generally accepted business practices to the leadership functions of a business setting.
  • Provide accurate advice and counsel to appropriate stakeholders regarding basic corporate and business practices to specific situations, and provide referrals to appropriate experts when necessary.
  • Implement and revise motivational practices and systems that meet the strategies and constraints of the work environment.
  • Design and execute employee communication plans toward expressed business or organizational goals.
  • Evaluate the skills and capabilities of individuals relative to specific organizational settings and provide counsel where organizational systems and processes are inconsistent with competencies of the existing workforce.
  • Demonstrate the value-added contribution of leadership actions and practices to the organization.

Course List

Core Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the MSOL degree program are required to take four core courses (12 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements--Students Are Required to Take the Following
MS6010 - Accounting Practices for Managers


MS6012 - Economic Practices for Managers


MS6014 - Financial Practices for Managers


MS6900 - The Functional Contribution to Organizational Success (Capstone)


Core Course Requirements--12 Credit Hours

*The Capstone Course (MS6900) must be taken in the final session of the degree program

Specialty Requirements

Students enrolled in the MSOL degree program are required to take six courses (18 credit hours) in the Organizational Leadership specialty area.

Specialty Area Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following


B6027 - Perspectives in Change Leadership


B6120 - Communications Strategies for Managers


B6420 - Foundations of Sustainable Business


B6601 - International Business Practice


B6731 - Understanding and Managing Human Differences


MS6020 - Contract Law and Professional Ethics


Specialty Area Requirements - 18 Credit Hours

Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements for the MSOL degree program are as follows:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the dean of the Graduate School of Business and Management, or an appropriately certified foreign institution
  • A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
    • 2.7 GPA for the bachelor's degree, or
    • 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or
    • Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor's degree. Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 38 weeks. Admission between 2.0 and 2.7 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."

An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form.
  • If the basis of admission is an earned bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0), an official transcript from the degree granting institution.
  • If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended during the 60 hours of study.