Organizational Leadership (Master of Science)
The meaning of leadership is to commit to thoughtful decision-making, handle adversity, understand and manage organizational challenges, collaborate and promote change—all for the greater good. The mission of the MS in Organizational Leadership is to develop moral and ethical leaders who use their skills to promote social justice and societal and organizational change.
This part-time, online program is built on an experiential leadership model that develops creative and innovative professional skills that help students work toward a greater and more just tomorrow. You’ll be immersed in a network of classmates and faculty with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and vantage points. Enhancing your leadership skills and preparing for success in your field.
Connected Diverse Alumni Network
A survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council found that being part of a thriving business-focused alumni network can be a valuable opportunity for graduates. When asked, a staggering 95% of alumni surveyed said they would recruit an alumnus of their university for a job.
Earn your MSOL and become part of a highly respected alumni network. The program’s interdisciplinary approach allows classmates and faculty to exchange insights about their respective industries and professional experiences. These relationships last long after the program ends—you’ll expand your professional network and reap the benefits of a thriving alumni community for many years to come.
Program Goals and Curriculum
The MS in Organizational Leadership program is ideal for individuals who wish to lead positive change in their workplace and community and who desire the flexibility of an online master’s program.
To earn this master’s degree, you must complete 36 credits:
- Core Courses
- Writing for Graduate Students
- Leadership Theory, Application and Reflection
- Strategic Orienteering and Execution Tactics
- Communicating and Leading Across Cultures
- Innovation and Adaptive Change
- Approaches to Human Capital
- Leadership Capstone
- Students can choose to complete courses toward a graduate certificate in another field of study as part of the electives requirement.
View the Full Course Curriculum via Creighton's academic catalog.
Concentrations, Certificates and Dual Degree Options
Students can earn a concentration in business leadership or healthcare leadership by completing 12 credit hours within one of these areas. Any electives can be taken to fulfill the remaining 6 credit hours.
Students can choose to complete courses toward a graduate certificate in another field of study as part of the electives requirement. These programs require just 15 credit hours to complete.
- Healthcare Management
- K-12 Educational Leadership though Sports
- Lifestyle Medicine
- Leadership and Well-Being
- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Organizational Leadership
- Sports Leadership
Dual Degree Programs
Students can complete a dual degree program to earn two master’s degrees at once, saving both time and money. The following dual degree options are available in organizational leadership:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) + MS in Organizational Leadership
- Personal statement
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
- Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
- Two years of full-time work or leadership experience
- Personal Interview (per request of admissions committee)
- Additional Requirements for International Applicants
International students are welcomed into this program so long as they complete it from their country of residence, as F-1 visas will not be issued.
International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. View the tuition and fees for this program.
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.
Still have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731.
Dates and Deadlines
The information below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.
Rolling admission: Once your application is submitted it will be reviewed and we'll work with you to get into the next available class.
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