Men shaking hands over meeting table
College of Business

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

From Strategy to Execution: Shaping Effective Leaders

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 flexible 30-credit program is offered 100% online. 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 to Expect Leadership

“Just the entire experience of exploring the courses, visiting the school, I think I even met with some of the professors before I formally enrolled, which was a great opportunity for me to envision myself here before I was here so that I could see a path to the success that I would hopefully have on the other side of that.”–Sam Bauduccio

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 Five Reasons to Choose The MS in Organizational Leadership

Woman standing by white board in a meeting

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.

Two business people pointing upward

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.

Four people in a meeting

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 organizing, coordination, and direction-setting processes. 

Woman sitting in front of laptop

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.

Man sitting in front of laptop

Flexible Options Keep Your Life in Balance

The MS in Organizational Leadership provides you with the opportunity to network with students, faculty, alumni, clients and other professionals in a live online web conferencing learning environment you can access wherever you are via the Internet. You can earn your degree in as little as one year studying full-time or as few as 21 months studying part-time.

International Students

A master's degree in Organizational Leadership can prepare you for advancement into executive 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: Our User-Friendly Virtual Classroom

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.


bear statue in front of shrubbery