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MS in Organizational Leadership


Ms in Organizational Leadership

  • 100%

    Online or Hybrid format
  • 12-24 months

    Time to Complete
  • $600

    Cost Per Credit

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership will cultivate effective leadership skills as you learn best practices, organizational strategy, tools and knowledge to become an innovator who can make an impact on lives, complex work environments, and diverse organizations.   The coursework focuses on building effective teams, stakeholder vision alignment, employee training and development, business operations, communication strategies, ethics and more. 

What will I learn with a M.S. in Organizational Leadership?

  • Nurture growth by leveraging organizational structure, employee strengths, cultural diversity, and team dynamics to foster organizational change
  • Maximize success by developing strategies, processes and initiatives that support organizational goals, mission, and people
  • Use emerging theories in leadership to analyze the impact critical issues may affect organizations
  • Hone communication strategies and skills to promote healthy work environments
  • Motivate, train, and engage a diverse workforce
  • Address emerging issues such as sustainability, ethics, diversity and technology by developing evidence-based solutions that will make a positive impact 

Advance your career 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational outlook for business, management, marketing, and related support services programs is projected to grow and exceed the national average growth for all occupations by 7.5 percent from 2016 to 2026.  The median salary is $104,000 for business executives. With this degree, you can seek jobs in a variety of industries in numerous functions such as technology, project management, budgeting, human capital, strategy, and education and training.  Example job roles for Organizational Leadership Master's degree include:

  • C-Level Executive
  • Director of Talent Development
  • Director of Change Management
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • School Principal
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Analyst
  • Executive Coach

Why pick Lasell? 

Join Lasell’s vibrant community of working professionals and gain access to a wide range of resources to develop your expertise and expand your network. Your graduate student journey will be distinguished by a personalized and supportive learning environment.  As a Lasell graduate student, you will:

  • Online Experts - Lasell has been delivering high-quality, online programs for over 15+ years.   
  • Career-Focused - Our programs are designed with the expertise of industry leaders and faculty incorporating real-life organizational needs into the curriculum.
  • Dedicated Support - Our Enrollment Counselors and Academic Advisors are dedicated to helping you reach your goals. They'll build your plan, cheer you on, and coach you through to your graduation. 
  • Faculty that know you by name - Lasell's small class size ensures that your faculty will know you and be invested in your success. 
  • Engage with an active alumni community - You can leverage your peers to network for advice, ideas and jobs.
  • Career Services - Lasell's Career Development Team is ready to work with you from Day 1 to create a career plan, launch a new job search, negotiate a promotion and more.  
  • Resources at your fingertips - Lasell provides a robust array of student services: the Academic Achievement Center,, the Brennan Library, and the Career Development Center.


2020 Courses

MGMT700 Global Leadership 3
MGMT705 Organization Theory 3
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management 3
COM709 Conflict Resolution and Negotiations 3
MGMT738 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT749 Ethical Theory and Management 3
MGMT751 Business Strategy 3
MGMT752 Change Management 3
COM762 Communication Strategies for Leaders 3
MGMT769 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making 3
COM 799     Capstone  3
Elective (Choose 1)
COM761 Communicating in Groups and Teams 3
MGMT736 Leadership in Lodging 3
MGMT750 Leadership in Casino 3
SMGT707 Exec Leadership in Sport 3
SMGT711 Sport and Recreation Leadership 3
CJ705 Leadership in CJ 3
COM702 Org Communication 3
ED773 Teacher as Leader 3
Total Credits 36


Note: Students are required to complete 27 credits prior to taking the Capstone.  However, this requirement can be waived depending on special circumstances (i.e. student gets an offer of an internship prior to completing the 27 credits)

MSC Core Requirements
Concentration Courses
Choose 1 from the following:

Course Schedule

2020 Courses

Course Number Name Format Instructor
Fall Main: 9/8 - 12/18
COM700 Global Leadership Online TBA
COM705 Organizational Theory Hybrid McGeough
MGMT744 Global Marketing Online TBA
Fall I: 9/8 - 10/27
COM709 Negotiations & Conflict Resolution Online Barrett, Janice
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online Carvalho, Kath
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management Online Sawhney, Anil
MGMT769 Statical Analysis for Decision Making Online Borden, Dan
Fall 2: 10/28 - 12/16
MGMT751 Business Strategy Online Policar, Alex

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's M.S. in Organizational Leadership program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  3. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. Resume

*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates with fewer than 3 years of professional work experience.

Materials should be emailed to
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave. 
Newton, MA 02466