Overview & Career Outcomes

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. 

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, Tutor.com, the Brennan Library, and the Career Development Center.


The MS in Organizational Leadership will provide you with a learning experience that aligns with your career goals and prepare you to be an impactful leader in a diverse marketplace and organization. 

This program is comprised of a total of 36 credits which includes a capstone and one elective. The elective choices are not shown below but chosen from selected Management, Sport Management, Communications, Criminal Justice and Education courses.  You also choose from 2 Capstone options: MGMT798 Research Project or MGMT799 Internship.  

Get information on our Course Schedules.

Communication Strategies for Leaders
3 credits
Global Leadership
3 credits
Organizational Theory
3 credits
Principles of Project Management
3 credits
Ethical Theory & Management
3 credits
Business Strategy
3 credits
Change Management
3 credits
Statistical Analysis for Decision Making
3 credits
Internship Capstone
3 credits
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
3 credits
Human Resources Management
3 credits
Research Project Capstone
3 credits


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. 

No GMAT/GRE scores are required for admission. 

International Students need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores 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.

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

Materials should be submitted through MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu.
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave. 
Newton, MA 02466