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Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Columbus State University

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Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

About the Program

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Help organizations thrive in an increasingly fast-paced, global environment. Designed for aspiring leaders of all kinds, the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree will give you the skills you need to build effective teams and plan and execute enterprise-level goals.

Take the next step in your career with an Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree from Columbus State University. Truly interdisciplinary, our program blends business, communication, psychology, politics, and sociology. Here, you'll learn how to:

  • Apply leadership theories, challenges, and best practices
  • Collaborate with a diverse, multicultural workforce
  • Synthesize information, think critically, and make strategic decisions
  • Use research and data to solve organizational challenges
  • Develop and communicate an organizational vision, mission, and strategy

As part of Columbus State's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program, you'll learn in small classes and connect one-on-one with instructors who prioritize professional mentorship. And with multiple large government, healthcare, and financial employers in the region, you'll have access to numerous career-building internship opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the area of concentration, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree prepares you for a broad range of careers including:

  • Human resources manager
  • Industrial relations specialist
  • Healthcare administrator
  • School principal

Mark Yanoschik

The CSU environment emphasized growing your emotional intelligence, which is vital to the dynamics of today’s workplace. I admire their passion for inclusion.   Not everyone will have the same personality or skills as you. A leader must bring people together to stay competitive and profitable.

Degree Requirements

Please see our academic catalog for additional information about this degree's requirements.

Human Resources Management Track

Create more successful organizations by attracting and retaining top talent. With a concentration in human resources management, you'll learn how to develop and implement HR systems including:

  • Resource planning
  • Recruiting and training
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management and disciplinary processes

With a concentration in human resources management, you'll be prepared for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exams. Columbus State's MSOL human resources concentration is also aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management's Human Resource Curriculum Guidebook and Templates

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Leader Development Track

Inspire the very best in individuals and create powerful teams. With a concentration in leader development, you'll learn how to design and implement effective leadership training programs. Rooted in the principals of servant leadership, coursework examines how to manage complex organizations in a legal and ethical manner.

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Servant Leadership Track

Rather than applying a traditional command and control model, servant leadership focuses on human-to-human engagement. By understanding the needs and development of individuals, you'll learn how servant leaders create a culture that's empathetic, adaptive, and most of all ― effective. At CSU, you'll study in a city with servant leadership history. In 2010, the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership named Columbus, Georgia the nation's first Servant Leadership City.

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Admissions Requirements

Please see our admissions page for any general admission requirements or the academic catalog for any degree-specific admission requirements.

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Tuition and Fees

Value matters at CSU. We strive to make all programs attainable and affordable for every student.

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Financial Aid

From state scholarships to federal student aid, we’re here to help you take advantage of every educational resource.

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