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Columbus State University

Master of Science
Organizational Leadership - Leader Development Track

Turner College of Business

Department of Management and Marketing

Program Description

The Leader Development track of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program will prepare professionals to develop and implement leadership training programs, understand and apply the principles of servant leadership in an organization and to lead in a legal and ethical fashion.

The MSOL is a 36-hour program, requiring a student to complete 12 graduate courses. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters. All MSOL classes are taught in the evening. The program can be adapted for students who wish to attend part-time and complete the program within 18-24 months.

Career Opportunities

For the Leader Development track, career options are open to all sectors of the economy, including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit organizations.

Admission Requirements

Beyond the general graduate program requirements, the MSOL degree program also has the following additional requirements:

  • A graduate application, available online or in paper, with application fee.
  • An official baccalaureate degree transcript from an accredited institution.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Scores; students may also submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. Only scores within the past five years will be accepted.
    • GMAT school code: R64-XW-20
    • GRE school code: 5123
  • Two recommendation letters from professional sources such as current for former employers, faculty, and business associates are required. Please use the recommendation form (DOC)  provided.
  • A current resume

Learning Outcomes

Core
1) Our graduate students will demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply the theories and practice of leadership in a domestic and global business environment.
2) Our graduate students will demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication, including interpersonal skills, negotiation skills and presentation skills.
3) Our graduate students will discuss strategic alternatives, environmental analysis and use both to select appropriate strategies.
Our graduate students will demonstrate knowledge of organizational behavior and leadership theories.

Leader Development Track
4) Our graduate students in the LD Track will understand the concepts of servant leadership and be able to articulate them clearly.
5) Our graduate students in the LD Track will critically analyze ethical/moral dilemmas and use a framework to evaluate the issue and recommend ethically sound solutions.
6) Our graduate students in the LD Track will demonstrate the ability to develop a training and development program.

Additional Program Requirements

This degree is subjected to the following requirements and conditions:

  • Up to six hours of transfer credit may be accepted from an AACSB accredited institution.
  • All students must complete the common core for the degree.
  • A minimum B average in core courses, with no more than two C's, is required for degree completion.
  • Students have a maximum of six years from the first term of enrollment to complete all MSOL degree requirements.