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Organizational Leadership

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Overview

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSL) degree includes a concentration in Management. This graduate program is designed to provide leaders with the essential administrative and management skills, competencies and strategies to perform as innovative leaders in organizations. A core benefit of this program is the diversity of professional students that stimulates exchanges and integrations of learning. All courses are administered on-line and in 8-week formats for working professionals who are choosing this program as professional development in their current or future administrative roles.


The MSL degree program outcomes are to prepare students to:

  • Analyze and evaluate ideas, data, policy, and practice to improve decision-making within organizations.
  • Identify and examine the financial, human, data and other organizational resources using the latest evidence.
  • Apply ethical, cultural, regulatory and legal factors to enhance value-based systems.
  • Design, implement and evaluate a personal leadership plan that incorporates key program concepts.


Graduate coursework for the MSL degree is designed for leaders in a wide variety of professions and across or­ganizations. The courses are taught by highly qualified faculty that represent diverse organizational experiences and insights including law enforcement, healthcare, human services, government agencies, and associations and professional groups. To maximize access to and completion of the programs, coursework is presented via distance learning.

Program Faculty

Gail Belfert, J.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice

James Lautenschlager, MBA

Assistant Professor of Business

Katrina Stark, D.M.

Professor of Business

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