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Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Online


This bespoke program will shape you into an effective communicator with expertise in building strong teams, navigating crises and driving organizational growth.

Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24
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Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24

Program Overview


Gain insights into the benefits of this 100% online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program

Become a relatable leader who effectively communicates with people at all levels of an organization and gain a competitive edge. This affordable, 100% online degree program will help you stand out as an active listener and empathetic leader who can successfully drive growth through employee engagement.

Learn strategies for improving individual and group performance and acquire tools for resolving conflict and managing group dynamics. Coursework focuses on developing skills you can immediately apply in the workplace in areas such as organizational behavior, management, business ethics, leadership and social responsibility.

Finish in as few as 12 months and qualify for executive roles in a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and retail.

In this 100% online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, you will learn how to:

  • Apply effective communication strategies to create team cohesion/collaboration, motivate individuals within those teams and effectively navigate crises
  • Analyze organizations and develop effective strategies for managing dynamic organizations
  • Articulate strategies for developing leadership in others
  • Develop and utilize a personal leadership strategy for managing teams and organizations in a variety of situations
  • Apply effective communication strategies to create team cohesion/collaboration, motivate individuals within those teams and effectively navigate crises
  • Analyze organizations and develop effective strategies for managing dynamic organizations
  • Articulate strategies for developing leadership in others
  • Develop and utilize a personal leadership strategy for managing teams and organizations in a variety of situations

As a graduate of this Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Division Director
  • Team Manager
  • General Manager
  • District Manager
  • Executive
  • Division Director
  • Team Manager
  • General Manager
  • District Manager
  • Executive

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Total Tuition: $10,200
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30
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Tuition


Stay on budget with affordable tuition

Our online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $10,200

Calendar


Review important start dates and deadlines

Ideal for working professionals, A-State Online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument Deadline Registration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 23/4/242/19/242/23/242/29/243/1/244/26/24
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 5/14/24
Start Class 5/28/24

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Admissions


What you need for admission to the online master’s in organizational leadership

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. To be admitted to the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership online program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours (undergraduate, graduate or combination thereof) or graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree from a regionally accredited (U.S.) institution
  • If you have lower than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and less than a 2.75 in the last 60 hours, you may still apply for consideration for admittance by including a statement of purpose as part of the application. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 866-621-8096 for more information.

Note: If you are admitted and have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA and less than a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, you must make a grade of B or better in each course during the first 9 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University. Additionally, you will only be allowed to enroll in one course (or 3 graduate hours) per 7-week session for the first two sessions.

Application submission requirements:

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For non-U.S. postal mail overnight delivery only:

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Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Courses


Check out the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership online curriculum

To graduate from the M.S. in Organizational Leadership online program, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours. Required coursework includes seven foundational courses (for a total of 21 credit hours) and three elective courses (for a total of nine credit hours). Select elective courses with MBA, MGMT or MKTG prefixes.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories, models, and approaches relevant to the study of human communication.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines organizations as interdependent systems, stressing structural, environmental, and international considerations using theories and perspec­tives from sociology, economics, psychology, and strategic management. Stresses practical impli­cations for managing dynamic organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed to introduce students to the ways individuals and teams work in organizations, with a special emphasis on practical applica­tions for managers. The objective is to improve students’ abilities to diagnose, analyze, and take effective action in their organizational work.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The Human Resource Management Function with emphasis on the development of business structures, policies and techniques used in developing human resources in the contemporary business organization.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Leadership theories and their applications are examined. Development of leadership skills is emphasized. Prerequisites: Must have completed 15 hours of graduate courses toward degree.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines ethical decision making and the various issues in business including social responsibility, environmental protection, priva­cy, individual rights, OSHA, product liability, equality of opportunity and the morality of capitalism.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An investigation of communications during crises, focusing on public relations, advertising and other persuasive efforts by institutions, corporations, movement leaders, and citizens to describe, persuade and shape human interactions with their environment during a crisis.

Select from three courses with MBA, MGMT, or MKTG prefixes.

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