MSOL Program Format | Mount St. Joseph University

The Master of Science In Organizational Leadership (MSOL) is a multi-disciplinary masters program that focuses on values-based leadership.

Program Format

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is a multi-disciplinary graduate program intended for individuals in a variety of organizations that require executives with well-developed leadership skills. Both an art and a science, the essence of leadership is explored and put into everyday practice by the variety of professionals who are enrolled in the MSOL program. Classmates from a wide range of industries encourage new perspectives and broaden each student's view. Our format provides the flexibility required by today's busy leader.

  • Students take two classes at a time.
  • Classes meet Saturdays 8:30-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Classes meet 5-7 times each semester, typically every third Saturday during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • The MSOL is completed in two years.

MSOL Curriculum

Coursework centers on building the skills necessary to evaluate organizational issues and apply leadership theories, concepts, and practices to lead and manage organizational change. The MSOL program requires successful completion of 12 three credit courses for a total of 36 credit hours.

  • Exploring Leadership
  • Spirituality of Leadership
  • People in Organizations
  • Social Influence
  • Finance and Accounting for Leaders
  • Global Economic Awareness
  • Legal Issues in Organizations
  • Ethical Issues in Organizations
  • The Changing Workplace
  • Managing Information, Technology & Projects
  • Organizational Research and Change I
  • Organizational Research and Change II

Visit msj.edu/graduate-catalog for the most current course requirements and descriptions.

Pride Points

  • MSOL graduates report higher satisfaction with work-life balance and better performance on the job, resulting in increased responsibility, promotion, and pay.
  • MSOL graduates hold senior positions in education, finance, civic, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies.
  • For 15 years, MSOL graduates have been making a leadership difference in Greater Cincinnati.
  • MSOL graduates have gone to pursue and attain doctoral degrees.

Students begin the program in August. Classes occur on 5 to 7 Saturdays over the course of the semester. The small classes are facilitated in a seminar format, which fosters an encouraging, cooperative learning environment.