Quinnipiac Alumn Connor Lachapelle MBA '17 gives a Business Management presentation in the Buckman Theater, November 6, 2017.

MS in Organizational Leadership (online)

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As companies continue to diversify and globalize, there is increased need for a new generation of organized and visionary leaders. The MS in Organizational Leadership positions current professionals for a range of opportunities in areas such as health care management, strategic leadership, human resources or non-profit organizational leadership.

Program Overview

Leadership, in theory and practice

Businesses and organizations across the globe need dedicated professionals who can lead effectively, foster strong relationships with employees, and encourage a workplace culture of innovation and productivity.

Quinnipiac University’s online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program begins by developing the most important qualities that effective leaders in all fields possess — self-awareness and the ability to understand others. Our curriculum then builds upon that foundation by delving into contemporary concepts such as social and emotional intelligence, corporate social responsibility, strategic thinking, cultural diversity and data-driven performance improvement.

The program is completed entirely online and focuses on communication, ethics, analysis and organizational behavior, preparing graduates to take the next step in their careers and embrace leadership roles in virtually all fields.

About Online Learning

Flexible scheduling meets world-class education

Online learning with Quinnipiac University delivers the guided educational experience of a traditional, instructor-led environment coupled with the schedule flexibility needed for adult learners to succeed. Innovative teaching methods and asynchronous classes enable students to work at their own pace, while also enjoying peer interaction and a collaborative learning experience to maximize their learning outcomes.

Accreditation and Accolades

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U.S. News & World Report

The Quinnipiac School of Business online master of science programs are ranked #26 by the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs.

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The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a recognition held by 5% of business schools.

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Princeton Review

We are listed by the Princeton Review as one of the best business schools in the U.S.

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U.S. News & World Report: Veterans

Our online master of science programs are ranked among the best in the nation for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Graduate Business Programs in 2019.

In their Words

“My sister was enrolled at a large well-known state university, and she said she wished they had the online resources and format that QU was providing.”
Teri C., MS '16
MS in Organizational Leadership

Curriculum and Requirements

MS in Organizational Leadership Program of Study

The program consists of 33 credits, including eight required core courses (24 credits) and three elective courses (9 credits) in a professional focus track.

Required Core Courses
OL 601Foundations of Organizational Leadership3
OL 610The Power and Politics of Communication3
OL 615Leadership Across Boundaries3
OL 630Performance Management3
OL 640Project Management3
OL 650Leading Organizational Change3
OL 662Ethics and Governance3
OL 690Leadership Consulting Capstone3
Total Credits24

Professional Focus Tracks

Each professional focus area allows students to study a specialization within organizational leadership. This builds on the leadership foundation courses and provides expertise for those seeking to enhance their leadership skills in a specific industry.

Health Care Management Track

Students pursuing this track must complete all core requirements, plus three additional courses (9 credits) chosen from the following:

HM 600Foundations of Health Care Management3
HM 621Quality Management in Health Care Facilities3
HM 626Epidemiology and Population Health3
HM 630Corporate Compliance in the Health Care Industry3
HM 660Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration3
HM 664Financial Management in Health Care Organizations3
HM 668Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery3
HM 669Organization and Management of Long-Term Care Facilities3
HM 671Health Policy and Politics3

Human Resource Leadership Track

Students pursuing this track must complete all core requirements plus three additional courses (9 credits):

OL 681Leadership in Human Resources3
OL 682Employment Law for the Non-Lawyer3
OL 683Employee Development Strategies for Organizational Leaders3

Public Service/Nonprofit Leadership Track

Students pursuing this track must complete all core requirements plus three additional courses (9 credits):

OL 681Leadership in Human Resources3
OL 686Leading Public Service Organizations3
OL 687Strategic Planning for Public Service Organizations3

Strategic Leadership Track

Students pursuing this track complete three additional courses (9 credits). They may select any combination of courses from the Human Resources Leadership Track, the Public Service/Nonprofit Leadership Track, the Health Care Management Track or from a specified list of electives across the graduate business curriculum.

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