Online Master of Science – Organizational Leadership

Become a team-oriented people leader able to navigate change with the skills and knowledge to keep your organization growing.

10/18/21 Next Application Due Date
11/1/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Discover how the online Master of Science – Organizational Leadership from EWU can advance your career

$12,100* Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
44 Credit Hours

Leadership is, and always has been, a collaborative experience. The online Master of Science – Organizational Leadership program from Eastern Washington University equips you with the essential tools to work with and develop those around you.

Gain leadership credentials immediately applicable in the workplace, or as a pathway to advancing your career in a high-growth area. This program explores diversity and the impact of identity on intersectional leadership. You will develop a deeper self-awareness that includes reflection on strengths and areas for continued growth.

You will study the social and emotional dimensions of leadership, organizational culture, communication and conflict resolution, leadership for social justice, and more. Our integrated capstone course enables you to assemble a comprehensive electronic portfolio that ties your learnings directly to your personal and professional goals.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this program, you will learn to:

  • synthesize theoretical knowledge to produce a personal leadership philosophy;
  • articulate strategies for change that integrate a social justice perspective;
  • demonstrate insights into your own leadership;
  • analyze organizational practices using organizational concepts and theories;
  • determine how theory informs practice in a variety of contexts;
  • apply a variety of strategies for developing leadership in others.
  • synthesize theoretical knowledge to produce a personal leadership philosophy;
  • articulate strategies for change that integrate a social justice perspective;
  • demonstrate insights into your own leadership;
  • analyze organizational practices using organizational concepts and theories;
  • determine how theory informs practice in a variety of contexts;
  • apply a variety of strategies for developing leadership in others.

Career opportunities:

  • Manager/General Manager
  • Director
  • Vice President
  • Any position that involves hiring, managing, training, developing employees within a group, team or organization
  • Manager/General Manager
  • Director
  • Vice President
  • Any position that involves hiring, managing, training, developing employees within a group, team or organization

EWU offers a variety of graduate business degree programs in a convenient online format. Check out all our online business programs.

$12,100* Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
44 Credit Hours

Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

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Tuition


Completing your degree at EWU is more affordable than you might expect

The EWU online Master of Science – Organizational Leadership program features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$12,100* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$12,100* Total Tuition

Calendar


Don’t miss these important deadlines

The online MS – Organizational Leadership is designed to be efficient for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


Explore the admission requirements for this online MS – Organizational Leadership

The admission process for the online MS – Organizational Leadership program is streamlined to help you get started right away. Plus, the GMAT is waived for qualified applicants.

Admission Requirements:

  • Professional resume
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours
  • Professional resume
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

If your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience, we encourage you to apply. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

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Courses


View the syllabus for your online MS – Organizational Leadership program

The online Master of Science – Organizational Leadership curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (44 credit hours).

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Through an exploration of leadership history, theory, and practice, this course will allow students to develop a broad understanding of leadership and its complexities. Traditional and emerging theories of leadership will be discussed as well as how these theories apply to individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Additionally, students will begin exploring their own thinking around leadership and articulate their emerging leadership philosophy.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on understanding the social & emotional skills necessary for effective leadership. Students will identify & explore a variety of elements including emotional intelligence, leader/follower social awareness, leader/follower relationship management, strengths based leadership, &the use of personal power. Additionally, students will explore how to develop these skills and competencies in others. Finally, students will explore the tools necessary to become a reflective leader
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Drawing on traditional philosophical ideas as well as more recent developments in cognitive neuroscience, this course will explore numerous ways of thinking about values, character, justice, and ethical leadership. Students will examine multiple frameworks for ethical leadership and discuss how these frameworks can be applied in a variety of leadership contexts. Additionally, this course will discuss factors inhibiting ethical leadership behavior and decision making.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
By its nature, leadership is a collaborative process. This course focuses on the team or small group explores theories and practices for effectively leading these groups. Students in this course will explore and develop the skills necessary to motivate, develop, and support team members as individuals and as a group.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course explores the theories, methods, & challenges that inform our understanding of organizational behavior & culture. Recognizing that leading in organizations includes both formal & informal processes, this course explores a variety of aspects related to understanding & influencing organizational behavior & culture. Finally, in addition to traditional theories of organizational behavior & culture, students will explore the impact of leadership on both organizational behavior & culture
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course investigates the role that communication plays in organizational and leader effectiveness. Through a leadership and organizational behavior lens, this course examines communication at multiple levels. Additionally, special attention will be paid to conflict and conflict resolution. Students will consider how culture and diversity impact communication. By exploring a variety of theories and practices, students will develop an awareness of their own communication strength & weakness
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course examines the intersection of leadership and social justice. Through an examination of the theories and principles of social justice, students will explore how leadership contributes to and detracts from creating a more just society. By focusing on issues of justice, equity, oppression, power, and privilege students will investigate how leadership can be a source of good.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course explores how identity, culture, & diversity impact leadership practice. Through a social justice lens & with an interest in learning to understand one another, this course is an exploration of theories and practices related to leading across cultures & through diversity. Additionally, students will develop their own thinking and understanding of how identity & difference impacts leadership.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course rests on an understanding that change is a needed & normal part of leadership, organizations, & the world at large. Additionally, effectively navigating change is a critical aspect of leadership. Finally, this course understands that the complex problems of organizations & society cannot simply be broken down into parts and then solved. This course focuses on three interrelated concepts, effective change leadership, a systems view of change, & design thinking for change.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course examines leadership for community and social change. Students will investigate the role of socially responsible institutions and how they can lead social change in a just and sustainable manner. Students will explore how to engage multiple stakeholders and how to create meaningful and sustainable social change.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course serves as the culmination of the masters in leadership program. Students will develop a comprehensive electronic portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in the broad program learning outcomes. As part of this, students will undertake a significant amount of self reflection, analysis, and evaluation of their learning in the program. Through the development of a portfolio, students will reflect, revise and expand on previous work in the program as well as their professional lives.

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