Online Master of Organizational Leadership

Education That Brings You Into Focus

You Have Our Attention. Now Become a Workplace Leader.

In the modern world, an organization can’t be successful without strong and empathetic leadership. At Wilson College Online, our Master of Organizational Leadership degree takes a holistic and human-centered approach to developing leadership skills so that you can be the kind of manager who people want to follow.

With courses in business, social psychology, and liberal arts, the degree helps you gain the applicable skills to become a strategic leader who can contribute forward-thinking perspectives in any organization. Our dedicated faculty will work closely with you to identify your career goals and map a course toward reaching them—empowering you to take your place as the leader you’ve always known you could be.

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Prepare for a Career in Leadership Positions

Wilson’s Master of Organizational Leadership degree was built to give you skills that you can use in your daily work. Through hands-on projects, real-world case studies, and discussion-based learning, you’ll learn to:

  • Find innovative answers to problems and challenges
  • Deploy effective strategies to facilitate change and manage conflict on interpersonal, intrapersonal, and organizational levels
  • Communicate openly and broadly to diverse groups of people
  • Inspire individuals to work together toward a shared vision

What Will You Do With Your Organizational Leadership Master’s Degree?

Earning your Master of Organizational Leadership online from Wilson College can help you advance into practically any management role—regardless of your industry. Common job titles that our graduates hold include the following:*

Advertising, Promotions, or Marketing Manager
Median Annual Salary: $133,380

Sales Manager
Median Annual Salary: $127,490

Human Resources Manager
Median Annual Salary: $126,230

Training and Development Manager
Median Annual Salary: $120,130

Management Analyst
Median Annual Salary: $93,000

*Salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Curriculum & Courses

Required Courses

LDR 513

Strategic Management

(3 credits)

LDR 535

Interpersonal Dynamics

(3 credits)

EDU 549

Leadership Models and Practices

(3 credits)

HUM 518


(3 credits)

Plus 3 of the following, selected in consultation with the program advisor:

BUS 511

Bus Env/Public Policy

(3 credits)

BUS 521

Labor/Employee Relations

(3 credits)

BUS 528

International Business

(3 credits)

BUS 532

Organizational Behavior

(3 credits)

BUS 536

Human Resource Mgt

(3 credits)

BUS 545

Healthcare Finance I

(3 credits)

BUS 546

Healthcare Finance II

(3 credits)

BUS 567

Process Reengineering/Change Management

(3 credits)

COM 503

Media Law and Ethics

(3 credits)

COM 504

Media Theory and Methods

(3 credits)

SOC 540

Social Movements and Social Change

(3 credits)

EDU 581

Skilled Leadership

(3 credits)

HUM 570

Cultural Theory

(3 credits)

NUR 523

Ethics and Health Care Regulation

(3 credits)

NUR 540

Health Care Systems

(3 credits)

All students complete their course of study with the LDR 597 Applied Leadership Project. Students propose and then carry out a service-oriented project that will include the student designing, organizing, and completing a community or campus enterprise that is designed to benefit the community. This project could include a fundraiser, a conference, a series of workshops, or a service project, all designed to demonstrate the application of the student's mastery of leadership skills. All projects must be approved by the Program Director.

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“This online program of study is ideal for working professionals with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities and has been designed to be flexible for professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.”
— Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D. Professor of English, Director of the M.A. Humanities and Master of Organizational Leadership programs

Tuition and Aid

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$535 per credit hour

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6-14 credits per semester

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Financial assistance and payment plans available

Wilson College Online is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. We’re proud to offer online courses at $535 per credit hour as a private college. Plus, our dedicated financial services team will help you along the way.

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Personal Learning Environment

Our 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures every student gets the individualized attention they deserve.

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Flexible Coursework

Asynchronous coursework allows you to work at your own pace with no set class times—enabling you to earn a degree when and where it makes sense for you.

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Attentive Faculty

Our devoted faculty truly care about your success, both in the classroom and beyond. Their virtual door is always open for mentorship, career advice, and academic support.

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Regional Recognition

Wilson College provides the opportunity for transformative education, which is why U.S. News named the institution among the Top Performers on Social Mobility in the North.

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Ethical Education

Our liberal studies emphasis creates agents of justice who fuel meaningful positive change in society. You’ll learn to put your accounting degree toward social good.

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Sense of Belonging

Our online programs honor Wilson’s rich history of providing accessible and inclusive education. No matter your background, you belong at Wilson.

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Get Your Degree While You Work

We know you’re more than just a student and you have many responsibilities outside of school. That’s why we offer flexible, asynchronous online courses that allow you to study at your own pace, on your own schedule.

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What You Need for Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students who didn’t graduate with a 3.0 may petition for provisional admission.
  • Completion of an application for admission into the program.

Required Materials

  • Official transcripts from the institution where you were granted your bachelor’s degree. If you completed previous graduate studies elsewhere and wish to transfer coursework into the program, you’ll need to submit official transcripts for that as well.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.

About Wilson College

Initially founded as an all-women's college in 1869, Wilson College's mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, honorable leaders, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention, ensuring all students succeed.

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