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Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Management

Gain the skills and credentials needed to lead your organization.

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management provides working adults with the skills and credentials needed for taking on leadership roles and career advancement.

Scholarships of up to $1,500 are available to new students who enroll in Sessions 2 through 5 of this year. Learn more

What You Can Expect

  • Accelerated, 7- and 8-week courses - offered completely online
  • Weekly, optional, live online sessions with your professors
  • The ability to finish your master’s in less than 18 months
  • Two concentrations to choose from, if desired - Nonprofit Leadership and Operations Management
  • Lively interaction with your fellow busy adult students and faculty
  • Gain expertise in leadership, management, research, analysis, and decision making that can be applied to your job on day one
  • Flexible formats that work around your busy schedule

Free Books:  New students who apply for the Spring 2022 semester can get free books for their first course. 

Upcoming Start Dates

    Spring 2022
    • Applications due: Dec. 15, 2021
    • Classes start: Jan. 14, 2022

    Program at a Glance:




    100% online

    Transfer Credits:

    Up to 6 transfer credits can be applied to this degree

    Estimated Tuition for Degree:


    ($772 per credit x 36 credits)

    See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

    Bachelor’s to Master’s:

    Up to 12 graduate credits can be earned by our bachelor’s degree students at the undergrad rate.  Learn more.

    *Tuition is based on 2020-2021 tuition and does not include fees or books.

    Emergency Student Aid

    Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

    MSOLM Curriculum

    Minimum Total Credits: 36

    Requirement PrerequisiteMin. Credits
    OLM 501Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice 3
    OLM 503Applied Research MethodsOLM 501 must be completed or concurrently enrolled.3
    OLM 511Systems Dynamics and ChangeOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 521Ethical Decision MakingOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 523Transcendent LeadershipOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 531Leading Culturally & Generationally Diverse PopulationsOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 540Business and Professional CommunicationsOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 550Strategic Human Resource ManagementOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 560Developing Systems LiteracyOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 570Strategic Management and FinanceOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 580Leadership Project Management StrategyOLM 501 and OLM 5033
    OLM 590Organizational Leadership Capstone ProjectCompletion of all required coursework.3

    Program Outcomes

    Graduates of the program will be able to:

    • Evaluate the impact of leadership and ethical decision making on organizational culture.
    • Identify the systematic and strategic dynamics affecting the organization such as the needs and perspectives of relevant stakeholders.
    • Predict the impact of change and future challenges on an organization’s core business.
    • Develop strategies for utilizing human resource capital, including cultural diversity and multiple generations.
    • Apply methods of facilitating change through process consultation, team building, conflict resolution, and large group intervention.
    • Differentiate between modern organizational structural models and their impact on leadership style and organizational productivity.
    • Apply systems thinking and theory to organizational challenges.
    • Evaluate and redesign organizational structures, work processes, and governance.
    • Demonstrate competency in reading and conducting research in organizations.

    Careers in Organizational Leadership & Management

    Skilled leaders and managers are needed in nearly every field. Graduates of our Organizational Leadership and Management program are prepared for successful, rewarding careers in organizational change, consultation, and management. Peirce graduates with one of these top leadership master’s degrees are taking on leadership roles in healthcare, government, finance, higher education, early childhood education, and with major corporations. For more information about potential leadership careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Organizational Leadership & Management Careers page.

    Apply for This Leadership Degree Today

    “Our most successful students have career experience and are actively seeking advancement to a position of leadership and management responsibility in their respective field. OLM students can expect to expect to gain skills in leadership, management, research, analysis, and writing that are applicable in diverse organizations.”

    Adrian C. Zappala

    Dean of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership & Management

    Apply now!

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