Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Management

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.

Earn Your First 3 Credits at No Cost: Complete our Graduate Leadership Bootcamp and earn the first three credits for your master's at Peirce for free - a savings of more than $2,300 in graduate tuition (and even more in books). Learn more.

Free Books:  New students can get free books for their first course. 

Earn Credit for What You Already Know, including expertise gained in your career. Learn more.

What You Can Expect

  • Earn your master's in just 10 courses
  • Accelerated, 7- and 8-week courses - offered completely online
  • Weekly, optional, live online sessions with your professors
  • The opportunity to earn your first three credits for free
  • The opportunity to earn credit for what you have learned in your career
  • 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

Upcoming Start Dates

    We are ready when you are ready!
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


    Upcoming Session Starts

    • Session 6: Week of July 1, 2024
    • Session 1: Week of August 26, 2024
    • Session 2: Week of October 21, 2024
    • Session 3: Week of January 13, 2025
    • Session 4: Week of March 17, 2025
    • Session 5: Week of May 12, 2025

    Program at a Glance:




    100% online

    Transfer Credits:

    Up to 12 transfer credits can be applied to this degree

    Estimated Tuition for Degree:

    $23,160 (30 credits)*

    $27,792 (36 credits)*

    *based on regular tuition of $772 per credit. Tuition estimates do not include fees or books. 

    *Earn your first three credits at no cost via our Leadership Bootcamp and reduce your tuition by more than $2,300.

    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 current 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: 30

    Requirement PrerequisiteMin. Credits
    OLM 501Foundations of Contemporary Leadership - Theory & Practice 3
    OLM 503Applied Research MethodsOLM 501 must be completed or concurrently enrolled.3
    OLM 521Ethical Decision MakingOLM 5013
    OLM 531Leading Culturally & Generationally Diverse PopulationsOLM 5013
    OLM 540Business and Professional CommunicationsOLM 5013
    OLM 550Strategic Human Resource ManagementOLM 501 3
    OLM 560Developing Systems LiteracyOLM 501 3
    OLM 570Strategic Management and FinanceOLM 5013
    OLM 580Leadership Project Management StrategyOLM 5013
    OLM 590Management CapstoneCompletion 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 Organizational Leadership and Management graduates will gain skills in leadership, management, research, analysis and writing that are applicable in diverse organizations in a wide range of industries. Our most successful students have career experience and are interested in advancing to positions of leadership and management in their respective fields.

    Dr. Cathy Littlefield
    Dean of Graduate Studies & Business 

    Apply now!

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