Leadership ability already exists in you. Whether it shows up in your professional life or your personal life, the most important thing is that you’re ready to grow your capacity to lead. That’s where we can help. Mount St. Joseph University has extensive experience preparing students to make the next leap forward through our Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program.


A two-year, part-time endeavor, the MSOL is a multi-disciplinary graduate program. Both an art and a science, the essence of leadership is explored and put into everyday practice by the variety of professionals who enrolled in the MSOL program. Classmates from a wide range of industries encourage new perspectives and broaden each student’s view. Our format provides the flexibility required by today’s busy leader.


What will you get out of MSOL? 

You can expect changes in your approach and in your outcomes. 

  • Increased management and leadership skills. You become primed for expanded supervisory responsibility and possible commensurate pay increases.
  • Stronger self-awareness, which leads to a realistic appraisal of your knowledge, skills, and abilities. You will be able to assess which jobs or promotions to pursue. You may also realize you are qualified for positions you once thought impossible.
  • Increased exposure to new ideas and methods. You become aware of new concepts and the knowledge that supports them, such as ways to lead and facilitate change.
  • Expanded networking. You will acquire access to information about new and unforeseen career opportunities as you share your goals and abilities with your peers in the program and in the work place.
  • Making a difference. With the support of professors and classmates, you will conduct a master’s project about something important to you. For projects, our students have started not-for-profit organizations, launched businesses, and implemented programs to address problems or opportunities in their workplaces.

Program Details

  • Students take two classes at a time.
  • Classes meet Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Classes meet 5-7 times each semester, typically every third Saturday during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • The MSOL is completed in two years

If you’re ready to take the next step to becoming a better leader, fill out this form below and someone from our School of Business will follow up shortly.