MS-Organizational Leadership & Change
Do you consider yourself a natural leader? Are you ready to build leadership skills to improve your organizational effectiveness? If you are looking to become a change agent, then Edgewood College’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Change is the program for you. It teaches you to understand and improve organizational dynamics through sound leadership and organizational development practices. You will strengthen your leadership through assessment, reflections and project-based learning as you explore leadership and organizational development necessary for any organization to advance and succeed in the ever-changing, global economy.
Designed for working professionals, this program is offered entirely online with no on-campus requirements and can be completed in as little as two years. In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills essential to organizational development, leadership and your career advancement necessary to navigate complex organizational systems and apply research to develop yourself, your employees and your organizations.
Benefits of earning your M.S. in Organizational Leadership & Change from Edgewood College’s School of Business include:
- A median annual salary of $108,250*
- 10% job growth projected through 2026*
- High quality courses taught by advanced industry professionals and researchers
- Small online class sizes of 15 or less students
- Competitive tuition rates and scholarships
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Want to learn more? Attend our Info Session to hear about the program structure, including curricular highlights, admission requirements, tuition, and more. Faculty and staff members will be on hand to answer your questions.
The M.S. in Organizational Leadership & Change provides a flexible schedule to allow working professionals to fit accelerated course work into their busy schedules. You can design a course schedule to best fit work and personal schedules.
Unique program design and schedule
Courses are offered in an accelerated format. You can create course schedules to meet your work and family schedule. Accelerate your learning and complete the degree in less than two years or choose a schedule that fits an individual schedule. A dedicated advisor and faculty coordinator will assist you with course planning. New students may begin the program in either the fall or spring semesters.
Interactive small class sizes
Courses in the program are small, creating a rich and interactive class allowing in-depth learning with highly qualified faculty. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, creating a rich and diverse community of learners who support each other in both intellectual and personal growth.
Interdisciplinary, real-world approach
Classes are highly interactive with appropriate combinations of presentations, discussions, case studies, and group/individual projects. The curriculum is designed with courses that are integrated across multiple business disciplines to cultivate creative, intellectually engaged, and ethical problem solvers.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Attending graduate school is one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself and your future. While the benefits to personal growth are priceless, our program can expand your career options and enhance your earning power in the marketplace. When considering the total cost of your education, be sure to consider the lasting positive impact it will have on your personal and professional future.
Graduate tuition for the 2020-2021 year is $750 per credit. Based on current tuition rates, the estimated total cost of your Edgewood College degree would be $23,049. Please note that costs are expected to rise by approximately 3.5% per year.
We have worked with thousands of students who have questioned how they could afford to complete their graduate education. Our dedicated counselors will work with you to find creative solutions including tuition reimbursement plans, third party billing options, monthly payment plans, and help you navigate the federal financial aid process. Whatever your situation, we will work with you to support your future.
For more information, please contact Edgewood Central at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (608) 663-4300.
We encourage students to submit their application and admissions materials by the priority deadlines. However, we will continue to accept applications on a continuous basis until the start of the semester. Applications considered complete after the priority deadline can be considered for admission for the next session.
New students may enroll in the fall or spring semester. Please note our priority deadlines:
Fall - August 1
Spring - January 1
To be considered for admission, applicants must provide the following:
- Completed graduate application. This application is for students who want to pursue a Master’s degree, certificate, or take courses as a non-degree seeking student. The graduate application fee is waived for graduates of Edgewood College and for veterans.
- Official transcripts reflecting completion of a baccalaureate or more advanced degree from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application. *If your GPA does not meet the minimum 2.5, please contact the admissions counselor for further consultation. Exceptions may be made in certain circumstances.
- Contact information for two college or university professors, supervisors, and/or professional colleagues who can speak to your potential for success
- A written statement explaining what you hope to gain from your participation in the program, what you bring to the program, and how specific background experiences will aid in your success as a student.
The GRE/GMAT is not required.
Whether you're pursuing a career in consulting, human resources or mid-level management in just about any organization, the Master of Science in the Organizational Leadership and Change (OLC) program teaches you to create engaging work environments, build strong effective teams, and empower your employees to be the best they can be. Our curriculum gives you a deep understanding of any business' greatest asset; its people.
Students and graduates of the OLC program lead positive growth in a variety of fields throughout Wisconsin and in some of the top companies in Madison, including American Family Insurance, TDS and the city of Madison. Sample careers include:
Chelsey_EmmettI am very much enjoying this program! I was a tad worried about starting off with an online course but I have had an awesome experience. The instructor did a great job with engaging everyone. He has also been so accessible and great with communication that I haven't felt the disconnect I imagined. It's so exciting to see how quickly and easily the material is related to my current position. I'm already bringing new ideas to the table that are working. My experience has been fantastic!Chelsey Emmett, MS-Organizational Leadership & Change