Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Ethics

The Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics (MSOLE) is designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles within organizations in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. While varied in structure and mission, most organizations seek leaders who possess such qualities as:

  • a vision which is ethically and morally responsible
  • an understanding of the complex problems faced by organizations in a global economy
  • the ability to achieve solutions consistent with the organization’s mission and core values
  • the ability to motivate individuals and groups to work toward a common goal
  • the ability to introduce and implement organizational changes successfully
  • the ability to effectively and ethically represent the organization and its stakeholders
The MSOLE program provides the means by which individuals may discover and refine these and other qualities required for ethical leadership. This unique program encourages students to integrate and synthesize dynamic models of leadership, ethics and social responsibility with their own practical experience.
Active learning is the cornerstone of MSOLE, with a focus on small-group interaction, discussions, presentations, research, roleplays and case studies. The knowledge and skills acquired in this innovative program culminate in a two-part action research project. In the first phase students identify, research and analyze an organizational issue or opportunity. During the second phase, students propose an action plan to initiate appropriate change indicated by their analysis.

Who are MSOLE students?

  • Experienced managers, consultants and professionals, in for-profit and non-profit organizations who want to develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective ethical leaders
  • Individuals who aspire to become effective change agents
  • Individuals who currently have or are about to assume responsibility for leading others in a global environment
  • Individuals seeking greater meaning and satisfaction in the professonal experience

Delivery Method

The MSOLE program is a cohort program, delivered in seven-week sessions, 3.5 class hours per week, two seven-week sessions per term, three terms per year. This enables students who take consecutive courses to complete the 36-hour course requirement in two calendar years. Students progress through the curriculum as part of an intact learning community