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The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree program is designed to prepare students in the interpersonal skills central to broad management duties across a range of industries and disciplines. The program is designed to develop analytical and critical thinking skills that are actionable in the specific context of the employee/graduate, with emphasis on the ability to maximize the contribution of the team members, individually and collectively, toward the mission of the organization.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Outcome One: Analysis and Integration
Evaluate theoretical and practical aspects of organizational leadership to develop innovative strategies based on best practices that help achieve operational and strategic goals.
Program Outcome Two: Ethics
Apply ethical and legal principles to the leadership functions of a business setting.
Program Outcome Three: Communication
Design and execute employee communication plans toward expressed business or organizational goals.
Program Outcome Four: Management
Evaluate the skills and capabilities of individuals relative to specific organizational settings and provide counsel where organizational systems and processes are inconsistent with competencies of the existing workforce.
Program Outcome Five: Leadership
Demonstrate the value-added contribution of leadership actions and practices to the organization and to the surrounding business environment.
Admission requirements for the MSOL degree program are as follows:
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the dean of the Graduate School of Business and Management, or an appropriately certified foreign institution
- A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
- 2.7 GPA for the bachelor’s degree, or
- 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or
- Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor’s degree. Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 38 weeks. Admission between 2.0 and 2.7 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student’s academic file.
- A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy .”
An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
- Completed Application for Admission Form.
- If the basis of admission is an earned bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0), an official transcript from the degree granting institution.
- If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended during the 60 hours of study.
Applications to Multiple Campuses
Applicants who are undecided with respect to the location they wish to attend should submit an application and full set of application materials to their location of first choice. Applicants who are accepted into their location of first choice and who, prior to beginning the program, determine they want to complete the same program at a different location, should notify the initial location of record of that intent. Provided that the same program is available, all previous approvals and credit hours accepted will remain in force. If an individual requests to change programs, he or she will need to meet all admission requirements of the new program.
Students enrolled in the MSOL degree program are eligible for graduation when the following requirements are met:
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements in the program of study.
- A minimum GPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) and a grade of “B-” or better in all courses.
- Completion of these requirements within five years of matriculation into the program.
- A completed Petition to Graduate Form submitted to campus administration.
Students enrolled in the MSOL degree program are required to successfully complete 30 credit hours distributed as follows: core requirements, 12 credit hours; specialty area requirements, 18 credit hours.