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Executive Master’s in Data Science at University of the Cumberlands

Executive Master’s in Organizational Leadership

Take your leadership to the next level with an executive master’s degree in organizational leadership. Build on your experience in strategic thinking, problem-solving and motivational leadership in this executive degree program. Learn to tackle near and far-horizon business challenges while you refine your organizational leadership career aspirations. 

What to expect from an Executive Master's in Organizational Leadership

An Executive MS in Organizational Leadership is designed to help professionals navigate entry or advancement within an organization at a leadership level. Coursework examinees all facets of organizational leadership—from human resource management to operational strategy. With this hybrid program, you’ll develop advanced skills in:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving 
  • Team leadership 
  • Analytical thinking and decision-making
  • Ethical leadership 
  • And more

Offered in an executive format program blending online and onsite study, students can develop organizational leadership approaches for public, private, for-profit, and non-profit settings. Classroom theory is enhanced through applied opportunities, including an Organizational Leadership Capstone course and an Applied Learning Practicum. 

What Can I do with an Executive Master's in Organizational Leadership?

With an Executive MS in Organizational Leadership, you can have a meaningful impact on the daily operations and long-range initiatives and goals of your organization in a variety of job roles. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 189,200 new top executives will be added over the next decade. Additionally, this job field offers a lucrative median salary of $98,980.  

The organizational leadership career path offers great flexibility, whether you aspire to general leadership or a more specialized role. An Executive MS degree in organizational leadership can equip you to serve in a number of areas, including sustainability, social responsibility, operations, diversity, and much more!  

Hybrid Degree Options for Organizational Leadership

The hybrid format executive master’s in organizational leadership is a variation of our fully online program that includes a mandatory three-day weekend residency session each semester. It’s ideal for working professionals who want a program that works with their busy schedule but isn't completely online. The executive organizational leadership master’s program would also work for an international student with an F1 visa and a CPT/OPT component to their degree.

The 31-credit program requires 25 credit hours in core subjects such as Foundations of Organizational Leadership, Research Methods and Analysis, and Strategic Leadership and six credit hours for both elective theory and practicum Capstone courses.

Classes are scheduled in two eight-week sessions and 16-week sessions during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Full-time degree candidates typically take one or two classes per bi-term, a total of 6-9 hours per semester. With the recommended course rotation, a full-time student could complete the program in 12 months (three semesters). 

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Career Outcomes

The executive master’s in organizational leadership degree program at University of the Cumberlands is designed to equip professionals to advance in or take on the challenges of a leadership role within their organization.

This Executive MS degree curriculum enhances foundational organizational leadership theory and methodology with an exploration of more specialized areas of leadership, as well as a deep understanding of approaches to leadership in different organizational settings — private, public, for-profit, and non-profit; all in an hybrid learning environment.

Graduates of this program are prepared to:

  • Exhibit advanced analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate an ethical leadership approach  
  • Apply an advanced understanding of organizational leadership theory in the field
  • Effectively navigate leadership within a variety of organizational settings 

As the organizational leadership landscape continues to grow in new directions, a master’s program could help you grow along with it. If you’re ready to achieve more in the organizational leadership field, we’re here to help you plan your next steps.

Residency & Class Attendance Policy
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. You must attend each session in full to receive credit. If you miss any part of the session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. No exceptions. If you miss a single class session, you may make it up at the end of the semester and be required to pay a make-up fee. Missing more than one residency session will result in dismissal from the University.

Explore your leadership potential in business and computer sciences with your Executive Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. To learn more about any of our executive programs call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form below for more information.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

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