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online organizational leadership


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


An online master’s in organizational leadership is designed to help professionals navigate entry or advancement within an organization at a leadership level. Organizational leadership degree courses examine all facets of organizational leadership—from human resource management to operational strategy. You’ll develop advanced skills in:

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

Offered as a fully online or an executive format program blending online and on-site study, the master’s in organizational leadership program offers students the opportunity to 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. 

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With an online master’s 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 MS degree in organizational leadership can equip you to serve in a number of areas, including sustainability, social responsibility, operations, diversity, and much more! 


Earning an MS in Organizational Leadership requires a commitment of time and energy and as a leader, you understand how important this kind of commitment can be to a successful future—for an organization or your own. With this in mind, here are just a few advantages of earning your master’s degree in organizational leadership: 

Higher salary

  • As you move into or forward in your leadership career within your organization, a master’s degree can help you pursue more lucrative roles or command a higher salary in your current role. 

Career opportunity

  • With an MS in organizational leadership, you can take on leadership challenges in your current role or organization or open up your career to an entirely new opportunity beyond your company or even industry.  

Advanced skillset

  • Investing in your leadership education can help you strengthen your impact on your organization and the long-term success of your career.

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The online 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 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. 

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 

Core Courses – 25 Hours   

Elective Courses -  Select Two Courses - 6 Hours

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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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Admission Requirements

Admission to our University is very competitive as well as selective and we review each application by the same standards.

  • Application and Application fee
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit official transcripts from all applicable colleges/universities attended; must be received directly from the issuing college or university.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Any international course work completed must have official transcript evaluations completed and submitted to the University by the evaluation firm. Evaluations MUST include GPA for admission.
    Approved Evaluation Firms are:
    • World Education Services (WES)
    • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
    • International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
    • Educational Perspectives (EP)
    • SpanTran
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a report from Duolingo. This requirement is waived for students who have completed bachelor’s or master’s level coursework in the U.S. at an accredited institution. The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are: 
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) - 550 
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) - 79 
    • IELTS - 6
    • Duolingo - 100

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

University of the Cumberlands
Graduate & Online Admissions

649 S. 10th Street Suite C
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone 606.539.4390
Toll Free 855.791.7199

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Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

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