"The applicability of the coursework to what I was doing with coworkers at the bank was phenomenal."
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Why Should I Earn an Organizational Leadership Degree?
Gain Fresh Skills
Propel your career with a degree that prepares you for the job you want. Take courses that develop your high-level leadership and strategic planning skills in important areas like ethics, systems thinking, and social context.
Grow for a Promotion
No matter what industry you currently work in — or where you aspire to be — this degree will prepare you to be an agile leader. You’ll be equipped for positions in senior management, non-profit administration, or to be on a board of directors.
Why Study Organizational Leadership at BVU?
Learn Completely Online
Earn your master’s in organizational leadership at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the supportive BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.
Join a Welcoming Community.
Share Remarkable Experiences.
One of the things I firmly believe in is that a good leader should be the leader their follower needs. The more I can learn the more I can adapt. A truly successful leader is fluid and must adjust to meet followers where they need to be. Dr. Mary Gill (Organizational Leadership program director) pushed me to do better than I thought I could. She and other faculty helped me stay motivated and focused.
Courses & Application Requirements
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Courses
- GRAD 500 Essentials of Graduate Study
- ORGL 504 History and Theory of Leadership Studies
- ORGL 506 Managing Team Leadership
- ORGL 508 Leading Across Boundaries
- ORGL 510 Leading with a Systems Thinking Mindset
- ORGL 514 Decision Making for Leadership Development
- ORGL 520 Maximizing Ethical Leadership
- ORGL 522 Leadership in Social Contexts
- ORGL 540 Leading Organizational Change
- ORGL 550 Consulting Capstone in Leadership or ORGL 555 Executive Leadership Internship
- Application Requirements
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from a professional or academic source equipped to speak to the candidate’s preparation for graduate study.
- Submission of an autobiographical essay answering the following: In a response of no more than 400 words, detail the importance of the master of arts in organizational leadership to your career, professional, and/or personal growth path. The autobiographies or essays will be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Official transcripts, from any institution attended as well as any graduate transcripts, sent directly to:
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BVU does not require students to take the GRE for admission — saving you time and money.
Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program
With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your special education, teaching English as a second language, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree.