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MA in Organizational Leadership curriculum overview:

Provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills that can be applied to business, government, nonprofit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, communication, creativity and innovation, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills. Students will not only grow as professionals through action-based learning, but they also make a positive impact on their communities and workplaces through a practical application of cumulative skills.

The program is intended for currently working adults. Consequently, program delivery is flexible with courses being offered online and as hybrid courses at WOU’s Salem site. .The program draws on WOU’s learning management system (Moodle) for all flexible format course delivery (including face-to-face), including instructional and curriculum design support from WOU’s Center for Academic Innovation.  In addition, WOU’s electronic library resources will be central to providing access to students who may spend relatively little time on WOU’s main campus. 

Your plan of study:

Once admitted to MA in Organizational Leadership , you will work with an advisor to plan the courses you will take and how you will complete the academic requirements of the program. By filing this Program Plan, you have a road map for completing your degree and clarity on what to expect.

Courses for the MA in Organizational Leadership

The Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership degree consists of 45 credit hours of approved graduate-level courses. The degree has four areas:

  1. Fundamental Skills (3)

  2. Adaptive Leadership (15)

  3. Enabling Leadership (15)

  4. Executive Leadership (12) includes exit requirements

Core Courses


Total Credits: 45

Program Design

The course work within the Organizational Leadership master’s degree program is embedded primarily within three certificate programs: An Adaptive Leadership Certificate, an Enabling Leadership Certificate, and an Executive Leadership Certificate. Conferral of the master’s degree requires students must complete the course work for all three certificates complete plus a professional writing and research course. The exit requirement for the master’s degree is embedded withing the Executive Leadership Certificate requirements. Qualified students may earn the certificates as either part of the master’s degree program or as standalone certificates.

The standalone Adaptive Leadership Certificate equips leaders with the knowledge and competencies needed to lead effectively within complex adaptive systems (teams). The certificate curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies to learn, adapt, collaborate, and innovate while working with diverse team members. Students earn the certificate by completing the Adaptive Leadership core courses.

The standalone Enabling Leadership Certificate equips leaders with the knowledge and competencies needed to effectively lead multiple teams within an organization. The certificate curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies to lead change; lead people; and build coalitions. Students earn the certificate by completing the Enabling Leadership core and elective courses.

The standalone Executive Leadership Certificate equips students with the critical capabilities and skills needed to assume top-level leadership positions. The certificate curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies to plan; build vision; drive results; manage crises and establish organizational strategy. Students earn the certificate by completing the Executive Leadership core and elective courses.

CONTACT US:

If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Amber Deets at deetsa@wou.edu or 503-838-8492