Master of Science in Management - Organizational Leadership and Change Concentration

The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Change (MSM-OLC) degree program is well suited for individuals who are intending to be or are managers or scholar-practitioners. Graduates acquire knowledge and skills in organizational leadership (OL) theory, research, strategy, and methodology. The graduates can apply these competencies as managers, consultants, or leaders in the public, private, NGO, and non-profit sectors. The program emphasizes self-awareness as manager/leader in small groups, complex organizations, and organizational change in multicultural contexts. The degree program is designed for those who wish to broaden and expand on their experience in organizational leadership and change management, either as line managers or change consultants, as well as those making a transition into the profession.

The Organizational Leadership and Change concentration develops skills and competencies in organizational leaders who seek to improve organizational effectiveness, enhance decision making, advance leadership skills, and develop analysis and research expertise. While this program is strongly grounded in organizational, strategic, and change management theory, the curriculum is focused on practical, growth-oriented activities to ensure educational relevance and applicability in today's challenging business and institutional environments. Strong theory-to-practice models ensure that students will acquire advanced research competencies, the ability to manage change effectively, and improve the performance and effectiveness of their organizations.


MSM Program prepares the student to:

  • Evaluate the appropriate leadership and management actions needed across disciplines and in various global environments
  • Synthesize theory and practice in day-to-day managerial decision making and organizational change
  • Apply appropriate strategic, technical, operational, and ethical principles to solve organizational challenges and meet organizational goals and objectives.

MSM- OLC program competencies:

  • Analyze and apply leadership roles and responsibilities.
  • Discuss organizational behavior as it relates to the team development process
  • Examine the impact of changing strategies on business operations

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

FINC615Applied Managerial Finance


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


IT600IT Management


MGMT604Organizational Behavior


MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments


MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing


PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations


Total Credit Hours:28

Courses: Concentration

MGMT671Introduction to Organizational Leadership and Change


MGMT672Strategic Change Management


MGMT673Foundation of Organizational Design


MGMT675Leadership and Organizational Power


MGMT659Management Capstone


Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 48


  • Colorado Springs
  • Virtual Campus

Area of Study

  • Business & Management