Master of Science in Management - Organizational Leadership and Change Concentration

Effective April 3, 2018, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs Campus.

The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Change (MSM-OLC) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Aurora campus. The program includes 28 credit hours devoted to the management core and 20 credit hours for the organizational leadership and change concentration.

In this degree program, students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in organizational leadership theory, research, strategy, and methodology. The program emphasizes self-awareness as manager/leader in small groups, complex organizations, and organizational change in multicultural contexts. While this program is strongly grounded in organizational, strategic, and change management theory, the curriculum is focused on practical, growth-oriented activities to promote educational relevance and applicability in today’s challenging business and institutional environments. The degree program is designed for those who wish to broaden and expand on their experience in organizational leadership and change management.


This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

Program Accreditation and Alignments

The OLC concentration was developed to align with the Organizational Development Network (OD Network).


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 Program Learning Outcomes

  • Lead, communicate, and direct technical business initiatives and day-to-day operations
  • Analyze, develop, and implement strategies for improving business processes and operations
  • Integrate Research and Development, marketing, production, and finance strategies
  • Apply project management practices to projects and initiatives

MSM-OLC Concentration Learning Outcomes

  • 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


  • Virtual Campus

Area of Study

  • Business & Management

Degree Level

  • Master