Sep 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Leadership & Organizational Change

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The Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Change transforms adult students into enlightened leaders. In-class and online instruction, combined with team activities prepares students to lead change at firms and institutions during tumultuous environments, drive innovation, and better meet current and future challenges. This program is designed for working professionals with two or more years of experience beyond their undergraduate degree. 

Cohort Instructional Model

The program is a 24 month/six semester cohort program that begins each fall. Each three-credit hour course includes 30 hours of in-class instruction and 15 hours of online instruction. Each course includes two 15-hour weekends per semester.

Students take all courses together following the same sequence throughout the program. The cohort model enables collaboration with other cohort members and reinforces leadership experiential learning within a team environment. 

Program Director
Mark F. Weber, MBA
(585) 831-2395

Entry Requirements

1. Complete On-Line Application
2. Completion of the professional statement as described in the application
3. Official transcripts from all colleges attended

  • Applicant must have completed, or will be completing, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative index of 3.0 and “B” average in the major field by the start date of the desired fall start term.
  • An applicant, who does not meet these grade point average expectations, must address them in his/her professional statement; please see the Professional Statement section of the admissions application for further information.

4. Two years of related employment.
5. Two letters of recommendation
6. Interview with the program director
7. Resume

Applications Deadlines

Fall term only:
Rolling admission leading up to the desired fall start term

Student Learning Outcomes

   Students will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the components of transformative leadership;
  • the knowledge and use of team building and collaborative behaviors in a team setting;
  • self-awareness and self-management skills;
  • the skill to conceptualize a complex issue into an effective oral pressentation.

Program Requirements

Semester Course Credits
Fall (Year 1) LOC 510 Leadership Assessment & Development 3
  LOC 520 Team & Conflict Management 3
Spring (Year 1) LOC 530 Leadership & Decision-Making Analytics   3
  LOC 540 Creaating High Performance Organizations 3
Summer (Year 1) LOC 550 Public Engagement Practicum 3
Fall (Year 2) LOC 560 Organizational Strategy & Systems Thinking   3
  LOC 570 Organizational Consultation 3
Spring (Year 2) LOC580 Leading Organizational Change  3
  LOC 590 Virtuous & Purpose-Driven Leadership 3
Summer (Year 2) LOC 600 Individual Graduating Project 3

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