May 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. Only one weekend per month.

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, M.B.A.
(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

  • Applicants must have completed, or will be completing, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative index of 2.75 or above in the major field by the start date of the desired fall start term.
  • Applicants who do not meet these grade point average expectations must address them in their 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:

  • recognize the basic components to transform themselves into a leader;
  • demonstrate the knowledge and use of team building and collaborative behaviors in a team setting;
  • differentiate the value of developing a strategy versus making tactical decisions;
  • execute implementing data analystics into a presentation.

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 Creating 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) LOC 580 Leading Organizational Change  3
  LOC 590 Virtuous & Purpose-Driven Leadership 3
Summer (Year 2) LOC 600 Individual Graduating Project 3

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