Climb the ranks in your organization while benefitting your company and your career.

Take your leadership to the next level with an online master’s in organizational leadership. Build on your experience in strategic thinking, problem-solving, and motivational leadership in this hybrid-format organizational leadership degree program. If you need a degree program that teaches you how to tackle business challenges while you refine your organizational leadership career aspirations, then Cumberlands is the place.

A Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is designed to help professionals like you navigate entry into (or advancement within) an organization, fulfilling leadership roles with excellence. Coursework examines all facets of organizational leadership, from human resource management to operational strategy.

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

The online master’s in organizational leadership degree program at University of the Cumberlands is designed to equip professionals to advance in – or take on the new challenges of – a leadership role within their organization.

This MS degree curriculum enhances foundational organizational leadership theory and methodology by exploring specialized areas of leadership, as well as a deep understanding of approaches to leadership in different organizational settings – private, public, for-profit, and non-profit. 

Course Requirements

LEAD 530    Foundations of Organizational Leadership 

LEAD 531    Introduction to Non-Profit Management 

LEAD 532    Research Methods and Analysis 

LEAD 639    Organizational Leadership Capstone  

BADM 532    Organizational Behavior 

BADM 632    Advanced Human Resource Management 

BADM 631    Managing in a Global Environment 

BADM 645    Strategic Leadership 

LEAD 699    Applied Practical Learning* or INTR 599 ** (1 credit hour) 

*All online students who are seeking to earn a degree in Master of Science in Organizational Leadership must take this course in lieu of INTR 599 in addition to meeting all program degree requirements.

**The Department of Computer and Information Sciences, the School of Business, and the Leadership graduate (Master's and Doctorate) executive format programs have an applied learning component (internship/practicum) that is an essential part of the established curriculum. Due to the applied learning component required for the degree program, executive format students must enroll in INTR every term of enrollment. 

Choose 2 of the following courses:

ADOL 655     Team Leadership 

EDOL 631    Advanced Human Behavior

CROL 677    Applied Leadership

ITS 630         Organization Leadership and Decision Making  

ITS 631         Operation Excellence 

HHP 537       Coaching and Fitness Leadership

HHP 631       Advanced Coaching and Fitness Leadership

MMOL 634    Christian Leadership Development 

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Mission & Goals

This program aims to prepare you for academic and organizational leadership roles by providing valuable, cutting-edge knowledge and skills. The degree empowers you to meet the demands of businesses, communities, and education systems.

Examine major theories and utilize advanced knowledge of organizational leadership
Integrate their findings from the major theories and concepts in leadership to inform organizational decision-making.
Strengthen critical thinking skills to evaluate information, solve problems, and make sound ethical decisions
Demonstrate advanced research, analytical, and communication skills necessary for professional organizational decision-making.
Demonstrate public service and ethical leadership in professional and community settings.
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Leadership Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top Executive: $100,090

Top Executive: $100,090

Top executives plan strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals.

Management Analyst: $95,290

Management Analyst: $95,290

Management analysts recommend ways to improve an organization’s efficiency.

University Administrator: $99,940

University Administrator: $99,940

Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities.

Training and Development Specialist: $63,080

Training and Development Specialist: $63,080

Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that improve the skills and knowledge of their employees.

Marketing Manager: $138,730

Marketing Manager: $138,730

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services.

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project.

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Common Questions

The online master’s in organizational leadership program at University of the Cumberlands is designed to equip professionals to advance in or take on the challenges of a leadership role within their organization.

With the program being offered in a 100% online format, students can develop organizational leadership approaches for public, private, for-profit, and non-profit settings -- all while they're at home or on-the-go, and all on their own schedule. Classroom theory is enhanced through applied opportunities, including an Organizational Leadership Capstone course and an Applied Learning Practicum. 

As the organizational leadership landscape continues to grow in new directions, a master’s program could help you grow along with it. If you want to be a successful and effective leader in your organization, you need to be able to:

  • Exhibit advanced analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate an ethical leadership approach  
  • Apply an advanced understanding of organizational leadership theory in the field
  • Effectively navigate leadership within a variety of organizational settings  

With this organizational leadership program, you’ll develop advanced skills in all of that and more.

With an MS in Organizational Leadership, you can have a meaningful impact on the daily operations and long-range initiatives and goals of your organization in a variety of job roles. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 189,200 new top executives will be added over the next decade. Additionally, this job field offers a lucrative median salary of $98,980.  

The organizational leadership career path offers great flexibility, whether you aspire to general leadership or a more specialized role. An online MS degree in organizational leadership can equip you to serve in a number of areas, including sustainability, social responsibility, operations, diversity, and much more!  

All programs at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation – and we even include free textbooks through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid page.

Each course lasts eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). Many classes are asynchronous, meaning there is no set login time; you can work on schoolwork whenever you find time. Cumberlands provides free rental textbooks to online students as part of its One Price Promise. 

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Faculty Experts

Find out more about the caring and experienced faculty at Cumberlands.

Dr. Greg Isaak Voykhansky

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PhD Leadership

Dr. Greg Isaak Voykhansky

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greg.voykhansky [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Krista Mann

Adjunct Professor
PhD Leadership

Dr. Krista Mann

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krista.mann [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Aric Schadler

Adjunct Professor
PhD Leadership

Dr. Aric Schadler

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aric.schadler [at] ucumberlands.edu
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