Graduate Catalog: 2021-22

Organizational Leadership MOL

The College of Adult and Distance Education offers an online Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) which can be completed in 12 to 24 months. The MOL is an immersive program with a qualitative business focus utilizing theoretical, case based, and problem-solving methodologies that enables personal and professional transformation. The program is 36 hours with 27 hours of core MOL courses and nine hours of concentration courses.

The concentration is student selected, however the core MOL courses are mandatory and program specific. Focusing on business leadership and strategic planning theories, business ethics, and personal values-based decision making, you will study the real-world issues that impact the business environment while building leadership skills and learning valuable team building proficiency. The MOL has a qualitative focused, leadership theory-based core centered around the four pillars of leadership theory: Leading Change, Organizational Culture and Behavior, Organizational Leadership, and Strategic Leadership.

Many different industries are experiencing dynamic changes and reliable growth and professionals need the leadership knowledge and skills to stay competitive in the marketplace. The MOL draws on expertise of the leadership experienced faculty and the College of Adult and Distance Education to support professionals from a variety of fields in their leadership development. USF uniquely prepares students in the theories that inform students of the issues and best practices in their respective field plus practical experiences that create more effective leaders.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students classify and apply prominent and current leadership styles and models.
  • Students demonstrate awareness and communications skills in the management of diversity and the inclusive workplace.
  • Students analyze components of a strategic plan.
  • Students synthesize current leadership literature to support best practices in the leadership development process.
  • Students analyze change management in organizations.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Organizational Leadership with Concentrations requires 36 credit hours.

Program of Studies

  • 27 MOL core hours: BUS 555, BUS 573, ORGL 580, ORGL 586, MGMT 584, ORGL 517, ORGL 533, ORGL 537, ORGL 590
  • Concentrations of nine (9) hours:
    • Corporate Social Responsibility: BUS 567, BUS 577, SUS 535
    • Economics: ECON 570, ECON 575, ECON 580
    • General: Any three concentration course electives
    • Healthcare Management: MHA 580, MHA 561, MHA 595
    • Healthcare Operations: MGMT 555, MHA 585, MHA 590
    • Higher Education Administration: BUS 510, BUS 558, BUS 568
    • Human Resource Management: BUS 531, BUS 533, BUS 576
    • Marketing: MKT 550, MKT 570, MKT 580
    • Non-Profit Organizational Management: BUS 559, BUS 563, BUS 583
    • Operations Management: BUS 538, BUS 539, MGMT 560
    • Supply Chain Management: BUS 584, BUS 587, MGMT 555

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MOL program must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • If the cumulative GPA is below 2.75, applicants must complete directed essay questions which will be reviewed by the Business Graduate Admission Council for admission consideration.
  • If the bachelor’s degree was from a non-regionally accredited institution, the applicant must take the GMAT or GRE for admission consideration. GMAT scores of 500 or GRE scores of 300 or above are required for admission.

To apply for the MOL students must:

  • Submit online application for admission
  • Submit official transcript(s) for most recent bachelor or graduate degree conferred
  • Transcripts are official only if sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the registrar of the institution attended.
  • Submit a current resume

Note: Transcripts will be evaluated for evidence of basic knowledge of Common Professional Competencies.  Based on this review, completion of appropriate course pre-requisites may be required.