Graduate Catalog: 2020-21

Organizational Leadership MOL

The Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership offers an online Masters 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 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 Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership 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

Masters of Organizational Leadership with Concentrations requires 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours in Core Courses and 12 credit hours in the selected concentration (Healthcare, Services, Nonprofit, For-Profit, Higher Education)

Program of Studies

  • 27 MOL core hours: BUS 555, BUS 573, BUS 580, BUS 586, MGMT 584,   ORGL 517, ORGL 533, ORGL 537, ORGL 590
  • Concentrations of nine (9) hours:
    • Business Process Management: BUS 531, BUS 538, BUS 539
    • Environmental Health: EHS 525, EHS 535, EHS 545
    • General: BUS 586 and any two concentration course electives
    • Healthcare Management: MKT 540 or MHA 580, MHA 566, BUS 531
    • Healthcare Operations: MHA 580, MHA 585, MHA 590
    • Healthcare Services: MHA 520, MHA 560, MHA 575
    • Higher Education Administration: BUS 510, BUS 558, BUS 564
    • International Business and Economics: BUS 562, BUS 574, BUS 582
    • Management Information Systems: MGMT 540, MGMT 545, MGMT 550
    • Marketing: MKT 550, MKT 570, MKT 580
    • Nonprofit Organizational Management: BUS 561, BUS 563, BUS 564
    • Sustainability: EHS 550, EHS 555, EHS 560

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.