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Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Build the skills and knowledge today’s leaders need.

Develop the leadership skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a dynamic leader in the Johns Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program. You will learn practical, broadly transferable leadership skills that can be applied at any organizational level to inspire people and move organizations forward.

Program Outcomes

This career-advancing degree teaches you the skills you need to solve practical problems, communicate successfully, and practice ethically as an organizational leader.

Upon graduation, you will have the skills to:

  • Apply research and analytical proficiencies to solve complex problems
  • Lead at the intersection of strategy, execution, and creativity
  • Develop and apply ethical principles
  • Evaluate professional frameworks
  • Design, develop, and communicate strategic plans
  • Compare and contrast industry standards and techniques
  • Possess a special and interdisciplinary understanding of leadership and individual and group dynamics
  • Apply a broad perspective informed by academic areas that include philosophy, history, sociology, economics, and political science

You will graduate prepared with the education and credentials to:

  • Succeed in leadership positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations across all industries
  • Further your study in the Organizational Leadership field
  • Join a professional community of organizational leaders


Students can complete this flexible, part-time 10-course program 100% online. The program’s foundation is its core leadership-focused curriculum including required courses in:

  • Ethics, Integrity, and the Responsibility of Leaders
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Team Building: Individual and Group Dynamics
  • Project Management: Leading Projects to Successful Outcome
  • Organizational Development and Innovation
  • Strategic Planning for Leaders
  • Crisis Mitigation
  • Capstone: Current Issues in Leadership

In addition, you will have the opportunity to select one additional elective from the following:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Institutional Fundraising: Raising Maximum Dollars from Government Agencies, Corporations, and Foundations
  • Leadership: A developmental Process

Career Path Options

You will graduate ready for roles that include:

  • General and Operations Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Education Administrator
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialist
  • Director of Talent Development
  • Executive Coach
  • School Principal
  • Sales Manager
  • Public Health Administrator

Whatever your industry and career goals, this degree gives you the critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, ethics, and practical skills you need to be an effective leader.

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