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Masters in Organizational Leadership

Grand View’s online Master’s in Organizational Leadership degree prepares strong leaders for successful careers. You’ll be equipped to contribute innovative strategies and new perspectives to your organization. This program is the best option for students looking to develop skills they can put to work immediately in a variety of organizational settings.

Why Grand View?

  • It's a degree you can finish while you keep your current job and a degree you can use. 
  • Online courses structured for working professionals.
  • Only 30 credits (21 month completion for most students)
  • Suitable for leaders in business, nonprofits, military and government, as well as entrepreneurial endeavors
  • Courses start every eight weeks - jump in when it's convenient for you
  • Spend three days on campus for a leadership development seminar with professional mentors (or complete the seminar online)

Course Requirements

Krumm Business Center

Named after college benefactor and former Maytag CEO, Daniel J. Krumm, this academic building houses general-purpose classrooms for business students, a large lecture hall, computer lab for all students, and faculty/staff offices.The university's information technology department is also based out of the Krumm Center.

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Application Requirements

We accept applications on a rolling basis and classes start every 8 weeks. Please note that the admissions team will not review an application until it is completed with all of its supporting documents, which include:

  • Application for admission (includes a $40 application fee)
  • Two references (one personal and one professional)
  • No GRE/GMAT scores required
  • Two years of full-time employment or approval of the Council of Graduate Studies
  • GPA of 3.0 (students below 3.0 will be considered for provisional acceptance)
  • A cover letter that addresses interest in the program, career goals and contributions to the program
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Which Path Is Right for You?

When considering a graduate program in business, you have several options that may fit your career goals and personal aspirations. The information below will help you compare GV's Organizational Leader to choices in advanced business education available at other institutions.

MS in Organizational Leadership
  • Offered at Grand View University. 
  • The MSOL prepares graduates for mid-level managerial roles or organizational leader roles in private as well as public organizations.
  • Program of study emphasizes leadership, decision-making, evidence-based management, practice of managing and changing people and organizations, and promoting positive growth in the context of dynamic organizations. Curriculum blends theory and application via casework, professional articles and team projects.
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Not offered at Grand View, but many other universities have the program available.
  • The MBA prepares graduates for mid-level managerial roles within a private organization.
  • Program of study includes significant quantitative components, including economics and finance, as well as exposure to multiple functions within business. Frequently case driven, MBA programs blend the various functions of business through discussion and decision-making simulations.
Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
  • Not offered at Grand View, but some other universities include it in their graduate course options.
  • The MPA prepares graduates for mid-level managerial roles within public and non-profit organizations.
  • Program of study includes management and operations within the context of governmental or nonprofit organizations. Greater emphasis on diversity, ethics, policy making and influencing societal goals.
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