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Grow and Adapt to Become a Global Business Leader

Change is good...if you’re ready for it. The leaders of today and tomorrow’s global economy will be the managers who know how to both plan for growth, and take advantage of the unexpected opportunities that come with it.

CSU Global’s graduate specialization in organizational leadership and change management is designed to empower mid-to-senior-level managers. Graduates with this unique specialization will have the knowledge and skills to effectively manage corporate growth, and the constant change we see in today’s fast-paced, global business world.

Coursework includes topics like the following:

Advanced theories of leadership and decision making

Effective change management

Power structure impact of an organization



This graduate specialization consists of four, upper-division, online courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • ORG525 Decision Theory in a Global Marketplace
    In this course, students will analyze the roles of leaders and managers in decision making. In the context of organizational theories of behavior and leadership, students consider how decision and choice theory are applied in global organizational settings. Students also learn to apply practical problem solving and conflict management skills through decision-making tools and leadership approaches.
  • ORG521 Managing Dynamic Environments
    In this course, students will examine the factors and theories of effective change leadership. Students learn strategies, structures, and techniques for facilitating organizational change for competitive success in today's dynamic business environment.
  • ORG515 Dynamics of Power in Organizations
    Focus on the influence of power in the organization. Examine the role of leadership and human behavior related to power issues encountered in organizations. Consider the positive and negative outcomes of the influence of power as a leader, manager, and team member.
  • ORG561 Examination of Modern Leadership
    In this course, students learn the skills and insights to be effective leaders and contributors in the creation and evolution of successful organizations. Students examine relevant readings, case studies, and research to analyze today’s successful companies. Additionally, students determine key factors involved in sustaining organizations.


A specialization in Organizational Leadership and Change Management pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider a Graduate Specialization

Customize your master’s degree with a specialization that fits your professional aspirations and personal ambitions. Just add four additional, upper-division courses to your degree program, and gain skills in a related subject that complements your degree. Much like a minor, or degree concentration, a graduate specialization allows you the opportunity to examine an additional area of interest. Add a specialization to your master’s degree to showcase career-specific skills that meet your professional goals.

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