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Accelerated Online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Executive Express PathNew Program - Enroll Today!

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This program will be offered in the Fall, 2019 trimester

Learn with executive-level professionals on an accelerated degree path created just for you.

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If you’re a talented organizational leader looking to advance quickly to the next level of your career, this might be the degree for you.

CSU-Global’s online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Executive Express Path was created for a certain type of business leaders: those who view challenges as learning experiences, who never feel like there is enough time but are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for success -- leaders who demand high performance from themselves and those around them.

If this sounds like you, then now is the time to enroll in this exclusive express master’s degree. The Executive Express Path MSOL offers the following:

Learn From Industry Professionals
Exclusive interviews and course content from faculty and external business leaders currently excelling in their field.

Network with Leadership Peers
Cohorts will move through the courses as a leadership team.

Accelerated Six-Week Courses

Concierge Support

Digital Reading Materials

Is the Executive Express Path Online Organizational Leadership Degree Right for You?

In order to be admitted into the program, you must...

3.25 Minimum GPA 5 Yrs Leadership experience SOI Statement of Intent LOR Letter of Recommendation Tech: Webcam & Mic

Contact an Enrollment Counselor to learn more about these admissions requirements and complete your application.


The CSU-Global Master in Organizational Leadership - Executive Express Path provides current, relevant, and experiential learning to improve graduate-level leaders’ competencies in leadership, organizational knowledge, relationship-building, and self-awareness.

Leadership competencies focus on...

  • Ethical decision-making.
  • Influencing skills.
  • Leading change.
  • Leveraging diversity.
  • Being service-minded.
  • Team-building.
  • Visioning.

Organizational knowledge targets...

  • Executive decision-making.
  • Leading change.
  • Leveraging diversity.
  • Organizational culture.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Systems thinking.
  • Visioning.

Relationship-building accentuates...

  • Effective communication.
  • Ethical decision-making.
  • Influencing skills.
  • Leveraging diversity.
  • Being service-minded.
  • Social intelligence.
  • Team building.

Self-awareness underscores...

  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Ethical decision-making.
  • Influencing skills.
  • Leveraging diversity.
  • Lifelong learning.
  • Personal reflection.
  • Being service-minded.

This is achieved with expert faculty, progressive curriculum, and relevant and practical learning.


  1. Analyze how individuals and groups interact within organizations.
  2. Develop knowledge of strategies that support stakeholders and enhance organizational capacity.
  3. Evaluate human behavior within organizations to understand effective leadership, organizational communication, ethical practices, and cogent decision-making principles.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create and sustain lifelong learning to promote a cohesive culture within an organization.
  5. Assess current challenges of organizational leadership in historical and current contexts.
  6. Analyze and integrate theories of leadership within personal and professional contexts.
  7. Demonstrate skills for effective strategy development within an organization.


The Executive Express Path is composed of 10 three-credit major courses, listed in order of completion:

  • ORG502: Effective Organizations—Theory and Practice

    In this course, students gain an understanding of leading operational and strategic issues in public and private organizations facing accelerated social, economic, and technological changes. Students will examine organizational theory, strategic thinking, and theories guiding decision making, leadership, organizational culture, and change management.

  • ORG536: Contemporary Business Writing and Communication

    This course is designed for the practicing professional and focuses on internal and external communications practices and strategies within and beyond organizational settings. Audience is considered and includes employees, executives, first-line supervisors, community, customers, and board members. Students consider communication styles, interpersonal skills, business and professional writing, reports, and presentations based on substantive and credible data, and various modes of communication, including virtual communication.

  • 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.

  • ORG530: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

    In this course, students explore the ethical considerations that guide and inform business decisions and strategies. Students learn the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to understand and apply ethics from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.

  • 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.

  • ORG555: Leading Diverse Teams

    In this course, students gain a comprehensive understanding of diversity as it applies to strategic planning, cultural change, and team dynamics. Students learn to identify the realities of developing and implementing diversity initiatives for the organization and the workforce, as well as explore emerging issues in organizational leadership.

  • 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.

  • ORG550: Executive-Level Leadership

    In this course, students will learn about how executivelevel leadership differs from mid-level leadership in organizations. The course will incorporate executive-level leadership competencies as well as executive-level leadership decisions that involve strategizing, involving stakeholders, setting the culture, entrepreneurship, leading change, thinking globally, and acquiring resources to achieve the organization’s strategic plan. Students will analyze executive-level decision-making through a theoretical and practical lens. Recommended Prior Course: ORG502. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.

  • ORG595: Organizational Leadership Internship

    The internship provides students with practical experience in organizations specific to their fields. Each student will work under the direct supervision of a senior-level professional at an approved organization or company. The purpose of the internship is for students to apply and integrate what they have learned during the core courses of their programs.
    *ORG595 is an optional course that provides students with practical organizational leadership experience. See the academic catalog for course restrictions.

  • ORG579: Capstone — Organizational Leadership

    In this course, students will integrate and synthesize their learning from the core courses in the organizational leader- ship program. Students will analyze selected case studies to demonstrate skills needed to be an effective organizational leader in today's global workplace. Through the course activities, students will also demonstrate their knowledge and skills in how to lead organizations through complex changes in a global society. Prerequisite: All Core and Specialization courses

Cost and Schedule


Earning your master’s degree in organizational leadership shows that you have strategic planning and negotiation skills; earning it at CSU-Global means you are already thinking this way. Our promise to you is an affordable education with low tuition rates guaranteed not to increase for as long as you are enrolled, with no student fees or out-of-state tuition upcharges. 

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Student Headshot - Charles Belote"I would like to thank my academic advisor, my professors, and the entire staff of CSU-Global for everything you have done for me, I am certain all the others students feel the same. This university does not treat their students as a number but as a person. The entire staff and professors go above and beyond their jobs to make CSU-Global students feel like part of a great organization, and I must say I know that the staff and professors do care about the students and our futures."

-Charles Belote, Organizational Leadership Student


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