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Accelerated Online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Executive Express Path

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Learn with other executive-level professionals in an accelerated degree program track, as you obtain and demonstrate next-level skills and understanding of leading effective organizations in an ever-changing global business world.


The Master in Organizational Leadership - Executive Express Path provides modern learners in leadership positions with accelerated six-week courses for concentrated learning that’s industry relevant and adheres to current industry standards. We want to help fast-track your career advancement into the highest levels of leadership, in just about any industry.

Taught by expert faculty who have extensive leadership experience and doctoral-level leadership credentials, this degree track offers progressive and practical curriculum that’s designed to prepare experienced leadership professionals for the jobs of tomorrow. These courses are hands-on, with an applied learning structure.

If you’re a talented organizational leader who’s looking to advance quickly to the next level of your career, this is the degree track for you. This degree track is designed to provide concentrated knowledge and skills to focused and dedicated leaders, who tend to be detail-oriented, effective problem solvers, and have great negotiation skills.

If this sounds like you, fill out the form to the right. An Enrollment Counselor will help you get started on the Master in Organizational Leadership - Executive Express Path.

Earn Your Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership via the Executive Express Path

CSU-Global’s online Executive Express Track master’s degree in organizational leadership program will provide mid-level executives with the necessary knowledge, skills, and opportunities to demonstrate the highest-level of management abilities for promotions into C-Suite and/or top-tier business leadership roles.

Throughout this accelerated program, you will demonstrate leadership, organizational knowledge, relationship building, and self-awareness - competencies you’ll be able to apply toward achieving the next step of your career as an organizational leader.


The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership prepares students to lead dynamic organizations through complex changes in today's global society. Students gain the ability to meet organizational needs by developing people and processes, as well as implementing strategic initiatives in order to maintain a competitive advantage. Specific topics include organizational structure, culture, leadership of diverse teams, decision making, and communication as each apply to the business needs of today. Students also have the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge they gain along with established theories and research in order to analyze and evaluate a current organizational challenge and to propose solutions for increased effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

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

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Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the institutional graduate admission standards, students seeking admission to the MSOL Executive Express Track must...

  • Have five or more years of professional leadership experience.
  • Provide a statement of intent including goals for the program.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 in previous undergraduate coursework. All coursework must also be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

The Executive Express Track 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


All courses are taught by qualified instructors with current industry experience. Our instructors hold advanced degrees in their fields, and are specially trained to teach online, so you and your fellow students can think more critically about how the subject matter applies to real-world situations.


Career Outlook

The organizational leadership field is projected to grow at the same rate as the all-occupation average of 11%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means there will competition in this field, and earning your master's degree and gaining hands-on experience will place you among the top candidates.

Job duties as an organizational leader include:

  • Assessing employee training needs
  • Developing training programs
  • Teaching training methods to supervisors
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the training programs
  • Creating and maintaining a budget
  • Creating and presenting reports

A graduate degree in organizational leadership may be the way forward. Get in touch today if this sounds like the career for you.

Degree Optimization

We provide students with career-relevant resources to help them succeed outside of the classroom. That's why we created Awards of Completion and Skills Endorsements, specific to our programs of study, spotlighting the knowledge, skills, and abilities that hiring managers find essential to success in the field. Research and Decision Making and Strategic Global Organizational Leadership are two of the awards you can receive as part of our organizational leadership program. 

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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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We know you’re busy.  But school can fit into your professional, family, and other life obligations.  Our  year round, 100% online classes give you the flexibility to learn and study when it’s most convenient for you.

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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."

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