MS in Business and Organizational Leadership

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What is Organizational Leadership?

Today, we need exemplary leaders in every single professional setting — true leaders who can set the tone for their entire team, organization, and industry.

If you want to be a part of the solution to a lack of strategic leaders currently making decisions in today’s organizations, you need to develop the sought-after leadership skills that will empower you to communicate effectively, make data-driven decisions, and ultimately, increase your organization’s bottom line.

Neumann University's Master of Science in Business and Organizational Leadership, a graduate business degree rooted in classic liberal arts ideology, prepares professionals to lead high-performing teams, develop effective strategies, and make a positive impact in the lives of others. 

Graduates of our master’s degree in business and organizational leadership develop the tools necessary to find innovative solutions to business management and societal challenges. Through a curriculum that ranges from knowledge management, legal issues, and public policy, to fiscal planning, leading organizational change, and ethical responsibilities, students emerge ready to assume advanced leadership careers in the workplace and the community.

 

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What is the job outlook for business leaders?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate of all business management occupations is expected to grow 9 percent between 2020 and...

What is the job outlook for business leaders?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate of all business management occupations is expected to grow 9 percent between 2020 and 2030 — nearly twice as high as the national average of all occupations. This projected growth rate will result in over 900,000 new jobs.

In addition, the average annual salary for business management professionals was $109,000 in 2020. Because employers are seeking experienced business professionals who have knowledge of leadership best practices, graduates of respected master’s degrees in the field can expect to experience a lucrative salary.

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What is the difference between leadership and management?

What is it that distinguishes those who simply manage from those who truly lead?

A manager might oversee the responsibilities of a few...

What is the difference between leadership and management?

What is it that distinguishes those who simply manage from those who truly lead?

A manager might oversee the responsibilities of a few individuals or even a whole department, but without approaching team management with true leadership in mind, managers run the risk of being replaced by professionals who have the business acumen and interpersonal skills needed to help an organization thrive.

As a leader, you must not only practice strategic thinking, understand business goals, and make data-driven decisions, but you must also inspire trust and transform teams through exemplary social and emotional intelligence. Being a leader makes you an invaluable asset to any successful business, and it enables you to make a positive, ethical influence on your industry.

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What does a classic “liberal arts” approach to business leadership mean?

If you are looking for an alternative to an MBA degree, you should know that there are types of graduate business degrees that...

What does a classic “liberal arts” approach to business leadership mean?

If you are looking for an alternative to an MBA degree, you should know that there are types of graduate business degrees that are designed to prepare you for success in ways that a graduate business administration degree might not.

By enrolling in a graduate business degree that is rooted in classic liberal arts ideology, you will not only develop the business acumen needed to transform your industry; you will nurture invaluable “soft skills” that will prepare you to provide excellent leadership direction in your organization. In addition to learning the “nuts and bolts” of successful business best practices, graduates of an interdisciplinary business degree are better prepared to lead and develop healthy, productive organizations.

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What kind of background should students have before enrolling in the MS in Business and Organizational Leadership?

Neumann University’s MS in Business and Organizational Leadership is proud to be...

What kind of background should students have before enrolling in the MS in Business and Organizational Leadership?

Neumann University’s MS in Business and Organizational Leadership is proud to be home to individuals from a range of professional backgrounds — because the curriculum is broad and interdisciplinary in nature, the program attracts experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds including technology, banking, insurance, marketing, research, health care, education, law enforcement, public affairs, and engineering.

This graduate business degree is also an attractive option for professionals who are passionate about leading organizational change and who are seeking direction on how to become an entrepreneur.

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How has the MS in Business and Organizational Leadership been ranked?

  • Recognized as a 2020 top-ranked institution offering the best online master's in Organizational Leadership degree programs by...

How has the MS in Business and Organizational Leadership been ranked?

  • Recognized as a 2020 top-ranked institution offering the best online master's in Organizational Leadership degree programs by Intelligent.com.
  • Ranked 35th in the country and as the degree program with the Best ROI for Employers in 2019, by OnlineMasters.com.
  • Ranked among the 50 Best Online Master of Organizational Leadership Degree Programs 2018, by MastersProgramsGuide.com.
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Master’s in Management Programs in PA 2017, by TopManagementDegrees.com.
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What are some MS in Business and Organizational Leadership course examples?

Here are a few examples of the required coursework:

The Challenges of Leadership: The purpose of this course is to...

What are some MS in Business and Organizational Leadership course examples?

Here are a few examples of the required coursework:

The Challenges of Leadership: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to theories of leadership, grounded on extant literature and research, which will inform and guide students in their personal lives and professional practice as leaders. The course will examine primary styles of leadership and the best practices and principles who have utilized strategic planning for identifying and evaluating contemporary challenges and developing effective and innovative solutions for further research in a Capstone project. Students will also learn the process for reflective-leadership practice through the creation of a leadership practice plan, which will help them to identify applicable theories and assess their potential for leadership development skills, which will be further developed during the course of the curriculum.

Effective Leadership and Change Management: The purpose of this course is to impart the theories, concepts, and more important, the practical applications necessary for leaders to guide individuals, work units, and organizations to the achievement of goals. In broad terms, effective leaders need to be able to 1) motivate the growth and productivity of individuals, work groups, teams and organizations; and 2) create, recognize, and act upon opportunities and situations consistent with the mission and goals of their respective organizations. Concepts, models, and current theories in organizational development will be explained. Personal integrative leadership development will be stressed. The role of emotional intelligence in effective leadership will be explored. A Capstone project proposal must be completed and approved by the Program Director by the conclusion of this course, and will be reflected in the student's final grade.

Social and Ethical Responsibility of Leadership: Students will analyze the social responsibility, ethical, and philosophical thought processes that guide the practice of leadership. The moral development of social responsibility and ethical practices will be discussed in depth through an introduction of challenging examples of ethical dilemmas. Students will keep a journal of their reflective reactions to discussions and develop their own code of ethics for their individual practice settings. A research paper or project regarding related issues is an integral part of the course.

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