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Online Master's in Leadership

Master of Science in Management - Organizational Leadership and Change

Explore the ability to manage change effectively, and study how to improve organizational performance and effectiveness in Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Change. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for management analysts is promising. This occupation is projected to grow by 11 percent from 2021-2031, which is faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.1 CTU’s program is grounded in organizational, strategic, and change management theory, and focuses on practical, growth-oriented activities for today's challenging business and institutional environments.

This program provides an opportunity to develop your decision-making skills and increase your self-awareness in situations ranging from small groups to complex organizations, including multicultural environments. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your understanding of organizational leadership theory, research, strategy and methodology, as well as explore individual and group reaction to change.

Ranked Among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs.

For the eighth consecutive year, CTU's Master of Science in Management degree programs are ranked among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.*

CTU strives to makes it convenient to manage your education anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Classes start 9 times per year and run 5 weeks long

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


  • October 03, 2023
  • November 14, 2023
  • January 02, 2024




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  • Program Overview

    Effective April 3, 2018, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs Campus.

    The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Change (MSM-OLC) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Aurora campus. The program includes 28 credit hours devoted to the management core and 20 credit hours for the organizational leadership and change concentration.

    In this degree program, students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in organizational leadership theory, research, strategy, and methodology. The program emphasizes self-awareness as manager/leader in small groups, complex organizations, and organizational change in multicultural contexts. While this program is strongly grounded in organizational, strategic, and change management theory, the curriculum is focused on practical, growth-oriented activities to promote educational relevance and applicability in today’s challenging business and institutional environments. The degree program is designed for those who wish to broaden and expand on their experience in organizational leadership and change management.


    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    IT600 IT Management 4
    MGMT607 Organizational Behavior in a Socio-technical Environment 4
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4
    PJM600 Project Management Fundamentals 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    MGMT659 Management Capstone 4
    MGMT671 Introduction to Organizational Leadership and Change 4
    MGMT672 Strategic Change Management 4
    MGMT673 Foundation of Organizational Design 4
    MGMT676 Leadership and Power in Organizations 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    This program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Analysts,, visited January 30, 2023.

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