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Organizational Leadership Overview

Shape the future of your organization with the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. The program focuses on the role of leaders in achieving organizational effectiveness and emphasizes skills such as:

  • Motivating individuals
  • Understanding cultural differences and the influence it has on organizational behavior
  • Adapting to workplace changes and communication strategies
  • Understanding market environment and more

Use your creativity, ingenuity and motivation to build a business career where both you, and your organization, can succeed.

Programs and Degrees

Career Opportunities

Organizational Leadership offers many career paths, because no matter what industry or specialization you’re interested in, there’s always going to be a leader. Work in a wide variety of industries including government, for profit and non-profit organizations, health care and other areas.

According to the United States Department of Labor, jobs for management analysts,who handle organizational issues are expected to rise by 14% through 2024.

6% Growth

Career Outcomes 
An organizational leader who has an
MBA experiences faster than average job growth*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

$113K Salary

Average Pay
For Organizational leaders in New York state who also have their MBA is $113,350*

36 Credits

Total Credits to Earn Your Degree
Classes in practicing ethical leadership, leading diverse
teams & leading team projects. 

Program Highlights

  • Flexible scheduling designed for professionals, with courses taught in Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan and online

  • GMATs optional

  • Non-Business majors welcome

  • Flexible in-class and online class

  • A collaborative learning environment designed to bring together professionals from a variety of fields

  • Competitive career opportunities

Part-Time Faculty

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Melissa Castello Adjunct Instructor
Organizational Leadership
mcastello@mercy.edu
Joseph N. Cooper Sr.
Joseph Cooper Adjunct Instructor
Organizational Leadership
jcooper2@mercy.edu
Daniel E. Harris
Daniel Harris Adjunct Instructor
Organizational Leadership
daniel.harris1@verizon.net
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Janet Lyons Adjunct Professor
Organizational Leadership
jlyons1@mercy.edu
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Elizabeth Pinzon Adjunct Assistant Professor
Organizational Leadership
epinzon@mercy.edu
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Andrew Rogers Adjunct Instructor
Organizational Leadership
arogers14@mercy.edu
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Brent Scott Adjunct Instructor
Organizational Leadership
bscott1@mercy.edu
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Siobhan Walsh Adjunct Instructor
Organizational Leadership
swalsh2@mercy.edu

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0*

*If your GPA is below 3.0, you can still be considered. We take a wholistic approach to our admissions and look at more than just your GPA. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admissions requirements?

They include: A Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university; A GPA of 3.0 or better*, as reflected by an official transcript; A current resume that summarizes all work experience; and A written statement describing your professional and personal interest in pursuing the MSOL program may be requested. *Applicants with a lower average may be considered for admission as a Special Matriculant based on professional experience.

How many courses do I have to take at a time?

One to three courses a quarter, subject to completing the program within the time limit.

How quickly can I complete the degree program?

The degree can be completed in 12 months.

What can I gain from this program?

Due to the relevance and demand for transformational leaders in today's workplace, the MSOL offers limitless opportunities for graduates of our program.

How do I apply to Mercy College?

Students interested in Graduate Business programs should apply through Mercy's application

Are there scholarships available?

There are a limited number of scholarships available for graduate business students. 

Visit our Scholarships page for additional information.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Degree Requirements

  1. Submit a baccalaureate transcript.

  2. Submit a work statement or résumé that summarizes all work and supervisory experience.

Organizational Leadership Objectives

The major objectives of the program are for students to:

  1. Gain clarity of their purpose, values and commitment
  2. Develop the capacity to achieve goals through collaborative relationships.
  3. Develop the capacity to initiate sustainable changes in organizations

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the following:

  • Theories and styles of leadership, with emphasis on understanding the role of leaders in achieving organizational effectiveness.

  • The processes through which ethical conflicts are resolved by organizations, with emphasis on understanding the role of leaders in setting and maintaining ethical standards.

  • Motivational theory and practices, with emphasis on understanding the role of leaders in motivating individuals as members of organizations.

  • Individual and group behavior in organizations, with emphasis on understanding the role of leaders in coordinating the efforts of people.

  • Cultural differences and their influence on organizational behavior, with emphasis on understanding the role of leaders in adapting to such differences.

  • Communication strategies in organizations, with emphasis on understanding the role of leaders in team-building through communications.

  • The market environment, with emphasis on understanding the role of leaders in adapting to economic change.

  • Technological change, with emphasis on understanding the role of leaders in adapting to such change.

  • Strategic management, with emphasis on the role of leaders in establishing direction for organizations. 

Academic Program Sequence Map