Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership (M.S.M.O.L.)
The Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership supports the advancement of working professionals in corporate, non-profit, and public organizational environments. Participants gain knowledge and skills for managing organizational change in the context of dynamic technological and global environments. The M.S.M.O.L. focuses on leadership as a relational process that is inclusive of diverse points of view, is purposeful and builds commitment towards a shared vision. Participants are encouraged to develop a type of leadership that is rooted in service to others with reciprocal trust and ethical behavior.
M.S.M.O.L. graduates are prepared to demonstrate:
Critical thinking skills in conducting research including:
Creative thinking skills in strategically applying learning from diverse disciplines to real world issues
The M.S.M.O.L. is offered through the Accelerated Degree Program and the New Dimensions Program.
- Online - Take one to two classes every eight weeks from the comfort of your own home. All weekly assignments are offered asynchronously, meaning you have the ability to work on them at your own time and pace.
- Blended - Take one to two classes every eight weeks through a combination of in-class sessions and online assignments. (Classes are held at our beautiful New Haven campus.) Our blended classes are arranged so you go to school one night per week; all other assignments are done from the comfort of home. Students who choose this option often enjoy the best of "both worlds" as they benefit from in-class discussion with their classmates and professors while maintaining the convenience of working on projects and assignments from home.
- FLEX - Choose to take classes in either a Blended or Online format. Some students are not sure of their schedules. They may want to take Blended classes during one eight-week session but then sign up for online classes during another eight-week session. With our FLEX format, you can choose how you wish to take your classes every time you register for a new course!
- A completed application and a $50 non-refundable application fee
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.8 on a 4.0 system*
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
- For non-native English speakers, minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based
- Proof of immunization in accordance with Connecticut State requirements
- For online degrees, a Connecticut Driver’s License or DMV Photo ID
- For applicants who intend to use Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits
- Military, university and college transcripts
- Certification of Eligibility letter or, for reservists, Notice of Basic Eligibility
- Veteran’s Intent to Register form
- Two letters of recommendation from former professors or professional associates
- An essay (500 to 600 words, double spaced) that presents the applicant’s career interests, reasons for applying to the program and expectations for the program. The essay must cite a specific example of the most effective organizational team in which the applicant has participated and how leadership factored into its success.
- Complete all required coursework
- Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students receiving a final grade of C– or lower in any course will be required to repeat that course
- Complete all requirements within seven years of matriculation
- Pay all tuition and fees
Graduation with Honors
M.S.M.O.L. students may qualify to graduate with honors who:
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 and above.
Program of Study (36 Credits)
Additional courses at the discretion of the Director may be added to this list. *LDR 550 may be taken a maximum of two times with different topics.