Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership (M.S.M.O.L.)

The Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership in the Tagliatela School of Business and 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:

Skills in:

Quantitative analysis

Conflict resolution

Information literacy


Scientific method


Knowledge of:

Management principles

Quality management

Organizational behavior

International and global business

Organizational management

Business ethics

Human resources

Critical thinking skills in conducting research including:

Developing hypothesis

Conducting research

Interpreting and presenting findings

Evaluating research methods

Analyzing data

Creative thinking skills in strategically applying learning from diverse disciplines to real world issues


Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership is offered in three flexible formats:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Graduation Requirements

  • 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)

MOL 501 Leadership in Theory and Practice

LDR 502 Leadership and the New Science

MOL 505 Moral Leadership

MOL 506 Organizational Behavior

MOL 518 Managing Quality

MOL 605 Management within a Global Environment

MOL 630 Applied Research Project

MOL 601 Team Building

MOL 507 Critical Thinking

MOL 514 Conflict Resolution

MB 632 Organizational Development

MB 652 Training and Development

MB 654 Compensation Strategies

MOL 510 Human Resource Management in a Changing Environmen

LDR 512 Leadership and Diversity

MOL 620 Entrepreneurial Thinking: Innovation and Creativity in Creating Value

LDR 550* Special Topic in Leadership

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.