Explore Organizational Leadership from a Strategic Perspective

Regis University’s Master of Science in Organization Leadership degree (MSOL) with a specialization in HR Management and Leadership explores leadership from a strategic perspective while offering an opportunity to cultivate the skills to think critically, create vision based on ethical values, discern the future, take risks and institute change within an organization.
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MSOL Human Resource Management & Leadership

Master Degree Overview

The Master of Science in Organization Leadership degree (MSOL) with a specialization in HR management is an intensive, integrated learning experience that provides preparation for effective leadership in a rapidly changing, global marketplace. Both on-campus and online organizational leadership courses are offered.

Partnerships that Strengthen Your Educational Experience

The degree in organizational leadership is supported by a unique and distinctive partnership with Aubrey Daniels International (ADI). Together, Regis University's College for Professional Studies (CPS) and ADI have crafted the M.S. in Organizational Leadership curriculum to incorporate the science of performance management technology and executive leadership in conjunction with Regis University's ethical and critical-thinking core components.

Curriculum and Specialization Areas that Capitalize on Top Management Practices

The masters program curriculum emphasizes top management practices and cultivating ethical leadership skills. Learn to think critically, synergize the power of your peers and encourage positive change within an organization. Focus your studies to meet your own unique professional and personal goals through the Human Resource Management and Leadership specialization:

  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
    The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the MSOL with a specialization in Human Resource Management and Leadership fully aligns with SHRM's "HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates", a recognition earned by only 166 programs nationwide.

It is also possible to complete a master degree in organizational leadership with a dual specialization.

Total Master Degree Requirements: 30-33 credit hours

  • Core course requirements: 15 credit hours
  • Specialization requirements: 12-15 credit hours*
  • Capstone course: 3 credit hours

*Students who select the Human Resource Management and Leadership specialization may be required to take MSM 635 Strategic Human Resource Management only if the student lacks sufficient human resources experience.

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)

MSM 602 The Leadership Management Challenge
MSM 612 Making Decisions in Organizations
MSM 621 Leading Change and Innovation
MSM 631 Strategic Management and Financial Reports Analysis
MSM 661 Leading in Changing Economies

Specialization Requirements (12-15 credit hours)

MSM 635 Strategic Human Resource Management*
MSM 636 Employment Law and Compliance
MSM 637 Strategies in Compensation and Benefits
MSM 638 Attracting and Retaining Workforce Talent
MSM 639  Employee Relations and Performance Management 
*Required only if student lacks sufficient Human Resource experience 
Capstone Requirement (3 credit hours)
MSM 682 Leading Responsible Organizations
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30-33 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Two years of significant full-time work-experience
  • One completed admission essay
  • Current resume
  • One online recommendation from a colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting and is able to give specific information about your abilities and potential. The application system will automatically send an email with a link and instructions on how to submit recommendations directly to Regis.
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • The course work of returning students (whose degree plans have expired) and/or transfer students must have been completed less than 10 years prior to the current admission into the degree program in order to be applied toward degree requirements.
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Students who are otherwise accepted into the MSOL degree program but who earned a GPA of less than 2.5 from the institution granting their bachelor's degree will be accepted provisionally and must complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes. This requirement can be waived at the time of the student's interview only if the student has demonstrated professional experience that has clearly provided ample opportunity for the student to improve in her or his written communication skills.

Students who earned a GPA of 2.5 or greater from the institution granting their bachelor's degree but whose essay demonstrates less than graduate level writing, may also be accepted provisionally and be required to complete either MLS 501 Critical Thinking and Graduate Writing or EDFD 500 Essentials for Graduate Level Writing with a "B" or better prior to taking any 600 level classes.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 8W2 2014 June 30, 2014 June 16, 2014
Fall 8W1 2014 August 25, 2014 August 11, 2014
Fall 8W2 2014 October 20, 2014 October 6, 2014
Spring 8W1 2015 January 5, 2015 December 22, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $21,225 30 $705 $75
Online $21,225 30 $705 $75

2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $21,225 30 $705 $75
Online $21,225 30 $705 $75

Directed study costs $705 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.