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Why Should I Study Organizational Leadership?

Our program embraces the value that leaders are not born, they are developed. Increasingly, people must influence without formal authority. We believe all possess the capacity for leadership, but only those who cultivate it will ever become truly effective. As part of the Regis University M.S. in Organizational Leadership program, you’ll be encouraged to refine and develop your leader within — to become part of the next generation of effective, ethical and socially responsible leaders.

Is the M.S. in Organizational Leadership for Me?

Management requires an ability to recognize opportunities, define problems and implement creative solutions. It often requires long hours researching issues and working collaboratively with others. But the trade-off is the potential to earn a high salary and bring about positive change in your community. The Master of Science in Organization Leadership program prepares students to successfully navigate the world of management.

What Will I Learn In Regis’ M.S. in Organizational Leadership Program?

At Regis, you’ll learn how to apply leadership skills to contemporary topics such as strategy, change, corporate social responsibility, ethics and emotional intelligence. This program also focuses on the qualitative issues of leadership, enabling you to become a lifelong learner through the understanding of the following:

  • Effective Communication
  • Team Management
  • Research Skills
  • Project Management
  • Applied Leadership
  • Human Relations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Management
  • Decision Making
  • Organizational Innovation and Change
  • Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis
You will also become an expert on the various disciplines associated with modern business and organization management. In particular, the 30 credit hour degree will prepare you to:
  • Evaluate organizational dynamics in the areas of structure, behavior, culture, and their implications for leadership at various levels.
  • Evaluate the implications of organizational structure, design, and behavior for change management initiatives.
  • Evaluate strategic and ethical leadership issues and develop values based solutions to leadership problems.
  • Propose systemic and sustainable solutions to complex business problems using critical thinking and applied through organizational studies and leadership conceptual frameworks and theories.
  • Create effective dialogue across the organization in order to facilitate the delivery of organizational goals.
  • Practice socially responsible leadership in a changing global environment

The development of this program utilizes the guiding questions for leadership education developed by the International Leadership Association (ILA).

Is Regis’ M.S. In Organizational Leadership Accredited?

Regis University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States.

What Class Formats Are Available?

The M.S. in Organizational Leadership degree classes are offered evenings in classrooms and online for maximum student flexibility. The program requires just 30 credit hours. Classes are offered in 8-week accelerated format.

When Do Classes Start?

Courses are offered in 8-week terms that begin in:

January, March, May, July, August, October

Career Opportunities

What careers can I enter with an M.S. in Organizational Leadership degree?

With an M.S. in Organizational Leadership, you’ll be prepared for a variety of roles in nearly any industry, wherever your passions lie. You’ll develop skills to work alongside business, technology and development teams, coming together to create solutions. Commonly held titles include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Postsecondary Education Administration
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Strategic Planner
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Organizational Trainer
  • Management Consultant
  • Political Advisor
  • Politician
  • Military Officer
  • Non-profit Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Government Official
  • Personnel Development Specialist
  • Social Service Administrator
  • Consumer Relations
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Retail Manager
Salary and employment information on the above job titles can be researched at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career support from Regis

The Center for Career and Professional Development at Regis provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (9 credit hours)
CBE 6010 Communicating with Stakeholders
CBE 6020 Leading in a New Era
CBE 6030 Business Intelligence and Analytics
Required Courses (18 credit hours)
LDR 6210 Leading Change and Innovation
LDR 6240 Organizational Development
LDR 6250 Transformational Leadership
LDR 6620 Foundations of Organizational Behavior
LDR 6630 Organizational Culture and Design
LDR 6710 Strategic Leadership
Capstone Course (3 credit hours)
LDR 6830 Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and Stewardship

Please note: For official program requirements based on academic year, please refer to the academic catalog.

Download a printable fact sheet with program details.

How to Apply

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Admission Criteria

Regis University’s Anderson College of Business is dedicated to delivering a world-class business education founded on individualized, values-based, experiential learning.  We seek to attract aspiring business leaders who demonstrate a passion for addressing today’s complex economic, environmental, and social challenges with an ethical and innovative approach that addresses urgent civil needs.

We base our admissions evaluation on the totality of information available in the admissions application. No single factor (GPA performance, essay, letters of recommendation, work experience or test scores) is the deciding factor for admission. We consider each application holistically, and take into account factors such as experience, fit with Regis University’s mission, aspirations, values, and accomplishments.

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or equivalent if bachelor’s is from outside the U.S.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission*

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the Regis University Admissions Office (see below for address).
  • Current resume
  • A faculty interview may be necessary

Once all documentation has been received, an Admissions Committee reviews the application and the committee makes an admission recommendation. (GMAT/GRE may be required at the discretion of the committee.)

NOTE: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. An applicant not meeting the above requirements may submit a request for special consideration by the Admissions Committee.

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Regis University
Office of Admissions
Mail Code: A-12
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099

Electronic transcripts may be sent to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu

Applications are due one month prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

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


Visit our Cost of Tuition page to see the tuition and fee schedule.