Online Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics

You didn’t get to your current leadership position by being idle. Keep amplifying your leadership ability with an online Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics (MSLOD) degree at the University of Michigan-Flint!

Designed for organization leaders, the program focuses on improving key skills in teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving, and ethics, and social responsibility. You can further your mid to upper-level management success by analyzing the forces that motivate people and organizations to change, as well as exploring what causes resistance to change. Throughout the program, you will learn about the challenges and opportunities for leaders and managers.


Why Choose the MS in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics Program?

NET+ Hybrid Online Learning

UM-Flint’s Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics Program blends online education with two weekends (Friday & Saturday) on-campus sessions per semester. It’s convenient for students from a wide geographic area to pursue the MSLOD degree.

While the majority of the courses are delivered online, the campus residency sessions supplement online coursework and allow for face-to-face interaction. With this transformative hybrid learning format, you can enjoy the flexibility desired in a graduate program while still being engaged in a traditional classroom setting where you can collaborate with other graduate students and learn from professors and fellow leaders. You also have networking opportunities not found in most online programs.

To help you coordinate with your work schedule, the on-campus sessions can be planned out two years in advance!

Recognized For Excellence

The MS in Leadership & Organization Dynamic program is managed by the School of Management, which was recognized as one of the best business schools nationally by the Princeton Review and in Michigan by College Choice Rankings. Furthermore, our Dual MBA/MSLOD program was named Best Graduate Business Programs in 2020 & 2021 by the U.S. News & World Report.

Accreditation

The School of Management is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Member institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review system.

Vetted for academic excellence, UM-Flint’s MS in Leadership and Organizational Dynamic program prepares students to contribute to their organizations and the larger society and grow personally and professionally throughout their careers.

Jania Torreblanca

Jania Torreblanca
Leadership and Organizational Dynamics, 2021

What I loved most about UM-Flint was the smaller class sizes, and the opportunity to get to meet and work with so many people from different professional backgrounds. I have gained many friends that I think I will stay in contact with even after graduation. The Professors and supporting staff have been fantastic and I believe I have learned so much from them.

Master’s in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics Program Curriculum

The Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics program employs a robust 30-credit curriculum to help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced leadership and managerial roles. The curriculum includes 9 credits of foundational courses to provide a holistic view of organizational behavior, communication, and concepts in strategic management. There are also 21 credits of Advanced Courses that dive deep into various topics of organizational leadership such as talent management, international management, and innovation management.

The majority of course work is done online while integrating two campus sessions per semester.

Learn more about the
MS in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics program curriculum.

Bobby O'Steen

Bobby O’Steen
Leadership and Organizational Dynamics, 2021

I was very impressed with the School of Management (SOM) and the faculty. The MSLOD program is challenging, but definitely achievable if you are willing to put the effort in. I appreciated the ability to learn not only from the professors and curriculum but also from others enrolled in the program and their experiences. I would highly recommend SOM to anyone looking to grow their career opportunities.

Increase Your Leadership Competency

To prepare you to excel as a competent, responsible, and goal-driven leader in your organization, the online Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics program at UM-Flint strengthens your aptitudes in teamwork, employee management, and negotiation. Building on your work experience, you also learn how to drive organizational change and solve conflicts at your workplace.

Managing Diverse Talent

Leaders come from many backgrounds and manage people with a multitude of cultural, educational, and age differences. The Leadership and Organizational Dynamic program help you explore cultural diversity, talent management, and ethical leadership approaches. Program coursework prompts students to consider why and how these attributes affect decision-making and leadership behavior.

Change Management

How do power, conflict, and group dynamics affect leadership and decision-making? Through the Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics program, you understand how policies impact human behavior within organizations. You also examine tools for managing and leading change while assessing current organizational practices.

Communication, Negotiation & Conflict

Learn advanced processes vital to improving negotiation and organizational communication. Our professors take you on a learning path from theory to practice with an emphasis on preparation, motivation, process, and outcomes of negotiation. They dive into the complexities involved in multiparty and cross-cultural negotiations, as well as mediation processes and conflict management.

Leading Across Professional Disciplines

We recognize leaders manage across many professions. This degree is appropriate for supervisors in a wide variety of career paths such as engineering, tech, health care, non-profit, business, education, arts, and more.


Career Outlook

The master’s degree in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics gives you the credentials and confidence to effectively manage organizations and employees from different backgrounds, as well as to foster a positive organizational culture.

Graduates of the MS in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics degree program are prepared to pursue prominent managerial positions in various types of organizations or start their own ventures. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage of management positions was $109,760 in May 2020.

Potential careers include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Administrative Services and Facilities Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Organization Executive 
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Non-profit Camp
  • Entrepreneurship
$109,760 median annual wage for management positions (2020) Source: bls.gov

Admission Requirements

If you want to apply to UM-Flint’s online Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Dynamics program, you need to hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to FlintGradOffice@umich.edu or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (GMAT/GRE waivers available)
  • Statement of Purpose: a one-page, typed response to the question, “What are your leadership goals and how will the MSLOD contribute to accomplishing these goals?”
  • Résumé: a minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. Include work experience and extracurricular activities.
  • Two letters of recommendation: can be professional and/or academic. One supervisor recommendation is required. Please utilize the recommendation form provided within the online application.
  • International students must submit additional documentation. This program is completed online. Admitted students are not eligible to obtain a student visa (F visa). International students may complete this program online in their home country.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Early Deadline: May 1*
  • Fall Semester Final Deadline: August 1
  • Winter Semester: November 15 
  • Spring Semester: March 15 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only) 
  • Summer Semester: May 15 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

*You must have a complete application by the early deadline to guarantee application eligibility for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

GMAT Waiver

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management offers numerous waivers for the GMAT/GRE. Read more here to see if you qualify.

Learn More about the MS in Leadership & Organizational Dynamic Program

Apply today to advance your leadership skills and management knowledge with an online master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics at the University of Michigan-Flint. Learn to grow into a supportive, visionary leader who can navigate through complex business challenges.

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