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Organizational Leadership
Organizational Leadership Track
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Take the lead as you develop organizational leadership skills and business solutions

In the Organizational Leadership track of the Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies (MA), you’ll learn to leverage your existing business skills to influence the direction of organizations and industries.

In the Organizational Leadership master’s degree track, you’ll:

  • develop and apply effective leadership skills that are crucial to success in the business world
  • gain the tools needed to apply relevant leadership theories and models
  • learn to generate solutions to real-world problems within various types of organizations
  • explore how to positively impact organizations as you advance teams toward a shared corporate vision

To help support your busy schedule, courses for this program are offered online.

Leverage our location and connections with Chicago

Located in the heart of Chicago, you’ll join a community of dynamic educators, peers, alumni and industry leaders in a world-class city. The real-world learning you gain will build more than skills. Here, our passionate faculty members are closely connected to a wide range of industries full of companies and organizations that call Chicago home. With their help and through networking opportunities, you’ll build new connections - taking your life and career to the next level.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a revolving basis.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, résumé or curriculum vitae, a few brief essay questions, and an interview with an admissions committee member.​

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Required Courses

You will complete 52 graduate credit hours (13 courses), which includes five residency courses, six track courses, and two Liberal Learning Seminar courses or electives.Learn More

Information Sessions

Curious about the Organizational Leadership track? Join us every month for an information session about the Applied Professional Studies (MA) ​program. Click the link below for more information and to sign up for our next information session!

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Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact information

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