Master of Arts in Organizational Management and Leadership Online

Develop your personal leadership style while building the principle-centered skills and business acumen to qualify for senior management roles in any industry.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Program Overview

Discover the organizational management and leadership online program

Become an inclusive and emotionally intelligent role model with the 100% online Master of Arts in Organizational Management and Leadership program. This empowering degree’s curriculum focuses on areas and strengths you can apply immediately to your resume and career such as strategic organizational communication, conflict management, team development, and ethical dilemma resolution.

Supportive faculty have extensive leadership experience in various fields and will guide you through engaging online courses. Complement your professional goals and personal growth by choosing from elective topics including stereotype, bias, and resistance issues; presentation techniques; training, development, and performance improvement; and overcoming current challenges in the global business environment.

As a graduate of this organizational management and leadership online program, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply leadership theory in problem-solving situations using conflict management, negotiation techniques, and strategic organizational communication
  • Utilize human behavior and human resources management to understand the impact of human behavior on organizational goals and strategy
  • Understand team dynamics so that you can influence and develop groups to succeed with inclusivity and cohesion
  • Develop your personal leadership style by assessing your unique approach and understanding the roles of self-care, gender, and culture differences in leading and organizational framework
  • Use training and development skills with effective theories of human performance improvement and instructional design
  • Apply leadership theory in problem-solving situations using conflict management, negotiation techniques, and strategic organizational communication
  • Utilize human behavior and human resources management to understand the impact of human behavior on organizational goals and strategy
  • Understand team dynamics so that you can influence and develop groups to succeed with inclusivity and cohesion
  • Develop your personal leadership style by assessing your unique approach and understanding the roles of self-care, gender, and culture differences in leading and organizational framework
  • Use training and development skills with effective theories of human performance improvement and instructional design

As a graduate of this organizational management and leadership online program, you will be fully prepared to lead in top management roles, including:

  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • General Manager
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Management Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Customer Service Manager

Total Tuition $10,350*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

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Why choose an SE online degree?

Our experienced faculty are experts in their fields and guide you through your program with one-on-one support. Specialized curriculum emphasizes connectivity and real-world applications.

Tuition

Choosing our online program is cost-effective

SE is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $10,350*
Per Credit Hour $345

Calendar

Add these important dates to your calendar

At SE, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year, so you never have to wait long to begin your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/245/28/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/247/26/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/249/27/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2411/12/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/10/24
Class Starts 6/24/24

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Admissions

Review the application steps for the management and organizational leadership degree

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online M.A. program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • No GMAT or GRE

If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

To meet the admission requirements for the M.A. in Organizational Management and Leadership online program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA and a current resume demonstrating two years of experience in the field of study that must be reviewed and approved by program coordinator
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 6 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university.
  • No GRE is required.
  • The online M.A. in Organizational Management and Leadership degree at SE allows a maximum of nine credit hours that can be transferred from another program with approval from the program coordinator.
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students.

International Application and Admission Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Browse the courses in the master's in management and organizational leadership

For the M.A. in Organizational Management and Leadership online program, students must complete the following coursework, including 21 credit hours of core courses and 9 credit hours of specialty courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course analyzes the theoretically based scholarly discipline of leadership science and its corresponding practicing behaviors. The leadership theories examined include the trait skills, behavioral, and situational approaches, path-goal and leader-member exchange theories as well as transformational, authentic, servant, adaptive, and inclusive leadership. Additional topics assessed include followership, gender as a leadership, leadership ethics and team leadership.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will analyze various aspects of group and team dynamics to include, but not limited to, inclusion and identity; formation; cohesion and development; structure; influence; power; leadership; performance; decision making; conflict; and intergroup relations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of human behavior in organizations and its effect on establishing and attaining organizational goals in an effective and efficient manner.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
To acquaint the student with EEO regulations and with modern methods of selection, appraising, training, and solving various personnel problems.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This literature-based course emphasizes the individual as decision maker and focuses on ethical issues and dilemmas facing managers and leaders in organizations. The objectives of the course are to raise students' general awareness of ethical dilemmas, to place ethical issues within a management context, to enhance and improve the ability of students to reason toward a satisfactory resolution of an ethical dilemma.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores communication strategies to successfully engage in negotiations and conflict management when problem-solving or allocating scarce resources. Of particular interest is a focus on strategies women in leadership can employ to develop confidence, reduce situational ambiguity, and avoid the pitfalls of negative stereotypes when negotiating or managing conflict.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Organizations communicate strategically. These messages develop, influence, and control internal and external structures, networks, and teams. In this course, you will study these messages and examine how organizational leaders communicate through challenges, engage in sense-making, and develop strategies for communicating change and development.
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Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines different types of leadership styles and provides an introduction to the different frames in which leaders can view behaviors and responses within an organizational context. The course will pay special attention to a student's individual assessment of their personal leadership style, the role of self-care in leading, and gender differences in leadership. The structural, political, human resources, and symbolic frames and the impact those frames have on organizations will be examined. The course will also compare and contrast native leadership styles with styles more closely associated with Western culture.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers issues involved in multicultural organizations, including developing consensus within the organization for valuing diversity, relationship building, communicating across cultures, and managing people of different genders, races and cultures with an emphasis on diversity as it pertains to Native American people in the workforce. Issues of stereotype, bias and resistance are examined from both a personal and an organizational perspective with an emphasis on making meaningful contributions to diversity initiatives within organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Leaders not only need a vision, but a way to effectively communicate that vision. This course will prepare the student for a variety of leadership roles by exploring contemporary concepts about the meanings and functions of communication and presentations in organizations. Communication styles of Native American peoples will be examined to better understand the characteristics that may include eye contact, assertiveness and body language. Students will analyze key aspects of knowing the audience, developing persuasive content, effectively using media, understanding delivery techniques, and the use of story in presentations. Students will contend with these concepts from a personal standpoint by using examples from their own experiences to apply best practices and improve their own communication and leadership skills.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Training and Development is designed for entering or experienced training professionals who work in internal or external training positions in business and industry or other adult learning environments. The program is structured around a core body of knowledge in adult education and principles and theories of human performance improvement and instructional design.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course has been designed to enable graduate students to explore selected leading-edge issues in global business and organizational environments. It provides an opportunity to relate state-of-the-art management concepts to practical situations. The graduate student will gain a greater understanding of the applications of current management practices and techniques to contemporary business issues.

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