Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

At Nichols, we view our job as refining the leader you already are and equipping you to develop other leaders. Your natural caliber is powerful, and that’s what we want to develop.

Business leaders today operate in a continually changing and challenging environment. With a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) degree from Nichols College, you’ll be prepared to lead within your organization and navigate within an evolving business climate.

Blending theory and application, the MSOL curriculum focuses on innovation, change management, and ethical leadership. This focused degree can be completed 100 percent online.


The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree requires a total of 30 credit hours. Students without a business background may require additional common skills courses prior to taking courses in the MSOL program. 

Required Courses

Common Master Level Skills (12 credits)

MSOL Core Courses (18 credits)

To be considered for the Nichols  MSOL program, please submit the following materials:

  • Completed graduate application
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Current Resume
  • Official college transcripts covering all prior undergraduate academic work
  • An 800-word personal statement answering the following questions:
    1. What do you hope to gain from a Nichols MSOL?
    2. How do you see yourself contributing to the program?

Unanswered questions about applying to the MSOL program? Contact the Graduate and Professional Studies division at GPSAdmissions [at] Nichols [dot] edu or 800-243-3844.