The KU School of Business offers a leading-edge, dynamic graduate program in Business and Organizational Leadership focused on building the foundational leadership skills necessary to excel in today's complex world. The program is designed on the fundamental principles of business leadership, drawing on emergent thinking in leading, ethics, team-building, and strategy. The curriculum incorporates relevant, practical knowledge balanced across the central tenets of leading and managing people and organizations: talent management and development, team-building and organizational leadership, strategic direction and change, and leadership.
The Master of Science in Business and Organizational Leadership program consists of 30 credit hours, and KU may grant up to six hours of transfer credit for leadership electives completed during the Command and General Staff Officer Course or at other accredited institutions. The program leverages a hybrid curriculum, with 12 credits offered in a classroom setting and 12 in an online environment. The curriculum can be completed in ten months (August to May), and students have the option of applying their coursework toward a KU Master of Business Administration, which can be pursued online at your own pace.
- MGMT 781: Managing Strategic Direction and Change (3 credits, in-person)
- MGMT 782: Developing Effective Management and Team Skills (3 credits, in-person)
- MGMT 783: Ethical Decision-Making in Business (3 credits, in-person)
- MGMT 784: Leadership Capstone (3 credits, in-person)
- MGMT 706: Managing People (3 credits, online)
- DSCI 706: Statistics (3 credits, online)
- ACCT 706: Accounting (3 credits, online)
- FIN 706: Finance (3 credits, online)
Electives (six credits)
The MS-BOL program consists of thirty credit hours. Twenty-four of those are delivered by KU School of Business faculty, with six credits of advanced leadership electives articulated from the CGSOC curriculum or other accredited institutions.