Sunday, October 20, 2013

Union Institute & University Launches M.S. in Organizational Leadership

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)

Online, 12-month, results-oriented program targets emerging leaders

Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Cincinnati is proud to announce that a new Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL), an innovative academic program targeting emerging leaders, will launch in January 2014.  

The rigorous, relevant, and results-oriented program will prepare students to build their capacity, develop leadership skills and, a productive network to assist them in their profession, and to integrate their new knowledge into action.

The highlights of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program are:

  • 36 credit hour, online, 12-month program
  • 12 core courses in three distinct leadership modules
  • Leadership mentors assigned to each student
  • Students create a professional portfolio
  • Each course includes two 90-minute interactive webinars with scholar-practitioners
  • Each course includes at least two 30-minute one-on-one video/teleconference coaching sessions

This program was developed by Charles F. Piazza, special assistant to President Roger H. Sublett, Ph.D. for strategic innovation and planning. Dr. Piazza is also serving as the interim dean at Union’s Sacramento Academic Center. 

“Building upon Union’s legacy, the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program provides innovative education that empowers professionals to be solution building leaders who proactively address organizational and social challenges. A central component of the program’s mission is to network forward- thinking leaders so they can collaboratively devise ways to integrate social innovation into business entrepreneurship,” said Dr. Piazza.

Dr. Roger H. Sublett, president of Union Institute & University, believes the program will impact careers. “Many alumni from our bachelor’s programs have asked for a program that will help them continue to move forward in their careers. With its in-depth curriculum and its critical focus on three forms of leadership (Innovative Leadership, Networking Leadership, and Analytical Leadership), we know this program will have broad appeal.” 

Tuition for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is $500 per credit hour ($18,000 total, plus fees). It requires full-time study (2 courses every 8 weeks) and new students are admitted in the winter and fall semesters. This is a rigorous program and has strict admissions requirements, including an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0, three to five years of work experience, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation, and an admissions interview.

The MSOL program is currently accepting applications. Prospective students can learn more by visiting or contacting one of the enrollment counselors listed below:

Lauren Wenstrup |

Sydney Stauter |

Los Angeles: 
Teri Lucas |
800-486-8328 x1714

Francis Francois |
800-294-8884 x2130

New England:
Paul Moberly |
802-254-0152 x8900

Christina Wilson |
800-486-7049 x1511

Union Institute & University is a non-profit, accredited, private university specializing in adult and distance education since 1964. Union strives to engage, enlighten, and empower students in a lifetime of learning and service. The university’s transformational and socially relevant programs promote creative and critical thinking, and connect scholarship with real-world practice. Flexible online classes, brief residencies, classroom experiences, and hybrid models of instruction lead to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Union graduates, including 14 college presidents, leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, members of the United States Congress, and the first female prime minister of Jamaica, promote Union’s legacy of utilizing education to transform lives and communities.

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