Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Change
Do you consider yourself a natural leader? Are you ready to build leadership skills to improve your organizational effectiveness? If you are looking to become a change agent, then Edgewood College’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Change is the program for you.
Designed for working professionals, this program is offered entirely online with no on-campus requirements and can be completed in one to two years. Our program teaches you to understand and improve organizational dynamics through sound leadership and organizational development practices. You will strengthen your leadership through assessment, reflections and project-based learning You will have the tools to advance your career and succeed in the ever-changing, global economy.
The M.S. in Organizational Leadership & Change provides a flexible schedule to allow working professionals to fit accelerated course work into their busy schedules. You can design a course schedule to best fit work and personal schedules.
Unique program design and schedule
Courses are offered in an accelerated format. You can create course schedules to meet your work and family schedule. Accelerate your learning and complete the degree in less than two years or choose a schedule that fits an individual schedule. A dedicated advisor and faculty coordinator will assist you with course planning. New students may begin the program in either the fall or spring semesters.
Interactive small class sizes
Courses in the program are small, creating a rich and interactive class allowing in-depth learning with highly qualified faculty. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, creating a rich and diverse community of learners who support each other in both intellectual and personal growth.
Interdisciplinary, real-world approach
Classes are highly interactive with appropriate combinations of presentations, discussions, case studies, and group/individual projects. The curriculum is designed with courses that are integrated across multiple business disciplines to cultivate creative, intellectually engaged, and ethical problem solvers.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Attending graduate school is one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself and your future. While the benefits to personal growth are priceless, our program can expand your career options and enhance your earning power in the marketplace. When considering the total cost of your education, be sure to consider the lasting positive impact it will have on your personal and professional future.
Graduate tuition for the 2021-2022 year is $764 per credit (effective Summer 2021).
We have worked with thousands of students who have questioned how they could afford to complete their graduate education. Our dedicated counselors will work with you to find creative solutions including tuition reimbursement plans, third party billing options, monthly payment plans, and help you navigate the federal financial aid process. Whatever your situation, we will work with you to support your future.
For more information, please contact Edgewood Central at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (608) 663-4300.
We encourage students to submit their application and admissions materials by the priority deadline. However, we will continue to accept applications on a continuous basis until the start of the session. Applications considered complete after the priority deadline can be considered for admission for the next session.
New students may enroll for the sessions listed below. You can view our Academic Calendar for specific dates. Priority deadlines:
- Spring Session I – January 1
- Spring Session II – March 1
- Summer Session – May 1
- Fall Session I – August 1
- Fall Session II – October I
To be considered for admission, applicants must provide the following:
- Completed graduate application. This application is for students who want to pursue a Master’s degree, certificate, or take courses as a non-degree seeking student. The graduate application fee is waived for graduates of Edgewood College and for veterans.
- Official transcripts reflecting completion of a baccalaureate or more advanced degree from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application. *If your GPA does not meet the minimum 2.5, please contact the admissions counselor for further consultation. Exceptions may be made in certain circumstances.
- Contact information for two college or university professors, supervisors, and/or professional colleagues who can speak to your potential for success
- A written statement explaining what you hope to gain from your participation in the program, what you bring to the program, and how specific background experiences will aid in your success as a student.
The GRE/GMAT is not required.
Meet our Faculty
Dr. Schroeder possesses over twenty-five years of diverse professional experience and has consulted with over 1,000 organizations. He is President/CEO of Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC), a management consulting firm offering assessment-based performance solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations. Dr. Schroeder teaches in the Organizational Behavior and Leadership and Organizational Leadership and Change programs, programs that he founded and for which he previously led as Director.
Among his many achievements, he has been listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers as well as Who’s Who in America. In 2018, he received the Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award from Edgewood College. In 2015, he was appointed to the Advisory Council of the School of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Dr. Schroeder earned his doctoral (Psychology/Organizational Science) and bachelor’s (Psychology/Professional Business) degrees within the University of Wisconsin System. He earned his master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Western Michigan University.
Whether you're pursuing a career in consulting, human resources or mid-level management in just about any organization, the Master of Science in the Organizational Leadership and Change (OLC) program teaches you to create engaging work environments, build strong effective teams, and empower your employees to be the best they can be. Our curriculum gives you a deep understanding of any business' greatest asset; its people.
Students and graduates of the OLC program lead positive growth in a variety of fields throughout Wisconsin and in some of the top companies in Madison, including American Family Insurance, TDS and the city of Madison. Sample careers include:
Chelsey_EmmettI am very much enjoying this program! I was a tad worried about starting off with an online course but I have had an awesome experience. The instructor did a great job with engaging everyone. He has also been so accessible and great with communication that I haven't felt the disconnect I imagined. It's so exciting to see how quickly and easily the material is related to my current position. I'm already bringing new ideas to the table that are working. My experience has been fantastic!Chelsey Emmett, MS-Organizational Leadership & Change