Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development

Leadership is a key quality that today’s employers seek in their employees.

The Lakeland University master of science in Leadership and Organizational Development (MS-LOD) degree courses are tailored to fit the schedules of both working professionals as well as traditional students, so students can complete their degree at a pace that fits their careers and personal schedules.

Acquire skills to lead

The Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development graduate program designed to equip students with the essential skills for successful careers in leadership and management positions.

This graduate program focuses on providing relevant knowledge for employability, advancing professionally and enhancing career opportunities for returning adult students seeking employment, employment change, career progression and personal development. Courses will prepare students to lead people through an ever changing and competitive work environment, become an effective leader, and develop skills, knowledge and ability in many facets of today’s complex organizations, including the growing need for competent leaders who can effectively lead change and strategic management

Admission Requirements
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Available at Six Locations Across Wisconsin

Different Career Paths

This program is ideal for non-profit, law enforcement, human resources and any other professionals who want to hone their leadership skills. This program focuses on leadership skills and organizational development practices in the workplace; whereas the more traditional MBA focuses on accounting, finance, statistics and economics. Students can however, be able to take elective courses in those areas or pursue a concentration area if they choose.

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Lakeland’s MS-LOD program invites students to design their own concentration. This approach allows Lakeland students to pursue subjects or projects that fit their current or future career path, and it’s unique to Lakeland.

By combining current MS-LOD elective courses and special studies opportunities, leveraging current work or training opportunities or even pursuing courses offered elsewhere, Lakeland students work with faculty to create coursework that matches their unique needs.

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Lakeland offers a traditional MS-LOD degree, as well as ten concentrations:

Accounting  |  Finance  DEIB  |  Healthcare Management 
Hospitality Management  |  Human Resource Management  
Nonprofit Leadership  |  Project Management  |  Sport Leadership
Student Designed  |  Supply Chain Management

*Students must complete one concentration area OR nine (9) semester hours of any Business Administration or Leadership & Organizational Development courses offered.

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BlendEd & BlendEd Live

Business trip next week? Kids’ soccer tournament? Need to stay late to finish a project? Life has a way of altering “normal” weekly routines and interfering with regularly scheduled class times.

Lakeland University's BlendEd format lets students choose their learning options each and every week. Students can attend in-person, online, or remotely. Using your laptop, phone, or tablet, you can participate in a live class - following the instructor’s presentation and using live audio and/or chatroom to answer or ask questions, and be part of the real-time classroom dynamic.

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