Master of Science in Leadership & Organizational Development (MS-LOD) at Lakeland University
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.
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.
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.
In addition to a traditional MS-LOD degree, Lakeland University offers a number of emphasis areas:
*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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Note: International students are required to follow additional steps. See the admission advisor for more information.
Students may transfer up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from other regionally accredited MS-LOD programs, provided the coursework is relevant to the Lakeland University program, and that a minimum grade of “C” was earned for formal coursework actually taken. These courses must be approved by the Graduate Business program director. Transfer courses must have been taken within 10 years prior to application to the graduate program. Transfer grades will not be included in calculating the applicant’s Lakeland GPA.
Applicants can register for one graduate course prior to being formally admitted to the program. Registration in subsequent courses is contingent upon acceptance to the program.
Conditional Admission Policy
An applicant may apply for conditional admission to the Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development program. To be considered for conditional admission by the program director, applicants typically have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.5 or a minimum score of 450 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). For additional information, please contact an admissions advisor at GetStarted@lakeland.edu.
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.