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Online MS in Organizational Leadership

Learn to lead with our online degree

Fully online coursework

Relevant, experiential curriculum

Small classes

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  • Duration2 years
  • Cost per credit$785
  • Credit hours42

Program Benefits

  • No GRE required
  • Expert faculty
  • Relevant coursework

Excel in your career with an online degree in leadership

With Brenau University’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, you’ll become an ideal candidate for leadership positions in your organization and beyond. Designed for a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, this degree will build your skills in communication, leadership and more, giving you the confidence you need to pursue your dreams.

Make your next career move count

Our online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership will unlock your potential as a leader, whether you’re looking to climb the ladder in your current organization or get started in a new field. Companies always need leaders, and many exciting, lucrative possibilities are available. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for training and development managers was $120,130 in May 2021.1

Choose from 13 concentrations

To help focus your degree, we provide 13 unique concentrations. This will give you an in-depth understanding of the area you want to pursue as you acquire foundational knowledge of organizational leadership.

Managerial accounting

Public accounting

Communication management

Digital marketing


Health care management

Human resources management



Negotiation, mediation & conflict resolution

Nonprofit leadership

Project management

Strategic thinking and innovation

Learn vital leadership skills

42 credit hours

11 core courses

In addition to a comprehensive foundation of core coursework in organizational leadership, you will have the opportunity to choose from concentrations such as communication management, finance, healthcare management, human resource management, management, marketing, mediation and conflict resolution, nonprofit leadership, project management, and strategic thinking and innovation.

Course spotlights

  • OL 500 Foundations in Organizational Leadership
  • OL 675 Resource Management
  • OL 680 Global Moral Responsibility
  • BA 507 Business Communications
Curriculum Details

It’s always a good time to apply

No GRE/GMAT required

No application fee

The online master’s degree in organizational leadership offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free. To apply to Brenau’s online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, you’ll need:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae
Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$785 per credit

2-year duration

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your education even more cost-effective.

Tuition Details

What you’ll learn

The coursework in the online MS in Organizational Leadership will teach you the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful leader in a wide range of environments. You’ll learn to be an effective communicator and to tackle challenges as they arise with confidence.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online master’s degree in organizational leadership, you can:

  • Complete your coursework online, so you can continue your education in a setting that works best for your schedule.
  • Work directly with faculty members in small classes to gain the skills you need to succeed after graduation.
  • Develop leadership skills that apply across a wide range of industries.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Doctor Renee Just

Dr. Renee Just, Department Chair of Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Leadership in the College of Business and Communication

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Renee Just spent 20+ years in the corporate environment, with her last position in the healthcare services industry, where she served as the Director of Recruitment and Program Development. She has worked with organizations ranging from $1 million to $2 billion in revenue serving in several capacities.

After leaving corporate, she launched a consulting practice where she works with small business owners and entrepreneurs in setting strategic goals and devising robust action plans that will allow them to be successful in achieving their goals. She plays a key role with executive teams in leadership development and works with all levels of management in team-building efforts, thus enhancing productivity. Her diverse experience gives her the insight, understanding and ability to consult as a strategic partner.

Dr. Just received her EdD from Vanderbilt University in Leadership and Learning, her PhD from Capella University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, her MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a concentration in Training and Organizational Development from the University of New Haven and her BS degree in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College. In addition to her degree accomplishments, she holds certificates in Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity, Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile, and Leading for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Dr. Just is a Department Chair of Academic Programs and an Associate Professor of Leadership in the College of Business and Communication at Brenau University. She has been in higher education for over 15 years.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Training and Development Managers.” Retrieved February 28, 2023, from