What will I learn?

Innovative Leadership Education

Organizational Leadership is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the human side of organizations and the application of leadership theory to practice. The degree prepares students for careers in management and leadership in corporate, not-for-profit, and community organizations. The program starts with a strong liberal arts core, and then incorporates coursework in leadership, business, and human resources. You also identify a specific focus that enables you to custom design your major to support your interests and career goals.

Program Features

You will learn to apply cutting edge research and practices from leadership, psychology, and business to innovate, drive results, and lead change. Through your coursework, you can set yourself apart with competencies in:

Change leadership

Conflict management

Evidence-based and ethical decision making

Strategic communication

Critical thinking

Career Opportunities

When you enter the Organizational Leadership program, you can create a major with an emphasis in the area that most interests you such as business, psychology, communication, sociology, industrial/organizational psychology, fine arts, humanities, or applied sciences – to name just a few.

You will be uniquely prepared for careers in one of the fast growing areas of:

  • General management and leadership
  • Non-profit leadership
  • Human resource leadership
  • Public relations leadership
  • Learning and development
  • Organization development
  • Talent management

Transform your leadership skills to become an effective change agent in your organization with a degree in organizational leadership.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$26,070.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

650 Maryville University Drive,



63141, United States

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $500 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school diploma; A high school grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

To be considered for admission, applicants should have:

  • A high school diploma with a minimum of 22 units of credit including four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social sciences (social studies) and three additional units in any of the above areas or in a foreign language.
  • A high school grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Freshman applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above, and GED/HiSet applicants (who are considered on a case-by-case basis) may be asked to submit additional material, come to Maryville for a personal interview, and/or complete additional testing before an admission decision is made.

Maryville University requires that students provide proof of English proficiency for study at the University. The following are acceptable means of providing proof of English proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 69 overall with no sub score lower than 15, or
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no sub score lower than 5, or
  • DET: 40, or
  • PTE ACADEMIC: 47, or
  • ELS Center: Level 112 completed with a 2.5 grade or better, or
  • U.S. University/College Study: English Composition 104 equivalent with a “C” grade or better. English for non-native speakers does not qualify, or
  • A Level: 1 “A” grade or better in English or 3 “B” grades or better in subjects other than Math.

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About this uni

Maryville University is a highly-respected institution offering more than 90 degree programs to a diverse student body.

  • Ranked amongst America’s top colleges.
  • Prides itself on outstanding and innovative teaching.
  • Excellent graduate outcomes with 97% job placement rate.
  • Diverse student body of over 9,000 people.