Master of Science in Organizational Change and Leadership (MSL)

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Program Description

The Master of Science in Organizational Change and Leadership (MSL) program is a professionally oriented degree program. The program is designed for individuals seeking or holding management positions within organizational environments such as industrial, healthcare, public administration, education, and public safety.

The MSL is an Advanced Behavioral Science program. It focuses on developing or enhancing leadership capability, as well as developing the knowledge and skills necessary to plan for and manage change efforts within organizations. The MSL curriculum stresses the most current research and practice in advanced organizational behaviour concepts, interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution, group dynamics, diversity management, human resource management and development, productivity improvement, building high-performance work teams and planning, implementing and managing change programs. Graduates of the MSL program will have the requisite knowledge and skills for significant advancement in their professional careers. In addition, the program prepares students for entry-level or advanced level careers in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Organizational Development and/or Organizational Consulting. The focus of the program is on developing applied skills for immediate application.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Pfeiffer University first opened its doors in 1885 as a mission school founded to provide an education to students who had few opportunities for formal learning. Much has changed over the years, but P ... Read More

Pfeiffer University first opened its doors in 1885 as a mission school founded to provide an education to students who had few opportunities for formal learning. Much has changed over the years, but Pfeiffer continues to emphasize the “service before self” principles on which we were built. True to our history, Pfeiffer has made affordability one of its highest priorities and works with students to address financial limitations. Over 90 percent of Pfeiffer’s students receive some form of financial assistance. Pfeiffer’s emphasis continues to be servant leadership. The three areas through which the University seeks to provide personal growth and academic knowledge for our students are Christian service, service or engaged learning, and co-curricular development. Pfeiffer’s Bonner Leaders program, through which students receive educational scholarships based on hours of community service, is the largest in the country. Our students participate in a variety of community service projects throughout the year, including tutoring and mentoring at area schools, building Habitat for Humanity homes, volunteering at area nursing homes, and providing service to any number of local non-profit agencies. Many of our students also participate in alternative fall and spring break mission trips, which this year has taken students to hurricane-struck Florida and an upcoming trip to Cuba. A new state-of-the-art science laboratory facility, a new residence hall and a completely transformed south side of campus have continued to enhance an already student-friendly campus. Pfeiffer’s goal is to educate for citizenship. If you are a student who is looking for an education that will help you develop personally as well as academically, Pfeiffer is the place for you. Read less