WSU Organizational Leadership graduate students in the graduate studies lounge.

Online Organizational Leadership

Degree

The focus of online Organizational Leadership is leadership, continuous improvement, organizational change, project management, and internal communication. Throughout the program, you will learn more about your personal leadership style and leave the program a more confident, ethical, analytical professional.

 

Learn how to:

  • Initiate and inspire excellence through innovation
  • Meet the challenges of complex and chaotic social, political, and cultural systems
  • Manage change using continuous improvement strategies
  • Empower and advocate for others
  • Think systematically, act collaboratively, and communicate effectively

Why study Organizational Leadership at Winona State University:

  • Select your degree timeline – 15 months, 2 years, or 3 years
  • Individualize your assignments to adapt to your profession
  • Student networking opportunities
  • Student-centered faculty with relevant, real-world experience
  • Academic advisor to guide your study
  • Affordable tuition

For further questions, please see our FAQs or contact Dr. Theresa Waterbury at twaterbury@winona.edu

Certificate Option

This Certificate is an optional pathway for learners who are interested in a post baccalaureate credential. The 18 credits can be applied to the Master’s Degree in Leadership Education: Organizational Leadership emphasis. This Certificate will prepare new learners for promotion and enhance employment opportunities in their professional fields.

Master's Degree Option

The Master’s degree requires the same course work as the Certification option with the addition of 15 credits of course work. This emphasis will prepare new graduates for promotion or enhanced employment opportunities in their professional fields and it is intended for leaders in education, non-profit organizations, healthcare, and government agencies.

The Organizational Leadership program consists of 33 credits in a combination of core Leadership Education courses, courses specific to the Organizational Leadership emphasis and elective courses. A capstone writing project and a comprehensive examination are also required for a master’s in Leadership Education. 

Leadership Education Core Courses (15 S.H.)

LDRS 612 - Systems Thinking (3 S.H.)
LDRS 614 - Change Leadership (3 S.H.)
LDRS 615 - Communication (3 S.H.)
LDRS 618 - Scholarship (3 S.H.)
LDRS 619 - Leadership Capstone Experience (3 S.H.)

A detailed description of the courses and additional information about the Organizational Leadership emphasis can be found in the course catalog.

The Organizational Leadership Certificate program consists of 18 credits in a combination of core Leadership Education courses, courses specific to the Organizational Leadership emphasis and elective courses.

A detailed description of the courses and additional information about the Organizational Leadership Certificate can be found in the course catalog.

Quality Matters Certification

The Organizational Leadership online courses have been peer reviewed by faculty outside of Winona State University meeting the Quality Matters course design standards.The Quality Matters (QM) Program is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Colleges and universities across and beyond the U.S. use the tools in developing, maintaining, and reviewing their online courses and in training their faculty. (Quality Matters, (n.d.)  Retrieved from Quality Matters.