MS Organizational Leadership

Brenau University offers a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) that is designed for individuals from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds who desire to positively influence the human dynamics within organizations. It is designed for students who want to focus on building leadership skills across all types of organizations, rather than just in one specific discipline.  MSOL is a 12 course, 36 hour degree program.  Coursework provides students with the opportunity to learn about and apply contemporary theory in organization change and development, critical and creative thinking, organizational learning, leadership, conflict resolution, and strategic planning.  Students interested in learning more should click here.  To apply, visit


Foundation Courses

To enhance their success int he program, students are required to take OL 500 Foundations in Organizational Leadership (3 hours) and BA 507 Introduction to Business Communications (3 hours).  these courses must be completed before starting the other MSOL coursework.


BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
OL 675 Resource Management
CR 620 Negotiation & Mediation
OL 703 Critical & Creative Thinking
OL 713 Organizational Culture & Learning
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
MG 730 Managerial Leadership
OL 755 Organizational Development & Change
OL 799 Strategic Planning
BA 780 International Business Experience OR MG 732 Advanced Management Topics

Program Director

Dr. Bill Haney leads the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program.  He holds an M.B.A. degree from Golden Gate University.  He also has earned a M.S. in Counseling and Human Systems and Ph.D. in Higher Education with an emphasis in Business from Florida State University.  His area of concentration and consulting is leadership, critical thinking, and organizational behavior.  He has frequently led study abroad trips with students and has traveled in Central America and Europe.  Contact Dr. Haney at 770-538-4703 or at

Application Instructions 

Thank you for your interest in Brenau University. To apply for admission, please complete the following steps:

1.  Complete the online application or download a form and mail or fax it to the Office of Admissions.  The application is available at

2.  Request Official Transcripts from all previous institutions and have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

3.  Forward your resume to Office of Graduate Admissions at

Admissions decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of receiving a completed file.

Financial Aid Procedures 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at  If you are completing FAFSA on the Web for the first time, we recommend that you apply for a PIN at prior to completing the FAFSA.  With a PIN, you are able to electronically sign your application, make corrections after submitting the application, and review your processed application data.  If you prefer to complete a paper FAFSA please download one at

Please note:  Financial aid cannot be awarded to students who have not been officially admitted to the university.

Information Sessions

The Office of Graduate Admissions together with other University offices would like to offer you an opportunity to visit campus and talk with us about your academic and professional goals.  We want to make sure you understand how Brenau University can assist you in living an Extraordinary Life.  These sessions are held once a semester at the campus near you.  Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.


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