Published: Nov. 18, 2022

Headshot of Allison HarmsNow in its sixth year, CU Boulder's online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program enrolls more than 230 students from throughout Colorado, 35 other U.S. states, and several countries. We are pleased by the diversity of experience and thought represented within our Organizational Leadership community.

This success of the Organizational Leadership program is partially a testament to the increasing popularity of graduate organizational leadership programs. Unlike an MBA, which typically focuses on developing students' knowledge of business functions like finance, human resources, and marketing, organizational leadership programs concentrate on developing leadership and management competencies that underpin organizations in every industry, sector, and profession. These programs provide an excellent knowledge base for those with strong technical knowledge in their field who want to assume or advance in a management role.

It is also a reflection of the reputation of the University of Colorado Boulder, which appears among numerous rankings of the world's best universities such as the Academic Ranking of World UniversitiesTimes Higher Education World University Rankings, and U.S. News' Best Global Universities.

And, of course, the program's success is a direct result of its own strengths: collaborative, high-achieving students, scholar-practitioner faculty, an innovative, applications-oriented curriculum, and a dedication to personal attention and student success. One of the primary goals of our program team is to ensure that we are helping each student achieve their educational goals while considering their personal and career circumstances. We pride ourselves on helping students make the most of their time in the program and helping students navigate challenges that they may face along the way. The program already appears in nearly a dozen web-based rankings of top online Organizational Leadership programs like the Best Online Master's in Organizational Leadership Programs of 2022 ( Online Master's in Organizational Leadership 2021: Top Picks (ZDNet), and Best Online Master's in Organizational Leadership Degree Programs (

I encourage you to explore what CU Boulder's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program has to offer. By taking just one asynchronous, online course per 7-week term, most students earn a master's degree in just 19 months. At the end of the program, students often see higher earning potential, new skills and knowledge, enhanced professional competence and confidence, and a great sense of accomplishment. 

If you have questions about the program and how it fits with your personal and professional career goals, please don't hesitate to write us directly at

With regards,

Allison Harms 

MSOL Program Manager