Program Overview

For all the responsibilities available in business and industry, the need of leadership and responsibilities of leadership are universal. Some see themselves as leaders and are seeking the education they need to learn how to manage others effectively, or some may earn these positions through hard work and dedication earning the respect and dedication of those around them. Management is the application of leadership to motivate and direct members of an organization to achieve the stated goals of the organization. These inpiduals are responsible for guiding members of an organization to act and work to meet the goals, no matter if the organization being managed or lead is large or small. 

Columbia Southern University offers the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree for those seeking growth as professionals in the fields of leadership and management. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education, because at this point, students are professionals who may not be able to meet the needs of a normal class schedule. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning.

The curriculum involved in this course is for students who are now experienced professionals, seeking advanced education in business ethics, intercultural management, training & development, strategic marketing, strategic management, business policy, project team management, business operations analysis methodology, crisis communication management, psychology of leadership, advanced marketing among other classes necessary for the development of leadership abilities. The master’s degree is a prestigious degree and represents the intelligence, diligence, and dedication of the holder.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission

    CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


    The minimum requirement for graduate acceptance is a conferred bachelors degree.


    May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Columbia Southern University is a private, for-profit distance learning institution located in Orange Beach, Alabama. CSU is a completely online institution that offers various degree programs. CSU was established in 1993 by Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr. in order to meet the demands for alternatives to the traditional university experience.

    A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.


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