Organizational Leadership

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Leadership Studies

  • Degree


  • Location



Inspire change as a dynamic leader

Effective leaders rise above a formal position or title to guide others through strong character, integrity, and respect. Mercer’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership is ideal for aspiring or existing leaders who seek advanced leadership roles in the public or private sector. The program develops communication and collaboration skills that extend to the work environment. Students hone leadership abilities across all types of organizations and can choose between three concentrations for further study:

  • Leadership for Organizational Development prepares leaders to confidently guide employees to foster long-term success.
  • Leadership for the Healthcare Professional examines the conditions and challenges of the industry to promote sustainable healthcare solutions.
  • Leadership for the Nonprofit Organization develops leaders who desire to create change within their communities through service organizations.

Designed for busy and working adults

Mercer’s M.S. in Organizational Leadership provides flexibility and convenience while earning your graduate degree. The program is offered in a fully online format to fit into your schedule. With online courses, students have the same access to faculty and campus resources as students taking in-person courses. Courses are structured in eight-week sessions, and students can comfortably take one three-hour course per session while maintaining a work-life balance.

Choose from a variety of opportunities to lead

Mercer’s M.S. in Organizational Leadership prepares graduates for success in both public and private organizations. Students have the knowledge and skills to seek roles such as:

  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Budget/Finance Director
  • Case Management Director
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Community Leader
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Economic Development Director
  • Executive Director
  • Healthcare Executive
  • Human Resource Management Director
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Postsecondary Education Administrator
  • Training and Development Manager

Learn more about our Organizational Leadership program

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions counseling appointment, or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6417 or for more information.

Meet Our Professors

Current leaders and experienced professionals teach our courses and prepare students to guide others through strong character, integrity, and respect.

The Master's in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Leadership for the Nonprofit Organization was the extension I needed to excel in my position as an executive director of a nonprofit organization. The knowledge and strategies learned in the program allowed me to implement change as I was learning immediately. I uncovered perseverance I did not know was in me. I will forever be proud of this achievement for my family, organization, and life goals.

Teressa Stann, M.S. in Organizational Leadership '20

I felt this program would provide me with the knowledge and skillset to enter any organization, be the best leader and employee that I could be, and could be utilized regardless of what the future may hold. Every business needs good and effective leaders, and Mercer has helped me to hone my leadership skills and apply them.

Renee Boudreaux, M.S. in Organizational Leadership ’19