MSOL: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Businesses rely on strategic thinkers and organizational leaders to drive growth and forward progress. Learn the skills necessary to further your entrepreneurial ambitions and contribute to a positive business culture with the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship, offered by the Colangelo College of Business.
The MS in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship emphasizes marketing and sales approaches. It equips students with the necessary skills to build a complete and successful business model. The intensive, research-based curriculum guides students through the fundamentals of finance, accounting, organizational growth and infrastructure. It examines the roles of customer development, analytics and marketing management.
Earn Your MS in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Leadership at GCU
Grand Canyon University’s graduate programs are developed with the needs of working professionals in mind. You can earn your 46-credit MS in Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship via the dynamic online platform. Most online courses are eight weeks in length.
Students develop sound decision-making skills, an analytical mind and effective communication skills. There is a focus on efficient sales approaches and innovative marketing to drive the long-term success of an organization. Students gain real-world experience preparing proposals, developing business model strategies and presenting their finalized plans.
Explore Leadership Styles with an MSOL Degree
In every organization, individuals look to leaders to provide direction, motivation and clarity of vision. You can examine effective and ethical leadership styles during this Master of Science in organizational leadership and entrepreneurship degree program. Some of the courses you may take include:
- Customer Segmentation and Analysis
- Launching Growth and Business Models
- Applied Business: Probability and Statistics
- Funding Organizational Growth
- Marketing and Sales Management
There is an emphasis on the marketing and sales of products and services. Emphasis is also placed on the role of ethics and Christian values on organizational decision-making and leadership. As a private Christian university, GCU seeks to graduate students who are mindful of the Christian worldview, understand how this perspective influences daily life and actively embrace the principles of servant leadership.
This MSOL degree program provides a comprehensive framework for future business leaders. Some of the core competencies students will develop include the following:
- Assessment of the financial viability of a business model via revenue stream identification
- The fostering of an organizational culture that encourages collaboration, creativity and innovation
- The use of sales and marketing analytics to validate business plans
Entrepreneurial and Organizational Leadership Careers
Prepare to pursue a new career, make a career transition or enrich your current career with an MS in entrepreneurship and organizational leadership. The foundational knowledge and leadership skills cultivated by this degree program are sought-after qualifications across all types of organizations, including private and public sector entities. Graduates who have become thoughtful drivers and managers of change can pursue careers that may include the following:
- Corporate recruiter or talent manager
- Director of strategic planning
- Strategic planner of innovation
- Executive of human resources
- International team manager
- Operations manager or analyst
Grand Canyon University is a regionally accredited school by the Higher Learning Commission. Additional accreditations and approvals have been awarded to our core programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Program Core Courses
This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Business. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.
This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and for students who have not had accounting in undergraduate work. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting and the fundamentals of managerial accounting, such as cost behavior and budgeting. The course covers accounting theories using computational examples, and homework is problem solving.
This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and is designed for students who have not had finance in undergraduate work. Topics covered include financial analysis, financial planning, asset evaluation, capital structure, and working capital management.
The purpose of this course is to prepare students in mathematical, probability, and statistical concepts for their upcoming studies in quantitative methods. The course is intended for those students who have not had any prior statistical education, although students who have had statistics should also consider taking the course as a refresher.
This course introduces a business model development framework for identifying opportunities for organizational growth through innovation development and sales. Students are introduced to needs assessment techniques and marketing and sales analytics in order to apply problem solving strategies to identify, analyze, and solve problems via commercialization of innovative products, services, or business processes.
Students will collect and analyze consumer data to identify customer segments for the commercialization of innovations. Students will use methods of consumer behavior and market analysis to establish the viability of an innovation and competitive advantage within a target market. Prerequisite: OGS-600.
Students will assess the financial viability of a business model through identifying revenue streams generated via commercialization of products, services, or business processes. There is specific emphasis on pricing, costs of product development and distribution, and business model cost structure. Prerequisites: FIN-504 and OGS-605.
This course focuses on identifying, analyzing, and managing marketing and sales channels to drive product sales or service delivery. Students examine customer needs analysis, sales analytics, the sales cycle, and web-based marketing and sales strategies. Prerequisites: SYM-506 and OGS-605.
This course is an overview of how to fund ventures, innovations, and organizational growth strategies. Students research internal and external sources of funding and learn strategies for pitching proposals for raising capital to various stakeholders. Prerequisites: OGS-605 and OGS-610.
This course focuses on scaling up operations and infrastructure to support the growth of sales and services. Students examine legal and licensing issues related to marketing and sales, managing staffing and resources, and key partnerships. Prerequisites: ACC-502, FIN-504, SYM-506, and OGS-605.
This course focuses on establishing an organizational culture that fosters the creativity and innovation necessary to drive continual product and service development and sales in today's fast-changing business market. Students are provided with skills to lead organizational growth with an emphasis on collaboration, sales force design, business model management, and ethics. Prerequisite: OGS-605.
This capstone course requires students to complete and implement their business models and finalize their pitch to selected stakeholders. Students validate their business plans using sales and marketing analytics to prove the viability of their business models. Prerequisites: OGS-600, OGS-605, OGS-610, OGS-615, OGS-620, OGS-625 and OGS-630.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
* Please note that this list may contain programs that are not presently offered as program availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability of the program.