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Leading Organizations (M.Ed.)

Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Program Overview

Ready to move up in your organization? Want to learn from renowned scholars and practitioners how to tap its potential? Seeking to promote a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce and working environment?

Developed by expert faculty at Vanderbilt's Peabody College, the master's degree in Leading Organizations (MLO) offers courses specifically designed for working professionalsstudents in the MLO program typically have several years of relevant work experience. This part-time program will elevate your skills and knowledge to manage, lead, and strengthen organizations of all kinds. Whether you want to implement change and effectively solve problems or cultivate a dynamic and inclusive workplace that responds to today's needs, you can become the leader you envision and make a difference within and beyond your organization.

Understanding that organization and leadership effectiveness cuts across domains, the MLO Program offers broad instructional experiences. Classes are tailored to address the challenges of your particular organization in a manner that affirms your work experience and diverse perspectives and helps you discover your leadership potential. The expertise you gain will prepare you for leadership in for-profit, non-profit, government, educational and start-up organizations.
You'll learn to leverage people's diverse and untapped strengths and galvanize your organization's culture; to balance theory and practice; and to become the leader who sets a clear and inclusive vision for your organization, guides and motivates employees, and builds morale. And because we believe leadership is demonstrated during challenging and uncertain times, your skillset will be augmented by understanding and addressing today's emerging social problems.

Note: The GRE is optional for admission to master's programs for the 2021 application cycle only due to ongoing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have taken the GRE and believe your scores will improve your application, you may submit the GRE with your application.

 

Program at a Glance

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Leading Organizations

Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Program Director: Sayil Camacho, Ph.D.
Admissions Coordinator: Rosie Moody
Admission Term: Spring and Fall
Credit Hours: 30
Priority Application Deadline: December 1 for admission to Spring 2021 semester*

*We will continue to accept applications after this date, but applications will be evaluated for admission and scholarships as space and funds are available..

Program Components

Weekly online classes
Live, online classes led by Peabody College faculty serve as the starting point for your empowering learning experience—engaging group discussions, hands-on learning with inspiring peers, and theory-to-praxis are just the beginning. The classes take place on our online platform via webcam, allowing students to interact face-to-face, no matter where they are.

Capstone
The program culminates in a project-based capstone experience that will catapult students into their next career move or other world-changing venture.

 

Program Curriculum

Understanding that organization and leadership effectiveness cuts across domains, the MLO Program offers broad instructional experiences. Classes are tailored to address the challenges of your particular organization in a manner that affirms your work experience and diverse perspectives and helps you discover your leadership potential. The expertise you gain will prepare you for leadership in for-profit, non-profit, government, educational and start-up organizations.

You'll learn to leverage people's diverse and untapped strengths and galvanize your organization's culture; to balance theory and practice; and to become the leader who sets a clear and inclusive vision for your organization, guides and motivates employees, and builds morale. And because we believe leadership is demonstrated during challenging and uncertain times, your skillset will be augmented by understanding and addressing today's emerging social problems.

The online M.Ed. in Leading Organizations is a 30-credit-hour program that can be completed in 18 months over 5 semesters. Students will hone their leadership skills and gain in-depth understanding in:
• Leadership Theory and Practice
• Organization Theory and Behavior
• Strategy and Analytics
• Program Evaluation
• Leading Inclusive Organizations
• Leadership in the Professions
• Public Policy
• Research Design
• Evidence-based Practice

Program Curriculum

Faculty

Many of the faculty in the Leading Organizations program are practice faculty, meaning they actively use research to inform practice and practice to inform their research.

Faculty members bring these perspectives from many fields, including business, education, government, sociology, and psychology — and from disciplines such as coaching, organizational development, human resources, leadership development, and consultation.

Sayil Camacho
  • Program Director, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations