Full-time or part-time MBA

Organizational Leadership

Program Details


Online, Portland Hybrid

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Organizational Leadership

The organizational leadership track of the Oregon State MBA program is designed to serve leaders and professionals of business and nonprofit organizations in any industry.

We’ve designed our program in response to market trends, with feedback from industry partners, and based on contemporary research regarding managing and leading organizations. The organizational leadership program provides evidence-based foundational knowledge and hands-on practices toward increased employee effectiveness, talented leadership and organizational success.

The program specializes in global leadership, human resource management, executive-level decision-making, contemporary project management and negotiation techniques relevant to the global nature of modern organizational environments. Organizational leadership is highly versatile and essential for any organization and industry due to its high applicability and inclusiveness.


Study Abroad

Flexible Learning Formats

Earn an Oregon State MBA fully online, in person or hybrid. We’re Oregon’s top-rated part-time MBA because we offer the flexibility working professionals need.

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Industry-Driven Programming

Our business graduate degrees have 10 custom learning tracks, developed in close consultation with our industry advisory boards for leading, forward-thinking business skills and knowledge for you.

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AACSB International

Oregon State has accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — the global quality standard for business education. Only 5% of the world’s business schools have earned this distinction.

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Prestigious Alumni

You’re joining a network of more than 35,000 Oregon State business alumni at leading companies around our region and the world, such as Amazon, Google, Daimler Truck, Boeing, Nike, Starbucks, Samaritan Healthcare and Portland General Electric.

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What You'll Learn

  • Become an expert facilitator for executive-level, strategic decision-making utilizing your abilities to understand, analyze and apply human-resource management information.
  • Using both classic and modern leadership theories and techniques, you'll facilitate effective leadership in your organization.
  • Across sectors and industries, you'll develop strategies for employees and leadership to attain organizational success.
  • The organizational leadership MBA prepares you for senior leadership and strategic management roles, business and management consultant roles including global positions and senior project management roles.

Why I Chose OSU

"I wanted to go with a program that afforded me some name recognition, to get an MBA from a place people had heard of and could relate to. I looked at other programs in Portland, and Oregon State was the best value. It’s significantly more cost-effective, and I couldn’t see the upside of paying that much more. Plus, traveling all over the country, I had to have flexibility."

Nathan Peterson '18

Organizational Leadership

Southeast Voluntary Practice Lead | The Standard

Flexible Program Leads to Career Milestones

Alan Hansen completed his MBA in organizational leadership, part-time, piece by piece, taking both online and hybrid classes and enjoying each one.

The Bend, Oregon, resident also gave himself "promotions" during the years he worked on his degree -- with moves to new jobs within Bend's vibrant economic environment. One as a director of project management at the iconic Deschutes Brewery, and then another as Onboard Dynamics' director of project engineering.

Once a startup funded by U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency, Onboard Dynamics is a mobile, scalable, affordable technology platform producing energy from natural gas compression technology. Hansen’s trust in the quality of the Oregon State MBA served him well.

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