Learn what it takes to lead a 21st century organization. Advance in your current organization, pursue a new opportunity, or change direction with Johns Hopkins’ innovative MS in Organizational Leadership degree program.

Degree Type:
Master of Science
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
10 courses
Time to Complete:
2 years

Program Overview

The JHU organizational leadership program will sharpen your skills and boost your knowledge in areas such as strategic planning, workforce development, human resources, change management, conflict resolution, internal communication, and performance evaluation.

Throughout the program, you will learn more about your personal leadership style and leave the program a more confident, ethical, analytical professional.

Leadership Career Opportunities

Leadership is an essential characteristic—critical throughout every level of a company, organization, association, or governmental entity. Here are just a few of the myriad titles you might see as you search for your next leadership challenge:

  • General manager
  • Operations manager
  • Director of talent development
  • Management analyst
  • Public health administrator
  • School district administrator
  • Executive coach
  • Mayor
  • Brand manager
  • Sales executive

And, of course, a degree in organizational leadership is beneficial to entrepreneurs and business owners.

Leadership and Management Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports $109,760 as the annual median wage for management positions, the highest wage of all occupational groups it tracks.

The BLS also estimates several leadership categories will grow faster than the average occupation through 2030. They include (along with their 2020 annual median wage):

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers ($151,150)1
  • Construction Managers ($97,180)2
  • Financial Managers ($134,180)3
  • Food Service Managers ($56,590)4
  • Medical and Health Services Managers ($104,280)5
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers ($118,430)6
  • Social and Community Service Managers ($69,600)7
  • Training and Development Managers ($115,640)8

Among these areas, the BLS predicts medical and health services will have the largest growth this decade: a 32% increase9.

Why Study Organizational Leadership at JHU

Flexible, Convenient Schedule

Our innovative leadership master’s program is designed for working professionals. Earn your MS in Organizational Leadership online, while still working full-time or managing other family and life responsibilities.

Industry Thought Leaders

Faculty research interests include ethics, crisis communications, change management, servant leadership, and project management. Faculty members are also practitioners with leadership roles in HR, consulting, finance, education, government, and technology.

Take the Next Step

Step up and prepare to drive your organization to the next level with the online MS in Organizational Leadership degree from JHU.

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The salary data for potential organizational leadership career options are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook:

1 “Training and Development Managers: Pay.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
2 “Financial Managers: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
3 “Medical and Health Services Managers: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
4 “Public Relations and Fundraising Managers: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
5 “Computer and Information Systems Managers: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
6 “Construction Managers: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
7 “Social and Community Service Managers: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
8 “Food Service Managers: Summary.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.
9 “Management Occupations.” Accessed online on November 19, 2021.

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