Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Credit)
    Tuition (Credit)
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #70 , IN,
The Master of Science in the Deparatment of Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) provides a strong foundation in organizational behavior and a choice of specialization in either human resources or leadership.


The human resources option fills a need for individuals who want to understand the theory as well as the practice of HR. Increasingly, organizations are depending on their employees to provide a competitive edge as they face global competition, and the human resources function is integral in that endeavor. This means that the HR staff must be more innovative, more strategic, and more sophisticated than ever before. Students in the HR option will learn how to contribute to organizational success by hiring better performers and managing them more effectively.

The leadership option responds to increasing interest in the study and practice of leadership as a discipline. Organizations need effective leaders at all levels as they face a global marketplace and a more diverse and rapidly changing society. The leadership option responds to this need by providing the theory, skills, and action-oriented perspective required to be an effective leader in today's organizations. Students in this option will learn research-supported leadership principles, not leadership fads.

Programme Structure

  • Foundations of Behavior and Leadership in Organizations
  • Foundations of Human Resource
  • Foundations of Organizational Context
  • Organizational Analysis and Action
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Employee Relations
  • System Change and Organization Development
  • Leading Collaborative Projects and Work Teams
  • Developing a Leadership Philosophy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A copy of the first page of your passport with the passport expiration date
  • A copy of any previously issued U.S. visas, I-94 forms, and I-20 or DS-2019 forms (if applicable)
  • Proof of English proficiency. Official English proficiency examination results must be forwarded directly to IPFW by the testing agency. The most common way of demonstrating proficiency in English is by taking one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL (IPFW School Code: 1336)
  • Certificate of completion of ELS Language Center—Program Level 1125. 
  • Certification of Financial Support with supporting bank statements or proof of sponsorship

Tuition Fee Per Credit

  • USD 764 International
  • USD 337 National
  • per credit hour


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