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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

MS in Technology (33 credit hours)

Organizational Leadership Concentration

Housed in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC), the Organizational Leadership concentration within the Masters of Science in Technology will prepare you for the dynamics of contemporary workplace leadership.

The concentration in Organizational Leadership can prepare you for a variety of careers such as

  • Project Manager or Leader
  • Production Control Manager
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Technical Consultant
  •  Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Technical Sales Manager
  • Corporate Trainer or Executive Coach

Learning Goals

You will expand your abilities to:

  • Apply theories of OL to workplace contexts
  • Draw upon the results of published research to lead organizational change
  • Design and conduct workplace research in order to make data-guided decisions

Degree Requirements

In earning the MS in Technology with a Concentration in Organizational Leadership (OL), you will complete three required core courses designed to help you understand quantitative and qualitative data-guided decision-making principles in industry and technology and to develop relevant skills in project management.

 Required Primary Core MS in Technology Courses (9 credit hours)

 In addition to core courses, you will complete an additional 24 credit hours of related required and elective courses.

 Required OL Concentration Courses (15 credit hours). The OL Concentration requires these five graduate courses:

Related Electives (9 credit hours) You may choose three relevant elective courses including but not limited to:

The MS in Technology has two options: Directed Project or Courses-Only.

Courses-Only Option Directed Project + Courses Option
  • 24 credit hours of courses. (Eight courses beyond the required core, as listed above.)
  • 21 credit hours of courses (seven courses beyond the required core, as listed above)
  • Directed Project (3 credit hours)

For more information about the Directed Project, see the Appendix A of the graduate program handbook

For MS in Technology admissions information, visit this page.

Student Success Story

Tiffany WhineryTiffany Whinery
2017 Graduate
Talent Acquisition Recruiter
Bluegreen Vacations
"Graduating from the Master of Science in Technology program with emphasis in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development prepared me to excel as a Talent Acquisition Partner. My professors equipped me with knowledge and hands-on experience that has directly influenced decisions I make on a daily basis in the workplace.

Challenging coursework and consistent interaction with instructors and peers provided the confidence to pursue and achieve my personal and professional objectives."