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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Innovation
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Innovation

Rochester, USA

2 Years


Part time

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Aug 2024

USD 1,286 / per credit

Distance Learning


Interested in influencing people, implementing innovation in dynamic ways, and impacting your organization at the highest levels? Then organizational leadership is paramount to your ability to lead in today's tech-infused business environment.

  • Lead the adoption of innovation in today's tech-infused business environment.
  • Gain global experience at one of RIT’s global campuses: RIT Dubai, RIT Croatia, RIT Kosovo, or RIT China.
  • Participate in active, case-based learning, working with the latest technology and software in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Earn a 50% scholarship, industry connections, and one-on-one mentoring through the Saunders Leadership Fellows program.

What is Organizational Leadership?

Leading in innovative environments demands leaders who have a future-focused mindset and the advanced skills to lead in organizations that are constantly adapting and evolving from the latest in tech innovations. Organizational leadership is creating an intentional, collaborative work environment where you can identify and influence an organization's ability to innovate and evolve. Leaders of innovation are initiators, doers, range agents, and change-makers.

RIT's Organizational Leadership Degree

Constant technology advances provide organizations with a growing set of tools and opportunities to manage. They need leaders to spearhead organizational change, particularly in these technology-driven and innovative contexts. In the MS degree in organizational leadership and innovation, you will be equipped with the tools to spearhead organizational change, particularly in technology-driven and innovative contexts. The curriculum adds future-focused and innovative leadership-oriented courses that leverage faculty expertise in organizational leadership, innovation, technology, and strategy development. You’ll learn to create an entrepreneurial culture and build sustainable teams while you develop skills in the leadership and management of innovation.

Organizational Leadership Courses

The curriculum includes strategic foresight and innovation, technology and the future of work, leading change, and leading teams in organizations. You will learn to foresee emerging technologies and innovations and convert these opportunities into strategies. The program's courses are designed to develop your skills and abilities to use leadership to create innovative work cultures and lead innovative individuals and teams. By combining leadership skill development and managing innovation, you will be prepared to build sustainable organizations that can adapt efficiently.


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