2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Organizational Leadership Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These 25 colleges offer the most affordable online master's in organizational leadership programs. Middle Georgia State University, the #1 option, charges only $3,825 per year. Classes for MGA'S program include Continuous Process Improvement, Decision Sciences, Human Resources Management, and Managing in a Global Environment. In the #2 spot is Tennessee State University, offering a Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Leadership for $3,842 per academic year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Middle Georgia State University $3,825
# 2 #2 Tennessee State University $3,842
# 3 #3 California Coast University $4,485
# 4 #4 Wichita State University $4,529
# 5 #5 Columbia Southern University $5,670
# 6 (tie) #6 (tie) American Public University System $6,300
# 6 (tie) #6 (tie) Grantham University $6,300
# 6 (tie) #6 (tie) University of Alabama $6,300
# 9 #9 Strayer University $6,640
# 10 (tie) #10 (tie) Chadron State College $6,673
# 10 (tie) #10 (tie) Peru State College $6,673
# 10 (tie) #10 (tie) Wayne State College $6,673
# 13 #13 Oral Roberts University $6,750
# 14 #14 Lincoln Christian University $6,795
# 15 #15 Marshall University $6,810
# 16 #16 Northern Vermont University $7,000
# 17 #17 Trevecca Nazarene University $7,140
# 18 #18 Cameron University $7,225
# 19 #19 Spalding University $7,310
# 20 #20 Troy University $7,410
# 21 #21 Iowa Wesleyan University $7,425
# 22 #22 Western Governors University $7,600
# 23 (tie) #23 (tie) Maranatha Baptist University $7,650
# 23 (tie) #23 (tie) York College $7,650
# 25 #25 University of the Cumberlands $7,750
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $3,825
Annual Tuition: $3,825
Annual Tuition: $3,825
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 23%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 880 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,852
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 268
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (478) 471-2700

Example Classes: Continuous Process Improvement, Decision Sciences, Human Resources Management, Managing in a Global Environment

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Management - Organizational Management
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $3,842
Annual Tuition: $3,842
Annual Tuition: $3,842
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 200
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 256
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (615) 963-5000

Example Classes: Computer-Based Decision Modeling, Conflict Management and Negotiation, Globalization and the Professions, Professional Environment: Issues and Ethics, Project Planning and Scheduling, Small Group Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Professional Studies
  • Master of Professional Studies - Human Resource Leadership
  • Master of Professional Studies - Strategic Leadership
  • Master of Professional Studies - Training & Development
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $4,485
Annual Tuition: $4,485
Annual Tuition: $4,485
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • School Accreditation: DEAC

Example Classes: Conflict Management, Employee Training and Development, Modern Management, Organizational Theory, The Research Process

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. Organizational Leadership
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $4,529
Annual Tuition: $4,529
Annual Tuition: $4,529
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 632
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (316) 978-3456

Example Classes: Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Arts, Fundraising and Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations, Reaching New Audiences - Arts Marketing in the 21st Century, Shaping Arts in the 21st Century, Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Masters of Arts in Arts Leadership and Management
#5
#5

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach (AL)
Annual Tuition: $5,670
Annual Tuition: $5,670
Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 22%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 14,364
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,670
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (251) 981-3771 x1278

Example Classes: Crisis Communication Management, Intercultural Management, Managing Project Teams, Methods of Analysis for Business Operations, Psychological Foundations of Leadership, Strategic Management and Business Policy

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. Organizational Leadership
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: Cross-Cultural Management, Ethics in Leadership, Leading Teams, Organizational Crisis Management, Organizational Development, Strategic Human Resource Management Practices

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Management - Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Management - Strategic Consulting
  • Master of Public Administration - Organizational Management
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Leader Track
#6
#6

Grantham University

Kansas City (KS)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 22%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,896
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,183
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (800) 955-2527

Example Classes: Cross Cultural Communication and Leadership, Effective Coaching, Grit Performance and Staying Power, Leadership Strategies for Change, Leadership Styles and Development, Leading and High Performance

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Leadership
  • MS in Nursing Management Specialization and Organizational Leadership
#6
#6

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,856
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,659
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 348-6010

Example Classes: Conflict and Negotiation, Gender and Political Communication, Group Leadership, Relational Communication, Seminar in Organizational Communication: Assessment and Intervention, Technology, Culture and Human Communication

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Communication Studies
  • MA in Communication Studies - Organizational Leadership (Academic Option)
  • MA in Communication Studies - Organizational Leadership (Professional Option)
  • MA in Educational Leadership (With Instructional Leadership Certification)
  • MS in Human Environmental Sciences - Consumer Quality Management
#9
#9

Strayer University

Nationwide
Annual Tuition: $6,640
Annual Tuition: $6,640
Annual Tuition: $6,640
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 53%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 41,599
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,908
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Example Classes: Contemporary Business, Global Business Management, Information Systems for Decision Making, Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance, Managing Organizational Change, Strategic Human Resource Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Human Resource Management in Human Resource and Organizational Development
  • Master of Science in Management - Leadership
#10
#10

Chadron State College

Chadron (NE)
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 601
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 466
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (308) 432-6000

Example Classes: Advanced Organizational Psychology, High Performance Leadership, Human Capital Management, Legal and Social Environment of Business, Mathematics for Management, Theories of Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Organizational Management
#10
#10

Peru State College

Peru (NE)
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 616
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 238
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 872-3815

Example Classes: Conflict Management and Mediation, E-Commerce and Internet Communication, Management of Innovation and Growth, New Venture Planning and Financing, Study Design and Data Collection

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Organizational Management – Entrepreneurial and Economic Development
#10
#10

Wayne State College

Wayne (NE)
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
Annual Tuition: $6,673
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 163
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 498
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 375-7000

Example Classes: Case Studies in Organizational Leadership, Communication Law, Qualitative Research Design, Stats Applications/Data Analysis, Stats Methods/Data Analysis, Study Design and Data Collection

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Instructional Leadership: Music Education
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Criminal Justice Administration and Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Information Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Management - Public Affairs
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $6,750
Annual Tuition: $6,750
Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Average SATs: 988 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 501
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 121
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (918) 495-6161

Example Classes: Accounting and Financial Leadership, Competitive Business Intelligence, Economic Leadership, Global Management Concepts, Marketing Leadership, Strategic Organizational Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Leadership
  • MBA in Leadership
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $6,795
Annual Tuition: $6,795
Annual Tuition: $6,795
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 56
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 71
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 732-3168

Example Classes: Authentic Leadership in Organizational Contexts, Cultural Expressions of Organizational Leadership, Dynamics of Change and Conflict in Organizational Leadership, Interpersonal Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness, Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizational Leadership, Visions, Values, and Voices in Organizational Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Organizational Leadership
#15
#15

Marshall University

Huntington (WV)
Annual Tuition: $6,810
Annual Tuition: $6,810
Annual Tuition: $6,810
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 935
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 596
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 642-3463

Example Classes: Community Collaborative Planning and Management, Fundraising Management, Human Relations in the Public Sector, Leadership in the Public Sector, Leading Nonprofit and Public Sector Organizations, Legal Issues for Non-profit and Public Sector Organizations

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
  • Master of Arts in Leadership Studies - Educational Leadership (School Principal)
  • Master of Arts in Leadership Studies - Leadership Specialist (Non-Profit & Public Agency)
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $7,000
Annual Tuition: $7,000
Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 408
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (802) 635-2356

Example Classes: Design Thinking for the Learning Organization, Ethical Leadership for Civil Society, Civic Engagement, and Corporate Responsibility, Foundations of Leadership Studies: Social, Historical, Critical and Future Perspectives of Knowledge for the Practice of Leadership, Leadership Capstone: Scholar-Practitioner Inquiry, Models of Leadership: Finding the Creative Self, Partnerships in Diversity

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $7,140
Annual Tuition: $7,140
Annual Tuition: $7,140
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1288
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 559
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 965
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (615) 248-1200

Example Classes: Cultivating Networks and Fundraising, Leading and Building Teams, Leading in Diverse Communities, Organizational Culture and Change

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Management and Leadership
  • Master of Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Public Administration in Management and Leadership
#18
#18

Cameron University

Lawton (OK)
Annual Tuition: $7,225
Annual Tuition: $7,225
Annual Tuition: $7,225
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 429
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 86
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (580) 581-2200

Example Classes: Change Management, Data-driven Decision-making, Legal & Ethical Environment, Organizational Training and Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
#19
#19

Spalding University

Louisville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $7,310
Annual Tuition: $7,310
Annual Tuition: $7,310
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 90
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 44
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (502) 585-9911

Example Classes: Communicating Essential Financial Information, Data Visualization and Storytelling, Ethics and Business Decision Making, Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace, Teambuilding and Cultural Competence

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Business Communication - Organizational Leadership
#20
#20

Troy University

Troy (AL)
Annual Tuition: $7,410
Annual Tuition: $7,410
Annual Tuition: $7,410
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,633
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,088
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 670-3100

Example Classes: Continuous Improvement, Ethical Leadership and Management in a Global Economy, Foundations of Leadership and Motivation, Leading and Developing High Performance Teams, Management Information Systems for Leaders, Survey of Business Concepts

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Management
  • MS in Management - Leadership
#21
#21

Iowa Wesleyan University

Mount Pleasant (IA)
Annual Tuition: $7,425
Annual Tuition: $7,425
Annual Tuition: $7,425
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1060
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 45
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 23
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (319) 385-8021

Example Classes: Ethical Leadership, Financial Strategic Management, Leading Change, Organizational Decision-Making, Strategic Human Resources Management, Talent Management

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Management Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Management Leadership - Athletic Administration
  • Master of Arts in Management Leadership - Strategic Leadership
#22
#22

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $7,600
Annual Tuition: $7,600
Annual Tuition: $7,600
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 98,630
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 37,509
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 274-3280

Example Classes: Becoming an Effective Leader, Business Acumen, Change Management and Innovation, Data-Driven Decision Making, Managing Human Capital, Managing Organizations and Leading People

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S. Management & Leadership
  • Master of Health Leadership
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $7,650
Annual Tuition: $7,650
Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1006 -1205
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 147
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 123
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (920) 261-9300

Example Classes: Budgetary and Financial Management, Methods of Organizational Research, Operations and Project Management, Organizational Ethics and Governance, Theological & Historical Foundation of Organizational Leadership, Theories & Models of Leadership

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Organizational Leadership - Nonprofit Administration
  • Master of Organizational Leadership - Organizational Leadership
#23
#23

York College

York (NE)
Annual Tuition: $7,650
Annual Tuition: $7,650
Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Average SATs: 880 -1040
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 85
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 363-5600

Example Classes: Building and Managing Teams, Crisis Communication and Leadership, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, Human Behavior in Organizations, Leadership Development and Coaching, Leading Complex Change

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Organizational and Global Leadership
  • MA in Organizational and Global Leadership - Cybersecurity Leadership
  • MA in Organizational and Global Leadership - Data Systems Leadership
  • MA in Organizational and Global Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
#25
#25

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $7,750
Annual Tuition: $7,750
Annual Tuition: $7,750
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,640
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,852
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 549-2200

Example Classes: Advanced HR Management, Competitive Strategy, Legal, Ethical and Social Environment, Management Consulting, Managing in a Global Environment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Online Master's Degrees

  • Executive Master of Science in Strategic Management