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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Leadership and Organizational Dynamics (MS)

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The Master of Science in Leadership and Organization Dynamics program offers an opportunity for students interested in developing highly-sought skills in leading and managing organizations to acquire these skills in a challenging educational environment.  The program is designed to help students to develop and reinforce the five most critical skills beyond field-specific content knowledge necessary for mid- upper-level management success:  professionalism and work ethic, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, and ethics and social responsibility.

Admission to the Leadership and Organizational Dynamics (MS) Program

Applications for admission are available from the School of Management Office, its website, or from the Office of Graduate Programs. Admission to the program is not granted until the following materials are submitted and reviewed:

  1. Completed application for graduate admission.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. A professional resume including work experience and extracurricular activities.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (one professional and one academic).
  5. Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  6. Statement of Purpose.
    In addition, international students are required to submit the following:
  7. Official documents demonstrating English proficiency.
  8. Notarized Affidavit of Financial Support.
  9. Bank statement.

In evaluating applications, consideration is given to these indicators of aptitude and preparedness for graduate study in management. The School of Management weighs these materials in making admission decisions, in conjunction with relevant business and managerial experience. Admission decisions are guided by a desire to draw participants from diverse organizations and backgrounds, balancing class composition to ensure wide ranging experiences and perspectives.

Application Deadlines

Priority application deadlines are:

August 1 for fall entry
November 15 for winter entry
March 15 for spring entry
May 15 for summer entry

International applications are due:

May 1 for fall entry
September 1 for winter entry

Completed files received by the deadline receive priority in review; files completed after the deadline are reviewed if seats remain.

Completed applications should be received by the Office of Graduate Programs by the published deadlines. For additional information consult:
School of Management
University of Michigan-Flint
1 Riverfront Center West
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3160



All requirements must be completed within four calendar years of initial enrollment in the program.

An overall grade point average of at least 3.0 is required for program completion. A grade point average of less than 3.0 constitutes a sufficient basis for probationary status and, if the grade point average is not improved, dismissal from the program. Students with probationary status must make progress toward “good standing.” Failure to do so may result in required reduction in the maximum courses the student may enroll in or other actions. Courses with a grade of D or less must be retaken. Courses in which a grade below B is received may be retaken once for credit. In such cases, both the original grade and the grade received when the course is retaken appear on the transcript and are used in determining the student’s grade point average.

Transfer credit is limited to no more than nine credits and must have been completed in the last 4 years with a grade of B or better in graduate courses while enrolled as a graduate student at an AACSB accredited program, and must not be part of another degree. Exceptions to this rule are accepted only in unusual circumstances and then only by approval of the SOM Graduate Programs Committee.

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