Management and Organizational Leadership

Graduate Program HeadBrian H. Cameron
Program CodeMOL
Campus(es)University Park (M.Mgt.)
Degrees ConferredMaster of Management (M.Mgt.)
The Graduate Faculty


The Master of Management in Management and Organizational Leadership prepares graduates to stand out in a competitive job market by studying at a highly-reputed business school with some of the world’s leading academic thinkers and industry experts. This program provides students with the business, leadership, and organizational skills needed for effective change management, strategic management, and high-performance team development. Students will acquire the business skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic work environments, gain a firm understanding of business issues and problems, and be prepared to become successful leaders. The program is taught by the same world-class professors who teach our M.B.A. students. A solid foundation in strategy, decision analysis, management, accounting, marketing, operations, and finance will make graduates more attractive to hiring managers and enable them to advance more rapidly into management and leadership positions. These learning outcomes are achieved by a combination of lectures by faculty, invited guest lecturers, reading of key literature, individual and team projects, and practical involvement in a leadership immersion capstone experience.

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies.

Educational Background

The student cohort reflects today’s international business environment, with selective admittance. With this in mind, the following are the admission requirements:

  • Undergraduate bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application for Admission, including:
    • Statement of Purpose: a 600 word essay articulating career and educational goals that demonstrate strong written communication skills
    • Résumé
    • Two letters of recommendation that attest to readiness for graduate study
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Work experience post-undergraduate graduation of 18 months or less
  • Visa Application (International Candidates)

Candidates who have demonstrated a strong academic background may apply for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement, which may be granted at the discretion of the program. 

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction at Penn State is English. English proficiency test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) may be required for international applicants. See GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Management and Organizational Leadership program applicants must have minimum TOEFL scores of:

  • Internet-Based: 100
  • Speaking Section: 20
  • Paper-Based: 600

The minimum acceptable composite score for the IELTS for applicants to the Management and Organizational Leadership program is 7.0

Degree Requirements

Master of Management (M.Mgt.)

Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-700 Professional Degree Policies.

The minimum number of required credits for the Master of Management in Management and Organizational Leadership program is 31 credits.

Required Courses
BA 512Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Decision Making2
BA 533Economics for Managers2
BA 571Strategic Management2
BA 800Marketing Management2
BA 801Management2
BA 802Team Process and Performance1
BA 804Ethical Leadership2
BA 805Negotiation Theory and Skills1
BA 810Supply Chain and Operations Management2
BA 811Financial Accounting2
BA 815Business Statistics for Contemporary Decision Making2
BA 817Communication Skills for Management (1 per mod)4
BA 821Foundation in Managerial Accounting2
BA 831Foundations in Finance2
BA 832Global Business Environment1
Culminating Experience
BA 880Leadership Immersion (Capstone Course)2
Total Credits31

Employers need future leaders. Our Leadership Immersion course provides practical and hands-on exposure to leadership training and exercises that can be applied in a diverse range of professional environments and business settings. Leadership Immersion programs take students out of their comfort zones to experience leadership and teamwork from a different perspective. The Capstone course provides an opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills that were gained throughout the Master of Management in Management and Organizational Leadership program with strategic management and leadership concepts. A capstone paper is one of the major deliverables in this course.


A graduate minor is available in any approved graduate major or dual-title program. The default requirements for a graduate minor are stated in Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-600 Research Degree Policies and GCAC-700 Professional Degree Policies, depending on the type of degree the student is pursuing:

Student Aid

Refer to the Tuition & Funding section of The Graduate School's website. Students in this program are not eligible for graduate assistantships.


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Business Administration (BA) Course List


Campus University Park
Graduate Program Head Brian Harold Cameron
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Brian Harold Cameron
Program Contact

Andrea Lyn Murphy-Faust
220 Business Building
University Park PA 16802
(814) 863-0474

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