How to Check Accreditation for an Organizational Leadership Online Master's Degree

Organizational leadership master's degree programs can be offered online. The following article describes how to verify that an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education has accredited an online program. Schools offering Organizational Design & Development degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Accrediting Agency Databases

Accreditation means certification by bodies that evaluate and recognize the academic integrity and quality of a school. Reputable accrediting agencies are authorized by the U.S. Department of Education and listed online (www.ed.gov). When a school describes itself as being accredited, it should name the agency or agencies granting this accreditation; some schools claim accreditation by non-authorized agencies. There are six authorized regional accrediting agencies that might evaluate an online master's program in organizational leadership, all of which make their databases freely available for online searches.

Important Facts About Organizational Leadership Programs

Prerequisites Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university, 2 years work experience, résumé, letters of recommendation
Common Courses Strategic management and financial reports analysis, Leading in Changing Economic, Delivering Organization Excellence
Online Availability Available through many programs
Possible Careers Chief executives, operations managers, education administrators
Median Salary (2018)$189,600 (chief executives)
$104,980 (top executives)
Job Outlook (2016-2026)-4% decline (chief executives)
8% (top executives)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

U.S. Department of Education and Third-Party Accreditation

The Office of Postsecondary Education is part of the U.S Department of Education and maintains a directory of accredited colleges and universities online (www.ope.ed.gov). Students can easily use this resource to find out whether or not a program is accredited. U.S. News and World Report, which provides ranking and other information about universities, is also a good source because it lists only accredited institutions.

Traditional Accredited Schools with Online Organizational Leadership Programs

Another way to make sure that your school of choice is accredited is to look for established, accredited traditional colleges with distance learning programs. For example, Regis University in Denver, CO, offers an online Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program. Another example is Gonzaga University, which offers a hybrid online M.A. in Organizational Leadership that requires only one 3-day seminar in Spokane, Washington.

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