Explore Courses
MS in Organizational Leadership

MS in Organizational Leadership

Batch Starts 29th Feb'2024

Abroad Intake Sep'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR12 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 12 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto12 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • INR67 Lakhs

    Average salary in USA after completion of the course


  • Healthcare Management
  • Project Management
  • Coaching
  • Leading and Managing Technical Projects
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sales Management
  • Organizational Communication

Program Structure and Fees

MS in Organizational Leadership is a 26 months course where in the first 11 months you will be studying online with IMT Ghaziabad. Tuition fees for Online course is INR 4,07,000. For the next 15 months, you will be going to the USA and studying on-campus at Northeastern University. Tuition fees for Northeastern University is approximately 26,961 USD. You will also have to incur approximately 20,000 USD  per annum as living costs in USA.

Northeastern University's MS in Organizational Leadership offers a hands-on learning approach to explore and enhance individual leadership styles, equipping students with the skills to foster productivity in diverse professional settings. Graduates emerge with the ability to excel at various organizational levels, showcasing readiness for advancement, entrepreneurship, global strategic management, and the ability to drive innovation and change within organizations.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Advanced General Management Program


    • Students who have appeared for 10 + 2 examinations, (e.g. A level, CBSE, HSC, IBDP, ISC, etc.) from any stream with 60% marks or above.
    • Undergraduate degree from any stream with minimum 65% marks or 3 GPA. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 3.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,07,000

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    11 months

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • MS in Organizational Leadership


    • An aggregate score of 3.0 GPA and above in the Advanced General Management Program with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course.
    • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL iBT >= 79 with a writing portion of 20 or IELTS score >= 6.5 with no band lower than 6 or PTE >= 53 or Duolingo >= 105.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 26,961

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 20,000 per annum

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year 3 months

Other Benefits

  • Dual certification - IMT Ghaziabad as well as Northeastern University, U.S.A.
  • Northeastern University is featured at #44 Best Universities Nationally
  • Northeastern University is ranked #1 in the US for Co-op Programs
  • Ranked #4 for its Career Services
  • Eligible to apply for up to 12-months OPT after graduation
  • Dedicated Student Success Team
  • End-to-end application, counseling and visa application support from upGrad
  • In-built TOEFL/IELTS training and study abroad modules to meet U.S.A. study requirements
About IMT Ghaziabad
Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad (IMT-G) is India’s premier management school and is the 4th business school in the country accredited by the coveted AACSB. Strategically located in Delhi-NCR region, IMTG has distinct focus on grooming leadership through innovation, execution, and social responsibility. IMT Ghaziaba is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives. ...Read more
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a global research university renowned for its leadership in experiential lifelong learning. The institution's distinctive approach integrates real-world experience with education, research, and innovation, empowering students, faculty, alumni, and partners to make a significant impact worldwide.Northeasten's global university system offers a wealth of opportunities for its community, academic institutions, government entities, and industry partners to think locally and act globally. With 13 campuses spread across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, a vast network of over 300,000 alumni, and partnerships with 3,000 organizations worldwide, Northeastern serves as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.The university provides personalized, experiential undergraduate and graduate programs across 10 colleges and schools. These programs culminate in degrees ranging from bachelor's to doctorate, with a focus on the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies. This unique emphasis ensures that Northeastern graduates are well-prepared for the careers of the future and lead lives of fulfilment and accomplishment.Northeastern's research enterprise holds an R1 Carnegie classification, indicating its dedication to finding solutions that address global challenges. Faculty scholars and students collaborate in interdisciplinary teams that span not only academic disciplines but also sectors, working together to solve interconnected global issues. Their efforts are driven by a commitment to transformative impact for humankind.As an integral part of Northeastern University, the College of Professional Studies (CPS) offers lifelong experiential learning opportunities. CPS empowers individuals at all stages and walks of life through a diverse range of programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. These programs equip graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the global workplace and distinguish themselves among their peers. ...Read more
About USA
The USA is one of the most sought-after countries for international students, given the scope of academic and professional opportunities. Let us discuss some more reasons that make it worth studying in the USA:1.World-Class EducationThe U.S. has nearly 4,000 accredited higher-education institutions. It has the highest number of universities in the op 100 and 200 globally (per QS World Rankings 2024), making it a hub for excellent education.2. Internationally-recognized DegreesThe U.S. degrees are recognized worldwide. A U.S. college or university degree allows students to enhance their careers through advanced learning and better career opportunities.3. Student-Friendly CitiesThe U.S. has four cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) ranked among the top 30 QS Best Student Cities 2024, solidifying the country's reputation not just for academics but also for facilitating an education-intensive environment that is open and welcoming.4. Higher ROIStudying at a reputed U.S. university helps students earn high salaries post-completion of their program, thus providing higher ROI.5.Earn While LearningThe U.S. F-1 study visa allows students to work on-campus for 20 hours per week during a semester and full-time on holidays. ...Read more

Career Opportunities

Organizational Leadership

  • Human Resources Manager

    USD 79,680 Annually

  • Training and Development Manager

    USD 92,695 Annually

  • Sales Manager

    USD 73,910 Annually

  • Management Analyst

    USD 80,365 Annually

  • Organizational Consultant

    USD 84,403 Annually


IMT GhaziabadAdvanced General Management Program


Northeastern UniversityMS in Organizational Leadership

  • 300+

    Hours of Learning

  • 25+

    Live Sessions

  • 7+

    Case Study & Projects

  • 3+

    Tools & Softwares

Loan Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the scope of the MS in Organizational Leadership program?

The MS in Organizational Leadership is an engaging yet rigorous 11 months online(with IMT-Ghaziabad) and 15-months on-campus (Northeastern University, U.S.A.) program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into the field of management, informatics and information technology. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification - an Advanced General Management Program from IMT Ghaziabad and a Master’s degree in MS in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University U.S.A.

What should I expect from MS in Organizational Leadership?

Northeastern University's MS in Organizational Leadership program equips students with the skills needed to meet the high demand in the field of organizational leadership. The curriculum focuses on essential areas such as management, ethics, strategic thinking, team building, and organizational culture. With diverse options, students can tailor their studies to align with their interests and career goals. Additionally, the program facilitates the development of a strong professional network, allowing students to connect with industry leaders. Graduates of the program can pursue rewarding careers as Business and management consultant, Human resources manager, Project manager or coordinator, Sales and marketing manager & Leadership coaching or development. Upon program completion, students also have the opportunity to apply for OPT in the U.S.A., and receive support from Northeastern University Career Services to kickstart their careers in the United States.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the online coursework?

The programme will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the management. With this programme, IMT-G & Northeastern University, U.S.A. together seek to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered in the initial online program are Marketing Management, Business Communication, Accounting & Finance, Decision Sciences, Business Economics, OB, HR Legal, Sales & Distribution, Business Strategy, Supply Chain Management.

What type of learning experience should I expect from the online coursework?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

Post successful completion of the online program, an Advanced General Management Program certificate would be awarded from IMT Ghaziabad and on completion of the on-campus degree program, a Master's degree in MS in Organizational Leadership shall be conferred upon by Northeastern University.

Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in it?

No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

What is a co-op program at Northeastern University?

Co-op programs at Northeastern University are academic programs that combine classroom learning with practical work experience in a professional setting. Students have the opportunity to gain real-world skills, industry connections, and enhance their resumes through immersive full-time work opportunities. Northeastern is a global leader in co-op education, consistently ranked as the #1 co-op program in the nation.

Does this course at Northeastern University offer a co-op component?

Yes, this program has a co-op component. Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to participate in a co-op experience, allowing them to apply their classroom knowledge in real-world work setting.

How do I enroll in the program, and when do I need to declare a Graduate Co-op track?

Once students are on campus, they should contact their graduate academic advisor to declare a Graduate Co-op concentration. Students start their first co-op the second semester of their sophomore year or during the summer after their sophomore year.

Will I be paid during Graduate co-op?

In many cases, co-op opportunities are paid positions. However, compensation varies depending on the industry, job market, or other special circumstances. Whether paid or unpaid, all of our co-ops offer unparalleled industry experience with a variety of employers.

What are the various work locations available for Graduate co-op opportunities at Northeastern University?

Northeastern University offers a wide range of work locations for Graduate co-op opportunities. These opportunities are available in over three dozen states across the United States and in approximately 90 countries worldwide. While many students opt to work in the Boston area, Northeastern encourages students to be open-minded and flexible about their work location to ensure a rewarding experience and to broaden their future career prospects. The university particularly emphasizes the benefits of international co-op experiences, which provide students with a unique perspective on their work and the chance to explore different parts of the world. Students are advised to consult with their co-op coordinator to explore the available options and understand the specific requirements associated with each location.

How much commitment does a co-op program require?

While full time co-op shall require a commitment of 32-40 hours/week over 3-6 months, Part-time co-op shall require a commitment of 15-31 hours/week over 3-6 months.

About Northeastern University, U.S.A.

Why should you pursue MS in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, USA?

  • Students enhance their skills through an immersive learning laboratory model incorporating role-playing, interactive simulations, and real-world consulting experiences for organizations.
  • Students acquire the knowledge and techniques to cultivate and enhance their leadership capabilities.
  • Students have the opportunity to delve into essential aspects of leadership, including management, ethics, strategic thinking, team building, and organizational culture.
  • Students are equipped to tackle the complexities and possibilities that come with global leadership responsibilities.
  • Students apply and develop their leadership skills by actively engaging in action-learning and research projects.
  • Students gain a comprehensive understanding of driving change and becoming a catalyst for positive organizational transformation.
  • Students acquire the expertise to navigate intricate business frameworks, foster organizational creativity, and drive tangible outcomes through proactive measures.
  • Northeastern University alums hold positions at renowned companies like Boston Public Schools, State Street, Raytheon, United States Air Force, and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving in roles related to Education, Business Development, Community and Social Services, Operations, and Human Resources.
  • MS in Organizational Leadership graduates can pursue various career paths, such as Human Resources Manager ($79,680/year), Organizational Consultant ($84,403/year), Training and Development Manager ($92,695/year), Sales Manager ($73,910/year), and Management Analyst ($80,365/year).

Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

All students in the USA with a valid F-1 Visa are not eligible to work off-campus. Rather, such students are eligible to work on-campus as graduate assistants or research assistants or other on-campus ad-hoc jobs and receive compensation, beginning in their first semester. The list of available positions will be provided in advance of the Fall semester (please note the number of these positions are limited and not guaranteed).

Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the U.S.A.

When will I go to Northeastern University, U.S.A.?

Northeastern University offers 2 intakes for students coming through the accelerator route. The first intake of the year will be the January (spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be September (Fall). Though the application process for Northeastern University will start during the IMT Ghaziabad online program, you will be able to go to Northeastern University in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IMT Ghaziabad program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from Northeastern University?

upGrad will apply for you to Northeastern University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Northeastern University you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Northeastern University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Selection Criteria

How do I know if the program is right for me?

  • Strong academic background is desirable, providing an advantage in the MS Organizational Leadership program.
  • The program caters to individuals aspiring for diverse career opportunities such as business consulting, project management, sales and marketing management, and leadership coaching.
  • Through a hands-on learning approach, the MS Organizational Leadership program empowers learners to develop their unique leadership style, drive innovation, lead change, and achieve remarkable results within organizations.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 
For IMT Ghaziabad:
  • Students who have appeared for 10 + 2 examinations, (e.g. A level, CBSE, HSC, IBDP, ISC, etc.) from any stream with 60% marks or above.
  • Undergraduate degree from any stream with minimum 65% marks or 3 GPA. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 3. 
For Northeastern University:
  • An aggregate score of 3.0 GPA and above in the Advanced General Management Program with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course.
  • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL iBT >= 79 with a writing portion of 20 or IELTS score >= 6.5 with no band lower than 6 or PTE >= 53 or Duolingo >= 105.

Is work experience required for this course?

A relevant professional work experience is recommended but not mandatory.

What is the selection process for this program?

There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as.
Step 1- Complete Application -Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background.
Step 2- Apply for the Scholarship- Submit your Statement of Purpose to join an IMTG program.
Step 3- Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter- Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.
Step 4- Block your Seat - Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.

What are the list of documents required for the application ?

  • Class 12th transcripts
  • Official associate degree, transcript, stating degree conferral and date
  • Copies of passport
  • Statement of Purpose (academic/professional)
  • Two letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PTE, etc.)

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to complete this program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.


No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)  
  • Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
  • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
  • The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
  • In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
  • Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
  • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.
 Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)  
  • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
  • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
  • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).
 Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)  
  • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
  • The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
  • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
  • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
  • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
  • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.



  1. upGrad facilitates program delivery and is not a college/university in itself. Credits and credentials are awarded by the university. Please refer to relevant terms and conditions before applying. The University program is accredited/recognised in the country where the University is established. 
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. f you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling. ...Read more