This master's degree program invites you to explore the practical application of organizational leadership and develop expertise in communication, systems thinking, decision-making, conflict resolution, creative problem-solving, and change management.
A Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College demonstrates that you are prepared for the challenges and opportunities associated with leading and managing in a rapidly changing business environment. You will explore the practical application of organizational leadership and development expertise in communication, systems thinking, decision-making, conflict resolution, creative problem-solving, and change management. The program is designed for those who wish to drive positive change and enable organizational innovation.
"I use what I have learned in the MAOL program every day. My approach to my team, to change, to make decisions, and even to offer my assistance and mentoring has evolved because of the organizational leadership program. For instance, organizational change is huge, and it can be very scary; through the program, you are given the tools to understand what organizational change is and why it occurs. You learn that it is actually very healthy for a business and its employees to go through change. The program gives you the skills to successfully lead in situations such as this."
Jennifer Graesser '15
What Makes the MAOL Different from the MBA?
While MBA programs typically take an analytical approach to management and focus on areas like finance, accounting, marketing, and statistics, the master's in organizational leadership program focuses on critical thinking, mentoring and coaching, organizational behavior and change, communication, emotional intelligence, team building, and leadership development. The MAOL curriculum is designed to cultivate skills associated with effective leadership.
What can you do with this degree?
Our MAOL graduates work as project managers, computer and information systems managers, human resources managers, management analysts, medical and health services managers, presidents, leadership practitioners, with technical support companies, for consulting agencies and in higher education.
No scheduled class times – while there are weekly due dates, you complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you
Fall, spring, and summer starts
Why is this program right for you?
You aspire to be an effective leader and aim to develop the skills necessary to advance in your career. You may also be in a high-level position at your organization and strive to advance to the top. This degree exposes you to a cutting-edge curriculum that will help you develop and refine the skills you need to be a more strategic leader and manager.
MOL 520 Organizational Leadership: Theory and Practice
MGT 542 Organizational Behavior and Development
MOL 545 Executive Finance
MOL 643 Systems Thinking
MOL 644 Mentoring, Coaching and Team Leadership Competencies
MOL 646 Critical Thinking for Decision Makers
MOL 647 Leading Diversity in Organizations
MOL 648 Leading Successful Organizational Change
MOL 649 Leading and Technology
MOL 650 Leadership Capstone
Medaille Fits Your Life
At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Collaborative learning environment.
Financial aid and scholarships are available.