Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Make Your Mark in Any Organization with Essential Leadership Skills
Want to make a real difference for your organization and your career? Are you looking for program that can help you develop the skills—and the confidence—you need to advance into leadership roles? An education that also resonates with and helps you achieve your personal goals?
Unlock your leadership potential with a 100 percent online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) degree program from Lewis University.
With a focus on the human side of leadership, you’ll learn how to assess and understand your leadership strengths and talents. You’ll examine what it takes to lead change, manage conflict and take ownership in different situations, regardless of your role or title. And you’ll build a set of professional tools for problem solving, critical thinking and communication—the essential and applicable skills you need to empower and motivate people throughout your organization.
Customize your Master’s in Organizational Leadership education to your professional goals with your choice of four career-building concentrations:
Higher Education, Student Services
Combining a keen understanding of human behavior with leadership techniques and progressive management, this interdisciplinary program will help you develop essential skills specifically applicable to university-level leadership roles. Learn what it takes to more effectively manage students’ non-education needs, such as financial aid, residences and admissions. Gain team building skills and learn strategies in planning, design and delivery of student services.
This people-centric concentration offers the management tools, leadership skills and understanding of human behavior you’ll need to help employees work together effectively and efficiently. Topics covered throughout the courses will help you target your leadership, so you can manage an organization of any size, culture or function.
Professional and Executive Coaching
Gain the vital skills you need to help others reach their potential and become influential leaders. This concentration offers a hands-on approach to develop your coaching skills and practices. Accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Accredited Coach Training Program, the coaching courses will provide all of the 125 training hours needed for ICF’s ACC and PCC credential exams.
Training and Development
Ensure your employees have the proper training and knowledge they need to succeed with a concentration focused on training and development. Aligned to the Association for Talent Development (ATD) capability model, this concentration focuses on the most effective practices and methods for training and teaching adults from diverse backgrounds and with varying learning styles, abilities and experience.
Certificate Programs Available
Not ready to commit to a full graduate degree program? These concentrations are also available as 18-credit hour graduate certificate programs you can complete in just 12 months. And if you change your mind, you can apply the credit you earn towards a full MAOL degree program at Lewis University. Choose from:
Equipped with a diverse skillset to lead, inspire and transform the next generation in a variety of growing industries, your MA in Organizational Leadership can help you unlock a promising future in a number of different roles, including:
- Executive Leadership
- Human Resources
- Senior Administration
Why Lewis University?
Each of our programs were intentionally developed to meet the needs of busy, working adults.
Career-building concentrations let you target your education to your professional goals.
Coursework is based on real-world situations, providing an education that is immediately applicable on the job.
Learn from industry experts in organizational leadership, IO psychology, program management and more.