Target Your Leadership

Become an effective leader and understand how each person in your organization contributes to its success. Lewis University's 36-credit, online M.A. in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) unlocks your potential leadership abilities, so you can impact your team, business and career. The program examines theories of organizational change, organizational behavior and organizational management to ensure you're prepared to take a leadership role when you graduate.

"The program taught me to think like a leader instead of an employee." – MAOL Student, Surveyed by Lewis University in 2018

Within the program, you will focus on the human side of leadership in the workplace — learning how people function and how you can best help them reach their full potential. The coursework is based on real-world examples and incorporates a capstone project, so what you learn will be immediately applicable to your career.

Ranked Top 10 Best Online Master of Organizational Leadership Degrees 2018*

Design How You Want to Lead

Lewis offers four unique concentrations, so you can customize your education to specifically meet your professional goals. Choose from:

  • Higher Education Student Services: Focus on the skills leaders need to be effective at the university level and help manage students' non-education needs, such as financial aid, residences and admissions. You'll develop effective team-building skills and learn strategies to plan, design and deliver student services. This interdisciplinary program combines a keen understanding of human behavior with leadership techniques and progressive management.
  • Organizational Management: Ensure employees work together effectively and efficiently with new management tools, leadership skills and an understanding of human behavior in this people-centric concentration. Topics covered help you target your leadership, so you can manage an organization of any size, culture or function.
  • Professional and Executive Coaching: Coach others to become influential leaders as you use a hands-on approach in learning to develop your skills. The curriculum for the Professional and Executive Coaching Concentration is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and will help you prepare for the ICF's credentialing exam. Additionally, this concentration is approved by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) as a training program for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to pursue these two industry-leading certifications to advance your coaching career.
  • Training and Development: Make sure your employees have the proper training and knowledge to succeed in their roles. Recognized by, this concentration focuses on the most effective practices and methods for training adults from diverse backgrounds with varying learning styles, abilities and experience.
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Learn From Respected Organizational Leadership Experts

The Master's in Organizational Leadership program from Lewis University online is overseen and delivered by some of the most respected leaders in the fields of organizational change and leadership. Students in the MAOL program will learn insights from highly experienced faculty with varied professional backgrounds in organizational development, talent management, employee engagement, leadership consulting, strategic planning, conflict resolution, and many other fields related to organizational leadership.

Program Outcomes

When you graduate with your online organizational leadership degree, you can:

  • Apply models to the practice of organizational change and leadership, conflict management and team building
  • Discuss the role of leadership in shaping organizational culture with particular emphasis on diversity, participative management and self-reflection
  • Implement critical-thinking and decision-making skills to enhance your leadership and overall organizational effectiveness

What Can You Do with an Organizational Leadership Degree?

A master's degree in organizational management and leadership provides you with the skills and knowledge required to motivate others, implement organizational change, improve workplace culture, and be an effective manager.

The theories, concepts, and skills you learn can be applied to any organization within any industry. Lewis University's online M.A. in Organizational Leadership is ideal if you are looking for the following career opportunities:

  • Business Analyst
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Career Counselor
  • Education Administration Coordinator
  • Financial Service Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Leadership Coach
  • Organizational Development Consultant
  • Operations Manager

These are only a few of the challenging and rewarding positions that professionals with this advanced knowledge of organizational leadership can hold.

Apply Organizational Leadership Theories in Real Life

The program culminates with a capstone project that allows you to apply theories of organizational change and leadership to a real-life workplace scenario. This can help you advance within your current organization or gain employment elsewhere after graduating with your degree in organizational leadership.

Within the project, you'll conduct a detailed case analysis, present your findings, and recommend a course of action based on the organizational leadership theories, principles, and concepts presented in the MAOL curriculum. You'll then be able to discuss your project with employers to demonstrate practical mastery of organizational leadership skills.


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Benefits of Our Program

Well-rounded view of leadership Career-focused concentration offerings Engaging and knowledgeable faculty Balance of theory and practice Real-world application

“The accelerated 8-week program is phenomenal and I like that the style of each online class is similar so I always know when each assignment is due. The content is great as well and I constantly try to implement what I learn at my job.” MAOL Student, 2018

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This data was gathered from a survey filled out by current Lewis University M.A. in Organizational Leadership students. (2018)

Learn More

Take the next step toward discovering your true leadership abilities with Lewis University's Organizational Leadership master's program, available online and on campus. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.

Interested in visiting the campus? Lewis University is located minutes away from Joliet and 35 miles southwest of Chicago in Romeoville, Ill.