Prepare for a Career in True Leadership

Become a natural influencer and be the leader others choose to follow. The Master's in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program teaches you to direct an organization toward success in any industry.

Throughout the program, you'll gain valuable skills employers look for, such as:

  • Creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Communication excellence
  • Critical and innovative thinking skills
  • Motivational team building
  • Strategic planning
  • Conflict management

Our students report their Master's in Organizational Leadership set the foundation for them to be a well-rounded leader and gave them the tools to lead initiatives, assess situations, offer quality advice and train others at work. It also helped them define their strengths and talents as a leader, which allowed them to set realistic goals and realize their personal vision.

"The MAOL program has given me the skills, understanding, and confidence to make quality decisions in my career." – MAOL Student Comment, 2018 Survey

Choose Your Career Path

Professionals with an M.A. in Organizational Leadership have a promising future — the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job growth for training and development managers to increase by 10 percent through 2026. Those who choose to pursue a career in human resources can also expect to earn impressive salaries with any one of the roles below.

Advance Your Career With Servant Leadership

Having the skills necessary to lead, inspire, motivate and utilize staff appropriately prepares you for a successful career in management. Lewis University's graduate program in organizational leadership focuses on transforming students into servant leaders — those who focus on the growth and development of a team.

Lewis' MAOL program will equip you to help teams and individuals achieve, grow and succeed in their own roles with rewarding and challenging careers in:

  • Executive Leadership (CEO, CFO, Department Director) – A company's culture is what keeps staff motivated throughout the most difficult times, and it starts at the top. Members of an executive leadership team with a degree in Organizational Leadership understand the importance of creating a culture centered on performance-based goal setting, mutual respect, and investing in top talent.
  • Management (Training Manager, Marketing Manager) – Managers who oversee the day-to-day operations of the company and its staff must develop a talent for respecting personnel and offering praise when someone goes above and beyond their job description. As a result of earning a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership, great managers realize this and many other nuanced elements of excellent leadership.
  • Consulting (Management Analyst, Strategy Consultant) – A consultant helps companies streamline business processes, find ways to increase revenue or reduce expenses, improve the return on investment for their marketing activities, or identify opportunities for training and development. A great consultant will be able to achieve this while also looking for ways to contribute positively to the company culture.
  • Coaching (Life Coach, Executive Coach)
    Coaches support clients to create objective-oriented plans and activities led by strategic coaching framework and a sound coaching philosophy in order to help their clients achieve their goals. They can serve clients across industries and professions.1

"I feel more confident that I'll be able to contribute even more in my next leadership position. Not only that, but I feel empowered to advocate for myself in a management position . . . I can properly identify organizational culture and determine whether or not I should be a good fit. I'm aware of my leadership style, and the need to adjust my leadership style depending on the needs of the organization. I also know which leadership style I work best with." – MAOL Student Comment, 2018 Survey


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1 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics and Forbes