As organizations strive to remain competitive in today’s fast-paced, high-tech environment, the need for effective training and development personnel continues to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment for training and development managers will increase 11 percent by 2022, and the average median salary for training and development managers is $95,400.

Many organizations prefer or require their managers to have a master's degree, and the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership's concentration in Training and Development from Lewis University illustrates that you have the skills to guide an organization and its employees to success. Individuals in positions with informal training responsibilities can also benefit from the Training and Development concentration by becoming more involved in the function and development of their organizations and positioning themselves for advancement.

Careers in Training and Development

Training and development professionals play a key role in shaping employee performance and organizational success, both as individual contributors and as collaborators. They introduce new hires to company policies, help personnel manage their workloads and ensure employees are on a career path to success.

Lewis' online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership in Training and Development can prepare you for prominent roles, such as:

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Training Consultant
  • Training Manager

Why an Online Training and Development Program?

When you work toward your master’s degree in training and development online with Lewis University, you are never required to be on campus. But at the same time, you have access to many resources that on-campus students have, such as academic counselors and career resources. Plus, you will earn the same highly regarded master’s degree that the rest of our students receive. Scheduling your studies is easy, because you never have to be online at a set time. You can work your studies around your current responsibilities, and still earn your advanced degree in about two years.

Learn More

Discover more about the Training and Development concentration within the online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.