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Building Well-Rounded Leaders

Organizations of all sizes—whether public, private, or nonprofit—benefit when their leaders are strategic thinkers, innovative problem solvers, and effective team builders. 

The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership curriculum is designed to provide a learning environment that allows you to develop and refine your leadership skills for success in a variety of settings and prepares you to tackle additional leadership responsibilities as you advance in your career.

The Saint Mary’s curriculum helps students build analytical and interpersonal skills and is uniquely organized into five clusters, each building on the teachings of the previous cluster.

  • The Learning Leader—Ethics, critical thinking, leadership styles and theories, research
  • The Connected Leader—Collaboration, team building, and communication
  • The Global Leader—Economic, political, social, and cultural perspectives
  • The Change Leader—Talent management, organizational change, and development
  • The Adaptive Leader—Strategy and innovation
     

As with all Saint Mary’s programs, students who enroll in the M.A. in Organizational Leadership program will receive instruction from professors who are leaders in the field and will build a professional network that will support them in their educational journeys and beyond.

From Start to Finish

  • You can earn your M.A. in Organizational Leadership degree in two years.
  • Blended courses begin every fall, spring, and summer.

Apply

On-Campus or Blended Programs

Fully Online Programs

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel), and
  2. An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated by a university accepted evaluation source, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).
  3. A reflective essay which includes the following:
    • brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience; and
    • statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and his or her reasons for seeking admission to the program; and
    • description of the areas the applicant considers to be his or her strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and
    • personal information the applicant wishes to share.
  4. Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability; and
  5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.
  6. Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB accepted.)

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404

Locations

This program is offered at our Twin Cities and Rochester locations and online.

Connect With Us

James Callinan, M.A.

Director of Admission, SGPP

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH120

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5158

jcallina@smumn.edu

James Callinan M.A.

Faculty

Patricia Angulo, Ed.D.

Health & Human Services Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

John Beleford, II, M.S.

MS ITM Program - Adjunct Instructor

(612) 799-6713

jtbele08@smumn.edu

Brian Chupp, Ph.D.

MS Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Assistant Professor

David Cranmer, Ph.D.

MA in Human Resource Management Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

George Diaz, M.A.

M.A. in Organization Leadership - Program Director

Brother Louis Hall, BLH211

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4510

gdiaz@smumn.edu

George Diaz M.A.
Charles Eltonga, M.S.

MA in Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Instructor

Jeffrey Eng, J.D.

MA in Organizational Leadership - Adjunct Instructor

(651) 321-8177

jeng@smumn.edu

Cuthbert Fernandez, M.A.

MA in Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Instructor

(612) 673-2175

cfernand@smumn.edu

Lawrence Graber, M.A.

MA in Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Instructor

(651) 303-5316

ldgraber@smumn.edu

Gay Holm, M.A.

MA in Organizational Leadership - Adjunct Instructor

(612) 215-5351

gaholm02@smumn.edu

Christa Kalk, Ph.D.

M.A. in Organizational Leadership - Adjunct Associate Professor

(507) 995-0960

ckalk@smumn.edu

Jena Klein, M.S.

Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Rob Koonce, Ed.D.

MA in Organizational Leadership - Adjunct Associate Professor

(505) 670-6405

rkoonce@smumn.edu

James Laumeyer, M.B.A.

Human Resource Management - Adjunct Program

Joseph Linton, Jr., M.S.

Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Instructor

Jeffrey Nolan, M.S.

MA in Organizational Leadership - Adjunct Instructor

(317) 490-0199

jnolan@smumn.edu

Jeremiah Okari, Ed.D.

MA Organizational Leadership - Adjunct Instructor

(612) 483-3965

jeremiahokari@yahoo.com

Jaya Perez, Ph.D.

SGPP - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jessica Samens, M.A.

MA Organizational Leadership - Adjunct Associate Professor

Diana-Christine Teodorescu, M.A.

MA Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH211

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4510

dteodore@smumn.edu

Al Watts, M.A.

MA in Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Instructor

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