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M.A. in Organizational Leadership

In today’s rapidly changing global environment, strong leadership is essential to any organization’s success. The M.A. in Organizational Leadership will help you develop the knowledge, perspectives, and skills that you’ll need to effectively lead people and organizations - whatever your leadership role may be.

The program stresses innovative and humane approaches to management, with attention to the needs and performance of people. Placing equal emphasis on analytical and interpersonal skills, the program provides an overview of managerial skills that can enhance preparation for leadership positions in private, nonprofit, and public organizations.


A cohort of 15-20 students moves through the program together. A team of two to three instructors who facilitate the online learning and the monthly weekend community sessions leads each semester cluster of seven credits. Although each semester's cluster of activities includes three course titles, the actual delivery integrates the content to resemble the actual interconnectedness and complexity of the work encountered by managerial leaders.

The program combines monthly weekend class meetings on Friday evenings and Saturdays with online sessions and individual study. Over five semesters of intense study, five clusters of skills and knowledge are examined, creating a contemporary organizational leader.

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Drew Rodiles  |  arodiles@smumn.edu  |  (612) 728-5198

Online Program

Saint Mary's now offers an Online M.A. in Organizational Leadership program.

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