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M.A. in Organizational Leadership

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program combines theoretical and practical leadership strategies with best practices to equip today’s adaptive leaders — those who stand poised to respond quickly, yet intelligently, to ongoing change.


A cohort of up to 15 students move through the MAOL program together. The program combines monthly and weekend class meetings on Friday evenings and Saturdays, with individual and collaborative online learning. The program is delivered in five distinct clusters, with each cluster establishing a layer of skills and thinking that builds interconnection, culminating in a synthesis of applicable adaptive leadership principles. Developing their own leadership style, students learn both analytical and interpersonal skills such as influencing, collaborating and managing conflict. They become agents of organizational and systems effectiveness and change as they learn to think critically and strategically about a myriad of organizational, systemic and ethical issues, to communicate and collaborate, to manage talent, to build high performing teams, to become inclusive and responsive and to be creative in finding solutions to the challenges before them.

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Online Program

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

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