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Online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Organization Leadership Careers

Develop In-Demand Leadership Skills

Organizational leadership careers require a mix of skills. Research shows that management abilities are the top priority for companies today, with L&D professionals also emphasizing leadership, analytical, and teamwork skills.1 With a master’s in organizational leadership, you can develop these and other skills to set yourself apart from the competition as you prepare to succeed in any environment.

Companies and communities need organizational leaders who can navigate complex, global business environments while coordinating dispersed, multidisciplinary teams. Corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations are looking for talented leaders who can manage change while balancing the needs of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, and society.

Careers in Organizational Leadership

Whether you are a middle manager seeking leadership opportunities, a career changer seeking a whole new path, or a visionary eager to implement social change with your entrepreneurial venture, the online master’s in organizational leadership from Saint Mary’s is a smart launching point. You’ll find opportunities in many industries, with a bright career outlook and promising income potential.

Role Median Salary
Top Executive $100,0901
Human Resources Manager $130,0001
Training and Development Manager $120,0001
Administrative Services and Facilities Manager $101,8701
Medical and Health Services Manager $104,8301
Social and Community Service Manager $74,2401

Program Outcomes

Your master’s in organizational leadership will give you the ability to:

  • Interpret the contexts and environments in which organizations operate
  • Apply analytical principles and skills to make complex strategic decisions
  • Develop individual awareness, style, and communication skills that influence outcomes
  • Collaborate with complex work teams using effective communication techniques
  • Develop creative, adaptive strategies that promote positive change and innovation
  • Evaluate the ethical and legal implications of one’s actions
  • Conduct research and communicate results successfully
  • Create a diverse and inclusive organizational culture
  • Activate self-directed strategies for continued personal and professional learning

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Request more information to learn more about Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s online programs. An enrollment counselor will contact you shortly to share more information and answer your questions. When you’re ready, you can click Apply Now to start your online application.


  1. LinkedIn. 2023 Workplace Learning Report. Retrieved September 6, 2023, from