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Online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Online MAOL Program Outcomes

Learn to Thrive in Organizational Leadership Careers

After graduating from Saint Mary's organizational leadership master's program, you'll be equipped to further your intellectual, personal, and professional development. You'll also learn applicable real-world knowledge from practicing professionals. Each course is focused on specific goals that are aligned with the following program outcomes.

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    • Manage decisions affected by changing and diverse external and internal environments and economies
    • Identify and assess the nature of ethical issues in organizations
    • Identify and understand the cultural influences that shape behavior and work views.
      Analyze systemic talent performance issues

    • Resolve issues based on evidence weighed against relevant criteria
    • Utilize systems thinking for continuous improvement
    • Evaluate the strategic position of organizations
    • Apply techniques and skills of creative and analytical thinking

    • Examine the role of the manager as a leader
    • Understand how one’s influences and culture shape interpersonal relationships
    • Demonstrate emotional intelligence competencies in all communication
    • Apply the principles of communication theory to interpersonal and group communication

    • Develop high-performing work teams
    • Apply systems theory, team learning, coaching, and shared vision to organizational operations
    • Diagnose and propose methods to resolve conflict
    • Evaluate collaborative methodologies for teambuilding

    • Connect innovation to strategic management
    • Assess organizational development stages and opportunities
    • Strategize the change process through organizational and individual tactical approaches
    • Monitor the impact of change in an organization
    • Predict talent strategies necessary for whole organizational performance

    • Assess the congruence between personal norms and ethical principles
    • Recognize how foundational ideologies impact analysis and judgment
    • Integrate ideas of social justice and community responsibility into organizational strategy
    • Identify legal issues, the sources of law, and compliance bodies

    • Frame vital questions clearly
    • Evaluate relevant information and its sources
    • Communicate with clarity and coherence
    • Develop a subject, including relevance, logic, grasp of the subject, and depth of discussion

    • Demonstrate respectful engagement of others’ diverse ideas, behaviors, and beliefs
    • Apply diverse frames of reference to decisions and actions
    • Develop a learning community of cultural awareness

    • Determine a course of action to become familiar with areas that are unknown or unfamiliar
    • Plan for professional development
    • Demonstrate an understanding of changing conditions facing leaders
    • Demonstrate a professional manner and style in all communications

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