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Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership


Realize Your Leadership Potential

Study online with Saint Mary’s to expand your career and influence with an online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. With its rigorous curriculum and unique learning structure, this program will help you build your leadership acumen and creative problem-solving skills for the betterment of those working with you.

This 36-credit, 24-month online degree is designed to help you become an adaptable, ethical, and tech-savvy leader who can affect real and lasting change in your organization, and you have the option to add a 12 credit certificate to specialize your skills and boost your value in the job market. You will learn how to master organizational challenges, manage conflict, and develop those around you. You’ll also lay a foundation for future leadership success in an ever-shifting business environment.

Seize the Leadership Opportunity

This online degree teaches the skills that open doors to career advancement and organizational improvement. You will:

  • Learn leadership skills from real-world practitioners that you can apply immediately in your current role
  • Challenge norms through analysis, reflection, strategic planning, and influence
  • Establish the coaching, motivational, and leadership techniques to collaborate effectively
  • Learn how to overcome challenges through innovative thinking
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the responsibilities of leadership
  • Examine the importance of creativity and play in the workplace

Graduate Certificate Options

The Saint Mary’s Accelerators are a carefully crafted series of master’s-level graduate certificates designed to advance your career to help you meet personal and professional goals. Students have the option to choose a 12-credit graduate certificate in a specific focus area:

Dr. Michelle Wieser, Dean of the School of Business and Technology, conducted an interview about the certificate offerings and Saint Mary's vision for the graduate certificates.

"The graduate certificates are designed for students who want to advance their careers along their current track or change careers into something completely different. One of the hallmarks of our “accelerators” is that they are stackable into or onto full degree programs." Read More.

Expand Your Skills

This program develops leadership acumen through a six-semester progression of themed classes that reflect today’s connected, complex working environment. This distinctive curriculum will show you how to be a:

Learning Leader

Reflects on:

  • Individual Experience
  • Preferences
  • Attitudes
  • Personal Style & Skills

Connected Leader

  • Building Relationships
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

Global Leader

Understands & maneuvers work influences in:

  • Culture
  • Legal
  • Economy
  • Society
  • Politics

Organizational Leader

  • Considers Art & Science of Managing Talent
  • Explores Dynamics of Power and Influence
  • Creates Positive & Progressive Organizational Environments

Change Leader


  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Addresses Opportunities for Positive Impact

Adaptive Leader

  • Provides Creativity & Innovation
  • Applies & Synthesizes Leadership Principles
  • Navigates Ambiguity & Complexity

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Throughout the program, you’ll also build key leadership and people skills. Using unique online learning tools and diverse ways of thinking, including a class dedicated to applied creativity, you are encouraged to step away from your routines to help you find new ways of thinking and problem-solving on an organization’s behalf. We’ll encourage you to become a personable, caring leader who can effectively manage, develop, and empower an organization’s most important resource, its people.

“The different skills taught me to be an effective leader in today's world.”
– Rich Pelzel, Organizational Leadership, M.A. ‘22

Learning at Your Fingertips

A Saint Mary’s education puts knowledge and opportunity in your hands. Our mobile learning programs give you the flexibility that fits your professional and personal schedule as you build skills and knowledge to develop, explore, and advance your career. It’s the freedom you need to grow with a vibrant, supportive community that understands the needs of your education, your career, and your day-to-day life.

Our innovative program enables you to:

  • Access your courses and materials in a click
  • Engage with the curriculum through interactive exercises
  • Reinforce learning points using real-world scenarios
  • Connect with classmates and faculty anywhere
  • Develop mobile technology skills employers require
  • Study with convenience, on the go

At Saint Mary’s, every student enjoys the same high-tech, high-quality learning experience, wherever they are.

Request a free brochure or call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor today about pursuing an online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary’s.