Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

Graduate College | School of Business

Whether you're trying to move up, discover a new direction, or re-energize your career, St. Kate’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) is a valuable investment. The program gives you practical tools and life-changing strategies that can make the difference between sticking with the status quo and taking the next step in your career. The leadership skills you gain will prepare you to take on more responsibilities, rise to higher management positions, and achieve a broader view to help your organization succeed.

Program Details

Format: Hybrid, combining face-to-face classes (evenings and weekends) with online instruction

Completion time: 3 years

Credits: 42-48

Cost per credit (2019–2020): $942

Start: Fall or spring

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New MAOL students are considered for up to $10,000 in funding from these scholarship programs: Women in Leadership, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement. 

MAOL students employed by St. Kate’s corporate partners also receive a scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%. Students are also eligible to apply for loan and grant programs.

Lead Change in Your Organization

Effective, ethical, and enduring leadership practices are woven into every organizational leadership master's course. You will ground your leadership in collaboration, interpersonal connections, and a holistic view of personal and professional growth. You'll identify your strengths as a leader and enhance your ability to make courageous and wise decisions that move your career and your organization forward.

The organizational leadership curriculum integrates multicultural and global perspectives in every course, as well as custom designed study abroad programs. You’ll increase your intercultural competence and learn to influence an organization to make ethical decisions that affect people from all walks of life.

Graduate certificates in organizational leadership are also available. Graduate leadership certificate programming is available at specific sponsoring companies:

  • Allina Health offers a Graduate Custom Certificate in Organizational Leadership for eligible employees on-site at Allina Health locations.

  • Wells Fargo Bank offers a customized Graduate Leadership Program for eligible team members on-site at a Wells Fargo location.

For information about joining the Allina or Wells Fargo cohorts in fall 2019, contact the MAOL Office at or 651-690-6420.

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St. Kate's MAOL graduates are leading and influencing in business, nonprofit, government, and other organizations such as: 3M, American Cancer Society, AT&T, American Red Cross, Ameriprise Financial, Catholic Charities, Honeywell, State of Minnesota, Prudential Insurance, Target Corporation, and Wells Fargo.

Through this program, students acquire a wealth of experience in for-profit, nonprofit, government, education, and healthcare settings. The variety of perspectives in our small, discussion-based classes deeply enhances the education you receive. Fellow students become friends, collaborators, and members of your professional network, and the MAOL Alumni Network offers channels to support your ongoing professional networking and lifelong learning.