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Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

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 hybrid (on-campus and online) organizational leadership 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 help your organization succeed.

MAOL Program Highlights

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

Completion time: 3 years

Credits: 42-49

Cost per credit (2021–2022): $975

Start: Fall or spring

Scholarship Opportunities

A St. Catherine University education is one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll ever make, and we are committed to helping you find ways to make that investment affordable.

New MAOL students are considered for funding from alumni and diversity scholarship programs

MAOL students employed by a St. Kate’s corporate or community partner may be eligible for a 10% tuition reduction.

Graduate students may also be eligible for loan and grant programs.


Lead Change in Your Organization

Effective, ethical, and enduring leadership practices are woven into every organizational leadership master's degree 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 master's in 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.  In addition, Graduate Custom Certificates in Organizational Leadership may be available for eligible employees of specific sponsoring companies:

  • Allina Health
  • Deluxe Corporation

For information about joining the Allina or Deluxe cohorts for Fall 2021, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 651-690-6933.

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Career Outcomes

St. Kate's MAOL graduates are leading and influencing in business, nonprofit and government 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.

Hybrid Master's in Organizational Leadership Program Overview

St. Catherine offers the M.A. in Organizational Leadership with a variety of concentrations ranging from 42–49 required credits.  It also is possible to earn more than one concentration by completing all the coursework required for each concentration.

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