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Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

It’s time to embrace new methods to solve challenges. Traditional tactics aren’t enough for the next generation of leaders. The newly designed curriculum of the online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) at St. Catherine University is women-centered and designed with research-backed leadership strategies that encourage you to participate, grow your voice, and strengthen your capacity for leadership.

MAOL Program Details

Format: Online

Completion time: 20 months

Credits: 36

Cost per credit (2022–2023): $695

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.

For returned Peace Corps volunteers who are interested in pursuing an MAOL degree, St. Kate’s offers a Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program.


Be the Author of Your Leadership Story

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

St. Kate’s online MAOL courses in leadership and management, strategic communication, organizational development and innovation help you build a comprehensive leadership toolkit. And classes in culture, diversity, equity and inclusion give you a culturally relevant, forward-facing perspective to lead your organization into the future.

Certificate Options

A three-course certificate option is available for those who want a shorter, more focused leadership learning experience. Enroll in the Foundations of Leadership certificate to sharpen your leadership skills and, if you choose, lay the foundation for a master's – all nine credits earned may count toward the MAOL degree.

We also offer "custom" certificate options. In collaboration with businesses, nonprofits or public agencies, the University designs a customized, three-course leadership certificate to meet the needs of partner organizations, with classes held online or "on site" for their employees. If your organization is interested in partnering with St. Kate's, contact Greg Steenson (gpsteenson@stkate.edu).

MAOL 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.
Our students share 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. In addition, the MAOL Alumni Network offers channels to support your ongoing professional networking and lifelong learning.

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