Whether you're trying to move up, discover a new direction, or re-energize your career, the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) on our St. Paul campus 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.
Effective, ethical and enduring leadership practices are woven into every organizational leadership master's course. You will gain business competencies and 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.
St. Kate's master's in organizational leadership graduates are leading and influencing in business, nonprofit, government and other organizations such as:
In our organizational leadership master's program, students bring a wealth of experience in for-profit and nonprofit fields. The variety of perspectives in our small, discussion-based classes vastly 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.
St. Catherine’s MAOL degree consists of 42-48 credits, depending on the concentration you pursue, and can be completed in three years. Courses meet on an evening/weekend schedule, and combine online and face-to-face instruction in a hybrid learning format. Classes meet on our St. Paul, MN campus.
Your plan of study includes core courses and electives, and you will complete the degree with an action research project or thesis. Learning is hands-on and pragmatic, and you will apply new knowledge immediately to your career and your life. You’ll deepen your skills for critical analysis, leadership, decision-making and communication, guided by accomplished faculty and enhanced by fellow students from many fields who share their substantial experience.
The organizational leadership master's program curriculum integrates multicultural and global perspectives in every course. You will increase your intercultural competence and learn to influence an organization to make ethical decisions that affect people from all walks of life. The MAOL program also offers custom designed study-abroad options, with specific details and this year's offerings available from the Global Studies office.
Graduate certificates in organizational leadership are also available.
An MAOL dual-degree option is available with St. Catherine's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
For the 2018-19 academic year, the tuition rate for the 42–48 credit MAOL degree is $915 per credit. Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs include fees for student services and technology, books, etc.
Many graduate students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans.
MAOL students employed by one of our corporate partners may be eligible to receive a special corporate partner scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.
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The MAOL degree includes courses and experiences to build your professional competencies.
The MAOL program has specific admission requirements.
Our MAOL faculty are accomplished, experienced leaders and educators.
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