This master's degree program invites you to explore the practical application of organizational leadership and develop expertise in communication, systems thinking, decision-making, conflict resolution, creative problem-solving and change management. Meet our leadership faculty.
MBA & MAOL Programs Make U.S. News & World Report Lists for Best Online Programs
Our MBA and MAOL programs made the 2022 U.S. News & World Report lists for best online programs across the country. Programs recognized on the list have strong traditional academic foundations based on the excellence of entering students, graduation rates and instructor credentials. They also excel at educating distance learners while offering robust career and financial support.
About the Program
A Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College demonstrates that you are prepared for the challenges and opportunities associated with leading and managing in a rapidly changing business environment. You will explore the practical application of organizational leadership and develop expertise in communication, systems thinking, decision-making, conflict resolution, creative problem-solving and change management. The program is designed for those who wish to drive positive change and enable organizational innovation.
What Makes the MAOL Different from the MBA?
While MBA programs typically take an analytical approach to management and focus on areas like finance, accounting, marketing and statistics, the master's in organizational leadership program focuses on critical thinking, mentoring and coaching, organizational behavior and change, communication, emotional intelligence, team building and leadership development. The MAOL curriculum is designed to cultivate skills associated with effective leadership.
Courses, Requirements & Policies
Fall, spring and summer starts
Online: No scheduled class times – while there are weekly due dates, you complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you.