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Master of Arts

Organizational Leadership

A multidisciplinary degree that prepares you to become an ethical and effective leader.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 1/13
Est. Program Length: 16-30 months
Course Length: 7 weeks
Cost Per Credit Hour: $610
Credit Hours: 36
Transfer Credits: Up to 9

Reach Your Highest Potential

Malone University’s online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership provides you with the training you need to become a frontrunner in your field. With a focus on the human component of organizations, the program prepares you to effectively run departments, divisions, and organizations.

At Malone, the online organizational leadership degree program teaches relevant skills that help you change the dynamics of your workplace. Building on a Christ-centered approach, the program readies you to develop organizational vision and engage others at the highest level of ethical standards.

Key topics covered by our online master’s in organizational leadership curriculum include:

  • Leadership vs. management
  • Identification of personal leadership strengths and style
  • Financial and resource management
  • Effective communication across a variety of media
  • Research strategies
  • Ethical decision making
  • Relevant legal principles
  • Human resources
  • Current issues in leadership
  • Theories of followership
  • Cultural perspectives within a Christian framework
  • Corporate strategies and governance

The program also emphasizes practical skill development. You will learn how to:

  • Effect change in organizations
  • Resolve common situations found in organizations
  • Communicate successfully through a variety of mediums
  • Inspire and engage followers
  • Promote and nurture individual growth in others to help achieve organizational goals
  • Interpret and apply research findings to maximize organizational effectiveness

We are also exceptionally proud of our faculty. Providing you with years of real-world business expertise, our instructors are continually committed to offering the highest levels of professional nurturing within our digital learning environment. Malone’s online master’s of organizational leadership program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared to take on leadership roles in a wide range of areas, such as corporations, nonprofit organizations, health care, and more. Notable employers of our graduates include The J.M. Smucker Co., TimkenSteel, Diebold and the American Red Cross.

This program consists of 36 Credits

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Courses and Requirements

Your curriculum. Your career.

The online M.A. in Organizational Leadership provides students with an education that helps them reach the highest levels in their careers. Through a Christian lens, the curriculum readies students to effectively and ethically address the challenges of today’s dynamic work environments.

Course of Study
LEAD 503 Leadership Theory and Practice
LEAD 505 Financial Principles and Practice
LEAD 514 Effective Leadership Communication
LEAD 520 Research for Organizational Leaders
LEAD 533 Ethics for Leading with Integrity
LEAD 566 Business Law and Human Resource Management
LEAD 601 Emerging and Contemporary Issues in Leadership
LEAD 612 Cultural Perspectives for 21st Century Leaders
LEAD 624 Followership
LEAD 632 Psychology of Leadership
LEAD 641 Strategic Planning and Corporate Governance
LEAD 692 Capstone in Organizational Leadership


Admissions Requirements

M.A. Organizational Leadership Admissions

Candidates for Malone’s online master’s in organizational leadership program must submit the following:

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Career Outcomes

The online M.A. in Organizational Leadership prepares graduates for a truly comprehensive array of exciting career opportunities as leaders.

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Why Choose Malone?

Malone Online is a Christ-centered university that is recognized for its academic excellence, extraordinary leadership, career-oriented programs, and holistic approach to education.

  • Quality Rankings.

    Among its many accolades, Malone has been listed among the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Values and Best Colleges for Veterans for 2018.

  • Christ-Centered.

    Malone provides an intentional focus on promoting an education based on faith and its integration with intellectual, spiritual, and social growth.

  • Extraordinary Leadership.

    Students work with renowned faculty, caring staff, and can take advantage of unique support programs after graduation.

Benefits of Learning Online

Pursuing an online degree means choosing to elevate your career. Online degree programs offer:

  • Flexibility

    Online learning makes it possible to earn a degree while maintaining a balance of work and life responsibilities.

  • Self-Paced Programs

    Spend more time with instructional materials, and adjust your learning schedule according to your needs.

  • Equal Access to Faculty

    Students who earn their degrees online study with the same excellent professors as their on-campus peers.

  • Affordability

    Online programs allow students to remain at work, and do not incur the additional costs associated with earning a degree on campus.

  • Community

    Learn with like-minded individuals in a digital space that’s every bit as welcoming as an on-campus classroom.

  • Enhanced Motivation

    Because students are afforded so much independence with an online degree, they graduate with the skills they need to excel in their careers.

  • Cultivated Potential

    Graduates emerge from online programs with a greater understanding of their own fortitude and excellence.