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.
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
M.A. Organizational Leadership Admissions
Candidates for Malone’s online master’s in organizational leadership program must submit the following:
- Graduate application
- Official transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
Costs and Financial Aid
Program Cost & Fees
The M.A. in Organizational Leadership costs $595 per credit hour.
- $135 graduation fee
- Additional $100 per semester fee applies
There may be various financial aid options available to our online programs. To determine your financial aid eligibility, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA form helps us determine what federal and state financial aid is available based on your financial need.
Our school code is 003072.
Students will also need to complete the Malone Financial Aid application once they have submitted their admissions application.
Students may be able to transfer a maximum of nine credits (three courses). Credits must be from a similar university for courses at the graduate level. Life experiences are not accepted as a replacement for existing courses. There is no guarantee that a course will transfer.
Malone welcomes those who serve our country. We are a proud Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) consortium. Learn more below how your military experience can help you earn your degree.
Training and development managers are responsible for helping to increase interpersonal effectiveness within organizations. Duties may include coaching staff, creating and updating educational materials such as training manuals, initiating and evaluating training programs, and other related tasks. These professionals must be excellent working with others, and demonstrate exceptional organizational abilities.
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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.
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.
Malone provides an intentional focus on promoting an education based on faith and its integration with intellectual, spiritual, and social growth.
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:
Online learning makes it possible to earn a degree while maintaining a balance of work and life responsibilities.
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.
Online programs allow students to remain at work, and do not incur the additional costs associated with earning a degree on campus.
Learn with like-minded individuals in a digital space that’s every bit as welcoming as an on-campus classroom.
Because students are afforded so much independence with an online degree, they graduate with the skills they need to excel in their careers.
Graduates emerge from online programs with a greater understanding of their own fortitude and excellence.