Why choose Rider for your online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership?
Learn the human side of business on your schedule. Our online MAOL program is designed for working professionals who seek advanced credentials. This program is intended to build on your core managerial competencies, facilitate organizational research methods and foster your strategic decision-making skills. Prepare for leadership opportunities in your field — because when you strategize the big-picture decisions, you can bring value to any organization.
Prepare for success as a career changer
Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online MAOL program. Your enrollment advisor can help set you up for success by providing you with information and answers along the way. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career path.
Learn on your schedule
Our online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership gives you the flexibility to grow your supervisory skills around your life. You can choose from six start dates and join the online MAOL program in the fall, spring or summer. With Rider, you can tailor your degree to fit with your commitments.
Diverse leadership career opportunities
Advanced leadership roles remain in high demand, especially those with graduate-level credentials. In fact, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8% job growth for business management jobs from 2016-2026, creating more than 500,000 new positions.
We’ve structured our MAOL program to give you a competitive edge in a thriving industry. Your MA in Organizational Leadership can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:
Community Service Manager
Postsecondary Education Administrator
Training and Development Manager
Human Resources Manager
Non-Profit Executive Director
*According to U.S. News & World Report and Glassdoor
Online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Curriculum
Rider’s online curriculum is designed to prepare you with real-world skills that translate to industry expertise. Develop your supervisory, leadership and administrative skills to help you qualify for advanced positions across various organizational settings.
You can learn extensive methods for conducting research through our capstone course, Project Seminar in Leadership. When you know how to dig beyond the surface and analyze data, you can start to build solutions to complex organizational issues.
Your online courses are taught by dedicated faculty who are scholars in their fields and remain engaged in the industry. Our professors are available for you and are committed to your academic success.
Explore our curriculum page.
Our online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership gives you the opportunity to advance your expertise and enhance your career options. That’s why we do our best to make it as accessible as possible to anyone who has the desire to pursue it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
- GPA — minimum 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
- Application form/online application
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- Professional resume/CV
- Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation
- An interview with the program director and a writing sample may be required
Pick a start time that works for you.
Your program has to fit around your schedule. So in addition to making our MAOL degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.
- Fall A – September 4
- Fall B – October 23
- Spring A – January 27
- Spring B – March 23
- Summer A – May 18
- Summer B – July 6
When you earn your Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree from Rider University, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.