Online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Curriculum

Learn what defines leadership.
Explore what can define your career.

Great organizations need great people at the forefront. You already understand the business fundamentals. Now learn to improve organizational efficiency and refine operations. People-oriented leaders take a human-centered approach to help influence company performance and drive growth.

Rider’s online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) degree is designed for working professionals who seek advanced credentials. Learn the latest legal and ethical solutions and prepare for leadership opportunities in your field — because when you strategize the big-picture decisions, you can bring value to any organization.

Rider University 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 expertise 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.

Required Courses (18 Credit Hours):

LEAD 500The Practice of Leadership 3 Credits
LEAD 510Organizations: Design and Dynamics 3 Credits
LEAD 531Developing The Human Side of Organizations3 Credits
LEAD 540Strategic and Financial Decision-Making in Organizations3 Credits
LEAD 550Organizational Research3 Credits
LEAD 598Project Seminar in Leadership3 Credits

Developing People and Organizations Concentration Requirements (12 Credit Hours):

Choose four of the following courses.

LEAD 511Facilitating Culture and Process Change in Organizations3 Credits
LEAD 512Forms of Diversity in Organizations3 Credits
LEAD 532Program Design for Training and Development in Organizations3 Credits
LEAD 533Conflict and Crisis Resolution in Organizations3 Credits
LEAD 534Facilitation and Team Leadership3 Credits

Considering a Career Change
to the Organizational Leadership Field?

Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online MAOL program. Your enrollment advisor can help set you up for success by guiding you toward any necessary prerequisites. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career path.

Benefits of Your Online MAOL Degree

You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership. We connect you with rigorous academic, artistic and professional programs of study through a flexible online platform.

Prepare to thrive professionally and become a lifelong independent learner. Our people, programs and opportunities focus on preparing you for a successful career and rewarding life where you can truly make a difference. That’s the promise of a Rider education.

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Study 100% online

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Complete your degree in fewer than 2 years

No GMAT or GRE for eligible students

No testing for admission

The Value of Your Online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

When you graduate with your Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree from Rider University, you gain the chance to prove your value as a leader. MAOL graduates can also earn a 26% higher average annual salary than their undergraduate counterparts*.

Your career as a leader is the sum of your education and experience. Now you can choose an online MAOL program that’s designed to elevate both. Your advanced management skills can prepare you for leadership positions across various organizational settings.

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