Online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership: Life and Career Coaching Concentration

Learn to Lead People on the Path to Career Satisfaction

Develop the skills to help people reach their potential. Rider University’s online Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) degree with a concentration in Life and Career Coaching can prepare you for this important role. Learn to counsel others through the process of making important career-based decisions as they strive to achieve job satisfaction, work/life balance and professional growth.

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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

Why Choose Rider for Your Online MAOL?

Choosing the right school for you is an important decision. You want a program that will help increase your value as a strategic leader. When you choose Rider University, you gain the opportunity to learn from professors who are scholars in their fields and remain engaged in the industry.

Pursuing your MAOL with a concentration in Life and Career Coaching can prepare you for roles in a variety of settings, including human resources, nonprofits and private consultancies. Learn the industry-leading best practices to help you elevate your success with our focused graduate degree program.

This concentration is also designed for you to meet the educational requirements for certification as a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.

What Does Our Life and Career Coaching Concentration Cover?

Learn to help guide people through decisions that can shape their futures. This concentration of our online MAOL teaches counseling theory with an added emphasis on areas including vocational career development and achieving work/life balance.

  • Build a working knowledge of the key theories and practices for becoming a life and career coach
  • Enhance your leadership skills by gaining a greater understanding of financial decision-making and organizational dynamics
  • Explore the relationship between human development and organizational development, and how focus on the individual can lead to greater success for all

Your Career Options: Expanding Your Opportunities

Earning your online master’s degree in organizational leadership with a concentration in life and career coaching can help you develop the tools to mentor others through critical decision-making processes.

When you pursue your online MAOL, you can be better positioned to help people achieve their life goals, and can make yourself a more valuable asset to any organization.

The career outlook for life and career coaching roles is strong, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projecting growth at 8% from 2018 to 2028.

Your MAOL with a concentration in Life and Career Coaching can help you qualify for the following roles and median salaries:

Training Consultant

Projected Job Growth: 11%

Career Counselor

Projected Job Growth: 8%

Training and Development Manager

Projected Job Growth: 10%

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Projected Job Growth: 12.6%

*Source: Burning Glass  |  **Source: BLS  |  ***Source: Payscale

Admissions Requirements

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 accessible for anyone who desires to pursue it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A completed application, with a non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcriptsfrom all colleges and universities attended
  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Applicants who have completed graduate-level courses must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their graduate courses
  • An interview with the program director
  • Two current professional or academic letters of recommendation
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 80 with a minimum score of 18 for each section or a minimum score of 6.5 on IELTS for international applicants
  • A passion for writing — the MAOL degree places an emphasis on written communication

Why Earn Your Online MAOL with a Concentration in Life and Career Coaching?

This concentration can provide you with a foundation in both human and organizational development. Concentration-specific courses delve into areas such as counseling principles and different types of vocational testing, while core courses focus on growing your leadership skills within the broader organizational structure. As a result, you can gain a greater understanding of how developing talent can lead to more successful company-wide outcomes.

By pursuing your MAOL degree online, you can focus on advancing your knowledge and career potential around your busy schedule. Rider’s online degree platform is designed to make your graduate education more flexible and accessible, helping you to build the career you want.

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Gain access to dedicated faculty

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Nuture your future around your schedule

Nurture your future around your schedule

Pick a Start Time That Works For You

Your program has to fit around your life. 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.

  • Spring A – February 1
  • Spring B – March 22
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6
  • Fall A – September 8
  • Fall B – October 27

When you earn your online master’s in organizational leadership degree from Rider, you can expand your career opportunities and salary potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.

How Many Credits Are Required?

Your degree will consist of 10 courses and 30 credit hours. You can complete the entire curriculum online in fewer than two years.

  • 18 credit hours in core courses
  • 12 credit hours in concentration courses

Life and Career Coaching Concentration (9 Credit Hours):

COUN 500 Introduction to Counseling and Helping Professions 3 Credits
CNPY 502 Theories of Counseling and Helping Professions 3 Credits
COUN 505 Vocational / Career Development 3 Credits

Life and Career Coaching Concentration (3 Credit Hours):

Select one of the following electives:

LEAD 511 Facilitating Culture and Process Change in Organizations 3 Credits
LEAD 512 Forms of Diversity in Organizations 3 Credits
LEAD 532 Program Design for Training and Development in Organizations 3 Credits
LEAD 533 Conflict and Crisis Resolution in Organizations 3 Credits
LEAD 534 Facilitation and Team Leadership 3 Credits

At Rider University, we want to help you be successful in your pursuit of new career opportunities. That’s why we offer 100% online coursework so you can work toward advancing your career around your busy schedule.

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.