Become the go-to person every organization seeks.

As more than 80% of employers identify leadership as the top attribute they seek in new hires, the MA in Organizational Leadership program will give you the skills you need to be a highly sought-after professional, wherever your career takes you.

Enhance your personal and professional impact through organizational leadership by developing skills in:

  • Leading change
  • Building teams
  • Managing Conflict
  • Planning strategically
  • Coaching and developing others
  • Values-based decision making

Plus, you will learn about the “people side” of workplace leadership, how people function and how to help them reach their full potential.

Four Concentrations that Focus on Career-related Outcomes and Advancement

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Professional and Executive Coaching

Lewis University’s Professional and Executive Coaching Concentration and Certificate has been approved by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) as a training program for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) certification. Develop the skills to become an effective internal or independent executive coach.

This concentration and certificate are certified by the International Coach Federation as all-inclusive Accredited Coach Training Programs (ACTP). Learn more with our Coaching Concentration FAQ.


Organizational Management

Obtain the management tools, leadership skills and understanding of human behavior to ensure employees work together efficiently.

Training and Development

Lewis University’s Training and Development Concentration and Certificate has been recognized for the online master’s in Training and Development by Best, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% expansion in this field over the next 8 years. Enhance organizational effectiveness through training design and implementation, maximizing employee potential and aligning organizational outcomes with culture.

The concentration coursework is aligned with the Association for Talent Development (ATD) capability model. This alignment prepares students for the industry sought-after ATD certification.

Higher Education, Student Services

Learn how to successfully administer student services and the functional workings of student affairs departments.

What, When & Where

Program Type: Graduate, Certificate
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Campus Location: Online, Oak Brook

Develop your skills, talents and knowledge through courses in

  • Leadership Theories
  • Assessing Leadership Skills
  • Leading Change
  • Conflict Management
  • Planning Strategically

Life after Lewis

What can you do with a master’s degree in organizational leadership? Upon completion of the requirements, our graduates are qualified for many career options, including:

  • Program Director
  • Project Business Lead
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Network Operations Manager
  • Executive Coach
  • Leadership Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • HR Manager
  • Academic Advisor
  • Student Services Coordinator

Curriculum and Requirements

View admission requirements, program objectives, curriculum and more.


Read what industry professionals and alumni are saying about the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program.

100% Online Option

For added convenience, we offer this degree completion program in a completely flexible online format.

Accelerated and Online Certificates

Not sure if you can complete a full master's program? Enroll in a certificate program and the credit you earn can be applied to your master's degree at a later date.

  • Professional and Executive Coaching Certificate
  • Organizational Leadership Certificate
  • Higher Education Leadership Certificate
  • Training and Development Certificate

Visit the Organizational Leadership Certificates page for more details.


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