Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Development Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Development will be uniquely prepared for entry or advancement in one of the fast growing career tracks of:
- Organizational Leadership
- Organizational Development
- Human Resources
Organizational leaders plan, coordinate, and lead for-profit, non-profit, and community organizations. They help organizations to seek and adapt to change. The US Department of Labor projects a bright outlook for organizational leaders.
Health Care Leadership
Leaders in health care manage, coordinate, and plan the delivery of health services across the continuum of health care. Leadership opportunities exist in hospitals, community-based healthcare organizations, long-term care organizations, primary care practices, outpatient clinics and wellness centers. The US Department of Labor projects a bright outlook for health care leadership (http://www.online.onetcenter.org, accessed on November 1, 2012). Occupations designated with a bright outlook are expected to grow rapidly in the next ten years and have higher numbers of job openings.
Human Resources professionals develop strategy for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, engaging, developing and retaining employees. They create succession management and performance appraisal systems, and ensure the talent management system is aligned with organizational goals and strategy.
Organization Development professionals use psychological science techniques to manage planned, sustainable change that aligns with the organization’s values and vision. OD professionals may practice as internal consultants in for-profit or non-profit organizations or as external consultants. The US Department of Labor projects a bright outlook for organization development.