MA Organizational Leadership and Development – Program Features

Project Based Learning

Designed to meet the needs of both the working professional and recent graduate, Maryville’s graduate program in Organizational Leadership and Development offers two core courses one night a week to provide the flexibility you need.

Each class is a practice lab emphasizing the application of theory to professional practice in which you apply new skills and then observe the impact of your actions. You can also tailor your learning experiences for specific careers such as general management and leadership, leadership and organization development, talent management, human resources, and organization consulting.

Students in the program have multiple opportunities for professional networking with faculty, alumni, and leadership professionals. You will also progress through your courses with the same colleagues and develop multiple learning relationships.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.

Course Delivery Options

With flexibility in the scheduling, the The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Development is designed to meet the needs of both the working professional and the recent college graduate. Two core courses are offered one evening per week to provide you with the flexibility needed to balance your educational and professional responsibilities.

The program offers a rolling admission so that students can be admitted into any semester. Applications are reviewed as soon as all supporting documents have been received. For more information, please feel free to contact us, schedule a campus visit, or visit our admission webpage.


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