This degree is designed for mid-career professionals who desire a comprehensive understanding of administration and seek to strengthen and update their administration skills.
Are you a mid-career professional? Do you have five or more years of professional work experience? And are you looking to further your career with an advanced degree? Our Master of Organizational Leadership degree program might be perfect for you.This program is designed to help you learn a set of graduate-level skills that will assist you in achieving your professional goals. We offer coursework in administration and in a specialized emphasis area. Through the capstone experience, you can individualize your program through analysis of processes, strategies and tactics focused on your current place of employment, or a related industry.
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
In addition to University Requirements:
|Minimum Units for Completion||30|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||
Emphasis, minor, and/or certificate are required.
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Program of Study|
NAU’s Master of Organizational Leadership degree prepares experienced professionals from a variety of business, government, and nongovernmental organizations, for management and leadership responsibilities.
NAU’s organizational leadership program equips students to solve real-world organizational challenges. Students learn how to manage and strengthen the components of an organization by analyzing and applying leadership theory; by engaging diverse cultures through effective communication and conflict negotiation; by strategically planning, implementing and evaluating initiatives; and by effectively managing projects to accomplish broader goals. Students learn how to understand organizational problems, develop effective solutions and lead their implementation. The capstone course integrates program academic knowledge and leadership skills through an analysis of case studies and emphasis-driven research papers that integrate graduate-level research, analysis and writing.
Our Master in Organizational Leadership will provide you with the opportunity to delve deeply into the knowledge and skills of organizational leadership, or specialize in your personal area of interest. Students interested in a deep development of organizational leadership principles will learn how to manage information systems and human capital, engage in effective decision-making, and lead change initiatives. Students interested in specializing in their personal area of interest may choose an emphasis in:
Individual program admission requirements include:
Choose one Emphasis
Justice Studies Emphasis (15 units)
Take the following (15 units):
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.