MA in Organizational Leadership

The MAOL prepares you for leadership positions in corporations, nonprofits and government organizations, including the military. Develop the cross-disciplinary leadership skills that are required to empower others to reach their goals.

Organizational Leadership Degree Overview

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program is targeted for professionals who want to explore leadership styles and strengthen their ability to focus on individual growth that leads to company success. Personalize your master’s degree online to focus on areas that matter to you and your career such as business administration, computer science and information systems, education, health systems administration and human resources.

  • Enhance possible promotion opportunities.
  • Gain career transition techniques.
  • Apply military experience towards your degree. * 
  • Earn your master’s degree sooner.
  • Full-time students can earn a degree in just over a year.**
  • E7 and above may earn a degree in as little as 7 classes. **
* Requirements vary. Consult your academic advisor for more information.
**Based on the average full-time civilian and military students who successfully progress through the program.

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Next Session

Fall II (Oct 29, 2018)

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Ways to Learn

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Online

Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Bangor Naval Base Kitsap
1042 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315
Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
Ft. Lewis Campus
6242 Colorado Avenue, Room B-148, Ft. Lewis, WA 98433
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Lacey Campus
1445 Galaxy Drive NE, Suite 201, Lacey, WA 98516
Lemoore NAS Campus
Bldg. 824, Suite 101, Hancock Circle, NAS Lemoore, CA 93246
McChord AFB Campus
851 Lincoln Blvd, Room 323, McChord AFB, WA 98438
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 2008, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Travis AFB Campus
530 Hickam Avenue, Bldg 249, Suite 10, Travis AFB, CA 94535
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 315, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Whidbey Island NAS Campus
1045 W. Midway Street, Room 116, Bldg. 2739, Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991
I personally know that the M.A.O.L. prepared me to be a better leader and manage multiple projects. The Brandman program enabled me to take what I learned and apply in the workplace right away.
Aimee A. | MA, Organizational Leadership, 2014
I would recommend Brandman for a quality education to anyone. I know the faculty is absolutely committed to a quality education. They’ll make sure that you’ll get what you’re coming there for, the knowledge you need.
James M. | MA Organizational Leadership, 2007

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    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

    Program Curriculum

    • The MAOL consists of four segments. The first segment consists of 12 credits related to the theoretical foundation of organizational leadership; the second segment consists of 9 credits related to putting leadership into practice; the third segment consists of 12 credits of electives to enhance the Leadership program of study; and the fourth is an integrative capstone course to reinforce the application of concepts and theories learned throughout the degree program (3 credits).

      Theoretical Foundation: The Vision, Mission & Values of Organizational Leadership
      OLCU 501 Organizational Research

      3

      OLCU 600 Foundations of Organizational Leadership

      3

      OLCU 601 Democracy, Ethics and Leadership

      3

      OLCU 602 Self, Systems, and Leadership

      3

      Theoretical Foundation: The Vision, Mission & Values of Organizational Leadership Subtotal

      12

      Enacting the Vision: Putting Leadership into Practice

       

      OLCU 613 Seminar in Organizational Dynamics

      3

      OLCU 614 Leadership & Team Development

      3

      OLCU 615 Leading Organizational Change

      3

      Enacting the Vision: Putting Leadership into Practice Subtotal

      9

      Elective Courses

       

      Twelve graduate-level credits selected by the student, in consultation with an academic advisor 1

      12

      Elective Courses Subtotal

      12

      Integrative Capstone

       

      OLCU 681 Leadership Capstone Seminar

      3

      Integrative Capstone Subtotal

      3

      Total Credits

      36

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