MA in Organizational Leadership Self-Paced, Online

Brandman MyPath’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is built for motivated professionals who want to drive change from within an organization.

Self-Paced Organizational Leadership Degree Overview

The MAOL is an online learning format that is based on competency mastery. It is designed for self-starting professionals who want to use their experience to master competencies and complete their program faster.

  • Enhance possible promotion opportunities.
  • Gain career transition techniques.
  • Start any week you’re ready.
  • Move entirely at your own pace.
  • Apply military experience towards your degree. *
* Requirements vary. Consult your academic advisor for more information.


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$3200/6 months access

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Ways to Learn

Online (Self-Paced)


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Self-Paced (MyPath)
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
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

    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


      OLCU 600 Foundations of Organizational Leadership


      OLCU 601 Democracy, Ethics and Leadership


      OLCU 602 Self, Systems, and Leadership


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


      Enacting the Vision: Putting Leadership into Practice


      OLCU 613 Seminar in Organizational Dynamics


      OLCU 614 Leadership & Team Development


      OLCU 615 Leading Organizational Change


      Enacting the Vision: Putting Leadership into Practice Subtotal


      Elective Courses


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


      Elective Courses Subtotal


      Integrative Capstone


      OLCU 681 Leadership Capstone Seminar


      Integrative Capstone Subtotal


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