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Baker Online

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership


Matthew R. Bice, PhD

Dean of Graduate and Online Education

Your Degree in Organizational Leadership


The business world is looking for leaders. With an organizational leadership degree from Baker University, you’ll get the skills you need to be an effective, well-rounded leader—on a schedule that works for you.

Ready to advance your career? Do it from home with year-round classes and flexible scheduling. Baker University allows students to earn their degree in organizational leadership in just 18 to 22 months.

A degree in leadership prepares you for a career in any field because it helps you cultivate a broad base of knowledge and skills. The people-oriented leaders who graduate from Baker with a degree in organizational leadership are able to articulate goals and inspire success through clear communication, collaboration, and effective strategies.
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Start Your Future in Leadership

Learning doesn’t have to happen in a classroom. You can earn an organizational leadership degree at Baker University from anywhere at your convenience.

  • 100% online
  • Seven-week classes
  • No GRE needed
  • Designed for working professionals
  • Earn your degree in leadership in two years

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Program Highlights: Degree in Organizational Leadership

Here are the benefits you’ll receive with our master’s in organizational leadership:

Build coveted leadership skills. As you study ethical business practices, social responsibility, organizational diversity, group problem-solving, and innovative approaches to conflict resolution and negotiation, you’ll develop critical-thinking skills to promote creativity and teamwork.

Learn from the very best. Our program instructors are working professionals with experience in diverse fields. They have unmatched expertise in inspiring and motivating teams, setting strategic goals, and communicating mission and vision.

Flexibility for your busy life. No matter your other commitments, you can fit a degree in leadership into your schedule. Year-round classes make it simple to start whenever it works best. New classes begin every seven weeks.

Move up in your career. Hone a broad range of skills and apply them in the industry that most interests you. Your master’s in organizational leadership from Baker University will stand out on applications.

Dedicated advising. From answering your first question about returning to school to finalizing enrollment, your dedicated enrollment recruiter is your partner every step of the way. Once you’re enrolled, your academic advisor guides you through degree completion planning, course scheduling, and resources for success.

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Jobs in Organizational Leadership

Baker University graduates with a degree in organizational leadership are well prepared to lead in nearly any industry—articulating goals and inspiring success through communication, collaboration, and strategy. Many of our students have gone on to work in these positions and fields:

  • Human resources manager
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Management analyst
  • Training and development manager
  • Sales manager
  • General and operations manager
  • Military
  • Education services

Employers notice when a Baker student with a degree in leadership applies—our alumni command respect in the business community because they’ve met the high standards that our degree in leadership requires. They’ve also acquired knowledge and skills to excel beyond other leaders.


Exceptional Experiences: Master’s in Organizational Leadership

Earning your degree in leadership from Baker University will be more than great—it will be an exceptional experience that helps propel you to the future you want.

Fit courses into your schedule. Online classes to earn an organizational leadership degree are held year-round, with new classes starting every seven weeks. Choose a schedule that works for you and get going. You can do this!

Immediately use what you learn. As soon as you start your first class on fundamentals, you’ll gain valuable insights you can put into practice.

Stand out to employers. A degree from Baker University stands out to businesses that are looking for organizational leaders. It signifies that you’ve met our high standards and acquired knowledge and skills to serve as a remarkable leader.

All backgrounds welcome. We make it possible to earn an MAOL online even if you don’t have an undergraduate degree in business. Taking 6 credit hours of business essential courses before you start your MAOL prepares you for the program and gives you the confidence to learn alongside students who come from the world of business.

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Master’s in Organizational Leadership

Your degree in organizational leadership can be an affordable investment in your future. Baker’s highly ranked online programs offer a high return on investment.

In fact, Baker offers the highest return on investment of private colleges in Kansas, according to Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (2022).

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Baker Is Military Friendly

Military Advanced Education named Baker University one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses may qualify for tuition discounts.

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Meet Our Students

Organizational Leadership Grad: “I’m So Happy I Did It”

“I got to use what I learned immediately. I know that sounds corny, but, after every single class, I would turn around and use my knowledge every single day. The connections between the program and my job, in my mind, are very clear. I hope I can continue to apply the things I’ve learned to make me a better communicator with my colleagues in different areas.”

—Rachel Pacubas, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, ’17

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Examples of Organizational Leadership Degree Courses

At Baker, your master’s in organizational leadership will take you from the basics all the way to designing and implementing a leadership project.

Here, students learn from instructors who are working professionals from diverse disciplines. They also learn from and alongside fellow students who bring their own experiences and insights. Additionally, you can learn from local leaders about successes and challenges in organizational growth in courses like these:

  • Leadership Fundamentals: What’s the difference between management and leadership? Find out and create a personalized leadership development plan.
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior: Grow your skills in the human side of business—effective communication, conflict resolution, coaching and mentoring, and more.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability: Explore the balance of personal values, legal requirements, and ethical standards with equity for shareholders, customers, and audiences.
  • Maximizing Technology in Organizations: Learn more about managing product development and production, data collection and storage, and human capital.
  • The Leadership Perspective: Meet corporate and community leaders who share their philosophies of organizational growth.
  • Leadership Seminar: Conclude your studies with a leadership project that aligns with your area of interest.

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Related Programs at Baker University

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Want to earn a master’s from Baker but don’t have a bachelor’s degree yet? We also offer a Bachelor of Business Administration.


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