Drawn by our program's reputation, convenience, and accessibility, Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) students graduate equipped with a comprehensive knowledge base and ethical standards for professional practice.
Our students specifically focus on leadership in two respects: advancing people and organizations – especially during challenging times – and motivating and fostering relationships with individual employees.
Through the insights, skills and knowledge they gain, they are able to discern how to move their organizations forward to accomplish significant goals, such as improving work relationships, increasing personal effectiveness, and developing healthy work environments. The MOL also provides individuals entering or seeking leadership positions the conceptual and analytical skills for making the transition to supervisory roles.
Class today; use the knowledge tomorrow
We offer topical and relevant education – often using actual workplace examples – that students can apply immediately. This approach helps prepare them to adapt when new challenges and opportunities arise.
The Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) program at St. Ambrose is an interdisciplinary graduate program of study designed to develop skills and nurture abilities for effective leadership. Graduates of the program will have taken 36 credit hours.
Effective leadership is essential to the success of any endeavor in both the public and private sectors. Businesses, government agencies, elected offices, charitable organizations, and churches – to name a few – need valuable leaders who can identify, promote, and accomplish organizational goals and objectives. In this context, MOL students will become more aware of their own strengths, attitudes, and behaviors, and the effects they have on others as leaders.
The MOL program also provides individuals currently in or seeking leadership positions with the conceptual and analytical skills necessary for successful leadership. Our program reflects St. Ambrose's commitment to promoting community service, personal growth, and practical professional training opportunities for students.
Requirements (36 credits)
Core Courses (27 credits)
- MOL 501. Leadership Theory
- MOL 515. Decision-Making and Leadership
- MOL 529. Conflict Management
- MOL 701. Planning Strategically
- MOL 540. Strategic Communication in Organizations
- MOL 625. Leading Organizational Change
- MOL 691. Dialogical Skills
- MOL 715. Leadership Work Action Project
- MOL 716. Leadership Research Paper
Electives (9 credits). Choose three.
- MOL 557. Building Effective Teams
- MOL 635. Servant Leadership
- MOL 645. International Issues in Leadership
- MOL 655. Political and Civic Leadership
- MOL 710. Ethics in Leadership
- MOL 790. Independent Inquiry in Leadership
- MOL 792. Special Topics
- MBA 615. Ethical and Social Responsibility of Business
- MBA 621. Human Behavior in Organizations
- MBA 690. Leadership Through People Skills
- MBA 731. Managing Across Cultures
- MBA 740. The Not-for-Profit Sector
- MBA 762. Training and Development
- MBA 785. Human Resource Management
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