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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Development

Organizational Leadership and Development

As businesses, nonprofits, health care and governmental organizations confront change, they need leaders who can help them effectively manage the process. Alverno’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Development program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to help employees and organizations navigate a new path in a rapidly changing environment, using such tools as group facilitation and internal and external consulting.

Real-world education

What sets an Alverno education apart is its emphasis on hands-on learning grounded in what’s happening in the real world. Earning your master’s degree here means that you’ll be encouraged to take what you learn in the classroom and immediately implement it on the job. You’ll also benefit from the significant professional experience of our faculty members.

A portrait of two Alverno students


Jennifer Johnson (left) and Chelsey Smith (right) are graduating with a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Development (May 2019 Graduates). As a result of our program, they are starting their own consulting business.

Your success. Our priority.

Your personal and professional growth is what’s important, which is why we emphasize consistent and detailed feedback instead of letter grades. You will be challenged to reflect upon your experiences and seek ways to continually evolve. All of this will help you to develop the skills that today’s employers demand, allowing you to thrive in a competitive job market.

Who is eligible?

Qualified candidates must be engaged in a work setting in which their role focuses on assisting others to learn and develop their skills, and/or in a role that is focused on helping organizations become effective and healthy. This specialization can help advance the careers of learning center directors, human resources and organization development professionals, performance technologists, performance consultants and performance coaches. Contact us to learn more!

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