Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Graduate Degree Program

The master’s in organizational leadership provides the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead people in an ever-changing work environment and can be completed in as few as 1.5 years. The coursework is designed to prepare professionals for a range of leadership positions and is available fully online.

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Why Should I Earn an Organizational Leadership Degree?

Gain Fresh Skills

Propel your career with a degree that prepares you for the job you want. Take courses that develop your high-level leadership and strategic planning skills in important areas like ethics, systems thinking, and social context. 

Grow for a Promotion

No matter what industry you currently work in — or where you aspire to be — this degree will prepare you to be an agile leader. You’ll be equipped for positions in senior management, non-profit administration, or to be on a board of directors.

Why Study Organizational Leadership at BVU?

Learn Completely Online

Earn your master’s in organizational leadership at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the supportive BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

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One of the things I firmly believe in is that a good leader should be the leader their follower needs. The more I can learn the more I can adapt. A truly successful leader is fluid and must adjust to meet followers where they need to be. Dr. Mary Gill (Organizational Leadership program director) pushed me to do better than I thought I could. She and other faculty helped me stay motivated and focused.

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    Organizational Leadership Faculty

    Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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    No GRE Required

    BVU does not require students to take the GRE for admission — saving you time and money. 

    Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

    With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your special education, teaching English as a second language, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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    "The applicability of the coursework to what I was doing with coworkers at the bank was phenomenal."

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