Online. On campus. On your terms.

M.A.


ORGANIZATIONAL


LEADERSHIP STUDIES

Curriculum

Here you can explore the curriculum for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership degree. Courses are designed to encourage collaboration and build applicable skills like team building, conflict resolution, and change management for you to take back to your organization.

36 semester credits are required to complete the M.A. in Organizational Leadership.

  • 24 credits in ORGL Core courses
  • 12 credits in ORGL Elective courses

How do I know if these courses are offered online or on campus?

This program is flexible – you can take classes online or on campus or both! For the most up to date information on a specific course and whether it will be offered only online or also on campus for the upcoming semester, please see Zagweb or speak with your Faculty Advisor.

Core Organizational Leadership Courses
  • ORGL 500 – Organizational Leadership (3 credits)
  • ORGL 501 – Methods of Organizational Research (3 credits)
  • ORGL 502 – Leadership and Imagination (3 credits)*
  • ORGL 503 – Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
  • ORGL 504 – Organizational Communication (3 credits)
  • ORGL 505 – Organizational Theory (3 credits)
  • ORGL 506 – Leadership and Diversity (3 credits)
  • ORGL 680 – Leadership Seminar (3 credits)

*ORGL 502 is a 3-day residency experience on Gonzaga’s campus in Spokane, WA

Organizational Leadership Electives
  • ORGL 510 – Renaissance Leadership for the 21st Century in Florence, Italy (3 credits)
  • ORGL 516 – Organizational Development (3 credits)
  • ORGL 518 – Transforming Leadership (3 credits)
  • ORGL 520- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
  • ORGL 524 – Leadership in Human Resources (3 credits)
  • ORGL 530 – Servant Leadership (3 credits)
  • ORGL 532 – Leadership, Justice and Forgiveness (3 credits)
  • ORGL 660 – Reading in Social Systems (1-3 credits)
  • ORGL 661 – Reading in Human Behavior (1-3 credits)
  • ORGL 670 – Projects in Organizational Leadership (1-3 credits)
  • ORGL 671 – Projects in Group Behavior (1-3 credits)
  • ORGL 690 – Special Topics Course (3 credits)
Organizational Leadership Domestic Immersion Electives
  • ORGL 517 – Organizational Change and Transformation (3 credits)
    • 3-day immersion experience on Gonzaga’s campus in Spokane, WA
  • ORGL 522 – Leadership, Community, Empowerment, Collaboration and Dialogue at St. Andrews Abbey in  Valyermo, CA (3 credits)
    • 5-day immersion experience at St. Andrews Abbey in Valyermo, CA
  • ORGL 550 – Team Building and Leadership (3 credits)
    • 3-day immersion experience on Gonzaga’s campus in Spokane, WA
  • ORGL 551 – Advanced Team Building and Leadership Intensive (3 credits)
    • 3-day immersion experience on Gonzaga’s campus in Spokane, WA
  • ORGL 681 – Leadership and Storytelling (3 credits)
    • 3-day immersion experience on Gonzaga’s campus in Spokane, WA
  • ORGL 689 – Leadership and Hardiness (3 credits)
    • 3-day immersion experience at Mt. Adams, WA
Organizational Leadership International Immersion Electives
  • ORGL 510 – Renaissance Leadership for the 21st Century (3 credits)
    • 14-day residency experience in Florence, Italy
  • ORGL 690 – Leadership and Accompaniment (3 credits)
    • 14-day residency experience in Cali, Colombia
International Immersion Electives offered by our sister program M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies
  • COML 506 – Intercultural Communication & International Media (3 credits)
    • 17-day residency experience in Cagli, Italy
  • COML 513 – Peacebuilding Through Dialogue (3 credits)
    • 14-day residency experience in Derry, Northern Ireland

Program information is subject to change. 

At a Glance

Credits

36

Average completion time

2-2.5 years

Cost per credit

$900

Accreditation

Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities

Location

Online or On-campus (Spokane, WA)

Admission cycles

Rolling 8 week

Immersions

One, three-day immersion required in Spokane, WA

Rankings

Top 3 Regional University in the West by U.S. News & World Report

Study Abroad & Domestic Immersion opportunities

Military, Federal Employee, Boeing Discounts