Better Leaders, Better Organizations
The M.A. in Organizational Leadership (ORGL) challenges students to develop advanced leadership practices, personnel management, conflict resolution, team building, and communication abilities. Graduates can better perform in leadership roles, improve interpersonal relationships, and develop successful and thriving organizations. The ORGL program drives students to:
- Develop and refine their leadership style.
- Take action in their workplace and their community.
- Challenge the status quo.
Students come from different areas of the world, work in a multitude of professions, and are employed at a variety of career levels. This challenges students to learn from each other and expand their repertoire of skills.
Servant Leader Concentration
Founded on the Jesuit tradition of “people for others,” the ORGL program offers the most comprehensive study of Servant Leadership available at the graduate level anywhere. This four course concentration, grounded in the philosophy of Robert K. Greenleaf, is designed to enhance your capacity to enrich the lives of individuals and to build better organizations, systems, and communities. Find out more here.
Global Leader Concentration
As the need for global leaders with formal training increases, you will have a competitive advantage in career advancement opportunities. The Global Leadership Concentration combines online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses reinforced with short 1-2 week global immersions. The concentration is designed for mid-career or career starters in: culturally diverse work environments, international business and trade, NGO and non-profit work tied to development and social justice issues, international education, government, policy, and Foreign Service. Gonzaga is the only institution in the Northwest offering an online program with a global leadership concentration. Find out more here.
Professional & Personal Benefits
Students in the ORGL program develop skills to:
- Align others around a shared vision.
- Lead change, empower self, and others.
- Analyze and apply models for leading organizational change.
- Apply decision-making models in interpersonal, group and organizational conflict.
- Facilitate team building and lead group dynamics with people of diverse backgrounds and expertise.