North Central College

North Central College School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership


30 North Brainard Street

Naperville, IL 60540

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Organizational Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

Why Pursue a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at North Central College?

More and more employers are looking for leaders who have the ability to connect with people, form creative solutions, and adapt to difficult and ambiguous situations. They recognize that soft skills and traits, such as creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and time management, are vital to a leader’s success.

These skills are interwoven throughout our degree’s curriculum. Students study the principles of creativity, inclusion, talent development, and data analytics, and apply those concepts to real-world situations.

Close Faculty Mentorship

We know that our students want to grow and develop personally and professionally. We offer graduate students the online flexibility they demand with the personal touch they desire. Each student is assigned a faculty-coach who will work with them throughout the program. This coach will meet one-on-one with our students each term, helping them make new connections and grow as leaders.

Our students will see and hear from their professors online, in both video lectures and occasional synchronous sessions with classmates. They will also have the opportunity to connect and engage with faculty, classmates, and other professional leaders in person during our Weekend Leadership Conference.

Degree Features

  • 100% Online Curriculum: Flexible courses designed to fit students’ busy schedules 
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: A strong curriculum that looks to the future, covering topics such as diversity and inclusion, evidence-based decision making, innovative training and development, and leadership coaching 
  • Weekend Leadership Conference: A professional leadership conference that connects students to campus and exposes them to leadership experts, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and hands-on training experiences


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

We use a holistic approach in giving careful consideration to all credentials in an application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must have at least 5 years of professional work experience and submit a letter of intent describing how the professional work experience has contributed to your ability to perform in graduate school. We admit on a rolling admission basis, so complete your application for review as early as possible.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 789

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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