Program overview

Learn to be more effective, strategic and creative in complex organizational settings with Rider’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program. Whether you’re starting out, discovering a new direction or re-energizing your career, our program will provide you with the values to guide your decisions and the knowledge to transform vision into a reality.

Choose from four concentrations

Customize your studies to align with your current career or an area of interest. 

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Program requirements

Our 30-credit program can be earned in two years of study and most courses are offered in an accelerated 7 week format. Our flexible online program is tailored to fit the busy schedules of working professionals. The cohort model promotes peer-to-peer learning and helps to develop close mentoring relationships between faculty and students. 

Why choose Rider?

  • 100% online 
  • Choose from flexible start term dates 
  • Affordable online courses with a variety of financing options.
  • Extensive advisement and academic support for working adults
  • Complete your degree in 2 years or less
  • No GMAT/GRE required for admission
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Become a dynamic leader

Rider’s relevant, real-world education can be applied immediately to your life's work. Our graduates have successful careers in a range of occupations.

Common occupations include:

  • Solutions specialist
  • Assistant search coordinator
  • Career counselor
  • Family service specialist
  • Alumni affairs director
  • Human resources and marketing associate
  • Senior business process consultant

Frequently asked questions


Kellie McKinney

Assistant Professor I, Director, M.A. Organizational Leadership

Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

kmckinney [at]


Academic Focus: Organizational Leadership

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