Program overview

Learn to be more effective, strategic and creative in complex organizational settings with Rider’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. 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 Organizational Leadership, M.A. studies to align with your current career speciality or an area of interest by selecting a program concentration option.

Talent and Organizational Development

Gain insight into the human aspect of leadership and prepare to become a strategic professional that works effectively to develop organizations and employees (previously Developing People and Organizations). This program concentration offers insight into human and organizational relationships, creates the capacity for sound analytical judgment and the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. This concentration may also be pursued as a standalone certificate. 

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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:

  • Training and development
  • Higher education administration
  • Career Counselor
  • Institutional advancement
  • Alumni affairs director
  • Human resources
  • Social services

Frequently asked questions


Kellie McKinney

Assistant Professor I

Graduate Education, Leadership and Counseling

Bierenbaum Fisher Hall

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Academic Focus: Organizational Leadership

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