Master’s Degree

Organizational Development & Leadership (MA)

Work your way up the ladder with a master of arts in organizational development and leadership. You'll become a valued manager and leader in your organization.

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Program Overview

The master of arts in organizational development and leadership gives you an edge over the competition in today’s fast-pace business market. The program is designed to prepare the innovative business leaders of tomorrow with the skills needed to successfully manage and lead teams in an array of organizational settings.

Here, you will strengthen your communication skills and broaden your understanding of group dynamics in an effort to create a positive and ethical work environment. Take the inside track to a successful career in leadership and management with the master of arts in organizational development and leadership from Widener University.

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Admissions Requirements

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Program Highlights

As a Widener student, you will benefit from a convenient, innovative curriculum through which you will gain key knowledge, skills, and experiences for a competitive job market, centering around critical thinking, ethics, and dealing with organizational stability and change.

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Leadership Development

Our curriculum focuses on communication and leadership skills and is designed to help you move into a supervisory role. You will develop 21st century skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and socially responsible leadership.

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Working Adult-Friendly Schedule

If you are working full-time, you will benefit from our program's convenient combination of online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Explore critical issues in organizational development including leadership, communications, operations, innovation, and project management. Your education will prepare you to manage effectively and lead your organization in navigating internal and external change.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Organization Development & Training
  • Human Resources & Talent Management
  • Public Relations

More Careers

  • Organizational Communications
  • Advancement & Development

Management & Leadership

  • Develop ability to manage various organizational roles
  • Identify best practices for leadership
  • Apply ethical leadership principles

Management & Leadership (cont.)

  • Enhance ability to communicate 
  • Address accountability through sound assessment and evaluation practices

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To visit Widener is, more often than not, to fall in love with the place. To fit your timeline and schedule, we offer a variety of ways to get to know us.

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Financial Aid

At Widener, opportunities for financial aid extend to all of our students. Discover how Widener can help make obtaining your degree possible.

Next steps to apply

We strongly encourage you to meet with an academic advisor either in-person or by phone, prior to submitting your application. Once you are ready to apply, it’s easy! Complete the online application form and send us your admissions requirements.

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