Master of Organizational Leadership

St. Ambrose University

Program Description

Master of Organizational Leadership

St. Ambrose University

Master of Organizational Leadership

If you want to learn how to make a difference and create real change at work, at home, and in your community, SAU has a program for you. Learn to lead, inspire, and bring people together through our unique MOL program, and achieve all of your goals.

Our graduates work for the U.S. Armed Forces, Exelon Nuclear, HON, Deere & Company, KONE, K-12 school districts, and city governments.

Ambrose Advantages

  • Learn To Lead Change
  • Exceptional Faculty
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business School Program

Our MOL students and professors are learning partners who, through spirited classroom discussions, jointly explore the meaning and significance of leadership. In our MOL program, you gain the skills and abilities to be an effective leader.


The Master of Organizational Leadership program is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). St. Ambrose University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

What will I learn?

Core courses include leadership theory, conflict management, strategic planning, communication in organizations, leading change, and more.

You choose your electives from a long list that includes servant leadership, the ethical and social responsibility of business, human behavior in organizations, not-for-profit sectors, and managing across cultures. That means you cater your degree to your personal and professional goals and interests.

Our 36-credit-hour program can be completed in a little over two years by taking one course per session for 12 sessions. We offer two, eight-week sessions in the fall; two, eight-week sessions in the spring; and one summer session. The class is held once a week for four hours in the evening which allows students to continue working full-time. We also offer the program in an accelerated format. You could earn a MOL in as little as 12 months.


The quality of an Ambrose education is not just an outcome, it's an experience-crafted by knowledgeable professors in every class and fostered through dialogue, not a lecture.

  • Our MOL classes average 14 students, so you get more individual attention from faculty.
  • Faculty members are equally committed to students and scholarship, with many engaged in research.
  • What you learn in class matters in the real world. In the Work-Based Action Project, students apply what they've learned to meaningful projects at work or in the community.
  • Our holistic approach to the study of human behavior, rooted both in the liberal arts and sciences and in business, also considers the ethical dimension of leadership.
  • Our program has immediate value. Learn it today and apply it tomorrow. How? Watch this video about our MOL program.


Financing a master's degree might seem daunting, but our students quickly learn that a St. Ambrose education can be affordable and worth every penny.

Tuition for 2017-18 is $840/credit hour.

Many employers offer tuition assistance. Check with your Human Resources office to determine if these benefits are available. If so, you can apply for deferred payment or contact our Financial Aid Office for more information.

The St. Ambrose University College of Business offers a limited number of research assistantships. Email the MOL Program Coordinator for an application.

If you are a veteran, admissions specialist Natalie Woodhurst can help you determine if you have benefits available and how to best invest those in an SAU education. Graduate students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester (3 credit hours in the summer) are eligible for a low-interest federal loan of up to this academic year.

Apply by going to the FAFSA website or contact our Financial Aid Office for more information.


St. Ambrose University sets rates for tuition and fees each fall. Tuition, fees, room, and board are due each semester before students attend class unless payment arrangements are made with the Student Account Services Office.

All students attending St. Ambrose University will be assessed a technology fee based upon courseload. Some courses carry additional fees.

2018-19 Fees

  • Undergraduate/Accelerated students taking 12 or more credit hours $280/yr. ($140/semester)
  • Undergraduate/Accelerated students taking 11 or fewer credit hours $140/yr. ($70/semester)
  • Graduate level students taking 9 or more credit hours $280/yr. ($140/semester)
  • Graduate level students taking 8 or fewer credit hours $140/yr. ($70/semester)
  • Online course fee $25/credit hour
  • Matriculation $75 (undergraduate only)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 17, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
USA - Davenport, Iowa
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USA - Davenport, Iowa
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