Master of Arts in Leadership Program Online

Master the Art of Leadership


About the Program

Whether you’re seeking to elevate your career or have already secured a leadership position and need to acquire advanced management skills, The University of Olivet’s new online Master of Arts in Leadership program provides an inspiring path to help you achieve your goals.

The online Master of Arts in Leadership program frames leadership learning as a social justice process and socially just goal, highlighting The University of Olivet’s mission of education for individual and social responsibility, while preparing graduates to be effective leaders in their organizations or communities. Designed to appeal to career-focused students who must balance school with full adult lives, the program will equip students to be daring, bold and forward-thinking leaders.

Exceptional, well-prepared students at The University of Olivet are encouraged to apply for early admission to our Accelerated Master of Arts in Leadership program. Students undertaking the combined degree program option complete graduate-level coursework as undergraduate students, enabling courses to be applied toward both degree programs.

Register For an Information Session

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Information sessions provide an opportunity for you to learn more about our 100% online Master of Arts in Leadership program. Select from the dates below to reserve your spot.

July 30: 12-1 p.m. ” Lunch and Learn: Elevate Your Leadership with AI”

“The master’s in leadership program is about creating an ecosystem that builds leaders. Relationships, trust and courage are at its foundation, just as they are at The University of Olivet.”

–Dr. Kelly Corey, Professor of Business and Founding Director of the Master of Arts in Leadership Program


The Master of Arts in Leadership program is aligned with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) 2023 Leadership Education and Development Standards and the International Leadership Association (ILA) General Principles for Leadership Programs (2021).

These concentrations may also be pursued as 15-credit hour stand-alone Graduate Leadership Certificate micro-credentials.

  • Creativity, Innovation and Change
    • Analyze complex problems and design innovative solutions
    • Use actionable frameworks and experiments to develop small wins that drive big transformations.
    • Establish team alignment and uncover what inspires and empowers team members to high performance.
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  • Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organizations
    • Lead from an ethics and productivity perspective with board and community members, volunteers and staff.
    • Learn sound fiscal practices, fundraising and revenue generation to achieve financial sustainability.
    • Champion strategic processes to maintain momentum and engagement and focus on mission and priorities.
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  • Sport Coaching Leadership
    • Analyze sport coaching leadership through the lens of sociocultural, legal and ethical issues within the sport industry.
    • Develop leadership standards for responsible, sustainable and ethical practices within the sport world.
    • Learn skills to be an effective, visionary leader of an athletic or sport organization.
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  • Fundraising Manager

    Annual Salary: $125,620 Job Growth: 6%

  • Administrative Services Manager

    Annual Salary: $101,870 Job Growth: 5%

  • Talent Agent

    Annual Salary: $128,470 Job Growth: N/A

Courses in the Program

- Leadership Theory and Practice
- Inclusive Emotional Intelligence
- Ethics in Leadership
- Designing for Transformation
- Nonprofit Leadership and Governance
- Nonprofit Financial Sustainability
- Ethics in Sport Coaching and Leadership
- Sociocultural Issues in Coaching and Leadership
- Nonprofit Leadership and Governance


Mike LazuskyContact Mike Lazusky
Director of Graduate, Transfer and Online Admission



Master of Arts in Leadership Program Online


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