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M.A. in Organizational Leadership – Interdisciplinary Studies

Customize Your Degree. Create Your Niche with an Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Become the specific type of leader you think the world needs. Self-design your course lineup from a broad spectrum of subject areas—all taught from a Christian perspective. Your Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) — Interdisciplinary Studies program can give you practice solving problems in real-life situations. There are no GMAT/GRE requirements. You can gain advice from seasoned business professionals through the Executive Mentor Program. Regent has been ranked among top national universities by the U.S. News & World Report, 2023, and has also been ranked as a Top 10 Military Friendly® School by Military Friendly®, 2023-24. Align yourself with excellence.

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FOCUS ON YOUR PASSION IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES GRADUATE PROGRAM

Enjoy three elective courses from any school at Regent University that align with your career goals. Courses must have an obvious tie to leadership and/or organizational development. Must be approved by an advisor.

IMPROVE YOUR MARKETABILITY

Master the organizational leadership skills employers are seeking, including motivation, creativity, vision, strategic planning, and technology.

INSPIRE OTHERS THROUGH SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Gain expertise to motivate teams and confidently guide those you lead and serve.

You will learn key organizational leadership elements such as ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, strategic planning, and teamwork from our award-winning faculty.

MAOL-Interdisciplinary Studies Career Opportunities

After completing your MAOL in Interdisciplinary Studies, you can:

  • Create a plan to train and enrich your employees from orientation to executive development.
  • Apply organizational leadership elements in ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, strategic planning, teamwork, group development, technology, and organizational development.
  • Integrate a global outlook that improves cultural competence and values the commonalities and uniqueness among employees.

Career Opportunities

Administration, management & leadership in a variety of roles, based on your career objectives.

9%
Projected growth for management occupations from 2020-30 U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics, 2020

An understanding of leadership from the wisdom literature from the evolution of leadership/management thought from 1900 to the present. Leadership as a contingent/context-specific application and organizational problems that have leader- follower interaction as a cause. Cross-listed with GOV 521.
Provides an understanding of organizational structure and organizational life-cycle development. Students learn the role of the leader as an organizational architect. The course examines the role of the Organizational Development (OD) specialist and how leaders intervene in their own organizations, as well as how consultants intervene in other organizations.
Qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis that leaders and consultants use in organizations with particular attention to interview and observation.
Explores the psychological contract between leader and follower that takes any of many forms between two people or between the leader and small groups. Students study group formation and group development, as well as the intricacies of coaching, mentoring, and discipling. Students study organizational behavior and explore how OB concepts affect leadership effectiveness.
Examines organizational communication, including dyadic, small group, formal and informal communication, as well as the relationship of communication to organizational satisfaction and effectiveness. In addition, students study how communication defers in leader-member exchange and mass-communication of charismatic leader/large group interaction.
Compares and contrasts strategic thinking with strategic planning and presents the value of both. Students study the leader’s role in organizational change – creating and preventing change, as well as determining the organization’s readiness for change. In addition, students explore the reasons for resistance to change and strategies for coping with resistance.
Technology as the study of tools and methods and explores how leaders help followers interact with tools and methods to accomplish the organization’s objectives. This includes job design, human-computer interaction, understanding how new technology should cause current tools and methods to change, and how to help followers through the adoption and diffusion of the innovation process.
Synthesizes the knowledge and skills learned throughout this program. This experience may be, but is not limited to, a guided project, (i.e., designing a new organization, analyzing an existing major organizational problem and recommending solutions or developing and testing a seminar), a master’s thesis or a publishable manuscript. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. LMOL 609 is intended to serve as a practical capstone project that provides students the ability to work with the materials they have been assigned in the program and to use the skills they have acquired.  Students will need choose a mentor to work with on this project, contact them for their approval, and then, with the help of advising, sign up for their chosen instructor's section of the course.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master’s level courses only. Concentration courses taken from the other schools at Regent University are charged at that school’s tuition rate.

“Working full time made earning my business degree more challenging, but Regent was a perfect fit for me. The faculty have real-world experiences and helped me use what I was learning to think more broadly and influence decisions at the university where I work.”

Danielle Richter, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2016 Director of Marketing & Recruiting, Center for Graduate & Professional Studies, Midland University

“To pursue your degree, you do have to make sacrifices. But, you can get through it, and most importantly, you don't have to compromise your principles.”

David Segovia, MBA, 2015

“I know I've arrived where I am because of the experience at Regent. Anything that we did in class, the feasibility study, the business plan, it all came back to the ministry aspect that I always had in my heart to help orphans and vulnerable children.”

Nataliya Khom’yak, MBA, 2004 Leader, Orphan's Promise

“I felt that Regent gave me a family connection.”

Eve Taylor, Ph.D., 2016 Strategic Leadership

“The Executive Mentor Program was a game changer for me, and I strongly recommend it. My mentor and I initially focused on my professional development. With God's leading, our focus expanded to include my spiritual and leadership development. It became a holistic experience, which is why it worked. It was a phenomenal experience for me. The key is to approach it with an open heart and prayer. Be open to what God is doing in your life and the direction God is taking you. Pray to be matched with somebody who can help prepare you for where God is taking you, not someone who will help you stay where you are. Trust the process, and trust God”

Dawn Patterson, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2024 Mentee