Online M.A. in Psychology - Organizational Leadership 
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M.A. in Psychology

Organizational Leadership Concentration

  • Online
  • Full-Time, Part-Time
  • 1 Year Full-Time / 2 Years Part-Time

The Chicago School’s M.A. in Organizational Leadership is the psychology of leadership, providing students with strong industrial organizational skills that are highly sought after in business. Students enrolled in The Chicago School’s online programs will enjoy a transformative educational experience with the flexibility of an asynchronous program that does not have to interfere with their other […]

The Chicago School’s M.A. in Organizational Leadership is the psychology of leadership, providing students with strong industrial organizational skills that are highly sought after in business. Students enrolled in The Chicago School’s online programs will enjoy a transformative educational experience with the flexibility of an asynchronous program that does not have to interfere with their other commitments.

Guided by practitioner faculty, students will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • The psychological science of leadership
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Gender and leadership style
  • 21st century leadership models

Graduates from the M.A. in Organizational Leadership program are prepared to apply their skills to a wide range of fields and professions, including:

  • Business Management and Leadership
  • Organizational Consultation
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Government
  • Nonprofit

Combining principles of leadership, business, and psychology, students will have the opportunity to complete a Capstone Project, providing them the opportunity to apply the approaches they are learning to an authentic workplace situation.

M.A. in Organizational Leadership: Online Student Experience

Through the convenience of The Chicago School’s online programs, your life remains intact. Our online Global Student Dashboard is where you will find all of the components to successfully complete your program. There, you’ll find your coursework and assignments, interact with fellow students, and are ask questions from your instructor.

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Organizational Leadership

Reviews the principal theories of leadership and how leadership is developed. Examines leadership in the context of managing continuous change, emphasizing the challenges of multinational corporations working across cultures. Supports self-assessment as students gain knowledge in the key theories and principles of the management/leadership continuum. Reviews practices that I/O psychologists use to develop organizational leaders.

Training: Theory, Design, and Evaluation

Provides an examination of the design and implementation of effective training programs in organizations. Addresses critical areas such as conducting needs analyses of the organization, the job, and the individuals performing the job. Students learn and apply modern learning theories, principles of adult learning, and cross-cultural issues, and develop their ability to evaluate training, especially the transfer of training, to the workplace.

Organizational Attitudes and Survey Development

Reviews and integrates the extensive literature on the determinants and consequences of job satisfaction, involvement, culture, and commitment, with a focus on using this research base for organization diagnosis and intervention. Addresses questionnaire use and development, as well as other methods of measurement. Includes psychometrics in relation to survey development.

The M.A. Psychology program does not include internships or a traditional thesis option; rather, students will complete an Applied Research Project over the course of their studies that reflects their grasp of the program’s learning outcomes and their ability to integrate this learning and apply it to workplace situation or other life contexts.

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Chicago, IL 60654-1822

Students applying to the M.A. in Psychology program must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Students should ensure their resume properly highlights two or more years of post-baccalaureate work experience.
  • Essay – Please answer the following question within three double spaced typed pages (approximately 500-750 words). Essay must specifically address the program/specialization for which you are applying.
    • Psychology is a vast discipline with many career options. In an essay format, please describe:
      • Why you chose this particular program/specialization. Cite specific experiences and examples.
      • Why it is important to you to study this discipline at a school that emphasizes cultural awareness, competence, and understanding of diversity (see our Commitment to Diversity Statement).
      • Your professional career goals as they relate to this specialization.
      • Why you believe this program will assist you in reaching these goals.
  • Official College/University Transcripts
    • Students must submit official transcripts from all schools where degrees have been earned. The Chicago School requires that all schools be regionally accredited higher education institutions. Official transcripts may be sent directly from the institution or with your application for admission as long as they are official, sealed, and signed across the envelope flap when they arrive.

International Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two or more years of post-baccalaureate work experience preferred

The Chicago School is dedicated to keep our professional degree programs accessible to anyone regardless of financial status. In addition to the scholarships that may be available, our Financial Aid Department will help provide you with information to determine what financial arrangements are right for you.

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