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Master of Organizational Leadership


Why the MOL Program?

Leading Change

Teaching leadership at St. Ambrose means introducing students to the concept of leading change – at home, in their communities, at work. Different from positional authority, people who exercise leadership are often not in charge.

Students in the program learn how to make a difference and create real change in their communities. It is this work that sets the SAU Master of Organizational Leadership program apart from others.

Learn it today; apply it tomorrow

"With the MOL, you become equipped with a skillset, things you can apply immediately: conflict management, decision making, strategic planning. All of those are lifelong skills that we are going to need to survive the business world."
–Jen McDonald, Senior Product Development Analyst, United Fire Group Insurance, Cedar Rapids

Watch Jen talk about her experience in the MOL Click here to watch

No Entrance Exam

This program focuses on qualitative skills – the people skills necessary to develop collaboration, manage conflict, and lead organizational change. A GMAT score would not be useful in determining your aptitude because it tests quantitative skills, such as forecasting, budgeting, and data analysis.

Instead, we evaluate your ability to be successful in our program in other ways. We review your work and/or community experience and ask for two letters of professional recommendation. This information, along with the official transcripts from your undergraduate work will be considered as part of the application process. Click here to learn more about the admissions process


It's important to note that the MOL program is accredited by the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business School Programs). That means the program has been rigorously evaluated in order to be recognized for exceptional, quality faculty and programming.