Unlock your leadership potential using self-awareness and self-improvement to bring out your personal strengths and inspire the best in your team. With a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning from the George Washington University (GW), you will concentrate on critical thinking, reflection and awareness of self and others to improve your leadership style and better understand organizational problems, develop effective solutions and lead their implementation.
The Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Learning is an innovative, academically rigorous skills-based graduate program that prepares the next generation of development professionals for broad career opportunities in diverse work settings such as public and private businesses and nonprofit organizations. It offers a practical and hands-on curriculum that covers diverse aspects of leadership, preparing you to direct individuals, teams and organizations to maximize their development and performance, and inspire their success.
GW’s Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Learning is a 30-credit master’s program and can be completed in as little as 2 years.
In the Organizational Leadership courses, students will learn topics such as the foundations of human behavior, adult learning principles, group dynamics, research methods, organizational diagnosis, strategic change, leadership development, impact of globalization on societies and organization and assessing the impact of change efforts.
Graduates of this organizational leadership and learning degree benefit from its unique focus on leadership, as well as a strong understanding of how to lead in a competitive marketplace. This interdisciplinary program also allows you to tailor learning to deliver specific skills, including:
A Master of Arts in Education & Human Development in Organizational Leadership & Learning from the George Washington University (GW) builds your skills in leadership, group processes, adult learning, organizational diagnosis and consulting strategies to help you enter or advance your career in organizations of all kinds.
These roles include some of the most dynamic positions in business today. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Services reports that training and development managers earned a median $95,400 annual salary in 2012, with jobs in the field expected to grow 11% by 2022.1 Management analysts had a 2012 median pay of $78,600 per year, with job opportunities expected by grow by 19% by 2022.2
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm
Current student Melquin Ramos (master's, organizational leadership and learning) and GSEHD admissions coordinator also presented at GW's 2nd Annual Diversity Summit. His poster explored U.S. first-generation college students' lower participation rate in study abroad engagement when compared to non-first generation students. In addition, Mr. Ramos examined the benefits of study abroad, as well as factors that discourage first-generation students to study abroad.