Graduate Institute, The

Graduate Institute, The

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership


171 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Organizational Leadership

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Organizational Leadership is a 36-credit Master of Arts degree program designed for individuals who seek to create positive change in their personal life, community, and career. The program treats leadership as a profession, with skills and protocols that promote a sense of “possibility” in all organizational imperatives. At The Graduate Institute, leadership is recognized as a dynamic, creative expression of an individual’s evolving self. The M.A. in Organizational Leadership creates a context in which you can discover the qualities of authentic leadership that are uniquely yours. Colleagues are embraced as change agents – bold and creative innovators whose leadership touches on all aspects of their life. Colleagues in the M.A. program explore the art, the science, and the craft of effective leadership from a number of disciplines and ideologies. Leadership principles including trust, cooperation, co-creativity, and stewardship are examined on interpersonal and organizational scales. The program also addresses diverse community-building strategies and investigates the way that communication and language impact change and what is needed to lead change. The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is grounded in an interactive approach in which each colleague’s commitments to leadership inform the context for learning in the program. Colleagues engage in real-time initiatives that have strategic value measured in terms of real-world results. We call these breakthrough initiatives. Throughout the course of the 22 month degree program, each participant generates a high-performance “breakthrough” project that effects a lasting contribution. This approach enhances each colleague’s lifelong career as an effective leader. The program embraces leaders from the arts, education, social services, healthcare professions, not-for-profit industry, and all who are ready to take their leadership to the next level of performance, commitment, and contribution. Classes meet one weekend per month (Friday from 5 to 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm) at The Graduate Institute's campus in Bethany, CT.


The Graduate Institute is fully licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education, Board of Governors.

International Student Requirements:

The Graduate Institute will recognize degrees from foreign institutions of substantial quality and reputation. Applicants whose native language is not English must present a score of at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $428 USD

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